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News of record for April 21, 2003

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

7:49 a.m., Jamestown — A man on the 18100 block of Sierra Avenue said a mountain bike was stolen off his front porch.

9:08 a.m., Crystal Falls — A woman on the 21800 block of Fallview Drive said landscaping at her house was vandalized.

9:27 a.m., Tuolumne — A Black Oak Casino security officer said a red 12-speed bicycle had been left in the bushes for about 10 days. The bike was turned in to the Sheriff's Department.

11:40 a.m., Wards Ferry Road area — A caller on the 18000 block of Wards Ferry Road said a man pepper sprayed him during an argument over stored property.

12:25 p.m., Sonora area — Two men in a blue pickup truck were broadcasting obscenities from a loudspeaker while driving eastbound on Highway 108. A deputy and the driver's father contacted the men on a cell phone and convinced them to stop.

2:48 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman on the 18000 block of Sequoia Drive said her garage door had pry marks and a padlock was broken off.

4:15 p.m., Don Pedro Reservoir area — A woman said she saw a parachutist drop a black, rectangular box near the reservoir, then the parachutist floated down somewhere else on the shore.

5:53 p.m., Jamestown — A Jamestown Harley Davidson employee said someone who lives behind the business has been throwing handfuls of gravel over the fence, and the business has been egged several times, as well.

6:06 p.m., Jamestown — A Railtown 1987 State Historic Park employee said three teens were shooting paintball guns at the park and asked a deputy to talk to them.

9:07 p.m., Crystal Falls — A woman on the 21800 block of Russian River Drive said a man threatened her parents with a knife.

FRIDAY

8:18 a.m., East Sonora — The manager of the Best Western Sonora Oaks on the 19500 block of Hess Avenue said he believed an ex-employee stole soap, linen and a commercial vacuum cleaner.

10:42 a.m., La Grange — A man said his car broke down between Don Pedro and La Grange, and during the night, someone broke out the window and took his stereo speakers and ammunition clips.

11:12 a.m., Oakdale — A man said the soft top from his Jeep was stolen in Oakdale, and he thought he saw it on a Jeep in Jamestown.

2:00 p.m., Sonora — A be-on-the-lookout order for a black 1997 Jeep Cherokee was issued after the vehicle was taken from the Sonora Gold Lodge on Stockton Street.

2:57 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said a juvenile on the 10600 block of Seventh Street was scared during a domestic dispute between her parents.

3:15 p.m., Soulsbyville — A caller from Gold Ridge Alzheimer's Dementia Home on the 20400 block of Rafferty Court said a patient accepted earlier in the day was hitting and throwing things at employees and needed to be transported to the third floor of Tuolumne General Hospital.

5:50 p.m., Jamestown — A woman calling from the 18700 block of Highway 108 said her purse was stolen while she was at a meeting.

6:34 p.m., Jamestown — A mail carrier from the Jamestown Post Office on the 18300 block of Main Street said two vehicles were parked in the 24-hour no-parking zone. The caller was afraid mail trucks wouldn't be able to deliver the mail, but when dispatch advised him to have the trucks towed, he said he did not want to take care of that himself.

10:32 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller at an unidentified address on Fuller Road reported a woman staggering on the side of the road.

11:50 p.m., Jamestown — A caller at an unidentified address on Rolling Hills Boulevard reported a large party with drinking in the streets and pot smoking in a tan sedan. A car was also blocking the caller's driveway.

SATURDAY

12:38 a.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 17700 block of Rolling Oak Drive requested a patrol check after three tall kids rang her doorbell then ran away.

12:42 a.m., Rancho Sonora Estates — A caller on the 20500 block of Quail Hollow Court said two teenage boys dressed in black had been shooting pellets from small hand guns at the caller's dog earlier in the day, and were still wandering around the neighborhood.

1:05 a.m., Cold Springs — A caller on the 29500 block of Lassen Drive said earlier someone had tried to break into her house, and three people were throwing things at the residence.

7:30 a.m., Jamestown — The owner of a business on Main Street said someone threw a rock through his window during the night. He said the same thing happened last week.

8:44 a.m., Sonora — A caller from Algeo's Appliance Co. on the 14200 block of Tuolumne Road said an employee took some money from the store.

1:36 p.m., Sugar Pine — A caller on an unidentified block of Redwood Drive reported a Modesto Bee newspaper box was thrown on the side of the road.

1:54 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller on the 18500 block of Main Street said the back window of his friend's car was broken out.

5:20 p.m., Soulsbyville — A Willow Springs Drive caller said three juveniles were headed toward town, one with a rifle and scope. The caller said the weapon might have been a BB gun, and wanted them checked out.

10:41 p.m., Sonora — A caller on the 12800 block of Chukar Circle said she went upstairs to ask her neighbors to quiet down and they spit on her, slapped her and threw things at her.

YESTERDAY

10:07 a.m., Columbia — A Quail Mine Road caller said some people have been camping on Quail Mine Creek for three weeks. The owner of the property said he had given his friend permission to stay for a short time.

Felony bookings

FRIDAY

3:10 a.m., Sonora — Kathy Maryann Hastings, 37, 10600 block of Seventh Street, Jamestown, booked on suspicion of burglary after an arrest at Save Mart on the 100 block of Stockton Road, Sonora. She remained in custody this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.

3:18 p.m., Tuolumne — Davie Charlie Carr, 21, 18300 block of Woodham Carne Road, Tuolumne, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic needle and being under the influence of a controlled substance after an arrest on Pine and Elm streets, Tuolumne.

According to a Sheriff's Department report, paramedics were called because a woman was said to be having seizures on the street. Medical crews arrived, but the woman would not cooperate with them, the report said. Paramedics said the woman was not having seizures, but was under the influence of something. A deputy arrived, searched the woman and reportedly found suspected methamphetamine in her pocket, along with a hypodermic needle. He arrested her.

Carr remained held this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.

3:45 p.m., Jamestown — A 40-year-old Jupiter man was booked on suspicion of felony battery after an arrest on the 10600 block of Seventh Street, Jamestown. He was released after posting $35,000 bail.

SATURDAY

4:26 a.m., Sonora — Kenneth Theodore Foletti, 44, 40 block of Linoberg Street, Sonora, booked on a state parole hold and suspicion of misdemeanor battery after an arrest on Linoberg and Stewart streets, Sonora. He remained held this morning without bail.

Arrests

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

Teresa Lynne Telles, 43, 22100 block of Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne booked at 8:30 p.m. Friday after an arrest on South Fork and Longeway roads, Twain Harte.

Michael Jason Barajas, 30, 2900 block of Arrowhead Street, Copperopolis, booked at 1:14 a.m. Saturday after arrest on Theall and Stewart streets, Sonora.

Minnie Wolfinbarger, 62, 18300 block of Toyon Way, Sonora, booked at 10:16 p.m. Sunday after arrest on the 300 block of South Washington Street, Sonora.

Thomas Vierra, 23, 12800 block of Chukar Circle, Sonora, booked at 2:30 a.m. today after arrest on Mono Way at Greenley Road, Sonora.

Sonora police reports

THURSDAY

7:53 a.m., hazard — A woman said an elderly man was driving a smoking pickup on Mono Way.

9:22 a.m., traffic accident — A non-injury crash was reported on the 200 block of South Shepherd Street.

10:41 a.m., public intoxication — A 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication at a business on the 100 block of Stockton Road.

12:53 p.m., domestic violence — An employee at a business on the 100 block of Hospital Road said she saw another woman employee in a car hit a child who was about one year old.

2:34 p.m., theft — A man on the 300 block of Fairview Lane said a compact disc player and CDs were taken from his unlocked vehicle.

2:41 p.m., fraudulent activity — A woman said someone transferred funds from her account at a bank on the 1300 block of Sanguinetti Road.

3:17 p.m., vandalism — A city public works employee said two flag poles were broken in front of a business on South Washington Street.

3:26 p.m., traffic accident — A non-injury crash was reported at the intersection of South Washington Street and Restano Way.

3:55 p.m., vandalism — A woman on the 500 block of Snell Street said someone destroyed her mailbox and ran over some shrubs.

3:59 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A man said someone "tampered" with his vehicle several months ago, loosening some bolts and altering the brakes.

5:17 p.m., hazard — A tree was seen across Tidwall Street.

6:09 p.m., domestic violence — A woman said two young girls in car seats were left unattended in an unlocked vehicle in the parking lot of a business on the 1200 block of Sanguinetti Road.

7:16 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said someone drove up and threw a license plate in the back of his pickup on the 400 block of Greenley Road.

7:50 p.m., public peace — A woman at a business on the 1000 block of Sanguinetti Road said three young men were being "extremely foul-mouthed" to an employee.

8:13 p.m., assault — A woman on the 40 block of North Stewart Street said her stepfather attacked her. Both parties said they wanted to make citizen arrests. Both were cited and released on suspicion of battery.

9:19 p.m., assault — A man at a business on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road said a woman was stabbed in the hand with a pair of scissors by two children.

11:53 p.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer checked on three people on Delnero Drive.

FRIDAY

12:11 a.m., Suspicious Circumstances — A man in a black vehicle was taking flags from South Washington Street.

6:43 a.m., Theft — A caller on the 100 block of West Bradford Street reported the theft of glass tools from the back of a truck.

7:59 a.m., Burglary — A caller on the 300 block of Fairview Lane said a stereo was taken from a vehicle and tools were taken from an unsecured van.

12:01 p.m., Vandalism, property damage — A caller reported damage to business lights and a breezeway on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

1:36 p.m., Vehicle theft — A caller said her Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen from the 100 block of Stockton Road.

10:06 p.m., Vandalism, property damage — A caller said a group of kids were lining up shopping carts and bouncing them off parked vehicles at Wal-Mart on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

SATURDAY

12:52 a.m., Vandalism, property damage — The front window was broken out at JS West Propane on the 500 block of Stockton Road.

4:30 a.m., Theft — A caller on the 300 block of Fairview Avenue reported the theft of pension papers.

7:11 a.m., Vandalism, property damage — A caller on the 100 block of South Shepherd Street said at 3:30 a.m., she heard a shot that broke her window and tore her screen.

10:42 p.m., Breaking and entering — A woman on the 100 block of Banner Drive said someone broke into her house and took a shower.

11:22 p.m., Hazardous situation — Some type of rope was tied across West Lane, making the road inaccessible.

YESTERDAY

4:14 a.m., Theft — A caller on the 300 block of Fairview Lane said when he returned home from work, his $350 chain saw had been stolen from his vehicle.

Accidents

Injury ............................ 2

Non-injury ................... 7

Fires

FRIDAY

11 a.m., Sonora area — A flue fire was reported on the 16600 block of Madrone Circle. No dollar damage was reported. Bruce Peterson of the same address owns the home. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

5:30 p.m., Sonora — A kitchen fire was reported on the 20100 block of Gibbs Drive. A woman was cooking, and the oil she was using began smoking. Firefighters put a lid on the pot and extinguished the fire. Jeanne Bashor of the same address owns the home. CDF and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

SATURDAY

1:30 p.m., Sonora area — A power pole fire was reported on Lime Kiln Road near Lime Rock Road. PG&E owns the pole. Dollar damage was undetermined. CDF, Tuolumne County Fire Department and Jamestown Fire Protection District responded.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

9:14 a.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 4700 block of Dunn Road said he found a red, small all-terrain vehicle in a ravine behind his house.

9:27 a.m., Jenny Lind — A woman on the 7000 block of Kirby Street said George Bush threatened her Wednesday.

11:55 a.m., Valley Springs — A caller said a man was asleep in the back of his truck parked on near Paloma Road and Middle Bar Bridge on Highway 26. A deputy checked on the man who said he had been drinking earlier and pulled over to "sleep it off."

11:58 a.m., Valley Springs — A house on the 2500 block of Vista Del Lago was vandalized.

12:49 p.m., San Andreas — A caller said someone was in the lower parking lot at Calaveras High School slashing tires on vehicles parked there.

3:14 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller said about 30 teens were involved in a fight on the 900 block of St. Andrews Road. Deputies arrived and found out the teens were making a videotape and had staged the fight.

3:55 p.m., San Andreas — A caller said an adult on the 500 block of West St. Charles Street was slapping a child's face.

4:05 p.m., San Andreas — A Calaveras High School administrator asked a deputy to come to the school to talk to a teen who admitted smoking marijuana at school.

8 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 6400 block of Garner Place said teens were ringing doorbells in the neighborhood, then running away.

FRIDAY

3:35 a.m., Valley Springs — A caller at the campground on Acorn East said when he or she asked other campers to be quieter, they threw rocks at the caller's motor home.

8:33 a.m., Railroad Flat — A woman on the 3700 block of Railroad Flat Road said someone stole everything of value from her unlocked carport overnight.

8:44 a.m., Copperopolis — A caller on the 100 block of Poker Flat Road said someone broke in the back door of the caller's house "to get beer."

10:53 a.m., Arnold — A woman on the 2400 block of Pine Drive said she found evidence of fires being lit on her property in different areas. She found burned spots, charcoal and burned trees, and has had problems with trespassers in the past.

1:13 p.m., Arnold — A caller on the 200 block of Moran Road said a few signs, a wreath and some firewood were stolen from the front porch.

4:14 p.m., Arnold — A caller on the 2000 block of Patricia Way said someone broke in through a downstairs window.

SATURDAY

7:39 p.m., San Andreas — A caller on the 100 block of Gatewood Road said her back gate was screwed shut.

9:52 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller reported a woman who appeared to be drunk was trying to get into her vehicle on the 100 block of Nove Way.

Felony bookings

SATURDAY

3:25 p.m., Calaveras County — Ryan Bran Knowles-Browder, 28, 9600 block of Majestic Lane, Stockton, booked on suspicion of battery causing injuries after an arrest at Amador Hospital, Jackson. Also booked was Victoria Marie Williams, 23, 600 block of West Parkway, Stockton, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after an arrest at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital, San Andreas.

According to a sheriff's department report, Knowles-Browder and Williams were fighting in a vehicle while driving through Calaveras County. Williams told a deputy at the hospital that Knowles-Browder bit her cheek and upper arm forced her out of his vehicle near Mokelumne Hill, then drove off.

A caller found her at a convenience store on Highway 26 and Highway 49 and called 911 because the woman was disoriented and bleeding. Williams was taken to the San Andreas hospital, where she told a deputy her version of the fight.

The report further said that after forcing Williams from his car, Knowles-Browder drove to Jackson for medical treatment because he needed stitches in his head after Williams struck him on the head with a beer bottle.

Knowles-Browder remained held this morning in lieu of $25,000 bail. Williams was held this morning in lieu of $45,000 bail.

TODAY

11:03 p.m., Circle XX — Nicholas Robert Elvin Sudderth, 27, 30 block of Walker, Stockton, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance after arrest on Hunt Road about a mile east of Hogan Dam Road. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.

YESTERDAY

12:30 a.m., Arnold — Donald Ballard Jr., 41, 2400 block of Stephanie Drive, Arnold, booked on suspicion of making criminal threats after arrest at his house. He was released after posting $15,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Stacey Lynn Cotton, 33, 6900 block of Cassidy Road, Valley Springs, booked at 3:30 a.m. Saturday after arrest on Highway 26 east of Garner Place, Valley Springs.

Benjamin Thomas Hickey, 54, 3000 block of Didier Road, Valley Springs, booked at 9:11 p.m. Saturday after arrest on Highway 26, Valley Springs.

Jesus Castellano Jr., 23, booked at 1:30 a.m. yesterday after arrest on Highway 4 at Batten Road.

Elizabeth Moore Dalziel, 60, 8400 block of Hautley Lane, Valley Springs, booked at 2:45 p.m. yesterday after arrest at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital, San Andreas.

Fire

YESTERDAY

4 p.m., Valley Springs area — A small spot fire was reported on the side of the road on the 10500 block of Limestone Road. No dollar damage was reported. Landowner is undetermined. Foothill Fire Protection District responded.


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