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

Friday Aug. 31

6:20 p.m., Caesars Tahoe, Stateline – embezzlement. Video surveillance showed a 19-year-old woman stealing money while working in the “Caesars Exclusively” gift shop. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies arrested Gabriela Romero-Perez of South Lake Tahoe. Casino security told a deputy they suspect Romero-Perez of stealing almost $1,000.

Sunday Sept. 2

12:01 a.m., Horizon Casino Resort, Stateline – burglary. A vendor at a craft fair at the casino had a $600 video camera stolen from his motor home. The owner was William Pearce, 63, of Vancouver, Wash.

7 p.m., Harveys Resort Casino, Stateline – lost wallet. Tony Miguel, a 50-year-old from Carson City, went into El Vaquero, a casino restaurant, with his wallet in his front pants’ pocket. When he left the restaurant the wallet was missing and so was the $840 cash it contained.

Tuesday Sept. 4

3:25 p.m., 2953 U.S. Highway 50, Meyers – grand theft. A new television worth $380 was stolen from St. Jacque’s Sterling Village Assisted Living. The housing complex is not open yet. Someone entered by prying a screen from a ground floor window over Labor Day weekend, deputies said.

Thursday Sept. 6

1:37 a.m., Harveys Resort Casino, Stateline – fraud. Casino security called the Sheriff’s Department after someone matched a woman to an International Casino Surveillance flier. The flier said a woman named Barbara Mann had stolen thousands of dollars from casinos in Reno. A deputy questioned the woman and arrested her. He found $3,069 in cash in her purse. At the jail, she identified herself as Kimberly Johnson, 37, of Chicago.

Saturday Sept. 8

7 a.m., Bayview Trailhead, Emerald Bay State Park – burglary. Someone smashed a right rear window of a tan 1994 Volvo station wagon and stole a set of keys, except for a mailbox key that was taken off the ring and left in the car, and a $20 bill. Nancy Kraus, 63, of Nevada City, Calif., parked and locked her wagon Sept. 4. She returned four days later and discovered the theft.

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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