Police Report: Tahoe businesses hit by vandalism, burglary
Someone shot out windows at the Kmart store in South Lake Tahoe on Wednesday morning, according to South Lake Tahoe police.
At about 4:17 a.m., police responded to an alarm at the store and found large windows in the front of the store broken, apparently shot with a BB gun, said South Lake Tahoe police Lt. Marty Hale.
The vandalism caused an estimated $500 in damage, Hale said.
— A burglar smashed a window and stole a “small amount” of money from Izzy’s Burger Spa on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, police said.
Just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, a passer-by flagged down police to report the smashed window at the restaurant, Hale said.
The police lieutenant declined to say how much was stolen.
— A dispute over parking on Chris Avenue apparently escalated to fisticuffs at about 7 p.m. Tuesday.
After a 52-year-old South Lake Tahoe man informed a 27-year-old South Lake Tahoe man that he shouldn’t park in a certain area because contractors would need the space the next day, the younger man attacked the older one, Hale said.
The man sustained a bloody nose and facial swelling as a result of the alleged altercation but refused medical treatment, police said.
Investigation into the incident is ongoing, Hale said.
— At about 2:55 a.m. March 7, Douglas County sheriff’s deputies responded to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe on a report of $1,600 missing from a fanny pack.
A 23-year-old Argentinean man reported the cash was in a money belt inside the fanny pack. Upon exiting Vex nightclub, the man noticed the fanny pack was open and the belt containing the money was gone, according to a deputy’s report.
In explaining why he was carrying so much cash on him, he said he did not trust his roommates and could not get a bank account because of the length of his stay in the United States, the report said.
Security cameras at Harrah’s did not provide useful information, and authorities said they had no leads in the case.