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News of record for September 10, 2003

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

MONDAY

7:44 a.m., Jamestown — The rear window of a car parked on the 17900 block of Seco Street was reported broken out overnight.

8:39 a.m., Jamestown — A Jamestown Cemetery board member said he is having an ongoing problem with a man who trespasses onto the cemetery property, dumps trash and digs up rocks.

10:32 a.m., Sonora area — A man on the 20400 block of Lyons- Bald Mountain Road said checks were stolen by a man with lots of tattoos.

10:44 a.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 17600 block of Twin Oak Drive said yard ornaments were stolen, but was not sure when.

11:10 a.m., Columbia — The Tuolumne General Hospital emergency room reported treating a woman for injuries she received during an assault at a Columbia-area motel. The woman refused to give any details when questioned by a deputy.

11:27 a.m., Groveland — A Tenaya School employee said a man was following a woman pushing a baby stroller and that they were yelling at each other. A California Highway Patrol officer talked with the couple, who said everything was fine.

11:51 a.m., Jamestown — Items were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 18700 block of Chabroullian Lane.

12:12 p.m., Tuolumne — A Tuolumne Road woman said a caller told her a check she had written to an East Sonora grocery store bounced, and that she owed $48 in collection fees. The man told the woman to mail the money to a post office box in Sonora. But the woman called the store, whose manager told her to call the sheriff's department because the collection attempt was a scam.

12:27 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 16200 block of Placer Street said her cell phone was stolen from her vehicle inside her garage.

12:42 p.m., Jamestown — A man calling from a Highway 108 convenience store reported seeing a man riding a bicycle that had been stolen a year ago.

12:46 p.m., Groveland — A Tioga High School administrator found three students responsible for making a 911 call from a pay phone on campus. The administrator said she would talk with the students' parents and the school resource officer.

12:56 p.m., Jamestown — A car stereo was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a convenience store on the 18300 block of Highway 108.

1:21 p.m., Don Pedro area — A man on the 13600 block of Canada Street said a .22 caliber automatic pistol was stolen from his house over Labor Day weekend.

5:27 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A caller said six teenage boys were riding skateboards in the post office parking lot and drinking alcohol.

5:48 p.m., Columbia — A caller said a man was breaking windows at the Fallon House Theater on Washington Street. The man was last seen in a parking lot behind the theater.

6:17 p.m., Groveland — A woman said a suspicious-looking man was on the lower playground at Tenaya Elementary School with a metal detector and refused to leave when asked to.

Felony bookings

MONDAY

10:10 p.m., Sonora — Jake Patrick Barton, 20, 18100 block of Sixth Avenue, Jamestown, booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor battery after arrest in a parking lot on South Washington Street, Sonora.

Sonora Police Officer Jeff Aitken said Barton got into an argument with two women who were in a brown car parked on the 200 block of Greenley Road. Aitken said Barton allegedly threatened the women with a baseball bat and head-butted one of them before leaving.

A witness called 911. When Aitken met with the women in the car, they did not want to press charges. Aitken, however, found Barton on South Washington Street and arrested him.

He was held this morning in lieu of $30,000 bail and on a California Youth Authority parole hold.

10:41 p.m., Groveland — A 54-year-old Groveland man booked on suspicion of felony spousal battery and damaging a telephone line after arrest at his home. He was released after posting $35,000 bail yesterday.

Arrests

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

Brandon Lee McWilliam, 19, 4500 block of Moccasin Drive, Copperopolis booked at 12:20 a.m. Monday after an arrest on Phoenix Lake Road at North Hess Avenue. He was also booked on suspicion of being a minor under the influence of alcohol while driving.

Darlene Carol Lamun, 51, 100 block of Waldon Street, Modesto, booked at 1:30 a.m. Monday after arrest on Stewart Street at East Lytton Street, Sonora.

Sonora police reports

MONDAY

6:38 a.m., burglary — A woman said several Sonora Elementary School buses were broken into overnight while parked at the school.

11:11 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A man said trash was illegally dumped into trash bins belonging to Downtown Plaza shopping center on Stockton Road.

1:50 p.m., burglary — The owner of Josephine's Europa Cafe on South Washington Street said someone tried to break into the restaurant overnight.

5:56 p.m., assault — A man on the 200 block of Greenley Road said he was punched by another man who lives nearby.

11:23 p.m., assault — A man on the 300 block of Saratoga Road said as his ex-girlfriend ran over his foot as she was driving away from his house.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

MONDAY

7:45 a.m., Angels Camp — License plates were stolen from golf carts and building windows were broken on the 2000 block of Gun Club Road.

8:06 a.m., Vallecito — A vehicle was broken into on the 3000 block of Juniper Drive.

8:52 a.m., San Andreas — A guard shack at a cement plant on the 2000 block of Pool Station Road was vandalized.

9:48 a.m., Mountain Ranch — An abandoned trailer on the 8000 block of Sheep Ranch Road was reported tagged and vandalized.

2:40 p.m., San Andreas — Three goats were missing from Mill Circle. Bloody collars were found and a fence was broken.

4:54 p.m., Vallecito — A man on the 3000 block of Juniper Street in Vallecito said someone was stealing beer and chicken from a refrigerator on his deck.

6:50 p.m., Valley Springs — Children were seen throwing rocks at passing cars near the 7000 block of Kirby Street.

Felony bookings

MONDAY

4:35 p.m., Murphys — Keith Lloyd Peoples, 51, 1000 block of Meadowview Road, Arnold, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and possessing drug paraphernalia after arrest on a county warrant on the 1000 block of Bret Harte Drive.

Peoples was released with a citation to appear in court at a later date, because the Calaveras County Jail was full.

6 p.m., Angels Camp — Thomas Joseph Wehner, 52, Ninth Avenue, Jamestown, booked on suspicion of possessing a narcotics and possessing a hypodermic needle after arrest on Highway 4. He was held this morning in lieu of $20,000 bail.


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