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News of record for May 28, 2004

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

7:28 a.m., Twain Harte — A woman on the 22000 block of Longeway Road said five people were trespassing onto her property.

7:29 a.m., Cuesta Serena area — A man said another man driving a gold Chevy pickup truck pointed a gun at him while the two were on Campo Seco Road. A deputy talked to both men and took two realistic-looking, but fake, handguns from the man in the truck.

8:21 a.m., Standard area — Solomon Gardens, on the 18100 block of Blue Bell East, was broken into and a camera was stolen and a cash register damaged.

8:28 a.m., Rancho Poquitos — A man on the 19800 block of Via Redonda said his car was burglarized overnight and a stereo stolen.

8:31 a.m., Jamestown — A sign on the 17700 block of Highway 108 was damaged when a vehicle backed into it. Damage was estimated at $3,000.

10:44 a.m., Jamestown — A woman said her vehicle was broken into overnight when it was parked on the 10300 block of Willow Street.

1:11 p.m., East Sonora — A woman said a window pane was broken and there were pry marks on the frame at Waters Plumbing on the 19400 block of Village Drive.

3:48 p.m., Big Hill — A house on the 23200 block of Borden Road was burglarized while the owners were away.

4:34 p.m., New Melones Reservoir — A Tuttletown Recreation Area employee said two bathrooms were vandalized overnight.

5:12 p.m., Sonora — A man in his 30s driving a white Chevy pickup truck stole a cart full of groceries from Pak 'n' Save in the Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

5:15 p.m., Columbia — Two callers said six people, some armed with pipes, were fighting on South Airport Road.

6:45 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman said a man building a house on the 22500 block of Middle Camp Road caught 10 kids vandalizing the property. The man detained the kids while the woman called the Sheriff's Department.

7:18 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said a neighbor threatened to kill the caller's children and other children because they play too loud on the 10300 block of Preston Lane.

8:17 p.m., Quail Hollow — A caller said a group of about 12 people, including some minors, were smoking marijuana and drinking on Chukar Circle between Grouse and Sparrow.

9:10 p.m., Crystal Falls — A woman said several teens were at the old fire station on Crystal Falls Drive near American River Drive West. She was concerned because of recent vandalism in the area.

Felony bookings

WEDNESDAY

11:25 a.m., Sonora area — Ronald Dale Coyle, 36, unknown address, Jamestown, booked on a warrant charging him with welfare fraud and criminal conspiracy after an arrest on the 100 block of East Columbia Way, Sonora. He was released on his own recognizance.

11:26 a.m., Tuolumne — Melody Jo Timmons, 35, 19400 block of Mi Wu Street, Tuolumne, booked on warrants charging her with petty theft with prior convictions for petty theft, carrying a concealed weapon, public intoxication and failure to appear in court after an arrest at her home. She remained in jail this morning, held without bail.

9:38 p.m., Sonora — Adam Michael Barlass, 30, 100 block of Columbia Way, Sonora, booked on suspicion of damaging a telephone line and misdemeanor battery after an arrest at his house. He was released after posting $5,000 yesterday.

9:41 p.m., Groveland — A 65-year-old man was booked on suspicion of felony spousal battery after an arrest at his home in Pine Mountain Lake. He was released after posting $35,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Gary Tolbert, 24, 6500 block of Wayside, Turlock, booked at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday after arrest on Hess Avenue at Highway 108, East Sonora.

Sonora police reports

WEDNESDAY

12:21 a.m. public intoxication — A caller said two men, both drunk, were stumbling while walking west on Stockton Road near the fairgrounds.

10:23 a.m., found property — A caller found a purse in front of a business on South Washington Street.

1:13 p.m., traffic accident — No one was injured in a traffic accident on South Shepherd Street at Elkin Street.

5:05 p.m. suspicious circumstances — A caller said a car that appeared to be broken down and abandoned was parked on Greenley Road near Lyons-Bald Mountain Road.

5:48 p.m., warrant arrest — A 68-year-old man was booked on misdemeanor warrants after an arrest on the 600 block of South Washington Street.

8:51 p.m., disorderly conduct — A bartender on the 100 block of South Washington Street said a man and a woman were fighting. They had left the bar before an officer arrived.

Fires

YESTERDAY

1:45 p.m., Jamestown area — A tramsmission-fluid leak was blamed for a fire that did $500 damage to a 1994 Cadillac on Highway 108 just east of Montezuma Junction. Engines and crews from California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Tuolumne County Fire Department doused the blaze. The car was owned by Sheri Sotta of Sonora.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

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

Cats impounded................................... 64

Dogs adopted...................................... 11

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

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

Cats destroyed......................................52

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

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

Humane Society

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

Cats transferred...........................................................................3

Dogs adopted ...............................................................................8

Cats adopted................................................................................ 4

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

7:09 a.m., San Andreas — A caller said a man dressed in a hospital gown and jeans was talking on a pay phone at the Behavioral Health Services building. A deputy found that the man was recently released from both Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital and the Calaveras County Jail.

7:47 a.m., Glencoe — A burglary was reported on the 4600 block of Independence Road.

10:45 a.m., San Andreas — A caller said a woman wearing a bloody yellow shirt was on the 2800 block of Highway 49. The woman was involved in an accident Tuesday evening with a truck from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The shirt she was wearing was a CDF uniform, which was later returned.

11:23 a.m., West Point — Neighbors on the 3700 block of Bald Mountain Road were arguing over a dog.

12:18 p.m., Mountain Ranch — Two students assaulted each other at Mountain Ranch Community School.

4:02 p.m., Arnold — A girl was hysterical after her father screamed at her on the 2800 block of Pine Drive, a neighbor reported.

4:05 p.m., Valley Springs — A person attempted to cash a bad check at a bank on the first block of Highway 26.

6:53 p.m., Arnold — A caller on the 2300 block of Rancho Paradiso said a landlord didn't knock before serving a three-day eviction notice.

8:32 p.m., Wallace —A caller on the 7900 block of Cabernet Street said a neighbor threatened to shoot the caller's "worthless" dogs.

8:40 p.m., Copperopolis — A deputy found two people, one armed with a rifle, who were looking for a rattlesnake they had seen earlier on Little John Road.

9:41 p.m., Wilseyville —A caller on the 4400 block of Tree Lane reported a cougar in the area that was about to attack a St. Bernard. The caller fired two shots before the cougar ran toward a river. The caller was unsure if the animal was hit.

YESTERDAY

12:35 a.m., San Andreas — A caller on the 300 block of East St. Charles Street said a person came to his door asking for someone who doesn't live there.

3:18 a.m., Murphys — A caller reported a suspicious man walking along the 200 block of Tom Bell Road in his pajamas.

Arrests

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

Luis Roberto Castaneda, 52, 1900 block of Sugar Pine Way, Douglas Flat, booked at 6 a.m. Wednesday after an order was issued by Calaveras County Superior Court.

Fires

YESTERDAY

1:30 p.m., San Andreas — Men using a welding torch to cut up a junk car touched off a small fire on the 3400 block of Toyon Court. CDF and San Andreas Fire Protection district crews put out the blaze, which did no damage.


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