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

Wednesday Sept. 19

9:35 p.m., 209 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline – domestic violence. Bottles thrown in a parking lot in front of Kingsbury Laundry & Dry Cleaners drew Douglas County sheriff’s deputies to the area. Teresa Oliver, 33, of South Lake Tahoe, was arrested on suspicion of hitting a 20-year-old man in the face.

Thursday Sept. 20

9:10 a.m., Caesars Tahoe, Stateline – counterfeit check. A fake check was cashed mistakenly by the casino Aug. 24. A driver’s license number on the document was traced to Sharon Standifer, 24, of Fairfield, Calif., according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.

Saturday Sept. 22

3 p.m., 400 block of McFaul Way, Zephyr Cove – grand theft. Two necklaces were reported missing from the home of Helen Lane, 85. One of the pieces of jewelry, a 36-inch pearl necklace, was worth $8,000. The other was worth $500 and held a black opal stone.

8:40 p.m., 3115 Jameson Beach Road, the beach near Camp Richardson Resort – boat accident. Gary Werchick, 56, of South Lake Tahoe, was booked on suspicion of driving a boat while intoxicated after deputies found him and his friend laying on the beach injured. The 15-foot 1986 Bayliner driven by Werchick collided with a pier, causing $1,000 damage to the pier and about $2,500 damage to the boat. Werchick and his passenger, William Oliver, 45, of South Lake Tahoe, both suffered cuts on their face, a deputy reported.

Sunday Sept. 23

6:40 p.m., 100 block of Kahle Drive, Stateline – battery. A 21-year-old man from Stateline got punched in the forehead at his girlfriend’s apartment. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies reported a 1-inch gash on the forehead of Dustin Hull. Hull and his girlfriend, Rochelle Despain, 22, declined to press charges against the suspect, an ex-boyfriend of Despain.

8:20 a.m., 3400 block of Beaver Brae Road, Meyers – assault with a deadly weapon. El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested Peter Ballachey, 50, after a woman said he put a knife to her throat and threatened to burn her house down. The 50-year-old woman had an emergency protection order filed against Ballachey but it expired the day of the alleged attack.

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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