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News of record for May 7, 2003

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

MONDAY

9:10 a.m., Dorrington area — A caller said storage sheds at Boards Crossing Campground on Forest Service Road 5N02 had been broken into. A deputy told the man to have each individual renter call if items were stolen.

9:14 a.m., East Sonora — A maintenance man said a closed-up business on the 14300 block of Mono Way was vandalized.

11:03 a.m., Groveland — A man said graffiti was written above a urinal at a bathroom in Wayside Park.

12:38 p.m., Quail Hollow — A woman said a man reached into her locked car parked on the 12800 block of Cabezut Road and stole her backpack. The woman recovered the backpack, but food stamps and prescription medication was stolen.

12:48 p.m., Sonora — A woman took a loaded gun that was not hers to the sheriff's department.

12:57 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said two men were rummaging through the yard at A-1 Tune and Brake on the 18100 block of Main Street. She later called back to say all was OK, because one of the men was the shop's maintenance man.

1:55 p.m., Tuolumne — A man said two women were panhandling in front of the Tuolumne Market on the 18300 block of Tuolumne Road.

3:11 p.m., Cabezut Road area — A Child Welfare Services worker said a woman hit her child while the two were in an interview room.

4:10 p.m., Crystal Falls — A man on the 16000 block of Ridgeview Court said his son was stopped last week by a man driving a tan pickup who asked the boy for directions to Nevada. Monday, the boy told his father he saw the same man following a Curtis Creek bus.

6:58 p.m., East Sonora — A man said his girlfriend assaulted him in front of a store in The Junction shopping center.

8:52 p.m., Cold Springs — A caller on the 29500 block of Lassen Drive said five teens were pounding on the caller's walls.

9:56 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller said an allegedly drunken woman was locked out of her car by her dog while the car was parked at a convenience store on the 22900 block of Joaquin Gully Road. The caller said the woman was able to break a window in the car, got in and drove away before a deputy arrived.

10:13 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller said two men in a silver car were in a parking lot on the 22900 block of Twain Harte Drive with flashlights. When the men saw the caller, they drove off.

11:55 p.m., Twain Harte — A man was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness at a house on the 21800 block of Confidence Road after he put his head through a wall and tore a shirt off a man at the house.

YESTERDAY

2:05 a.m., Tuttletown — A man on the 20500 block of Tuttletown Road said he thought he heard someone open the door to his truck while it was parked in the garage.

3:25 a.m., Sonora — A deputy said a booking cell at the county jail was damaged.

Felony bookings

YESTERDAY

8 a.m., Tuolumne — A 34-year-old man of Tuolumne, booked on suspicion of felony spousal battery and making criminal threats after arrest at a house near his home. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $35,000 bail.

3:30 p.m., Twain Harte — A 26-year-old Modesto woman, booked on suspicion of cruelty to a child and child endangerment after arrest on the 22600 block of Twain Harte Drive. She remained in custody this morning in lieu of $20,000 bail.

3:30 p.m., Sonora — Mitchell Dale Bell, 27, 18600 block of Carter Street, Tuolumne, booked on suspicion of damaging a jail after arrest at the county jail. He remained in custody on this and other matters in lieu of $5,000 bail.

5:15 p.m., Quail Hollow — Georgette Rowden-Speers, 23, 12800 block of Chukar Circle, Sonora, booked on suspicion of unlawfully taking a child from a parent or guardian after an arrest at her home. She was cited and released.

7:14 p.m., East Sonora — Christopher Gene Cook, 27, 100 block of Meadows Drive, Vacaville, booked on a Solano County warrant charging him with felony battery, failing to appear in court and violating probation after an arrest on Highway 108 at the Indian Rock Center. He was also booked on suspicion of misdemeanor possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He remained held this morning without bail.

Arrests

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

Bonnie Jean Johnson, 40, 21900 block of Kiku Way, Mi-Wuk Village, booked at 4:30 a.m. yesterday after arrest on Highway 120 in western Tuolumne County.

Sonora police reports

MONDAY

7:09 a.m., arrest — A 69-year-old man was arrested on Stockton Road at Southgate Drive on suspicion of driving on a license previously suspended for drunken driving.

7:54 a.m., hazardous situation — A caller said a phone line was hanging too low over Springhill Drive.

9:21 a.m., burglary — A caller said tools and building supplies were stolen from a construction site on Morning Star Court.

10:18 a.m., found property — A woman found a knife at Sonora Crossroad shopping center and asked an officer to pick it up.

2:05 p.m., traffic violation — A 27-year-old man was cited for driving without a license after a caller said he had driven up and down Fairview Lane about five times.

3:33 p.m., public fight — A caller said a teen and an adult were in a physical fight on the corner of Jackson and Stewart streets.

8:01 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said a man in a red shirt and jeans was trying to get into a locked pickup with a coat hanger. An officer determined the man owned the truck.

8:19 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A man said two people were camping in a motorhome on the 100 block of North Stewart Street. The motorhome was broken down and an officer said they could spend the night.

Accidents

Injury ............................... 0

Non-injury ...................... 2

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

MONDAY

9:29 a.m., Valley Springs — A caller said vandals used rocks to break porcelain bathroom fixtures at Valley Springs Park on the 100 block of Pine Street.

10:19 a.m., San Andreas — A woman on Sunset Street said a man yelled at her and threw coffee at her.

4 p.m., Jenny Lind — A caller on the 9800 block of Shalimar Drive said a gate was removed from a roadway and trespassers were driving on the road.

4:23 p.m., Copperopolis — A caller said an ATM card and checks were stolen from a house on the 2900 block of Beaver Road.

4:54 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller said a man and a woman were fighting while driving down Sequoia Street.

No felony booking information was available this morning from the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office.


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