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blotter 7/20

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

Wednesday July 18

12:45 p.m., 965 Park Ave., South Lake Tahoe – grand theft. A $500 fax machine was stolen from Chateau Spa and Suites. Police said the thief removed a window to enter the motel’s office. The crime occurred between 10 p.m. on Tuesday and 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

1:20 p.m., 3500 block of U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – grand theft. A wooden bear statue worth $1,000 was unscrewed and stolen from a Lakeland Village condominium. The statue was covered in black paint and read “Welcome.” Police said the crime occurred during the last two weeks.

1:45 p.m., 300 block of Ala Wai Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe – grand theft. Someone stole an unlocked black 21-speed Research Dynamics bicycle from a back porch. The theft took place between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

5:36 p.m., 900 block of Patricia Circle, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. A burglar stole a Nokia cell phone, a video camera and cash worth more than $1,200 combined. The thief removed a window to get into the home, police said.

Thursday July 19

10:30 a.m., Tahoe Keys Boulevard and Wyoming Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – grass fire. South Lake Tahoe firefighters extinguished a quarter-acre wildland fire. The scene was cleared at 11:10 a.m.

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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