The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.
Saturday Oct. 20
2 p.m., Wrights Lake Road, several miles west of Strawberry – grass fire. Lake Valley Fire Protection District rolled out to help El Dorado Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service firefighters extinguish a half-acre grass fire.
6:48 p.m., 3400 block of Champlain Drive, South Lake Tahoe – burglary arrest. About $4,000 worth of computer and electronic equipment and beer were swiped from a vacation rental on Champlain Drive. Friends of Brian Malekzadeh, 32, of San Jose, Calif., were supposed to meet Malekzadeh at the home after Malekzadeh got back from sightseeing. They arrived and thought they were at the wrong house because some man they didn’t know was inside the house. The man turned out to be David Wright, a 33-year-old who lives on Champlain Drive. After neighbors identified Wright as a suspect, police got consent from him to search his home. Wright denied taking anything from the rental home, but officers found a laptop computer tucked in a closet as well as the rest Malekzadeh’s missing belongings. Wright was booked for burglary and possession of stolen property.
7:30 p.m., 500 block of Glorene Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – attempted burglary. Two young girls, age 11 and 13, were home alone when someone tried to break into their home through an unlocked window. The girls’ screams ran off the burglar. The girls did not see the person well enough to provide a description, police said.
Sunday Oct. 21
12:29 a.m., 3600 block of Terry Lane, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. Leah Deas, 19, of South Lake Tahoe, locked her door, left her front light on, and went to a Saturday night movie. When she got home about midnight, she found the light off and the deadbolt on her front door unlocked. Items worth more than $600 were missing from her apartment including a stereo, compact discs, three pairs of shoes and a necklace. Police believe the theft occurred on Saturday between 6:30 p.m. and midnight.
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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