South Lake Tahoe Crime Report
The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.
Wednesday Aug. 1
7:35 a.m., 1300 Keller Road, South Lake Tahoe – grand theft. A $450 air compressor was stolen from a construction site. Kirk David, 23, of South Lake Tahoe said he last saw his compressor Tuesday at 5 p.m. Police said David left the piece of equipment chained and locked.
7:36 a.m., Friant Court and Murietta Drive, South Lake Tahoe – auto theft. Police arrested Jerry King Jr., 20, and Sean Winn, 19, both of Brentwood, Calif., after officers found them asleep in a stolen 1991 blue Jeep Wrangler. The car belonged to Amanda Veglahn of Livermore, Calif.
Thursday Aug. 2
1:42 a.m., 3892 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. Martin Shatz, 56, of Sacramento had a video camera, a locked aluminum suitcase and a leather satchel stolen from his room at Brooke’s Lodge. Officers believe someone used a ladder to enter a rear window of the motel room. Total loss was estimated at $10,000.
Friday Aug. 3
10:28 p.m., 2600 block of Chris Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. Someone forced open the front door of a home and stole $100 in cash from Dana Taylor, 25, of South Lake Tahoe. Police said the crime occurred between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Saturday Aug. 4
2:25 a.m., 1 Lake Parkway, South Lake Tahoe – burglary. Two room safes were broken into overnight Friday at the Forest Inn. One guest told police that he noticed nothing missing but found his safe pried open and his clothes and personal items scattered around his room. Police said Lilian Ibarra, 32, of Sacramento, had $42 in cash stolen from the safe in her room.
4:09 p.m., 2100 Eloise Avenue, South Lake Tahoe – attempted burglary. A storage facility had several exterior locks cut from several of its units. Police said burglars could not gain entry because the units also have interior locks.
8:11 a.m., 2700 bock of U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe – embezzlement. A manager at USA gas station mistakenly left $700 on an office counter when her shift ended. She told police she realized the cash was missing the next morning.
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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