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News of record for August 14, 2003


Sheriff's reports


7:24 a.m., Standard — A break-in was reported at Doherty Tire on the 19000 block of Standard Road.

8:18 a.m., Cedar Ridge — A Visa card, a book and other mail delivered on the 24000 block of Hitching Post Road was reported stolen.

8:39 a.m., Sonora — A 16-year-old boy reported missing from a Hospital Road home was later found in front of the Tuolumne County Behavioral Health building.

8:43 a.m., East Sonora — Sierra Resource Management reported the theft of numerous items from vehicles parked outside Camage Road business.

9:32 a.m., Groveland area — A duffel bag, CDs, a jacket and other items, together valued at $775, were reported stolen from a car parked off Highway 120 near Evergreen Road.

9:52 a.m., Tuolumne area — A caller reported finding his 13-year-old daughter at a Tuolumne River campground party at which drugs might have been used.

10:38 a.m., Tulloch Reservoir — A caller reported catching two men who had broken into his car parked on Tulloch Road South. He said the would-be thieves fled in a late model Chevrolet sedan.

10:50 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village — The outside of Diamond Jim's restaurant, on the 24500 block of Highway 108, was reportedly sprayed with graffiti.

11 a.m., Sonora area — A Lime Rock Drive landlady reported a former tenant threatened to burn her house down.

12:06 p.m., Tulloch Reservoir — Deputies responding to a "red-button alarm" (life threatening emergency), reported by On Star found a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe from which the call had originated "unoccupied and secure" off Tulloch Road.

1:02 p.m., Copperopolis area — The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office issued a be-on-the-lookout bulletin for a white 1991 Toyota Tercel belonging to a woman who left from Copperopolis for Merced on Monday but never arrived.

1:38 p.m., Sonora — A 46-year-old man was arrested on misdemeanor warrants at the Tuolumne County Courthouse.

2:24 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller from the 22800 block of Blackhawk Drive said a neighbor had been pointing an air rifle toward his yard.

2:40 p.m., Groveland area — Groceries, a duffel bag, CDs, a CD player and other items, together valued at $425, were reported stolen from a car parked off Highway 120 near Evergreen Road. A window was smashed.

3:18 p.m., Jamestown — Reports of a man outside a home on the 10600 block of Seventh Street turned out to be a squabble involving several kids, during which a BB gun was produced.

3:36 p.m., Racetrack area — A caller from the 11000 block of Harrison Drive got into a dispute with neighbors over tree planting.

4:23 p.m., Twain Harte — Teenagers were reported in the Twain Harte Village shopping center parking lot "reaching through open vehicle windows and stealing things."

4:37 p.m., Pinecrest — A caller reported that his 37-year-old son, who was to drive from Pinecrest to Tahoe over the weekend, never showed up.

5:58 p.m., Cedar Ridge — Mail was reported stolen from a box on the 23900 block of Stable Road.

6:33 p.m., Don Pedro Reservoir — A wakeboard accident with injuries was reported from the Fleming Meadows Marina.

7:32 p.m., Cedar Ridge — A Mt. Elizabeth Road caller reported hearing chain saws and suspected that juveniles were cutting trees.

10:19 p.m., Columbia area — A Columbia Village Drive caller reported "a neighbor is banging on the walls between their apartments."

10:20 p.m., Cedar Ridge — While a Mt. Elizabeth Drive 911 caller was reporting that his wife might be mentally ill, the woman wrestled the phone from him and hung up.

11:08 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller said he could hear juveniles breaking windows at the vacant Twain Harte Inn.


2:37 a.m., Big Oak Flat — A woman reported being "thrown down some stairs" during a fight at a Vassar Street home.

Sonora police reports


5:07 a.m., vandalism — A caller said a man wearing a dark green or blue shirt threw eggs at the Tuolumne County Courthouse on Green Street and ran away.

8:29 a.m., found property — A caller found a black day-planner book on the 100 block of South Washington Street and turned it in to the police department.

11:19 a.m., traffic accident — A caller said there was a non-injury traffic accident on the 1100 block of Mono Way, however an officer was unable to find any sign of a crash.

5:11 p.m., public fight — A man on the 400 block of Greenley Road said there was a fight going on outside his apartment building, but before officers arrived, the people involved left.

8:53 p.m., peace disturbance — A caller said the driver of a silver and blue vehicle kept driving up and down South Shepherd Street playing "boom box music" too loud. The caller gave a police dispatcher the vehicle's license plate number.



7:30 p.m., Sonora — A vehicle fire was reported at Sonora Crossroads Shopping Center on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road. The fire in the 1990 Ford Astrovan was caused by a crack in the fuel line. The fire was extinguished upon firefighters' arrival. Owner of the car is undetermined. Sonora City Fire Department responded.


Sheriff's reports


7:21 a.m., Railroad Flat — A chain saw was stolen from a home on the 2000 block of Cemetery Road.

8:38 a.m., San Andreas — There was an attempted burglary on the 400 block of West St. Charles Street.

10:02 a.m., Copperopolis — A missing person was reported. The missing person later returned to his or her home on the 900 block of Morado Circle.

10:45 a.m., Valley Springs — A 22-year-old man moving out of his family's home on Highway 26 was reportedly assaulted by his father.

3:14 p.m., Murphys — A caller said a suspicious person was drinking beer in a truck at Murphys Community Park.

3:44 p.m., Valley Springs — A cell phone caller reported 20 juveniles in a fight at a Lutheran Church on the 200 block of Highway 12. When the deputy arrived, the area was deserted.

4:02 p.m., Arnold — A juvenile was cited for possession of tobacco at Big Trees Market.

7:01 p.m., Avery — A caller on the 2000 block of Mokelumne Drive reported that go-carts were blocking the road.


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

Mickey Wayne Miller, 22, address unavailable, Valley Springs, booked at 1:40 a.m. yesterday after arrest at Anderson and Baldwin streets in Valley Springs.

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