SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people last week in connection with a string of burglaries throughout El Dorado County in the past two months.
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Craig Ivan Adams, 30, and Katy Kelly Manoff, 26, were arrested about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, following a traffic stop at the corner of Third and Eloise avenues, said Lt. Les Lovell.
“Their arrests conclude a two-month investigation into pattern type daytime residential burglaries of occupied residences in El Dorado County,” Lovell said in a statement. “Both Adams and Manoff have significant criminal histories with prior felony convictions.”
Sheriff’s officers think the pair is responsible for at least 18 residential burglaries, including four in the Meyers area, three in South Lake Tahoe, three in Pollock Pines, three in Cameron Park and Shingle Springs, two in Greenstone Estates on the West Slope, one in Camino, one in Granite Bay and one in Incline Village.
Adams and Madoff had been living at the Washoe Motel on Emerald Bay Road for the past two months, Lovell said.
During a search of their motel room Wednesday, deputies discovered cash, stolen property, loaded firearms, illicit drugs and documentation indicating the whereabouts of pawned and sold stolen property, Lovell said.
Lovell thanked the community for numerous tips they received regarding the burglaries, but encouraged people to remain vigilant about their personal property and suspicious activity.
The pair is associated with a significant number of unsolved burglaries in the county, but not all of them, Lovell said.
Both Adams and Manoff were listed as “in custody” at El Dorado County’s South Lake Tahoe Jail Thursday afternoon. It is not known if they have retained attorneys.
Bail has been set at $100,000 for Adams and $55,000 for Manoff, Lovell said.
For further information regarding West Slope burglaries contact Detective Rich Horn at 530-642-4715. For more information on Tahoe area burglaries contact Detective Matt Harwood at 530-573-3015.
Story by Adam Jensen, Tahoe Daily Tribune