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News of record for November 14, 2003

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

7:01 a.m., Greenley Road area — A Visiting Nurse Association employee said vending machines and storage containers were broken into at the office on the 20000 block of Cedar Road North, and the outside of the building was vandalized.

7:37 a.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 10700 block of Wigwam Road said yard ornaments and planters in front of her house were stolen. She estimated the loss at $452.

12:17 p.m., Sonora Meadows — A man on the 16500 block of Creekside Drive said the windshield on his pickup was broken while the truck was parked at his house.

2:07 p.m., Tuolumne area — A man given a ticket by a sheriff's sergeant for driving without a license was spotted by the same sergeant less than an hour later driving a vehicle on Tuolumne Road near Aarondale Road.

3:14 p.m., Sonora area — A man said he found a bicycle by the side of Lyons Bald Mountain Road near Greenley Road.

4:01 p.m., Jamestown — An Oakhills Apartment maintenance worker said he was being harassed by people who hang out at a building on Preston Lane.

4:54 p.m., Groveland — A woman said an 18-inch television with the words "Naco West" painted on the top, was stolen from a rental unit on the 31800 block of Hardin Flat Road.

5:49 p.m., Sonora area — A woman said silver coins from the early 1900s to 1964 were stolen from her house on the 20000 block of Lyons Bald Mountain Road.

6:18 p.m., Groveland — A man said a green Chevette was parked in a gravel lot near a fire station on Elderberry Way with its front window kicked in. A Pine Mountain Lake security officer said the car appeared to be abandoned.

9:07 p.m., Soulsbyville — A woman on the 19800 block of Corte Primero said she saw a person dressed in dark clothing in her backyard, and a strange car was parked nearby.

10:07 p.m., Cuesta Serena — A woman on the 17000 block of Campbells Flat Road said that when she was burning debris in her backyard, she accidentally threw in a box of ammunition and some of the bullets went off. She put the fire out and asked for a deputy to remove the ammunition.

10:17 p.m., Tuolumne area — A woman on the 15000 block of Morris Road said four people in a pickup were parked nearby, possibly smoking something.

10:10 p.m., Sonora area — A Craig, Colo., police officer said a man who stole a 1995 Eagle could be in Tuolumne County or Modesto.

Felony bookings

WEDNESDAY

8:30 p.m., Jamestown — Paul Eugene Brownell Jr., 21, 10300 block of Preston Lane, Jamestown, booked on suspicion of being on probation and in possession of drug paraphernalia after an arrest at the 10200 block of Preston Lane.

A sheriff's report said a deputy saw Brownell coming from a stand of trees near an apartment complex. When the deputy asked him what he was doing, Brownell said he was visiting a friend. Because Brownell is on probation for a drug conviction, the deputy could search him, and when he did, the deputy said he found a glass smoking pipe in Brownell's jacket. Brownell was held this morning without bail.

11:23 p.m., Jamestown — Roger Augusto Tun-Che, 28, unknown address on Seco Street, Jamestown, booked on suspicion of being in the United States illegally after an arrest on Main Street. Tun-Che was picked up by immigration officials yesterday.

Arrests

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

Michael Lester Monroe, 56, 20100 block of Pleasant View Drive, Groveland, booked at 11:18 p.m. Wednesday after arrest on South Washington Street, Sonora,

Lyle Jewell Adams, 60, 95100 block of Greggs Creek Road, Gold Beech, Ore., booked at 1:01 a.m. yesterday after an arrest on Mono Way west of Sanguinetti Road, Sonora.

Fire

TUESDAY

5 p.m., East Sonora — A vehicle fire was reported on Highway 108. Damage was estimated at $100 to wiring under the dash. Ruby Smith from Arizona owns the 1986 Ford. Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

7:50 p.m., Columbia area — A vehicle fire was reported at an undisclosed address on Parrotts Ferry Road. Damage was estimated at $500 to the engine compartment. Vehicle make and owner name are undetermined. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Tuolumne County Fire Department and Columbia Fire Protection District responded.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded .................................. 18

Cats impounded ................................... 32

Tortoises impounded .............................. 1

Dogs adopted ...................................... 4

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

Dogs destroyed ................................... 8

Cats destroyed ...................................... 26

Dogs reclaimed .................................... 5

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

Tortoises reclaimed ............................. 1

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ... 3

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

Dogs adopted from Humane Society ......... 4

Cats adopted from Humane Society ......... 4

Sonora police reports

WEDNESDAY

8:14 a.m., parking complaint — An abandoned vehicle was blocking a trash bin on the 800 block of Mono Way.

12:05 a.m., theft — An officer took a report about a possible theft from Orchard Supply Hardware.

1:53 p.m., public intoxication — A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on South Washington Street.

2:30 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller saw a neighbor's door open and a dog loose from a house on South Barretta Street. An officer checked the apartment and found everything in order.

3:07 p.m., burglary — A caller on the 400 block of Norlin Street said cash was stolen from the house.

5:53 p.m., traffic violation — The driver of a silver Nissan pulled out in front of the driver of another car and yelled profanities, reports said.

6:21 p.m., unclassified — Someone at a motel on South Washington Street called 911 because the coffee maker in the room was not working properly.

6:45 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said a woman was lying in the dirt near the upper parking lot at Tuolumne General Hospital.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

YESTERDAY

10:03 a.m., Copperopolis — There was a burglary reported on the 5900 block of Chuckwagon Drive in the Diamond XX subdivision.

12:24 p.m., Copperopolis — Annoying, lewd and threatening phone calls were reportedly received at a house on the 900 block of Reeds Turnpike.

3:23 p.m., West Point — Verbal threats and rude hand gestures were reportedly made to a resident on the 2400 block of Lily Gap Road by a neighbor.

6:25 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 300 block of Rose Street asked for a deputy's help in talking to the caller's daughter.

8:54 p.m., Camp Connell — A caller on the 5500 block of Meko Drive said a person was looking around an open garage area.

10:39 p.m., Railroad Flat — There was a report of a large brown-and-white cow in the back yard of a home on the first block of Ridge Road.

11:06 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 1000 block of Mockingbird Hill Road said there were several kids yelling nearby.

TODAY

2:56 a.m., West Point — A caller on the 100 block of Higdon Spink Cutoff Road said his house was broken into. The caller said he noticed the piece of sheetrock he cut to allow a hole for his swamp cooler had been "disturbed."

Felony bookings

WEDNESDAY

11 p.m., West Point — Sandy Jean Fudem, 26, 400 block of County Road, West Point, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Fudem remains in custody at Calaveras County Jail in lieu of $20,000, and is scheduled to be arraigned today.

YESTERDAY

12:15 a.m., San Andreas — Dan Lee Burkett Jr., 20, of the 300 block of South Main Street, Angels Camp, booked on suspicion of possessing, manufacturing or selling dangerous weapons. Burkett remains in custody at the Calaveras County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

Fire

TUESDAY

1:15 p.m., Jenny Lind — An 8-acre grass fire was reported on the 7600 block of Highway 26. The fire was started by a lawn mower. Damage was estimated at $1,600. James Ruias of the same address owns the property. CDF, Foothill Fire Protection District, one helicopter from Columbia Air Base and one crew from Vallecito Conservation Camp responded.


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