The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.
Tuesday Feb. 26
7:29 a.m., 2000 block of Montana Avenue, South Lake Tahoe — Justin Tormondsen, 18, hit his 39-year-old father over the head with a Jim Beam Whiskey bottle during an argument, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department reported. Tormondsen’s father then grabbed the bottle and hit his son over the head three times, police reported. Tormondsen’s father received two staples for a laceration on his head and Tormondsen was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and being drunk in public.
12:34 p.m., 1029 Takela Dr., South Lake Tahoe — disturbance. James Mavromatis, 27, from Stateline, arrived at his Job One class where he threatened his teacher and prevented her from dialing 911, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department reported. Two weeks prior to the incident Mavromatis was asked to leave class when he became upset that the teacher was talking on the phone while he was studying and subsequently knocked papers from her hand, police reported. He was arrested for trespassing, obstructing a teacher and battery.
2:23 p.m., 800 block of Alameda Avenue, South Lake Tahoe — grand theft. A Bosch router, Dewalt screwgun and two GT mountain bikes, worth $1,750, were stolen from Eric Valenzuela’s backyard shed, the South Lake Tahoe Police reported.
5:24 p.m., 1038 Emerald Bay Rd., South Lake Tahoe — grand theft. An unknown suspect stole more than $400 in a tin box from Girl Scouts selling cookies in front of Raley’s Supermarket and Drug Center, the South Lake Tahoe Police reported. The suspect is described as 13 to 14 years old, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 120 pounds and wore a black baseball cap, a blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, police reported. He rode a long skateboard to steal the money, police reported.
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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