Crime log: Man booked, wants to write one |

Crime log: Man booked, wants to write one

An El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy pulled over a blue BMW Monday afternoon after watching the car pass another vehicle over a double-yellow line on Highway 89, a deputy said.

While the deputy approached the vehicle, the driver, Michael Brill, exited and said, “I’d like to surrender myself,” according to the deputy.

Brill, 39, of El Dorado Hills, then told the deputy about 107 grams of marijuana and various smoking pipes located in a black briefcase in the car, the deputy said.

Brill was arrested on charges of transporting and possession of marijuana. When he was asked why he decided to surrender, Brill answered that he wanted to write a book, the deputy said.

In other news:

— Two bicyclists became stranded on Mr. Toad’s bike trail when darkness fell Saturday night, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said.

The department’s search and rescue team was called but was soon released after a deputy hiked in and found the two.

— A soda machine on the 17th floor of Harrah’s Lake Tahoe was reported burglarized Wednesday morning by a person who used a drill to get access to money, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

The burglar retrieved $100 and caused $100 in damage to the machine.

— A 74-year-old woman from Newbury Park reported her wallet missing to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe security after she was gambling at slot machines on Oct. 21, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said. The wallet was later found in a men’s bathroom with $540 missing.

— A 1993 white Jeep Grand Cherokee was reported stolen Friday morning when the 36-year-old owner didn’t find the car parked at the Swiss Mart Food and Gas, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.

— A California Highway Patrol officer reported his state-owned, unmarked vehicle burglarized on Oct. 17 while he was at a training seminar at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

The burglar destroyed the driver’s side lock and stole various items including a magnetic red emergency visor light, flashlight, leather jacket and Batman stickers, the deputy said.

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