The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.
Wednesday May 30
8:35 a.m., 2700 block U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – car theft. Police stopped a man driving a Chevrolet S-10 Blazer because he was not wearing a seat belt. An officer questioned the driver, Wilner Gamez, 18, who reportedly said he bought the car several days ago in Los Angeles. The officer found a phone bill in the Blazer’s glove compartment addressed to a woman in Roseville. He called her number and she reportedly told him someone stole her Blazer days before. The officer booked Gamez for the stolen vehicle.
9:14 a.m., 900 block Ski Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. Someone kicked in a storage shed at Ski Run Boat Company and stole $3,800 worth of life jackets and wetsuits. Later in the day El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies found a Seadoo GTX jet ski stranded at Baldwin Beach. Police said the jet ski is owned by Ski Run Boat Company. Officers said the thief cut a cable that had secured it.
2 a.m., 2600 block of U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – robbery. A regular customer at 7-Eleven on Pioneer Trail and Highway 50 allegedly made off with a bag of snacks worth $4.99, and pulled a knife when a clerk followed him. Police said the clerk was in the cooler stocking items when he heard the door bell. By the time he got to the front of the store, the man was leaving the store with a bag of “Smokehouse” snacks. The clerk followed the robber until he allegedly opened a knife and threatened him with it. The suspect is 35-year-old white man, weighs 210 pounds, is 5 feet 9 inches and has brown hair.
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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