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

Thursday May 17

4:45 p.m., 700 block of Tata Lane, South Lake Tahoe – battery, exhibiting a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon. A neighbor out watering his lawn called police after he saw a man point a rifle at a woman’s head. Police got to the scene and arrested William Kellogg, 47, of South Lake Tahoe. He allegedly threatened the life of two women and a man in the front yard of his home. Police confiscated two of Kellogg’s rifles as evidence.

Saturday May 19

8:37 p.m., Chonokis Road and Primrose Road, South Lake Tahoe – under the influence of a controlled substance. Police arrested Christopher Manuel, a 31-year-old transient, because he acted fidgety during a traffic stop. With more investigation police determined his pulse was 140 and the pupils of his eyes were dilated. An officer made a traffic stop on Manuel because his license plate did not have the required lighting. Police said a search of his car turned up a propane torch. Officers also searched his motel room where they reportedly found a zippered bag on a night table that contained hypodermic needles and a glass pipe. Police booked Manuel for violating probation, being under the influence of an illegal stimulant and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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