The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.
Tuesday May 15
500 block of Tehama Drive, Meyers – burglary. An employee of Tahoe Turning Point, a group home for teen-age boys, got back from vacation and found a garage door on one of their four homes slightly ajar. Inside the garage, the 70-year-old discovered a door to the house kicked open. The burglar took a cash box that contained about $250, said an El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputy. The deputy reported that someone living in the group home may have assisted the thief by leaving the garage door open.
Monday May 21
Prairie City Road, Sacramento County – theft, battery. A 16-year-old boy stopped a deputy and reported an incident that happened at Hang Town Moto Cross May 19. He reported that he and some friends were camping there when a guy named James stole beer and soda from his cooler and then beat him up. The boy had a one-inch cut over his left eye, a swollen lip and an abrasion on the bridge of his nose, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputy. The 16-year-old reportedly told the deputy that when he began to take back the stolen beverages, the man he believed to be James punched him three or four times in the face. Next the man reportedly stole the boy’s lawn chairs. After he took them he reportedly said: “Those are my chairs, now get the hell out of here before I wake up my friends and take care of you guys.” Deputies believe James is 23, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, has short brown hair and a goatee and lives in South Lake Tahoe.
Wednesday May 23
11:08 a.m.,1700 block U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – grand theft. During April’s spring break at South Tahoe High School, someone stole $600 worth of electronics from the coaches’ room. Police reported that a television and videocassette recorder are missing. It is unknown why the theft was reported a month later, police said.
8:37 p.m., 2600 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – drunk in public, resisting arrest. Police went to a motel room on a report of domestic violence and arrested Stephen Simpson. Officers arrested the 29-year-old when they attempted to speak with a 36-year-old woman about the reported violence outside the motel room, away from Stephens. Stephens reportedly came out of the room yelling and swinging his arms in the direction of the officers. He also resisted being handcuffed, police said.
9:44 p.m. 1700 block of D Street, South Lake Tahoe – grand theft. Someone smashed a lock securing a storage warehouse and stole a broken-down Fiat from inside. The owner of the warehouse reportedly told police the theft occurred Wednesday between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
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