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

Monday July 23

2:56 p.m., Ski Run Marina, South Lake Tahoe – jet ski collision. Two jet skis collided about 1000 yards from the marina and left the driver of one ski, Witold Sadowski, a man from Goleta, Calif., with a broken ring finger on his left hand. Police said the other driver, Matthew Vedder, of Santa Rosa, Calif., hit the bow of Sadowski’s watercraft. The impact threw Sadowski from his jet ski, police said. Both men were riding rented jet skis. Police said the incident is expected to be resolved as a civil matter.

6:19 p.m., 3471 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. Security at Smart & Final caught Peter Sather, whose age and residence was not available at press time, with plastic bags from the store that contained $360 worth of knives. A police officer arrived and booked Sather for burglary because the officer believed Sather brought the bags into the grocery store planning to commit a crime.

11:22 p.m., 1800 block of U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – threats. Police arrested Dionicio Casillas, 28, of South Lake Tahoe, on suspicion that he threatened to kill a woman in a telephone conversation. The 22-year-old woman told an officer that she called 911 after Casillas told her he was going to come over to her house and kill her. After she dialed 911, she locked herself and her three-year-old daughter in a bathroom in fear for their lives, police said. Officers spotted Casillas’ blue Toyota Tercell station wagon parked near the woman’s home. They arrested Casillas later at his residence at the 800 block of James Avenue. He was booked for intent to terrorize and for loitering on private property.

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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