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News of record for August 25, 2003

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

7:29 a.m., Twain Harte — A man said skateboarders who had permission to skate in a lot on Meadow Lane had shattered glass all over the lot and broke a portion of a building.

8:54 a.m., Jamestown — A man on Seco Street said he went to get his mail and a neighbor's dog nipped at him. The man pushed the dog away, and the neighbor said "If you kick my dog, I've got 47 guns and I'm not afraid to use them."

9:51 a.m., Tuttletown — A Bureau of Land Management ranger said restrooms on Reynolds Ferry Road at New Melones Reservoir were vandalized.

11:38 a.m., Jamestown — A cell-phone caller said a man and a woman driving on Highway 108 near Jamestown were fighting. A deputy was unable to locate the vehicle.

2:22 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller said a man has been living behind a building on the 13600 block of Tuolumne Road in a blue van for two weeks.

2:33 p.m., East Sonora — A Burger King employee said two bags of trash and construction materials were dumped into the restaurant trash bin.

3:21 p.m., Groveland — A man said two men threatened him and another employee from Yosemite Lake Naco West on Wednesday night when the men came by a convenience store after hours trying to buy gasoline.

3:40 p.m., Jamestown area — A man was accidentally shot by his brother while the two were at Mother Lode Gun Club on Jamestown Road. The victim was taken to Sonora Community Hospital.

4:01 p.m., Sonora Meadows — Three people called 911 to say four men in a light-colored Mustang pulled up to two teenage boys on Creekside Drive and started fighting with them. One 13-year-old boy was assaulted.

4:14 p.m., East Sonora — A Fuel Depot employee said two young men stole two 18-packs of beer from the store, then drove off in a car with two other men in a light-colored vehicle.

4:23 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said a man who parks his vehicle next to hers on Preston Lane stole a vehicle registration sticker off her car and put it on his.

5:48 p.m., Jamestown — A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness on Jacksonville at Algerine roads.

5:57 p.m., Jamestown — A 40-year-old man was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery after allegedly hitting his girlfriend at her house on Main Street.

6:17 p.m., Twain Harte area — A woman on the 16100 block of Big Hill Road said her house was broken into and CDs, a video game and a stereo were stolen.

6:53 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said her nephew stole an antique shotgun Wednesday night and is now walking around Jamestown with it wrapped in a pair of pants.

8:05 p.m., Tuolumne — A man on the 20400 block of Stardust Way said a neighbor came over to his house and threatened him with a chain and a knife. The man was angry because of a dog fight.

8:35 p.m., Jamestown — A 41-year-old woman on Jacksonville Road was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of methamphetamine. The woman's son called the sheriff's department because he thought his mother was acting strange. When the deputy arrived, the woman admitted to injecting the drug into her arm.

9:35 p.m., Soulsbyville area — A caller said a woman wearing a striped tank top and a short jean skirt was staggering in and out of traffic on westbound Highway 108.

FRIDAY

6:45 a.m., East Sonora — Eleven callers reported a whole row of mailboxes on Lambert Lakes Road had been taken, as well as garbage cans, an American flag and a name sign.

7:23 a.m., Sonora area — A man said he was told by a neighbor that six people broke into his apartment on the 21100 block of Shaws Flat Road.

7:46 a.m., Sonora area — A caller said six or seven mailboxes had been torn down and run over on the 17400 block of Murphy Road.

8:57 a.m., Sonora area — A man on the 20100 block of Moyle Road said he was receiving threats from an unknown man.

9:30 a.m., Sonora area — A man on the 18200 block of Lambert Lake Road said a new $418 ranch sign was stolen.

9:59 a.m., Tuttletown — A man said windows on several vehicles were broken out at Lakeridge Inn on Highway 49.

10:11 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 18400 block of Carter Street said a boy was "out of control" and was wrapping the chains from swings around his neck.

11:30 a.m., Groveland — A woman on the 20000 block of Pine Mountain Drive said a home was broken into.

11:33 a.m., Jamestown — A clerk at Chips Chevron said she had a counterfeit $100 traveler's check.

11:50 a.m., Sonora area — A man on the 17500 block of Old Wards Ferry Road said his $200 handmade mailbox was ruined.

11:52 a.m., Sonora area — A woman on the 14600 block of Mono Way said a man came into her office and threatened her.

12:32 p.m., Twain Harte — An employee at Central California Bank said three people tried to cash stolen checks.

12:33 p.m., Columbia — The door alarm at the Columbia pool on Parrotts Ferry Road was set off.

2:16 p.m., Tuolumne — A man on the 18400 block of Rozier Avenue said another man vandalized his truck.

7:59 p.m., Groveland — A woman on the 18900 block of Ferretti Road said a man was "screaming something about having a broken arm or the dog having a broken leg."

8:28 p.m., East Sonora — A woman on the 18400 block of Lambert Lake Road said her mailbox was bashed during the night.

9:09 p.m., Twain Harte — A burglar alarm went off on the 23000 block of Middle Camp Road. Two women were found at the house without proper codes.

10:20 p.m., East Sonora — A man said another man had been hanging around behind the fire station on Hillsdale Drive for two or three hours.

11:58 p.m., Sonora area — A man on Mt. Brow Road said another man pointed a gun at him and later pointed a gun at his friends, who then beat him up.

SATURDAY

3:52 a.m., Sonora area — A house alarm went off on the 13800 block of Florence Way.

8:51 a.m., Pinecrest — A man at Lair of the Bear on the 180 block of Dodge Ridge Road said he was called by a visitor about a theft from a tent.

9:40 a.m., Pinecrest — A woman at Lair of the Bear on the 180 block of Dodge Ridge Road said $80 was missing from her wallet.

9:42 a.m., Pinecrest — A man at Lair of the Bear on the 180 block of Dodge Ridge Road said money was missing from his wallet.

9:46 a.m., Pinecrest — A woman at Lair of the Bear on the 180 block of Dodge Ridge Road said her backpack, with clothes and medication inside, was stolen.

9:46 a.m., Pinecrest — A woman at Lair of the Bear on the 180 block of Dodge Ridge Road said $20 -$30 was stolen from her wallet.

10:41 a.m., Jamestown — The Jamestown Community Service Unit said a "drunk" man was sleeping on the sidewalk at Main and Donovan streets.

11:43 a.m., Pinecrest — A man at the Pinecrest Lake Campground said he confiscated a keg of beer from a teenage party last night, but had an adult claim it for them that morning. The teenagers drove away with the keg in their truck.

11:52 a.m., Groveland — A woman said a disoriented man was lying under her plane's wing on the Pine Mountain Lake Airport. It was determined he was napping.

12:36 p.m., La Grange — A man on the 2000 block of Buena Vista Drive said his rental home across the street was egged the night before.

1:37 p.m., Groveland — A man on the 20900 block of Elderberry Way said someone had used paint remover on the Advantage Self Storage sign.

3:19 p.m., Jamestown — A caller on the 18700 block of Mill Villa Road said camera equipment was stolen from the their car.

7:29 p.m., Sonora area — A woman on the 22400 block of Gunsight Road said a child on a motorcycle threw a rock at her vehicle's window.

8:10 p.m., Sonora area — A woman on the 12700 block of Chukar Circle said another woman threatened her 13-year-old son.

8:31 p.m., Twain Harte — A man said another man and a women were fighting as they walked down South Fork Road.

9:16 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller said three men were trying to get into a vehicle on Main Street and spray painted the back of his tail gate when they saw the caller.

SUNDAY

12:53 a.m., Sonora area — A caller from Skyline Place on Cabezut Road said there were four people going across the fence from Skyline Place to the county health department property.

1:04 a.m., Groveland — A woman on the 12900 block of Mueller Drive said that while her parents were away, a teenage boy came into her house. She said her saw her and she chased him away.

2:00 a.m., Sonora area — A woman said two juveniles had been trespassing and came into Skyline Place where employees caught them and locked them inside.

4:57 a.m., Sonora area — A man on Highway 49 said someone was walking up the road toward Mt. Brow Road and around a neighbor's house with a flashlight.

9:10 a.m., Sonora area — A woman on the 18400 block of Pradera Real Road said someone threw a rock through her front glass door.

10:20 a.m., Twain Harte — An alarm went off at Black Oak School on Twain Harte Drive.

10:46 a.m., Tulloch Reservoir — A deputy reported that a boat had sunk the day before near the reservoir's south shore.

12:10 p.m., Twain Harte — A man on the 23300 block of Coffill Road said his vacation home had been broken into within the past two weeks. Tools, antiques and housewares were taken.

12:44 p.m., Groveland — A woman called from Colorado and said some of her belongings, including a tent, were stolen while she was camping in the area.

12:50 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman in Eproson Park on Meadow Lane said she overheard a drug deal being arranged.

Felony bookings

SATURDAY

3:20 a.m., Sonora — Patrick Michael Ennis, 38, 20900 block of Shaws Flat Road, Sonora, booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, making threats with a weapon, and drunken driving after an arrest at Sonora Community Hospital.

According to a sheriff's report, Ennis showed up at a party on Saratoga Road with a case of beer. No one at the party recognized Ennis, who was not invited. When he became belligerent, the homeowner called for the sheriff's department.

When Ennis learned deputies were en route, he left and returned moments later and pointed a handgun at a 21-year-old Sonora man. The man kicked the handgun out of Ennis' hand, and the two started fighting, the report said.

Ennis again left before a deputy arrived, and went to a friend's house a few doors down from his own Shaws Flat Road residence. The friend, who did not know what happened to the bloodied Ennis, called 911. Deputies who came to Saratoga Road heard about the bloodied man at the Shaws Flat house and thought he might be the one who pointed the gun.

Deputies talked with Ennis, who declined to say how he was injured, and he was taken to the hospital. Based on interviews with the partygoers, Ennis' friend and Ennis, he was arrested and booked into the county jail after his release from the hospital. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $30,000 bail.

Fires

FRIDAY

4:45 p.m., Don Pedro — Three acres of oak woodland burned on Lozano Road near Don Pedro Reservoir. Damage is estimated at $900. Evan Hatler of Coulterville owns the land. The cause of the fire is under investigation. California Department of Forestry, a baseline crew, Tuolumne County Fire Department and all air craft from Columbia responded.

SATURDAY

9:15 a.m., Phoenix Lake — A spot fire on Forest Service property on Mount Elizabeth Road caused no dollar damage. The Forest Service and California Department of Forestry responded.

3 p.m., Groveland — Three acres of Forest Service timber burned on Buchanan Road, between Tuolumne and Groveland. Damage is estimated at $1,500. Forest Service, California Department of Forestry, two crews from baseline camp and all aircraft from Columbia Air Attack Base responded.

SUNDAY

8:30 p.m., Camp Nine — A spot fire on the Tuolumne-Calaveras county line under the Parrotts Ferry Bridge caused no dollar damage. The Bureau of Reclamation owns the property. California Department of Forestry, Angles Camp Fire Department, Murphys Fire Protection District, two crews from Vallecito Conservation Camp and one dozer from Altaville CDF responded.

11:50 p.m., Sonora — A fire in a trash can behind Alfredo's Mexican Restaurant on the 100 block of South Washington Street was extinguished quickly by Sonora City Fire Department.

Sonora police reports

THURSDAY

12:18 p.m., warrant arrest — A 23-year-old man was arrested on South Stewart Street on misdemeanor warrants.

12:56 p.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer stopped to talk to two men pushing a lawn mower on Shaws Flat Road.

1:46 p.m., theft — A decorative front license plate was stolen from a vehicle parked on Greenley Road.

2:04 p.m., domestic violence — A 34-year-old woman was arrested at her house on Highway 49 on suspicion of domestic violence.

3:06 p.m., warrant arrest — A 46-year-old man was arrested on misdemeanor warrants after an officer stopped the man for driving without a license plate on his vehicle.

4:49 p.m., hazardous situation — A parking enforcement officer found water gushing from a pipe on East Jackson Street and notified Tuolumne Utilities District of the problem.

7 p.m., public fight — Two men were fighting on Crooked Lane, but one man left before an officer arrived.

FRIDAY

Log information was unavailable.

SATURDAY

12:14 p.m., public intoxication — A woman on the 900 block of South Washington Street said an intoxicated man was being loud.

5:06 a.m., public intoxication — A woman on the 300 block of South Shepherd Street said a drunk, shirtless man was in her front yard. The man was arrested on local felony warrants.

12:56 p.m., agency assist — Tuolumne Utilities District was called because two separate callers said there were raw sewage leaks at the corner of South Barretta and Theall streets and on Solinsky Street.

2:02 p.m., vandalism — A woman on the 300 block of South Stewart Street said a tire on her vehicle was stabbed the night before or early that morning.

6:08 p.m., vandalism — A woman said someone had tried to break into her husband's truck when parked on South Stewart Street that afternoon.

8:41 p.m., public intoxication — Four men were arrested on the 100 block of South Stewart Street and booked on suspicion of public intoxication.

8:58 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A woman said a customer reported someone put a handgun on the sidewalk near Wal-Mart's garden center.

11:29 p.m., theft — A man on the 300 North Washington Street said his prescription medication had been stolen.

11:58 p.m., public peace — The owner of a business on Restano Way said an employee is in the store by herself and is afraid to leave because several people are loitering in the parking lot.

SUNDAY

2:27 p.m., disorderly conduct — A caller on the 100 block of South Washington Street said several people at the Sonora Inn swimming pool were being loud.

3:28 p.m., disorderly conduct — A woman on the 400 block of Greenley Road said there was a large party and she could hear glass breaking. The noise makers were contacted and said they would keep it down.

4:02 p.m., disorderly conduct — A caller on the 400 block of Greenley Road said the party had started again with loud music and stomping on the floors.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

FRIDAY

6:15 p.m., Jenny Lind — A caller on the 8800 block of Highway 26 said a neighbor was coming onto their property and "burning out."

7:16 p.m., Copperopolis — A caller on the 800 block of Sequoia Circle said someone had broken into a rental home, written and splattered something on the walls and moved furniture in front of all the entry ways.

8:20 p.m., Murphys — A man on the 5600 block of Tonapah Road said his neighbor pinned him up against his truck with a tree log because he was using an easement road.

10:23 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller on Hartvickson Lane said someone was running a piece of equipment with a back-up beeper that was keeping her awake.

11:05 p.m., San Andreas — A caller on the 12500 block of Gold Strike Road said jewelry was stolen out of their car.

11:37 p.m., Murphys — A caller on the 1100 block of Hangtree Road said loud music and offensive language was coming from an "out-of-control" party. Parents were called to pick up their children from the party.

11:52 p.m., San Andreas — A woman on the 200 block of Pope said two men were in her backyard throwing beer cans at her.

Fires

FRIDAY

4:15 a.m., Valley Springs — A small spot fire occurred on the 4000 block of Highway 26. The fire caused no dollar damage, and the owner of the property and cause of the fire are unknown.

California Department of Forestry and San Andreas Fire Protection District responded.


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