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News of record for July 5, 2004

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

7:09 a.m., Don Pedro — A man said doors on a house under construction on the 2700 block of Pepito Drive had pry marks on them, as if someone was trying to break in.

7:34 a.m., Tuolumne — A man said transients were hanging around in front of a building on the 18300 block of Tuolumne Road. He said they have asked him for money in the past and they intimidate people.

10:13 a.m., Sonora — A U.S. Forest Service worker said her car was broken into while at the Stanislaus National Forest headquarters parking lot, on the 19700 block of Greenley Road.

10:25 a.m., Jamestown — A man on Jacksonville Road said his credit card number was used fraudulently by someone who ran up $300 in charges.

12:58 p.m., Twain Harte — A clerk at Twain Harte Liquor said a man with shaggy hair and wearing dark shorts and a white shirt stole a half-gallon bottle of Jack Daniels from the store.

2:34 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller said a "scraggly-looking" man had been hanging around the neighborhood on Middle Camp Road in a tan older Cadillac.

2:52 p.m., East Sonora — A man said he lost his wallet containing money, ID and a credit cards sometime Thursday on his way to Pinecrest.

2:55 p.m., Tuolumne — A man on Carter Street said various items were stolen from his car, his wife's car and his parents' car about two weeks ago.

3:40 p.m., Jamestown — A caller on the 10300 block of Preston Lane said his son's bicycle was stolen overnight and he man saw it across the street. A boy at the house across the street said he found the bike on Chicken Ranch Road.

3:44 p.m., Quail Hollow — A man on the 12800 block of Chukar Circle said his house was burglarized and that numerous items were stolen, including a stereo, computer and cash.

3:44 p.m., Columbia — A caller said two teenage boys visiting Columbia with a wilderness group ran away might be in the Columbia College area.

4:11 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said five teens who didn't belong there were hanging around apartments on the 10200 block of Preston Lane.

4:22 p.m., Jamestown — A man said his son's mountain bike was stolen from outside a business on the 18100 block of Highway 108.

6:21 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said a thin man was ranting and throwing a bicycle against a basketball hoop pole at Jamestown School, on the 18200 block of Fifth Avenue.

6:59 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said a man hit him in the mouth at a store on the 18100 block of Highway 108.

8:33 p.m., Pinecrest — A California Department of Fish and Game warden said a bear was in a tree near a cabin on Leland Creek Road and that residents at the house were shooting at it. The warden was on his way to the house with a trapper.

8:44 p.m., East Sonora — A Gottschalks store employee said a woman was in The Junction shopping center parking lot rolling around in gravel. He did not know if she was being assaulted by a man with her.

9:24 p.m., East Sonora — Round Table Pizza reported that $1,900 was stolen from the safe of its Junction shopping center restaurant between 5 and 8 p.m.

10:25 p.m., Sonora — A 42-year-old woman was arrested on misdemeanor warrants on Green Street.

11:59 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman said her neighbor on Tuolumne Road was screaming.

FRIDAY

10:57 a.m., Groveland — A woman said a six-foot banner was stolen from outside a building on Main Street between Tuesday and Thursday.

12:10 p.m., Long Barn — A woman said her vacation home on the 26100 block of Janice Way was broken into.

12: 48 p.m., Mono Vista — A man said his house, on the 21100 block of Fernwood Court, was broken into.

1:01 p.m., East Sonora — A man said tenants "thrashed " his rental home on the 19900 block of Highway 108.

1:20 p.m., Tuolumne — A man said a car was racing around the area, stopping and threatening his neighbors on Carter Street and Buchanan Road.

1:28 p.m., Sonora area — A woman on the 20300 block of Bay Meadow drive said she wanted to ship a handgun but was unsure if it was loaded.

1:50 p.m., Jamestown — A Railtown Motel employee said a room was wrecked by a guest.

5:59 p.m., Crystal Falls — A woman said three cars full of people were arguing on Crystal Falls Drive.

6 p.m., Sierra Village — A caller said a drunk woman was working at a business on the 24900 block of Highway 108.

7:19 p.m., Tuttletown — A ranger on New Melones Reservoir reported a non-injury boating accident.

8:23 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller said a woman was sitting on her porch on the 18400 block of Chestnut Avenue yelling obscenities at passersby.

8:38 p.m., Crystal Falls — A man said someone was setting off fireworks in the lower Crystal Falls area.

10:13 p.m., Groveland — An employee of a business on the 18900 block of Highway 120 said a customer was urinating in front of other customers and causing a disturbance.

10:33 p.m., Copperopolis — The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office requested help controlling a crowd after a fight in front of a business on Tulloch Lake Road.

SATURDAY

8:31 a.m., Sonora area — A man on the 20100 block of Rough and Ready Trail said $350 worth of rolled coins were stolen.

8:33 a.m., Jamestown — A woman on Old Melones Dam Road said people were camping on U.S. Bureau of Reclamation land.

11:14 a.m., Groveland — A woman said a man threatened her when she told him not to park in front of her home on the 19600 block of Pine Mountain Drive.

11:48 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman said the house she was moving out of on the 18300 block of Oak Street was burglarized.

1:29 p.m., Sonora area — A man on the 11000 block of Faun Court said another man was standing in his own driveway totally nude and masturbating.

2:02 p.m., Crystal Falls — A man on the 22100 block of Crystal Falls Drive said a neighbor was setting off fireworks.

2:25 p.m., Long Barn — A man said his neighbor's home, on the 26100 block of Janice Way, was broken into.

4:27 p.m., Don Pedro — A woman said a boating accident occurred on Don Pedro Reservoir north of the lake's main channel.

4:48 p.m., Mono Vista — A woman said two men promised to do yard work at her home on the 22000 block of Belleview Road in exchange for a truck and motor, but took the items without finishing the work.

4:56 p.m., Don Pedro — A woman said another woman broke her arm while parasailing over Lake Don Pedro.

6:33 p.m., Don Pedro — A caller said a man threatened he was going to burn down an area off Bonds Flat Road after getting his vehicle stuck.

7:36 p.m., Twain Harte — A man on the 23700 block of Sierra Pine Avenue said the back quarter panel of his mother's vehicle was scraped.

7: 37 p.m., Buck Meadows — A person flagged down an officer to report children lying on Highway 120 playing chicken.

7:42 p.m., Twain Harte — The manager of a business on the 18700 block of Tiffeni Drive said an employee was stealing from the business.

8:22 p.m., Mono Vista — A man said someone was setting off fireworks on the 16900 block of Columbia River Drive.

8:40 p.m., Jamestown — A man on Mill Villa Road said fireworks were being set off in the area.

10:06 p.m., Don Pedro — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported fireworks being used on an island in Don Pedro Reservoir near Molina Street.

10:29 p.m., Strawberry — A man said some people in a campground across from Cascade Creek were shooting guns and setting off fireworks.

11:53 p.m., Sonora area — A man said people were setting off fireworks behind his apartment on the 12700 block of Chukar Circle.

YESTERDAY

12:23 a.m., Big Hill area — A woman on the 22300 block of Gunsight Road said her home was burglarized.

12:27 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A woman thought someone was in the hallway by her bedroom in a house on the 24000 block of Lama Hisum Road.

10:29 a.m., Sonora area — A woman said her neighbor on the 11000 block of Faun Court was inside his house naked and masturbating in front of the window.

11:25 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A man said someone illegally dumped trash on Tramway Road.

12:04 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman said her vehicle was broken into while parked on the 18700 block of Madrone Street the night before.

12:35 p.m., Columbia — A caller said a man tried to run him over on the 22700 block of Main Street.

12:59 p.m., Jamestown — A man said he found tires and rims stored under a tarp behind his business on the 18300 block of Main Street.

1:08 p.m., Phoenix Lake — A man on the 22100 block of Harmony Lane said his 19-year-old son was chased by another male driver.

Felony bookings

THURSDAY

11:30 a.m. Sonora — Mark Gregory Stanislaw, 52, 10 block of Elkin Street, Sonora, booked on a warrant charging him with theft from an elder, burglary, fraud and a Fresno County warrant charging him with child neglect after an arrest on Stewart Street near Elkin Street. He was also booked on suspicion of public intoxication. Stanislaw remained held this morning in lieu of $70,000 bail.

11:40 a.m. Tuolumne — Israel Renteria, 35, undisclosed address on South Fork Road, Twain Harte, booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after an arrest on the 18500 block of Hershey Road West.

According to a sheriff's report, Renteria is suspected of hitting a man with a baseball bat near Eproson Park in Twain Harte in a dispute over littering. Renteria remained in jail this morning, held in lieu of $30,000 bail.

6:38 p.m., Jamestown — Genessa Luz Christian, 19, undisclosed address on Steeple Road, Cedar Ridge, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while possessing alcohol in a vehicle after a traffic stop and arrest on Rawhide Road at Pulpit Rock Road.

She remained in jail this morning, held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

11:58 p.m., Jamestown — Forrest Richard Lowe, 24, no address, booked on a San Francisco County warrant charging him with vehicle theft, possessing a controlled narcotic substance and failure to appear in court after an arrest on Pulpit Rock Road at Daly Court. Lowe also was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor public drunkenness and resisting arrest. He remained in jail this morning, held without bail.

Arrests

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

David Lozano Flores, 50, 1600 block of Ferrington Lane, Modesto, booked after arrest at 12:15 a.m. yesterday on Highway 49 at Rolling Hills.

Amanita Virosa Galvan, 20, 500 block of South Stewart Street, booked after arrest at 1:03 a.m. Sunday on Highway 108 at Lime Kiln Road.

Linda Kay Casparian, 54, 21500 block of Phoenix Lake Road, booked after arrest at 11:37 p.m. Saturday at Soubyville and Black Oak Road.

Thomas Christopher Bradshaw, 25, 1100 Gold Cliff Road, Angels Camp, booked after arrest at 12:05 a.m. Friday on Highway 49 at Pesce Way.

Sonora police reports

THURSDAY

6:34 a.m., theft — A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism and theft from a vending machine after he was seen trying to break into a car wash coin machine on the corner of Mono Way and Greenley Road.

8:04 a.m., public intoxication — A 50-year-old man and a 40-year-old man were both booked on suspicion of public intoxication after an arrest on the 600 block of South Washington Street.

10 a.m., public fight — A caller said two women were fighting on Cemetery Lane.

11:03 a.m., public health — A business owner said she was having problems with people urinating in an alcove on South Washington Street.

3:40 p.m., traffic accident — No one was injured in an accident on Mono Way at Greenley Road.

4:10 p.m., traffic accident — No one was injured in a traffic accident on South Stewart Street at Mehun Street. One vehicle was owned by the city of Sonora.

11:09 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A man said two drunken women threw beer bottles from a second-floor apartment onto the street on the 80 block of North Washington Street.

FRIDAY

7:51 a.m., traffic incident — A vehicle parked on East Dodge Lane rolled into an intersection.

12:12 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A man on the 300 block of North Washington Street said he believed someone was out to get him.

1:55 p.m., hazardous situation — A caller said a vehicle was stranded on South Washington Street.

3:59 p.m., hazardous situation — A stop sign at South Washington and William streets was turned the wrong way.

11:29 p.m., harassment — A man said he was harassed and followed from his workplace in East Sonora to his destination on Olive Street.

SATURDAY

1:27 a.m., public intoxication — A 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on South Washington Street.

1:58 a.m., public intoxication — A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on South Washington Street.

6:51 p.m., traffic accident — A non-injury accident occurred in a parking lot on the 1200 block of Sanguinetti Road.

9:41 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said three men were checking out a closed business on the 600 block of South Washington Street.

9:58 p.m., unclassified — A metal plate covering a hole in a parking lot on the 700 block of Mono Way fell into the hole, taking the car parked on the plate with it.

YESTERDAY

4:29 a.m., public peace — A caller said a man was screaming in a parking lot on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

Fires

SATURDAY

9:09 p.m., Chinese Camp — A fire that burned a spot of grass at La Grange and Red Hills roads was doused by a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection crew. The cause remains unknown.

SUNDAY

9:30 a.m., Rancho Poquitos area — The cause of a fire that burned three acres at 20065 Jackrabbit Trail is still under investigation. CDF, Tuolumne County Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service engine crews, a Baseline Conservation Center hand crew and aircraft from the Columbia Air Attack Base doused the blaze, on property owned by Tyler Shuster.

12:27 p.m., Soulsbyville area — Children playing with fire burned a spot of grass at 20081 Chipmunk Road in Oak Garden Estates. The fire, on property owned by Steve Briggs, was out by the time crews arrived.

9:20 p.m., Don Pedro — CDF and TCFD crews doused a trash-bin fire at the Blue Oaks Campground. The cause is unknown.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's Reports

THURSDAY

7:02 a.m., San Andreas — A woman was slapped in the face with a newspaper during an argument over a dog on the 300 block of Toyanza Drive.

2:41 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A man on the 9000 block of Highway 26 said renters took some of his items and sold them at a garage sale.

7:56 p.m., Murphys — A man said two trespassers on dirt bikes were on his property at the end of Friendly Court.

9:56 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller said carloads of teenagers were hanging around the 700 block of Hogan Dam Road.

FRIDAY

9:37 a.m., Avery — A caller said a woman was screaming for help on the 4400 block of Moran Road.

10:56 a.m., Rail Road Flat — A caller said a church on the first block of Ridge Road was broken into.

2:06 p.m., Mountain Ranch — A caller said coins were stolen from a house on the 11000 block of Francine Road.

2:22 p.m., Arnold — Graffiti was sprayed on a garage door, Dumpster and portable bathroom on the 1300 block of Incline Way.

10:01 p.m., Copper Cove — Fireworks were set off on the 900 block of Feather Drive.

SATURDAY

8:31 a.m., Valley Springs — A caller reported a large mountain lion running through a residential area of Highway 26.

7:57 p.m., Copperopolis — A boater was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on Lake Tulloch.

9:12 p.m., Arnold — A caller said a suspicious looking woman and two children were loitering on the porch of a business on the 1100 block of Highway 4.

9:12 p.m., Arnold — A caller said when children were confronted about destroying play equipment at the Big Trees Village Recreation Center, they became verbally abusive.

Fires

FRIDAY

2:42 p.m., Mokelumne Hill — Arson was blamed for a fire that burned a spot of grass and brush on the 8400 block of East Center Street. The blaze was doused by engine crews from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Mokelumne Hill Fire Department and the San Andreas Fire District and by two hand crews from the Vallecito Conservation Camp.

2:53 p.m., Copperopolis — A fire burned a dump truck owned by SEI of Arnold at Highway 4 and Littlejohn Road. The vehicle fire, which did an estimated $5,000 damage, was doused by a CDF engine crew based in Copperopolis.

SATURDAY

1:11 p.m., Jenny Lind area — An escaped campfire touched off a quarter-acre of grass at 4068 Bartelink Lane. CDF, Valley Springs, Jenny Lind, Foothill and San Andreas fire department engine crew responded, as did planes from the Columbia Air Attack Base.

YESTERDAY

2:01 p.m., Stanislaus National Forest — CDF engines and hand crews from the Vallecito Conservation Camp helped U.S. Forest Service crews fight a one-acre fire in the Spicer Reservoir area.

5:40 p.m., Valley Springs area — Fireworks sparked a spot fire at 329 Sequoia Avenue. CDF and Foothill Fire Protection engine crews put out the fire, on property owned by Samera Robles.

10:09 p.m., Angels Camp — The Angels Camp Fire Department put out a trash-bin fire at Utica Park.


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