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News of record for March 5, 2004


Sheriff's reports


11:22 a.m., Groveland — A house on the 20400 block of Rock Canyon Way was burglarized.

11:29 a.m., Jamestown — Nine SUVs and trucks parked for sale at Sierra Motors on Fifth Avenue were keyed, causing an estimated $9,500 in damage.

12:37 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 20100 block of Canyonview Drive said a chair was broken and a trash can trashed.

1:07 p.m., Dodge Ridge — A woman said a pair of skis were stolen from her seasonal locker at Dodge Ridge since Feb. 19.

1:49 p.m., East Sonora — A woman found a purse in a trash bin near the 13700 block of Mono Way.

2:27 p.m., Twain Harte — A 14-year-old boy was turned over to probation officials after he threatened another student at Twain Harte Elementary School on the 18800 block of Manzanita Drive.

2:47 p.m., Curtis Creek Ranch — A man on the 15900 block of Tomahawk Court said his house was broken into in the past week.

2:57 p.m., Jamestown — A man on the 13900 block of Tulloch Dam Road said a nearby house was broken into.

3:53 p.m., Belleview Oakes — A woman on the 21700 block of Hyde Street said someone tried to break into her garage and damaged the door.

4:09 p.m., Phoenix Lake area — A caller said he saw a man in a group of five try to hit another man with a baseball bat on Phoenix Lake Road near McKamey Court and Phoenix Lake Golf Course. The caller said the five people appeared to be high school kids.

5:09 p.m., Soulsbyville — The owner of Harrington Metal Works said a hub cap was stolen off a car parked at the business on the 20100 block of Highway 108.

5:30 p.m., Standard — A 22-year-old man was arrested on misdemeanor warrants after a deputy saw the man go into a condemned house on the 19700 block of Serrano Road.

5:38 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said he saw a man wearing a blue jogging suit talking to himself on the 17100 block of Chicken Ranch Road.

6:13 p.m., Phoenix Lake area — A man said two large dogs were running loose on 20700 block of Lower Hillview Drive and tried to attack the man and his dog.

6:31 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said six teenage boys were harassing three younger children near Jamestown Elementary School basketball courts.

8:28 p.m., Jamestown — A C&C Mini Mart clerk said a man was acting strangely in the store on the 9900 block of Victoria Way.

8:50 p.m., Groveland — A clerk at Tiano Market on the 18900 block of Highway 120 said a boy tried to steal beer. When the clerk asked the boy to return the beer, the boy left in a gray Subaru.


1:39 a.m., Jamestown — A caller said a horse was caught in a barbed wire fence on Seco Street near a church.

3:06 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman said while she was at Black Oak Casino playing the slot machines, she fell asleep for about 10 minutes, and when she awoke her purse was gone.

Felony bookings


11:05 p.m., Jamestown — Richard Eugene Chase, 26, 10700 block of Wigwam Road, Jamestown, booked on a felony parole hole after an arrest on Wigwam Road. No details were given. He remained held without bail this morning.


12:10 a.m., Jamestown — Jason Guy Hutton, 33, no address given, Jamestown, booked on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon after an arrest on Highway 108 at Woods Way.

According to a sheriff's report, a deputy stopped Hutton, who was walking along the road, and asked him if he could search him. Hutton said yes, and the deputy found two knives — one in a pocket and another in his boot.

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

12:59 a.m., Sonora — Lawrence Anthony Beenblossom, 18, no address given, Sonora, booked on suspicion of burglary after an arrest on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

A sheriff's report said Beenblossom had been stopped by a Sonora police officer for driving without a license. A deputy heard the call and knew Beenblossom was wanted for questioning about a Crystal Falls burglary in which money and a check book were stolen from a Rhine River Drive house. When the deputy talked Beenblossom about the burglary, Beenblossom admitted the theft, the sheriff's report said.

He remained held this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.

1:30 a.m., Sonora — Michael Evan Douglas, 20, 18800 block of Robin Ridge Road, Sonora, booked on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on a charges of possessing and transporting a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after an arrest on Bradford Avenue by a California Highway Patrol officer. He remained held this morning in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded .................................. 13

Cats impounded ................................... 26

Emus impounded ................................. 1

Dogs adopted ...................................... 0

Cats adopted ........................................ 2

Dogs destroyed ................................... 15

Cats destroyed ......................................16

Dogs reclaimed .................................... 7

Cats reclaimed ..................................... 1

Emus reclaimed ................................... 1

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ...7

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

Dogs adopted .........7

Cats adopted ......... 1

Sonora police reports


12:56 p.m., traffic accident — A car parked at Tuolumne County library on Greenley Road was struck and a side door bashed.

3:58 p.m., theft — A caller said a boy's wallet was stolen from Sonora High School on Feb. 23.

6:23 p.m., traffic violations — A 23-year-old woman was cited for driving with an open container of marijuana in the car when she was stopped on South Washington Street.

9:35 p.m., theft — A man on the 40 block of Oak Street said he saw a man in his car and when he went to check on the car, the man ran away.

10:12 p.m. suspicious circumstances — A caller said a group of five or six teenage boys were at Starbucks in Sonora Crossroads shopping center and one of the boys was "palming" a lead pipe behind his back.

11:10 p.m., vandalism — A woman on the 300 block of Calaveras Way said her car windows were smashed.


12:25 a.m., theft — A caller on the 300 block of Calaveras Way said someone tried to break into a parked vehicle.


Sheriff's reports


7:04 a.m., Valley Springs — A deputy assisted with a teenager on the 5900 block of Thornicroft Drive who refused to go to school.

7:50 a.m., Arnold — A caller said his or her car was vandalized in the parking lot at Snowshoe Brewery on the 2000 block of Highway 4.

9:46 a.m., Burson — An ongoing neighborhood dispute was reported on the 11000 block of Arapaho Way. Both sides were lectured.

11:04 a.m., Arnold — An argument was reported on the 1800 block of Eldorado Drive.

11:24 a.m., Dorrington — A cabin on the 4100 block of Paiute Circle was burglarized.

11:26 a.m., Jenny Lind — An identity theft was reported on the 7200 block of Dalee Road.

1:37 p.m., Arnold — A deputy was enforcing traffic laws at Hazel Fischer Elementary School because parents weren't obeying the rules.

2:02 a.m., Copperopolis — An argument was reported on the 1000 block of Feather Court.

3:13 p.m., San Andreas — A man was talking gibberish to people in a parking lot on the 500 block of Highway 49. The man was held at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital for a mental evaluation.

4:53 p.m., Valley Springs — A family member was reportedly out of control on the 2400 block of Hogan Court.

6:45 p.m., San Andreas — A woman on the 900 block of Park Drive said her son hit her with a plastic bag filled with empty tin cans.

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