Hours-Long Police Standoff Ends with Convicted Santa Cruz County Felon in Custody

South Lake Tahoe, CA…Last Night, South Lake Tahoe Police were involved in an hours-long standoff in the 3700 block of Alder Ave. The suspect, 55-year-old Scott Nevin, drove up from Santa Cruz County after a search warrant was executed on his home by the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs Office. Inside, law enforcement found 43 weapons, high capacity magazines, and tactical vests with Washoe County Sheriff’s Office patches on them.

Nevin was out on bail on 50 felony charges. He also had numerous warrants for his arrest for charges including domestic violence, felony threats, intimidating witnesses and had been known to threaten to kill law enforcement.

SLTPD got information that he owned a residence in Tahoe and went to arrest him. When Nevin refused to make any contact with officers his home was surrounded and the neighborhood was evacuated for residents’ safety.

Our SWAT team, along with the Douglas County Tactical team and the Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad all responded to the scene. After multiple other attempts to contact Nevin, power was shut off to the neighborhood for a short period of time.

Eventually, SLTPD was able to establish phone contact with Nevin and he came outside. After brief struggle with law enforcement, he was taken into custody with only minor injuries.

Thankfully, no officers were injured in this incident.