Submitted by paula on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:50pm
4:55 pm update - It has just been reported by the Washoe County Coroner's Office that a second victim in the accident has died. Munoz passed away Wednesday afternoon.
An accident on Tuesday between a car and a big rig on Highway 50 near Dayton, NV has claimed the life of 18 year old David Arroyo Lamas.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:25pm
Southbound State Route 28 near Hwy 50 is closed Thursday night due to a broken water main.
It is reported that the water main developed a leak and created a big hole in the pavement.
Crews are working to try and get the road opened by Friday morning.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:43pm
A hiker in the area of Cascade Lake reported seeing a floating body on the lake Wednesday afternoon. The Lake Tahoe local woman was hiking on the north east side of Cascade Lake near the shoreline when she thought she saw a body float up towards the surface and then sink down and out of view.
El Dorado County Sheriff's Search and Rescue volunteers and CALSTAR responded to the vicinity of the sighting but did not find any evidence of a floating body.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and League to Save Lake Tahoe are joining other local groups and individuals in applauding the decision today in Federal Court to uphold the Lake Tahoe Regional Plan. U.S. District Court Judge John Mendez found that the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency acted properly in its Dec. 12, 2012 approval of an updated regional plan for the Tahoe Basin.
These Tahoe Regional Plan will guide all aspects of land management, development and planning in the Tahoe Basin for the next 20 years.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:53pm
Submitted by paula on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:12pm
In order to be trained and prepared to handle active shooter situations, the South Lake Tahoe Police and Fire Departments took part in exercises at Lake Tahoe Community College on Thursday, April 3. They will continue the exercises on Monday at Tahoe Valley Elementary.
Both training sessions take place at school campuses that are on Spring Break so students and classes are not disturbed. The purpose of the exercises are to give the departments an opportunity to work together in order to be prepared should an active shooter incident take place within the city limits.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:29pm
The driver of the motorcycle involved in the March 22 accident that killed South Lake Tahoe resident Audrey G. Rugamas has died of his injuries.
20 year old Andrey Gallegos of Sparks, Nevada was taken off life support on March 30. He suffered major injuries in the accident which occurred at the corner of Roop and Fairview Streets.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:50am
Three Placerville 18 year olds have been arrested in connection with three auto thefts that took place in South Lake Tahoe between 7 p.m. March 31 and 11 a.m. April 1. The trio is also suspected in stealing contents from other cars as well.
Brian Barnes, Elija Kidwell and Sean Murphy were arrested and book into El Dorado County Jail on felony charges of auto theft, possession of stolen property and conspiracy for at least one of the auto thefts and to some of the property thefts.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 9:17pm
Though late season storms have helped skiers and boarders enjoy Lake Tahoe resorts a bit longer, the snowpack measured at 38% of normal today during the monthly test at Echo Summit. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR)reported a statewide average of just 32% of average.
Surveyors from DWR trekked to several monitoring stations as they do annually to measure the water content in snow, as well as depth, to try and pinpoint the state's water supply this summer.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 03/29/2014 - 5:45pm
A man living in Pollock Pines called 911 at about 3 p.m. Saturday, saying he was going to blow up his house. As El Dorado County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the home in the 6000 block of Pony Express Trail they heard an explosion. The residence was engulfed in flames and a male associated with the house was detained according to EDSO.
The unidentified male was transported to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 03/28/2014 - 4:14pm
Stateline casinos took in $14,741,363 in February, 2014, which is down 9.51% from the same month a year ago.
The State Gaming Control Board reported today that the gross gaming win in Nevada for February was $926,083,897. The statewide gaming win, computed before business expenses and taxes, is down 13.71% from February of 2013.
The biggest loss was experienced by the casinos in North Lake Tahoe where revenues dropped 22.18% and on the Las Vegas Strip where they saw a drop of 20.17%.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:37pm
Law enforcement officers served warrants Thursday at Sierra Tahoe Ready Mix on Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe as well as a related residence as part of a fraud investigation into the issuance of false or fraudulent documents relating to government construction contracts.
Personnel from the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and El Dorado County District Attorney and Sheriff's Offices took in evidence as a result of the warrant.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:55am
A 21 year old South Lake Tahoe woman involved in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night in Carson City has succumbed to her injuries according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. Audrey G. Rugamas was taken off life support on Wednesday, March 26. Ms. Rugamas had received severe injuries in the accident which also injured the motorcycle's driver, 20 year old Andrey L. Gallegos of Sparks, NV. An update on his condition has not been released.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 03/25/2014 - 3:38pm
The scheduled renovations at the South Lake Tahoe office of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) have been postponed until a future date. They are alerting local customers that the work will not go on March 26 - April 1 as planned because of weather conditions.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 03/25/2014 - 9:22am
A lawsuit brought against the Lake Tahoe Visitor's Authority (LTVA) and Pyro Spectaculars may put an end to the decades old 4th of July fireworks tradition in South Lake Tahoe.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 2:34pm
Enjoy the mild weather in South Lake Tahoe on Monday as change is coming soon.
A cold front located over the Pacific will move into the Sierra on Tuesday with wind gusts Tuesday afternoon into evening reaching 45 mph in valley locations and ridge gusts up to 100 mph. These winds will result in choppy lake waters and blowing dust on I-80 and highways 50 and 95.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:50pm
One South Lake Tahoe woman was careflighted to Renown Medical Center in Reno on Saturday night after the motorcycle she was a passenger on collided with a truck in Carson City.
The Nevada Highway Patrol(NHP) was called to the scene of a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Roop and Fairview Streets at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 22.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:29pm
Two people remain critically injured after a motorcycle crash Saturday night in Carson City, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The names of the victims have not been released but the passenger of the unregistered green 2007 Suzuki motorcycle is a 21-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman and the driver, 20, is from Nebraska, said NHP Trooper Dan Lopez. They were flown separately to Renown Medical Center in Reno.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:24pm
A Fallon, Nevada man was arrested in El Dorado County on Wednesday evening after he allegedly held a semi-automatic handgun to a 15 year old's head, threatening to kill him.
Sheriff's officers were called out to Spruce Street in Pollock Pines on a report that shots were fired and people where arguing about a gun.
When deputies arrived, they identified a 15 year old male subject who reported that he had been thrown to the ground by Lawrence Stone of Fallon. Deputies reported that Stone fired multiple gunshots but nobody was injured.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 5:16pm
El Dorado County Sheriff's Search and Rescue teams were called out twice on Friday evening, once to the Cascade Falls area and the other to Vikingsholm.
The first call came in just before 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15. Two women from Illinois were hiking near Cascade Falls and became lost. They called 911. While waiting to be located, the women came across other hikers who assisted them in returning to the camp ground where they were met by Search and Rescue at approximately 6 p.m. No injuries were reported.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:44am
A 24 year old Gardnerville, NV resident was found kneeling face down in a creek at Lampe Park on Monday morning. He has been identified at William Murphey Sheerin.
At 8:21 am, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a body found by Park Rangers. Sheerin's cause of death is suspected as drowning, however final cause will not be determined until after the autopsy and toxicology reports have been completed.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:29am
Four people, including two locals, were arrested on Friday night during Shoulder Tap Decoy Operations at South Lake Tahoe stores that sell alcohol.
On March 15, 2014, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department (SLTPD) arrested Stevie Smith, a 23 year old from Pasadena, Harvey Hampton, a 58 year old from South Lake Tahoe, Charles Kerr, a 72 year old from South Lake Tahoe and Hamza Salmi, a 32 year old from San Francisco. As of 10 p.m. Friday, 522 people had been arrested statewide during the largest decoy operation in California's history.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 03/15/2014 - 9:59pm
Crystal blue skies and a bright yellow sun shone down on the golden girls of Lake Tahoe Saturday as the communities of Meyers and South Lake Tahoe turned out in force for a welcome home parade.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:37pm
Drivers along Highway 50 between South Lake Tahoe and Sacramento this weekend will see an increased presence of law enforcement in an effort to reduce fatalities on the roadway.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have extra officers on the road as part of their zero tolerance enforcement operation. They will be targeting aggressive drivers, drivers using unsafe speeds and those making unsafe passing and lane changes.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 8:29pm
Several tablets were stolen from the Carson Valley Game Stop on February 8, 2014. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office released a photo of the suspect today in hopes of the public being able to identify him.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 4:27pm
10:20 pm update: The Nevada Highway Patrol has reported that 26 of the 66 cows on board the truck were killed in the accident. An initial investigation has determined that the driver of the cattle truck is at fault and failed to yield at a traffic light when the truck collided with a Subaru driving through the intersection, NHP Sgt. Gabor Visnovits said. The cattle truck driver was transported to Renown where it is reported that he had injuries to his upper extremities. No other injuries were reported. The road was expected to be opened by 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 9:04am
Two women were found deceased inside a house fire in Placerville on Friday morning. El Dorado County Fire responded to the house fire on Rose Lane at 5:48 a.m. Upon extinguishing the fire they found the women inside. The Coroner's office has determined that their cause of death to be gunshot wounds.
62 year old Carol Hague and 58 year old Crystal Ann Ward have been identified as the victims.
Arson investigators responded to the scene along with Coroner and Sheriff’s Office investigative personnel. An investigation is continuing into the fire and the deaths.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:24am
The deadline to turn in all required paperwork in the El Dorado County Supervisor race for District 5 is Friday, March 7 at 5 p.m. So far six candidates have provided their "SOQ" Statement of Qualifications. A seventh candidate, Michelle Sweeney, has taken out papers and may still turn them in before Friday's deadline.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 5:47pm
Pleasanton-based Safeway has reached a preliminary deal to be sold for more than $9 billion to the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and several other supermarket chains.
After a less than stellar net earnings in the fourth quarter of 2013, Safeway had announced in February that they may be looking for a buyer.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 9:20pm
An era comes to an end on April 1 when the Horizon Casino Resort on the south shore of Lake Tahoe closes for renovations.
The resort was the one time local showcase of Elvis Presley and Liberace when the casino operated as Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe. In 1990 Del Webb sold the property to Kentucky based Columbia Sussex Corporation for $19 million.
Columbia Sussex owners, the Yung family, are the current operators under the corporate name, LV Casino LLC. Their lease ran out and long time Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley ranchers, the Park family, will take control after March 31.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:59am
With support from California Proposition 84 stormwater grant funds, the Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD) is leading the effort to measure pollutants in urban runoff at Lake Tahoe to help evaluate the combined effectiveness of pollutant control measures and consistently track and report monitoring findings. This effort, known as the Regional Storm Water Monitoring Program (RSWMP) is a collaborative program supported by regulatory agencies, local government representatives, and scientists in the Lake Tahoe region.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 03/01/2014 - 9:18am
In order to keep you informed, your police department will be compiling a monthly “Report to the Community.” This report will provide the latest information about crimes and give some crime prevention tips that might help us be a safer and more secure community. In January, we completed our annual Uniform Crime Report. Details about the Uniform Crime Reporting system along with searchable databases about crime nationally, in California, other cities, and South Lake Tahoe can be found at http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr
Submitted by paula on Fri, 02/28/2014 - 8:04am
Casinos at South Lake Tahoe saw a 12.43% drop in gaming profits for the month of January, 2014 according to a report released today by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
The Stateline casinos took in $14,698,597 in gaming-related profits or "win" in January, down from the prior year's $16,784,196. Their fiscal year to date change is a decrease of 3.44% with $136,138,827 in gaming revenues.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:35pm
Tatiana Leibel, 50, has been arrested for the murder of her husband, Harry Leibel of Zephyr Cove.
On Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 11:00 am, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to 452 Kent Way, Zephyr Cove, NV for a report of a male who had shot himself.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and met with Tatiana Leibel who stated her husband, 64 year old Harry Leibel had shot himself. Tatiana stated she and Harry were the only people in or at the house at the time of the incident.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:49pm
The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board has approved a grant of $704,000 to the Truckee River Watershed Council for three watershed restoration projects that will correct detrimental impacts to streams and meadows from roads and historical logging activities.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:05pm
A shooting Wednesday in the Bijou area of South Lake Tahoe led to the arrest of 22 year old Angelo Anderson.
Police officers responded to multiple reports of a man discharging shots at a moving vehicle as it traveled on Fawn Way, which is located between Highway 50 and Glenwood Way.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 02/14/2014 - 7:37am
You've seen ads to buy or sell belongings, but the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) has now developed a way to buy or sell development rights of property.
There is now an online marketplace for property owners, realtors and land banks to use to increase the environmental improvements that come from transferring commonly-traded development rights in the Lake Tahoe Region.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 6:00pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Lake Tahoe-area man accused of bilking 11 investors out of $3.6 million in a fraudulent scheme to buy a Douglas County golf course has pleaded guilty to 24 federal charges, including wire fraud and money laundering.
U.S. Attorney Dan Bogden says 55-year-old Scott Summerhays of South Lake Tahoe, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Reno.
From 2008-10, prosecutors say Summerhays told potential investors he was purchasing Genoa Lakes Golf Club near Gardnerville for $17 million.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:08pm
A 15 year old South Lake Tahoe teen is in stable condition today after being struck by a car, dragged through an intersection, and left in a snow bank at the corner of Washington and Third Streets on Monday evening. The suspect, a male driver, left the scene in a white or off white subaru.
His mother, Aisha Sequoiyah, spoke to SouthTahoeNow.com today from Renown Medical Center in Reno. She said her son Abiyah is doing okay and is undergoing cognitive tests today to determine that there is no brain damage. She hopes he will be released later today.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 02/09/2014 - 9:37pm
During the week of January 31 to February 6, 2014, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to 174 calls.
Calls Resulting in Arrests:
Petty theft in the 3700 block of Aspen
Driving on a suspended license at the corner of Alameda & Harrison Avenues
DUI at the corner of Chonokis & Rocky Point Roads
Under the influence of drugs in the 3600 block of Lake Tahoe Blvd
Auto Theft in the 1200 block of Beecher
DUI in the 0 block of Montreal
Drunk in Public at the corner of Ski Run Blvd & Mackedie Way
Submitted by paula on Sat, 02/08/2014 - 12:30am
A measure to advance environmental restoration and forest management activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin yesterday passed out of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The legislation would reauthorize the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act, originally passed in 2000, which has helped advance one of the most comprehensive watershed restoration programs in the nation-the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program, or EIP.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 1:13pm
The Douglas County Sheriff's Department has reported that an 18 year old snowboarder from Fountain Valley, CA died at Heavenly Ski Resort on Tuesday, February 4.
Ski Patrol was called when Wyatt James Colvard was found lying in the snow, unconscious and having difficulty breathing. They transported him to Boulder Lodge. When Tahoe Douglas Paramedics arrived at the lodge they began advanced life support. Colvard succumbed to his injuries.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 11:41pm
During the week of January 24 to January 30, 2014, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to 150 calls.
Calls Resulting in Arrests:
Warrant served in the 2500 block of Bertha Ave
Spousal Abuse in the 2000 block of 10th St
Drug Offense in the 0 block of Emerald Bay Road
DUI at the corner of Friday and Lake Tahoe Blvd
Drunk in Public in the 1000 block of Lake Tahoe Blvd
Petty Theft in the 1000 block of Emerald Bay Road
Unlicensed Driver at Tallac and Lake Tahoe Blvd
DUI at Lakeview Ave and Lake Tahoe Blvd
Submitted by paula on Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:54am
A Wednesday night house fire in South Lake Tahoe has turned into a criminal investigation.
South Lake Tahoe Police officers and fire fighters responded to a residential fire in the 1100 block of Long Valley Avenue at 6:10 pm. They found the home fully engulfed in flames with fire starting to spread to nearby trees, though they were able to contain the fire to the area of the burning home. It appears the house is likely to be a total loss.
The house has received the attention of the police and fire department prior to Wednesday night's fire.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:25am
Crime log excerpts from the Douglas County Nevada Sheriff's Department, Lake Tahoe Subdivision
1/11 - A purse stolen from a slot machine area at Harrah's Tahoe led to the arrest of Eric Beaman and Marcus Tillman on an assortment of charges including possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of hypodermic needles and conspiracy to commit a crime.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:39pm
During the week of January 16 to January 23, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to 151 calls.
Calls Resulting in Arrests:
Drunk in Public in the 2500 block of Lake Tahoe Blvd
Trespassing in the 2700 block of Oregon Avenue
Spousal Abuse in the 3900 block of Lake Tahoe Blvd
Auto Theft at the Airport
Drunk in Public in the 1100 block of Ski Run Blvd
Hit & Run at the corner of Tata and Lake Tahoe Blvd
Driving on Suspended or Revoked License at the corner of Echo & Primrose
Warrant served in the 2800 block of Oakland Avenue
Submitted by paula on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 9:16am
Monday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. West wind around 5 mph.
According to the National Weather Service, the Lake Tahoe region should expect rain and snow this week, though temperatures will remain mild.
Monday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. West wind around 5 mph.
Monday Night - A 20 percent chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday - A 20 percent chance of rain before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:31pm
The El Dorado County District Attorney's Office cleared South Lake Tahoe City Councilwoman Angela Swanson of any criminal wrongdoing in a letter sent to the City Council.
No public announcement was made to the media and the DA's office hasn't responded to a request by SouthTahoeNow.com to see a copy of the letter.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:55pm
A mid-day car crash on Monday led to the arrest of a couple out of San Mateo, CA on charges of hit and run, conspiracy to commit a crime, and transportation/sales of methamphetamine.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:58pm
3:56 pm update - The suspect, James Michael Valero, was found walking in the area of Fourth and South Streets and arrested. Officers responded to a citizen's tip and they found Valero.
The South Lake Tahoe Police Department is seeking an arrest warrant for James Michael Valero on three felony counts and one misdemeanor count following an attack Tuesday night on a 92 year old World War II veteran.