Jewelry, masks stolen from tents; A woman reports a man attempted to kidnap her |

Jewelry, masks stolen from tents; A woman reports a man attempted to kidnap her

William Ferchland

More than $2,000 in jewelry, masks and other merchandise was stolen from tents next to Horizon Casino Resort, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy reported.

The tents, a summer staple at Stateline, have various wares for sale. The tent with the biggest loss was listed at $900 for a box with eight pairs of silver and stone earrings, the deputy stated.

At another tent, 40 Oakland Raiders beer bottle covers and 10 University of California, Berkeley beer bottle covers were missing.

A tent selling masks had 20 missing, including eight “V for Vendetta” masks and 10 yellow and white ones, the deputy reported.

In other news:

— A 21-year-old woman taking a lunch break in the meadow adjacent to Kahle Drive told authorities she was approached by a bad smelling man with dirty sneakers who tried to kidnap her, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy reported.

The woman suffered scratches to her chin, arms, cheeks and other areas of her face and upper body in fending off the stranger, who was armed with a stick, the deputy reported.

At least six officers combed the area but couldn’t find the man.

The attempted kidnapping happened in the afternoon of June 22. The man – described as having brown or gray wavy hair, a mustache, between 40 to 50 years old and wearing a dark gray T-shirt and blue jeans – reportedly told the woman: “You’re coming with me,” the deputy reported.

Anyone with information on the case can contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department at (775) 586-7250.

— A bear spotted Saturday at the Tallac Conference Center along Sherman Way reportedly interrupted a wedding, according to a South Lake Tahoe police lieutenant.

An officer responded and helped direct the bear to lumber in a different direction. The lieutenant said there was no indication the bear touched the wedding cake.

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