South Lake Tahoe, CA- SLTPD increased enforcement over the weekend to deal with an influx of visitors. Many of the issues centered around a gathering of car enthusiasts organized on social media.
Officers became aware of the gathering on Thursday and added extra officers to shifts to deal with traffic law enforcement, excessive trash and unruly participants.
“We understand Tahoe is a place people want to escape during this time, but they have to be respectful of the place we call home,” said Chief David Stevenson.
The event reached its peak on Saturday. SLTPD requested help from other agencies including EDSO, and CHP.
“We added 5 extra officers to deal with people and cars,” said Lt. Travis Cabral, “We focused on traffic violations, noise, reckless driving, and large gatherings at various local business in addition to the regular summer call volume.”
Officers contacted the social media organizer several times on Saturday. The event organizer decided to cancel any events he had planned Sunday.
In total officers responded to 525 calls for service this weekend.