Thieves take off with 7 new TVs
Nearly $18,000 in televisions was stolen from Accurate Audio Video when someone smashed the front door window and nabbed seven televisions, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
The burglary, which occurred sometime Friday morning, concentrated on the most expensive items near the front of the store, the officer said.
Taken were televisions of various sizes including 10-inch, 20-inch, 32-inch, 42-inch and two 50-inch screens. A wall mounted 42-inch television was also taken, the officer said.
In other news:
— Two people were taken into custody after three El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies and two sergeants were called to a party in the 2400 block of Alice Lake Road that was getting out of hand.
A group of men reportedly tried to crash the party and were upset when they were told to leave the area, a deputy said.
One of the men threw a snowball at a group of people on the balcony. About seven men from the party went outside to fight the group, authorities reported.
After the Friday night brawl, the group of men who tried to crash the party left for their residence on the 2300 block of Alice Lake Road, but soon returned to the gathering in a threatening manner, the deputy said.
A 19-year-old who was pulling out of the driveway had the right window of his 2001 Toyota Tacoma broken by a 19-year-old from West Palm Beach, the deputy said.
The Floridian then allegedly broke the windshield of a Chevy Cavalier, the deputy said.
He was taken into custody when he was positively identified by a partygoer. A 24-year-old was also taken into custody for allegedly being in possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms.
— A $250 Static snowboard was taken Friday by a man after it fell from the feet of a Vallejo man who sat on Sierra-at-Tahoe’s Grandview Express chairlift, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said.
A resort employee spotted the reported missing snowboard under the arm of the man while he was getting two snowboards at the ski and snowboard check-in, the deputy said.
The employee reported the incident to a security supervisor who detained the man. A deputy showed up and placed him under arrest on charges of petty theft and possession of stolen property.
After being read his Miranda rights, the man reportedly asked the deputy,”Whatever happened to finders keepers, losers weepers?”
The deputy later lowered the charges to misappropriation.
— A 26-year-old South Lake Tahoe man reported his $430 Never Summer snowboard stolen after he sat it against a wall at Boardinghouse snowboard shop inside Marriott Timber Lodge, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said.
The next day, the man saw his snowboard being carried by a 26-year-old Berkeley man walking in the shopping center at Crescent V, the deputy said.
The Berkeley man said he was approached by a person who said he bought a new snowboard and wanted to sell his old one for $100. The Berkeley man bought the snowboard with five $20 bills and was spotted by the snowboard’s owner shortly afterward, the deputy said.
The South Lake Tahoe man got his snowboard back after telling his story.
— A Friday morning noise on the front deck of a vacation house on the 1000 block of Sonora Avenue did not concern a 35-year-old King City man because a person is paid to plow the driveway. The man did become suspicious when he heard a window screen being removed and parted the blinds to find an unidentified man trying to get into the house, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
The thwarted burglar turned to run, slipped on the icy driveway and continued to escape down the road, the officer said.
n A 37-year-old South Lake Tahoe man noticed his two pairs of skis stolen from the top of his 1998 Isuzu Rodeo after he finished work at the Tahoe Daily Tribune, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
Stolen were a pair of 174 centimeter K-2 World Piste skis worth $670 and another pair of 190 centimeter, sticker-covered K-2 World Piste skis worth $470, the officer said.
The skis were in a roof storage unit that is usually locked, the officer said. The theft occurred on Dec. 30.
— A 47-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was placed into custody for allegedly firing a Marlin .30-caliber rifle into the air during the morning of Jan. 1, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
— Authorities were called to Steamers Bar and Grill when a 25-year-old man allegedly hit a 30-year-old woman in the left eye on New Year’s Eve, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
The man reportedly took the woman’s bar stool when she went to the bathroom and stared at her when she was outside smoking a cigarette, the officer said. The woman changed seats to a standing table when she was reportedly struck. Bar patrons subdued the man until police arrived.
— A 23-year-old San Diego man was taken into custody for allegedly stealing a 12-pack of beer, 2-liter bottle of soda and a bottle of tequila from Safeway on Dec. 30, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
The man was seen avoiding the register lines by a supermarket employee who was wearing a winter coat over her uniform, the officer said. The employee reported the vehicle’s description to police and the man was subsequently placed into custody, the officer said.
— A $1,000 ultra high-speed floor buffer was reported missing when the driver noticed the machine gone from the back of his truck while driving from Barton Memorial Hospital to Stateline Medical Center on Saturday night, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
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