One suspect arrested in connection with vacation rental burglaries

By From page A10 | August 16, 2013

One man was arrested on Aug. 13 in connection with burglaries and another man is wanted in South Lake Tahoe for allegedly stealing a motorcycle.

Around 9 a.m. Tuesday, SLTPD officers noticed a man standing next to a motorcycle while they were investigating an unrelated case on Elwood Avenue, a press release stated. The officers noticed the man walking away from the motorcycle after he saw the officers. A motorcycle had been stolen in a July residential burglary.

After they finished business on the unrelated case, neighbors told the officers that the man had been acting suspiciously and had fled once he was out of view of the officers, running to a residence on Armstrong Avenue. Upon further investigation, officers determined the motorcycle was the same one stolen in the burglary.

Officers, assisted by El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies, responded to the Armstrong residence. They received no answer to the door. They obtained a warrant and, during the service of the warrant, recovered items they confirmed as having been stolen during several recent vacation rental burglaries.

Eric Beaman, 26, was arrested at the residence on suspicion of possession of stolen property. He was, however, not a suspect in the stolen motorcycle case. The suspect, who has since been identified by officers, was not at the Armstrong Avenue residence during the service of the warrant. They are seeking an arrest warrant, and as such, his identity has not yet been released.

SLTPD urges any victims of recent vacation rental burglaries or anyone having information regarding investigation to call SLTPD at 530-542-6100. Information may also be forwarded to the South Lake Tahoe Secret Witness Program at 530-541-6800 or to SLTPD detectives via Facebook at

Cole Mayer

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