News of record for August 29, 2003



Sheriff's reports


7:06 a.m., Twain Harte A man on the 19700 block of Westview Drive said his bicycle was stolen off his front porch over the weekend.

7:11 a.m., Standard area A woman said a window on a blue van parked on the 18300 block of Hatler Drive was busted out overnight.

7:47 a.m., Columbia A construction trailer parked on the 9900 block of Chili Gulch Road in Springfield Estates was broken into and $2,410 worth of tools were stolen.

10:30 a.m., Pinecrest An employee at Pinecrest Resort said a metal door at a snack shack was pried open and a deadbolt dislodged, but the would-be thief did not get into the building.

11:57 a.m., Sonora area A caller from the 12800 block of Chukar Circle said he woke from a nap and a 50-year-old man was in his apartment. The caller said this has happened twice before.

1:59 p.m., Groveland A caller said a woman at a white trailer on Ferretti Road near Kings Road was screaming for help and a man at her house was not supposed to be there.

3:01 p.m., Tuolumne A caller said his wallet and keys were stolen from the Summerville High School gym while he was at a physical education class.

3:30 p.m., Twain Harte A woman said her 16-year-old daughter was followed home from a convenience store on Joaquin Gully Road by a man speaking Spanish.

5:33 p.m., Columbia A woman said a young girl was wandering around alone at an apartment complex on Columbia Village Drive. The girl said her mom was at work and her teenage brother was supposed to be watching her, but was not.

8:28 p.m., Sonora Meadows A caller said three teenage boys were going door to door on Ridgeview Drive and Evergreen Way looking for a ride into town after being kicked out of their house. When no one would give them a ride, the boys started swearing at people.

8:34 p.m., Groveland area Two deputies found a stolen vehicle under a tarp on Hells Hollow Road.

8:59 p.m., Columbia A caller said a man, who appeared to be homeless, was putting on several layers of clothing at a play structure on the 11200 block of Columbia Village Drive.

9:52 p.m., Tuolumne A woman said a blue pickup truck had been parked on Main Street next to the Tuolumne swimming pool since 5:30 with an animal inside.

10:35 p.m., Jamestown A man said people driving in a pickup truck with spotlights on Black Jack Bluffs on Tulloch Road were poaching in the area.

10:48 p.m., Columbia An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia after a deputy went to his house on the 12400 block of Big Hill Road to serve a warrant arrest for a parole violation. The deputy found a glass smoking pipe in the man's car.

Felony bookings


8:06 a.m., Columbia Filiberto Juarez Perez, 43, unknown address, booked on suspicion of being an illegal alien after an arrest on the 23000 block of Parrotts Ferry Road. A school bus driver called 911 when she saw a man dragging a screaming woman along the side of the road. A deputy arrived and arrested Perez. He was picked up by Immigration and Naturalization agents.

10:55 p.m., Columbia Curtis Dean Beauvais, 44, 16100 block of Jacksonville Road, Jamestown, booked on a felony parole hold after an arrest on the 12400 block of Big Hill Road. He remained held this morning without bail.

Sonora police reports


10:01 a.m., suspicious circumstances A woman found a .22 caliber rifle shell on the sidewalk on South Washington Street at Linoberg Street.

10:35 a.m., assault A boy at Sonora High School said another boy grabbed him by the shirt and made threats. A school resource officer talked with both boys.

11:24 a.m., hazardous situation The driver of a green Ford Mustang parked too close to railroad tracks on South Washington Street and Hospital Road.

11:38 a.m., animal complaints A caller said a dog was locked inside a car parked at Wal-Mart and appeared to be in distress. Before an officer arrived the car left.

12:34 p.m., animal complaints A teen was cited for leaving a dog locked in a car parked on the 400 block of Greenley Road with the windows rolled up.

3:25 p.m., traffic violations A truck carrying cars bottomed-out on South Stewart and William streets.

6:30 p.m., animal complaints An animal control officer picked up a large white husky-type dog left at Andy's True Value Hardware store on Mono Way.

7:07 p.m., unclassified Police were called to Wal-Mart after a caller said a man was beating his daughter. An officer determined the 10-year-old girl was having a temper tantrum over a purchase her father made and was not being abused.



3:45 p.m., Groveland Rags and debris spontaneously burst into flame in the back of a homemade utility trailer on the 11200 block of Merrill Road. Gary Post owns the trailer, no dollar damage was reported.

California Department of Forestry, the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, air attack, a helicopter, a tanker, a crew from Baseline Conservation Camp, a crew from Vallecito Conservation Camp and Groveland Community Services District Fire Department responded.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded.................................. 13

Cats impounded.................................. 44

Chickens impounded........................... 1

Dogs adopted...................................... 2

Cats adopted........................................ 7

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

Cats destroyed...................................... 35

Dogs reclaimed.................................... 6

Cats reclaimed..................................... 1

Dogs transferred to Friends of Animal Control...2

Cats transferred to Friends of Animal Control....2

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ...4

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

Dogs adopted from Humane Society.........8

Cats adopted from Humane Society......... 5


Sheriff's reports


7:13 a.m., Valley Springs A caller on the 8000 block of Westhill Road said steering wheels were stolen from some tractors.

11:10 a.m., Valley Springs A bank of mail boxes was broken into on the 10 block of St. Andrews.

11:16 a.m., Valley Springs A woman on the 5000 block of McCauley Road said she heard someone trying to break into her son's room. The room's window screen was bent, she said, and she wasn't sure if anything was taken.

2:24 p.m., Valley Springs The backs of several mailboxes were ripped off at Scenic Valley and Milton Road, leaving mail and newspapers everywhere.

2:34 p.m., Copperopolis Youths were spotted inside a house for sale on the 4000 block of Kiva Drive.

3:42 p.m., San Andreas A woman reported she was near the intersection of Calaveritas and Mountain Ranch roads earlier in the day when a man ran from a group of houses into some bushes. He then stripped down to girls underwear, stood up, and told the woman she looked good. A deputy was unable to find the man.

7:01 p.m., Burson Tools were stolen from a storage unit on the 100 block of Carmel.

8:03 p.m., Murphys A woman on the 1000 block of Pennsylvania Gulch Road said she could hear people talking in her backyard.

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