The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.
Wednesday, May 15
10:15 p.m., Harveys Resort Casino, Stateline — obstructing an officer. Underage drinkers Scott Westfall and Paul Sanchez were in a patrol car after being detained by casino security guards for causing a ruckus, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department reported. While attempting to transport Westfall, 18, to his Stateline home, Sanchez bolted from the car and ran 200 feet before being tackled by an officer, deputies reported. Sanchez, 18, from Fair Oaks, Calif., received abrasions to his face and forearm, deputies reported.
Friday, May 17
6:57 p.m., 3000 block of Pentagon Road, South Lake Tahoe — burglary. Josh Alex, 23, had $1,587 worth of possessions stolen, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department reported. Seventy compact discs, a disc case, Nike sunglasses and a duffel bag were some of the items taken by an unknown suspect, police reported.
Saturday, May 18
5:16 a.m., 3000 block of Larch Avenue, South Lake Tahoe — vandalism. Three cars received a total of five slashed tires by an unknown suspect, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department reported.
10 p.m., Caesars Tahoe, Stateline — battery. Stephen Kenny, 30, from San Jose, approached a family of eight after a casino security guard declined his invitation to brawl, the Douglas County sheriff’s Department reported. Kenny allegedly struck three male members of the family and fled authorities before being captured, deputies reported.
Sunday, May 19
9:24 a.m., 1000 block of Julie Lane, South Lake Tahoe — theft. While Mary Prater, 74, was checking out a neighbor’s garage sale, an unknown suspect entered her house and stole her purse containing $500, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department reported.
4:01 p.m., 600 block of Gardner Street, South Lake Tahoe — suspicious circumstances. An unpinned, rusty grenade was found by Christopher Maxwell, 23, while he was digging in a frontyard flower box, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department reported. The Douglas County Bomb Squad was notified and took care of the device, police reported.
Monday, May 20
11 a.m., 1175 Melba St., South Lake Tahoe — burglary. James and Lisa Cohn, of Rolling Hills, Calif., had their bike rack stolen sometime during the night they arrived at Tahoe Valley Campground in their motor home, the El Dorado Sheriff’s Department reported. Two mountain bikes and the rack, totaling $1,050, were taken, deputies 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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