Deputy Hurt in Tahoe Melee; More Than 20 Arrests

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - A sheriff's deputy was hurt and several
people arrested when a fight broke at Lake Tahoe after a July 4
fireworks celebration along the main casino strip at Stateline.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Thursday
the deputy injured a knee when an unruly crowd of 100 to 150 turned
ugly just after 11 p.m. Wednesday at the California state line.

The statement said officers responded to a fight outside
Harrah's hotel-casino and were assisting an injured man on the
ground when another man pushed a deputy, touching off the melee.

Sheriff's deputies say they arrested 21 people but haven't
specified which were tied directly to the fight. Charges range from
obstructing and battery of a peace officer, to disorderly conduct
and minor consuming alcohol.

South Lake Tahoe police reported an additional 22 arrests on the
California side of the line between 12 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m.
Thursday.


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