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

Tuesday, March 27

1:09 a.m., 2300 block Tahoe Vista Drive, South Lake Tahoe – battery and vandalism. An 18-year-old who reportedly was drunk came home and demanded that he have a talk with his mother, who had locked herself in her bedroom. The woman reportedly told police that David Rich demanded to talk to her, kicking her door. Once in the hallway, Rich struggled with the woman until she ran out of the house for help. Police arrested Rich and booked him for the two misdemeanors.

6:12 p.m., 800 block of Stateline Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – false imprisonment. Police arrested John Oscar Fuchslin, 43, of South Lake Tahoe, at a friends house after he allegedly drove under the influence of alcohol, wouldn’t let a woman out of his car and ended up dragging her across pavement. The 25-year-old woman suffered road rash on her right leg, back and chest, as well as some minor cuts and abrasions. Police said Fuchslin’s car hit a tree at some point and that left him with a broken wrist. Fuchslin’s bail was set at $32,000. He was booked for two felonies: false imprisonment and assault with a deadly weapon; and three misdemeanors: DUI, hit and run and domestic battery.

6:26 p.m., 1000 block of Echo Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – contributing to delinquency of a minor. A pregnant 12-year-old who reportedly wants to move to Tracy, Calif., to live with her father, allegedly threw a bottle at her mother. Police arrived at Thunderchief Lodge, where the mother and daughter were staying, and arrested Karen Silva, a 44-year-old from South Lake Tahoe. Police said Silva was drunk and booked her for immoral acts and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Her bail was set at $4,000.

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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