News of record for July 18, 2003



Sheriff's reports


10:13 a.m., Race Track Road area A man on the 20000 block of Jamestown Road said checks had been stolen from his house.

10:43 a.m., Standard area A woman at Helping Hands on the 15000 block of Jenness Road found a dead snake inside a work vehicle.

1:16 p.m., Jamestown A woman said when she tried to retrieve items from a house on the 10600 block of Seventh Street, she was assaulted.

2:47 p.m., Tuolumne A caller said two men had pinned another man in a car on Chestnut Avenue while three or four other men were watching and not helping.

3:03 p.m., Wards Ferry area A caller said two men were trying to throw a rototiller over the side of a bridge on Old Wards Ferry Road.

3:21 p.m., Columbia A man said his brother swung a sledge hammer his head while the two were at home on the 20000 block of Quail Mine Road.

4:50 p.m., Jamestown A man at Sierra Motors on the 18400 block of Fifth Avenue said items were stolen from vehicles parked in the lot.

6:43 p.m., Tuolumne A caller said while he was at a bar on the 18300 block of Bay Avenue, a man beat up another man in the bar bathroom and possibly bit him.

7:45 p.m., Tuolumne A Hayward police officer asked a sheriff's deputy to look for a missing person thought to be in Memorial Park on Main Street. The deputy said the 23-year-old missing person was fine and was in Tuolumne County freely.

8:31 p.m., Tuolumne A caller said a tenant served with an eviction notice threatened to damage rental property on the 18000 block of Woolworth Street so badly it would be condemned.

9:23 p.m., Jamestown A man on the 16000 block of Jacksonville Road said money was stolen from his house.

10:38 p.m., Columbia A woman on the 13000 block of Big Hill Road said two people with flashlights were prowling around vehicles parked in the area.


12:11 a.m., Tuolumne Two men were fighting in Memorial Park. A deputy found the men and told them that if the deputy saw them out one more time he was going to put them in jail. The men went home.

3:22 a.m., Jupiter area A caller on the 29500 block of Italian Bar Road said a white pickup came onto the caller's property but the caller chased the driver off.

Felony bookings


10:24 a.m., East Sonora Jesse Manuel Guerrero, 2100 block of Eastwood Court, Modesto, booked on suspicion of forgery, receiving stolen property and burglary after an arrest at West America Bank on Mono Way.

According to a sheriff's department report, Guerrero came into the bank to cash a check made out for $3,200 and reported stolen by an Oakdale woman.

The woman said her purse, including her check book which showed she had $3,200 in her account, was stolen from her car. She immediately notified her bank.

Guerrero said he was given the check as payment for work and did not know it was stolen. He was arrested and remained in custody this morning, held in lieu of $15,000 bail.


2:10 a.m., Sonora A 19-year-old man booked on suspicion of damaging a telephone line and of misdemeanor battery on his wife after an arrest at his home. He remained held this morning in lieu of $5,000 bail.


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

Debra Marie Calhoun, 44, 5600 block of Harvard Drive, San Jose, booked at 1 p.m. Wednesday after arrest on Tuolumne Road and Carter Street, Tuolumne.

Sonora police reports


7:48 a.m., parking violation The owner of a blue van, who had been camping in the parking lot at Sonora Crossroads shopping center for two weeks, was told to move on.

8:30 a.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said someone is camping on city property by the old Sonora dump on Southgate Drive.

8:42 a.m., animal complaints An animal control officer picked up a dog running loose on Linoberg Street and took it to the owner , who was told to keep the dog under control.

9:25 a.m., traffic accident No one was injured in a traffic collision on North Norlin Street.

10:11 a.m., disorderly conduct A caller said there was a fight going on in the parking lot at Sonora Crossroads shopping center. An officer determined "a man was having an argument with himself."

10:58 a.m., traffic accidents A large delivery truck struck another vehicle on South Washington Street and drove off without stopping.

2:37 p.m., theft A teenage girl was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from Save Mart on Stockton Road. She was taken into custody by a juvenile probation officer.

6:11 p.m., child endangerment A caller saw a young child left inside a locked vehicle with the windows rolled up at Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

9:06 p.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said several teens on bicycles had shovels and were digging near Mono Way and Hospital Road.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded .................................. 11

Cats impounded .................................. 15

Goats impounded ................................ 2

Dogs adopted ...................................... 3

Cats adopted ........................................ 4

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

Cats destroyed ...................................... 4

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

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

Dogs transferred to Friends of Animal Control ... 3

Cats transferred to Friends of Animal Control ... 3

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ... 0

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

Dogs adopted from Humane Society ......... 2

Cats adopted from Humane Society......... 2


Sheriff's reports


7:26 a.m., Arnold A man on the 2000 block of El Dorado Drive said someone shot a BB gun and hit a house under construction.

10:12 a.m., San Andreas A woman on the 300 block of Mariposa Street said a man ran up to her, flashed her, then retreated toward an apartment complex. She said the man was wearing lacy, "strawberry" underwear.

4:34 p.m., Burson A man on the 4000 block of Highway 12 said his nephew stole stereo equipment from his landlord. The man was able to retrieve the stereo equipment.

4:57 p.m., Circle XX A caller on the 7000 block of Tapadero Street said a man was breaking car windows and going out of control. The man was arrested and booked on suspicion of vandalism and exhibiting a deadly weapon other than a firearm.

7:12 p.m., San Andreas Two fence gates were stolen from a yard on the 200 block of California Street.

8:46 p.m., Valley Springs A caller from the 800 block of St. Andrews Road said a man evicted from an apartment complex retaliated by placing a whole turkey in the complex's heating unit, then turning it on and creating a stench throughout the apartments.

Felony bookings


4:50 a.m., Angels Camp Michael Ryan, 45, 10000 block of Stella, Oakland, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance after an arrest on Highway 49 in Angels Camp. He has been released.


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

Brian Alan Heck, 46, 42000 block of Bridge Road, Oakhurst, booked at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday after arrest on Main Street and Dogtown Road in Angels Camp. He has been released.

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