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News of record for March 8, 2004

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

6:40 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A woman on the 23900 block of Wakalu Trail said a small Rottweiler jumped the fence to get at her female dog "in season," and bit her husband, who tried to grab the dog to check its tag.

7:15 a.m., Lime Kiln Road area — A woman said two horses were running loose on Lime Kiln Road near Lime Rock Road.

7:57 a.m., Campo Seco area — A man said a black bull was running loose on Campo Seco Road near Campbells Flat Road.

8:46 a.m., Soulsbyville area — A man said an elderly woman walked into a business on the 20900 block of Longeway Road and knew her name but not where she lived. Caregivers at a nearby retirement home were notified.

9:04 a.m., Columbia — A woman said several people have been camping on property near Parrotts Ferry Road and Union Hill Road.

9:53 a.m., Jamestown — A man said charcoal briquettes were set on fire inside the garage of a house under construction on the 18600 block of Manor Drive.

10:10 a.m., Tuttletown — A man said a garage door on the 7600 block of Reynolds Ferry Road was pried.

10:13 a.m., Tuolumne — A Summerville High School administrator asked a deputy to talk to a student detained for having marijuana on campus.

10:27 a.m., Twain Harte — A man said he found broken windows at his house on the 23000 block of Cresta Drive.

11:03 a.m., Twain Harte — A man reported an ongoing problem with people dumping quart bottles of beer near a 15 mph sign on Middle Camp Road near Joaquin Gully Road.

11:23 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman said a gasoline tank hose was cut on an Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency vehicle parked at Summerville Elementary School.

1:27 p.m., Greenley Oaks — A woman said two men who appeared to be dressed in inmate uniforms were knocking on doors at houses on Beckwith Circle as if they needed help.

2:33 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman reported a white travel trailer has been parked on Buchanan Mine Road near Mira Monte Road for more than two weeks.

7:53 p.m., Groveland — A woman on the 32000 block of Evergreen Road said her house was broken into sometime since August. She found the front door wide open and a chain saw and a bag of flashlights were on the steps.

7:57 p.m., Tuolumne area — A woman on the 19000 block of Soulsbyville Road said a solar panel worth $150 was stolen.

10:36 p.m., Twain Harte — A 22-year-old man was cited for driving with a suspended license after being stopped on Twain Harte Drive.

FRIDAY

9:46 a.m., Sonora area — A caller from a business on the 13700 block of Mono Way said a "drunk" woman was unhappy with cashiers for not letting her use the bathroom, and banged on windows as she was leaving.

11:08 a.m., Sonora area — A refrigerator was found abandoned in front of a business on Industrial Drive.

11:10 a.m., Sonora area — A man said there were a large number of Guinea hens alongside Tuolumne Road.

11:19 a.m., Groveland — A man said his cabin was broken into on Evergreen Road.

11:22 a.m., Jamestown — A woman said her medication was missing from her home on the 18100 block of Sixth Avenue.

12:20 p.m., Pinecrest — A bag with a wallet and several IDs was found at a business on the 700 block of Dodge Ridge Road.

12:35 p.m., Long Barn — A caller from a business on the 26500 block of Snow Bowl Road said a customer used an invalid credit card.

1 p.m., Angels Camp — An Angels Camp Police Department official said a caller had reported to them a woman yelling "I've been kidnapped," out of vehicle.

1:18 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 18600 block of Buchanan Road said her niece and several other kids were involved in a non-injury accident.

2:06 p.m., Groveland — A woman said her cabin on Evergreen Road was broken into.

2:12 p.m., Jamestown — A man said one of his campaign signs was vandalized at the Montezuma Junction.

3:16 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman said a truck was illegally dumping trash at the top of Mt. Elizabeth Road.

3:35 p.m., Sonora area — A woman said her son saw a group of teenage boys smoking marijuana while walking home on Shaws Flat Road.

3:54 p.m., Soulsbyville — A woman said she lost her cell phone on the 17100 block of Valley Oak Drive.

4:11 p.m., Groveland — A man said his cabin on Evergreen Road was broken into.

8 p.m., Soulsbyville — A caller said a neighbor girl said 50 children were crawling through the windows into her home on the 20700 block of Willow Springs Drive.

8:44 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller from a business on the 19400 block of Tuolumne Road said help was needed to remove a drunken man.

10:26 p.m., Jamestown — An employee of a store on the 18300 block of Highway 108 said she needed assistance with a woman trying to shoplift.

11:41 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller from a business on the 22900 block of Twain Harte Drive said three women were starting a fight in the bar.

SATURDAY

12:18 a.m., Jamestown — A man said he overheard six or seven men talking about stealing a radiator and braking car windows. The men were in a Preston Lane parking lot.

12:21 a.m., Twain Harte — The owner of a business on the 23000 block of Joaquin Gulley Road said three women were trying to start a fight.

2:01 a.m., Tuolumne — A purse was stolen at a business on the 19400 block of Tuolumne Road.

9:38 a.m., Soulsbyville — A man on the 20700 block of Willow Springs Drive said he was hit in the eye by a woman at a party the night before.

10:06 a.m., Sonora area — A woman said someone pounded on her home's door on the 18300 block of Wards Ferry Road the night before. In the morning, a big "pile of poop" was found outside her door.

12:17 p.m., Crystal Falls — A woman on the 22500 block of South Colorado River Drive said four or five kids pulled down their pants in front of her house.

12:44 p.m., Columbia — A man on the 11000 block of State Street said his two gold watches were stolen.

1:47 p.m., Jamestown — An employee at a business on the 18300 block of Main Street reported a suspicious looking man in her store.

2:16 p.m., Sonora area — A woman said she saw children at a house on Glenwood Road firing a pistol in their backyard.

5:20 p.m., Twain Harte — A man said a relative who stayed at his home on the 22500 block of Little John Road stole and used his wife's credit card.

5:23 p.m., Sonora area — A man said several wood cutting tools were stolen from his truck's locked toolbox parked in his driveway on the 20800 block of Lyons Bald Mountain Road.

5:41 p.m., Sierra Village — A woman said she lost a rented snowboard while driving on Highway 108.

5:43 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said a hit-and-run accident occurred on Rawhide Road.

10:02 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said a truck parked on Main Street had been stolen.

10:33 p.m., Long Barn — A man said he and his girlfriend were assaulted by five strangers in his driveway on the 25800 block of Long Barn Sugar Pine Road.

10:41 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman said a man who has been harassing her came to her house on the 22900 block of Joaquin Gulley Road and knocked on her windows.

YESTERDAY

12:45 p.m., Sonora area — A man said he saw another man trying to get a handcuff off his right hand while standing on Highway 49 at Flume Road.

2:48 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 18700 block of Birch Street said a man threatened her niece.

2:53 p.m., Sonora area — A caller said she saw a man reach into a car window and hit a woman on the 10800 block of Racetrack Road.

2:53 p.m., Sonora area — A man said he found a racing bike in the brush on Cavalieri Road.

Felony bookings

THURSDAY

3:01 p.m., Jamestown — Mark Allen Ford, 43, no address given, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after an arrest on the 18200 block of Highway 108. No details were given. He remained held this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Catherine Dawn Weightman, 22, 800 block of Orchard Avenue, booked at 12:40 a.m. Thursday after arrest on Highway 49 at Parrotts Ferry Road, Sonora area.

Jeremy Christopher Caswell, 18, 18800 block of Golden Dove, Sonora, booked at 3:10 a.m. Friday after arrest at his house.

Fires

YESTERDAY

2:40 a.m., Tuolumne — A fire was reported at the corner of Yosemite Road and Anderson Road. It turned out to be a large pile of rubbish burning on a no-burn day. Responding were California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Tuolumne County Fire Department and Tuolumne Fire Protection District.

Sonora police reports

THURSDAY

7:23 a.m., trespassing — A Sonora Days Inn employee said two people would not leave the hotel lobby on the 100 block of Washington Street.

7:57 a.m., burglary — A caller on the 300 block of Yaney Avenue said three vehicles were broken into overnight.

10:28 a.m., traffic accident — An officer took a report about a traffic accident on the 100 block of South Barretta Street that occurred earlier in the day.

10:35 a.m., traffic accident — No one was injured in an accident on Theall and South Stewart streets.

4:43 p.m., burglary — A caller on the 500 block of South Barretta Street said a chain saw, DVD player and costume jewelry were stolen overnight.

5:12 p.m., parking — A caller said the driver of an older blue Mercedes was parked facing the wrong way on South Sonora Avenue at Hill Street and was partially blocking traffic.

5:56 p.m., theft — A wallet was stolen from Sonora High School while students were at play practice.

7:41 p.m., theft — A man said his backpack was stolen while he was shopping at Wal-Mart.

FRIDAY

7:28 a.m., property damage — A vehicle's windows were broken and a camera was stolen from a car on the 300 block of Morning Star Drive.

7:28 a.m., theft — A caller said a gym bag with rackets was stolen from a truck parked on the 100 block of Bourbon Street.

8:58 a.m., burglary — A caller said a building was broken into on East Jackson Street.

9:01 a.m., property damage — A caller on the 900 block of Morning Star Drive said a rock was thrown through a vehicle window.

10:44 a.m., theft — A caller said a wallet and purse were stolen from two cars on the 600 block of South Arbona Circle.

12:54 p.m., assault — A caller said an employee shoved another employee at a business on the 1000 block of Greenley Road.

4:36 p.m., theft — A man on the 300 block of South Sonora Avenue said checks he ordered were stolen from his mailbox.

6:44 p.m., theft — A man was shoplifting at Save Mart on Mono Way.

7:42 p.m., fight — A caller said a large group of kids was beating someone up in the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

8:04 p.m., theft — A Rite Aid employee said two kids ran into the store, took some alcohol and ran out.

10:02 p.m., disorderly conduct — A caller said a large group of people was yelling and screaming on the first block of South Stewart Street.

SATURDAY

1:16 a.m., public intoxication — A possibly drunken woman was reported on the first block of Lytton Street.

12:15 p.m., theft — A caller said a purse was stolen from a vehicle on the 100 block of McCormick Drive.

1:37 p.m., trespassing — A person at a business on 300 block of South Washington Street would not leave.

2:19 p.m., theft — A vehicle was broken into on the 100 block of Hospital Road.

3:17 p.m., public intoxication — A man was reportedly publicly intoxicated on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

4:08 p.m., lost property — A man said he left his wallet and cell phone in a business on the first block of South Washington Street. When he returned, it was gone.

4:40 p.m., lost property — A man said he lost his wallet on the 200 block of Southgate Drive.

4:50 p.m., found property — A purse was found on School Street.

5:09 p.m., traffic accident — A traffic accident occurred at South Washington Street and Stockton Road.

6:16 p.m., public intoxication — A man in a business on the 400 block of Stockton Road was drunk and broke several windows.

7:57 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller on Linoberg Street said a screen was pried off a window.

8:10 p.m., controlled substances — A caller said four or five men were "rolling a joint" in a vehicle in the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

8:50 p.m., public intoxication — A business on the 100 block of Stockton Road said a drunken man was harassing customers.

11:07 p.m., theft — A caller on the 60 block of Green Street said her car was stolen from in front of her house.

YESTERDAY

1:58 a.m., fight — A fight occurred in front of a business on the 90 block of South Washington Street.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

5:21 p.m., San Andreas — A caller on the 2200 block of Mountain Ranch Road said his or her credit card was missing and an unknown charge was made.

5:27 p.m., Valley Springs — An employee at Long's suspected a $100 bill was fake.

6:53 p.m., Murphys — A caller said an intoxicated man was "causing a ruckus" at a laundromat.

8:07 p.m., West Point — A caller said several kids were arguing and shouting in a parking lot on Bald Mountain Road.

10:21 p.m., Mokelumne Hill — A caller said teenagers were fighting outside on the 8300 block of China Gulch Road.

FRIDAY

6:55 a.m., San Andreas — A woman was causing a disturbance at the Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital.

8:38 a.m., San Andreas — A man was being "combative" in the Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital Emergency Room.

9:17 a.m., San Andreas — A caller said a group of kids was in the park in the middle of a school day.

5:09 p.m., Valley Springs — A firefighter found an open door at a business on the 300 block of Vista Del Lago Drive.

6:26 p.m., Arnold — A caller lost a watch on the 1800 block of Eldorado Drive.

SATURDAY

12:46 a.m., Vallecito — A caller said a car was speeding though town and made a dozen trips around the post office.

2:42 a.m., San Andreas — A caller reported a person standing in the middle of Highway 49. He turned out to be a runaway from Rite of Passage charter school.

4:36 a.m., Jenny Lind — A boat was left at the intersection of Ospital Road and Highway 26.

5:38 a.m., San Andreas — A vehicle was reported stolen on the 1600 block of Calaveritas Road.

8:15 a.m., West Point — An ongoing family dispute was reported on the first block of Robinville Drive.

9:09 a.m., Murphys — An ongoing family dispute was reported on the 3500 block of Murphys Grade Road.

12:46 p.m., Valley Springs — A restraining order was violated on the 2600 block of Silverado Drive.

6:39 p.m., Vallecito — A caller on the 4900 block of Moaning Cave Road said two motorcyclists drove up to her house and turned their lights off. The caller said she believes people are now outside of her house. A deputy found two scooters that broke down.

7:51 p.m., Vallecito — A caller from the intersection of Camp Nine and Parrotts Ferry roads said she heard a loud scream from a truckload of people. The woman wasn't sure if the sound was from a person or an animal.

8:52 p.m., Mountain Ranch — A caller on the 7000 block of Rimrock Valley Road said he's noticed strange trucks driving through his neighborhood. He said one of the trucks might contain stolen items because it was having difficulty going up a hill.

Fires

FRIDAY

1:30 a.m., Angels Camp — A small shed burned down on the 400 block of South Main Street. Fire fighters said it might have been started by a transient who was staying there. Angels Camp Fire Department responded.

3:09 p.m., Angels Camp — A porcelain lamp is believed to be the source of a fire that caused fire and smoke damage to a mobile home in the Big Horn Mobile Home Park on the 300 block of Main Street. Angels Camp Fire Department responded.

YESTERDAY

7:46 a.m., Mountain Ranch — A vehicle fire was reported on Mountain Ranch Road east of Highway 49. San Andreas Fire Protection District responded.


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