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News of record for June 18, 2004


Sheriff's reports


7:31 a.m., Lambert Lakes Estates — A woman said canopies set up for vacation Bible school at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church on the 13800 block of Joshua Way were turned over and damaged overnight.

8:01 a.m., Standard area — A Sonora Mini Mart manager said a phone line was cut at the store on the 14200 block of Tuolumne Road during the night.

8:38 a.m., Groveland — A woman on the 20000 block of Skyridge Drive said someone in Los Angeles has been using her husband's Social Security number to open PG&E accounts.

8:52 a.m., Crystal Falls — A Discovery Preschool employee said a hose, medical kit, bubble machines and pillows were stolen during the night from the school on the 20900 block of Niagara River Driver.

10:40 a.m., Don Pedro — A man on the 13400 block of Molina Street said his driveway lamps were stolen.

11:51 a.m., Phoenix Lake — A man on the 21000 block of Phoenix Lake Road said another man was in his garage about 11 a.m. without permission.

12:45 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller on the 23800 block of Leisure Drive said children playing with BB and pellet guns next door hit a tree on the caller's property while he was outside in his yard. A deputy talked to the children.

1:27 p.m., East Sonora — An Albertsons employee had a teenager suspected of shoplifting from the store in The Junction shopping center pinned to the ground. A deputy took the boy into custody.

2:58 p.m., Groveland — A man on the 20000 block of Dunn Court said a hose was vandalized and water was running for 30 minutes.

3:50 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 18000 block of Ninth Avenue said two bird houses were stolen from her front yard.

4:16 p.m., Long Barn — A caller said a man with short dark hair and a woman with frizzy hair and a sore on her nose were near houses on Merrill Springs Road. They told the caller they were filling a propane tank, but the caller suspected they were stealing from vacation homes.

4:51 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said a transient woman was living under a building on the 10200 block of Lemon Drop Lane. The caller said the woman has been asked to leave a few times. The last time the woman became verbally abusive.

7:09 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 20100 block of Canyonview Drive said her sister's boyfriend was choking her sister in the driveway.

7:26 p.m., Cedar Ridge — A man said he found a 2-year-old girl in a red and green dress wandering alone and crying on the 24000 block of Oxbow Lane.

7:33 p.m., Tulloch Reservoir — A caller said kids were jumping off the bridge on O'Byrnes Ferry Road into the lake.

8:02 p.m., Cold Springs — A man said his cabin on the 29000 block of Highway 108 was broken into and a water pump and level were stolen.

8:03 p.m., Soulsbyville — A caller said a woman with two dogs was possibly living in a white truck. The caller has seen the truck parked around Soulsbyville Road for the past week.

8:09 p.m., Belleview Oaks — A 47-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery at a house on Belleview Creek Road after a caller said the woman, who was drinking, attacked another woman.

9:21 p.m., Standard — A woman said her vehicle was scratched and dented while it was parked at the baseball field on Standard Road.

10:25 p.m., Twain Harte — A 7-Eleven clerk said three teens, who were possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol, were walking around the store on the 22900 block of Joaquin Gully Road.

11:12 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 10300 block of Preston Lane said a man in a white T-shirt and blue jeans was looking into cars parked in the apartment building parking lot.


2:10 a.m. Pinecrest — A woman said a man was lying in the middle of Highway 108 near the turn-off to Dodge Ridge Ski Area. The woman stopped, lit a flare to warn other drivers and went back to the man to check on him. The man got irate, told her he was terminally ill and the woman "should have finished the job." The woman left and called the sheriff's department.

3:56 a.m., Columbia — A caller said a man with a beer bottle in his hand was trying to flag down cars on Parrotts Ferry Road near Damin Road.


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

William Lloyd Vaughn, 64, 21900 block of Marcus Lane, Columbia, booked at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday after arrest on Sawmill Flat Road south of Columbia College Drive, Columbia.

Ann Yvonne Foster, 55, 500 block of Alpine Lane, Sonora, booked at 10:48 p.m. Wednesday after arrest on Snell Street at Wyckoff Street, Sonora.

Sonora police reports


8:02 a.m., traffic violation — A 34-year-old man was cited for driving without a license after a traffic stop on Mono Way at South Barretta Street.

8:57 a.m., traffic violation — A 25-year-old man was cited for driving without a license after a traffic stop on Cedar Street at Cabezut Road.

10:23 a.m., traffic accident — No one was injured, but a street sign and tree were damaged when a big-rig truck got stuck on Elkin Street.

10:54 a.m., animal complaints — An animal control officer picked up three cats in a cardboard box dropped off Tuesday at a house on the 100 block of Cemetery Lane.

1:37 p.m., animal complaints — An animal control officer picked up cats, both dead and alive, from a house on the 1400 block of Shaws Flat Road.

2:24 p.m., vehicle accident — A vehicle hit a car parked on the 600 block of Barretta Street.

3:40 p.m., animal complaints — The owner of a dog left in a car parked in the Timberhills shopping center was cited by an officer.

10:40 p.m., disorderly conduct — A caller saw two men urinating on a wall at a restaurant in the Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded.................................. 14

Cats impounded................................... 66

Dogs adopted...................................... 3

Cats adopted........................................ 3

Dogs destroyed.................................... 2

Cats destroyed......................................30

Dogs reclaimed.................................... 3

Cats reclaimed..................................... 0

Dogs transferred to Friends of Animal Control ... 0

Cats transferred to Friends of Animal Control .... 2

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ...0

Cats transferred.....................................1

Dogs adopted from Humane Society.........4

Cats adopted from Humane Society......... 5



1:35 p.m., Groveland area — A vehicle fire was reported on Highway 120 at Merrell Road. Damage was estimated at $4,500 to the engine compartment and cab of a 1994 F-250 pickup truck. Transmission failure, caused by oil on the hot exhaust system, started the flames. Far West Safety Inc. of Lodi owns the truck. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Groveland Community Services District Fire Department responded.


Sheriff's report


7:29 a.m., Copperopolis — The owner of an abandoned boat that was sinking at a boat ramp showed up to recover the boat.

8:31 a.m., Dorrington — A man walking his dog noticed lights on in a house on Snowshoe that is normally vacant.

9:52 a.m., Jenny Lind — A caller said a man and boy are continually driving four-wheeled motorcycles onto the caller's property on the 7400 block of Stabulis.

10:19 a.m., New Melones — A houseboat docked at the a New Melones marina was vandalized.

12:13 p.m., Rail Road Flat — A caller said a shed on the 1000 block of Summit Level Road was broken into last week.

7:04 p.m., Vallecito — Two vehicles parked at Natural Bridges parking lot on Parrotts Ferry Road were broken into.

Felony bookings


11:15 a.m., San Andreas — Jeremy Todd Gouveia, 33, 200 block of Cordova Street, Stockton, booked on a warrant charging him with possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor resisting arrest. He was brought to the Calaveras County Jail by the California Department of Corrections and remained held this morning in lieu of $35,000 bail.

Noon, San Andreas — Arthur Jay Adams, 28, 600 block of West Third Street, Reno, booked on a warrant charging him with child cruelty and brandishing a firearm after being brought to the Calaveras County Jail by the California Department of Corrections. He remained held this morning in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Noon, Dorrington — Maria Cortessa Gwyn, 38, 1600 block of Sierra Parkway, Dorrington, booked on suspicion of making criminal threats and assault with a deadly weapon after an arrest at her home.

According to a sheriff's report, Gwyn threatened a former co-worker and chased the co-worker with her vehicle on the 2300 block of Meadowview Road. Gwyn remained held this morning in lieu of $55,000 bail.



11 a.m., Mokelumne Hill — A vehicle fire was reported on Highway 49, 1.5 miles north of Mokelumne Hill. Damage was estimated at $1,500 to the engine compartment of a 1966 Volkswagen Beetle. Kimberly Becca Parker of Mokelumne Hill owns the car. Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded.

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