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News of record for March 18, 2004

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

7:20 a.m., East Sonora — A McDonald's employee said a person is living in the eatery's parking lot near a cardboard recycling center.

8:05 a.m., Jamestown — A Sierra Trading Post employee said a money jar on the counter at the convenience store on the 18100 block of Highway 108 was stolen.

9:57 a.m., Standard area — A woman on the 10000 block of Aarondale Road said someone entered her home and "messed with" her grandfather clock.

10:17 a.m., Jamestown — A man said building supplies — barbed wire, concrete, T-posts, shovels, pitchforks, post-hole diggers, pry bar and other tools — were stolen from property at the end of Terrace Drive and Campo Seco Road.

10:57 a.m., Jamestown — A PG&E employee asked for a deputy to stand by at a house on the 18500 block of Jamestown Road while electrical service was shut off.

11:01 a.m., Phoenix Lake area — A man on the 20000 block of Sommette Drive said he saw a person looking through mailboxes on the street.

12:02 p.m., Sonora area — A man said he found signs, duct tape and a pair of shoe laces on his property on the 22300 block of Lyons Bald Mountain Road. He also said a calf had bailing wire around it.

12:03 p.m., Mono Vista — A Cal Sierra Disposal employee found a box of armor-piercing bullets in a truck parked at the transfer station on Industrial Drive.

4:20 p.m., Columbia — A woman on the 11000 block of State Street said a computer was stolen from her apartment.

5:29 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman said a man in his mid-20s, carrying a brown bag was near a gasoline station on Twain Harte Drive, talking to himself and scaring people.

6:48 p.m., Standard area — A woman on the 18300 block of Hatler Drive said a pit bull chased her 11-year-old daughter.

6:58 p.m., Tuolumne — A possibly drunken man was reported missing, but was later found safe at Black Oak Casino.

9:09 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said several men were fighting in a parking lot on the 10300 block of Preston Lane.

Felony bookings

TUESDAY

4:15 p.m., Mono Village — Ronnie Frank Gomes, 31, 19100 block of Sunny Circle, Sonora, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor driving with less than an ounce of marijuana after an arrest at his home. He was also booked on a felony parole hold and held without bail this morning. No other details were available.

9:52 p.m., Jamestown — Shanta Sosina Campos, 25, no address given, booked on warrants charging her with possessing a controlled substance, failure to appear and misdemeanor drunken driving after an arrest on the 10300 block of Preston Lane. No details were available. She remained held this morning in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Seldon Ririe Wright, 43, 20000 block of Hawk Lane, Twain Harte, booked at 3 a.m. yesterday after arrest on North Tuolumne Road at Highway 108, Twain Harte area. He was booked on suspicion of driving with a license suspended for a previous drunken driving conviction.

Fires

YESTERDAY

7:30 a.m., Standard area — A vehicle fire was reported on Highway 108 east of Standard Road. Damage was estimated at $300 to a 1986 Dodge Ram pickup. Leslie Olson of Sonora owns the truck. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

7:50 p.m., Sonora — A trash-can fire was reported on the 100 block of South Washington Street in Coffill Park. No damage was reported. Sonora City Fire Department responded.

Sonora police reports

TUESDAY

9:06 a.m., found property — A bicycle found on a sidewalk on North Green Street at Snell Street was picked up by a city work crew.

9:54 a.m., hazardous situation — A caller said a portable-toilet company's truck was spilling its contents onto Mono Way. An officer stopped the driver and determined only water was spilling.

10:01 a.m., hazardous situation — A caller said a fire hydrant on South Stewart Street at North Lyons Street was open and water was flowing out.

10:10 a.m., assault — A man said a woman hit him on the back of the head while the two were at a business on North Washington Street.

2:15 p.m., traffic violation — A 25-year-old woman was cited and released on suspicion of driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop on South Stewart Street and East Lyons Street.

5:17 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said two teenage boys walked across private property and were headed toward Dodge Lane. When the caller asked what they were doing, the boys were "surly."

8:12 p.m., disorderly conduct — A man and a woman with a baby were yelling at each other in a restaurant on the 1000 block of Mono Way, a caller reported.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

3 p.m., Copperopolis — A house on the 5000 block of Hub Court was reported burglarized.

3:31 p.m., Copperopolis — A caller said a woman on the 4000 block of Little John Road kicked a garage after an argument.

4:45 p.m., Jenny Lind — A woman on the 8000 block of Kirby Street said her next-door neighbor was videotaping her, harassing her and trying to get her evicted.

5:54 p.m., Arnold — Money was stolen from a house on the 3000 block of Lakemont Drive.

Felony bookings

FRIDAY

4:55 p.m., Glencoe — Cyril Thurston Hall Jr., 55, 2000 block of Upper Dorray, Glencoe, booked on suspicion of failing to register as a felony sex offender after arrest at his home. He was released after posting $15,000 bail.

12:02 p.m., Mokelumne Hill — A 35-year-old Jackson man was booked on suspicion of spousal battery after arrest on the 8000 block of Mokelumne Hill. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $50,000 bail.

4:55 a.m., West Point — Raul Ramon Nogueda, 25, 20000 block of Meadow Drive, Pioneer, booked on suspicion of possessing and selling a dangerous weapon, possessing controlled substance paraphernalia, receiving stolen property, second-degree burglary and using another person's identification card after arrest at the intersection of Highway 26 and Barney Way. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $55,000 bail.


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