The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.
Wednesday Oct. 10
9:33 a.m., Al Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe – drunken driving, arson. Police arrested William Bradford, 27, of South Lake Tahoe, on suspicion of drunken driving. Police said after Bradford was released from jail he bought road flares at an auto parts store, lit them and stuck them in a standing blue postal service mailbox on Al Tahoe Boulevard. Police believe Bradford saw an officer put his DUI blood samples in the mailbox. Officers tracked the flares to Bradford through a credit card. A person who bought oil at Napa called police after he heard from employees that someone had just bought flares at the store. Police arrested Williams at his home, which is at the 3600 block of Larch Avenue.
Thursday Oct. 11
7:15 a.m., Horizon Casino Resort, Stateline – possession of marijuana. A Douglas County sheriff’s deputy cited a 25-year-old from Antioch, Calif., for possessing 12 grams of marijuana, a marijuana grinder and a pack of rolling papers. Ben, a Douglas County sheriff’s K-9, located the marijuana in Anthony Curella’s jacket. Because of the law changed Oct. 1, which reduced possession of less than an ounce of marijuana from a felony to a misdemeanor, Curella was ticketed and released.
9:45 p.m., Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline – grand theft. Joseph Bithorn, a member of “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah – A Tribute to The Beatles starring Rain,” told Douglas County sheriff’s deputies his orange hat disappeared from stage right of the South Shore Room. Bithorn valued his three-corner hat at $500 to $1,000. It was made out of orange spandex, silver trim and silver sequins.
Friday Oct. 12
6 p.m., 2000 block of Piute Street, Meyers – domestic violence, drug possession. El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested Jeffrey Raynor, 39, on suspicion of domestic violence after a woman reported the crime. As Raynor packed some of his belongings at a house he was forced to leave, a deputy spotted drug paraphernalia on his nightstand. The deputy booked him for possessing a scale, baggies and a small amount of methamphetamine.
10:45 p.m., Caesars Tahoe, Stateline – assault with a deadly weapon. Brass knuckles left William Padaul, 26, of Renton, Wash., unconscious on the floor of a parking garage with blood coming from his mouth. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies arrested Drew Handly, 33, of Mossy Rock, Wash., on suspicion of assaulting the man with the metal weapon. An argument between the men in the casino developed into a brawl in the garage, a deputy said. A witness said Padaul was the person carrying the knuckles.
Monday Oct. 15
8:30 a.m., 3400 block of Hobart Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. More than $300 worth of Maria Glabek’s belongings were stolen from her home. She told police she was not sure if she had left the front door locked. A Sony cassette player, glass vase and wooden statue were reported missing.
Tuesday Oct. 16
8 a.m., 1730 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe – brush fire. A fire reported near the South Tahoe High football field turned out to be a smoldering log. The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department handled the incident.
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