Over the July 4-5 holiday, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported 10 arrests in the Tahoe Township.
Four of those arrests were made in the Zephyr Cove Beach area for intoxicated pedestrian and affray. The Sheriff’s Office arrested three people for driving under the influence.
The other three arrests were for a warrant, shoplifting, and defrauding an innkeeper.
Not everyone waited until the Fourth to be arrested over the four-day holiday.
Charges are pending in a traffic stop where the driver refused to get out of his vehicle, even after deputies sent the dog in after him three times.
Tilor Woodrow Smith, 37, was northbound on Highway 50 at 10 p.m. June 30 in a Nissan Sentra when a U.S. Forest Service ranger reported he was driving erratically.
The ranger attempted a traffic stop, but according to the sheriff’s report wouldn’t stop until Highway 50 and Genoa Peak Road.
Deputies arrived shortly afterward and ordered Smith out of the vehicle a score of times, including four warnings deputies would unleash the K-9.
Deputies approached the vehicle and after looking at them, Smith pulled forward 6-8 feet then stopped. That’s when deputies broke the driver’s side window. After ignoring more orders to show his hands, Riko the K-9 was released through the window and bit Smith three times. That wasn’t sufficient to get him to move, so deputies ended up dragging him out of the vehicle. He was taken to Carson Valley Medical Center for treatment before being jailed.
Smith appeared in Tahoe Township Justice Court on Monday where he was released on his own recognizance pending charges being filed. He was ordered to return to court on Sept. 19.
• A Sparks man posted bail after being arrested for felony driving under the influence on Highway 395 after deputies received a report of a reckless driver on Johnson Lane.
A deputy spotted the vehicle with Alan Kendall Osegueda, 42, turning south on 395 at around 10:50 p.m. Saturday.
Osegueda told the deputy he was driving home after a bachelor party and he thought he was on McCarran Boulevard.
A breath test revealed he had a .248 blood alcohol level. He posted bail over the weekend.
• On the morning of July 2, and again on the morning of July 3, at approximately 4:30 a.m., female guests staying at a resort in the 180 block of Elks Point Road in Stateline woke up to an intruder in their room fondling their feet.
Once the female guests woke up, the intruder left the room via the exterior sliding screen door.
In both cases, the victim’s rooms were on the ground floor, and it is suspected at this time that the suspect entered the rooms via the unsecured exterior screen door.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is actively working this investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Scott Wharton at 775-586-7253.
In the meantime, residents and guests staying in the Lake Tahoe area are reminded to secure all exterior doors to their homes-rented rooms.