Crime Blotter

Staff Reports

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

Tuesday June 19

6:55 p.m., 3200 block of Apple Street, South Lake Tahoe – clarification. Police ticketed a 17-year-old boy for putting a skateboard rail on a city road, not a ramp, as the Tribune previously reported. The boy reportedly told an officer that he believed it was a private road and therefore legal to use the rail on it.

Friday June 22

4100 block of U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. Somebody forced their way into a Marriott construction trailer by breaking the glass out of a rear window. Police said nothing was reported missing from the trailer.

10:12 a.m., 1700 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe – possession of marijuana. A school security officer smelled the pungent odor of burnt marijuana coming from a car on campus. Police said the officer investigated and found a bag containing less than an ounce of pot. A 16-year-old boy was ticketed for the offense, police said.

Saturday, June 23

2:39 p.m., 2600 block of Bertha Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – vandalism. Police arrested Vincent Lee, 43, of South Lake Tahoe, for allegedly causing $1,000 in damage to a Volkswagen van parked in front of his home on Bertha. The van’s fenders were dented and its window were broken out with rocks. Lee reportedly told an officer he chose to damage the van because the owner was a “punk.” Later, on the same day, police booked Lee for damaging property owned by him and his wife, which included a television, door and a wall.

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