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

Friday, July 20, 11:35 p.m. – Caesars Tahoe, Stateline-battery, trespassing. Michael McSorley, 24, and Austin McSorley, 30, both of Northern Ireland tried to gain entry to Club Nero twice without paying the cover charge. After their second attempt they were escorted from the casino by security. While walking to the exit, Michael attacked a security officer. Austin joined in the melee that ensued. Both suspects were detained and transported to the Lake Jail by Douglas County sheriff’s deputies. Michael was booked for battery and Austin was cited for trespassing.

Sunday June 22



3:56 p.m., middle of Lake Tahoe, Meeks Bay – search and rescue. A Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Boat on patrol spotted a life jacket floating in the lake Sunday afternoon. Staff on the boat notified the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Tahoe City a formal search was conducted. A helicopter owned by California Highway Patrol, El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies and Placer County sheriff’s deputies searched a four-mile area of the lake. At 6:20 p.m., officers on the helicopter completed their search pattern. The Coast Guard then checked with law enforcement to see if any children had been reported missing. The search was called off at 6:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.-Zephyr Cove Resort, Zephyr Cove-battery, driving under the influence. Joshua Petrell, 24, and Jamie Hart, 22, both of South Lake Tahoe entered the Zephyr Cove market and attempted to buy beer. The cashier noticed that both subjects were intoxicated and refused the sale. Petrell became angry and shoved the cashier with both hands. The cashier contacted Zephyr Cove Security who detained both of the subjects. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies arrived and transported Hart and Petrell to the Lake Jail. Petrell was booked for battery and Hart was booked for driving under the influence of alcohol.




11:10 p.m., Al Tahoe Boulevard and U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – traffic collision. A Chevrolet Corsica rear-ended a Ford Mustang stopped at a red traffic light. The driver of the Corsica, Sharlyn Goodnow, 55, of Chester, Calif., complained of neck, chest and torso pain and was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, George, 58, complained of neck pain but did not go to the hospital. The driver of the Mustang, Forest Counts, 27, of Fort Worth, Texas and his two passengers were uninjured, police said. Both cars received moderate damage in the wreck. Police did not issue any citations.

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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