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

Sunday June 3

6:46 a.m., 3700 Aspen Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – stealing cable TV, violating probation. A woman called police officers to a home because Luis Quijas was reportedly hurting himself by banging his head against the wall. Officers entered the home and found the 21-year-old lying upstairs with several cuts on his forehead. Quijas reportedly told an officer that he bangs his head against a wall when he is angry. Quijas agreed to a consent search of his home and at one point reportedly told an officer he had a cable converter that lets him watch “HBO and Showtime” for free. He said bought it on the street for $10.

12:47 p.m., Sonora and Tamarack Avenues, South Lake Tahoe – joyride. A 12-year-old was caught behind the wheel of his dad’s blue Ford Astrovan. Police stopped the van after they saw the boy burn rubber. The boy had a 9-year-old friend in the front passenger seat. An officer booked him for stealing a vehicle, driving without a license or insurance. South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Chuck Owens said those charges will probably be reduced.

5:55 p.m., 1300 Johnson Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe – exhibiting deadly weapon. A driver of a gray Pontiac Firebird menaced another driver Sunday night. The driver of the Firebird, 18-year-old Elliot Hansen, of Wellington, Nev., allegedly began following another car in the Stateline area. The driver reportedly told police that while he was being followed, someone in the Firebird flashed a large knife. The slow chase ended at South Lake Tahoe Police Station on Johnson Boulevard where the driver recorded the Firebird’s license plate number. Police said an El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputy spotted the Firebird in the parking lot at Bijou Golf Course. The deputy conducted a lineup in the field and the driver reportedly identified Hansen as the man who flashed the knife. Hansen got a ticket for the misdemeanor.

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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