The following incidents were selected from among those reported to area law enforcement and fire protection districts.
Monday, Feb. 26
5:30 p.m., 1000 block of Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe – petty theft. Peter Kolek, a 19-year-old from South Shore, was arrested because he allegedly tried to steal a 1.75 bottle of Jack Daniels from Raley’s Supermarket & Drug center. A store security guard detained Kolek after he left the market. Kolek reportedly told a police officer he didn’t plan to tuck the bottle into his backpack, but he did because he started to think it would be nice to get drunk.
7:22 p.m., Primrose Road and Moss Road, South Lake Tahoe – public urination. Police on patrol stopped and questioned 30-year-old Mark Ryzak after they found him urinating in the road in front of a stopped car. Ryzak reportedly told an officer that he relieved himself in the road because he “had to go bad.” Ryzak, a transient, got a ticket for the act.
Tuesday, Feb. 27
12:01 a.m. 1800 block of 10th Street, South Lake Tahoe – public intoxication, trespass. A 71-year-old woman called police after someone banged on her front door and walked around her house and tried to open windows. An officer arrived and found Mark Ryzak, 30, on the woman’s lawn. Ryzak reportedly told police he knew someone at the house. Later he admitted he didn’t know anyone at the residence.
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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