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

Friday July 6

5:15 p.m., parking lot at Horizon Casino Resort, Stateline – domestic violence. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies arrested James Malcomson, 31, of Zephyr Cove on suspicion of battery. Deputies reported that Malcomson called 911 to report a fight. Deputies found minor cuts on Malcomson and a 40-year-old woman, also from Zephyr Cove.



Saturday July 7

5:25 p.m., U.S. Highway 50 and Elks Point Road, Zephyr Cove – possession of marijuana. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies stopped a white 1986 Ford Tempo because it had an expired registration sticker. The driver, 21-year-old Jose Perez-Alverez, was booked for driving without a valid driver’s license and having a pipe containing a small amount of marijuana. A deputy also reported that Perez-Alverez is an undocumented alien and he forwarded the man’s case to Immigration Naturalization Service.



Monday July 9

10:30 a.m., Caesars Tahoe, Stateline – grand theft. A 19-year-old girl from Texas left her black purse unattended on a bus waiting bench. The purse was found on the third floor of the casino’s parking garage. Credit cards remained in the black velvet purse but $300 in cash was missing.

Tuesday July 10

1:20 a.m., Horizon Casino Resort, Stateline – battery. Michael Fiel, 32, of South Lake Tahoe, was arrested on suspicion of battery after he reportedly grabbed and squeezed the breasts of a contestant in a wet T-shirt contest.

7:53 a.m., 4095 Laurel Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. Someone cut a screened window to a room at the Holiday Lodge, unlocked its door and stole a television worth $150. A security guard for the lodge reportedly told police that the door had been locked at 5 a.m. and the television was missing at 6 a.m.

10:28 a.m., 1700 block of U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – grand theft. A 17-year-old boy left a Schwinn worth $800 outside the gold gym at South Tahoe High School. Police said it was stolen between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday July 11

3 p.m., in a wooded area off Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe – wildland fire. South Lake Tahoe Fire controlled the blaze by 3:20 p.m.

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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