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News of record for January 22, 2004

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

8:09 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A Mi-Wuk postal employee said a couple of large rocks were thrown against the building on the 20700 block of Long Barn Sugar Pine Road and made marks on the glass.

8:25 a.m., Standard area — A caller on the 19600 block of Highway 108 said a red Saturn full of garbage was illegally parked and obstructing a parking lot.

9:11 a.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 7900 block of Williamson Road said a mountain lion walked up the driveway toward her sheep pen. A dispatcher notified a California Fish and Game warden.

9:20 a.m., Long Barn — A Tuolumne County Jail sergeant said a woman on North Fork Road scheduled to report for inmate work did not show up.

10:28 a.m., Tuolumne — A Christian Heights Thrift Store employee asked a deputy to pick up a bullet-proof vest and air cartridges for an air gun that were donated to the store.

10:52 a.m., Jamestown — A woman said a black mountain bicycle was left in back of Jamestown Community Hall for a couple of weeks. A deputy picked up the bike and booked it into found property.

12:02 p.m., Twain Harte — A man said his car was vandalized while it was parked in a lot adjacent to a fire house on Manzanita Drive.

2:14 p.m., Mono Village — A woman said eggs were thrown at Fidelity National Title on the 19500 block of Hillsdale Drive.

2:20 p.m., Jamestown — A Whistle Stop clerk said a man dressed in black stole a 32 oz. bottle of beer, valued at $3, from the store on the 18300 block of Highway 108 and ran. The clerk said the man had been "86'ed" from the store for previous thefts.

3:12 p.m., Soulsbyville — A man on the 19800 block of Via Redonda said a driver in a white Ford pickup was parked in the same location for more than two hours Tuesday and did the same thing last week.

4:40 p.m., Standard — A woman on the 13800 block of Tuolumne Road said a shop had been burglarized.

4:53 p.m., Columbia — A dispatcher said two 911 hangup calls came from a house on the 22000 block of Parrotts Ferry Road. The dispatcher said it sounded like someone made "raspberry noises" into the phone.

5:24 p.m., Columbia — Electronic equipment was stolen from the sanctuary at Church of the the Forty-Niners on Jackson Street.

10:34 p.m., Columbia — A man on the 22000 block of Airport Road South said a woman was hitting him with a broom handle and chasing him while swinging a golf club.

Felony bookings

TUESDAY

1:59 p.m., Cedar Ridge — Joseph Andrew Tuttle, 27, undisclosed address on Wildcat Ridge Drive, booked on suspicion of receiving stolen property after an arrest on Kuien Mill Road near Belleview School.

According to a sheriff's report, several Belleview students saw a man hitchhiking on Kuien Mill when he pulled what the students thought was a gun out of his pocket and pointed it toward the school. A deputy found a man on Kuien Mill Road who matched a description the children gave and questioned him. He identified himself as Tuttle.

The deputy did not find a gun, but he did find a cell phone, a day planner, wallet and several credit cards in Tuttle's pocket.

Deputies searched roads near the school for a handgun but never found one.

Except for the cell phone, the other items belonged to a woman who reported them stolen from her vehicle Monday.

Tuttle told a deputy he found the woman's belongings by the side of North Tuolumne Road near Twain Harte Drive and was going to turn them into a man whose brother is a sheriff's deputy, but had not done it yet.

Tuttle was arrested and booked. He was released yesterday after posting $10,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Daniel Jonathan Hewitt, 27, 1500 block of Lorainne Avenue, Modesto, booked at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday after arrest on West Bradford Avenue at South Poplar Street, Sonora.

Sonora police reports

TUESDAY

10:35 a.m., hazardous situation — An officer spoke with a Budweiser beer delivery truck driver about the hazard he was creating by blocking both lanes of South Green Street.

11:09 a.m., warrant arrest — A 20-year-old man was arrested on South Green Street on a misdemeanor warrant.

11:33 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said a transient wearing a ski hat and beige coat was hanging out in front of Sonora Apartments on the 400 block of Greenley Road.

3:21 p.m., unclassified — A woman said a motel manager refused to turn off pornographic movie availability to a room where her children were staying on South Washington Street.

4:04 p.m., hazardous situation — A caller said a box of nails was left in the road near Mono Way and Greenley Road.

4:58 p.m., theft — A Pak-N-Save employee said two men stole a whole cart of groceries from the store. The manager tried to stop them as they loaded the groceries into a car trunk, but the men drove off.

8:29 p.m., assault — A caller on South Stewart Street said he was assaulted by a man who also damaged the caller's vehicle.

10:32 p.m., public intoxication — A 44-year-old man was booked on suspicion of public intoxication after an arrest on Stockton Road.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

3:07 a.m., Diamond XX — A verbal dispute between a mother and son was reported on the 3800 block of Conestoga Trail. The mother said she was concerned for her son and dissatisfied with the method he chose to clean a fish tank. In return, the son said he was dissatisfied with the mother's behavior.

9:10 a.m., San Andreas — A theft was reported at Calaveras High School.

9:25 a.m., Arnold — A vehicle was vandalized on the 3100 block of Valley View Drive.

11:44 a.m., Vallecito — A caller on the 2300 block of Highway 4 said money was stolen from them.

12:20 p.m., Valley Springs — Two verbal altercations between family members were reported on the 6700 block of Garner Place.

3:03 p.m., San Andreas — There was a report of a man hitting a woman on Highway 12.

4:12 p.m., Murphys — Jewelry was stolen on the 1900 block of Upper French Gulch Road.

5:05 p.m., San Andreas — A woman was reportedly assaulted at an unknown address. She didn't want to press charges.

8:57 p.m., Valley Springs — Juveniles were blocking the road near the south shore gate of Camanche Reservoir and yelling obscenities.

10:35 p.m., San Andreas — A man and woman were said to be arguing on the 400 block of East St. Charles Street.

Arrests

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

William Richard Denny, 38, unknown address, Arnold, booked at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday after arrest in Copperopolis. Denny, who was also arrested on suspicion of evading a peace officer and violating parole, remains in custody at the Calaveras County Jail in lieu of $30,000. He was to be arraigned today.

Fires

YESTERDAY

11 a.m., West Point — Firefighters responded to a flue fire on the 1200 block of Spink Road. The California Division of Forestry and Fire Protection and the West Point, San Andreas and Central fire protection districts responded. The owner's name was not available.


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