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

Monday, April 16

11:43 p.m., O’Malley Drive and Rose Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – drunk in public, failure to obey order of juvenile court. Police found a South Shore boy passed out in the road. The 16-year-old remained almost unconscious and had to be carried to a patrol car. A ticket for failing to obey a court order was found in his pocket. Officers tried to take the boy to the home of his former foster parent, but the adult would not accept the 16-year-old because of a restraining order. The former foster parent told police where the boy’s grandmother lives and that’s where officers took him. The woman accepted her relative. Police cited the boy for violating his probation by being under the influence of alcohol and for being drunk in public.

Tuesday, April 17

2:50 a.m., Caesars Tahoe – possession of drug paraphernalia. Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies observed three male subjects getting into a car in Caesars parking structure with an open container of alcohol. When the car exited the parking structure, deputies pulled the suspects over. Upon initial contact with the driver, Jesus Camacho, 22, of South Lake Tahoe, deputies noticed a marijuana pipe on the floor of the car. Deputies asked the driver to exit the car to perform a sobriety test. Camacho passed all tests and breathalizer tests showed the suspect to have a legal blood alcohol content. Camacho was transported to Lake Jail and booked on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia.

6:46 a.m., 1000 block of Pine Grove Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – car burglary. Someone broke the window of a 1992 gray Honda parked in front of the owner’s apartment. Police said the burglar took a CD player worth $250.

8:48 a.m., 3600 block of Terry Lane, South Lake Tahoe – car burglary. Police believe a slender metal device was used to open the door of a 1995 white Ford Ranger. Two stereo speakers were stolen from the pickup. A 25-year-old woman who owns the vehicle said the speakers are worth $300. Her car was parked on Terry Lane because she was visiting her boyfriend, police said.

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 the day’s business.

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

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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