On 10/23/14, SLTPD Officer M. Hounsell responded to 3892 Lake Tahoe Blvd, “The Trailhead Lodge” motel, in reference to a burglary that occurred after business hours in the locked, unattended front lobby of the motel. The suspect was observed on surveillance footage entering the lobby by forcing open the locked front door and stealing US Currency from the cash drawer behind the employee counter.
During the burglary, the suspect was observed on surveillance carrying a “McFlurry” ice cream container from McDonald’s. Officer Hounsell responded to the local 24 hour McDonald’s to review surveillance footage at that location. The suspect was observed on surveillance footage at McDonald’s just prior to the Trailhead Lodge burglary in the same clothes as seen on the burglary footage, eating a “McFlurry” ice cream and filling out a job application for McDonalds. Officers collected the job application as evidence and identified the suspect as Louis Fiori Jr. of South Lake Tahoe, Ca. Officers attempted to locate Fiori at the time but were unsuccessful.
On 10/26/14, SLTPD located the suspect again back at McDonalds where he was interviewed and subsequently arrested for the burglary at the Trailhead Lodge motel. At this time police do NOT believe this burglary is related to other burglaries previously reported on in the area of the “Y” (Oct 22 & 23). Fiori was booked for burglary at the El Dorado County Jail.