Crime log |

Crime log

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

Henry Gerling, wanted by South Lake Tahoe police since June on burglary charges, was arrested at Albertsons Food and Drug.

Gerling, 35, allegedly pawned more than $500 worth of stolen jewelry at Lake Tahoe Coin and Jewelry on June 22, police said.

Police used a report filled out by the jewelry’s owner who listed Gerling’s name as a suspect and matched it with Gerling’s pawnshop receipt.

An informant notified police that Gerling entered Albertsons on Tuesday about 5 p.m. Authorities arrested Gerling on suspicion of burglary and reportedly found a stolen purse, a small amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in his car.

In other news:

n A customer who received a haircut Tuesday in the 2000 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard returned to look for his lost sunglasses and ended up trying to strangle an employee, South Lake Tahoe police said. A customer broke up the encounter and the suspect fled the scene, witnesses said.

n An unknown suspect pried open the passenger window of a 1998 Honda Civic and stole more than $500 in goods, including compact discs, a stereo faceplate and a purse, the South Lake Tahoe officers said. The burglary occurred in the 2000 block of Oregon Avenue on Tuesday morning.

n El Dorado County Search and Rescue called a CALSTAR helicopter to retrieve Paula Tavrow, 42, from Pasadena, who fractured her lower right leg while hiking Eagle Falls on Aug. 11.

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