The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.
Monday July 30
10:46 a.m., 600 Tahoe Island Drive, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. More than $4,600 in cash was stolen from a safe inside a home. One of the owners of the home, Stephen Preston, 51, of South Lake Tahoe, returned from vacation and discovered the cash missing.
4:21 p.m., 2845 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. A storage shed at Romantic Adventures was broken into and $1,800 worth of adult videos and other merchandise were taken. Police said the owner was contacted by a friend of the burglar who said his friend was drunk when he unscrewed the wall of the shed and took the goods. The friend said the burglar would return the stolen merchandise. A stack of adult videos was found in a brown nylon bag outside the store sometime after the friend called, but not all of the goods were returned, police said.
Tuesday July 31
11:02 p.m., 1100 Bonanza Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – contributing to delinquency of a minor. Police broke up an apartment party and arrested three adults on suspicion of supplying juveniles with alcohol. Allen Alloway, 27, of South Lake Tahoe, Kara Alloway, 21, of South Lake Tahoe, and Randy Ross, 31, of South Lake Tahoe, were ticketed by police.
10:48 a.m., 1 Lake Parkway, South Lake Tahoe – car burglary. Someone broke into a 2001 tan Toyota Corolla and stole sunglasses, a box of audio cassettes and a coin purse worth a combined $257. William Payne, 73, of Napa, Calif., owns the Toyota. Payne told police that he locked the vehicle but officers said there were no signs of forced entry. Payne had parked the car at the Forest Inn.
3:29 p.m., 3100 block of Nevada Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – drunken in public, concealed knife. Police arrested Daniell Martinelli, 50, of South Lake Tahoe, after neighbors said he was drunk and yelling threats. A search at the jail turned up a knife in Martinelli’s sock, 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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