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Police Report: Man arrested in suspected domestic assault incident

South Lake Tahoe police responded to a report of a rape at a residence in a neighborhood near Stateline at about 10 p.m. Tuesday. The incident appeared to be a part of a domestic assault, according to South Lake Tahoe Police Sgt. Jeff Reagan.

A male suspect was arrested after the incident but is not being named by the Tribune in order to protect the identity of the alleged victim.

— Long-standing gripes between neighbors on Zapotec Drive allegedly boiled over into fisticuffs Feb. 7. An El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a residence on the street after someone’s dog escaped from a backyard and began fighting with the neighbor’s dog, according to a sheriff’s office report.

The owner of the second dog allegedly slapped the owner of the escaped dog in the face and punched him in the chest with both fists after trying to separate the dogs, according to a police report.

The report indicates this is may be the “third or fourth” incident between the dogs but the first physical altercation between the neighbors.

— An attempt to defraud Harrah’s Park Place Jewelers out of two watches valued at more than $12,000 appears to have been stopped at the Canadian border.

An unidentified caller arranged to purchase two Cartier watches from the jewelry store over the phone in December and sent a cashier’s check, according to a report from a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy.

Initial verification showed the check to be valid, and the watches were sent to the requested address.

A subsequent verification found the check to be fraudulent, and the package was tracked to a warehouse in Canada, where customs had placed a hold on it because questions arose concerning its value, according to the report.

Sheriff’s deputies since have informed Canadian customs about the situation and are in the process of retrieving the watches.

— A report of a stolen Nintendo Wii and two games for the video-game system prompted El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies to respond to a home on Arapahoe Street on Sunday.

The report follows a similar incident at the property in December, when two laptops and a jar of change reportedly worth $500 were taken from the residence.

The property reportedly was secured before both incidents, and the reporting party found no evidence of forced break-in during either burglary, according to a police report. No arrests have been made in the cases.

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