News of record for August 22, 2003



Sheriff's reports


6:53 a.m., Big Oak Flat A woman on Scofield Street said her adult son just assaulted her and ripped her blouse.

7:10 a.m., East Sonora A Burger King employee said a man was hanging around the fast food restaurant acting very strange and making customers nervous.

7:54 a.m., Racetrack Road area Three callers said neighbors dogs are barking and a man shooting a gun was screaming at the dogs saying "the next one is for them."

12:29 p.m., Phoenix Lake area A man on the 21300 block of Montgomery Road said two windows on his vehicle were shot out.

1:46 p.m., Jamestown A woman on the 8000 block of French Flat Road said a pump was stolen from a well.

2:02 p.m., Sonora area A man said the driver of a small green pickup was pulled out on the side of Stockton Road near Highway 108 dumping trash.

4:28 p.m., East Sonora A woman went to Sonora Community Hospital Prompt Care for treatment after she said she was assaulted while at work at a grocery store in Contra Costa County.

7:12 p.m., Tuttletown A man said clothing and CDs were stolen from a tent at Acorn Campground.

7:19 p.m., Jamestown A caller said a 19-year-old man wearing cut-off shorts was on Ninth Street carrying a shotgun.

7:36 p.m., Tuolumne area A man said he passed as woman walking on North Tuolumne Road toward Twain Harte who looked like a woman he had seen on America's Most Wanted television show. A deputy checked the area and did not find the woman.

10:38 p.m., Columbia A man said three or four other men were hanging around a saloon and a chicken coop with flashlights in Columbia Historic State Park.

11:52 p.m., Chinese Camp A caller said a woman who appeared to be disoriented was looking into parked cars on Washington Street and Red Hills Road. The woman said she had been involved in an accident on Red Hills Road, but the caller said the woman did not belong in the area.

Felony bookings


3:25 p.m., Sonora Joni Kay Fields, 20, 13900 block of Tuolumne Road, Sonora booked on suspicion of forgery after an arrest at Sonora Police Department.

Fields turned herself in on a misdemeanor warrant charging her with being under the influence of drugs. She had also been suspected of stealing checks and cashing them at several Sonora area stores.

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

11:25 p.m., Sonora Jake Patrick Barton, 20, 18100 block of Sixth Avenue, Jamestown, booked on a California Youth Authority parole violation after an arrest on the 200 block of Greenley Road.

A Sonora police officer, who was aware Barton was wanted, stopped Barton on suspicion of a traffic violation and arrested him. He remained held without bail this morning.

Sonora police reports


1 a.m., public intoxication A 32-year-old man was arrested and booked into the county jail on suspicion of being drunk in public after an arrest on the 300 block of South Washington Street.

8:22 a.m., theft A Merced woman said her purse was stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

11 a.m., theft One white open-top toilet seat, valued at $100, was stolen from an Applebee's restroom. An employee saw a 20-year-old man she recognized from school with the seat running from the restaurant and called police.

11:34 a.m., traffic accident No one was injured in a traffic accident on South Washington and West Bradford Street.

1:23 p.m., public intoxication A 57-year-old woman who appeared to be intoxicated in the hallway at the Tuolumne County Superior Court on North Washington Street was arrested.

2:46 p.m., hazardous situation Environmental health officials were asked to look at a blue-and-black car parked on the 600 block of Shaws Flat Road leaking fuel.

4:28 p.m., suspicious circumstances A caller on Corky Lane said a man who walked into bushes near the caller's house refused to speak when the caller questioned what he was doing.

5:56 p.m., suspicious circumstances A woman said a man with a black shirt, rolled-up jeans and a shopping cart was acting strange at Woods Creek Rotary Park.

6:45 p.m., suspicious circumstances A girls softball coach said male baseball players were hitting balls on purpose at the girls team practicing at Woods Creek Rotary Park.

7:38 p.m., traffic accident No one was injured in a traffic accident on the 100 block of Stockton Road in a parking lot.

11:31 p.m., assault A 20-year-old man said he was assaulted with a baseball bat between Columbia and Sonora High School. He refused medical treatment and just wanted to have the assault documented.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded .................................. 23

Cats impounded .................................. 49

Dogs adopted ...................................... 6

Cats adopted ........................................ 5

Dogs destroyed ................................... 7

Cats destroyed ...................................... 39

Dogs reclaimed .................................... 2

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

Dogs transferred to Friends of Animal Control ...2

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ...7

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

Dogs adopted from Humane Society ......... 3

Cats adopted from Humane Society ......... 0


Sheriff's reports


9:52 a.m., Mountain Ranch A caller on the 17000 block of Baker Riley Way said a very large, extremely strong black bear tore into garbage.

10:20 a.m., West Point A possible identity theft on the 300 block of Stanley Road was reported.

12:39 p.m., Valley Springs A patient was reported lying on a sidewalk outside a doctor's office on the first block of South Highway 26. He was upset that the doctor wouldn't give him medication.

2:30 p.m., San Andreas A verbal argument between the parents of two feuding kids occurred on the 500 block of Angels Road.

8:41 p.m., Vallecito A caller on the 4400 block of Camp Nine Road reported hearing screaming in the area. Another caller said he witnessed a verbal fight between a man and woman in the same area.

8:57 p.m., Valley Springs A man and woman were in a dispute over keys to a vehicle at the Valley Inn, 28 California St.

10:13 p.m., Railroad Flat A caller said her boyfriend keeps vandalizing her vehicle on the first block of Ridge Road.

11:17 p.m., Murphys A caller said a loud explosion was heard in the area of Utica Power House on Highway 4. They said the same noise was heard the night before, but they didn't call. A deputy checked the area, but didn't find anything.

11:35 p.m., Hathaway Pines A man set off his car's panic alarm when he noticed two people loitering at his business on the 5100 block of Commercial Way. One was of the loiterers was described as a "hobo."

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