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

Friday June 15

10:33 a.m., 2400 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe – boat burglary. A 29-foot Formula motor boat had a stereo worth $200 stolen from it. Police said they believe the crime is part of a rash of burglaries that took place the night of June 11 at Tahoe Keys Marina. The boat was in dry dock and elevated on blocks. The owner, a Sparks man, left keys for the boat in its ignition. The thief used the keys to unlock the cabin, police said.



Saturday June 16

1:41 p.m., 2200 of Idaho Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – intoxicated joyride. Police said a 17-year-old boy hot-wired his mom’s 1975 white Corvette and went for a ride. The mother called police because when she got home at 1 p.m. her car was not in the driveway. She told police that her son showed up with the car 30 minutes later. Officers investigating the incident said they found a pipe used to smoke marijuana on a table inside the house. Police believe the boy was under the influence of marijuana and an illegal stimulant. Paramedics transported the 17-year-old to Barton Memorial Hospital for treatment.




Sunday June 17

11:06 a.m., 3900 block of U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – grand theft. A couple staying at Holiday Inn Express left without checking out and took a lamp, pillow cases and a bed spread worth $540, police said. The couple, who claimed to be from Sanger, Calif., were driving a 1985 silver Toyota pickup. A deputy in Fresno stopped the Toyota but made no arrests because he did not find the stolen items.

11:55 p.m., 1000 Johnson Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe – shoplifting, possession of a concealed weapon. Safeway employees called the police after a man bolted from the store with prime steak worth $32. An officer spotted a man running across Johnson Boulevard and questioned Matthew Frazier, a 28-year-old transient, about the steaks he had. The officer searched Frazier and found a 9-inch serrated steak knife in his front pocket. Police arrested Frazier on suspicion of petty theft and possession of a concealed weapon.

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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