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News of record for March 12, 2003

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

MONDAY

8:09 a.m., Ridgewood Estates — A woman said a maroon-colored car that does not belong in the neighborhood was parked on Ridgewood Court with more than one person inside.

8:31 a.m., East Sonora — A man said a tool box filled with construction supplies was stolen from a truck parked on Bergel Road.

9:10 a.m., Lambert Lakes — A deputy spotted a man stopping traffic on a fire-access road near the 18200 block of Lambert Lake Road.

10 a.m., Jamestown — A manager at Sierra Trading Post on the 18100 block of Highway 108 said a man came into the store and tried to buy $10.04 worth of gasoline with a stolen credit card. The manager kept the card and gave a deputy the license plate number of the man's car.

10:18 a.m., Groveland — A woman on the 12800 block of Mueller Drive said a snowboard valued at $150 was stolen from a back porch on Sunday.

12:16 p.m., Quail Hollow — A woman on Chukar Circle said the driver of a maroon car illegally dumped trash into a bin at an apartment complex.

12:54 p.m., Coulterville area — A woman on the 10700 block of Black Jack Mine Road said her ATM card was used without her permission.

2:10 p.m., Columbia — A man on the 21900 block of Red Gulch Road said tools valued at $475 were taken from his house. He also said a woman he was dating allegedly sprayed him with mace in May 2002 and he now wishes to file a complaint against the woman.

3:50 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A man on the 20500 block of Chief Fuller Way said he found a burned tennis ball under his vehicle and thinks it was intended as a threat.

4:59 p.m., Columbia — A man said he saw a woman either breaking into or dumping a San Francisco Chronicle newspaper vending box on Big Hill Road. A deputy found the box, which had been pried open and the money taken out.

5:28 p.m., Tuttletown area — A woman said while she was at New Melones Reservoir boat ramp off Reynolds Ferry Road, a man in a silver pickup told her to stay away from another man in a red car who was wanted by the FBI in connection with the Russian killings that occurred at New Melones Reservoir a year ago.

6:30 p.m., Tuttletown — A man on the 20500 block of Tuttletown Road said his neighbors threw rocks at his vehicle and broke the windshield.

6:34 a.m., Groveland — A man on the 20600 block of Crestpine said a bicycle was stolen from his house overnight.

7:01 p.m., Twain Harte — A man on the 22800 block of Highland Drive said another man came to his house and hit the caller's girlfriend in the jaw after the man and the woman spit at each other.

7:58 p.m., East Sonora — A clerk at a convenience store on the 13800 block of Mono Way said two teens came into the store and stole beef jerky or some other snack food. A deputy found the teens walking on Highway 108 and was told they went to the store because their vehicle had a flat tire, but they did not take anything.

9:50 p.m., Tulloch Reservoir — A man found three plastic bags that smelled like decaying flesh and were covered with flies on O'Byrnes Ferry Road near the lake. A deputy opened the bags and said the bags contained what appeared to be animal remains.

Felony bookings

YESTERDAY

3:56 p.m., Tuolumne — Donald Marion Armbright, 41, 14100 block of Big Hill, Columbia, booked on suspicion of selling marijuana and possessing a controlled substance for sale, as well as misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe, after arrest at the Tuolumne City Cemetery on Cemetery Lane.

According to a sheriff's department report, a caller suspected that two men in the cemetery might be dealing drugs. A deputy arrived and saw Armbright and another man in the middle of the cemetery.

Both men consented to a search, the report said, and the deputy found two small plastic bags containing what appeared to be marijuana in Armbright's pockets and a syringe tucked into his sock. The deputy also found a small metal box containing a scale and two bags of a white powder. The substance later tested positive for methamphetamine, the report said.

Armbright was arrested and booked into the county jail where he remained this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.

8:48 p.m., Sonora — Billy Joe Crawford, 45, 13900 block of Red Hills Road, Chinese Camp, booked on a warrant charging him with possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license after arrest at Barretta and Gold streets, Sonora, by a Sonora police officer.

He was released after posting $15,000 bail.

Arrests

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

James Joseph Cook, 25, no address given, Columbia, booked at 7:10 p.m. yesterday after arrest on Parrotts Ferry Road south of the Calaveras County line.

Jonathan Douglas Turpin, 21, 200 block of Dossi Way, Sonora, booked at 1:39 this morning after arrest on Stewart and Theall streets, Sonora.

Sonora police reports

MONDAY

1:35 a.m., public intoxication — A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on Columbia Way.

2:21 a.m., suspicious circumstances — Officers checked unspecified activity behind a business on the 200 block of South Washington Street.

7:59 a.m., road hazard — Two vehicles were blocking the road at the intersection of Restano Way and South Washington Street.

8:39 a.m., found property — A woman said she found a small pink and white girl's bicycle abandoned at the intersection of East Jackson Street and Hope Lane.

9:30 a.m., suspicious circumstances — An employee at a business on the 900 block of Sanguinetti Road said someone has been parked in a van in front of the store "every day or two, staying all day."

11:09 a.m., road hazard — A disabled vehicle was blocking traffic at the intersection of Greenley Road and Mono Way.

1:51 p.m., traffic accident — A non-injury crash was reported at the intersection of North Shepherd and Cowan streets.

2:29 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A man said a group of people were standing around a red pickup parked in back of the Tuolumne County Senior Center on the 500 block of Greenley Road.

2:32 p.m., traffic accident — A non-injury crash was reported on the 700 block of Mono Way.

3:11 p.m., traffic accident — A non-injury crash was reported on Mono Way.

4:47 p.m., fight — A man said he was threatened by a man at a business on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road who said he owes him money.

8:22 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A woman reported possible drug activity on the 200 block of Greenley Road.

9:46 p.m., warrant arrest — A 47-year-old man was arrested on misdemeanor warrants charging him with battery, assault and making criminal threats during a traffic stop on Old Wards Ferry Road.

10:57 p.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer checked on an open door at a maintenance building at Sonora High School.

11:06 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A man on the 200 block of Greenley Road said a skateboarder might have damaged his car.

Accidents

Injury ............................................. 0

Non-injury .................................... 4

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

MONDAY

8:01 a.m., San Andreas — A vehicle was vandalized on the 8700 block of East Murray Creek Road.

3:42 p.m., Angels Camp — A house on the 10500 block of MJB Ranch Road was burglarized.

4:05 p.m., Burson — A caller found an elderly woman walking down the 3100 block of Highway 12.

Felony bookings

YESTERDAY

12:55 p.m., Valley Springs — Aaron Lloyd Owens, 29, 1200 block of Ridge Gulch, Glencoe, and Betty Jo Calidonna, 28, 80 block of Daphne Street, Valley Springs, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after arrest at Calidonna's house. Both remained in custody this morning in lieu of $20,000 bail each.

1:28 p.m., San Andreas — Matthew Dean Unsell, 19, booked on a warrant charging him with child abuse. No details were available this morning from either the sheriff's department or the district attorney's office. He was arrested in Kern County and brought back to Calaveras County. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $300,000 bail.


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