The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.
Sunday Aug. 26
2:30 a.m., Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline – vehicle burglary. More than $1,200 worth of construction tools were stolen from the back of a green 1998 Dodge pickup. Phillip Torrente, 41, of Folsom, Calif., locked the tools in his camper shell, which was pried open.
Thursday Aug. 30
9:45 a.m., Caesars Tahoe, Stateline – bad checks. Someone cashed two checks, each for $300, at Caesars Tahoe. Wells Fargo Bank returned both without payment. The checks had an identical account number but each had a different name: Lee Ann Nation, of Sacramento, and Rachel Vasquez, also of Sacramento.
1:30 p.m., 209 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline – burglary. Two machines, a soap dispenser and a bill changer, at Kingsbury Laundry & Dry Cleaners were illegally accessed and $250 in coins were stolen. The crime occurred between Aug. 27 and Aug. 29.
Monday Sept. 3
4:45 p.m., 1200 block of Fairway Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – car burglary. Lisa Eggen, 38, of South Lake Tahoe, parked her locked car in front of her home at 2:30 p.m. An hour later she noticed her car stereo faceplate was missing along with a handwritten letter. Police said the faceplate was worth $250.
6:51 p.m., 2200 block of Barton Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – vehicle theft. A 1975 blue Chevrolet pickup truck was stolen while its owner, Charles Tiong, a resident of South Lake Tahoe, was at work. Tiong told police he left his truck unlocked at 11 a.m. He said it could be started without a key, but access to the gas tank required a key.
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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