Sheriff's reports


6:56 a.m., Columbia A man on the 11100 block of Green Street said the gas cap on his car was removed overnight. He requested extra patrol in the neighborhood at night.

12:24 p.m., Jamestown A man on the 18000 block of Sixth Avenue said he was being threatened by another man.

1:06 p.m., Crystal Falls A woman said prescription medication was taken from her house on the 16000 block of Creekside Drive.

1:18 p.m., Big Hill area A man brought what he believes to part of the space shuttle Columbia into the Twain Harte Community Services Unit office. He said he found the debris in his backyard on the 22000 block of Robertson Ranch Road.

2:59 p.m., Columbia A shed on the 22700 block of Quail Mine Road was burglarized and wheels, tires, a hedge trimmer and a portable stereo, with a total value of $570, were reported stolen.

5:01 p.m., Groveland A man said a woman dented his car and threw a can at him while he was parked at Tenaya Elementary School. The man said the incident started while the two were driving on Highway 120 and the woman was driving in front of him. The woman slammed on her brakes, which prompted him to make an obscene hand gesture. They both stopped at the elementary school.

5:42 p.m., Columbia A man on the 22000 block of Parrotts Ferry Road asked a deputy to take him to the hospital because he had been drinking too much.

7:59 p.m., Tuolumne A woman said about 10 children were vandalizing playground equipment at the park on Main Street. She said they were shaking the merry-go-round and pulling boards off it.

9:02 p.m., Jamestown A woman on the 10300 block of Preston Lane said a man standing in the shadow of some bushes was staring at her through a window at her apartment complex laundry room.

Felony bookings


8:18 a.m., Sonora Anita Marie Gilles, 29, 18100 block of Fourth Avenue, Jamestown booked on a warrant charging her with welfare fraud and perjury after she turned herself in. She was released after posting $10,000 bail.

6:59 p.m., Columbia A 36-year-old Columbia woman booked on suspicion of felony battery after arrest at her home. She was also booked on a Stanislaus County Superior Court warrant charging her with burglary and theft. She remained in custody this morning in lieu of $37,500 bail.

11:16 p.m., Groveland A 52-year-old Groveland man booked on suspicion of felony battery after arrest at his home. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $35,000 bail.


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

David Allen Lingo, unknown address Portofino Road, Tuolumne, booked at 9 p.m. yesterday after arrest at South Green and Church streets, Sonora.

Deborah Sue Simpson, 38, 400 block of South Barretta Street, Sonora, booked at 11:27 p.m. yesterday after arrest on Washington Street and Stockton Road, Sonora.

William Leslie Parenti, Jr, 60, 14100 block of Tuolumne Road, Sonora, booked at 1:15 a.m. today after arrest on Tuolumne Road at Lambert Lake Road, Sonora.

Sonora police reports


7:26 a.m., burglary A man said someone broke into his locked vehicle on the 300 block of Fairview Lane Monday night. He said the person took undisclosed items.

11:38 a.m., traffic accident A non-injury crash was reported on North Washington Street.

12:25 p.m., fight A woman said a neighbor on the 400 block of Golden Street shoved her, then left carrying a semi-automatic weapon, while making threats. The suspect, a 46-year-old Sonora man, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery.

1:46 p.m., traffic accident A non-injury hit-and-run crash was reported on North Washington Street.

2:24 p.m., controlled substance A 15-year-old boy was reportedly found with marijuana on the Sonora High School campus and suspended.

3:08 p.m., traffic accident A non-injury crash was reported on the 60 block of South Washington Street.

3:13 p.m., threat A man said another man threatened him with bodily harm at a business on the 100 block of Stockton Road. He said it is an ongoing problem.

6:29 p.m., suspicious circumstances An anonymous caller complained that an AT&T Wireless representative was placing fliers on windshields of vehicles parked in the Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

8:20 p.m., warrant arrest A 26-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant charging her with failure to appear in court on a traffic violation.

8:38 p.m., vandalism A man called 911 and said a vehicle had just been vandalized on the 1200 block of Sanguinetti Road by girls driving a black car. The report turned out to be unfounded.

8:43 p.m., reckless driving The California Highway Patrol transferred a report to police about a driver who was driving "crazy" west on Mono Way from a business in the Sonora Plaza shopping center.

8:44 p.m., public intoxication A 38-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on the 400 block of South Barretta Street.

9:49 p.m., suspicious circumstances An unknown caller reported seeing a pickup on Alpine Lane with a door open and no one around it.

11:24 p.m., warrant arrest A 32-year-old man was arrested on a warrant charging him with possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on Columbia Way.


Injury ............................................ 1

Non-injury ................................... 5



6:30 p.m., Soulsbyville area A flue fire was reported on the 20600 block of Willow Springs Drive. The fire was caused by creosote buildup in the flue. No dollar damage was reported to the home owned by M. Hazelton of the same address. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Tuolumne County Fire Department and Twain Harte Community Services District Fire Department responded.


12:15 a.m., Bellview Oaks A flue fire was reported on the 21500 block of Bellview Creek Road. Damage was estimated at $200 to a pellet stove and its wiring. Tom Hanzo of the same address owns the home. CDF and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.


Sheriff's reports


6:38 a.m., Copperopolis A man said he saw a tarp floating in Tulloch Reservoir between his house and the O'Byrnes Ferry Road bridge.

8:22 a.m., Mokelumne Hill A Mokelumne Hill Elementary School employee said a picnic table was stolen from the school over the weekend.

9:46 a.m., Wallace A deputy arrested a person suspected of being drunk in public at an undisclosed address on Camanche Parkway.

10:20 a.m., Valley Springs A caller on the 1900 block of Vista Del Lago said his or her credit card was stolen and being used.

11:31 a.m., Valley Springs An East Bay Municipal Water Utilities District employee found a lock was cut on a gate on the 1500 block of Country View Drive.

11:35 a.m., Copperopolis A girl on the 200 block of Jackson Street said a man with a mask was trying to break into a laundry room door of her house. The man fled when she saw him.

4:14 p.m., Angels Camp A caller said a gate on the 1300 block of Gelding was vandalized.

6:18 p.m., Valley Springs A woman on the 8100 block of Siegel Street said her wedding ring was missing after two men came to install a satellite television system at her home.

8:42 p.m., San Andreas A caller said people were harassing a man walking in a parking lot near Neilson Park.


12:37 a.m., Vallecito A California Highway Patrol officer helped a deputy who found drug paraphernalia on the 3600 block of Isabel.

Felony bookings


11:03 a.m., San Andreas A 44-year-old Copperopolis man was booked on a warrant charging him with felony battery after arrest in a courtroom at the Calaveras County Government Center. The man has since been released on $15,000 bail.

12:25 p.m., Valley Springs area James Desmond Scott, 39, 1500 block of Atlantic Drive, Modesto, booked on suspicion of parole violation after arrest on Double Springs Road in the Valley Springs area. Scott was held without bail this morning.

4:30 p.m., Mokelumne Hill Jonathan Peter Thadious Weaver, 37, 14000 block of Highway 26, Mokelumne Hill, booked on suspicion of narcotics possession after arrest on Highway 26 at the Mokelumne Hill Elementary School. According to the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office, methamphetamine was found in Weaver's car after a traffic stop. He was held this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail,

8:48 p.m., Angels Camp John Robert Ontiveros, 32, 1600 block of Court Drive, Tracy, booked on suspicion of drug possession and of receiving stolen property after arrest at Main Street and Murphys Grade Road. According to the Angels Camp Police Department, officers conducting a probation search of Ontiveros' car said they discovered a smoking pipe, a small quantity of methamphetamine and new clothing that had been stolen from a J.C. Penney store. He was held in lieu of $80,000 bail this morning.