Spike in South Lake thefts from vehicles
March 8, 2017
A rash of thefts from vehicles in late February led the South Lake Tahoe Police Department to issue a reminder Thursday about the importance of locking vehicles.
The department received nine reports of thefts from vehicles between Feb. 20 and 25, according to a press release. Six of the reports were in the Tahoe Island area. The majority of the vehicles were reportedly unlocked.
In addition to the thefts, two vehicles were reported stolen on Feb. 24.
A 2010 Nissan Altima stolen overnight from the 1100 block of Herbert Avenue was eventually recovered.
Authorities are still looking for the second vehicle, a 2009 silver Subaru WRX with Nevada license plate 746LLW. The vehicle was stolen from the 800 block of Michael Drive. It has a dent on the driver-side front bumper as well as mounts for a roof rack.