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

Wednesday July 4

3:46 a.m., 2285 James Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – attempted burglary. An alarm woke up an owner of Elephants Music & Gifts who lives above the store. Police arrived and found blood on the door and a broken window but they reported that no one had entered Elephants.

Thursday July 5

1:22 a.m., 3400 block of Spruce Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – violation of court order. An officer arrested Jose Sandoval, 29, of South Lake Tahoe, after he was found hiding in a closet inside a woman’s house. A court order had required him to stay away from the 30-year-old woman.

3:55 a.m., U.S. Highway 50 and Edgewood Circle, South Lake Tahoe – injury DUI. Maliya Coco, 33, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after she failed a field sobriety test, police said. Coco reportedly told police that she was driving to work when a boy ran out in front of her car. She said she had just gotten up from a nap after celebrating the Fourth of July. Police said the boy, a 17-year-old boy from Pennsylvania, also had been drinking alcohol. He was very uncooperative and very intoxicated when paramedics transported him to Barton Memorial Hospital to be treated for minor injuries, police said.

4:30 p.m., Juniper Drive, Kingsbury Grade – small brush fire. Neighbors put out a brush fire that burned an area 6-feet by 12-feet with a garden hose. The cause of the fire was not determined, said Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District.

Friday July 6

10:31 p.m., 3300 block of Sandy Way, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. More than $2,400 in cash and coins were stolen from two change machines at the Moonlight Laundromat. Police said they found no forced entry into the machines.

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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