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News of record for September 4, 2003

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

8:06 a.m., Big Hill — A woman on the 14200 block of Northridge Road said between 3 and 6 p.m. Monday, someone dumped a stove, washer, computer parts, magazines and dirty diapers on her property. The woman found names on the magazines and gave them to a sheriff's deputy.

8:37 a.m., Cuesta Serena — A woman on the 18300 block of Avenida Bonita said a full trash can was stolen from her house.

10 a.m., Crystal Falls — A man said PVC pipes at Crystal Falls Lake were vandalized.

10:31 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman said gasoline was stolen from her vehicle parked on the 20500 block of Deerhaven Drive.

Noon, East Sonora — A woman on the 14600 block of Mono Way said picketers in front of Tamarron Mobile Home Park took her picture and she did not want them to.

12:54 p.m., Tulloch Reservoir area — A Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputy said he was following three motorcycles going south on O'Byrnes Ferry Road that were driving 70 to 80 mph and passing cars by crossing a double yellow line. The deputy broke off from the chase when the motorcycles entered Tuolumne County.

2:08 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 17000 block of Red Oak Drive said a bird bath was knocked over at her house. She said this is the second time this has happened.

3:46 p.m., Jamestown area — A woman on the 16000 block of Highway 108 said a man was seen lying in her in-laws' yard Monday. Tuesday, the man was in the caller's yard, and appeared lost.

4:24 p.m., Pinecrest — A woman said a $1,500 kayak was stolen from under the deck of a house on the 300 block of South Lakeshore Trail.

7:14 p.m., Columbia — A man on the 22700 block of Broadway Street said a neighbor grabbed the man's son by the neck and lifted him off the ground.

7:43 p.m., Groveland — A man said his daughter was assaulted by another Tioga High School student while the two were at Wayside Park. The man said he was going to report the incident to the school principal.

8:55 p.m., Mono Village — A man who appeared to be drunk was standing on the side of Highway 108 yelling at cars and going into traffic.

YESTERDAY

12:59 a.m., Tuttletown area — A Calaveras County sheriff's dispatcher said the office received a call about a vehicle stopped on the Stevenot Bridge and a person hanging over the side of the bridge. Deputies from both counties checked, but didn't find anything unusual.

Felony bookings

YESTERDAY

6:42 p.m., Sonora — Keil David Aaron, 20, and Michael James Snell, 27, both gave no addresses, booked on suspicion of receiving stolen property after an arrest at Gold and South Washington streets.

According to a Sonora police report, a man on the 100 block of East Lyons Street called police about 3:45 p.m. and said a brief case, a safe, a laptop computer and a cordless drill were stolen from his house. He gave an officer a description of the men who might be involved.

Later, the man saw one of the men he suspected of stealing the items near a convenience store on South Washington Street, selling the items on the street corner. An officer arrived, questioned the Aaron and Snell, then arrested them.

Each remained held this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Darrell Lee Hendricks, 48, no address given, Tuolumne, booked at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday after arrest on Highway 108 and Main Street in Jamestown.

Fires

TUESDAY

7:45 a.m., Groveland — A small spot fire was reported on the 20600 block of Long Ridge Court. The fire was started by someone using a cutting torch. The fire burned ornamental shrubs and pots. Kurtis Hubbard of the same address owns the property. Groveland Community Services District Fire Department and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded.

Sonora police reports

TUESDAY

5:56 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A Save-Mart store clerk said a man was trying to enter the store even though he was told the store was closed. An officer questioned the man, who said he was waiting for the store to open so he could use an ATM machine inside.

7:20 a.m., animal complaints — A man on Hospital Road said his neighbor's dog keeps trying to bite the man when he takes his nightly walk.

10:29 a.m., animal complaints — The owner of a pitbull was cited for letting the dog run without a leash on Hope Lane.

10:42 a.m., theft — A caller said a purse was stolen from a vehicle parked at Sonora Community Hospital.

7:37 p.m., disorderly conduct — An officer arrested two people on suspicion of public drunkenness after receiving a call about a bar brawl on the 100 block of North Washington Street.

9:02 p.m., theft — A 1981 Sonora High School class ring was among items stolen from a carport on the 300 block of Fairview Lane.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

8:46 a.m., Arnold — Someone was spotted taking a "joy ride" in a construction vehicle at the end of Love Creek Road.

11:54 a.m., San Andreas — A bench was reported stolen from San Andreas Elementary School.

1:08 p.m., San Andreas — A man was seen wearing only women's underwear near Goldstrike High School.

1:28 p.m., Hathaway Pines — A person was found sleeping in someone else's motorhome without permission.

5:51 p.m., Arnold — A house on the 2000 block of St. Moritz Drive was burglarized.

8:29 p.m., San Andreas — A group of intoxicated kids was seen near the 200 block of Pope Street.

Felony bookings

TUESDAY

10:30 a.m., Angels Camp — Steven Ralph Spurlock, 47, 1600 block of Waverly Drive, Modesto, booked on suspicion of first-degree burglary after arrest on the 300 block of Murphys Grade Road. He was cited and released.

12:50 p.m., Mokelumne Hill — Paul Nelson Tirapelle, 46, 6000 block of Cedar Springs Road, Mountain Ranch, booked on suspicion of receiving stolen property after arrest at a Mokelumne Hill store. He was cited and released.

Fires

TUESDAY

7 a.m., Mokelumne Hill — A 2-acre brush fire was reported on Campo Seco Road. Downed power lines caused the flames. Damage was estimated at $400. U.S. Bureau of Land Management owns the property. CDF, Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District, San Andreas Fire Protection District, Foothill Fire Protection District, Central Fire Protection District, Altaville-Melones Fire Protection District, three crews from Vallecito Conservation Camp and East Bay Municipal Utilities District responded.


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