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News of record for December 5, 2003


Sheriff's reports


7:32 a.m., Tuolumne — A locked vehicle parked on the 18400 block of Oak Street was broken into overnight and stereo equipment and tools were stolen.

8:01 a.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 17000 block of Margaret Drive said mail she put in her mailbox was stolen, as was her neighbor's.

9 a.m., Twain Harte — A man on the 22800 block of Miners Avenue said someone broke into his car overnight.

9:08 a.m., Cedar Ridge — A Belleview Elementary School administrator said teenagers were hanging around the campus after hours and might be involved with spray painting graffiti on rocks near the school.

9:34 a.m., Buck Meadows area — A caller said a man was asleep inside a blue Mazda pickup parked on the caller's property near Smith Station Road.

9:59 a.m., Twain Harte — A woman on the 18800 block of Middle Camp Road said her vehicle was broken into. She found papers strewn around and the doors left open.

10 a.m., Twain Harte — A man on the 18700 block of Columbia Drive said CDs, money and a knife were stolen from his unlocked vehicle overnight.

1:58 p.m., Sonora — A caller said a teenage boy was firing a pistol near Mono Way and Greenley Road, then put the gun in his back pocket. Deputies and Sonora police officers arrived and determined the weapon was a BB gun.

2:12 p.m., Apple Valley — A man came to the sheriff's department to report tires were slashed Tuesday on a vehicle parked on the 14000 block of Barlupi Circle.

2:44 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman said a vehicle registration and proof of insurance were stolen from a vehicle parked on the 22800 block of Miners Avenue.

3:34 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 16000 block of Apple Colony Road said someone in a red shirt was firing a gun towards her house and a bullet went into some trees near her son.

4:12 p.m., East Sonora — The owner of Junction Fuel Depot on the 13800 block of Mono Way said $680 worth of phone cards were stolen from the store.

4:58 p.m., Groveland — A man said a tree was cut down on his property on the 12700 block of Mt. Jefferson Road.

5:54 p.m., Phoenix Lake area — A be-on-the-lookout order was given for the driver of a dark green Volkswagen seen recklessly passing cars and running a red light at Phoenix Lake Road at Hess Avenue.

7:21 p.m., Sierra Village — A woman said a man is making threats to people living on Bottini Apple Ranch Road.

7:35 p.m., Shaws Flat area — A caller said a man was pushing a woman around at a business on the 11200 block of Highway 49.

7:58 p.m., Jamestown — A man on the 10300 block of Preston Lane said his house was burglarized and a .22 caliber bolt-action rifle was stolen.

9:17 p.m., Tuolumne — A man said a suspicious-looking man was walking from Pine Street toward Short Street yelling and screaming.

Felony bookings


3:18 a.m., Sonora — Johnnie Ray Schriver, 22, and Jimmie Lee Bonham, 32, both of the 16500 block of Oak Tree Lane, Sonora Meadows, both booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance after arrest on the 400 block of Stockton Road. No details were available. They were released Wednesday after posting $10,000 bail each.

9:01 p.m., Jamestown — Dennis Phillips Jr., 34, no address given, booked on a felony parole hold and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest causing injuries to a police officer.

According to a sheriff's report, Phillips was seen by a deputy walking down Eighth Avenue in Jamestown. The deputy was looking for a man who looked like Phillips. When the deputy stopped Phillips and asked if he had a weapon on him, Phillips ran.

Two deputies started chasing Phillips and caught him in a field a short distance away. While the deputies struggled to handcuff Phillips, one was scratched in the eye, possibly by a stick from a bush. The deputy was treated and released from Tuolumne General Hospital.

Phillips remained held this morning without bail.


1:45 a.m., Sonora — David Lance Obermeyer, 52, 7600 block of Crane Road, Oakdale, booked on a felony parole hold and misdemeanor giving false information to a peace officer. No details were available. He remained held this morning without bail.


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

Nicholas Erik Wellhausen, 18, 20700 block of Lower Hillview Drive, Sonora, booked at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday after arrest on Tuolumne Road at Wards Ferry Road. He was also booked on suspicion of possessing marijuana while driving.

James Randall Cox, 45, 19600 block of Hacienda Heights, Ranchos Poquitos, booked at 2 a.m. yesterday after arrest on Highway 108 at Jenness Road, Standard area.



2:06 p.m., Tuolumne — A kitchen fire was reported on the 18400 block of Chestnut Avenue. No damage or owner information was available. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Tuolumne Fire Protection District and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

Sonora police reports


5:37 a.m., threats — A caller on the 400 block of South Barretta Street said a roommate was making threats.

2:47 p.m., traffic violation — A 44-year-old woman was cited for being an unlicensed driver after a traffic stop on Theall Street.

4:10 p.m., traffic accident — A man driving a big-rig truck and trailer clipped a car parked on South Stewart Street.

4:28 p.m., public peace — A woman on the 200 block of Greenley Road said three people were banging on her door looking for someone who wasn't at her house.

6:01 p.m., parking violation — A caller said a large motorhome was parked on a cul-de-sac on Monte Vista Lane with a person possibly living in it.


Sheriff's reports


12:34 p.m., Dorrington — A caller on the 600 block of Rail Road Flat Road said a person was stealing firewood. A deputy came and convinced the person to return the wood and leave the area.

Felony bookings


11:10 a.m., San Joaquin County — Juan Carlos Castaneda, 38, Manteca, booked on a Calaveras County warrant for suspicion of possessing ephedrine, manufacturing a controlled substance and illegal entry after he was transferred from the San Joaquin County Jail. As of this morning, he was still in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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