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News of record for August 15, 2003


Sheriff's reports


7:39 a.m., Columbia — Five vehicles registered to Tuolumne County Agricultural Commissioner's Office parked on the 22300 block of South Airport Road were vandalized. Gasoline was siphoned out of the vehicles and one locking gas cap was damaged.

9:30 a.m., East Sonora — Four vehicles belonging to Windy Tree Service parked on the 19900 block of Highway 108 were broken into at the end of June, a man said. Handtools, chain saws and tree-climbing equipment, valued at $3,745, were stolen.

9:32 a.m., Twain Harte — A woman on the 23000 block of Strauch Drive said the back window of her vehicle was broken out.

10:39 a.m., Twain Harte — The treasurer for Leisure Pine Water Company said a woman whose water service was cut off for non-payment of a bill yelled and screamed at the treasurer over the phone then allegedly cut a valve on the water hook-up pipe.

10:47 a.m., Longeway Road area — A man said his daughter was injured when something, possibly a rock, came through the window of her car as she was driving home from work on Sunshine Road.

10:56 a.m., Groveland — A man said a trolling motor, an oar and and an anchor were stolen from a boat parked at the Pine Mountain Lake Marina.

11:22 a.m., Twain Harte area — A caller said campers who were possibly drunk were on private property near Old Oak Ranch Road and Forest Service Road 2N01, fell asleep with candles burning, then refused to leave when asked by an employee at the Regional Learning Center.

11:23 a.m., Soulsbyville area — A man said a disoriented elderly woman was sitting in his vehicle parked on the 10900 block of Crestview Drive. The woman was trying to start the car so she could find her husband.

11:47 a.m., Greenley Road area — A TUD employee said a hole had been poked into a ditch structure on Shaws Flat Ditch, apparently to divert water.

1:32 p.m., Groveland — A man said a toilet, sink and bathtub, all antiques valued at $2,900, were stolen from a house on the 22000 block of Hells Hollow Road.

6:07 p.m., Wards Ferry area — A woman said the driver of a red SUV followed her home from work and the woman felt threatened.

7 p.m., Kennedy Meadows — A woman said while she, her husband, her daughter and a friend were hiking to Kennedy Lake, her daughter and the friend got separated and have not returned. At 7:13 p.m. the woman called back and said the girls had arrived back safely.

7:43 p.m., Groveland — A man on Owl Court said a neighbor threatened to burn the caller's house down.

9:11 p.m., Pinecrest — A Forest Service employee said several people were shooting off fireworks near the lake.

9:20 p.m., Soulsbyville — A woman said neighbors on Mono Vista Road and Sunshine Road were feuding. One house had a live band practicing while the other neighbor was playing classical piano music, trying to drown out the band.

10:40 a.m., Crystal Falls — A man said people in a vehicle with a loud exhaust system threw eggs at the caller's house on the 21000 block of Feather River Drive.

10:58 a.m., Sonora — A Sonora Community Hospital employee said a 17-year-old boy was in the emergency room receiving treatment for injuries he received from an assault.

Felony bookings


10:22 a.m., Columbia — Anthony James Pierce, 21, unknown address in Lake County, booked on a Lake County warrant charging him with burglary after an arrest in a room at a Broadway Street motel.

The Lake County Sheriff's Department said Pierce failed to show up for a court hearing, and a relative told the court bailiff's where he could be found in Columbia. Pierce remained in custody this morning, held without bail.


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

Gabriel Vasquez Trujillo, 28, 1100 block of Park Street, Turlock, booked at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday after an arrest on Highway 108 at South Washington Street, Sonora.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

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

Cats impounded .................................. 54

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

Cats adopted ........................................ 5

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

Cats destroyed ...................................... 52

Dogs reclaimed .................................... 3

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

Dogs transferred to Friends of Animal Control ... 2

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ... 5

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

Dogs adopted from Humane Society ......... 6

Cats adopted from Humane Society ......... 2

Sonora police reports


12:34 a.m., traffic violations — An officer arrested a person driving a vehicle without a license plate at the corner of Cemetery Lane and Morning Star Drive.


Sheriff's reports


8:51 a.m., Arnold — A house under construction on the 2200 block of Murphys Drive was being vandalized. Juveniles used chalk and water to finger paint across the floor.

9:27 a.m., Douglas Flat — A disturbance between a father and daughter on the 1400 block of Main Street. They were arguing over the car keys, and the father was upset that the daughter replaced his vodka with water.

3:04 p.m., Valley Springs — An irate woman was causing a disturbance on the 1900 block of Vista del Lago Drive.

3:24 p.m., San Andreas — A report of someone in a silver vehicle taking items off a neighbor's porch on the 600 block of Mountain Ranch Road.



2:30 p.m., Rancho Calaveras — A small spot fire was reported on the 5600 block of Baldwin Street. The fire was caused by a lawnmower. No dollar damage was reported. Kevin Lee Guthrie of the same address owns the property. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, San Andreas Fire Protection District, Foothill Fire Protection District, two crews from Vallecito Conservation Camp, one air attack, one dozer from Altaville and one dozer from Sutter Creek responded.

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