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.
Support Local Journalism
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.
Support Local Journalism
Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User