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

Wednesday June 27

3:49 p.m., 2300 block of Tahoe Vista Drive, South Lake Tahoe – battery. Police arrested 18-year-old Logan Sharp for allegedly grabbing a 17-year-old girl and throwing her and her mother to the floor while at a party. An officer said he caught Sharp running south on Tahoe Island Drive. As of Monday morning, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office had filed two battery charges against Sharp.

Friday June 29

7:39 p.m., 2291 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – missing bird. A rainbow lorakeet worth $600 was stolen from a cage inside Animal Works while it was open for business. “We were baby-sitting it and it got lifted out of the cage,” said Mike Malas, manager at Animal Works. “We have surveillance cameras but they were off.” The bird’s owners left “Beau,” their lorakeet, in the store’s care while on vacation. Malas said lorakeets are very popular birds because they are brilliantly colored, smart, playful and quiet. Beau’s cage was sitting at the front of the store when the bird disappeared between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Beau is not strong enough to open the cage and has never been able to fly, police said. Malas’ other employees of the store have posted fliers around town. The owners do not know their bird is missing because they are still on vacation, Malas said.

Monday July 2

2:37 a.m., 2659 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – disturbing the peace. Loud arguing drew police to a room at the Value Inn three times in one night. The reports from an angry neighbor began at 12:30 a.m. After two warnings, officers arrested Stephen Simpson, 29, on suspicion of disturbing the peace.

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