The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.
Wednesday, May 23
8:45 p.m., Horizon Casino Resort, Stateline – battery. Joseph Becker, 23, of South Lake Tahoe was riding a skateboard outside the south entrance of the Horizon Casino Resort around an antique car show. Becker was reportedly skating close to the cars and one of the owners asked him to skate elsewhere as he might damage one of the cars. Becker continued to skate near the cars and Horizon security was notified. When security contacted Becker he tried to flee and pushed one of the security officers. Becker was detained by security and Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested him for battery.
Saturday, May 26
11:30 a.m., a meadow 500 yards east of Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe – illegal camping. South Lake Tahoe Police on mounted patrol ticketed Eddie Ellis for living in a thick brush area along a river. Police said Ellis, a 33-year-old transient, had an elaborate campsite set up that was difficult to reach even by horse. Officers are on the lookout for such set-ups because they often pose a fire hazard.
Noon, under a tree about 100 yards south of the post office on Al Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe – illegal camping, drunken in public. Feliz Ramirez, 43, was arrested by police on mounted patrol after they reportedly found him camping at the base of a tree. Ramirez had several blankets and all his possessions in a plastic bag, but did not have tent. Police said he was drunk and combative when they arrested him for disorderly conduct and illegal camping.
Sunday, May 27
5:25 p.m., 1600 block of Glenwood Way, South Lake Tahoe – grand theft. A landlord discovered two rolls of carpet worth $250 missing from a Moss Road apartment complex she owns. Police did not know the color of the carpet but said the 55-year-old woman last saw the rolls two weeks ago.
Monday, May 28
9 a.m., 1600 block of Thunderbird Drive, Meyers – vandalism. A South Shore attorney found the rear window of his 2001 white Chrysler minivan smashed with a rock. El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputy said the incident occurred sometime Sunday night. The 42-year-old man reportedly told the deputy that he believes an ex-client caused the damage.
11:52 p.m., Friday Avenue and U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – domestic violence. Michael Anderson allegedly beat a woman because she walked too slowly on the way home from a casino, police said. An officer reported that he saw Anderson, 39, push the 42-year-old woman to the ground and ready to hit her. Police broke up the reported assault. The woman’s face was covered in blood. She reportedly told police Anderson hit her in the face four or five times. Police arrested Anderson for battery and being drunken in public.
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