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

Tuesday, April 17

8:59 a.m., 800 block of Alameda Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – car burglary. The driver’s lock on a black Isuzu Rodeo was punched out by someone who stole a CD player, cell phone and walkie-talkies worth a total of $380. The 22-year-old man who owns the car left it parked outside an apartment he rents.



9:17 a.m., 2500 block of U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. More than $1,700 in cash was stolen from an unlocked safe at Izzy’s Burger Spa. Police said the crime occurred sometime Tuesday night after someone pried open a door to the restaurant and headed directly for the safe. The suspect removed a blue bank bag filled with cash from a day’s business.

10:29 a.m., 1200 block of Ski Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe – car burglary. Someone smashed a side window of white Volkswagen Golf and stole a CD player and a large boom box worth $1,110. Police said the car is owned by 23-year-old man from South Lake Tahoe.




8:06 p.m., 1000 block of Julie Lane, South Lake Tahoe – disturbing the peace. Police arrested Lisa Barrett, 39, of South Lake Tahoe, because she allegedly entered a home owned by the parents of her 33-year-old boyfriend. Police said Barrett went into her boyfriend’s room, jumped on him and began hitting him. When police arrived the 33-year-old man was not around, so his mother signed a citizen’s arrest for Barrett.

Wednesday, April 18

9:23 p.m., 2000 block of C Street, South Lake Tahoe – petty theft. A mother called the police on her 16-year-old son after she reportedly found three new blank tapes for a videocassette recorder in one of his drawers. Police said the boy admitted he stole the tapes from K-Mart about a week and a half earlier by tucking them in his jacket. An officer ticketed the 16-year-old for the crime.

Thursday, April 19

5:30 a.m., U.S. Highway 50 at Kahle Avenue, Stateline – drug possession. A Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a 1991 Toyota Camry after he saw the passenger-side headlight was out. Inside the car was Mark Albert Barrera, of South Lake Tahoe. He reportedly told the officer he did not have a valid drivers license. Upon Barrera’s arrest for driving without a license, the deputy allegedly found 3 grams of cocaine and 25 orange pills, later identified as Alprazolam, a anti-anxiety drug.

7:00 a.m., Horizon Casino Resort, Stateline – grand theft auto. A man from Redwood City, Calif., had $200 in cash and his car stolen while staying at the Horizon. The man told Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies that he and a girl known to him as Nicole drove to Stateline in his 1990 Toyota station wagon to spend the evening gambling. After spending several hours in the casino, the two retired back to their hotel room at 10 p.m. The man awoke at approximately 7 a.m. and discovered Nicole was not in the room. After checking his belongings he realized he was missing $200 in cash and his car keys. The man did not know Nicole’s last name or address and told officers she may have been a prostitute. After officers checked Nicole’s belongings left in the hotel room they found two hypodermic needles.

Sunday, April 22

6:26 p.m., 2200 block of U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – disorderly conduct, bringing a controlled substance into a jail. Police investigated a report of man threatening a woman and found Richard Peters, a 37-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, sitting outside Turn 3 Bar. Peters reportedly showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for being drunken in public. During a search inside El Dorado County Jail, police said they found a rolled paper bag containing marijuana inside one of Peters’ pockets. In addition to the first charge, officers booked him for a felony for bringing a controlled substance inside the jail. His bail was set at $8,000.

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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