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News of record for July 23, 2013


The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


8:57 a.m., suspicious circumstances — Someone received a phone call on Reservoir Road from a man claiming to work for Medicare who was asking for the person’s address. When asked for a call back number, the man disconnected. 

11:11 a.m., theft — Someone reported a gold pocket watch stolen on Mono Way.

11:45 a.m., fraud — A business on the 300 block of South Washington Street received a fraudulent payroll check. Two people were arrested on related fraud charges. 

12:36 p.m., theft — A boy’s cell phone was taken on the 400 block of North Washington Street, his mother said.

5:08 p.m., harassment — Someone said his ex-landlord harassed him on South Washington Street.

11:30 p.m., trespassing — A man was arrested for trespassing on South Barretta Street.


8:34 a.m., drugs — A zippered pouch apparently containing drugs was found inside a planter box in a parking lot on the 1200 block of Sanguinetti Road. 

9:20 a.m., vandalism — A vehicle was vandalized overnight while parked on North Stewart Street. It had two large dents in its hood.

10:12 a.m., vandalism — Several vehicles parked on Fairview Lane overnight had their tires punctured.

2:07 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A man and woman were reported acting suspiciously in Courthouse Square after they asked a person to watch their pillow. They were gone when police arrived.

4:33 p.m., assault — Police took a battery report for an incident on the 1000 block of Mono Way after a 15-year-old girl sought medical treatment.

6:59 p.m., burglary — A home on South Stewart Street was burglarized.


12:48 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A woman called police after a man approached her at a residence on South Stewart Street and asked for drugs. He was found in the parking lot of a nearby business and cited for driving without a license. 

5:04 p.m., suspicious circumstances — Two transients were sleeping on someone else’s outdoor furniture. They were asked to leave by police. 

7:35 p.m., threats — Someone left a threatening note with a razor blade taped to it on a door on the 200 block of Greenley Road.

10:26 p.m., graffiti — Graffiti was found in the restrooms at Rotary Park, Woods Creek Drive.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office reported the following:


7:40 a.m., Jamestown — Someone saw a teenager asleep inside an apartment that was previously vandalized on the 10200 block of Preston Lane. An arrest was made. 

7:59 a.m., Long Barn — Neighbors said they witnessed a man they knew stealing an iPod from a man’s shed on the 24900 block of Highway 108. 

8:30 a.m., Jamestown — A man called for advice on a phone call he got from someone claiming to be an FBI agent wanting information on him on the 18300 block of Fifth Avenue.

10:55 a.m., Twain Harte —  A woman said she has been continuously harassed by her mother’s ex-husband driving by on the 19100 block of King Arthurs Court.

1:02 p.m., Jamestown — People believed previously to be trespassers by the caller have just returned on the 10200 block of Preston Lane.

1:55 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said she received threats online from someone she knew about a bomb in the house on the 18700 block of Mill Villa Road. She thought she had bombs in her phone and an external hard drive she got in the mail, so she threw them in the bushes. The dispatcher advised she take her electronics to be serviced. 

2:01 p.m., Jamestown — A couch was dumped in the roadway at Harvard Mine Road and Highway 108. 

3:19 p.m., Jamestown — A man was arrested on a warrant after someone threatened to start a fight that was never started on Main and Smoke streets. 

4:26 p.m., Sonora — Sexual assault was reported at a business on the 12800 block of Cabezut Road. 

5:59 p.m., Long Barn — Officers confirmed two holes in the windows of a vehicle and three holes in a residence window that looked to be caused by a low-powered BB gun on the 26500 block of Sno-Bowl Road.

9:20 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman said her ex-boyfriend caused a disturbance then kicked her PG&E meter and broke it. Now she has no electricity on her residence on the 19100 block of King Arthurs Court. 

10:58 p.m., Twain Harte — Two men were arrested for disorderly conduct after someone called in a fight on the 22400 block of Mono Drive. 

11:23 p.m., Sonora — A woman said she woke her boyfriend up and he threw a television into the wall on the 14800 block of Peaceful Valley Road. He was arrested for disorderly conduct. 


1:19 p.m., Groveland — A tree fell on power lines on the 19200 block of Pine Mountain Drive.

2:29 p.m., Tuolumne — Mail was stolen from mailboxes on the 19300 block of Cherokee Road. 

6:55 p.m., Sonora area — A man was exposing himself to passing vehicles at Highway 108 and Soulsbyville Road.


10:09 a.m., Jamestown — A woman said her daughter has been harassing her on the 8400 block of Old Melones Dam Road. She was advised to get a restraining order. 

10:28 a.m., Groveland — Someone reported a pair of tennis shoes stolen from a front porch within the last month on the 20700 block of Rising Hill Circle.

1:35 p.m., Big Oak Flat — A woman said a young man who is drinking and riding all-terrain vehicles nearby keeps coming to her house and threatening her because he thinks she is blocking the roadway on the 17300 block of Anderson Street.

1:55 p.m., Tuolumne — Someone said three young boys were throwing rocks at a young woman and calling her names. Officers located two similar boys who denied involvement. 

3:16 p.m., Soulsbyville — Ammunition was reported stolen from a locked locker in someone’s garage on the 20200 block of Soulsbyville Road.

3:27 p.m., Sonora — Someone found mail along the roadside on the 12900 block of Hollow Drive and it looked like various mailboxes had been opened. 

3:32 p.m., Sonora — A woman said her neighbors are harassing her with a baseball party on the 10700 block of Sierra Meadows Drive. She said she moved here to “get away from children.”

4:30 p.m., Long Barn — Two neighbors threw lawn chairs back and forth at each other and caused minor injuries on the 24900 block of Highway 108. Neither wanted to press charges. 

4:32 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman said someone snuck into her house while she was home and stole her purse off of her bed on the 22800 block of Placer Drive.

5:20 p.m., Jamestown — An argument between a man and woman was called in on the 10700 block of Wigwam Road.

5:36 p.m., Twain Harte — Someone reported getting a suspicious email on the 22900 block of Huckleberry Lane.

9:26 p.m., Jamestown — A man reported a bear on his deck eating his dog’s food on the 13300 block of Kanaka Drive.

9:51 p.m., Sonora — A teenage boy came to a neighbor’s house to report his parents fighting on the 20100 block of Jamestown Road. Officers concluded there was no physical violence and the parents were advised of their options. 

10:13 p.m., Crystal Falls — A woman said a man that served her a restraining order is still on her property on the 21800 block of Feather River Drive.

11:42 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman said a dog tried to attack her and her dog while walking earlier this evening on the 18400 block of Tuolumne Road.

11:48 p.m., Sonora area — A man said a carload of youths ripped his and his neighbor’s mailbox off and threw them in the field around the 16400 block of Ridgewood Drive.

Felony bookings


2:20 a.m., Jamestown — Michael Edward Moyle, 30, of the 10000 block Pulpit Rock Road, was booked on suspicion of willful infliction of corporal injury and threatening crime with the intent to terrorize after an arrest on the 18300 block of Highway 108. 

8:28 p.m., Jamestown — Cynthia Elizabeth Dewitt, 55, of the 22100 block of Wasatch Mountain Drive, Sonora, was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs with three or more prior DUI convictions on Main Street at Highway 49. She was also booked on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, being under the influence of drugs and driving with a license suspended for a DUI.


8:08 p.m., Sonora area — Hillary Frances Holt, 26, of the 300 block of Fairview Lane, Farmington, was booked on suspicion of check fraud, forgery, burglary, conspiracy to commit crime and being an accessory after the fact after an arrest on the 22600 block of Parrotts Ferry Road.

8:08 p.m., Sonora area — Daniel Brian Thompson, 32, of the 300 block of Fairview Lane, was booked on suspicion of check fraud, forgery, conspiracy to commit crime and being an accessory after the fact. He was arrested on the 22600 block of Parrotts Ferry Road.


4 p.m., Don Pedro — Rodney Hawkins Davis Jr., 34, of the 5900 block of Monadnock Way, Oakland, was booked on suspicion of conspiracy and misdemeanor theft by credit card after an arrest on the 11400 block of Jacksonville Road.


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


2:47 a.m., Sonora area — Ashlin Terrie Bernier-Green, 31, of the 500 block of Morning Star Court, was booked after an arrest at Morning Star Drive and Morning Star Court.

6:50 a.m., Sonora area — Megan Michelle Foreman, 18, of the 29900 block of Mariposa Drive, Long Barn, was  booked after an arrest at Paseo De Los Portales and Phoenix Lake roads.

8 p.m., Sonora area — Martha Ariel Steves, 22, of the 500 block of West 23rd Street, Tracy, was booked after an arrest at New Melones Reservoir. She was also booked on a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license. 



8:03 a.m., Mokelumne Hill — Someone was arrested at Highway 49 and Lombardi Drive on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs and for an out-of-county warrant.

10:15 a.m., Mokelumne Hill — Someone was arrested on the 8000 block of Highway 49 on an out-of-county warrant and local charges.

3 p.m., Murphys — Someone’s property was damaged after a neighbor’s dog came into the home.

5:33 p.m., West Point — A house on Pine Street was burglarized.

8:58 p.m., Murphys — An intoxicated person entered a neighbor’s house on Murphys Grade Road and there was a dispute over a dog.

11:37 p.m., Murphys — Arrests were made on local and out-of-state warrants on Vineyard Terrace Court.


2:25 a.m., Valley Springs — Campers found people trespassing in their boat. The people were intoxicated and apologized for the disturbance.

10:47 a.m., West Point — A deputy took a report for possession of stolen property on Winton Road.

12:12 p.m., Copperopolis — Locks to storage containers on O’Byrnes Ferry Road were cut and items were taken from them.

11:15 p.m., Valley Springs — Someone was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on Hogan Dam Road.


1:50 p.m., Campo Seco — A Paloma Road caller said there is a trespasser in a pond.

2:21 p.m., West Point — At least three vehicles were found damaged at the Hermit Springs Fire Station. 

5:08 p.m., Copperopolis — Someone reported theft at Lake Tulloch.

8:01 p.m., Valley Springs — A woman said she was assaulted by a friend she was camping with on Hogan Dam Road.

10:29 p.m., Mokelumne Hill — Someone was seen going through dumpsters and urinating in a parking lot on the 8000 block of Highway 49.

California Highway Patrol reported the following:


10:05 a.m., Murphys — A minor injury accident occurred on Six Mile Road, south of Ironstone Vineyards, when a man on a motorcycle hit gravel and slid sideways into an SUV. No one in the SUV was hurt.

Felony bookings


8:56 p.m., West Point — Roger Brian Gibbings, 42, of the 900 block of Stanley Road, was booked on suspicion of vehicle theft, receiving stolen property, vandalism, first degree burglary and violation of parole after an arrest on the 3800 block of Tree Lane. 

9:25 p.m., San Andreas — Rayshell Dawn April Berg, 36, of the 500 block of Lewis Avenue, was booked on suspicion of robbery and injuring power lines after an arrest at a business on the 100 block of West Saint Charles Street. 

9:37 p.m., West Point — Cena Sue Fillmore, 22, of the 900 block of Stanley Road, was booked on suspicion of vehicle theft and receiving stolen property after an arrest on the 3800 block of Tree Lane. 


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


5:33 p.m., San Andreas — Robert Alan Schnell, 52, of the 3600 block of Dunn Road, Valley Springs, was booked after an arrest on the 100 block of East Saint Charles Street. 


6:31 p.m., Angels Camp — Jason Edwin Olson, 38, of the 23800 block of Bush Court, Murrieta, was booked after an arrest at highways 4 and 49. 

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