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Staff reports

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

Friday Sept. 21

3:15 a.m., Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline – indecent exposure. Noreen Ching, a 34-year-old from Carmichael, Calif., told Douglas County Sheriff’s Department that a man exposed his genitals in front of her in a Harrah’s elevator. Deputies said the 40-year-old man from Orangevale, Calif., denied exposing himself. No arrest was made because Ching and the man were very drunk, a deputy said.

Monday Sept. 24

11:11 p.m., 1056 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe – prowling. Police arrested a 15 year-old boy after he admitted being on the roof of Kmart. The boy told an officer he was just playing around and did plan to cause any harm.

Tuesday Sept. 25

4 p.m., 1700 block of Meadow Vale, Meyers – vehicle burglary. More than $600 of electronic equipment and other items were stolen from a 1985 black Ford Ranger pickup parked along the road with a for sale sign in its window. The owner of the pickup, Jonathon Montes, 18, said he left the truck locked. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department reported an equalizer, compact disc player, racing pedals and netting for his tailgate missing. The crime occurred between 4 p.m. Monday and 4 p.m. Tuesday.

12:15 p.m., Lakeside Inn & Casino, Stateline – fraudulent checks. A casino reported to Douglas County Sheriff’s Department that it mistakenly cashed three fake checks Aug. 4. Bank of America sent the checks back to Lakeside on Sept. 22. One check for $741 was written by Lisa Mallory. Another for $1,008 was cashed by Wataro Williams. The third check was written by Milan Cotton for $946. Sacramento was the listed residence of all three people.

Wednesday Sept. 26

4:49 p.m., 943 Tahoe Island Drive, South Lake Tahoe – illegal skateboarding. Police were called twice to Tahoe Elementary School on reports that teen-agers were skateboarding on the roof of the school. Officers did not witness anyone skateboarding on the roof, but during the second trip they ticketed two 15-year-old boys for skateboarding on a public street.

Thursday Sept. 27

12:14 a.m., 2170 South Ave., South Lake Tahoe – battery of a police officer. Police arrested Brandon Baehler, 20, of South Lake Tahoe, on suspicion of headbutting, kicking and threatening the life of an officer and being drunken in public. Baehler was arrested outside the emergency room at Barton Memorial Hospital. Staff at the hospital called the police on the man for being disruptive inside their facility. Baehler’s legs were restrained after he tried to kick the window out of a patrol car, 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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