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News of record for April 7, 2003

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

7:25 a.m., Tuolumne — A Summerville High School employee said gasoline and a gas can were stolen.

7:49 a.m., Groveland — A Pine Mountain Lake Security officer found a bag containing what appeared to be drugs and drug paraphernalia and turned it over to the sheriff's department.

10:05 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 18700 block of Carter Street said a tent was stolen from her garage.

10:29 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village — Driveway lights were vandalized at a house on the 20700 block of Lama Tuemete.

11:50 a.m., Campo Seco area — A mail carrier found drug paraphernalia inside a mailbox on the 17000 block of Campbells Flat Road.

12:19 p.m., Twain Harte — A man said money was stolen from at least 22 newspaper boxes in the Twain Harte area.

1:02 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said a man with a mustache was at Jamestown Car Wash on the 18400 block of Jamestown Road trying to cause a fight with other customers.

1:48 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said a suspicious-looking man was on Main Street trying to jump-start a car.

2:17 p.m., Quail Hollow — A caller on the 20200 block of Sparrow Lane said her vehicle was keyed and the air let out of her tires.

2:30 p.m., Sonora Meadows — A Sullivan Creek Elementary School administrator said an 8-year-old child did not show up to after-school care and was missing. The child was later found hiding under a school bus seat.

2:32 p.m., Columbia — A man said a trailer parked on his property on the 26000 block of Italian Bar Road had been set on fire and burned to the ground.

2:58 p.m., Soulsbyville — A Soulsbyville School employee said administrators are holding several students at the office because they possibly had alcohol on campus.

3:42 p.m., Columbia — A woman on the 23200 block of Italian Bar Road said her daughter, possibly under the influence of methamphetamine, was attacking her.

3:51 p.m., Tuolumne — A Tuolumne Market employee said an allegedly drunken woman in her late 40s was crawling on the ground at the store.

5:27 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman said her son was assaulted by another boy while the two were playing basketball at Mother Lode Christian School on the 18300 block of Gardner Avenue.

5:57 p.m., Jamestown area — A house on the 16700 block of Jacksonville Road was broken into during the day.

6:38 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said an allegedly drunken man carrying a bottle of tequila was banging on doors at Oak Hills Apartment complex on the 10200 block of Preston Lane.

6:43 p.m., Jamestown — A house on the 16700 block of Jacksonville Road was broken into earlier in the day.

10:42 p.m., Sonora Meadows — A call said he saw a man wearing a baseball cap looking into his neighbor's house on Green Meadow Lane.

FRIDAY

2:15 a.m., Twain Harte — A woman said she heard loud noises and vibration coming from a house on Tiffeni Drive.

7:01 a.m., Jamestown — A caller said he found property stolen from neighbor's homes in his house, and that the vehicle suspected to have been used in the thefts matches one belonging to his son's friend.

7:09 a.m., East Sonora — A caller said a metal storage container was burglarized at Ivy Drive and Sullivan Creek Road. The caller said a generator, torches, a slurry test kit and wire-feed welding machine were missing.

10:11 a.m., Columbia area — A caller on the 9500 block of Highway 49 reported a verbal fight.

10:29 a.m., Tuolumne — A caller at an undisclosed address on Pine Street said people were drinking and loitering in the area, and one person urinated in the bushes.

10:39 a.m., Mono Vista area — A caller on the 16500 block of Sallander Drive said someone broke into his locked vehicle overnight and stole a $2,500 DVD player.

10:47 a.m., Columbia area — A caller on Airport Road requested a check of a purple bag off Airport Road South. The caller said something in the bag resembles a body.

1:25 p.m., East Sonora area — A woman said someone opened an account using her Social Security number and ran up a large bill.

3:24 p.m., Columbia — A caller on the 11700 block of Columbia College Drive said someone stole her stereo deck and damaged her steering column.

3:47 p.m., Don Pedro — A woman on the 2300 block of Zarzamora Court said another woman has been making threats to her over the phone.

10:30 p.m., Columbia — A caller on State Street at Gold Street South said someone was driving a Toyota pickup through the mud and private property in the State Street area.

10:35 p.m., Standard area — A caller on the 15100 block of Tuolumne Road said her 13-year-old son was attending a church concert and was threatened by three teenage boys. The caller said two boys had rifles and one had a pistol.

SATURDAY

12:41 a.m., Groveland — A caller at the Iron Door Saloon on the 18700 block of Main Street said a man was fighting with a band member in front of the bar.

2 a.m., Columbia — A woman on the 22500 block of Parrotts Ferry Road said a woman and two men were causing a disturbance in the gravel parking lot of Columbia Elementary School.

2:11 a.m., Soulsbyville — A caller on Highway 108 at Oman Drive reported a single vehicle accident.

2:46 a.m., Columbia — A caller on the 22600 block of Broadway Street said someone took $260 from his wallet.

6:54 a.m., Soulsbyville — A caller on the 20500 block of Tanner Drive said someone burglarized a vehicle.

8:49 a.m., Soulsbyville — A caller on the 20500 block of Gordon Drive said someone stole items from two vehicles.

8:55 a.m., Jamestown — A caller on the 10600 block of Camp Seco Road said someone slashed all four of his tires overnight.

10:04 a.m., Soulsbyville — A caller on the 20600 block of Soulsbyville Road said her car was broken into and her purse taken.

10:09 a.m., Jamestown — A caller at Jimtown Frosty on the 18300 block of Main Street said someone burglarized the business.

10:16 a.m., Soulsbyville — A caller on the 20800 block of Caylor Drive said someone stole items from his vehicle.

10:42 a.m., East Sonora area — A caller on the 19600 block of Hess Avenue said the locks were broken off the outside paper machines and the money was taken.

10:46 a.m., Soulsbyville — A caller on the 20600 block of Kings Court said someone entered an unlocked car the night before and took change out of the glove box. The caller said she found a purse in the driveway that morning that belonged to one of the neighbors.

1:11 p.m., Soulsbyville — A deputy on the 20800 block of Caylor Drive noticed a car door wide open and said it looked like someone had rummaged through it.

1:13 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller on the 18500 block of Fir Avenue reported a stolen car part.

2:23 p.m., Soulsbyville — A caller on the 20500 block of Charlotte Court said the car stereo was stolen from her vehicle. The caller said the thief cut a finger while taking the item and left blood inside the vehicle.

2:46 p.m., Sonora area — A caller on the 13700 block of Mono Way reported an argument between a man and woman that almost caused an accident.

2:51 p.m., Chinese Camp — A caller on Six Bit Road said she was having a dispute regarding an easement on the property.

4:32 p.m., Jamestown — A caller on Ninth Street at Third Avenue said youths were tearing up an abandoned house.

6:28 p.m., Sonora area — A caller on the 20200 block of Sparrow Lane requested extra patrol because of vandalism to tires in the area.

9:42 p.m., East Sonora — A caller at Junction Fuel Depot on the 13800 block of Mono Way reported threats from a man.

11:53 p.m., Columbia — A man on the 10600 block of North Airport Road said he heard a child yelling for help in the area.

YESTERDAY

5:05 p.m., East Sonora — A caller at Albertson's on the 13700 block of Mono Way said a homeless man just spent 45 minutes in the Albertson's bathroom before going outside and taking off all his clothes.

7:50 a.m., Jamestown — A caller at an undisclosed address on Preston Lane said he gave a neighbor a set of keys to his mailbox while he was in jail. Now the neighbor won't give the keys back.

9:37 a.m., Chinese Camp — A caller on Washington Street said someone vandalized her vehicle and stole the tailgate.

1:12 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 10600 block of Seventh Street said a man was threatening to take a baby.

3:47 p.m., Sonora — A caller from Tuolumne General Hospital said a man in the emergency room had accidentally shot himself in the hand.

4:05 p.m., Jamestown — A caller on the 18200 block of Smoke Street said someone has been dumping trash in her backyard. She called back and said she located the person who dropped off the trash and he is going to pick it up.

5:02 p.m., East Sonora area — A caller from Sonora Police Department said they found two rifles on Phoenix Lake Road and would like a Sheriff's Department representative to meet them there.

Felony bookings

FRIDAY

8:37 a.m., Jamestown area — Kevin Anthony Baker, 18, 16700 block of Jacksonville Road, Jamestown booked on suspicion of burglary after an arrest at his home. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $50,000 bail.

1:47 p.m., Sonora — A 37-year-old Jamestown man was booked on a warrant charging him with child abuse. He turned himself in at the jail and was released after posting $40,000 bail.

SATURDAY

4 p.m., Tuolumne — Donna Rene Meyer, 34, undisclosed address on Mi-Wu Street, Tuolumne booked on a warrant charging her with passing worthless checks after an arrest at Black Oak Casino. She remained in custody this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.

SUNDAY

2:15 p.m., Phoenix Lake — John Paul Quelvog, 27, 21200 block of Phoenix Lake Road, booked on suspicion of burglary, grand theft, receiving stolen property, forgery and falsely using another person's identification after an arrest at his home by Sonora Police officers. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $50,000 bail. No details were available from police this morning.

9:55 p.m., Groveland — Dennis Ray Wolff, 47, 20400 block of Pine Mountain Drive, Groveland, booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after arrest at his home.

According to a sheriff's department report, Wolff hit another man with a stick after an argument at his house. A deputy went to the house, talked to everyone involved in the argument and arrested Wolff. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $30,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Thierry Bellec, 38, 400 block of East Bald Mountain Road, Sonora, booked at 7:39 p.m. Friday after arrest on Stewart and Lytton streets, Sonora.

Lynn Wade Ford, 47, 2800 block of Nathan Avenue, Modesto, booked at 3:25 a.m. Saturday after arrest on Tuolumne Road and Pine Street, Tuolumne.

James Steven Craig, 49, 20200 block of Jamestown Road, Sonora, booked at 7:21 p.m. Sunday after an arrest on Stockton Road, Sonora.

Michael Austin Holt, 49, 22300 block of South Fork Road, Twain Harte, booked at 10:32 p.m. Sunday after arrest on Sanguinetti Road at Sanguinetti Loop, Sonora.

Sonora police reports

THURSDAY

9:15 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A man on the 500 block of South Washington Street reported an on-going problem with water balloons being thrown from a neighboring house.

10:35 a.m., found property — Five shotgun shells were brought into the police department for destruction.

11:38 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A man brought in an altered prescription for his wife who is a patient at Tuolumne General Hospital.

1 p.m., vehicle theft — A woman who reported her car stolen from the Sonora Crossroads shopping center called back to say it wasn't stolen, she just couldn't find it in the parking lot. She did locate her car.

4:19 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said teens were shooting bottle rockets near Heaven For Kids park on Greenley Road.

FRIDAY

7:28 a.m., theft — A woman on the 200 block of South Shepherd Street said two young males were siphoning gas out of a truck parked on City Street.

7:54 a.m., traffic accidents — A non-injury accident occurred at East Church and South Stewart streets.

9:46 a.m., agency assist — A woman said a non-injury accident was blocking Highway 108.

4:27 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A woman on the 23300 block of Pelton Wheel Circle said she saw a teenage boy carrying a water stick. She thinks the boy might have tried to turn her water off. She said her water was off for a few minutes but came back on.

4:37 p.m., traffic accidents — An accident was reported on South Stewart Street, partially blocking the road.

SATURDAY

12:38 a.m., public peace, fight, disorderly conduct — A verbal fight was reported on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

3 a.m., theft — A woman said a sword was stolen from her motorhome on the 100 block of Southgate Drive between March 23 and April 3.

9:21 a.m., hazardous situation — A man said someone turned the stop sign around on South Washington Street and vehicles are stopping.

10:43 a.m., vandalism, property damage — A man on the 200 block of North Washington Street said a beer bottle was thrown through the back window of his vehicle while it was parked in front of his house the night before.

7:58 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller on the 400 block of North Washington Street said a subject was at the front of the high school auditorium with a bar in his hand, possibly trying to break in.

10:48 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said he saw five men and one woman on West Bradford Avenue. The caller said it looked like the men were backing the woman up towards a building.

YESTERDAY

12:45 a.m., public intoxication — An officer stopped an intoxicated man on South Washington Street.

12:58 a.m., public peace, fight, disorderly conduct — A man on the 100 block of South Washington reported a possible fight.

1:19 a.m., public intoxication — A drunken person was reported on South Washington Street.

Accidents

Injury ................................... 0

Non-injury .......................... 6

Fires

FRIDAY

12:30 p.m., Tuolumne area — A fire was reported in a travel trailer on Grizzly Mine Road off First Avenue. Damage was estimated at $2,000. Tuolumne Fire Protection District, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

6 p.m., Cedar Ridge area — A flue fire was reported on the 17000 block of Forest Lake Road. The fire was caused by creosote buildup. Richard Jasper of the same address owns the home. CDF and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

SATURDAY

6:45 p.m., Twain Harte — A fire was reported to a 1976 pickup on Fuller Road. Damage was estimated at $400. Bonnie Lentz of Tuolumne owns the vehicle. Cause is undetermined. Twain Harte Community Services District Fire Department and CDF responded.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

9:48 a.m., Murphys — A caller said a man was hanging around a bank on the 200 block of Tom Bell Road making people nervous.

1:34 p.m., San Andreas — A deputy was asked to help with a patient in the intensive care unit at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital.

FRIDAY

1:53 a.m., Copperopolis — A deputy found a large amount of broken glass in front of a gate on the 1000 block of Saddle Creek Drive. A CDF crew cleaned it up.

Fires

YESTERDAY

7 p.m., Arnold area — A structure fire was reported to a house on the 1300 block of Ponderosa Way. Ebbetts Pass Fire Protection District and CDF responded. No further details were available.

Felony bookings

THURSDAY

2:52 p.m., Murphys — James Harold Njirich, 50, 4400 block of Moran Road, Avery, booked on suspicion of burglary, vandalism and trespassing after arrest on the 4800 block of Darby Russell Road, Murphys. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $55,000 bail. No details were available this morning.

7:34 p.m., Valley Springs — Edward James Moreno, 19, 3700 block of South Burson Road, booked on a warrant charging him with assault with a deadly weapon after arrest on Highway 12, Valley Springs. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $40,000 bail.

SATURDAY

2:40 p.m., Burson — Dawn Marie Azarvand, 30, 100 block of Melser Lane, Burson, booked on suspicion of assault with a firearm and making criminal threats after an arrest at her home. She remained in custody this morning in lieu of $55,000 bail. No details were available this morning.

7:14 p.m., Angels Camp — Misty Cherree Lee, 24, 400 block of South Main Street, Altaville, and Bret Lane Webber, 47, 800 block of Tuolumne Avenue, Angels Camp, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe after an arrest on Main Street at Dogtown Road, Angels Camp. No details were available this morning. They each remained in custody this morning in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Arrests

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

William Arthur Harrington, 58, 1900 block of Blue Jay Road, San Andreas, booked at 5:23 p.m. Saturday after arrest on Highway 49 at Treat Avenue, San Andreas.

Paul Jay Hopwood, 29, 4900 block of Rocky Road, Mountain Ranch, booked at 7:05 p.m. Saturday after arrest on Highway 49 at Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas.

John Jay Moniz, 47 3300 block of Arrowhead Road, Copperopolis, booked at 9:53 p.m. Sunday after arrest on Copper Cove Road east of Black Creek, Copperopolis.


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