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The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.

Tuesday Dec. 18

1:47 p.m., Pine Hill Road and Rocky Point Road, South Lake Tahoe –Edisturbance. John Leo was shoveling snow from his driveway onto the street. After a nearby city snow plow operator told Leo it is illegal to shovel snow onto the street, the plow operator plowed the street and put snow in Leo’s driveway, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department said. An angry Leo allegedly threw his shovel at the plow’s windshield, cracking it, police said. Leo told police the shovel slipped and got sucked into the plow.

Friday Dec. 21

4:29 p.m., 3452 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe — auto burglary. Cash, a black nylon jacket and 10 10-ounce gold maple leaves were stolen from a 1991 Toyota four-door, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department said. The Toyota’s window was smashed between 10 a.m. and 4:20 p.m., police said. Gerald Gooch, 50, from Pollock Pines, had a total loss of $8,000, police said.

12:33 a.m., 2358 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe –Egrand theft. Mark Camburn, 42, of Tahoe Paradise, was found allegedly stealing wood in front of Long’s Drug Store and loading it into his Ford Bronco, the South Lake Police Department said. Police suspected Camburn was under the influence of alcohol.

Saturday Dec. 22

8:03 a.m., 1200 block of Jobs Peak Drive, South Lake Tahoe — burglary. A thief went through an unlocked door Thursday and took nine Christmas presents, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department said. The burglary occurred between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., police said.

1:25 p.m., 3097 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe –Esuspicious circumstances. Justin Early, 29, called the South Lake Tahoe Police Department from a liquor store phone and said unknown people were following him and attempting to kill him, police said. Early told the police the Mafia was after him and ready to throw him in Lake Tahoe because they thought he was a police officer. After police took Early to a safe place to make sure he was not being followed, they arrested him after he said he took crank, police said.

4:28 a.m., 3480 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe –Etraffic injury. A 16-year-old fell asleep at the wheel of his 2000 Dodge Neon and drifted into a traffic signal pole, the South Lake Police Department said. The Neon then took a spin and struck a 1987 Toyota pickup driven by Anthony Caravelli, 44, of Campbell, Calif., police said. Caravelli complained of an injured hand and was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital. The light post was fixed Sunday morning.

6:25 p.m., Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe –Egrand theft. Michelle Barentsen didn’t have a comfortable stay at her motel after she found $600 missing from her room, the South Lake Police Department said. The incident occurred between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Police are investigating the matter.

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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