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News of record for August 21, 2003

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

7:45 a.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 10300 block of Willow Street said her house was burglarized last week and clothing, jewelry and a suitcase were stolen.

8:01 a.m., Tuolumne — A man said gasoline was stolen from vehicles parked at Frontier Communications on the 18600 block of Pine Street.

8:40 a.m., Jamestown area — Construction tools valued at $1,200 were stolen from a job site on Green Springs Road.

9:03 a.m., Standard — A caller on the 20300 block of Peaceful Oak Road said a construction foreman made threats.

9:05 a.m., Jamestown — The owner of Jamestown Mercantile on Main Street said an antique rifle was stolen during the night from inside the store after a thief broke out a front window.

10:25 a.m., East Sonora — A stereo was stolen from a vehicle parked on the 13800 block of Mono Way.

1:33 p.m., Columbia — A caller said a blue Honda sedan with two or three teens inside was being driven recklessly throughout Columbia. A Highway Patrol officer could not find the vehicle.

1:34 p.m., Groveland — A Hetch Hetchy Power and Water employee said a switch yard on Cherry Oil Road was broken into over the weekend. There was no sign of vandalism.

2:43 p.m., Groveland — A man said a window at Seventh-day Adventist Church on Elder Lane was broken over the weekend.

3:45 p.m., East Sonora — A woman said her purse was stolen from her locked vehicle parked on the 13700 block of Mono Way after someone smashed a window to get in.

5:03 p.m., Tulloch Reservoir — A Sonora Community Hospital employee said a 52-year-old man was injured while waterskiing on the lake.

5:40 p.m., Don Pedro Reservoir — A man on Arbolada Drive said a neighbor cut trees on the man's property to improve his view of the lake.

6:01 p.m., Columbia — A caller said his landlord disconnected the telephone and electrical service to a house on Silver Street and was now trying to get into the house using a key. The caller was using a cell phone to call the sheriff's department.

7 p.m., East Sonora — A man said a car stereo and CD player valued at $1,600 was stolen from his unlocked vehicle parked on Highway 108 above The Junction shopping center.

7:40 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on Seventh Street said her son was threatened by two men with a sword at an undisclosed location.

8:07 p.m., Pinecrest — A Pinecrest Lake Campground security officer said people camping at the lake were drunk and causing problems.

8:44 p.m., Sonora area — A be-on-the-lookout order was issued for a man driving a blue car who left Sonora Community Hospital possibly under the influence of alcohol.

YESTERDAY

3:56 a.m., Soulsbyville area — A man said a blue van had been parked on Dog Patch Lane for several days. Tuesday, a white sedan was parked there and a man with no shirt on was sitting in the car.

Felony bookings

TUESDAY

3:53 p.m., Sonora — Jose Murillo Espinosa, 20, undisclosed address on Falcon Way, Tuolumne and Oscar Murillo Espinosa, 21, 12900 block of Sanguinetti Road, Sonora, both booked on an immigration and naturalization hold after an arrest on the 12000 block of Sanguinetti Road. They were turned over to INS officials.

Arrests

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

Kelly Ann Devlin, 38, 15200 block of Blue Bell Way, Sonora, booked at 12:55 a.m. yesterday after an arrest on Blue Bell Way, east of Tuolumne Road, Standard area.

Fire

TUESDAY

8:41 a.m., Jamestown area — A vehicle fire was reported on the 16100 block of Jacksonville Road. Damage was estimated at $100 to trash in the bed of a 1982 Ford pickup. Owner is undetermined. The fire was caused by someone smoking. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

3:49 p.m., Mi-Wuk area — A quarter-acre grass fire was reported on the 19200 block of Beck Road. Damage was estimated at $30,000 to a 1971 Volkswagen bus, a single-wide mobile home and its contents. Jahena Lytle of the same address owns the property. CDF, Tuolumne County Fire Department, Mi-Wuk-Sugar Pine Fire Protection District and one crew from Baseline Conservation Camp responded.

Sonora police reports

TUESDAY

2:08 a.m., public disturbance — A woman on the 400 block of Greenley Road said people were drinking beer and talking loudly outside her apartment building. She asked for an officer to tell them to go inside. They complied.

10:22 a.m., warrant arrest — A 31-year-old man on East Lyons Street was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for theft.

1:33 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A blue Chevy Nova parked on Wall Street since Sunday was confirmed to be stolen.

2:06 p.m., burglary — A green SUV parked on East Live Oak Drive was vandalized when a window was shattered.

3:20 p.m., theft — A pay telephone at Mother Lode Fairgrounds was stolen.

4:11 p.m., found property — A woman standing on the corner of South Washington Street and William said a stop sign fell over onto her back. She said she was not hurt and the city maintenance shop was notified to fix the sign.

4:16 p.m., vandalism — A hole was cut in a fence on the 700 block of South Washington Street.

5:26 p.m., theft — The owner of Benjamin Fig said a box with decorative stones inside was stolen from his store.

7:48 p.m., public intoxication — A 43-year-old woman in a red dress and black hat was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public on South Washington Street.

8:20 p.m., theft — A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor theft at Wal-Mart on Sanguinetti Road.

YESTERDAY

1 a.m., public intoxication — A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness on the 300 block of South Washington Street.

4:40 a.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer found two people asleep in a vehicle on South Stewart Street.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

10:48 a.m., Dorrington — A juvenile threatened another with a fork to the eye on the 5500 block of Meko Drive.

3:53 p.m., West Point — A caller on the 4400 block of Bald Mountain Road reported a possible phone scam.

7:36 p.m., San Andreas — A person was arrested on the 500 block of Angels Road on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol after a report of being out-of-control and slamming things around.

7:36 p.m., Wilseyville — Wood was stolen from property on the 2300 block of Ridgecrest Way.

8:14 p.m., San Andreas — Someone on the first block of West St. Charles Street received a note with obscenities written on it from a neighbor.

8:32 p.m., Mountain Ranch — A caller on the 18600 block of Jesus Maria Road reported a mountain lion killing a deer in their driveway.

8:43 p.m., Angels Camp — Drug equipment was found in the campgrounds near the Glory Hole Entrance Station.

9: 29 p.m., Valley Springs — A report of vehicles shooting and throwing rocks at each other at the intersection of Highway 26 and Silver Rapids Road.

11:46 p.m., West Point — Two men were reported fighting in front of a house on the 200 block of Matson Lane.

Arrests

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

Ronald Howard Michael, 63, 300 block of West St. Charles Street, San Andreas, booked at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday after arrest on Highway 49 in San Andreas.

Fire

TUESDAY

6:07 p.m., Burson — A 10-by-20 foot spot fire was reported on Highway 26 at Shelly Road. Rod Johnson of Stockton owns the property. CDF responded.


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