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Four auto thefts and one arrest in South Lake Tahoe

Tarra Sheffield
Tarra Sheffield South Lake Tahoe police

A woman has been arrested in South Lake Tahoe after a series of auto thefts, according to police.

On Sept. 11 and 12 four vehicles were stolen in the South Lake Tahoe. In each case the thief had an easy time of it because owners left keys in the ignition.

Three of the vehicles were recovered. The fourth was located with Tarra Sheffield, 21, a transient, at the wheel.

Evidence inside the stolen car linked Sheffield to one of the other auto thefts, according to police. Also found in the vehicle was what police believe was methamphetamine, heroin and drug paraphernalia.

The investigation is continuing into the auto thefts. Sheffield, who goes by the name of Tkay TheKing Hoe on Facebook, was booked on drug charges and auto theft, police said.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews