Items vanish at psychic forum |

Items vanish at psychic forum

William Ferchland

A merchant at a psychic forum at Horizon Casino Resort reported a crystal wand and other items stolen from a table left unattended for four hours, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

According to the 35-year-old merchant from South Lake Tahoe, he moved most of his valuable items into the resort’s convention center but left some on the table covered by a cloth. When he returned to the table Monday morning, several items were missing, the deputy said.

Included in the loss were a $250 crystal wand, and an 8-by-11 image of a cat, woman, crystal and ancient shaman worth $400, the deputy said.

The theft was not recorded by a surveillance camera since the table was directly beneath the camera, the deputy said.

In other news:

— A rock slide temporarily blocked the westbound lanes of Highway 50 about a mile east of Spooner Summit early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

No one was injured in the slide. Douglas County Sheriff’s Department was deluged with several emergency calls from motorists around 6:30 a.m.

Traffic was diverted as crews from the Nevada Department of Transportation removed the boulders to the side of the road, according to Scott McGruder, NDOT’s public information officer. The lanes opened about an hour later.

The wet weather has caused crews to be aware of the mountain slides while traveling or removing snow.

“This is the second one we’ve had in the Tahoe Basin that I know of in the last month,” Mcgruder said. The other slide occurred between Crystal Bay and Incline Village.

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