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

Thursday Aug. 16

12:56 a.m., 2500 block of Kubel Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – underage drinking. Elijah Morrison, 22, was ticketed by police for allowing minors to drink inside his residence. Officers found Morrison trying to hide from them.



Saturday Aug. 18

5:41 p.m., 2300 block of Eloise Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – assault. Police ticketed a 9-year-old boy on suspicion of hitting and kicking his mother and biting his brother’s ear. The boy was released back to his mother.



Sunday Aug. 19

3:15 a.m., South Y Center, South Lake Tahoe – violation of probation and drunk in public. Police caught a 17-year-old boy yelling and slamming a shopping cart into a tree outside Tahoe Donut. He was ticketed for underage drinking, drunken in public and violation of probation, then released to his father.

1 p.m., Aspen Creek Tract, Echo Summit – brush fire. Lake Valley and U.S. Forest Service firefighters quashed a brush fire likely sparked by a lit cigarette. The eighth-of-an-acre blaze was about 700 feet off U.S. Highway 50 on a steep hill. “We really lucked out,” said Lake Valley Fire Captain Scott Swift. “It was in low manzanita brush and we stopped it before it got to the big stuff. Had we not not been there it would have been ugly.” Four engines, a helicopter and a water tender responded to the fire.

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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