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News of record for February 20, 2003


Sheriff's reports


6:46 a.m., Cedar Ridge — A Belleview School employee said she found a knife outside a school door and an unknown substance on a door lock when she arrived for work.

8:29 a.m., Standard area — A woman said when she took her children to school, she noticed a scruffy-looking man wearing a red plaid baseball cap, walking in circles on Bluebell East Road. She said the man appeared dazed and confused.

8:42 a.m., Groveland — A man on Whites Gulch Road said vehicles are speeding through the neighborhood and trespassing on private property.

9:08 a.m., Sonora — A man said his wallet, containing his ATM card, a credit card and identification, was stolen from his unlocked vehicle at Sonora Crossroads shopping center. His bank notified him that $700 had been charged to his ATM card.

9:26 a.m., Soulsbyville — Soule's Trading Post on the 17100 block of Mono Vista Road was reported burglarized. A computer, a printer, two knives and a handgun were stolen. The loss totaled $2,266.

9:31 a.m., Groveland — An airport official said he heard through another person that two people were drag-racing on the Pine Mountain Lake Airport runway.

10:44 a.m., Phoenix Lake area — A woman on the 16000 block of Fortuna Mine Road said someone started Sprint PCS telephone service in her name and has run up $2,025 in phone calls.

2:36 p.m., Crystal Falls — The director of Discovery Preschool said a school slide had been cracked, a bulletin board torn off a wall and garbage thrown around the school on the 20900 block of Niagara River Drive.

7:05 p.m., East Sonora — A man at Gatewood Heating and Air on the 18900 block of Industry Way said someone tried to break in while he was there, but ran off.

7:17 p.m., Tuolumne — A man on the 18400 block of Cedar Street said there was an extremely bad odor in his neighborhood.

11:15 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller on the 22000 block of Placer Drive said she saw an suspicious-looking man walking down the street, looking into parked cars.

Felony bookings


11:05 a.m., Tuolumne — Carl Gordon Miles, 46, 18400 block of Bay Avenue, Tuolumne, booked on a warrant charging him with possessing a controlled substance, failure to appear and probation violation, after arrest at his home. He remained in custody this morning without bail.

1:56 p.m., Jamestown area — Glenn Robert Kolpack, 19, no address given, booked on a warrant charging him with second-degree burglary, failure to appear and probation violation after arrest on Jacksonville Road, Jamestown. He remained held without bail this morning.

11:34 p.m., Sonora — Rudolph Z. Breitter, 19, 3400 block of Cheyenne Road, Copperopolis, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of less than an ounce of marijuana after arrest on Morning Star Drive, Sonora. He remained held this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.


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

Roger Dean Beuckens, 57, 200 block of Theall Street, Sonora, booked at 10 p.m. yesterday after arrest on Highway 108 and Green Springs Road, western Tuolumne County.

Sonora police reports


12:01 a.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer checked on two people on South Stewart Street.

8:03 a.m., found property — A large plastic jar containing shotgun shells was turned in to the Police Department for disposal.

10:07 a.m., theft — A woman said someone stole her check card while she was at a business on the 1000 block of Mono Way.

10:37 a.m., fight — An unidentified person reported an argument on Stewart Street that sounded like it was "escalating."

10:50 a.m., warrant arrest — A 22-year-old man was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant.

11:10 a.m., vandalism — A woman on the 30 block of Corte Del Encino said someone damaged a lawn ornament Monday night.

1:05 p.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer responded to a woman who said she was being harassed by a man she knew by name.

1:09 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A possible drug deal was reported on Bonanza Court.

2:02 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A woman said a man was taking pictures of her at a business on the 1000 block of Mono Way and that when she made eye contact the man looked away.

7:24 p.m., traffic accident — A non-injury crash was reported on the 100 block of East Hillcrest Street.

8:43 p.m., public peace — A man said people in a vehicle on East Jackson Street were spraying vehicles with a fire extinguisher. Police cited and released a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of receiving stolen property and throwing substances at vehicles. A 17-year-old boy was cited and released on suspicion of receiving stolen property.


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

Non-injury ....................................... 8



1:30 a.m., Columbia — A vehicle fire was reported on the 22600 block of Parrotts Ferry Road. Columbia Fire Protection District, Tuolumne County Fire Department and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded.


Sheriff's reports


10:10 a.m., San Andreas — A Calaveras County Library employee said someone stole a lens from a library camera.

10:58 a.m., Rail Road Flat — A caller said digital camera was missing from a car parked on the 6600 block of Railroad Flat Road.

5:29 p.m., Arnold — A house on the 2800 block of Pine Knoll Drive was reported vandalized.

9:03 p.m., Murphys — A caller on the 200 block of Apple Blossom Street said someone took her keys and won't give them back.

Felony bookings


1:30 a.m., Valley Springs — Jonathan Chadwick Armstrong, 19, 500 block of Brookline Court, Valley Springs, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance after arrest at an observation point at New Hogan Reservoir. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.

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