The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.
Thursday, Feb. 8
2:38 p.m., 3400 block of U. S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – grand theft. A 40-year-old man from Canyon Country, Calif., had a white envelop containing $1,000 in $100 bills stolen from underneath a motel bed mattress. A manager of the Best Western Timber Cove Lodge Marina Resort reportedly told police that a maintenance man entered the man’s room to fix the heater but left immediately after turning up a thermostat.
Saturday, Feb. 10
10:50 p.m., Harvey’s Resort Casino, Stateline – trafficking. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies and a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper responding to a possible drug overdose at Harveys Resort & Casino found 20 grams of methamphetamines, various drug paraphernalia and $338. The room was rented to Kimberly Jackson of South Lake Tahoe. Jackson and three friends were in the room when officers responded. No overdose victim was located. Due to the amount and consistency of the drugs, officers arrested Jackson on charges of trafficking a controlled substance.
10:50 p.m. Harvey’s Resort Casino, Stateline- trafficking. Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies and and Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper responding to a possible drug overdose at Harveys found 20 grams of methamphetamines, various drug paraphernalia and $338. The room was rented to Kimberly Jackson of South Lake Tahoe. Jackson and three friends were in the room when officers responded. No overdose victim was located. Due to the amount and consistency of the drugs, officers arrested Jackson on charges of trafficking a controlled substance.
Sunday, Feb. 11
11 a.m., 3700 block of Birch Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – vandalism. The west side of an apartment building was tagged numerous times with red, white and black spray paint. The owner reportedly told police her building was vandalized Feb. 9 between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. Police said the tagging was gang-related.
7:30 p.m., 2600 Kubel Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. An 18-year-old from South Shore noticed a backpack missing from his bedroom after he found his dog loose in the yard. The backpack reportedly belonged to the father of his ex-girlfriend. The girl reportedly told police that the backpack was only lent to the 18-year-old and that it was taken back because it was needed for a road trip. The 18-year-old and his mother reportedly told police that the person who entered their house and took the backpack was not invited. Police are still investigating the incident.
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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