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News of record for July 11, 2013

CALAVERAS COUNTY

The Sheriff’s Office reported the following:

MONDAY

9:46 a.m., Angels Camp — Old boxes containing “possible dynamite” were found at the Angels Camp Museum.

11:44 a.m., Angels Camp — A caller on Ranch Road said he received a call from a person with a heavy accent who asked for bank information so “new Medicare cards” could be mailed out. The caller refused.

3:36 p.m., Murphys — A house on Snowberry Court was burglarized.

4:02 p.m, Murphys — A caller said someone had built a dam in a nearby creek, and the water was flowing onto the caller’s property. 

6:56 p.m., Arnold — A caller said people were fighting on Fir Street. 

9:28 p.m., Valley Springs — A Gold Nugget Drive caller said people were swimming in a pool without permission.

TUESDAY

8:19 a.m., Murphys — A verbal dispute occurred on Murphys Grade Road over a property line.

9:12 a.m., San Andreas — Two women were yelling in the middle of the the road at Highway 49 Kennedy Drive.

4:41 p.m., Copperopolis — Damage to vehicle tires was reported on Thomson Lane.

4:46 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller reported a large metal pole propped against a front door on Gold Creek Road.

5:24 p.m., Arnold — Lakemont Pines resident in Arnold reported that a person goes to the lake, avoids security with his dogs and causes problems with neighbors.

5:38 p.m., Copperopolis — Neighbor dispute over one docking a boat on the other’s property in Edgewater Creek.

6:10 p.m., San Andreas — A man with one sock, one bare foot and a black shirt with a cut-off sleeve is reportedly “jumping around acting crazy” in front of a church on Treat Avenue.

8:25 p.m., Arnold — Signs were reportedly tagged near Highway 4 and Dunbar Road.

9:11 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller reported two people, possibly intoxicated, were arguing in a golf cart in Valley Springs at Vista Del Lago Road and Greenbriar roads.

Felony bookings

MONDAY

10:06 p.m., Valley Springs — Joseph Douglas Chamberlain, 52, of the 3000 block of Highway 12, Valley Springs, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon not a firearm. He was arrested at his home.

4:54 p.m., San Andreas — Jodi Ann Cook, 35, of the 5500 block of Club House Drive, Ione, was booked on suspicion of child cruelty after she was arrested at a gas station for suspicion of driving under the influence.

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:

MONDAY

10:30 a.m., theft — A cell phone was taken from a window sill at a house on Mono Way.

5:56 p.m., animal complaint — A woman on South Barretta Street said her neighbor’s dog bit her son, breaking the skin. 

7:17 p.m., theft — A woman said her wallet was stolen from her vehicle while parked at the Crossroads shopping center. She said the doors were locked, but the windows were “cracked.”

TUESDAY

2:45 a.m., noise complaint — Report of loud party at a Fairview Lane apartment. Residents agreed to keep the noise down.

5:05 a.m., suspicious circumstances — Two people seen loading an appliance into a truck behind a Mono Way rental business. Police found and identified the individuals, and the appliance was returned. No arrest made.

1:21 p.m., harassment — The ex-boyfriend of an employee at a Mono Way retail store refused to leave the store.

3:04 p.m., theft — A Mono Way man reported his iPod Nano was taken from his home, though he had no information on a suspect.

3:18 p.m., disorderly conduct — Employees of a Mono Way grocery store called police because a man became irate after they denied his request to return an item he purchased only for the purpose of getting cash back with a debit card.

3:42 p.m., threats — A Gatewood Drive resident reported threats received on Twitter.

4:05 p.m., vandalism/property damage — An upset Safeway customer smashed watermelons outside the store. The 38-year-old man was later arrested and charged with a misdemeanor.

4:52 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A person called police after witnessing a taxi driver buy alcohol at a Mono Way retail store for a home delivery. Police determined the act is legal though were unable to contact the reporting party.

6:30 p.m., traffic accident — A minor injury accident took place in front of a Mono Way restaurant when a motorcyclist laid the bike down to avoid a crash with another vehicle. Medical aid was called but later cancelled.

The Sheriff’s Office reported the following:

SUNDAY

1:20 a.m., Groveland — Someone saw three or four men beating one man and two women attacking each other on the 18700 block of Main Street. 

2:16 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman said she thought someone was trying to get into her home on the 19500 block of Cherokee Road.

7:41 a.m., Sonora area — Someone reported harassment on the 20300 block of South Sunshine Road.

8:54 a.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 11600 block of Mammoth Mine Road said about $80.85 was charged to her iTunes account that was unauthorized.

10:22 a.m., Columbia — Someone said three men were on his or her property on the 22700 block of Bald Mountain Road.

1:44 p.m., Columbia — Suspicious circumstances were reported at Marble Quarry and Parrotts Ferry roads.

1:58 p.m., Jamestown — Someone saw five men on a porch cutting and snorting something on the 10400 block of Tenth Street.

2:20 p.m., Sonora — Someone said they saw a man chasing a woman and hitting her at Chukar Circle and Grouse Way. The man and woman both told officers it was not physical. 

2:33 p.m., Groveland — A man reported his car stolen on the 12700 block of Hetch Hetchy Court.

5:27 p.m., Soulsbyville — A disturbance was reported on the 17200 block of Timber Drive. The people were separated. 

6 p.m., Jamestown — Multiple tires were slashed on the 10500 block of Jim Brady Road.

6:06 p.m., Sonora area — A woman said someone she knows broke into her home over the weekend, stole several guns and stole her car from the 1800 block of Avenida Bonita. 

7:06 p.m., Sonora — A man on the 20100 block of Rough and Ready Trail said his son was verbally abusive and has been physical with him in the past.

7:30 p.m., Sonora — A man said a $400 bottle of oxycodone and a bottle of Soma were stolen on the 16600 block of Madrone Circle while he was in custody. 

8:45 p.m., Long Barn — A woman on the 25300 block of Jonathan Lane is concerned she is being harassed by a man who did a job for her five to six years ago. 

9:22 p.m., Don Pedro area — Someone broke into a garage on the 5200 block of Llanura Drive and stole a motorcycle, helmet and other miscellaneous items.

MONDAY 

8:08 a.m., Tuolumne — A caller on the 18400 block of Tuolumne Road said a woman was slumped over the wheel in the driver’s seat in a gold Subaru parked nearby. A deputy determined the woman was sleeping, and advised her to move her vehicle because she was illegally parked in a fire lane.

8:46 a.m., Sonora — A woman on the 12900 block of Mountain View Road said someone had unloaded half of her furniture from a moving van, and some items were missing.

9:16 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 20400 block of Deerhaven Drive said someone tried to pry open her front door. Her door knob was loose and no longer flush to the door.

9:38 a.m., Groveland — A caller said a former employee was making threats against a clinic on the 18600 block of Highway 120.

9:47 a.m., Groveland — Between $500 and $1,000 was stolen from the Pizza Factory on Highway 120. The caller said entry was made through a side window, and that he has a “shadow” on a video.

11:13 a.m., Groveland — A woman said her grandchildren were threatened by a woman in a red pickup while they were fishing at a pond at the end of Clinton Road.

11:27 a.m., Columbia — A man on the 22700 block of Bald Mountain Road North said he needed help with people on his property who were terrorizing him. He said he set traps “all around the trailer,” and they were all sprung, but “no one was caught inside.” The caller talked about getting weapons and said he hadn’t slept in four days.

11:35 a.m., Columbia — A house on the 12200 block of Yankee Hill Road was vandalized.

1:11 p.m., Columbia — A woman said her husband’s prescription was never delivered to her post office box. A deputy said he could not establish that a theft had occurred from a secure post office box.

1:38 p.m., Moccasin — A caller said a suspicious man was dragging an ice chest and walking toward the Moccasin Post Office. A deputy determined the man was thirsty and unfamiliar with the area.

3:16 p.m., Sonora area — A woman on the 21700 block of Wasatch Mountain Drive said a man follows her and gets into her house. She said she has repeatedly asked him to leave her alone, but he refuses. A deputy was unable to contact the man.

3:22 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller said a man with a truck and horse trailer and a woman holding two horses were arguing on Lakeview Drive. The caller said the woman was walking down the road with the horses and had removed her shirt. A deputy contacted family members to retrieve the horses.

3:44 p.m., Sonora — A woman said a man in his late 30s or early 40s is stalking her. She said he came into her place of business three weeks before and since had been calling her, stopping by and making inappropriate comments.

4:56 p.m., Groveland — A caller said three teenage boys stole a hat from a woman at Pine Mountain Lake. A security officer found the boys and returned the woman’s hat.

6:34 p.m., Sonora — A caller said two teenagers were on the roof of a neighbor’s house on the 16900 block of American River Drive West. A deputy checked to house, which was secure.

7:48 p.m., unknown location — A man said he was getting threatening text messages from someone in Tuolumne County. When he told the texter that they had the wrong number, the texter did not believe him. 

7:59 p.m., Columbia — A woman on the 11400 block of Columbia Village Drive said someone tried to steal her vehicle out of her driveway. A deputy determined entry was made through an open window, and the ignition had been tampered with. 

8:29 p.m., Sonora — A woman said a house she had recently purchased on the 20800 block of Mechanical Drive had been burglarized. A deputy determined the house appeared to be abandoned and it looked as though people were “squatting” in it. Windows were broken and the interior was in “complete disarray.” 

8:33 p.m., Columbia — A man said two intoxicated females in their late 20s or early 30s attacked his nephew through the open window of a vehicle on the 22200 block of Parrotts Ferry Road. 

8:44 p.m., Pinecrest — A caller said an intoxicated man and woman were causing a disturbance at a restaurant on the 400 block of Pinecrest Lake Road. The man made threats and the woman assaulted the caller.

8:50 p.m., Sonora — A caller was locked behind a gate at Mountain Springs Golf Course on Lime Kiln Road.

TUESDAY

12:50 a.m., Sonora — A woman on the 14300 Kirk Allen Lane said her house was “TP’d.”

6:47 a.m., Sonora — A man on the 12900 block of Mountain View Road said four people were hanging upside down outside his house and stealing his furniture. He said he was “going outside to shoot them and get his stuff back,” but that he had no weapon.

7:16 a.m., Sonora — A woman on Plateau Road reported a man in a white truck was taking photos of her car. She said the man told her he liked the color and wanted to paint his motorcycle the same. She was advised by police to lock her vehicle and take normal precautions.

1:07 p.m., Jamestown — There were reports of multiple bangs, sounding like M-80s or gunshots, coming from house near Highway 108 and Chicken Ranch Road, Jamestown. When police arrive, reporting party said she did not want police to contact neighbor.

1:55 p.m., Jamestown — A woman was reportedly punching a man in the face in a silver vehicle on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 108 near Chicken Ranch Road. The man was later contacted and said nothing occurred, despite visible injuries to the face. He said he’d fallen in the bushes.

2:26 p.m., Don Pedro — A break-in and theft were reported at a Don Pedro storage unit on El Prado Road. A flat-screen TV, pistol case, change, tools and hearing aid were among the items reported taken.

2:49 p.m., Tuolumne — A man on Tuolumne Road called for an emergency due to a vegetation fire, but then ran outside to extinguish it out himself.

3:26 p.m., Long Barn — A woman camping near the Clavey River lost her wedding ring. She reported taking the ring off to keep from losing it in the river and putting it in the tent pouch. She couldn’t find it anywhere when she returned home.

7:31 p.m., Sonora — Multiple reports were made involving a confrontation between neighbors on Meadow Lane. One neighbor called in an “agitated state” making little sense with statements about Aryan racists, Russians in Calypso Bay, women being beaten and a local casino hiring foreign managers; also stated multiple times he wanted to beat people up. Second neighbor called, reporting the first neighbor is now standing in front of her house trying to get her husband to come out and fight. Her husband is a prison guard, and the first neighbor believes the prison union put his daughter’s picture on a Russian bride website. Upon arrival, police determined the first neighbor was extremely intoxicated and getting ready for bed, but no crime had been committed.

7:34 p.m., Sonora — A Black Oak Road resident reported a man in a white truck was taking pictures of her house.

11:34 p.m., Sonora — A Derby Road resident reported $100 missing from his house, suspecting a two-male crew who installed a swamp cooler earlier in the day.

WEDNESDAY

1:41 a.m., East Sonora — Officers responded to reports at Mono Way and Village Drive of a man going through mailboxes with a flashlight. Responders found a man collecting cans with no mail in his possession.

Felony bookings

MONDAY

8:19 p.m., Sonora — Travis Adam Darby, 31, of the 70 block of Oak Street, Sonora, was booked on suspicion of battery after an arrest at his home.

TUESDAY

12:00 p.m., Sonora — Richard Larry Jones, 53, of 15158 Cavalieri Road, was booked on suspicion of sending or selling obscene matter depicting a minor after an arrest at his home.

6:46 p.m., Jamestown — Michael Kerri Morris, 23, of 10315 Preston Lane No. 205, was booked on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy, as well as multiple warrants after an arrest at his home.

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

MONDAY

2:20 a.m., Jamestown — Steven Charles Sullivan, 19, of the 20600 block of Willow Springs Drive, Soulsbyville, was booked after an arrest on Seco Street in Jamestown.

7:55 p.m., Sonora area — William Lance Epperson, 61, of the 23600 block of Kewin Mill Road, Sonora, was booked after an arrest on Middle Camp Road.

WEDNESDAY

1:41 a.m., East Sonora — Officers responded to reports at Mono Way and Village Drive of a man going through mailboxes with a flashlight. Responders found a man collecting cans with no mail in his possession.

Felony bookings

MONDAY

8:19 p.m., Sonora — Travis Adam Darby, 31, of the 70 block of Oak Street, Sonora, was booked on suspicion of battery after an arrest at his home.

TUESDAY

12:00 p.m., Sonora — Richard Larry Jones, 53, of 15158 Cavalieri Road, was booked on suspicion of sending or selling obscene matter depicting a minor after an arrest at his home.

6:46 p.m., Jamestown — Michael Kerri Morris, 23, of 10315 Preston Lane No. 205, was booked on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy, as well as multiple warrants after an arrest at his home.

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

MONDAY

2:20 a.m., Jamestown — Steven Charles Sullivan, 19, of the 20600 block of Willow Springs Drive, Soulsbyville, was booked after an arrest on Seco Street in Jamestown.

7:55 p.m., Sonora area — William Lance Epperson, 61, of the 23600 block of Kewin Mill Road, Sonora, was booked after an arrest on Middle Camp Road. 


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