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

Sunday, April 8

3:36 p.m., 900 block of Tallac Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – van burglary. About 50 tools worth more than $2,500 were stolen from a Lake Tahoe Plumbing & Heating van parked outside an employee’s residence. Police said someone broke a rear window of the 1993 Ford Aerostar van to gain entry. The burglary occurred overnight between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

3:45 p.m., U.S. Highway 50 west of Alpine Road, El Dorado County – traffic collision. A 1996 Dodge van headed east on a wet U.S. Highway 50 slid into the westbound lane and crashed into a 2001 Ford pickup. The three passengers in the van, two of whom are from Rialto, Calif., all complained of pain after the wreck. The two people from Redwood City, Calif., riding in the pickup were not injured. The collision slowed traffic going to Lake Tahoe Basin for several hours.

Monday, April 9

6:30 a.m., Lakeshore Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe – possession of controlled substance for sale. A police officer on patrol questioned the driver of a 1983 blue Plymouth Reliant because he was illegally stopped near Stateline Beach. The officer ended up arresting Edward Blaine Hill, 47, of South Lake Tahoe, for possession of what appeared to be 10.9 grams of marijuana and several baggies of what looked like an amphetamine for sale. A 41-year-old woman from Meyers in the front passenger seat of the Reliant was not arrested. The police officer reportedly found the drugs in a backpack in the back seat of the car.

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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