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News of record for July 19, 2004

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

9:23 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 19500 block of Cherokee Road said a snake was in her dining room.

9:43 a.m., Campo Seco area — A woman on the 11800 block of Ellinwood Acres Road said a shed was broken into and a sprinkler system was stolen.

11:08 a.m., Columbia — A woman said a transient has been sleeping outdoors in a mobile home park on the 22000 block of Parrotts Ferry Road.

12:06 p.m., Cedar Ridge — A woman on the 24000 block of Martingale Lane said a people who pulled up to her driveway in a car gave her 4-year-old daughter a bicycle. The woman was concerned that they might try to abduct her child.

1:59 p.m., Sonora area — A caller said people were shooting a gun near a house on the 21000 block of Skyview Drive.

3:28 p.m., Sonora — A Sonora Regional Medical Center emergency room employee said a 16-year-old girl was brought in after a boating accident on Tulloch Reservoir.

5:50 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman said her vehicle parked on the 22600 block of Twain Harte Drive was vandalized.

6:09 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller said two men were fighting in front of the Tuolumne Post Office on Carter Street.

6:48 p.m., Jamestown — A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness in Rocca Park.

FRIDAY

12:43 a.m., Sierra Village — A woman said friends she had argued with dropped her off and stranded her along Highway 108.

7:53 a.m., Don Pedro — A man said signs placed around the area for Lake Don Pedro Tri Storage on the 3300 block of El Prado Road were stolen.

8:02 a.m., Don Pedro — A woman cleaning a house on the 14300 block of Avenida Central said a truck drove up the driveway and turned around after the driver saw her.

9:20 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman said two teenage girls were trying to get into a vacant house on the 18900 block of Horizon Court.

10:11 a.m., Pinecrest — A man said he was told his outboard motor was stolen while his boat was tied to a dock on Pinecrest Lake.

11:17 a.m., Columbia — A woman said jewelry was stolen from her house on the 22400 block of Airport Road a month ago.

11:57 a.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 10200 block of Preston Lane said two of her vehicles were vandalized Wednesday night.

12:34 p.m., Don Pedro — A woman said a window was broken and things from a house were strewn all over the yard on the 2000 block of Zarzamora Street.

12:49 p.m., Phoenix Lake — A caller said a man was walking up Phoenix Lake Road, looking in mailboxes along the road.

12:58 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 17300 block of Table Mountain Road said she thought a friend called from Canada and needed money. She wired them the money, but found out the callers were not her friends.

5:29 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman said a teenager was lying on the 17900 block of Apple Colony Road.

5:37 p.m., Long Barn — A man on the 26100 block of Snow Avenue said his cabin was burglarized.

9:05 p.m., Twain Harte — A man said a theft occurred at the Pizza Factory, on the 18700 block of Tiffeni Drive.

11:56 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller on the 20400 block of Canyonview Drive said a man just set a woodpile on fire.

SATURDAY

7:06 a.m., Rancho Poquitos — A woman on the 19800 block of Via Redonda said her truck was broken into the night before.

9:43 a.m., Groveland — A caller said a woman came into her daughter's work on the 19000 block of Main Street and told the daughter she was buying a knife so her son could slash the caller's son's tires.

9:54 a.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 10500 block of Jim Brady Road said someone was partying in her back yard the night before.

11:58 a.m., Jamestown — A caller said a woman was causing a disturbance at Railtown.

6:14 p.m., Groveland — A man on the 10100 block of Yosemite Lane said his brother has been using his identification and posing as him.

6:17 p.m., East Sonora — A caller said two men came to his house on the 19100 block of Rock Ridge Way and threatened to beat him up.

6:39 p.m., Don Pedro — A man said people were trying to break into a house on the 2300 block of Pepito Drive.

9:10 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller said a woman forged her checks and tried to cash them at a business on the 18300 block of Tuolumne Drive.

9:44 p.m., Sonora — The Sonora Police Department said a woman reported a rape on the 12800 block of Chukar Circle.

10:32 p.m., Groveland — A caller said a reckless driver was driving back and forth on Cresthaven Drive.

10:41 p.m., Pinecrest — A caller said a drunk woman was asked to leave a business on the first block of Pinecrest Circle.

11:38 p.m., East Sonora — A man on the 14300 block of Tuolumne Road said a woman got out of her truck and assaulted him.

YESTERDAY

12:07 a.m., Phoenix Lake — A man said several people were planning to fight at a parking lot by Phoenix Lake.

1:37 a.m., Jamestown — A man said several teenagers were fighting outside of a business on the 18200 block of Highway 108.

4:09 a.m., Jamestown — A woman said her business, on the 18100 block of Preston Lane, was burglarized.

10:16 a.m., Jamestown — A man on Tulloch Dam Road said two or three people were in a fist fight.

Felony bookings

THURSDAY

10:50 a.m., Sonora — Nancy Ann Joachim, 55, 3300 block of Routier Road, Sacramento, booked on a warrant charging her with bring contraband into the jail. She turned herself in at the Tuolumne County Jail and was released Friday after posting $10,000 bail.

2:49 p.m., Sonora — Matteson Bond Gordon, 24, 17100 block of Upper Starr King, Soulsbyville, booked on a warrant charging him with forgery after he turned himself in at the county jail. He was released on his own recognizance after appearing in court.

11:52 p.m., Jamestown area — Mary Jane Younger, 34, 1000 block of Tulane, Modesto, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and a warrant charging her with possessing a controlled substance, failure to appear and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop and arrest on Highway 108 at Golf Links Road, Jamestown.

Younger was a passenger in the car and the deputy that stopped the it discovered the warrant and searched her purse. Inside a makeup bag, the deputy found methamphetamine, the report said.

Younger was released Saturday after posting $10,000 bail.

Sonora police reports

THURSDAY

10:21 a.m., traffic accident — A woman said the driver of a bright blue Ford Explorer with personalized plates hit her vehicle parked in Sonora Crossroads shopping center then drove away without stopping to check the damage.

11:35 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said a person was living in a recreational vehicle parked near a store on the 600 block of South Washington Street.

3:50 p.m., theft — A woman said items were stolen from her unlocked vehicle, parked on the 400 block of Greenley Road.

4:08 p.m., traffic accident — A man in a blue truck struck another vehicle on Southgate Drive then ran away from the truck. An officer cited the man for leaving the scene of an accident.

9:23 p.m., reckless driving — A caller said three teens were racing up and down Oak Street on motor bikes.

10:46 p.m., warrant arrest — A 24-year-old man was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant after a traffic stop and arrest on the 300 block of South Washington Street.

10:52 p.m., public intoxication — An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication after an officer responded to a call about a fight on Stockton Road at Ponderosa Drive.

FRIDAY

12:27 a.m., assault — An officer took a report from person who said he was assaulted at the county fairgrounds on Southgate Drive.

2:03 a.m., found property — A checkbook was found on Stockton Road.

6:52 a.m., burglary — A car parked on the 400 block of South Stewart Street was broken into sometime during the night.

8:37 a.m., property damage — A caller said a rock wall was damaged on West Jackson Street.

12:19 p.m., traffic accident — A non-injury accident occurred on South Washington Street.

12:33 p.m., fraud — A female employee at a business on Sylva Lane said she ordered and paid for something on the Internet, has not received it and was told she can not get her money back.

3:22 p.m., theft — A caller said a radio was stolen from a residence on Restano Way.

9:33 p.m., trespassing — A caller said people were in the Sonora High School swimming pool.

10:56 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said teenagers were breaking into a vehicle parked on the 300 block of Fairview Lane.

11:21 p.m., assault — A woman said her 13-year-old daughter was assaulted by an adult on the 200 block of Southgate Drive.

11:25 a.m., traffic accident — A non-injury accident occurred on Stockton Road.

SATURDAY

1:45 a.m., public peace — An employee of a business on South Washington Street reported an argument outside.

2:34 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said two people were inside a vacant house on the 200 block of North Reservoir Road.

10:17 a.m., fight — A fight broke out in the jail lobby on Lower Sunset Drive.

2:54 p.m., theft — A Sonora man said a cell phone was stolen from his vehicle the day before.

7:27 p.m., traffic accident — A hit-and-run accident occurred on Stockton Road.

9:47 p.m., public intoxication — A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on the 200 block of Southgate Drive.

11:14 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said a group of men were "throwing signs" and possibly provoking a fight.

11:35 p.m., public peace — A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and fighting on the 200 block of Southgate Drive.

YESTERDAY

2:08 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said a man was either sleeping or passed out in a gravel lot near the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

7:30 a.m., Valley Springs — The toilet in the bathroom of a park on the 100 block of Pine Street had plumbing pulled out overnight and the sink was clogged, flooding the bathroom.

8:20 a.m., Arnold — A caller on the 1000 block of Highway 4 said a man was staying on the caller's property without permission.

12:19 p.m., Copperopolis — A caller said a boat in Poker Flat was vandalized.

2:07 p.m., Mountain Ranch — A woman said a neighbor was cutting trees on her property on the 500 block of Black Oak Drive. Her neighbor called back and said the woman's husband tried to strangle him.

2:36 p.m., Copperopolis — A woman said she walked in on four teenagers breaking into a home on the first block of Oxyoke Lane.

4:07 p.m., Arnold — A man on the 1300 block of Shady Circle said a "mentally unstable" woman from up the street stopped in his driveway to say her car wasn't running and that she had a gun. She then drove away.

5:09 p.m., Murphys — A woman said her car window was broken with a small rock on the 300 block of Mitchler Street.

8:53 p.m., Hathaway Pines — A caller on the 5300 block of Darby Russell Road said a car was stolen from the Natural Bridges area.

9:33 p.m., Copperopolis — A woman said a man came to her door on the 900 block of Feather Court, called her names and destroyed her basketball hoop.

FRIDAY

8:23 a.m., Avery area — A caller said purses and backpacks were stolen while people were swimming at Candy Rock.

9:30 a.m., West Point — A stolen check was taken at Pizza Plus on the 300 block of Main Street.

9:32 a.m., San Andreas — A caller said a lawnmower and a weed trimmer were missing from a house on the 1200 block of Wimbledon Drive.

10:50 a.m., Murphys — An employee at a construction site near Bret Harte Center said he was missing his wallet and paycheck.

1:36 p.m., Angels Camp area — A New Melones ranger asked for the Sheriff's Department's help evicting campers in Ironhorse Campground.

3:32 p.m., San Andreas — A caller said a man was causing a disturbance on the 400 block of East St. Charles Street.

SATURDAY

1:51 a.m., Murphys — Two people were fighting on the 700 block of Pennsylvania Gulch Road.

Fire

YESTERDAY

2:45 p.m., Burson — A 1.5-acre grass fire was reported on the 4700 block of Burson Road. Glenn Dorflinger of the same address owns the property. A lawnmower started the fire, and Dorflinger was cited. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Burson Fire Protection District, Foothill Fire Protection District, San Andreas Fire Protection District, one spotter plane, two air tankers and one helicopter from Columbia Air Base, and two crews from Vallecito Conservation Camp responded.


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