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News of record for January 26, 2004

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

6:51 a.m., Tuolumne area — A woman said a man was sleeping inside a Ford Pinto parked in front of her mailbox on Buckhorn Mountain Road.

8:49 a.m., Sonora area — A woman on Shaws Flat Road said her ATM card was stolen.

10:09 a.m., Pinecrest — A man on the 400 block of Pinecrest Lake Road said a snowplow was broken into, and a restroom at a former gasoline station was vandalized.

11:28 a.m., Sonora Meadows — A man on the 21000 block of Fallview Drive said he found four keys on a round key ring.

1:42 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller said two Hispanic men driving a gray Ford Taurus with Arizona license plates left a gasoline station on the 18800 block of Carter Street. The caller thought the men might be related to a kidnapping that turned out to be a hoax.

2:24 p.m., Soulsbyville — A man on the 21300 block of Oman Drive said "his neighbor was in his mailbox."

4:51 p.m., Cedar Ridge — A man on the 16000 block of Brookside Drive said his garage was broken into sometime over the last few months.

6:29 p.m., Pinecrest — A man found a toilet seat in front of a cabin on the 100 block of Rustic Road.

8:32 p.m., Jamestown — A black 2003 Dodge pickup truck, California license plate number 7E61966, was stolen from a house on the 17000 block of Margaret Drive. A "be-on-the-lookout" order was issued to law enforcement agencies in Tuolumne, Calaveras and Stanislaus counties.

FRIDAY

4:55 a.m., Jamestown — A woman said a man cut his head while having a seizure was in a laundry room at an apartment complex on the 10300 block of Preston Lane.

7:04 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said a multi-colored van was parked about a mile down French Flat Road. The van was "backed in like someone may be sleeping in it."

8:23 a.m., Willow Springs — A caller on the 20500 block of Willow Springs Drive said an unknown man was lying in the field next to the store.

9:58 a.m., Twain Harte — A caller on the 23000 block of Joaquin Gully Road said a 10-year-old boy had been sitting in a pickup for an hour while his parents were at a bar.

11:38 a.m., Jamestown — A caller on the 10700 block of Wigwam Road said her brother had been living at her home for two months and was refusing to leave.

3:20 p.m., Phoenix Lake area — A caller on the 22100 block of Phoenix Lake Road said he found a bag full of what he believed to be marijuana near his mailbox.

5:11 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 10100 block of Peppermint Drive said she thought someone came into her house through a window, but nothing was missing.

6:18 p.m., Jamestown — A caller on the 10700 block of Wigwam Road said medication was taken from his home a couple of days ago.

9:46 p.m., Soulsbyville — Three juveniles wanted to buy a lighter at the Outpost Mini Mart, 20600 block of Soulsbyville Road, and when the attendant refused, the juveniles threw rocks at the gas pumps.

SATURDAY

7:38 a.m., Crystal Falls area — A man on the 21900 block of Russian River Drive said his son's bicycle and skateboard were stolen from their front yard.

9:59 a.m., Tuolumne — A caller on the 18900 block of Toyon Court said there was an ongoing problem with a neighbor shooting a paintball gun in an unsafe manner.

12:36 p.m., Jamestown — A caller on the 10300 block of Preston Lane said there were nine kids starting a fire.

4:52 p.m., Sonora area — A woman calling on the 21100 block Shaws Flat Road said she bought a jar of beads at a yard sale and in it found a baggie of white powder.

7:14 p.m., Columbia — A woman calling from the 22400 block of Airport Road said her landlord was not letting them in the house.

7:44 p.m., Columbia — A caller on the corner of Marble Quarry and Parrotts Ferry roads said a monument had been knocked over and the plaque pried off.

SUNDAY

6:03 a.m., Jamestown — A caller on the 18000 block of Seco Street said five minors were "drinking and tweaking" at a neighbor's house about an hour ago.

10:49 a.m., Pinecrest — An employee at Dodge Ridge Ski Area said he had two 17-year-olds in custody for using fake passes.

Sonora police reports

THURSDAY

7:37 a.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer took a report from a Calaveras County resident who was stabbed and went to Tuolumne General Hospital for treatment.

11:01 a.m., animal complaints — A three-legged dog was picked up on West Bradford Street by an animal control officer and returned to its owner.

6:14 p.m., animal complaints — An animal control officer could not find a large white sheepdog seen crossing in front of traffic on South Washington Street near Green Street.

7:06 p.m., theft — A 22-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from Wal-Mart.

10:31 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller saw two small children asleep in car seats inside a car parked in front of a store at Sonora Crossroad shopping center. The children were alone. The caller went inside to find a pen to write down the license plate number, but a man and a woman came out of the store and drove away.

FRIDAY

11:18 a.m., theft — A wood stove was stolen from a house on the 100 block of Truckenmiller Road.

11:36 a.m., hazardous situation — Wood slid off a truck on Greenley Road.

5:37 p.m., animal complaints — A man and his son were walking from Wal-Mart on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road when two dogs attacked them and bit the son on the ankle.

SATURDAY

10:54 a.m., lost property — A wallet was lost at Wal-Mart on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

11:14 a.m., forgery — A man calling from the 1200 block of Shaws Flat Road said his daughter stole checks from his house and later forged and cashed them.

12:02 p.m., traffic accident — A woman was hit by a car backing up while she was waiting to exit the Timberhills shopping center on the 1000 block of Mono Way.

4:37 p.m., civil complaint — A woman calling on the 100 block of Linoberg Street said her house was flooding with sewer water, that her children were getting sick from it and her landlord refused to do anything about it.

6:20 p.m., burglary — A man walked into a garage on the 200 block of Saratoga Road and stole a new snowboard.

9:55 p.m., embezzlement — An employee of Save Mart, on the 100 block of Stockton Road, was being held on suspicion of theft.

11:16 p.m., burglary — A camera and jewelry were stolen from a residence on the 200 block of Rose Street.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

7:34 a.m., Valley Springs — Several items were stolen from a vehicle on the 100 block of Pine Street.

12:46 p.m., Copperopolis — A caller on the 900 block of Sequoia Circle said her dogs alerted her that there was a man in a house across the street.

3:22 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller at the intersection of Hartvickson Lane and Silver Rapids Road said teenagers were throwing rocks onto a house under construction.

5:02 p.m., Arnold — A caller on the 2600 block of Stephanie Drive said their neighbor's door was open. A deputy notices someone has entered the vacation cabin, but is unsure if anything was taken.

5:23 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 8900 block of McAtee Street said his neighbors are disturbing his peace by riding motorcycles on their property.

5:34 p.m., Arnold — A caller on the 3400 block of Fawn Circle said old checks from a closed account were stolen from their residence before being forged and cashed.

6:23 p.m., Rail Road Flat —A caller on the 200 block of Rail Road Flat Road said his ex-wife came to his house to harass him because he has a new girlfriend.

7:02 p.m., San Andreas — A caller on the 200 block of Edna Drive said they saw a truck on the road and fears someone might have entered a shop on their property.

7:16 p.m., West Point — A man was suspected of being in a house on the first block of Rabbit Foot Road in violation of a restraining order. Deputies found the man and arrested him.

7:26 p.m., West Point — A woman reported that her son was causing a disturbance on the first block of Acorn Way.

FRIDAY

8:12 a.m., Copperopolis — A wallet and checkbook were stolen from an unlocked car on the 3600 block of Snowbird Court.

9:53 a.m., Copperopolis — A cell phone was stolen from a locked car on the 3600 block of Arrowhead Road.

12:49 p.m., Murphys — A woman on the 300 block of Bret Harte Drive reported there was an "evil thing" in her apartment, but a deputy was unable to locate it.

3:30 p.m., Copper Cove — A caller on the 3800 block of Signal Hill Trail said a stereo, CDs and skateboards valued at $1,200 were taken from an unlocked car.

7:32 p.m., San Andreas — A man calling on the 300 block of Toyanza Street said someone driving a Ford Mustang followed his girlfriend home "making gestures and flashing pictures."

SATURDAY

4:23 p.m., Valley Springs — A shoplifter was detained at Mar-Val, on the 100 block of Highway 26.

Felony bookings

THURSDAY

8:50 p.m., Copperopolis — Steve Pace, 34, of Placerville, booked on possessing a controlled substance and paraphernalia, and driving with a suspended license after arrest at Highway 4 and Horseshoe Drive. Pace this morning remained in custody at the Calaveras County Jail in lieu of $25,000. He was scheduled to be arraigned today.

FRIDAY

2:15 a.m., Angels Camp — Colette Elaine Somerville, 43, of Sacramento, booked on possessing a controlled substance, possessing a hypodermic needle and driving without a license. Somerville, who was arrested at the intersection of highways 4 and 49, posted $25,000 bail and will be arraigned at a later date.

Arrested

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

Donald Kyle Williams, 43, 8000 block of Siegel Street, Valley Springs, booked at 9:13 p.m. Thursday after arrest on Jenny Lind Road.


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