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News of record for August 16, 2004

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

10:47 a.m., East Sonora — A woman said a man with a ponytail was causing a disturbance at a convenience store on the 14000 block of Mono Way.

11:04 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman on Carter Street said her identification was stolen and someone has opened an AT&T account in her name, running up an $1,355 bill.

12:39 p.m., Columbia area — A caller said an older man with gray hair who appeared to be homeless was wandering around Kay Court and the caller asked for extra patrol.

1:24 p.m., Racetrack Road area — A woman on Racetrack Road said a man with tan shorts and sandals came to her door saying he was with a Modesto satellite company, but he did not have identification or a vehicle.

5:17 p.m., Soulsbyville — A woman on the 17000 block of Mountainside Drive said four goats were in her yard eating trees.

7:19 p.m., East Sonora — A woman said a man in a champagne-colored Cadillac threw change out of his car that damaged the woman's vehicle while the two were on Highway 108 near Hess Avenue.

8:07 p.m., Jamestown — A man on Seventh Street was run over by a vehicle during a dispute over a washer and dryer. The man did not want medical attention.

10:42 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A man said a house on the 20800 block of Muheli Road was broken into.

FRIDAY

12:42 p.m., Columbia — A dark green Nissan Pathfinder was stolen from Columbia Village Drive.

3:14 a.m., Phoenix Lake area — A woman said a deer was stuck in a fence on Hillview Drive. A deputy destroyed the deer.

6:21 a.m., Phoenix Lake area — A man said his neighbor on the 29100 block of Fortuna Mine Road fired a gun and broke his vehicle's rear window.

9:14 a.m., Sonora area — A caller from Mother Lode Motors on the 13400 block of Mono Way said tailgates had been stolen off new trucks.

10:58 a.m., Sonora Meadows — A woman said a man stopped in front of her house on the 16600 block of Creekside Drive and took a picture of her daughter.

11:02 a.m., Soulsbyville — A man said $250 worth of tools were stolen from a truck parked on Sunshine Road North.

11:03 a.m., Sierra Village — A man who lives off Highway 108 said his medication was stolen.

11:08 a.m., Sonora area — A woman on the 12800 block of Chukar Circle called the Sheriff's Office and asked where her husband was, then hung up. On a call back, she said never mind, everyone was dead, including her husband.

12:16 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman said a man entered her car on the 18800 block of Sequoia Drive and stole her money.

12:49 p.m., Tuolumne — A man said a woman had passed a stolen check at Tuolumne Market on the 18300 block of Tuolumne Road.

1:39 p.m., Lake Tulloch area — A caller on the south shore of Lake Tulloch said a boat was speeding in the area.

3 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 10100 block of Peppermint Creek Road said her yard lamps were vandalized.

3:56 p.m., Groveland — A man said a generator was stolen on the 19100 block of Old Highway 120.

4:46 p.m., La Grange — A man said his company delivered steel to a work site on the 14400 block of Avenida Central but had trouble collecting a payment.

5:55 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A caller said a 2-year-old girl was walking on the the 20600 block of Chief Fuller Way.

10:30 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller on the 21000 block of Fish Hatchery Road said another man had pushed his door in and shoved him over drinking tap water.

11:07 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A landlord on the 20600 block of Muheli Road said tenants who just received an eviction notice are yelling and may be damaging the home.

SATURDAY

2:16 a.m., Tuolumne — A caller said a large party with a warming fire occurred on Buchanan Road.

4:12 a.m., Tuolumne — A man said three people were causing a disturbance on the 20900 block of Fish Hatchery Road.

6:59 a.m., Jamestown — A man said a slit had been cut in a fence at Tweedy Tire Service on the 9800 block of Victoria Place.

7:51 a.m., East Sonora — A caller said four people were drunk and causing a disturbance at Jack in the Box on the 13700 block of Mono Way.

8:50 a.m., East Sonora — A man said a woman was crying on the side of Standard Road.

10:50 a.m., Soulsbyville — A woman on the 20700 block of Willow Springs Road said her 17-year-old foster child ran away.

10:57 a.m., Twain Harte — A caller said a man was standing on the Highway 108 overpass for East Avenue and was concerned he might jump.

11:30 a.m., East Sonora — A woman said a man approached her car in a parking lot on the 13700 block of Mono Way and began yelling at her.

1:10 p.m., Columbia — A woman on the 22400 block of Airport Road said she witnessed a robbery. It turned out the people had permission to be in her neighbor's home.

6:57 p.m., La Grange — A woman said an unoccupied boat was drifting on Don Pedro Reservoir.

7:31 p.m., Big Hill area — A man on the 16100 block of Big Hill Road said another man was trespassing.

9:25 p.m., Big Hill area — Three callers on the 23100 block of Kewin Mill Road reported a large, loud party nearby.

9:46 p.m., La Grange — A caller said there was a very large campfire on the south east corner of the lake shore near Fleming Meadows.

10:46 p.m., Sonora area — Callers said people on Derby Drive were having a loud party and when they asked them to keep it down, they laughed at them.

10:59 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 17600 block of Woods Way said people at her house were refusing to leave.

11:55 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman said a man was sitting in a car at the top of her driveway on the 18100 block of Mt. Eaton Road.

YESTERDAY

12:23 a.m., Jamestown — A woman said six people were on the corner of Eighth Street and Sixth Avenue fighting.

3:17 a.m., Phoenix Lake area — A man on the 20100 block of Phoenix Lake Road said there was a loud party nearby.

8:26 a.m., Sonora area — A woman found a tennis ball on Cabezut Road she said was filled with gun powder.

9:58 a.m., La Grange — A man on the 5100 block of De Los Fluentes said the passenger side window of his vehicle was broken and a laptop was stolen from inside.

Felony bookings

THURSDAY

12:50 p.m., Standard area — Kerry Carlton Atkins, 38, 10600 block of Seventh Street, Jamestown, booked on suspicion of receiving stolen property, a felony parole hold and misdemeanor illegal possession of laboratory glassware after an arrest on Tuolumne Road near Standard Road. No details were available. He remained held this morning without bail.

3:37 p.m., Jamestown — Elizabeth Jean Myers, 19, 17800 block of Seventh Street, Jamestown booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after an arrest on the 16700 block of Seventh Street. No details were available. She was released Saturday on $15,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Donald Ray Wolf, 48, 50 block of Snell Street, Sonora, booked at 12:01 p.m. Thursday after arrest on the 200 block of Greenley Road, Sonora.

Sonora police reports

THURSDAY

12:07 a.m., theft — A caller said bank bags were stolen from a vehicle that broke down on the 300 block of South Washington Street.

9:11 a.m., animal complaints — A caller said a large striped cat was in the parking lot on Delnero Drive for more than a week.

12:02 p.m., traffic accident — No one was injured in a traffic accident at the Sonora main Post Office on South Washington Street.

12:32 p.m., traffic accident — No one was injured in an accident on Greenley Road near Mono Way.

3:05 p.m., public intoxication — A 50-year-old man was booked on suspicion of public intoxication after an arrest on South Stewart Street at Gold Street.

7:48 p.m., animal complaints — A black pit bull running loose in Rotary Park on Woods Creek Drive was picked up by an animal control officer.

8:29 p.m., disorderly conduct — A caller said two men and a woman who have been asked to leave a restaurant on Stockton Road refused to do so and were causing a disturbance.

FRIDAY

9:08 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A man on the 100 block of Pine Street said he thinks the flooding of his triplex was intentional.

9:55 a.m., theft — A woman said a quilt was stolen from her clothesline on the 900 block of South Washington Street.

11:13 a.m., fraudulent activities — Wal-Mart reported having a counterfeit check.

12:27 p.m., parking — A caller said cars were parked in the "red zone" in front of Wal-Mart.

12:46 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said people were drinking in Coffill Park on South Green Street.

2:13 p.m., theft — A Subway employee said three ladies came into the store on the 600 block of South Washington Street and stole two bags of chips.

4:30 p.m., parking — A caller said several cars were parked in the Fire Museum parking lot on North Washington Street which needed to be cleared by 4 p.m. for the Magic of the Nite festivities.

7:39 p.m., traffic accident — A non-injury accident occurred on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

8:59 p.m., public intoxication — A citizen flagged down a police officer about a very intoxicated man at a business on the 100 block of North Washington Street.

SATURDAY

4:09 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A woman on the 800 block of East Oakside Drive said she thought she heard someone near her shed.

7:57 a.m., burglary — A caller said a set of golf clubs was taken from a lock vehicle parked on the 100 block of Roble Drive.

11:47 a.m., animal complaints — A caller on Southgate Drive said a dog was locked in a vehicle for more than 90 minutes and was barking the whole time.

12:59 p.m., unclassified — A caller said a disabled vehicle was backing up traffic on South Washington Street.

2:19 p.m., public peace — A woman said a man had been harassing her and her mother on South Washington Street.

3:43 p.m., unclassified — A caller said a man was refusing to leave the lobby of a business on the 100 block of Hospital Road.

3:55 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller on South Stewart Street said the landlord keeps turning off the water to the cooler.

4:05 p.m., parking — A caller said several vehicles are parked in a no-parking area at Gerrymander and South Sonora avenues.

6:10 p.m., fraudulent activities — A caller said someone was selling or passing out fake Blues Festival tickets on the 200 block of Southgate Drive.

6:25 p.m., traffic accident — A minor injury accident occurred at the corner of Greenley Road and Mono Way.

9:47 a.m., public peace — A caller said kids were riding skateboards on a ramp next to the caller's house on the first block of North Poplar Street.

11:24 p.m., traffic violations — The California Highway Patrol said cars were racing in a parking lot on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

YESTERDAY

3:09 a.m., public peace — A caller said kids were yelling and screaming on Lower Sunset Drive.

5:06 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said a man who hangs out in the gazebo in front of Tuolumne General Hospital threw a plastic bottle at an employee.

Fires

FRIDAY

10:40 a.m., Jamestown — A vehicle fire was reported on Campo Seco Road at Lime Kiln Road. The fire was caused by leaves burning in an air duct. No damage was reported. Robert Coane of Sonora owns the 1993 Ford Explorer. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

4:45 p.m., Twain Harte area — A vehicle fire was reported on Highway 108 at the west entrance to Twain Harte. Damage was estimated at $100 to a 1981 Chevrolet van. The fire was put out prior to firefighters' arrival. Ken Kauffman of Turlock owns the van. No cause was reported. CDF and Twain Harte Community Services District Fire Department responded.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

6:35 a.m., San Andreas — A woman said her purse was stolen while at a business on the 900 block of Mountain Ranch Road.

10:53 a.m., Arnold — A caller said a money box was stolen from the neighborhood pool on the 1000 block of Lilac Drive.

12:38 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 6500 block of Baldwin Street said a wallet was stolen.

1:12 p.m., Burson — A caller said a garden area on the 3100 block of Highway 12 was vandalized.

4:26 p.m., Arnold — A caller said kids were disturbing neighbors with an air gun on the 300 block of Blue Lake Springs Drive.

6:57 p.m., Sheep Ranch — A caller said items were taken from ha home on the 16700 block of Armstrong Road.

10:24 p.m., San Andreas — A caller said a suspicious note was left on a door on the 400 block of East St. Charles Street.

FRIDAY

12:30 a.m., Copper Cove — A caller said a person was beaten up on the 1000 block of Feather Court.

5:59 a.m., Angels Camp — A caller said a door was vandalized on the 2800 block of Highway 49.

11:10 a.m., San Andreas — A theft was reported by a visitor to the sheriff's office.

2:24 p.m., Burson — A caller said a storage unit was broken into on the 3300 block of Highway 12.

5:29 p.m., Burson —A caller said there was a dispute between neighbors on the 14500 block of Brown Lane about speeding on a common driveway.

SATURDAY

12:13 a.m., Milton — A caller on the 17000 block of Milton Road said people were having a party at a cometary.

9:50 a.m., Burson — A caller said "bloodcurdling" screams were coming from the 7000 block of Warren Road. It turned out to be kids playing.

11:38 a.m., Arnold — A caller said 40 people were camping in an area of White Pines Lake where camping is not allowed.

10:30 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller said campers were fighting in the Oak knoll area.

Fires

FRIDAY

8:30 a.m., Hogan Reservoir — A fuel leak ignited and melted a propane barbecue stove at Hogan Reservoir campground. Damage was estimated at $100. Army Corps of Engineers owns the land. CDF responded.


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