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Law and fire report

Saturday, Nov. 4

8:47 p.m.

1100 block of Herbert Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – Threats. Police arrested Luis Lomeli, an18-year-old from South Shore, for telling a 35-year-old woman to stop prosecuting him for a domestic violence incident that occurred in October.



9:32 p.m.

3800 block of U. S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – Possession of drugs for sale. An anonymous call tipped police to drug activity at a South Shore motel. Investigators knocked on the motel door and were allowed to enter the room. An officer found three men in the room; one behind the front door, one who answered the door and one laying on a bed. Florentino Varragan, a 32-year-old from South Shore, was arrested after the officer searched a jacket on the bed and reportedly found 29 bundles of cocaine. The investigator also found paper cut up used to package drugs and a credit card with white residue on it. The man who answered the door reportedly told police he was there to buy drugs, but was not arrested because he was not under the influence of any drugs and did not have any in his possession. The anonymous tipster said they believed there was drug activity occurring in the room because they spotted drug packaging material outside the motel door.



10:30 p.m

Industrial Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – Petty theft. A 1991 blue Jeep Cherokee whizzed past police without its lights on going west on U. S. Highway 50. An officer stopped the car and found a 15-year-old boy from Mountainview, Calif., behind the wheel. His passenger was a 17-year-old boy from Morgan Hill, Calif. The officer found a $10 bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey in the glove compartment. The driver at first told police they knew nothing about the liquor, but later reportedly admitted to stealing it earlier in the day from the Raley’s at the Y. Police ticketed both youths for petty theft and minor in possession of alcohol. The driver was also cited for being an unlicensed driver.

Secret Witness offers cash rewards for anonymous tips leading to the arrest and conviction of crime suspects. Anyone with information about crimes reported in California is asked to call (530) 541-6800. In Nevada, call (775) 586-7295.


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