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News of record for January 8, 2004

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

6:30 a.m., Columbia — A woman on the 22100 block of Becky River Lane said a neighbor came to her door and made threats.

10:21 a.m., Sierra Village — A caller said there was a strong odor of propane coming from the 24900 block of Highway 108.

10:52 a.m., Columbia — A woman found a gym bag containing credit cards and a driver's license belonging to another woman and turned it in to the manager of a mobile home complex on the 22400 block of Airport Road South.

11:10 a.m., Twain Harte — A Sheriff's Community Service Unit volunteer found a broken window on the 22900 block of Meadow Lane.

11:19 a.m., Don Pedro area — A caller said a man on the 13600 block of Cadena Way had installed a personal lock onto a water service unit that had been shut off for non-payment.

12:38 a.m., Sonora area — A "be-on-the-lookout" order was issued for the driver of a bronze-colored truck that might have been involved in a hit-and-run accident on Mono Way at Greenley Road.

4:21 p.m., Sonora area — A man on the 21100 block of Shaws Flat School Road said he found several items in his yard that did not belong to him.

4:22 p.m., East Sonora — A woman on the 14600 block of Mono Way said she knocked over several 5-gallon buckets in a ditch that runs between her yard and a neighbor's house. She called the sheriff's department because she was sure the neighbor would become angry and file a complaint.

4:51 p.m., Jamestown — A man on the 10600 block of Campo Seco Road said he received a threatening telephone call from a woman who blamed him for being fired from a job.

5:42 p.m., East Sonora — A man on the 14600 block of Mono Way said his neighbor trashed his yard while he was gone.

7:53 p.m., Tuolumne — A youth center director said about 10 children were out of control in the gym at Tuolumne Memorial Hall. The children went outside to argue, and one 15-year-old boy kicked the director's truck, causing $500 worth of damage.

8:03 p.m., Dodge Ridge — A ski shop manager said a jacket was stolen from the ski area retail store on Christmas Eve.

8:13 p.m., East Sonora — A woman said someone was on the roof of a business at The Junction shopping center.

9:38 p.m., Standard — A house on the 18300 block of Hatler Drive was broken into. The owner said weed eaters, mirrors, dishes and a chain saw, all valued at $929, were stolen.

Felony bookings

TUESDAY

9:58 a.m., Sonora area — Michael Evan Douglass, 19, 17700 block of Robin Ridge Road, Sonora, booked on suspicion of burglary and receiving stolen property after an arrest on Morning Star Drive at Morning Star Court.

According to a Sonora police report, an officer stopped Douglass for a traffic violation. Douglass was wanted for questioning in connection with a Christmas Day burglary of a house where CDs, DVDs and stereo equipment was stolen.

Douglass remained in custody this morning in lieu of $60,000 bail.

8:14 p.m., Sonora — Edward Winford Dixon, 30, no address, Sonora, booked on a felony parole hold and misdemeanor public intoxication after an arrest on Stewart Street near Mehun Street. A caller phoned Sonora police to say a man looked like he was trying to break into a vehicle parked on Stewart Street. An officer found Dixon and arrested him.

He remained held without bail this morning.

Sonora police reports

TUESDAY

10:46 a.m., miscellaneous — A fifth-wheel trailer and a large dump truck were parked on Alpine Lane, causing a traffic hazard.

10:47 a.m., theft — A caller on the 300 block of Mono Way said a sticker was stolen from her vehicle's license plate.

11 a.m., traffic accident — A traffic light was struck by a vehicle and was on the ground at Greenley Road at Mono Way.

11:41 a.m., traffic violation — A 23-year-old man was arrested and booked on suspicion of vehicle code violations after a traffic stop on the 800 block of Mono Way.

12:14 p.m., theft — A man on the 200 block of Snell Street said his day planner, with identification, was stolen out of his unlocked vehicle in December.

12:45 p.m., traffic violation — A 40-year-old man was cited and released after an officer stopped him for a traffic violation and discovered the man was driving with a suspended license.

1:39 p.m., found property — A bag of rifle ammunition was brought to the police department for disposal.

2:23 p.m., traffic accident — No one was injured when the driver of one vehicle backed into another vehicle on the 600 block of South Washington Street.

5:16 p.m., traffic accident — No one was injured in a rear-end collision on South Washington Street.

5:33 p.m., vandalism — A man said his vehicle was keyed while it was parked on Greenley Road near Mono Way.

6:34 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said a man wearing a ski mask and gloves was walking in front of a business at Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

8:50 p.m., Angels Camp — A caller on the 10000 block of Oak Valley Road said she found pictures of what looked like burned-up skeletons. A deputy said the suspicious items were wood rot.

1:47 p.m., Jenny Lind — A caller on the 7000 block of Jenny Lind Road said a truck driver got stuck and left trenches on the caller's property, and used lumber without the caller's permission.

2:17 p.m., Valley Springs — A woman on the 5000 block of Messing Road said her boyfriend was banging on the door.

Fires

WEDNESDAY

11 a.m., Altaville area — A dresser fire was reported in a home on the 2900 block of Haskill Lane. The fire was caused by incense left unattended. Angels Camp Fire Department, Altaville-Melones Fire Protection District, San Andreas Fire Protection District and Murphys Fire Protection District responded.


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