The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.
Wednesday, March 21
6:15 p.m., 1000 block of Glenwood Way, South Lake Tahoe – battery. Police arrested Glenn Meri, 32, of South Lake Tahoe, because they allege he punched his roommate in the head. Police dispatch told officers en route to the reported fight that Meri had three outstanding warrants. Once there Meri reportedly demanded that officers show him an arrest warrant. Eventually police took Meri down using a control hold. Police said Meri had been fighting with a 32-year-old man whom he had tried to evict from the residence they shared. Meri suffered scraped knuckles and a swollen right eye. His roommate reportedly had a cut lip and abrasions on his forehead, jaw and side of his throat. Police booked Meri for battery and resisting arrest.
7:33 p.m., 800 block of Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe – battery. An 86-year-old man from South Lake Tahoe was reportedly beaten by a middle-aged woman outside a bar. Police arrested Michelle Mills for battery with serious bodily injury. The man suffered cuts above and below his left eye, cuts on both arms and minor injuries to his knees. The 86-year-old reportedly told police he didn’t want to press charges against Mills, but an officer said whether the woman is charged will be decided by the district attorney’s office. The man reportedly told police that Mills became irate with him after the two went to a steak dinner at a restaurant then returned to her house where he refused to engage in intimate behavior. The 86-year-old told police he drove the woman back to a bar on Emerald Bay Road so she could pick up her car. The man reportedly said Mills couldn’t find her car and began kicking and punching him.
Thursday, March 22
5:40 a.m., 3600 block of Forest Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – car burglary. More than $3,800 worth of stereo equipment was stolen from a 1993 white Chevrolet Suburban left parked and locked outside the owner’s home. A 28-year-old man from South Lake Tahoe owned the car. Police said a rear window of the vehicle was pried open and the burglar stole two amps, batteries, disc changer and CD player.
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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