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News of record for August 23, 2004

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

11:24 a.m., Mono Village — A woman on the 14800 block of Industrial Way said a man was selling new packaged items door-to-door without a business license or business card.

1:01 p.m., Columbia — A man said a digital camera valued at $400 was stolen from a house on the 11000 block of State Street over a week ago.

1:08 p.m., Columbia — A woman said pain pills were stolen from a neighbor's house on the 22400 block of Airport Road South.

1:35 p.m., Emigrant Wilderness — A Forest Service wilderness patrol unit helped arrange for a horse pack outfitter to bring out an injured man from Toejam Lake. The man had torn a ligament in his ankle and could not walk.

2:57 p.m., Standard area — A woman said she received a hate letter on her vehicle parked at Standard Park.

3:53 p.m., Willow Springs — A woman said she was assaulted Wednesday night near Willow Springs Park by another woman who grabbed her hair, slammed her face onto a table and took her purse.

5:48 p.m., Jamestown area — A caller said two cows were on Highway 108 west of Chicken Ranch Road with a rancher trying to get a "handle on the situation."

6:20 p.m., New Melones Reservoir area — A New Melones Reservoir ranger said there was a tan Jeep Wrangler in an environmentally sensitive area on Shell Road.

8:28 p.m., Columbia area — A caller said four men were sitting in an older four-door car parked in a vacant lot on Vine Springs Road. The caller thought the men might be casing the area.

9:21 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller said a man was in a sleeping bag on the deck of First American Title on the 22900 block of Twain Harte Drive.

10:10 p.m., Groveland — A manager of the Iron Door Saloon asked to have a woman in the bar with a fake identification card removed.

FRIDAY

12:44 a.m., Peaceful Valley — A man on the 14000 block of Alder Lane said his house was burglarized and two guns were missing.

3:54 a.m., Columbia — A man on the 22000 block of Main Street said a man was sleeping in a sleeping bag near the caller's house, but ran away when the caller saw him.

4:25 a.m., Sonora area — A man on the 18000 block of Dusty Trail said his house was burglarized and his girlfriend's purse was stolen.

5:43 a.m., Twain Harte — A caller said a man was pacing back and forth in front of a business on the 23000 block of Fuller Road talking to himself. The caller said the man has been sleeping in front of the Twain Harte Post Office.

9:26 a.m., Sonora area — A man on the 11800 block of Appey Way said a car followed his wife to Oakdale.

10 a.m., Long Barn — A woman said someone took five pictures off the walls of a home on the 25500 block of Sugarpine Road sometime around Easter.

10:23 a.m., Cedar Ridge — A woman said her tenant on the 24200 block of Oxbow Lane was threatening others the night before.

10:55 a.m., East Sonora — A man on the 19600 block of Hacienda Heights said he lost his cell phone.

11:13 a.m., Sonora area — A woman said a man was sitting on the side of the Sanguinetti Loop holding and petting a dead deer.

11:16 a.m., Groveland — An employee at Yosemite Pines RV Park on the 20400 block of Old Highway 120 said she was having trouble with a few guests.

11:37 a.m., Sonora area — A caller said a truck had been parked on Tinnin Road for several days.

1:25 p.m., Phoenix Lake area — A woman on the 20000 block of Phoenix Lake Road said she had ongoing problems with neighbors tearing her fence down.

1:47 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman said a man who might have broken into a neighboring cabin was sitting on Gray Road.

5:59 p.m., Columbia — A woman said another woman tried to hit her with a vehicle on the 22400 block of South Airport Road.

6:24 p.m., Twain Harte — A man on the 18100 block of Lakeview Road said he had been arguing with a man walking his dog.

6:34 p.m., Soulsbyville — A woman on the Yost Ranch Road said she had been assaulted Tuesday night.

7:24 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller said a mock rifle was found on a trail on the 17500 block of Tuolumne Road.

8:43 p.m., Soulsbyville — A woman said three men in a truck "jumped" her son on Willow Springs Drive.

9:29 p.m., Sugar Pine — A man said his garage on the 23800 block of Pinelake Drive had been burglarized.

10:09 p.m., Crystal Falls — Several callers on the 22500 block of Colorado River Drive said they heard an explosion.

10:47 p.m., Jamestown — A man said he saw two men chasing another man on Preston Lane.

11:25 p.m., Groveland — A man said a very large party with a bonfire was taking place on the 11400 block of Cherry Oil Road.

SATURDAY

12:45 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 18400 block of Chestnut Avenue said two men were fighting in the alley behind her house.

12:58 a.m., Jamestown — Several callers said they heard a fight and a gunshot on the 10300 block of Preston Lane.

7:39 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman said another woman wrapped in a blanket was sitting on the side of First Avenue.

9:30 a.m., Spring Gap area — A woman said a man was in a campground on Spring Gap Road threatening to shoot other campers' dogs.

9:32 a.m., Sonora area — A man said someone drove onto his property on the 20400 block of Britta Court and "spun doughnuts."

9:43 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman said a man dressed in black was talking to himself and acting strangely in front of a business on the 18300 block of Tuolumne Road.

10:14 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A man said someone tried to break into his shed on the 20900 block of Lama Tamalin Road within the last two weeks.

10:37 a.m., Sonora area — A caller said items were stolen from a shop on the 12000 block of Campo Seco Road.

11:03 a.m., Twain Harte — A man said he was assaulted by a lady who was yelling at her children at a business on the 18700 block of Twain Harte Drive.

3:21 p.m., La Grange — A woman said people were setting up a bonfire on her property on Old Don Pedro Road.

5:44 p.m., Tuttletown — A man on Reynolds Ferry Road said an inner tube was stolen from the back of his truck. It was later returned by a person who thought it was their friend's inner tube.

5:49 p.m., Crystal Falls — A woman said furniture was stolen from her rental property on the 21500 block of Eel River Drive.

6:23 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said her house on the 17200 block of Margaret Drive was broken into.

9:19 p.m., Dardanelle — A Dardenelle Resort owner said two men were hanging around the Highway 108 property and looked to be "casing" it out.

9:32 p.m., La Grange — A caller said people with flashlights were driving around the 14500 block of Avenida Central.

YESTERDAY

12:59 a.m., Jamestown — A woman said a man was hanging around a business on the 18100 block of Highway 108 telling people he was out to get someone and he had a gun.

1:53 a.m., Tuolumne — A caller said a ring was stolen on the 18700 block of Buchanan Road.

5:18 a.m., Groveland — A man said a woman was banging on the door of his business on the 19900 block of Highway 120 demanding to get in.

Felony bookings

THURSDAY

8:25 a.m., Standard area — Rachel Leann Rhorer, 34, 18000 block of Tuolumne Road, booked on suspicion of child endangerment and misdemeanor being under the influence of a controlled substance after an arrest at her home. A deputy responding to a disturbance at the house made the arrest. She remained held this morning in lieu of $25,000 bail.

10:06 p.m., Tuolumne — Gary Wayne Loyd Jr., 32, 11400 block of Highway 108, Jamestown, booked on a warrant charging him with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and having false license plates on a vehicle after a traffic stop and arrest on Cherokee Road at Tuolumne Road. He was also booked on suspicion of misdemeanor possessing less than an ounce of marijuana.

He remained held this morning in lieu of $7,000 bail.

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

James Joseph Hamilton, 53, 23200 block of Italian Bar Road, Columbia, booked at 11:40 p.m. Thursday after arrest on Parrotts Ferry Road at Damin Road, Columbia area.

Natassja Maria Vicencio, 22, 900 block of Bragg Street, Angels Camp, booked at 1:27 a.m. Friday after arrest on South Washington Street at William Street, Sonora.

Sonora police reports

THURSDAY

4:15 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller on the 400 block of Southgate Drive said someone was on her deck attempting to open the door.

9:44 a.m., accidental injury — A woman was bumped into by a man on the stairs between Tuolumne County Superior Court and the County Administration building. The woman fell down the stairs and injured her elbow.

10:14 a.m., traffic violation — A 25-year-old woman was cited and released for driving on a suspended license after a traffic stop on Snell Street.

10:34 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said an intoxicated man was in front of Signature Stadium 10 theater in Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

11 a.m., public fight — A caller said a man was in Coffill Park with a knife threatening another man.

1:11 p.m., traffic violation — A 44-year-old woman was cited and released for driving on a suspended driver's license after a traffic stop on South Stewart Street.

1:54 p.m., animal complaints — A caller found a dead opossum on the east side of the 400 block of South Stewart Street.

2:44 p.m., traffic accident — A caller said a vehicle-versus-bicyclist traffic accident was on East Lyons Street. The bicyclist refused medical treatment.

10:52 p.m., public intoxication — A 29-year-old man was cited on suspicion of public intoxication after a bartender said the man was in the bar with no identification and refused to leave.

FRIDAY

11:57 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said two children were locked in a vehicle for 10 minutes while their guardian was talking on a pay phone on Sanguinetti Road.

1:12 p.m., burglary — A vehicle was burglarized in a parking lot on Sanguinetti Road on Aug. 13.

1:47 p.m., assault — A caller said a student was fighting with a teacher on the 200 block of South Barretta Street.

3:10 p.m., traffic accident — A non-injury accident occurred on the corner of South Washington Street and Stockton Road.

3:18 p.m., traffic accident — An accident occurred on the corner of South Washington and East Church streets.

4:24 p.m., public peace — A caller said a man on a county transit bus on Sanguinetti Road was refusing to pay and would not get off the bus.

5:17 p.m., traffic accident — A non-injury traffic accident occurred on the corner of South Washington and Lytton streets.

9:45 p.m., juvenile activities — A woman said three or four teenagers in a car threw a water bottle at her truck in a parking lot on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

SATURDAY

12:24 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said three people had trespassed on property on the 200 block of Snell Street.

3:17 a.m., public intoxication — A 46-year-old person was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication after an argument was reported on Stockton Road.

12:41 p.m., traffic accident — A hit-and-run accident occurred on Sanguinetti Road.

1:10 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A man in a parking lot on Sanguinetti Road said a woman harassed him.

2:13 p.m., lost property — A man on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road said he lost his wallet there two hours earlier.

4:51 p.m., theft — A caller said a woman was trying to sell a stolen ring on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

10:48 p.m., public peace — A caller said a verbal fight occurred on the first block of Mono Way.

YESTERDAY

12:33 a.m., public intoxication — A 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on South Green Street.

1:59 a.m., fight — A caller said a fight occurred in front of a business on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

3:36 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A man said his truck was stolen from a parking lot on the 100 block of Stockton Road.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

7:43 a.m., Murphys — A caller said a woman was illegally camping on private property on the 200 block of Main Street.

9:13 a.m., Copperopolis — A caller said construction equipment was shot with paint balls on Beaver Street.

10:08 a.m., Railroad Flat — A caller said a house on Tone Trail was broken into.

12:54 p.m., San Andreas — A caller said money was stolen from someone on the 300 block of East St. Charles Street.

1:50 p.m., San Andreas — A caller said a trespasser was on Calaveras High School grounds.

5:36 p.m., Mountain Ranch — A child was caught smoking on the 9100 block of Hidden Valley Road.

5:55 p.m., Arnold — A caller said people were hitting apples with baseball bats toward cars on the corner of B Street and Blagen Road.

8:25 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller said someone drove by a house on the 1800 block of South Petersburg Road.

FRIDAY

3:53 a.m., Burson — A man was arrested on suspicion of prowling on the 7700 block of Burson Road.

7:54 a.m., San Andreas — A window in the patient wing of Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital was broken.

8:39 a.m., Railroad Flat — A caller said a fight occurred between a landlord and tenant on the first block of Ridge Road.

11:44 a.m., New Melones Lake — A caller said a reckless boater was disturbing water skiers on New Melones Lake.

2:12 p.m., Copperopolis — A man said his neighbor's trailer on the 2600 block of Tugg Way had been broken into.

6:30 p.m., Wallace — A caller said a fight occurred on the 11000 block of Wade Lane.

6:36 p.m., Valley Springs — A man said $60 was stolen from his house on the 9000 block of Siegel Street.

8:33 p.m., Railroad Flat — A man on the 4700 block of June Avenue said wild dogs attacked his horses.

10:35 p.m., Murphys — A man said three hand guns and a silver dollar collection were stolen from his house on the 700 block of French Gulch Road.

SATURDAY

1:30 a.m., Valley Springs — A caller said a 30-pack of beer was stolen on the first block of Vista Del Lago.

6:53 p.m., San Andreas — A caller said vandalism occurred on the 500 block of Toyon Drive.

Fires

YESTERDAY

10:19 a.m., West County — A two and a-half acre grass fire was reported on Milton Road at Highway 4. Power lines ignited the blaze, causing $5,000 damage to grass. Six engines from California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, one bulldozer, two air tankers, one helicopter, Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District and one CDF prevention officer responded.


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