The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.
Monday, March 2
9:14 a.m., 3900 block Pioneer Trail, South Lake Tahoe – embezzlement. Police believe an employee at 7-Eleven stole $3,000 from the store and then skipped town. The owner of the business reportedly told police he noticed a cash drop missing Monday morning. An employee who is not suspected of a crime reportedly told police that a 50-year-old he worked with bought a white Nissan pickup truck during his Sunday shift and then went home early. The 50-year-old reportedly told the employee that he bought the truck with money from his mother’s estate. Investigators contacted the former owner of the pickup and found out it was purchased with with 10 $100 bills. Police also reported that sometime overnight Monday the 50-year-old moved out of a motel leaving behind a bill for two weeks of occupancy.
10:49 a.m., 3700 block of Forest Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. Police ticketed a 15-year-old boy for burglary and then took him to attend the rest of a school day at South Tahoe High School. The boy refused to go to school because of a sore throat and then reportedly took his sister’s radio from a locked bedroom. The 15-year-old reportedly told police that he pried open the bedroom door so several dogs locked inside could relieve themselves. He also said he was allowed to use the radio.
12:15 p.m., 2200 block of U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – forgery. A counterfeit check cashed for $100 by the 48-year-old owner of Tahoe Keys Liquor was sent back by the bank, police said. The false document was signed “J. Acosta.” The owner of the store reportedly told police that he did not ask the man for identification when he accepted the document and that he doesn’t remember the man.
6:15 p.m., 3400 block of Hobart Road, South Lake Tahoe – grand theft. In a 13-hour span, someone stole a racing bike worth $700. The bicycle was taken from a front porch. Police said the Specialized Y-frame bike was not locked.
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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