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News of record for August 8, 2003

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

9:47 a.m., Mono Village — A Next POS Corp. employee said a recently terminated worker made threats and indicated he would harm other employees.

9:53 a.m., Mono Vista — A caller on the 20000 block of Spanish Grant Drive said a man with a long beard was in her yard Tuesday and was seen taking photos of her vehicle and knocking at her door.

10:50 a.m., Mono Village — An Abbey Carpet employee said a cordless drill was stolen from his locked vehicle parked in front of the store on the 13600 block of Mono Way.

1:10 p.m., Mono Village — A caller on the 19000 block of Hillsdale Drive said a pistol was stolen from the house when it was burglarized last week.

1:20 p.m., Sierra Village — A woman on the 24900 block of Highway 108 said a storage shed was burglarized.

4:56 p.m., Soulsbyville — A man said his vehicle was burglarized and vandalized while it was parked along Highway 108.

5:20 p.m., Columbia — A woman said she saw a drunken man with a long beard and no shirt staggering down Parrotts Ferry Road.

7:12 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman said her purse inside an unlocked vehicle was stolen while she was at Eproson Park.

8:16 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said two men were in an apartment complex parking lot on Preston Lane, and one man had a knife. When a deputy checked the lot, one man fled and the other was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness.

10:55 p.m., Twain Harte — A man said another man punched him in the face at a bar on the 23000 block of Joaquin Gully Road.

Felony bookings

WEDNESDAY

6:46 p.m., Columbia — Joseph Lee Wright, 32, 22600 block of Broadway, Columbia, booked on a warrant charging him with animal abuse, felony vandalism and failure to appear on a drunken driving charge.

According to a sheriff's department report, a man could be heard screaming from the back of a motel. When a deputy arrived, the warrant for Wright was discovered and he was arrested.

Wright remained held this morning in lieu of $30,000 bail.

7:14 p.m., Sonora — Steven Michael Sula Jr., 22, no address, booked on a Mariposa County warrant charging him with unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and a misdemeanor charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Sula called Sonora police and told them he wanted to turn himself in. An officer picked Sula up in front of a business in Sonora Crossroads shopping center and he was transferred to Mariposa County Jail.

Fire

WEDNESDAY

2:15 p.m., Tuolumne area — An illegal debris burn was reported on the 16000 block of Curtis Court. Misha Rauchwerger of the same address owns the property. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Tuolumne County Fire Department, Tuolumne Fire Protection District, one helicopter and one air attack from Columbia Air Base responded.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded .................................. 32

Cats impounded .................................. 65

Goats impounded ................................ 2

Pot-bellied pigs impounded .................. 1

Roosters impounded ........................... 1

Dogs adopted ...................................... 2

Cats adopted ........................................ 4

Goats adopted ...................................... 1

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

Cats destroyed ...................................... 44

Dogs reclaimed .................................... 11

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

Pot-bellied pigs reclaimed .................... 1

Cats transferred to Friends of Animal Control ... 2

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ...0

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

Dogs adopted from Humane Society .........1

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

Sonora police reports

WEDNESDAY

12:05 a.m., public intoxication — An 18-year-old man was booked on suspicion of public drunkenness after an arrest on the 80 block of Linoberg Street. A caller complained about an ongoing problem with people in the area making noise, partying and drinking.

7:56 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A woman said she saw two men enter an apartment on the 300 block of Fairview Lane. An officer and a sheriff's deputy investigated and determined the complaint was unfounded.

9:33 a.m., lost property — Three bags of trash and a couch were dumped on the sidewalk on the 600 block of South Stewart Street.

1:11 p.m., traffic accident — A vehicle parked on the 300 block of Fairview Lane was dented when the driver of another vehicle backed into it.

1:13 p.m., animal complaints — A man on the 10 block of East Jackson Street said an opossum was stuck in a trash can for four days. A Sonora Police Animal Control officer rescued the marsupial and released it into the wild.

4:44 p.m., harassment — A man said another man who assaulted him was driving past the caller's place of employment. The caller was afraid the man, who is known to have weapons, would carry out threats to harm him.

5:06 p.m., lost property — A man said he lost about 25 old photographs of Yosemite, mining camps and trains in the Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

6:51 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said a man and his pit bull dog were living in a white pickup truck on Linoberg Street.

7:04 p.m., disturbance — A caller on Greenley Road said an upstairs neighbor was thumping on something for more than an hour. An officer checked on the neighbor and determined everything was OK.

YESTERDAY

12:03 a.m., citizen assist — An officer helped a man on the 600 block of Shaws Flat Road who had locked himself out of his house.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

8:19 a.m., Copperopolis — Tools and a generator were reported stolen from a house under construction on the 3000 block of Quail Hill Drive.

9:27 a.m., San Andreas — A deputy arrested a man near the 300 block of St. Charles Street after the man allegedly stole beer from a gas station store.

2:18 p.m., San Andreas — A laundry room door and window were vandalized on the 500 block of Angels Road.

4:47 p.m., Milton — A motorcycle was stolen from a locked shed on Hunt Road about a mile east of the Rock Creek landfill.

9:03 p.m., San Andreas — A caller said people were riding off-road vehicles through a cemetery.

Fire

WEDNESDAY

11:20 a.m., Big Trees — A small fire was reported on North Rim Road in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The fire was caused by lightning. No dollar damage was reported. The state of California owns the land. CDF, one crew from Vallecito Conservation Camp, one helicopter from Columbia Air Base and one engine from Big Trees State Park responded.

4:30 p.m., Big Trees — A small spot fire was reported in the North Grove campground of Big Trees State Park. No dollar damage was reported. The flames were caused by an escaped campfire. The state of California owns the property. CDF and Ebbetts Pass Fire Protection District responded.

5:15 p.m., Valley Springs — A gazebo and spa were reported on fire on the 8200 block of Siegal Street. Damage was estimated at $32,000 to a structure and 10 acres of brush. The fire was caused by an electric motor pump. Fred Dodson of the same address owns the land. CDF, Foothill Fire Protection District, San Andreas Fire Protection District, all aircraft from Columbia Air Base and two crews from Vallecito Conservation Camp responded.


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