Business robbed of several video-game consoles, titles
June 25, 2008
Someone used a large rock to break into Area 51 Computers and Video Games early Wednesday morning.
Between about 3:30 and 4:45 a.m., thieves stole several video-game consoles – including a PlayStation 3 and a Nintendo Wii – and dozens of video games, said Area 51 co-owner Valerie Delaney.
The thieves focused much of their efforts on stealing the newest and most expensive games, while leaving cash in the business untouched. Before breaking the window, the thieves taped the window with an unusual greenish-turquoise tape, Delaney said.
Delaney said she is devastated by the burglary and now is uncertain about the future of the business, which is located in the Kings Trading Post shopping center.
— Douglas County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 30-year-old South Lake Tahoe man on suspicion of theft after he allegedly tried to steal several thousand dollars’ worth of liquor from MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.
At about 2 a.m. June 17, the man entered the casino’s Ciera restaurant and took full bottles of Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac and Hennessy XO cognac, according to a deputy’s report.
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The man then fled on foot but was apprehended by security personnel in the casino’s parking lot after pouring out the Remy Martin cognac.
The bottle of Remy Martin cognac has an estimated value of $3,000, and the Hennessy cognac is valued at $450, the report said.
Three men believed to be accomplices of the arrested man remain at large.
— A large rock tumbled down a hill, causing the injury of a 30-year-old construction worker, according to a report from a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy.
At about 6:25 p.m. June 18, the deputy was stopped in traffic in the area of Highway 50 and Cedar Street when construction employees dislodged the boulder, sending it tumbling down the hill on the east side of the roadway. The rock fell out of view, but the officer then heard it hit “a large metal object.”
The object turned out to be a metal support structure in which the worker, from Reno, was standing. The rock moved the structure about 18 inches, causing the structure to hit the man’s right shoulder.
The man was alert and talking after the incident. He refused treatment from Tahoe-Douglas paramedics who responded to the scene but agreed to go to the hospital with a friend, the report said.