Death in South Lake Tahoe

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On August 24, 2019, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a deceased man in the area of Sugar Pine Point in South Lake Tahoe. Mark Combs, a 64-year-old from El Dorado Hills, Ca, had been swimming as part of a local event, called out for help from the water. Rescue swimmers on personal watercraft responded to the location and retrieved Mark from underwater. Lifesaving attempts were made by emergency personal and Mark was later pronounced deceased.

An autopsy was completed and the findings of the preliminary autopsy was coronary artery atherosclerosis. No evidence of foul play was seen. Next of kin notifications have been completed.

Missing person’s vehicle located

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has located the black 2005 Infinity G35 that belongs to missing person Heather Gumina. The vehicle, which was found in El Dorado County, is being forensically processed for evidence. Heather Gumina’s current whereabouts are still unknown.

EDSO is still requesting any information or leads that can help locate Heather Gumina. Please contact dispatch at (530) 621-6600, Detective J. Sargent at (530) 642-4714 or message us with any new information.

No further information is being released at this time.

Video from use of force and arrest

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

This afternoon, it came to our attention that videos were posted on social media regarding a use of force and arrest which occurred on Sunday. Below is information on that arrest. The edited video can be viewed on at

On Sunday, July 28, 2019, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon. The suspect, Vicki Weaver, had struck her boyfriend with a crescent wrench several times. After interviewing the victim, sufficient probable cause existed to arrest Vicki.

Vicki remained inside her residence and refused to exit. The victim allowed EDSO, including a K9 handler, into the residence where they found Vicki sitting on the couch in the nude yelling at the deputies. Several canine warnings were issued and ignored by Vicki. As the deputies approached Vicki, she rushed the deputies and began striking the canine while attempting to grab his collar. She also struck the K9 handler in the face, grabbed and twisted the fingers of another deputy and attempted to grab the groin of a third deputy. At this point, the canine engaged Vicki biting her multiple times.

Vicki was taken into custody and transported to Marshall Hospital. At the hospital, Vicki remained combative and kicked a nurse. Once medically cleared, Vicki was booked into the El Dorado County Jail.