The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.
Sunday, Feb. 18
3:12 p.m., 2900 block of Freel Peak Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. Someone stole two hand drills after after breaking into a detached garage. Police said the drills are worth $60. The owner told police the crime occurred between Feb. 3 and Feb. 18.
4:56 p.m., 4000 block of Greenwood Road, South Lake Tahoe – possession of controlled substance. A domestic disturbance report brought police to a residence where they found what appeared to be a bindle of methamphetamine. Officers arrested Sheryl Thomas, 41, of South Lake Tahoe, for allegedly being under the influence of a controlled substance. They booked Eric Price, who at first reportedly gave an officer a different last name, for possession of a controlled substance and presenting false identification. Police said they found the bindle on Price during a search.
11:10 p.m., 3300 block of Sandy Way, South Lake Tahoe – battery. Police arrested James Healy, a 25-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, for allegedly punching an employee of My Cousin’s Joint. The two began to argue after Healy, a bouncer at the bar, was reportedly told Sunday his work was done for the day and that he should leave. Police reported that after Healy refused to leave, the employee moved closer to Healy and the two continued to argue. Then Healy reportedly grabbed and punched the employee. Police said the employee had an abrasion that was slightly swollen over his right eye. High Sierra Patrol, a private security business, arrived at the bar before police did. The security officer reportedly told police that he used pepper spray to stop Healy from running at him. Tuesday morning Healy remained in El Dorado County Jail with bail set at $1,000.
Secret Witness offers cash rewards for anonymous tips leading to the arrest and conviction of crime suspects. Anyone with information about crimes reported in California is asked to call (530) 541-6800. In Nevada, call (775) 586-7295.
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