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News of record for June 2, 2004

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

FRIDAY

1:21 p.m., Mono Vista — A man said items were stolen from his vehicle stored at a business on the 20800 block of Mechanical Drive.

1:30 p.m., Sonora — A woman said her stolen property was found at a business on the 600 block of South Washington Street.

2:14 p.m., west county — A house on Tulloch Dam Road was burglarized.

3:35 p.m., Camp Mather — A 19-year-old man was taken to Sonora Regional Medical Center after ingesting mushrooms at the Strawberry Music Festival on Evergreen Road.

3:46 p.m., Sonora — A woman was reported "hitting the walls and was out of control" at Tuolumne County Public Health on the 20100 block of Cedar Road.

4:49 p.m., East Sonora — A woman on the 15200 block of Cavalieri Way said she got a call from her 15-year-old nephew, who was confronted by five adults about stealing.

5:59 p.m., East Sonora — A man on Cavalieri Road said 12 people were in the street screaming at each other. The caller thought they were about to get into a fight.

7:30 p.m., Sonora — The owner of Van's Cabinet Shop, on the 20000 block of Highway 108, reported the theft of checks from his business. Someone tried to cash the checks, the caller said.

7:30 p.m., Sonora area — A caller on the 18300 block of Wards Ferry Road said a vehicle was parked in his carport and he couldn't find the owner.

8:22 p.m., Sonora — Tuolumne General Hospital reported that a woman in the emergency room had been assaulted by her boyfriend, but was being uncooperative and refused to file a report.

8:39 p.m., Jamestown — A caller from Hillcrest Manor, on the 18700 block of Chabroullian Lane, asked for assistance with a violent resident who was running toward the highway.

10:33 p.m., Sonora — A caller said she heard a lot of shouting and engines revving that turned out to be people riding dirt bikes at the corner of Hess Avenue and Cordelia Way.

11:08 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said several people were causing a disturbance in the Catholic Cemetery.

SATURDAY

7:48 a.m., Twain Harte — A caller on the 22600 block of Twain Harte Drive said her house was broken into through the downstairs window the day before. A video game console was taken.

8:02 a.m., Twain Harte area — A caller on the 23900 block of Kuien Mill Road said someone killed his ducks and broke some pipes.

8:06 a.m., Jamestown — A woman calling from the 10300 block of Preston Lane said her landlord had changed the lock on her mailbox.

10:47 a.m., Sonora Meadows — A caller on the 21800 block of Fallview Drive said 1 1/2 cords of firewood were taken sometime since January.

10:47 a.m., Jamestown — A caller on the 18100 block of Sixth Street said a man she had testified against in court was staring at her daughter. He then sat across from the caller's home and stared at her while holding a knife.

11:13 a.m., East Sonora — A man calling from the 20200 block of Cripple Hill Road said his ex-girlfriend took his gun.

11:34 a.m., Sonora — A man calling from the 9400 block of Bostwick Road said a neighbor tore up his property to put in a pipe line.

11:43 a.m., Columbia — A caller said she had a .9mm semi-automatic handgun that she wanted to turn in to the Sheriff's Department. The gun was in a box of her belongings that had been left at her uncle's house by a friend. The caller had no idea where the gun came from. It was logged in for destruction.

1:01 p.m., East Sonora — A woman on the 18800 block of Lambert Lake Road said her 43-year-old husband left in the middle of the night, taking all of the bedding and their 15-year-old son.

1:44 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman calling from the 23100 block of South Fork Road said her husband, whom she has been separated from for two years, came onto her property and took her recyclables.

3:10 p.m., Big Oak Flat — A caller on the 11100 block of Black Road said someone stole propane-tank equipment at his rental property.

3:56 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller on the 22800 block of Golf Club Drive said eight teenagers were smoking marijuana.

5:27 p.m., Pinecrest — A caller on the Bell Meadows trailhead said he met people who had lost a woman hiking with them. She was found later by search and rescue and hiked out.

5:53 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A woman on the 24000 block of Paumma Place said her vacation home was lived in between January and now. The intruders left the home wide open and weapons were stolen.

6:30 p.m., Columbia — A woman on the 21900 block of Sawmill Flat Road said she lost her purse, which contained $300 in cash, her driver's license, medical cards, $12 in food stamps and an empty Harley-Davidson check book.

9:30 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller on Highland Drive said her son found some bones and she wanted someone to look at them.

9:48 p.m., Jamestown — A caller on the 10300 block of Preston Lane said she saw a teenage boy strapping a knife to the side of his left leg.

10:54 p.m., Camp Mather — A caller at the Strawberry Music Festival on Evergreen Road said he was watching a person who had a large amount of marijuana.

11:33 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller on Birch Street and Baker Avenue said his son's two-ton Ford pickup truck was broken into and a portable CD player and digital radio were taken.

11:38 p.m., Pinecrest — Three fishermen were reported missing in the Clark Fork area. They were found by U.S. Forest Service Wilderness Rangers at 11:30 a.m. Sunday near Arnot Creek.

SUNDAY

4:05 a.m., East Sonora — A woman calling from Flyers, on the 13700 block of Mono Way, said a man was passed out in a white pickup truck behind the convenience store.

12:02 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller from Black Oak Casino said a 46-year-old woman was living in her vehicle, parked in the casino's upper parking lot. She had open sores on her leg and was having "cloudy thoughts," the caller said.

12:37 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 16200 block of Yosemite Road said that a large bear was in her yard and that her 4-year-old daughter was sleeping in the guest house. During the call, the daughter came into the house. The caller was told to remove garbage and dog food containers from her yard to keep the bear from returning.

12:46 p.m., Mono Village — A woman on the 14500 block of Lolly Lane said her 13-year-old son's wallet containing $320 was stolen sometime in the last three weeks.

2:02 p.m., Groveland — A caller said a man he believed to be under the influence of drugs was driving on Main Street in downtown Groveland.

2:45 p.m., Big Oak Flat — A caller reported the theft of gasoline from the Miners Mart, on the 17400 block of Highway 120.

3:04 p.m., Sonora area — A man on the 20800 block of Saratoga Road said someone took a chain saw valued at $150 from his back porch.

3:16 p.m., Twain Harte — Two women said a digital camera, cell phone and pair of sweat pants were stolen from the car they left parked and unlocked for a short time on Joaquin Gully Road near Manzanita Drive.

3:40 p.m., Columbia — A woman on the 10900 block of Green Street said her motorized scooter stopped running. She suspects a man who rents a room from her had tampered with it.

4:16 p.m., Sonora area — A woman on the 18900 block of Evergreen Drive said her sister took the hard drives from a computer their deceased father had left to her.

4:28 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman said people were riding dirt bikes in a grassy area near her house, and she was concerned about the fire hazard.

4:30 p.m., Lake Don Pedro — A caller said a boat sank in the middle bay of the reservoir.

5:07 p.m., Twain Harte — A man said he thought he might have dropped his wallet while he was sitting in a chair at Eproson Park. He said it contained $110 cash, his driver's license, Social Security card and credit card.

5:08 p.m., Tuttletown — A boat sank next to the Tuttletown launch ramp at New Melones Reservoir. The passengers were not injured.

5:24 p.m., Tuttletown — No one was injured in a boat accident on New Melones Reservoir.

5:28 p.m., Clavey River — A caller said a heavy 20-year-old woman slipped on a rock and possibly broke her ankle. He said a rope rescue would be needed.

5:55 p.m., Pinecrest — A caller said a man was speeding on Pinecrest Lake, trying to capsize smaller boats.

7:03 p.m., Sugar Pine — A woman on the 24100 block of Golf Links Road said a man threatened her 14-year-old son with a chain saw.

7:14 p.m., Groveland — A woman on the 18700 block of Highway 120 said she found a wallet on top of a pay telephone.

7:36 p.m., Don Pedro — A woman said she had received a call from a friend who said she and four other adults and seven children were stranded on two boats on the back side of the reservoir near Coulterville. Dispatchers called the woman on the boat, who said someone else had already helped them.

8:36 p.m., Big Oak Flat — A woman on the 11100 block of Black Road said her landlord disconnected her propane.

9:26 p.m., Groveland — A woman said her garage had been burglarized. Missing were a riding lawn mower and automatic sprinkler system timer.

10:10 a.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 20100 block of Jamestown Road called 911 asking for someone to tell a man not to smoke in her trailer. When dispatchers called back, they got an answering machine.

10:34 p.m., Sonora area — A man said someone shot paint balls at 26 motorhomes that were parked in a pasture on the 16600 block of Lime Kiln Road.

10:35 p.m., Groveland — A woman said her golf cart was stolen from Cherry Oil Road and she found it damaged and pushed over an embankment.

10:39 p.m., Twain Harte — A man said a customer in front of a restaurant on the 22900 block of Twain Harte Drive refused to leave and wanted to fight with another customer who was inside.

11:16 p.m. Don Pedro — A woman said nearby campers were making too much noise, setting off fireworks, having an unlawful campfire and speeding on the reservoir.

SUNDAY

1:31 a.m., Twain Harte — A man on the 23000 block of Joaquin Gully Road said he was assaulted by people in a red Ford.

2:25 a.m., unknown location — A woman caller said one man told her he had just beaten up another man.

7:24 a.m., Tulloch area — A man said his jet ski was missing from the south shore of Tulloch Reservoir, but he didn't know if it was stolen. It was recovered at 8:24 a.m.

7:53 a.m., Jamestown area — A man said tools were stolen from a job site on the 13300 block of Kanaka Drive after noon on Saturday.

8:15 a.m., Groveland — A man said his vacation home was burglarized sometime in the last few months. Nothing was missing, he said, but the door was damaged, screens were torn and hand prints were left on the sliding glass door.

8:54 a.m., Pinecrest — A man said his vacation cabin had been broken into. A window was broken, and food and liquor were taken.

9:45 a.m., Jamestown — A woman said someone tried to break into the office of the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park gift shop.

1:56 p.m., Phoenix Lake — A caller on the 20100 block of Phoenix Lake Road said a deer fell into her swimming pool and couldn't get out. The caller's husband put a rope around its neck and pulled the deer out.

1:56 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller on Mark Twain Drive said renters trashed a vacation cabin and refused to let the caller enter the home by blocking the driveway with a gray vehicle.

3:51 p.m., Long Barn — A caller at Long Barn Lodge said two juveniles broke into his car and took his wallet and other items. The two were also caught vandalizing lockers at the lodge's ice skating rink.

7:15 p.m., Camp Mather — A woman attending the Strawberry Music Festival was reported drunk and possibly on drugs in a meadow. Festival security requested help.

7:43 p.m., Tuolumne — A man entered Wayne's Mini Mart on the 18300 block of Tuolumne Road covered in blood.

8:06 p.m., Big Oak Flat — A woman on the 11100 block of Black Road said her landlord had been in her home looking through her things.

MONDAY

12:01 a.m., East Sonora — A caller at Tamarron Mobile Home Park, on the 14600 block of Mono Way, said he heard what sounded like someone cutting something under his trailer.

Felony bookings

MONDAY

2:34 a.m., Jamestown area — Heidi Gustafson Holmes, 39, 20900 block of Oman Drive, Willow Springs, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance after an arrest on Jacksonville Road near White Bridges.

A deputy sheriff said he saw Holmes walking on the side of Jacksonville Road with a load of clothing and asked if she needed help. The deputy said Holmes was acting strangely and admitted she had used methamphetamine, then consented to a search of her belongings. The deputy said he found .07 gram of methamphetamine in a red metal box and arrested the woman.

She was released Monday after posting $10,000 bail.

8:50 p.m., Tuolumne — Ronald Alva Hicks, 42, 21500 block of Crestview Drive, Soulsbyville, booked on a suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and of parole violation after an arrest in Tuolumne Square on Tuolumne Road.

According to a sheriff's report, Hicks hit a 34-year-old man twice in the head with a rock. The injured man was taken to Tuolumne General Hospital for stitches.

Hicks remained in jail this morning, held without bail.

The man he hit was also booked on suspicion of public drunkenness and resisting arrest.

8:58 p.m., Tuolumne — Jason Dean Gurney, 34, no address given, booked on a warrant charging him with assault with a deadly weapon after an arrest at a business on the 18300 block of Tuolumne Road. He was released without bail yesterday.

Arrests

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

Michael Ryan Millikan, 26, Camp Lejeune, N.C., booked at 2:35 a.m. Monday after an arrest on Stewart Street at Bradford Avenue, Sonora.

Kelley Marie Mattos, 29, 16900 Broken Pine Road, Cedar Ridge, booked at 3:30 a.m. Monday after an arrest on Tiffeni Drive at Twain Harte Drive, Twain Harte.

Sonora police reports

MONDAY

12:16 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A man called the police department demanding a cab for two drunken people on the 1000 block of Mono Way. The caller then caused a disturbance in a restaurant at that location.

6:52 a.m., animal complaints — A caller said an injured opossum was in a yard on the 200 block of Gerrymander Avenue.

8:11 a.m., traffic accident — No one was injured in a traffic accident on the 600 block of South Washington Street.

10:42 p.m., found property — A caller found a backpack by the entrance to the emergency room at Sonora Regional Medical Center. The backpack belonged to a doctor at the hospital.

Fires

YESTERDAY

2 p.m., Jacksonville area — An 8-by-8-foot pile of woodchips was reported on fire on Jacksonville Road. No damage was reported and the landowner was undetermined. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Tuolumne County Fire Department and one crew from Baseline Conservation Camp responded.

5 p.m., Cuesta Serena — A grease fire was reported on the 4500 block of Avenida Lugo. Fire damage was reported to a rack of ribs and a 1996 Kenmore Classic grill. Julie Doherty of the same address owns the grill. CDF and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

MONDAY

7:51 a.m., Valley Springs — A caller said several bulls were wandering in and out of his yard on the 4400 block of Hillvale Road.

8:33 a.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 7900 block of Cabernet Street said a neighbor yelled obscenities at him while he was watering his dying plants.

9:22 a.m., Copperopolis — A stereo was stolen from a boat on the 900 block of Foothill Road.

9:27 a.m., Copperopolis — There was a report of a fishing boat that was found and tied to a dock at Lake Tulloch Reservoir.

9:43 a.m., Arnold — A caller on the 19000 block of Rainbow Court said nails were in his driveway as an act of retaliation by his neighbors. The nails flattened the caller's tires.

10:16 a.m., Arnold — A caller on the 1800 block of Eldorado Drive said items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle.

10:34 a.m., Avery — There was a report of people riding dirt bikes on the field at Avery Middle School.

10:55 a.m., Copperopolis — A stereo was stolen from a boat on the 500 block of Delores Way.

1:16 p.m., Copperopolis — There was a report of loud music being played at the intersection of Kiva Drive and Tomahawk Trail.

1:16 p.m., San Andreas — A mother and son were arguing on the 100 block of West St. Charles Street.

4 p.m., Mokelumne Hill — A caller on the 8600 block of Easy Bird Road said a neighbor was harassing the caller over money issues.

6:24 p.m., San Andreas — A child custody dispute was reported on the 2700 block of Golden Gate Drive.

6:42 p.m., Rail Road Flat — There was a report of fighting between juveniles at Rail Road Flat Elementary School.

10:48 p.m., Copperopolis — A deputy responded to a report of a man using a chain saw late at night near Arrowhead Street.

10:54 p.m., San Andreas — A man at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital was reportedly going through the garbage and yelling at the bushes.

11:42 p.m., San Andreas — A person was singing on the 600 block of Mountain Ranch Road.

YESTERDAY

12:14 a.m., Angels Camp — An officer responded to a domestic dispute on the 100 block of Dogtown Road. Both people agreed to separate for the night.

5:12 a.m., San Andreas — A man was yelling as he walked along the 1900 block of Highway 12. A deputy contacted the man who said he was walking to Valley Springs and then to Oakland.

Felony bookings

MONDAY

2:36 a.m., Valley Springs — Robert William Range, 24, 400 block of Cedar Court, Lodi, booked on suspicion of possessing and manufacturing drugs. Range remained in the Calaveras County Jail this morning, held in lieu of $78,000 bail.

11 p.m., Valley Springs — Sheryl Ann Burch, 45, 8000 block of Olive Branch Lane, Valley Springs, booked on assault and battery charges. Burch was released from the Calaveras County Jail after posting $90,000 bail.

YESTERDAY

1:01 a.m., Burson — Richard Gardea, 34, 3600 block of Ijams Road, Stockton, booked on suspicion of possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia, in addition to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. As of this morning, Gardea remained in custody at the county jail in lieu of $33,000 bail.

Fires

YESTERDAY

2:30 p.m., Vallecito — A 5-by-5-foot spot fire was reported on Batten Road at Parrotts Ferry Road. No damage was reported. The state of California owns the land. A discarded cigarette started the fire. CDF, Murphys Fire Protection District, Angels Camp Fire Protection District and Altaville-Melones Fire Protection District responded.


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