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News of record for July 10, 2003

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

7:11 a.m., East Sonora — Stereo equipment valued at $1,700 was stolen from a vehicle parked at Best Western Sonora Oaks Motel parking lot on the 19500 block of Hess Avenue.

10:55 a.m., Beardsley Dam Road — A man said his vehicle was vandalized while it was parked on the road. A back window was broken out, the tailgate and a bumper were dented and the front windshield was sprayed with pepper spray.

11:20 a.m., Crystal Falls — A caller at an undisclosed address said a child is being harassed because of the child's ethnicity.

1:01 p.m., Groveland — A woman said she is being harassed while running on the 19200 block of Second Garrotte Road. The woman said she has permission to run on the property and the harassment has been going on for a while.

1:30 p.m., Jamestown — A man said his car parked on the 10600 block of Golf Links Road was vandalized. The steering column was tampered with, causing an estimated $200 in damage.

5 p.m., Tulloch Reservoir — A minor was cited for possessing alcohol after he was detained by boat patrol officers. The officers made the minor pour out the contents of 37 beers.

6:02 p.m., Don Pedro Reservoir — A boat patrol deputy assisted with a boating accident on the reservoir when a 18-year-old man was injured and lost consciousness. He was taken by ambulance to a Sonora hospital.

7:28 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 18300 block of Railbed Road said she was harassed by a neighbor while watering her yard.

10:52 p.m., Jamestown — A clerk at Whistle Stop on the 18300 block of Highway 107 said a man took three bottles of alcohol from the store.

YESTERDAY

1:25 a.m., Greenley Oaks — A caller on the 12000 block of Covey Circle said she smelled something burning, then her doorbell rang. When she opened the door, she found a large candle on the doorstep and heard pounding on the garage.

Felony bookings

TUESDAY

1 p.m., Sonora — Jeremy J. Hancock, 28, 10100 block of Peppermint Lane, Jamestown, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled prescription drug while in jail. He was arrested in jail when deputies found the drug on him after Hancock returned from a work-release program job. He remained held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

3:21 p.m., Sonora — Sheri Jane Verkuyl, 37, 24900 block of Highway 108, Sierra Village, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of less than an ounce of marijuana after an arrest at Tuolumne County Superior Court.

According to a sheriff's report, when Verkuyl entered a courtroom, her purse was searched according to court regulations. A jail bailiff found a "usable" amount of marijuana and what the bailiff thought was rock cocaine and arrested Verkuyl. A sergeant came to the courtroom and tested the "rock cocaine," which turned out to be rock salt. However, when Sgt. Joe Romeo searched Verkuyl before putting her in the patrol car he found a small baggie in her pocket that contained methamphetamine.

She was released after posting $10,000 bail.

Fire

TUESDAY

10:45 a.m., Tuolumne — Materials in a truck at Summerville High School on the 17500 block of Tuolumne Road were reported on fire. Damage was estimated at $1,000 to the dump truck. Mike Conde of Turlock owns the truck. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Tuolumne Fire Protection District and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

4:45 p.m., Long Barn — A small spot fire was reported on the 26000 block of Long Barn Road. The fire was started by discarded ashes. No dollar damage was reported. John Jones of the same address owns the property. U.S. Forest Service and CDF responded.

Arrests

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

Alan Eric Jennings, 36, 18400 block of Jamestown Road, Jamestown, booked at 12:20 a.m. yesterday after arrest on Highway 108 west of Hess Avenue.

Cody Morgan Snow, 18, 300 block of East Stadium Drive, Stockton, booked at 12:53 a.m. yesterday arrest on Chicken Ranch Road north of Highway 108. He was also booked on suspicion of driving with a driver's license suspended because of a previous drunken driving conviction.

Sonora police reports

TUESDAY

9:57 a.m., warrant arrests — A teenage girl was arrested on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road on a warrant charging her with battery.

11:31 a.m., traffic accident — One person was slightly injured in a traffic accident on the 30 block of Wyckoff Street.

2 p.m., animal complaints — The owner of a black pickup parked on the 100 block of South Washington Street was cited for having a dog locked inside the cab on a hot day.

6:53 p.m., traffic accident — No one was injured in a traffic accident on the 600 block of Shaws Flat Road, but the two cars involved had major damage, a police report said.

8:27 p.m., traffic violations — A 34-year-old woman was arrested on Lytton Street on suspicion of driving with a suspended driver's license.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

10:26 a.m., San Andreas — A caller on the 15 block of North Main Street reported being harassed.

2:30 p.m., Arnold — A vehicle ran into a building on the 800 block of Highway 4.

4:58 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 100 block of Sequoia Avenue said an antique was stolen.

5:11 p.m., West Point — A boat parked on the 3700 block of Bald Mountain Road was vandalized.

6:47 p.m., Angels Camp — A deputy spoke with the owner of a dog that killed chickens on the 400 block of Dogtown Road.

7:05 p.m., Mokelumne Hill — A man poured beer over the head of another man on the 8400 block of Center Street.

11:29 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 2000 block of Vista Del Lago Drive said a neighbor is shooting arrows in an unsafe manner.

Fire

TUESDAY

5:10 p.m., West Point area — A small spot fire was reported on the 300 block of Stanley Road. No dollar damage was reported. The fire was caused by kids playing with fire. Dunrovian Mobile Home Park owns the land. CDF and West Point Fire Protection District responded.

YESTERDAY

2 a.m., San Andreas area — A two-story barn was reported on fire on the 200 block of Rapetti Road near Highway 49. Cause, landowner and damage are undetermined. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, San Andreas Fire Protection District, Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District, Central Fire Protection District, Altaville-Melones Fire Protection District, Foothill Fire Protection District responded.


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