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News of record for March 12, 2004

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

6:39 a.m., Sonora area — A woman said her green backpack was stolen from her unlocked vehicle parked on Greenley Road near Mono Way.

8:42 a.m., Sonora area — A caller said a man and woman were fighting near a pickup truck on Highway 49 near Mt. Brow Road and that the man grabbed a stick out of the truck.

9:50 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A woman on Wallim Court said she had seen the dog animal control officers were looking for because of a dog bite.

10:23 a.m., Don Pedro area — A PG&E employee said a dog just attacked and bit him while he was working on Alameda Court near Merced Falls Road.

11:19 a.m., Groveland — A man said lumber was stolen from a house he was remodeling on Rock Canyon Way.

11:19 a.m., Sonora area — A Tuolumne County Veterans Service employee said a homeless man has been coming to the office on Cedar Road during the day to sleep. She thought the man needed medical attention.

12:08 p.m., Phoenix Lake area — A caller said a man with a goatee wearing a green shirt, and a woman wearing a tie-dye shirt, and a black dog were walking down Phoenix Lake Road looking into mailboxes.

2:10 p.m., Twain Harte area — A woman said a man ran by her house and told her to call the sheriff's department because kids were breaking into cars with crowbars near Big Hill Road and Phoenix Lake Road.

3:50 p.m., Tuolumne — A Me-Wuk tribal security officer said a man wearing camouflage pants and a burgundy hat was hanging around Mi Wu Street, harassing people as they drove by.

4:44 p.m., Groveland area — A Pine Mountain Lake security officer said cabinets were vandalized at Pine Mountain Lake Lodge on the 20200 block of Pine Mountain Drive.

7:01 p.m., Cedar Ridge — A man on the 20000 block of Hitching Post Road said neighbor boys tore up his yard on their motorcycles.

7:23 p.m., Sierra Village — A man on the 21100 block of Nugget Avenue said his house was hit with paintballs.

10 p.m., Groveland — A Pine Mountain Lake security officer said the back door of a house on the 12000 block of Breckenridge Road was broken in.

11:38 p.m., East Sonora — A 41-year-old man was arrested on an out-of-county misdemeanor warrant and on suspicion of driving with a suspended license after a sheriff's sergeant saw the man driving 10 mph under the speed limit and wandering all over Highway 108 near Tuolumne Road.

Felony bookings

WEDNESDAY

9:59 a.m., Sonora — Jacob Jason Murray, 19, 21100 block of Shaws Flat Road, Sonora, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and s misdemeanor warrant charging him with possessing less than an ounce of marijuana and failure to appear in court after an arrest on the 200 block of South Washington Street.

According to a sheriff's report, a deputy arrested Murray on the warrant charge and, while Murray was being booked into the jail, a deputy found methamphetamine in his pants.

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

9:44 p.m., Columbia — Charlotte Nicole Dickson, 18, 400 block of North Lincoln Way, Galt, booked on suspicion of making criminal threats, felony vandalism and misdemeanor public drunkenness and resisting arrest after an arrest on the 12000 block of Columbia College Drive.

According to a sheriff's report, a woman called the sheriff's department because Dickson tried to jump out of a second-floor window. When deputies arrived, Dickson was in a bedroom screaming at several people and appeared to be drunk. Deputies arrested Dickson, and when they put her in the back of a patrol car, Dickson kicked out both rear door windows and threatened to kill the deputies, they said.

Dickson remained held this morning in lieu of $25,000 bail.

YESTERDAY

12:12 a.m., Jamestown — Matthew Aaron Mathers, 29, no address, booked on a felony parole hold and a warrant charging him with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after an arrest at a mini-mart on the 18100 block of Highway 108.

He remained held this morning without bail.

1:51 a.m., Sonora — Ronald Edward Oliver, 58, 20700 block of Lyons Bald Mountain Road, Sonora area, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and on a Calaveras County warrant charging him with transporting a controlled substance after arrest on North Green Street by a Sonora police officer.

According to a Sonora police report, a man called the police department to say a woman on North Green Street was harboring Oliver, who was wanted by law enforcement in Calaveras County.

Sonora police officers parked a patrol car near the house, saw Oliver and arrested him. Oliver was held without bail this morning.

Arrests

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

Harry Edward Darr, 60, undisclosed address on Italian Bar Road, Jupiter area, booked at 4:16 a.m. Wednesday after arrest on Italian Bar Road at Forest Service road 3N03. Darr was also arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and discharging a firearm in a prohibited area.

Kenneth Rodney Burns, 81, 12900 block of Chukar Circle, Sonora booked at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday after arrest on Greenley Road at Lyons Bald Mountain Road, Sonora.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded .................................. 20

Cats impounded ................................... 13

Iguanas impounded ................................ 1

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

Cats adopted ........................................ 0

Dogs destroyed ................................... 0

Cats destroyed ......................................20

Dogs reclaimed .................................... 9

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

Humane Society

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

Cats transferred ..................................... 0

Dogs adopted from Humane Society .........8

Cats adopted from Humane Society ......... 1

Sonora police reports

WEDNESDAY

11:02 a.m., animal complaints — A caller said two loose dogs were in Antique Den on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

1:38 p.m., public fight — A sheriff's deputy and police officer talked to two people fighting on Yaney Avenue after a road-rage incident on Mono Way in East Sonora.

4:08 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said a white van was parked in the middle of Columbia Way with a person sitting on the roof. When officers arrived, the van was parked and no one was around.

4:20 p.m., parking complaint — A caller said a man illegally parks three or four vehicles on North Stewart Street .

4:27 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said a panhandler was harassing customers behind a bank on South Washington Street.

4:41 p.m. vandalism — A woman said a bottle was thrown at her vehicle at Sonora Crossroads shopping center, and a window and door were damaged.

4:44 p.m., traffic accident — No one was injured in a traffic accident on East Church Street at South Washington Street.

6:02 p.m., traffic violation — A caller said a man driving a white BMW and his female passenger were drunk and left Sonora Plaza parking lot headed toward eastbound Highway 108.

10:16 p.m., warrant arrest — A 26-year-old woman was arrested on misdemeanor warrant after a traffic stop on the 200 block of Greenley Road.

10:28 p.m., traffic accident — A man reported a hit-and-run accident at Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

8:46 a.m., San Andreas — Graffiti was spray-painted on a green Dumpster at Turner Park.

10:31 a.m., Arnold — A vacation cabin on the 2000 block of Pardee Drive was burglarized.

1:33 p.m., Arnold — A large bone was found in a portable toilet on the 1000 block of Linebaugh. It turned out to be a cow bone.

6:23 p.m., Vallecito — Four girls who were swimming near Camp Nine Road said they saw an older man watching them.

6:37 p.m., San Andreas — A woman on the 300 block of Cemetery Lane said a neighbor was firing a pellet gun at her dog.

Felony bookings

WEDNESDAY

6:20 p.m., Valley Springs — A 44-year-old Valley Springs man was booked on suspicion of spousal abuse after arrest at his home. He was released after posting $50,000 bail.

Arrests

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

David Eugene Brant, 44, 3000 block of Rail Road Flat Road, Wilseyville, booked at 12:25 a.m. yesterday after arrest at the intersection of Highway 26 and Bald Mountain Road in West Point.


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