A 20-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was taken into custody after standing in the middle of Lake Tahoe Boulevard, beating up a 68-year-old man and resisting arrest, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
The man, reportedly under the influence of alcohol, stopped various cars on Lake Tahoe Boulevard near Julie Lane around 2:15 p.m. Thursday, police said.
A 68-year-old man halted his Nissan before the man reportedly opened the Nissan’s door and punched the driver, who needed medical attention for a broken tooth and knot on his left cheek, police said.
A nearby police officer ordered the man down on the ground. He complied but then began to get up.
“First he came at me,” Officer Rob Heindl said. “I used my baton, which had no effect, so I stopped using that and some citizens and I took him to the ground and I handcuffed him.”
In other news:
An unidentified male swiped a 12-pack of Natural Ice beer and a bag of baked Ruffles from the 7-Eleven on Emerald Bay Road on Thursday, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
The man was reportedly upset when the clerk wouldn’t sell him beer after 2 a.m., police said.
A 47-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was taken into custody after he allegedly punched his neighbor in the mouth on Wednesday, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
The neighbor needed seven stitches, while the knuckles of the arrested man needed three, police said.
The 47-year-old also was charged with drunk driving, police said.
A 21-year-old South Lake Tahoe man chipped a tooth and injured his leg after being struck by a 1989 Chevy when he was crossing an intersection on his bicycle, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
The accident, which occurred on Winnemucca Avenue and Lake Tahoe Boulevard on Wednesday, was the fault of the bicyclist, who didn’t have any bike brakes, police said.
Sometime between Sept. 10 and Sept. 14, an unknown suspect smashed the right rear window of a 1994 Ford Explorer, parked at Eagle Falls parking lot, and stole clothes and college books, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said.
On Sept. 15, an unknown suspect smashed the passenger window of a 2002 Toyota Rav4, parked at Angora parking lot, and stole two cellular phones and a purse hidden under clothes, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said.
A 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, parked at Eagle Falls parking lot, was burglarized when unknown suspects attempted to pry, but then smashed, the rear hatch between Sept. 13 and Sept. 15, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said.
Taken was over $1,000 in items including a purse, eyeglasses, cellular phone and earrings, a deputy said.
A 60-year-old Gardnerville man had his residence on the 18000 block of Highway 50 burglarized sometime between Sept. 2 and Sept. 14, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said.
Unknown suspects smashed a kitchen window to steal nearly $1,000 in items including snowshoes, binoculars, a video cassette recorder, stereo, vacuum cleaner and dart board, a deputy said.
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