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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. 28

10 a.m., 971 Lake Road, South Lake Tahoe – vandalism. About $1,000 worth of young willow trees were illegally cut from a culvert. Police reported the crime occurred sometime during the last month. The Tahoe Meadows Homeowners Association reported the incident saying the trees may have been cut because they were blocking a view of the lake.

6:16 p.m., 3099 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – shoplifting. A 13-year-old boy was ticketed for trying to steal breath spray from Tahoe Liquors Market. The store owner witnessed the theft and called the police. The boy tried to leave the business but the owner made him stay in a chair until officers arrived.

Saturday Sept. 29

9:54 a.m., 1020 Johnson Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. Police arrested Donald Young, 45, of South Lake Tahoe, for not paying for a case of beer that was under his arm when he walked out of Safeway. He was booked for burglary, because police say he went into the store intending to steal beer, and theft with a prior, because had already been convicted of the same crime.

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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