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

Friday July 27

2:44 p.m., 1700 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe – school fight. A 15-year-old boy, who told police he was being protective of his sister, was booked on suspicion of assaulting a 13-year-old boy at South Tahoe High School. Police said the 13-year-old boy suffered a small bruise around his eye.



11:05 a.m., 2800 Oakland Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. Police arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of stealing foreign money and credit cards from a home of one of his friends. The boy hung out at his friend’s home because the boy’s parents were away. Police said the boy removed a window screen so he could come back when no one was at the house.

Saturday July 28



6:56 a.m., Al Tahoe Boulevard and U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – wildland fire. South Lake Tahoe firefighters were alerted about a fire behind Rite Aid by employees who work in the shopping center. The blaze burned a 20-foot by 20-foot area and was caused by a cigarette, said South Lake Tahoe Fire Department.

10 p.m., behind the Whittell High School football field, Zephyr Cove – wildland fire. Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District put down a quarter-acre blaze in the woods behind the Whittell football field. U.S. Forest Service firefighters helped fully extinguish the fire.

5:06 a.m., 700 block of James Street, South Lake Tahoe – out of control party. South Lake Tahoe police arrested three people as they broke up a party that had gotten out of control. Juan Morales Manzano, 27, of South Lake Tahoe, was booked for disturbing the peace, battery of an officer and resisting arrest. Police booked Mendoza Soriano, 23, of South Lake Tahoe, for disturbing the peace, battery of an officer and resisting arrest. Alvaro Benstancio, a South Lake Tahoe resident whose age was not available from police, was booked on suspicion of being drunken in public.

10:41 p.m., U.S. Highway 50 and San Francisco Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – grand theft. Two mountain bikes worth more than $1,300 combined were left unlocked and stolen from in front of Rojo’s Restaurant & Bar. Police said the crime occurred Saturday night between 9 p.m. and 9:20 p.m.

Sunday July 29

11:12 a.m., Bijou Municipal Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe – brush fire. Employees cut a line around a fire at the golf course and had it extinguished by the time South Lake Tahoe firefighters arrived.

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