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News of record for July 16, 2004

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

8:07 a.m., East Sonora — A woman said her locked vehicle on Hess Avenue was broken into and a suitcase, CDs and an Oriental chest were stolen.

8:25 a.m., Sonora — A Tuolumne County Ambulance crew said a woman driving a white Subaru cut them off while they were responding with lights and sirens on Sanguinetti Road.

9:14 a.m., Tuolumne — A man said two cardboard boxes and three kitchen garbage bags were illegally dumped into his trash bin on the 18500 block of Crocker Avenue.

11:32 a.m., Jamestown — A Mariposa man who tried to drop off kittens at the Tuolumne County Animal Control shelter in Jamestown left without leaving them and said he was going to drown them himself.

12:27 p.m., Phoenix Lake — A woman came to the sheriff's department to report another woman slapped her at a house on Phoenix Lake Road.

3:30 p.m., Columbia — A woman on the 10900 block of Green Street said while she was gone someone came into the house and took a shower. She suspected a former roommate.

3:54 p.m., East Sonora — A man said his vehicle was broken into while it was parked on the 13700 block of Mono Way and a stereo was pried out and broken.

4:23 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A man at Mi-Wuk Storage on the 24600 block of Highway 108 said two vehicles and two storage units were broken into.

8:39 p.m., Willow Springs — A Willow Springs Market clerk said a suspicious-looking woman was in the store on the 20500 block of Willow Springs Drive.

8:54 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 18200 block of Main Street said she and her 23-year-old daughter got into an argument and that the daughter stabbed the woman with a chicken bone before leaving the house.

10:42 p.m., Standard area — A woman on the 14100 block of Tuolumne Road said someone was jiggling her doorknob.

YESTERDAY

3:32 p.m., Soulsbyville — A CHP officer asked for a deputy to help him look for people who ran away from a vehicle accident on the 20500 block of Kings Court.

4:12 a.m., Cuesta Serena area — A man on the 18000 block of Via Serena said three teens stole driveway lights from his house and ran off towards Campbells Flat Road.

Felony bookings

WEDNESDAY

4:33 p.m., East Sonora — Shelah Victoria Davies, 21, 2500 block of Charmstone Way, Copperopolis, booked on suspicion of burglary after an arrest at Albertsons in The Junction Shopping center.

According to a sheriff's report, a store security officer saw Davies put a bottle of liquor into her backpack without paying for it. The security officer detained Davies in a stock room until a deputy arrived and arrested her.

She remained held this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.

9:05 p.m., Mono Village — A 66-year-old man was booked on suspicion of felony spousal battery and making criminal threats after an arrest at his house.

According to a sheriff's report, the man drank too much liquor and passed out on a hallway floor leading to his bedroom. The man's wife was in the couple's computer room when he awoke and pulled the chair out from under her.

When she was on the floor the man said "this time I am going to kill you. As a matter of fact I'm going to get a knife right now."

The woman fled the house and called 911 from a neighbor's house. She was outside the house when deputies arrived and arrested the man. He remained held this morning in lieu of $35,000 bail.

YESTERDAY

12:44 a.m., Tuolumne — Erik James Bisset, 19, undisclosed address on North Tuolumne Road, Twain Harte area, booked on suspicion of making criminal threats, vandalism, misdemeanor making threats with a weapon and possessing a switchblade knife after arrest on Buchanan Mine Road near Tuolumne Road.

According to a sheriff's report, Bisset argued with a 42-year-old man and threatened to kill him while the two were in Long Barn. When the man tried to leave in his truck, Bisset stabbed the truck's tailgate with a 6-inch knife.

The man gave deputies a description of Bisset and the car he was driving. He remained held this morning in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Daniel Joseph Foletta, 25, 1400 block of Amanda Drive, Ceres, booked at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday after arrest on Chicken Ranch Road at Table Mountain Road, Jamestown area.

William George Wareham, 28, 500 block of Margaret Court, Merced, booked at 5:34 a.m. yesterday after an arrest on Kings Court in Willow Springs. He was also booked on suspicion of driving on a license previously suspended for a drunken driving conviction.

Charles Wayne Cupp, 62, 200 block of Maxwell, Oakdale, booked at 9:35 p.m. yesterday after arrest on Highway 120 west of Yosemite Junction.

Sonora police reports

WEDNESDAY

8:44 a.m. vandalism — A caller said an abandoned vehicle parked for the last week on Sunset Street had been hit with eggs.

9:06 a.m., theft — A caller said money and a cell phone were stolen from a vehicle parked on Lytton Street.

9:36 a.m., parking — An abandoned vehicle parked in Sonora Plaza for a week was marked for towing.

Noon, animal complaints — The owner of a dog locked in a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot was counseled about leaving a dog in a hot car.

1:46 p.m., theft — A juvenile was cited for stealing from a vehicle in Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

2:27 p.m., disorderly conduct — An officer talked with two women seen fighting in a parking lot on South Stewart Street.

3:11 p.m., burglary — A red Toyota 4-Runner parked on Southgate Drive was broken into and several items stolen.

6:51 p.m., vandalism — A caller said the driver's side window was broken out while it was parked at Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

7:02 p.m., traffic violation — A 33-year-old woman was cited and released on suspicion of driving with a suspended license.

8:37 p.m., disorderly conduct — A woman said three men, one with a tattoo on his forehead, walked up to her husband and attacked him on Sanguinetti Road.

Fires

YESTERDAY

2:23 p.m., Cedar Ridge — A small grass fire scorched paneling and a small deck at a home on the 24200 block of Ox Bow Lane. The cause is under investigation. Alton and Susan Tapley are owners and residents. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Tuolumne County Fire Department, Twain Harte Community Services District Fire Department, two air tankers and an air attack from Columbia and one engine from the U.S. Forest Service responded.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

8:21 a.m., Mokelumne Hill — Four teenagers were staying at a house on the 9400 block of Jesus Maria Road and one of them went through a bathroom window to get into a locked bedroom. The teen is suspected of stealing a video camera and money.

8:31 a.m., Valley Springs — A construction worker called from Bear Creek Park on Hogan Dam Road and said he found old school binders with strange phrases written in them.

8:49 a.m., Valley Springs — A caller house sitting on the 7500 block of Baldwin Street said someone threw a beer can at the house and broke part of a window.

9:54 a.m., Murphys — A lawn mower was reported stolen from the 500 block of Sheep Ranch Road. It was later found in the caller's backyard.

11:23 a.m., San Andreas — A report of forged checks was taken in the lobby of the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department.

11:48 a.m., Valley Springs — An ongoing neighbor dispute was reported on the 7900 block of Cabernet Street. One neighbor spoke to the other despite a restraining order in effect.

4:34 p.m., Copperopolis — A domestic violence court order was violated on the 400 block of Black Creek Drive.

5:33 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 2600 block of Hartvickson Lane said a strange man was checking all the doors and windows at a nearby house. He even turned on a sprinkler system and said he'd wait for the homeowners to return, the caller said.

6:20 p.m., Copperopolis — Loud music was being played on the 4600 block of Stagecoach Drive.

6:57 p.m., Murphys —A caller from a winery on Six Mile Road reported being threatened.

7:17 p.m., Douglas Flat — A caller on the 1900 block of Sugar Pine Way wanted to report an argument the caller had with a man. The argument regarded a football thrown by the man's son that went into the caller's yard.

9:54 p.m., White Pines — A vehicle caused vandalism to Hazel Fischer Elementary School.

10:35 p.m., Avery — A resident of Safari Mobile Home Park was running power equipment late at night. The person was asked to quiet down and complied.

YESTERDAY

12:28 a.m., Copperopolis — A man and woman were arguing about a vehicle. They agreed to separate for the evening.

Fires

YESTERDAY

7:30 p.m., Valley Springs area — A small spot fire was reported on the 7600 block of Kirby Street. A discarded cigarette started the flames. No damage was reported. Foothill Fire Protection District and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded.


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