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

Saturday Oct. 13

11:15 a.m., 100 block of Kahle Drive, Stateline – domestic violence. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies arrested Paul Maslow, 50, of Stateline, on suspicion that he attacked a 33-year-old woman. She told a deputy that Maslow jumped on top of her and choked her with both hands. She said she bit him in the chest while he choked her. She said Maslow then put her in a full nelson and gouged her right eye. Maslow told a deputy that the woman provoked the fight, bit him and then he pushed her into a dresser.

9:20 p.m., U.S. Highway 50 and Pharris Lane, Marla Bay – possession of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies stopped a white 1990 Plymouth Acclaim going 65 mph in a 45-mph zone. The driver, Joseph Rusting, 38, of Sun Valley, Nev., told a deputy that he was speeding to get medical care for his passenger, Kerri Knight, 33, of Sparks, Nev. Rusting said she had a migraine because she was allergic to tomatoes and had unknowingly ate one at a Burger King in Carson City. A deputy soon found a bag of methamphetamine on the front seat. A complete search of the car turned up a scale, glass pipes and a plastic straw. Rusting and Knight were booked for trafficking a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Rusting was booked for speeding and driving with a suspended license. Knight was also booked on suspicion of possessing prescription drugs without a prescription.

10 p.m., parking lot of Kahle Community Center, Stateline – vehicle burglary. Someone broke into a white 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva and stole five compact discs and the checkbook of Marisela Gomez, 31, of South Lake Tahoe. The crime took place on Saturday between 6:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Deputies reported no signs of forced entry and the car was locked when Gomez noticed her belongings missing.

Wednesday Oct. 17

8:21 a.m., 2300 block of U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – illegal camping. Gregory Abel, a 38-year-old transient, was ticketed for sleeping in the woods about 100 yards north of Motel 6. Abel was the second illegal camper kicked out of the woods by police on Wednesday.

8:48 a.m., 1184 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe – fraud. A manager of Sunshine Inn called police this week to report a credit card scam in June. Donald Kelleher, 74, told an officer that two people stayed at the inn for a week and paid for the bill with an invalid credit card. Loss for the inn was $350.

6:46 p.m., 1100 block of Glenwood Way, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. Baseball cards and coins worth $4,000 were stolen from a family storage unit. Daniel Preston, 26, of South Lake Tahoe, and Gert Lehman, 55, also of South Lake Tahoe, owned the collectibles.

Thursday Oct. 18

3 a.m., 751 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe – possession of illegal drugs. A South Lake Tahoe man was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana and cocaine. An officer arrived at the Washoe Motel after a woman from Dale Vogelaar’s unit called 911 and hung up. At the motel, the woman told the officer that Vogelaar was on parole and had just used illegal drugs. Vogelaar was on parole for grand theft, police said.

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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