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News of record for December 16, 2002

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

FRIDAY

11:03 a.m., Big Oak Flat — A man on the 17000 block of Highway 120 said prescription medicine was stolen from his house.

11:43 a.m., Columbia — A woman on the 11000 block of Damin Road said two teens were tearing apart a brown station wagon. She said it looked like they were trying to tear off a front bumper.

11:47 a.m., Lambert Lake Road area — A man on the 14200 block of Kelly Loop Drive said all eight tires on two vehicles were slashed sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning.

11:57 a.m., Twain Harte — A man on the 22700 block of Highland Drive said his house was vandalized.

12:06 p.m., Tuolumne — A Community Services Unit volunteer saw a man covered in mud walking on Buchanan Road with an injured dog. A deputy found the man who said his truck got stuck in the mud and he was walking home to get help. The deputy gave the man and his dog a ride home.

12:15 p.m., Tuolumne — A Summerville High School administrator found a student with a small amount of marijuana.

12:52 p.m., Sonora — A man who said he was assaulted Thursday night was at Sonora Community Hospital for treatment. The man did not want to file a report however.

3:54 p.m., Jamestown — A caller on the 16000 block of Chicken Ranch Road reported the theft of a book of checks.

8:14 p.m., Phoenix Lake Road area — A man on the 15000 block of Poco Calle said he receive a total of 79 telephone calls from the same telemarketing company since Thursday night.

9:10 p.m., Sugar Pine — A lost 2-year-old boy was later found hiding upstairs under a bed at a house on the 23000 block of Redwood Court.

9:45 p.m., East Sonora — A caller said the driver of a black pickup truck was racing around The Junction shopping center parking lot. Two other cars showed up doing the same thing while the caller was on the line.

SATURDAY

12:55 a.m., Tuolumne Road area — A man said two people in an orange Jeep were driving in the mud at a construction site on Tuolumne Road.

4:12 a.m., Twain Harte — Two men were treated at Sonora Community Hospital for injuries suffered in an alleged fight at a house on the 22900 block of Middle Camp Road.

5:42 a.m., East Sonora — A window was reported broken overnight at Your Place Restaurant on the 14700 block of Mono Way.

4:11 p.m., East Sonora — A man on the 15000 block of Cavalieri Road reported the theft of $150 from his home.

5:15 p.m., Tuolumne — A Black Oak Casino security officer said two men were fighting in the casino parking lot. The men reportedly calmed down before a deputy arrived, family members reported.

5:38 p.m., Groveland — A Groveland Fire Department employee said a man and woman were arguing while walking down Ferretti Road.

6:07 p.m., Tuolumne — A Black Oak Casino security officer wanted a family involved in a fight earlier in the evening removed from the casino because they were still arguing.

6:22 p.m., Quail Hollow — A woman on Sparrow Lane said her 6-year-old daughter was across the street and someone put handcuffs on her ankles.

9:58 p.m., Columbia — Neighbors were arguing over a drain on the 22300 block of Bennett Road. A deputy determined it was a civil matter.

SUNDAY

12:43 a.m., Jamestown — A clerk at Chips Chevron on the 18100 block of Highway 108 said an obnoxious man in front of the store refused to leave.

8:07 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A man on the 24000 block of Pela Road said the house was burglarized.

10:13 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A caller on the 24000 block of Lama Hisum Road said a man was on his back deck. The caller chased him away where he drove off in a red pickup truck.

11:55 a.m., Soulsbyville — A caller said a window at Soulsbyville School was broken overnight.

1:18 p.m., Groveland — A caller said lights on a tree at Wayside Park were cut.

1:19 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller said St. Joseph's Catholic Church was broken into but nothing was reported missing.

2:16 p.m., Twain Harte — A man on the 22800 block of Highland Drive said tools valued at $2,500 were stolen from his unlocked toolbox in the bed of his truck.

5:28 p.m., East Sonora — The manager of a store at The Junction shopping center said a man driving a red station wagon was parked with an electrical cord coming out of his car and plugged into an outdoor socket. Customers told the manager the man was harassing people when they parked close to him.

8:18 p.m., Jamestown area — A caller on Rawhide Road said the neighbor kids just ran to the house saying someone entered their home while the kids' mother was away.

11:23 p.m., Tuolumne — A Black Oak Casino security officer said an allegedly drunken man was getting aggressive with the officer who wanted to call a cab for the man.

MONDAY

12:26 a.m., Sugar Pine — A house on the 24100 block of Highway 108 was reported burglarized.

1:19 a.m., Jamestown — A Modesto Bee employee said a man was disturbing him and his employees while they were trying to deliver the newspaper.

Felony bookings

FRIDAY

12:06 a.m., Sonora — Michael James Williams, 28, 7700 block of Baldwin Road, Valley Springs, booked on suspicion of burglary and receiving stolen property after an arrest on Stockton Road in front of Mother Lode Fairgrounds. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Roger Albert Frederick, 40, 8700 block of Stella Court, Stockton, booked at 1:55 a.m. Sunday after arrest on South Airport Road at Horseshoe Bend Road, Columbia.

Michael Roy Higgins, 62, 18900 block of Rawhide Road, Jamestown, booked at 7:50 p.m. Sunday after arrest on Highway 49 at Shaws Flat Road, North Sonora.

Sonora police

THURSDAY

12:37 a.m., property damage — A woman on the 300 block of South Stewart Street said someone shot out a window on her house with a paintball gun. The woman said she heard a vehicle drive by the house.

6:06 a.m., found property — A black-and-white wallet was found in front of a business on the 200 block of South Washington Street.

9:21 a.m., traffic accident — A man said he was in an argument with another driver in the drive-through of a business on the 1000 block of Mono Way. The man said the other driver backed into him and threatened him.

12:33 p.m., threats — An employee threatened other employees at a business on the 100 block of Stockton Road over an incident that occurred at the business.

2:28 p.m., fight — A physical fight was reported at a motel on the 300 block of South Washington Street.

2:39 p.m., fight — A group of 10 youths were in physical fight on South Stewart at William streets.

8:57 p.m., harassment — A man at a business on the 700 block of Mono Way said he was being harassed.

9:51 p.m., lost property — A woman said she lost or someone stole a wallet at a business on the 900 block of Sanguinetti Road.

FRIDAY

7:16 a.m., lost property — A Copperopolis woman said she lost three $100 bills while shopping at a store in Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

8:37 a.m., traffic accident — A woman said her car, parked on the 100 block of North Shepherd Street, was damaged because someone hit it.

11:45 a.m., traffic accidents — A driver hit a guardrail fence on the 600 block of South Washington Street.

12:18 p.m., parking violation — A Greyhound bus driver said a car was illegally parked at the bus stop on Stockton Road. The car was gone when an officer arrived.

12:30 p.m., animal complaints — An officer dropped off a cat trap at a house on the 100 block of East Columbia Way.

12:49 p.m., traffic accident — Drivers of two vehicles that bumped into each other on the 900 block of Mono Way exchanged insurance information. No one was injured.

1:34 p.m., theft — A woman reported losing $650 in cash from her car parked at Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

2:59 p.m., vandalism — A woman on the 200 block of Greenley Road said an unknown substance was poured on her vehicle, which was also scratched.

9:30 p.m., public intoxication — An officer could not locate a man who was reportedly drunken on the sidewalk on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

SATURDAY

2:13 a.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer stopped the driver of a vehicle that had no license plates on the 200 block of Greenley Road.

10:38 a.m., traffic accident — A car parked on South Washington Street was struck by another vehicle.

6:02 p.m., burglary — A teen was cited and released to parents after reportedly shoplifting from Pak-N-Save in Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

8:34 p.m., assist — An officer helped push a disabled vehicle off the roadway after it broke down on Restano Way.

8:37 p.m., arrest — A 17-year-old girl was cited and released after an officer stopped her on South Washington and Gold streets and found she was driving on a suspended license.

10:52 p.m., public intoxication — A man was booked on suspicion of public intoxication after an arrest on the 90 block of East Jackson Street.

11:10 p.m., assist — An officer helped a city worker remove a large rock on the roadway on the 400 block of North Stewart Street.

11:30 p.m., public intoxication — A 23-year-old man was booked on suspicion of public intoxication after a bartender said the man refused to leave a bar on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

Accidents

Injury .................................... 0

Non-injury ........................... 21

Fires

FRIDAY

12:15 a.m., Cedar Ridge — A fire was reported at a shed on the 23800 block of Stable Road. The fire was caused by a burn pile too close to the building. The fire destroyed the shed and its contents. Dollar damage was reported at $400 to the shed and $1,600 to the contents. Kathy Catania of the same address owns the property. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

5 p.m., Confidence area — A vehicle fire was reported on Highway 108 at Lime Kiln Road. Dollar damage was estimated at $200 to a 1979 Chevrolet van. Lawrence Ruoss of the Confidence area owns the vehicle. CDF, Sonora City Fire Department and Jamestown Fire Protection District responded.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

SATURDAY

9:24 a.m., San Andreas — A vehicle parked on the 400 block of East St. Charles Street was reported burglarized.

1:23 p.m., Arnold — A caller on the 2800 block of Pine Drive reported problems with dirtbike riders near the property.

4:13 p.m., Angels Camp — Reports of a stranded boater on New Melones Reservoir near Glory Hole boat ramp were unfounded.

8:03 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 2900 block of Highway 26 reported the theft of jewelry from a house.

11:58 p.m., Copperopolis — A house on the 3500 block of Signal Hill Trail was reported burglarized.

SUNDAY

7:53 a.m., Mountain Ranch — A caller reported a large tree was blocking Warden Road near Whiskey Slide Road.

8:23 a.m., San Andreas — A deputy and a California Highway Patrol officer helped with a disabled vehicle blocking traffic on Spring Hill.

10:32 a.m., Arnold — A caller said vehicle tires were slashed on a car parked on the 1900 block of Sierra View.

Felony bookings

FRIDAY

10:45 p.m., Valley Springs — Dennis Willard Fields, 44, and Janice Lorraine Fields, 38, both of the 3400 block of Huckleberry Lane, Valley Springs, booked on suspicion of possessing a destructive device. Janice Fields was arrested at her home on a warrant and Dennis Fields turned himself in. They were released after posting $25,000 bail each.

7:44 p.m., Camanche — Joseph Charles Nave, 18, 7600 block of Ospital Court, Valley Springs, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of being under the influence of drugs and driving on a suspended license after an arrest on Wade Lane. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $25,000 bail.

SATURDAY

2:35 p.m., Wilseyville — Stephen Martin Turpen, 54, 4200 block of Blue Mountain Road, Wilseyville, booked on suspicion of felony vandalism and misdemeanor obstruction of an emergency crew, after an arrest at his home.

According to a sheriff's department report, Turpen refused to allow a PG&E crew onto his property to repair a fallen power line. Turpen also allegedly became belligerent with a deputy who was called to the house to mediate the argument between Turpen and the PG&E crew.

Deputy David Hooks arrested Turpen, and while Turpen was in the backseat of the patrol vehicle, he kicked out the windows and broke a handle off one door, the report said.

Turpen was taken to Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital in San Andreas for treatment to the cuts on his hands before being booked into the county jail.

He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $20,000 bail.

SUNDAY

1:30 a.m., Copperopolis — A 30-year-old Copperopolis man was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor spousal battery and felony attempted rape after an arrest at a house in Copperopolis. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $25,000 bail.

8:10 p.m., Angels Camp — Kimberly Anne McGill, 35, 6700 block of Panorama Drive, Riverbank, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, transporting a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license after an arrest at a fast-food restaurant on the 200 block of South Main Street, Angels Camp. She remained in custody this morning in lieu of $85,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Joseph Rocque Doto, IV, 47, 700 block of Cedar Flat Way, Galt booked at 11:09 p.m. Friday after arrest on the 400 block of West St. Charles Street, San Andreas.

Fires

FRIDAY

9:30 a.m., West Point — A flue fire was reported on the 1400 block of Woodhouse Mine Road. No dollar damage was reported. Landowner is unidentified. CDF and West Point Fire Protection District responded.

SUNDAY

6:15 p.m., Arnold Area — A structure fire was reported to a house on the 5700 block of Darby Russell Road. West Point Fire Protection District responded.


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