Tahoe Vista man arrested, 2 WCSO deputies hurt


Patrick K. Walsh

A Tahoe Vista man was arrested Saturday on charges of battery on police officer, drug possession and trafficking.

The incident started March 10 at 10:45pm when a Washoe County sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop on Tahoe Boulevard near Winding Way in Incline Village.

“The passenger of the vehicle provided the deputy with a fictitious name and took a folding knife from his pocket against instructions from the deputy. The suspect placed the knife on the hood of a patrol vehicle then, as deputies attempted to handcuff him, the suspect fled,” deputies said.

After a short pursuit, the suspect got into an altercation with several deputies.

Patrick K. Walsh, 34, was transported to a hospital in Reno for treatment, then taken to the Washoe County Detention Facility.

Two deputies were also taken to a Reno hospital where they were treated and released.

— Lake Tahoe News staff report

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