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News of record for August 13, 2004

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

9:37 a.m., Strawberry — Sonoma County Sheriff's Department said a Sonoma man who left Cloverdale Monday for Strawberry did not arrive.

10:07 a.m., Columbia area — A woman on the 22400 block of Airport Road South said a man and a woman were taking pictures of her daughter.

11:05 a.m., Sonora area — A woman at Mother Lode Job Training on the 19800 block of Cedar Road North said she placed a bag of trash outside the building overnight and when she came back, it was gone.

11:35 a.m.,Tulloch Reservoir — A woman said the driver of a speed boat was traveling 65 mph in a 45 mph zone many times over several days on the lake.

12:46 p.m., Pinecrest — A man said dark paint was splashed onto the rear wheel and tire of his vehicle parked at a Pinecrest Lake campground.

1:47 p.m., Chinese Camp — A man said two 25-gallon drums were cut in half and dumped into an alley near Washington Street and Solinsky Street.

3:59 p.m., Mono Village — A Paws Inn employee said the business received a counterfeit check.

4:41 p.m., Curtis Creek Ranch — A man on the 15000 block of Curtis Circle said water was running from a water company into a protected area and threatening to flood his property.

6:42 p.m., Groveland — A caller said the driver of a black Camaro might have been involved in an accident, because he sped off with two flat tires from Jackson Mill Road near Gamble Street.

7:13 p.m., Crystal Falls — A man said several teens in the area of Crystal Falls Drive and American River Drive were screaming and yelling.

7:42 p.m., Willow Springs — A woman on the 21300 block of Oman Drive said someone loosened her porch light.

8:19 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 18300 block of Ninth Street said two young girls about 3 years old wandered onto her property asking to pet the caller's horses. She wanted to take the girls home but they did not know where they lived. A second woman called saying her two daughters were missing. The girls were reunited with their mother.

8:21 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said a person who may be responsible for burglaries in the area has been driving up and down Sims Road.

9:11 a.m., Crystal Falls — A caller said teens were trespassing and setting fires near American River Drive West and Crystal Falls Drive.

9:30 p.m., Groveland — A man on the 19700 block of Elder Lane said a rock was thrown through a kitchen window.

11:45 p.m., Jamestown area — A woman on the 11000 block of McKibbin Drive said she suspected a woman whom she has a restraining order against was outside her house.

YESTERDAY

2:22 a.m., Sonora area — A woman on Nashua Road said her outdoor sensor light went off when someone walked across her front lawn towards her door.

3:41 a.m., Jamestown — A caller on the 10300 block of Preston Lane said four people were running around, yelling, screaming and having a wrestling match in the apartment building.

Felony bookings

WEDNESDAY

10 a.m. Sonora — Stephen Charles Rodriguez, 39, 18700 block of Mill Villa Road, Jamestown, booked on a warrant charging him with possessing a controlled substance after an arrest at the county jail where he was in custody on another charge. He remained held this morning without bail.

1:17 p.m., Sonora — Robert Lloyd Shaffer, 36, 22400 block of Gunsight Drive, Columbia, booked on a warrant charging him with possessing a controlled narcotic substance and a misdemeanor charge of possessing a hypodermic needle after an arrest on 400 block of Stockton Road. He remained held this morning without bail.

10:27 p.m., Sonora — Francisco Javier Villafana, 28, no address given, booked on suspicion of vehicle theft, receiving stolen property and misdemeanor loitering after an arrest on Stockton Road at Green Street. According to a Sonora police report, a man wearing only his boxer shorts was chasing Villafana on South Washington Street. An officer arrived and arrested Villafana for the loitering charge.

While Villafana was being booked, a California Highway Patrol officer learned of the arrest and came to the jail to arrest Villafana on suspicion of stealing a truck from a Jamestown business two days ago.

Villafana remained held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

10:57 p.m.,Jamestown — James Allen Zapar, 40, no address given, Jamestown, booked on a warrant charging him with burglary and misdemeanor vandalism after an arrest on Lemon Drop Lane. He remained held this morning in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Norma Elizabeth Selmser, 56, 19800 block of Greenview Drive, Twain Harte, booked at 10:47 a.m. Wednesday after arrest on Stockton Road on the 300 block of Stockton Road, Sonora.

Sonora police reports

WEDNESDAY

12:03 a.m., burglary — A Blockbuster employee said a man with four other people stole five movies and games from the store in Sonora Crossroads shopping center and ran toward Sanguinetti Road.

2:36 a.m., unclassified — A man on North Washington Street complained of the noise from fire trucks responding to a house fire. The man became "belligerent" when a dispatcher asked for his address.

9:16 a.m., found property — An officer found a rock and bead pendant in the police station parking lot and turned it in to the dispatcher.

11:04 a.m., controlled substance — A caller said men were in Coffill Park with narcotics. An officer checked and determined there were no drugs.

12:05 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said a homeless person has been sleeping in an alcove of a building on the 40 block of Yaney Avenue during the night and wanted an officer to check the area.

12:80 p.m., traffic violation — A 22-year-old woman was cited and released for driving without a license after a traffic stop on South Shepherd Street at Livingston Street.

3:06 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said two men were hitting an ambulance with their hands while it was parked at Tuolumne General Hospital. The men were gone when an officer arrived.

3:11 p.m., theft — A caller said a black flashlight and a purse were taken from an unlocked vehicle parked on Roble Drive.

7:09 p.m., traffic violation — A 45-year-old man was cited and released on suspicion of driving with a suspended license.

7:40 p.m., traffic violation — A 24-year-old man was cited and released on suspicion of driving with a suspended license.

10:41 p.m., vandalism — A woman on the 60 block of North Norlin Street said a truck grill was smashed in.

10:45 p.m., disorderly conduct — A caller said a man driving a purple truck tried to start a fight with a customer after the man almost hit the customer with the truck on the 300 block of South Washington Street.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded.................................. 15

Cats impounded................................... 51

Dogs adopted...................................... 1

Cats adopted........................................ 4

Dogs destroyed.................................... 4

Cats destroyed......................................47

Dogs reclaimed.................................... 0

Cats reclaimed..................................... 4

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ...4

Cats transferred.....................................4

Dogs adopted from Humane Society.........5

Cats adopted from Humane Society......... 6

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

6:57 a.m., Camp Seco — An attempted burglary was reported on the 1200 block of Watertown Road.

7:01 a.m., Burson — A father and son were involved in an altercation on the 3700 block of Sturm Way.

8:36 a.m., Mountain Ranch — Juveniles were smoking marijuana on a Mountain Ranch Community School bus.

8:47 a.m., Arnold — Juveniles were reported to have been loitering at a cabin on the 1900 block of El Dorado Drive. A deputy found them cleaning the cabin.

9:16 a.m., Burson — Three generators were stolen from a locked trailer on the 5700 block of Southworth Road.

10:23 a.m., Valley Springs — The Radio Shack on the 200 block of Highway 12 received a stolen check.

11:01 a.m., Valley Springs — A therapist on the first block of Parakeet Court said one client was making threats to another.

1:31 p.m., Copperopolis — An ongoing neighbor dispute was reported on the 2700 block of Canoe Street.

1:42 p.m., Mokelumne Hill — A caller on the 7500 block of Andrew Lane said a neighbor was parking vehicles on the caller's property.

6:15 p.m., Murphys — A caller on the 300 block of Bret Harte Drive said juveniles were shooting BB guns and the pellets were landing in her yard.

9:56 p.m., Valley Springs — A man kicked in the door of a business on the first block of California Street and left chasing a woman.

10:21 p.m., San Andreas — A loud party, possibly with underage drinking, was reported on the 500 block of Lewis Avenue.

10:56 p.m., Mountain Ranch — Annoying phone calls were received on the 9300 block of Whiskey Slide Road.

YESTERDAY

12:37 a.m., Valley Springs — Possible drug activity was taking place in the front yard of a caller on the first block of Laurel Street.

2:09 a.m., San Andreas — A caller on the first block of East St. Charles Street said someone took the hinges off the outside freezer behind a bakery.

Arrests

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

Justin David Sinclair, 20, 2700 block of Kiernan Avenue, Modesto, booked at 2:25 a.m. yesterday after arrest near Southworth Road in Burson.


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