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News of record for February 27, 2004


Sheriff's reports


6:13 a.m., Jamestown — A cab driver at a house on the 10300 block of Willow Street to pick up a passenger was worried when no one answered the door. It turned out the passenger got a ride with a neighbor, but forgot to cancel the cab.

8:06 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A woman on the 24300 block of Lama Road said her jacket was stolen from her unlocked car.

9:24 a.m., Jamestown — A man said an elderly woman was standing in the rain for 30 minutes on the corner of Golf Links Road and McKibbin Drive.

10:12 a.m., Sonora area — A man said a silver-colored sedan with a smashed rear window was parked on Lime Kiln Road between Highway 108 and Sullivan Creek. The car's location was given to the county's vehicle abatement office.

10:51 a.m., Sonora area — A man on the 10500 block of Mt. Brow Road said prescription medication mailed to him last week was stolen. A neighbor found the empty prescription box in a nearby field.

12:33 p.m., Columbia — A caller said a possibly drunken man ran up a hill near Columbia College dorms and drove off in a blue pickup truck.

12:55 p.m., Jamestown — A man on the 8000 block of French Flat Road said a woman was trespassing at his house.

1:03 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said a check stolen from her was cashed at a mini-mart in Jamestown.

2:02 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 10300 block of Preston Lane said her $99 state tax refund check was stolen.

3:21 p.m., Columbia — A woman on the 23000 block of Italian Bar Road said someone got into her bank account.

4:05 p.m., Columbia — A woman said a man parked his red sports car on the side of Sawmill Flat Road near Big Hill Road, turned on his hazard lights and tried to flag the woman down. She was too afraid to stop, so she called the sheriff's department. A deputy did not find anything out of the ordinary.

4:49 p.m., Don Pedro area — A caller said 10 loose cows were on Zarzamora Street near Alameda Drive.

5:48 p.m., East Sonora — A woman said her car was rammed with a shopping cart while the car was parked in The Junction shopping center.

7:05 p.m., Groveland — A woman on the 22000 block of Ferretti Road said a 50-year-old man poured beer on her, smacked her in the head and threatened to shoot her during an argument.

11:57 p.m., Willow Springs — A woman said there was a suspicious person near a trash bin on the 20500 block of Willow Springs Drive.

Sonora police reports


5:31 a.m., burglary — A caller said the back door of a medical office on Pauline Court was open and a light was on.

8:52 p.m., theft — A motorized scooter with black chrome handles and a Mitsubishi engine was stolen from an apartment on the 200 block of Greenley Road.

9:24 a.m., traffic accident — A two-tone Ford Bronco and a white Chevrolet Caprice were involved in a non-injury accident on William Street near Cassina High School.

10:33 a.m., vandalism — A green paintball was fired at a garage door of a house on the 400 block of Morning Star Court.

11:24 a.m., theft — A woman on the 40 block of South Green Street said her purse was stolen.

12:33 p.m., theft — A Mervyn's employee saw three teens take clothing from the store. The teens dropped the items and ran out of the store when the employee confronted them.

2:54 p.m., theft — A purse and CDs were stolen from a car parked on South Shepherd Street.

6:33 p.m., hazardous situation — A caller said a sharp object was on Hospital Road near the South Washington Street railroad tracks. An officer checked the area but didn't find a sharp object.

10:17 a.m., public intoxication — A caller said three intoxicated men were in front of a house on the 30 block of Cowan Street.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded .................................. 24

Cats impounded ................................... 21

Dogs adopted ...................................... 1

Cats adopted ........................................ 1

Dogs destroyed ................................... 8

Cats destroyed ...................................... 26

Dogs reclaimed .................................... 5

Cats reclaimed ..................................... 1

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ... 2

Cats transferred ..................................... 4

Dogs adopted ......... 7

Cats adopted ......... 5


Sheriff's reports


5:30 a.m., Copperopolis — A caller said someone was on a cliff near O'Byrnes Ferry Road with a flashlight trying to attract attention.

7:24 a.m., Wallace — A caller on the 7800 block of Highway 12 said fuel was stolen from vehicles parked there.

7:40 a.m., Valley Springs — A caller said a large rock was thrown at the windshield of a vehicle parked on the 6300 block of Garner Way.

7:43 a.m., Copperopolis — A caller said a cow was on Highway 4 near Telegraph Road.

8:50 a.m., Burson — A caller found a car cover in the road on Highway 12.

10:30 a.m., Copperopolis — A caller said $2,000 worth of tools were stolen from a truck parked in the driveway on the 4600 block of Tewa Court.

1:49 p.m., Wallace — A caller said a woman with a walker was destroying mailboxes on Ospital Road as she walked by.

1:58 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller said someone tried to charge items on his credit card.

4:38 p.m., San Andreas — A Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital employee said a family member of a patient was causing problems in the emergency room.

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