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

Thursday June 14

11 a.m., 3700 block of Alder Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – assault with a deadly weapon. Police arrested Edward Davenport after he reportedly sicked his Rottweiler, Precious, on an officer. Davenport’s mother called police to their home saying five men were attacking her son. Davenport, 29, was extremely intoxicated according to police, but did appear to have been assaulted. Officers found Davenport on the floor of a bedroom. He reportedly refused medical treatment and yelled at officers telling them to get out of his home. As paramedics and officers were on their way out the door, Davenport’s mother called them back again because she said her son had fallen. Police said this time when they approached Davenport, he reached up from the floor and opened a door, behind which they could hear the scratching and growling of a dog. Davenport reportedly said, “Precious – go get him.” The dog came at the officer and paramedics. The paramedics made it out of the house, but the Rottweiler came at an officer. The officer drew his gun on the dog. Seconds later, Davenport’s mother intervened and got control of Precious. Davenport was booked for assaulting an officer with a deadly weapon.



Friday June 15

8:33 a.m., 2900 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – stolen bike recovered. Police ticketed two juveniles after a school resource officer and a boy staked out a bike that had been stolen. Police questioned a13-year-old boy who walked up to the stolen GT BMX bike, which was locked to another bike in a school rack. He reportedly told the officer that he didn’t take the bike. The 13-year-old was ticketed for receiving stolen property. Police tracked down another 13-year-old boy and ticketed him for stealing the $300 bike.




Saturday June 16

9:49 a.m., El Dorado Boat Ramp, South Lake Tahoe – vandalism. A jet ski was missing for five days and several skis were vandalized June 11. The skis are owned by Lakeview Sports. The missing ski turned up a quarter-of-a-mile down the beach from the boat ramp. Lakeview Sports had secured the skis with a cable. Police said the vandals caused about $150 in damage when they unhooked the jet ski from the cable.

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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