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News of record for April 16, 2004


Sheriff's reports


9:26 a.m., Sonora area — A man from Venice in Southern California said he bought something from a person in Sonora over the Internet and has not received the item yet.

11:20 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A man on the 24300 block of Lama Road said screens had been pulled off all the windows.

12:42 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said a man in his 40s on the 18200 block of Highway 108 was bothering people by asking them for money.

3:51 p.m., Tuolumne — A Me-Wuk tribal security officer said a woman was inside the tribal hall saying odd things. Assistance from a deputy was requested.

4:51 p.m., Don Pedro area — A man said a woman was unconscious by the side of Merced Falls Road near Pepito Drive with drug paraphernalia beside her. Fire and ambulance crews arrived and said the woman was sleeping, but then woke up, threw beer bottles around and pulled her pants down.

6:24 p.m., Columbia — A woman on the 11000 block of State Street said screws were taken off her sliding glass door in a possible attempt to break into the house.

6:30 p.m., Belleview Oaks — A caller said people planning a party at a house on Fortuna Mine Road were talking about drugs.

7:07 p.m., Chinese Camp — A caller said a seat and wheels were taken off an antique rake from a house on Highway 120 at Highway 49.

7:21 p.m., Long Barn — A man on the 25800 block of Long Barn-Sugar Pine Road said the house was burglarized.

7:52 p.m., Tuolumne — A 50-year-old man was booked on a San Jose County Superior Court warrant charging him with probation violation and failure to appear in court after an arrest at Black Oak Casino. A casino security officer said the man was causing a disturbance. The man was also booked on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

8:07 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said her son's bicycle was stolen by a man known to live in the area. A deputy found the man and the bicycle at a house on Ninth Street and returned it to the boy. The man said the boy let him borrow it and when he went to return it the boy was not there.

9:20 p.m., Chinese Camp — A caller said he found a man on the side of Highway 120 near an old school, bleeding from the head.


12:29 a.m., Jamestown — A 19-year-old man was booked on misdemeanor warrants charging him with failure to appear in court and possessing less than an ounce of marijuana after an arrest on Preston Lane. The man was also booked on suspicion of resisting arrest.

Felony bookings


4:15 p.m., Sonora — Hershel Lloyd Morgan, 21, no address, Merced, booked on a warrant charging him with possessing a deadly weapon and receiving stolen property. Morgan was brought to the county jail from the Merced County Jail and was held this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.

11:47 p.m., Groveland — Jennifer Lynn North, 20, 21800 block of Ferretti Road, Groveland, booked on suspicion of possessing and transporting a controlled substance after a traffic stop and arrest on Highway 120 at Back Street.

According to a sheriff's report, a deputy saw a car without taillights on Highway 120. The deputy turned around and stopped the driver, North. During a car search, the deputy reported finding two small baggies holding methamphetamine. North said the drugs were not hers and that a man was in the car with her, but fled when the deputy pulled her over.

She was released on her own recognizance yesterday after appearing in court for arraignment.


Cited on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol:

Ted Louis Manuel, 54, 1300 block of French Gulch Road, Murphys, booked at 12:18 a.m. yesterday after an arrest on the 19900 block of Greenley Road.

Sonora police reports


9:37 a.m., animal complaints — A caller said a Rottweiler dog was jumping on cars on Gerrymander Avenue.

1:20 p.m., hazardous situations — A sewer cleaner employee found garbage bags near a house on the 300 block of South Sonora Avenue and thought it might be trash from a methamphetamine lab. A Tuolumne County Environmental Health employee looked at the items and determined they were not a hazard.

2:06 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller saw the driver of a green 2001 Dodge car hit the mirrors of a car parked near the movie theater at Sonora Crossroads shopping center and gave the license plate number to a police officer.

7:53 p.m., public peace — A caller said men were playing basketball on Linoberg Street, playing loud music, swearing and spitting.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded.................................. 23

Cats impounded................................... 12

Goats impounded................................. 1

Dogs adopted...................................... 5

Cats adopted........................................ 1

Chickens adopted................................. 3

Dogs destroyed.................................... 5

Cats destroyed......................................21

Dogs reclaimed.................................... 6

Cats reclaimed..................................... 0

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ...2

Cats transferred.....................................0

Dogs adopted.........8

Cats adopted......... 2


Sheriff's reports


5:58 a.m., Arnold — A caller on Highway 4, east of Ponderosa Way, reported a mountain lion in the area.

7:27 a.m., Valley Springs — A business on the first block of Main Street was vandalized.

10:51 a.m., San Andreas — An employee at a bank on the 400 block of West St. Charles Street said someone attempted to pass a fake check.

3:43 p.m., Angels Camp — Juveniles were spinning "brodies" in the Gloryhole parking lot.

5:27 p.m., Rail Road Flat — A caller on the 1400 block of Rail Road Flat Road said their back door was kicked in but nothing was stolen.

5:39 p.m., Dorrington — A burglary was reported on the 2200 block of Navajo Drive.

5:45 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 7900 block of Cabernet Street said their neighbor's son "exhibited a disrespectful hand gesture."

6:15 p.m., San Andreas — A person at the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department lobby reported a runaway juvenile.

6:29 p.m., Valley Springs — A father and son physically fought on the 6500 block of Friedman Way.

7:01 p.m., Valley Springs — A suspicious vehicle was parked on the 4900 block of Hillvale Drive.

7:28 p.m., Vallecito — A juvenile was causing a disturbance on the 4400 block of Golden Creek Drive.

9:16 p.m., Burson — A vehicle was stolen from the 4700 block of Hillvale Drive.

10:22 p.m., San Andreas — A caller said they found a check made payable to JC Penney on the first block of West St. Charles Street.

11:15 p.m., San Andreas — A caller said someone broke a car wash vacuum on West St. Charles Street.


12:54 a.m., Arnold — A caller on the 3800 block of Big Foot Circle said a bear was on the porch.

Felony bookings

No booking information from the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department was available this morning.

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