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

Tuesday, April 3

1:30 a.m., Club Nero, Caesars Tahoe, Stateline – battery with a deadly weapon. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Caesars for a report of battery. The victim was dancing with his ex-girlfriend when her current boyfriend, Christopher Detsch, 29 of Stateline, struck the victim over the head with a beer bottle. Detsch left the club and the victim pursued him into the casino where a brief confrontation occurred. Caesars security arrested both subjects and transported them to the Caesars security office. After investigating, deputies arrested Detsch for battery with a deadly weapon. Detsch was transported to Lake Jail.



Monday, April 9

1:50 a.m., Caesars Tahoe, Stateline – battery of an officer, possession of a controlled substance. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Caesars Tahoe in response to a person being detained by security. Thomas Whitaker, 37 of Connersville, Ind., was arrested by Caesars security for refusing to leave Cleo’s Bar in Caesars. While searching Whitaker in the Caesars security office, deputies found four grams of marijuana. While deputies were transporting the suspect to their vehicle, Whitaker kicked one of the deputies in the leg and was quickly restrained by Caesars security. Whitaker was transported to Lake Jail.



Tuesday, April 10

2:42 p.m., 2600 block of Sussex Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. Someone broke into a home through a window, vandalized its interior and stole stereo equipment and a videocassette recorder worth $300. Police said beer and eggs from a refrigerator inside the residence were strewn about the house. Doors and picture frames were also damage. The break-in occurred sometime Tuesday between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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