Lake Tahoe man in custody on warrant |

Lake Tahoe man in custody on warrant

A Zephyr Cove man was taken into custody on Sunday for warrants accusing him of money laundering, communications fraud and theft.

Mark Sig Neuhaus, 60, was taken into custody on a warrant issued by the U.S. Attorney General’s Office in Salt Lake City, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies received a tip that Neuhaus had an active fugitive warrant.

They contacted him and his wife on Sunday afternoon on a suspicious person’s report they’d made the previous week. A background check revealed the warrant.

■ A California woman will waive her preliminary hearing and face a gross misdemeanor charge of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, her attorney said Wednesday.

Helen Ann Auth, 51, is accused of taking a car from a Gardnerville home on May 19 and abandoning it in Placerville four days later.

According to an agreement, Auth would face 60 days jail time, most of which she has already spent since her arrest on June 23.

She is scheduled to be arraigned in district court on Aug. 25.

■ A Genoa Lakes man who appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday in connection with a burglary charge was taken into custody early Thursday morning after medics and deputies responded to his home.

A Genoa Lane resident reported last month Wesley Weigand, 29, was going through their medicine cabinet.

Weigand was out of jail on his own recognizance on condition he not imbibe alcohol.

■ Two brothers claim a Gardnerville man struck one of them and tried to hit one with a scooter on Monday evening.

Ryan Joseph Lehr, 24, is in custody on misdemeanor charges of battery, assault, destruction of property and obstruction.

Lehr sought release on his own recognizance, but because he was in a fight, his request was denied.