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

Wednesday June 27

11:30 a.m., 1800 Guadelupe Street, Meyers – vandalism. A sliding glass door was shattered by a pellet gun between June 22 and June 27, according to El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department. A mother of a boy who admitted to breaking the glass door talked to the owner of the home. She paid the owner, a 66-year-old man from Santa Clara, Calif., $180 to repair the door.



Sunday July 1

9 a.m.,1800 block of Jacarillo Trail, Meyers – vandalism. El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies ticketed a 15-year-old boy from Meyers for shooting a wad of coins wrapped in duct tape through a living room window. The owner of the home is a 67-year-old man from Jamestown, Calif. The window was broken May 15, a deputy said.



Monday July 2

9:11 a.m., 1700 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe – drug possession. Police ticketed a 15-year-old boy after a school security officer reportedly found a pipe and .9 grams of marijuana in his backpack. The security officer told police he became suspicious after he saw the boy come out of a wooded-area on South Tahoe High School property.

8:18 p.m., 1000 block of Julie Lane, South Lake Tahoe – threatening with a knife. A 50-year-old man with a mental health condition charged two South Lake Tahoe residents with a kitchen knife reportedly saying: “I’ve got nothing to lose.” Joel Klempner, 48, grabbed a piece of metal and threatened the man as he charged. No one was injured. Police arrested the 50-year-old at his trailer. They later transported him to Placerville for a 72-hour mental health evaluation. Bonni Fitzgerald, 41, was the other resident allegedly threatened by the man. Police did not release the suspect’s name because of his reported health condition.

Tuesday July 3

1:51 p.m., 4123 block of Laurel Ave., South Lake Tahoe – threatening with a baseball bat. Herbert Cruz, 20, of South Lake Tahoe, was arrested when police stopped a 1998 green KIA he was driving and reportedly found a baseball bat sticking out from underneath the driver’s seat. Police said a witness called 911 when they saw someone jump out of a KIA and chase two teen-age boys with a black bat in front of the Thunderbird Motel of South Lake Tahoe. An officer also ticketed a 17-year-old boy seated in the front passenger seat of the KIA for being a minor in possession of alcohol.

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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