Sacto 9-1-1
June 27, 2013
Traffic stop in South Lake Tahoe ends in arrest, sap confiscation

john liska.JPGWeapons.jpgA traffic stop in South Lake Tahoe of a convicted felon from Alaska resulted in his arrest on suspicion of burglary, possession of a sap and other charges.

An officer stopped a vehicle being driven by John Liska, 34, (pictured) in South Lake Tahoe at 6 p.m.Wednesday. Another officer recognized Liska's name as a suspect in a May vehicle burglary.

In the vehicle burglary, a check was stolen, forged and passed for cash at a South Lake Tahoe bank. Liska was arrested.

According to authorities, a search of Liska and his vehicle turned up a stolen firearm, ammunition, metal knuckles, an illegal spring-loaded knife and a sap, described by police as a flat, leather covered lead rod (pictured).

Police said it is against the law to possess a sap in California.

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