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

Monday July 9

8 p.m., 1900 block of Apache Avenue, Meyers – domestic violence. El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 39-year-old Muriel Lawson on suspicion of battery. When deputies arrived they found a man with a gash in his forearm and Lawson with a cut on her finger. The man told a deputy that Lawson had been welcome in his house until she began trashing his house and stealing from him. He said when he tried to lock her out she reached around a door and stabbed him with a screwdriver. Lawson denied attacking the man with the tool. A deputy said he found a small amount of methamphetamine in Lawson’s purse.



Wednesday July 11

10:52 a.m., 4109 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. A register at Taco Bell Express was missing $50 in cash Wednesday morning. Police said someone stood on a cinder block behind the fast-food business and entered through an unlocked window. The burglar used a key that was left in a lock of the register to get the cash.



5:09 p.m., 3400 block of U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – warrant arrest. Police arrested Dustin Hull, 21, of Stateline, on a warrant after they reportedly found him drinking beer with some friends on the pier at Timber Cove. The warrant had been issued for marijuana possession, police said.

6:30 p.m., no address listed, Meyers – bomb threat. A 37-year-old man called deputies to report that his neighbor was making threatening calls to his house and shining flashlights into his windows. Deputies said they listened to two recorded calls on the man’s answering machine and one reportedly said “There’s a bomb in your house. There’s a bomb in your house. You know who this is.” A deputy interviewed a suspect who denied making the calls.

10:45 p.m., 1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe – defrauding an innkeeper. An El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputy arrested Maria Muscat, 40, of Lakeport, Calif., after employees at the Beacon Bar & Grill said she refused to pay her $42 bill. An employee told a deputy that when Muscat sat down to eat she said give me “the best of everything.”

11:31 p.m., 2000 block of U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – violation of court order. David Young, 37, of Merced, Calif. was arrested because police found him hitchhiking with his 13-year-old daughter. A court order issued out of Merced required that he stay away from his daughter and her mother. Police said Young brought the girl to South Shore to visit her mother.

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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