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Trial not been set for Truckee man accused of rape

October 31, 2019

A trial has not yet been set for a rape case involving 46-year old John Melvin Carson, prosecutors said Thursday. Deputy District Attorney Ed Grubaugh said he expects the case will move toward a trial....


Camp counselor in Truckee faces lewd acts charges

October 22, 2019

A Truckee man accused of touching girls at a camp where he was training was free on bond Thursday after making his $105,000 bond, authorities said. Joshua David Solt, 29, faces three counts of lewd...







Truckee Police arrest man on felony probation for fraud

September 12, 2019

Officers from the Truckee Police Department were dispatched to an address on Schussing Way Sunday, regarding a possible tenancy dispute. During the investigation, officers discovered one of the involved parties, Lancelot Ledwick, 30, of Castro...


Wreck leads to DUI arrest near Tahoe City

August 16, 2019

A driver was taken into custody last week and charged with driving under the influence following a Squaw Valley Road wreck, the California Highway Patrol said. The driver has been identified as 29-year-old Douglas Hewitt,...


Truckee nurse faces felony accusation over Botox injections

August 14, 2019

A Truckee nurse faces accusations that she gave Botox and other injections to patients without them first receiving consultation from a doctor, a Nevada County prosecutor said. Christine Ruffner Geis, 56, is charged with a...




UPDATE: Manhunt ends; authorities make arrests

July 26, 2019

UPDATE: Monday 7:40 a.m. A chaotic afternoon that involved a manhunt and five-hour closure of a highway on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore due to a bomb threat has come to an end. As of Friday...