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News of record for June 17, 2003

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

SUNDAY

11:49 a.m., Wards Ferry area — A man on the 18100 block of Old Wards Ferry Road said his house and a camper shell were hit with paintballs about 10 a.m.

12:05 p.m., Jamestown area — The owner of the Winkin' Lantern on 14450 Highway 108 said the business has been burglarized three times in a month. Various power and hand tools, food items and soda — totaling about $1,300 — have been stolen.

2:06 p.m., Standard area — A man on the 15000 block of Blue Bell West said his brother threw a rake at him, but hit the man's car instead.

4:25 p.m., Jamestown — A man on the 18000 block of Ninth Avenue said a teenage boy was being chased by two men. The caller heard the three in an apartment when they were pounding and banging inside.

5:24 p.m., Long Barn — A house on the 26100 block of Long Barn Road was burglarized.

5:26 p.m., Tuolumne area — A caller said four men were trespassing on property on the 15000 block of Tuolumne Road, playing "Army games." The caller said the men were perched in a tree on the property and had a gun.

6:18 p.m., Chinese Camp — A caller on the 13600 block of Red Hills Road said a man threatened to shoot the lock off a laundry room door.

7:39 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller said a man was sneaking into a motel room at the condemned Twain Harte Inn and staying there.

7:42 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A caller said a small child ran out of a house and into Highway 108, then the child's father came out of the house and beat the child.

10:23 p.m., Twain Harte — A deputy said his patrol car was on fire on Twain Harte Grade on Highway 108.

Felony bookings

FRIDAY

6:38 a.m., Sonora — Jesse Alexander Dye, 22, 500 block of Forrest Avenue, Templeton, booked on a warrant charging him with carrying a loaded, concealed weapon in a vehicle, receiving stolen property and failure to appear. He was brought to the county jail from the San Luis Obispo County jail and released yesterday on his own recognizance by a Tuolumne County Superior Court judge.

10:25 a.m., Twain Harte — Jesse Anthony Cruz, 18, 1500 block of 165th Avenue, San Leandro, Alameda County, booked on a warrant charging him with making criminal threats and failure to appear, along with misdemeanor battery, after an arrest on the 22900 block of Joaquin Gully Road, Twain Harte. He remained held this morning without bail.

11 a.m., Sonora — Pamela Jean Graham, 44, 100 block of Greenley Road, Sonora, booked on a warrant charging her with forgery after an arrest at her home. She was released Friday after posting $10,000 bail.

3:06 p.m., Sonora — Michael Wayne Fleming, 41, 10500 block of Blanchard Road, Coulterville, booked on a warrant charging him with reckless driving and evading a peace officer and misdemeanor resisting arrest. He was brought to the county jail from the Mariposa County Jail and remained held this morning in lieu of of $10,000 bail.

SATURDAY

2:18 a.m., Jamestown — Dustin Leon Miller, 23, 600 block of Blanche Court, Sonora, booked on suspicion of battery against a peace officer and misdemeanor destruction of evidence and resisting arrest, after an arrest on Highway 107 at Wigwam Road, Jamestown.

According to a sheriff's report, Miller was a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violation. Sgt. Robin Hunt asked if he could search the car, the driver and Miller. Hunt had Miller take off his shoes and socks, and when Miller did, Hunt said he saw Miller put an aluminum foil packet into his mouth and swallow it.

Hunt arrested Miller, took him to the hospital and asked a doctor to make the man vomit. No aluminum foil was found, the report said.

Miller remained in custody this morning in lieu of $30,000 bail.

SUNDAY

10:40 a.m., Sonora — Kelli Marie Norvill, 39, 2000 block of Elm Street, Livermore, booked on a warrant charging her with receiving stolen property. She was brought to the jail from Alameda County, booked and released.

YESTERDAY

12:54 a.m., Sonora — Christopher Michael Tipton, 18, 1100 block of Tollhouse Road, Clovis, booked on suspicion of burglary and criminal conspiracy after an arrest at Yaney and Washington streets, Sonora.

According to a Sonora police report, a man stole a 30-pack of Budweiser from Restano Way Liquors and drove off in a gray pickup. A customer saw the man leave and followed the truck for a short way. He gave Sonora police a partial license plate number. A short while later, Officer Jeff Aiken saw the truck and questioned Tipton, who admitted he stole the beer, the report said.

He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Timothy Michael Duston, 48, 26400 block of Inyo Drive, Cold Springs, booked at 12:50 a.m. Saturday after arrest on Highway 108 east of Cold Springs.

Christopher Brook Gorden, 30, 18600 block Carter Street, Tuolumne, booked at 3 a.m. Sunday after arrest on Old Wards Ferry Road south of Sanguinetti Road, Sonora.

David Cameron Hatton, 27, 1100 block of North Priest Drive, Chandler, Ariz., booked at 9:14 p.m., Saturday after arrest on Stockton Road west of Mill Villa Court, Sonora.

Ernest Patrick Converse, 39, 22600 block of Bret Harte Drive, Twain Harte, booked at 10 p.m. Sunday after arrest on Highway 107 east of Phoenix Lake Road.

Sonora police reports

YESTERDAY

9:59 a.m., hazardous situation — An officer directed traffic around a big-rig truck unloading items at a store on Restano Way, partially blocking traffic.

11:39 a.m., public intoxication — A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication after he was seen staggering on North Washington Street.

12:41 p.m., found property — A caller found a Visa credit card in front of a bank on South Washington Street and turned it over to the police department.

1:15 p.m., animal complaints — A man was bitten by a dog on Short Lane and treated at Tuolumne General Hospital. An animal control officer was given the dog owner's name.

1:57 p.m., unclassified — A man came to the police lobby to say the city bathroom on Green Street was flooded and there was no toilet paper.

6:26 p.m., theft — A caller said a backpack was stolen from a vehicle parked on South Washington Street.

10:49 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A stereo was stolen from a vehicle parked on Stockton Road.

Fires

SATURDAY

8:30 a.m., Jamestown area — A small spot fire was reported on the 19400 block of Peppermint Falls Road. The fire was caused by an illegal debris burn. Randolph Hass of the same address owns the land. No dollar damage was reported, and Hass was cited for illegal burning. CDF, Jamestown Fire Protection District and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

2:30 p.m., Soulsbyville area — A vehicle fire was reported on the 20600 block of Soulsbyville Road. Damage was estimated at $1,000 to a 1990 Mercury Sable. Barbara Barnado of Crystal Falls owns the vehicle. The fire was caused by faulty wiring. CDF and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

SUNDAY

9:49 a.m. Angels Camp — An employee at Frog Town RV Park said the driver of a white camper refused to pay a $40 fee owed since Friday. A deputy convinced the camper to pay.

10:35 a.m., San Andreas — A man on the 300 block of Neilsen Street said a disc was stolen from his satellite dish.

12:35 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller said a large dog has a woman trapped in her house on the 3000 block of Dunn Road. An animal control officer took the dog away.

2:45 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller said people riding dirt bikes in high grass behind East Sequoia Avenue are creating a fire hazard.

4:05 p.m., Murphys — A caller said a man with three large, unleashed dogs were bothering people at Murphys Park. When someone asked the man to leash his dogs, he refused.

8:28 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller said he heard what sounded like a cannon at the gun range on the 4400 block of Penn Mine Road scaring people and livestock.

8:52 p.m., Vallecito — A caller said his teenage children saw a white Jeep pulling a trailer on Red Hill Road leaking gasoline.

Felony bookings

THURSDAY

9:55 p.m., Valley Springs — Dennis Fritz Brown, 46, 7000 block of Cabernet Way, Valley Springs, booked on suspicion of making criminal threats and misdemeanor resisting arrest after an arrest at his home. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $25,000 bail.

FRIDAY

2:34 a.m., Valley Springs — Manuel Luque Rosales, 38, 400 block of Spyglass, Valley Springs, booked on suspicion of making criminal threats and misdemeanor battery after an arrest at his home. He was released after posting $20,000 bail.

10:43 p.m., Mountain Ranch — A 29-year-old Mountain Ranch man booked on suspicion of felony battery after an arrest at his home. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $50,000 bail.

SATURDAY

1:31 a.m., Angels Camp — James Hubert Cousins, 65, 10700 block of Lee Ann Drive, Rancho Cordova, booked on suspicion of felony drunken driving with four prior drunken driving convictions in the last seven years, after an arrest on the 1200 block of Highway 49. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $40,000 bail.

3:45 p.m., Arnold — Jamie Christine Stamper, 21, 2700 block of West Pontiac Way, Fresno, booked on a warrant charging her with possession a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after an arrest on the 800 block of Highway 4, Arnold. She was cited and released because of jail overcrowding.

10:55 p.m., Angels Camp — Allen Lee Porter, 37, 42800 block of Saratoga, Fremont, Alameda County, booked on suspicion of vehicle theft, receiving stolen property, reckless driving, evading a peace officer with wanton disregard for safety, as well as the misdemeanor of driving on a suspended license and on a warrant charging him with being under the influence of a controlled substance, after an arrest on Highway 49 at Pool Station Road.

According to a sheriff's department report, Porter led sheriff's deputies and Angels Camp police on a high-speed chase from Highway 4 in the Bar XX subdivision on a stolen motorcycle. At times, he was going in excess of 125 mph, the report said.

The motorcycle was stolen from San Leandro, the report said.

Porter remained in custody this morning in lieu of $54,000 bail.

SUNDAY

12:30 a.m., Copperopolis — Luis Alberto Vidales, 27, 7200 block of South Garland Court, Littleton, Colo., booked on suspicion of tampering with an ignition interlock device and misdemeanor drunken driving after an arrest on O'Byrnes Ferry Road near Reeds Turnpike. He was released yesterday by a judge.

Arrests

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

Mark Walter Popp, 53, 1000 block of Utica Lane, Angels Camp, booked at 3:30 p.m. Saturday after arrest on the 300 block of South Main Street, Angels Camp.

Bobby Urbano, 38, 2800 block of Center Lane, Antioch, booked at 1:40 p.m. Saturday after arrest on the 2100 block of Highway 4, Arnold.

Douglas Edwin Lemos, 25, 23700 block of Highway 26, West Point, booked at 11:35 p.m. Sunday after arrest on Highway 26 at Rail Road Flat Road, Railroad Flat.

Fire

FRIDAY

1:15 p.m., Clements — A vegetation fire was reported on Highway 26. The fire burned 114 acres and was caused by a traffic accident. Damage was estimated at $23,000 to the vehicle and grass. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Foothill Fire Protection District responded.


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