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News of record for May 14, 2004

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

7:08 a.m., West county — A caller said two men were running down La Grange Road near Highway 108 and wondered if inmates from Sierra Conservation Center had escaped. A prison spokesman said all inmates were accounted for.

9:24 a.m., Twain Harte — A woman reported a vicious dog on Michigan Drive near Superior Drive. An animal control officer was notified.

10:45 a.m., Columbia area — A man on the 11000 block of Highway 49 said he bought a video machine on eBay for $2,200 but never received the item.

10:52 a.m., Jamestown — A woman said a suspicious-looking man carrying a gym bag was in the Railtown 1897 store looking around.

11:34 a.m., Columbia — A man said air compressor parts were stolen from the Old Columbia Schoolhouse on Jackson Street. The man said the air compressor was chained up outside the school.

1:15 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 18000 block of Tuolumne Road said the side door of her apartment had been damaged.

1:49 p.m., Long Barn — A man on the 26000 block of Slide Inn Road said the house had been burglarized.

2:18 p.m., Soulsbyville — A man said there is an ongoing problem with reckless drivers on Cornucopia Mine Road.

2:59 p.m., Sonora — A woman found drug paraphernalia and stolen property on her property on the 21000 block of Shaws Flat Road and asked a deputy to take the items away.

5:44 p.m., Sierra Village — A house on the 21000 block of Fools Gold Street was burglarized.

5:50 p.m., Groveland — A 37-year-old man was arrested on misdemeanor warrants after a woman on the 19600 block of Elder Lane said the man and his girlfriend were fighting.

5:56 p.m., Mono Village — A caller said Calvary Temple on the 19200 block of Hillsdale Drive was burglarized.

5:58 p.m., East Sonora — A caller said a woman who appeared to be drunk was filling up her car with gasoline at a convenience store on the 13800 block of Mono Way while two children sat in the car.

7:07 p.m., Tuolumne — A house on the 18800 block of Birch Street was burglarized.

7:47 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said her car parked on the 18300 block of Highway 108 was broken into and the car ransacked. Three business appointment books and various tools were stolen.

8:25 p.m., Belleview Oaks area — A caller saw a teen running from the 21800 block of Belleview Road into the woods near where the caller found a purse.

9:14 p.m., Sonora area — A caller said teens were drinking in front of an apartment on the 12800 block of Chukar Circle. A sergeant went to the building and talked to several people between the age of 13 and 18, then the sergeant poured out a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey when teens said it wasn't theirs.

Felony bookings

WEDNESDAY

3:56 p.m., Jamestown — Amanda Olivia Lancaster, 26, 11800 block of Raney Road, Columbia, booked on a warrant charging her with five counts of perjury after an arrest at a restaurant on Main Street in Jamestown. She was released on her own recognizance after appearing in court.

6:50 p.m., Groveland — Jessie Spencer Peet, 24, no address given, booked on a warrant charging him with selling marijuana, failure to appear and violating probation after an arrest in Wayside Park. He remained held this morning without bail.

Sonora police reports

WEDNESDAY

8:38 a.m., public nuisance — A caller said there was excessive trash at a house on the 400 block of North Arbona Circle.

11:43 a.m., animal complaints — A caller said a white dog was tied to a fence for over an hour without water near a store on Stockton Road.

3:15 p.m., vandalism — A caller said a vehicle window was broken while the car was parked on the 300 block of South Washington Street.

4:50 p.m., theft — A woman said she lost her wallet last week at a store in Sonora Crossroads shopping center and that one of her credit cards has been used at two different Tuolumne County grocery stores.

5:06 p.m., theft — A caller said prescription medication was stolen from Wal-Mart on Sanguinetti Road.

8:19 p.m., vandalism — A caller said several young children were ripping limbs off trees near the baseball field at Cassina High School on South Barretta Street.

9:39 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A man said his house on the 400 block of Mono Way was broken into through a bathroom window, but nothing appeared to have been stolen.

Fires

YESTERDAY

11:37 a.m., Tuolumne area — An illegal, escaped debris burn was extinguished on the 16300 block of Coyote Meadow Road. The owner, whose name was not available this morning, was cited. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

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

Cats impounded................................... 38

Dogs adopted...................................... 2

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

Dogs destroyed.................................... 3

Cats destroyed......................................31

Dogs reclaimed.................................... 4

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

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ...4

Cats transferred.....................................1

Dogs adopted from Humane Society.........9

Cats adopted from Humane Society......... 2

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

6:24 a.m., Burson — A caller on the 13000 block of Stedman Ranch Road said two dogs killed one of the caller's goats. The caller said the dogs also mauled another goat and a horse.

7:54 a.m., San Andreas — A Calaveras High School bus driver said a student was under the influence of something. It turns out the student was taking prescription medicines.

9:02 a.m., Valley Springs — A suspicious man and vehicle were reported at a business on the 200 block of Highway 12.

11:02 a.m., San Andreas — A caller said a blue taxi cab was driving erratically on Highway 49 toward Mokelumne Hill.

11:09 a.m., San Andreas — A minor fight was reported at Toyon Middle School.

12:33 p.m., Burson — Equipment was vandalized on the 3100 block of West Highway 12.

1:51 p.m., Arnold — A burglary was in progress on the 2400 block of Pine Drive.

2:35 p.m., San Andreas — A caller said a possibly drunken person was driving a small gray truck north on Highway 49.

Felony bookings

YESTERDAY

6:35 p.m., Angels Camp — Steven Quintin Henson, 46, 500 block of Highway 4, Douglas Flat, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Henson was arrested at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. As of this morning, he remained in custody at the Calaveras County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

6:35 p.m., Angels Camp — Bret Lee Snider, 35, 1900 block of Rawhide Road, Arnold, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and a hypodermic needle as well as driving with a suspended license. Snider was arrested at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. He remained in custody this morning at the county jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

TODAY

12:10 a.m., San Andreas — Leslie Charles Stonecypher, 33, 300 block of East St. Charles Street, San Andreas, booked on a felony battery charge and suspicion of damaging a telephone or power line. Stonecypher remained in custody this morning at the county jail in lieu of $40,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Richard Lee Prater, 49, 1100 block of Calveritas Road, San Andreas, booked at 7:08 p.m. after arrest at the intersection of Pope and California streets, San Andreas.

Joseph Scott Ziehlke, 21, 200 block of Wilson Street, Angels Camp, booked at 1:30 a.m. today after arrest on Highway 49, Angels Camp.

Fires

YESTERDAY

12:52 p.m., Angels Camp area — A 3-by-5-foot spot of roadside grass burned at Highway 4 and Borbe Ranch Road. The cause was undetermined. Responding were California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Angels Camp Fire Department and an inmate crew from the Vallecito Conservation Camp.

1:30 p.m., Angels Camp area — A two-acre grass fire was reported on Highway 4 near Red Hill Road. The cause was undetermined. Responding were CDF, Angels Camp Fire Department and an inmate crew from the Vallecito Conservation Camp.

1:42 p.m., Jenny Lind — A fire scorched 45 acres of grass and brush on Savage Road in Jenny Lind. The fire was contained at 6 p.m. yesterday and is expected to be under complete control by 6 p.m. today, said CDF Fire Captain Dave Rowe this morning.

The exact cause has not been determined, he said, but it was human-caused. "It was a bad fire for this early in the year," he said. "It was spotting on us and everything."

Responding were CDF, Jenny Lind and Foothill Fire Protection Districts, Linden-Peters Fire Protection District, a spotter plane, two air tankers and a CDF helicopter.

3:20 p.m., Arnold — A spot fire was reported on the 3200 block of Valley View Drive. The cause was undetermined. Responding were Ebbetts Pass Fire Protection District and CDF.


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