Burglary, vandalism, upend Tahoe house
February 20, 2003
A vacation house on the 600 block of Wentworth Lane was burglarized and ransacked by somebody who smashed a window with a brick to gain entry, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
The owner of the house, which was last visited on Nov. 23, called police on Sunday after the damage was discovered.
The officer said somebody broke dishes and furniture, damaged a stereo, drank liquor, ate food that was found molding, burned holes in the carpet, lighted toilet paper on fire, slept in beds, left condom wrappers, threw clothes around and stole two BB guns.
Neighbors reported seeing two males, described between the ages of 15 and 20 years old and wearing dark, bulky clothing, on the property.
In other news:
n A 19-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was cited and released after his 22-year-old girlfriend told police he had marijuana stashed in a glass jar on top of a counter, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
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Authorities initially responded to the residence on Thursday for a domestic disturbance call. During interviews the girlfriend reportedly made the remark. A pipe and scale were also found, the officer said.
The 19-year-old then reported his 18-year-old roommate had marijuana, the officer said. The roommate was also cited and released.
n A 26-year-old woman reported her 31-year-old roommate came into her room in the middle of the night, screamed obscenities at her, pulled her hair and punched her on the top of her head, a South Lake Tahoe police department said.
After the alleged battery, the roommate pushed her dresser on the bed, breaking glass and mirrors, the officer said. He was arrested on battery and vandalism charges.
n A 17-year-old student at South Tahoe High School was cited and released after a school security officer found 1.9 grams of marijuana in his backpack Thursday, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
n A traffic stop ended with a 40-year-old South Lake Tahoe man arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance after a bindle containing suspected cocaine was found in his 2000 Chevy pickup, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.