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Posted on: August 9, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Additional Burglar Arrested at Patient to Patient Collective

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE POLICE DEPARTMENT
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Contact: Lt. Brian Williams
Phone: 530-542-6100
Fax: 530-542-6146
Address: 1352 Johnson Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, Ca. 96150

Additional Burglar Arrested at Patient to Patient Collective

On August 8th at approximately 11:30pm, South Lake Tahoe Police Officers Scott Crivelli and Cory Wilson arrested Leslie Decker, a 24-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident, for burglary. The officers were working a grant-funded DUI enforcement detail near the Patient to Patient Collective, when dispatch advised units of an alarm activation at Patient to Patient Collective. Officers arrived less than 60 seconds later and witnessed Leslie Decker crawling out the bottom of a broken glass door. Inside this broken glass door was a cement cinder block, which appeared to have been used to break the glass. Decker complied with the officer’s orders to surrender, and was arrested as he attempted to leave the building. There were no other suspects.

Officers found Decker’s bicycle lying on the ground on the east side of the building. Decker had several tools with him, including on a socket wrench, sockets, a box cutter, and screwdrivers. Decker stated his girlfriend was an employee of Patient to Patient, but would not provide a statement to investigating officers. The investigation is continuing in order to identify what items were stolen in this burglary.

On July 9, 2012, officers responded to a separate burglary at the Patient to Patient Collective. After a complete investigation, officers arrested 19-year-old Ronald “Ronnie” Gionta, and a 16-year-old suspect for the crime.

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