Sheriff's reports


9:45 a.m., Groveland A caller said a man who appeared drunk was lying on Highway 120 near Sleepy Hollow Lane.

10:34 a.m., Big Hill A Sonora High School resource officer said a student said she was approached by two men in a blue van as she walked home from a school bus stop.

11:46 a.m., Groveland A man said the amphitheater behind Wayside Park had been vandalized.

3:24 p.m., Tuolumne A Summerville High School administrator said two boys were detained on suspicion of possessing drugs at school and another boy appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

4:31 p.m., Phoenix Lake area A man on the 15100 block of Potato Ranch Road said a vehicle was abandoned on his property. He said it appeared someone tried to hide it.

5 p.m., Jamestown A man on the 13000 block of Hog Mountain Road said a man with silver teeth who spoke little English was trespassing on his property.

5:21 p.m., Columbia A 21-year-old man was arrested, cited and released on suspicion of misdemeanor battery after he allegedly hit a 23-year-old neighbor in the face twice and pulled a shotgun on him. Both men and their families live at a mobile home park on the 22400 block of South Airport Road.

5:33 p.m., Sierra Village A man said that when he went to a house on Bottini Apple Ranch Road to get a friend's belongings, a woman there threatened him with an ax handle.

6:11 p.m., Sierra Village A man said during a fight with his girlfriend, she threw a chair at him and he hit her in the mouth.

7:10 p.m., Jamestown A woman said her purse, containing a check, cash, a banking statement and a cell phone, was stolen from a vehicle parked on the 22000 block of Parrotts Ferry Road.

7:28 p.m., Sonora area A be-on-the-lookout order was issued for teens in a brown sedan who were possibly using a flare gun.

7:48 p.m., Columbia A woman on the 11000 block of State Street said the driver of a blue car and the driver of a white car were trying to hit each other's cars in a parking lot.

8:15 p.m., Jamestown A woman said a teenage boy on a skateboard threw something that sparked at a car wash on Jamestown Road.

10:09 p.m., Twain Harte A 7-Eleven employee said a man was causing a disturbance in the Joaquin Gully Road store.

10:23 p.m., Standard area A woman on the 14000 block of Blue Bell West said she came home and found blood on her sidewalk and was afraid to go in her house. A deputy checked the house and everything was fine.

Felony bookings


7:17 p.m., Tuolumne Jeremy Lee Varble, 18, 24700 block of Highway 108, Mi-Wuk Village, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale and misdemeanor being under the influence of a controlled substance after an arrest at Summerville High School. No details were available.

Varble was held this morning in lieu of $20,000 bail.


12:05 a.m., Jamestown Ronald James Rose, 47, 26300 block of East River Road, Escalon, booked on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor drunken driving after an arrest on Highway 108 at Fifth Avenue, Jamestown. He was released after posting $5,000 bail.

9:05 a.m., Sonora Mora Lake, 55, 3400 block of Main Street, Vallecito, booked on suspicion of burglary and possessing a controlled substance after an arrest at Pak-N-Save in Sonora.

According to a Sonora police report, Lake was seen in the store with a shopping cart full of food items and hair products, then seen by a store employee putting some the of the items from the cart into a large, red-and-white purse.

The police report says she was stopped by a store manager as she tried to leave the store without paying for the $615 worth of items, and arrested by Officer Chris Rogers.

She was held this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.

11:45 a.m., Angels Camp Mark Jonathan Mansfield, 27, 7800 block of Red Hill Road, Angels Camp, transported to Sonora and booked into the Tuolumne County Jail on a warrant for failing to register as a sex offender after arrest on Highway 49 at Glory Hole Marina.

Tuolumne County Sheriff's Investigator Todd Blankenship saw saw Mansfield at Gloryhole, knew there was a warrant for his arrest and asked the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department to help him make the arrest.

Mansfield was held in lieu of $5,000 bail this morning.



4:15 a.m., Groveland area Lightning ignited a spot of brush on the 9900 block of Jackass Creek Road. Landowner has not been determined. No dollar damage was reported. Groveland Community Services District Fire Department, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded. The fire was put out by residents before firefighters arrived.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

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

Cats impounded .................................. 40

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

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

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

Cats destroyed ...................................... 42

Dogs reclaimed .................................... 9

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

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ...1

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

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

Cats adopted ......... 2

Sonora police reports


10:28 a.m., theft A Save-Mart employee said two teenage boys stole sandwiches from the Mono Way store, then drove off in a dark blue Chevrolet Avalanche.

12:05 p.m., vandalism A caller said a squatter with a dog damaged a house on Highway 49.

2:28 p.m., traffic accident No one was injured in a traffic accident on West Jackson Street near South Washington Street.

4:50 p.m., suspicious circumstances A South Barretta Street woman called 911 after she fell into a window and cut her hand, but told told a responding officer she needed no treatment.

5:31 p.m., found property A set of keys found two days ago at Mountain Matters on North Washington Street was turned over to the Police Department.

6:42 p.m., public intoxication A 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication at a hardware store on Mono Way.

9:40 p.m., suspicious circumstances An officer heard a loud explosion coming from a cemetery on Lyons Bald Mountain Road, but when he went to check, he found nothing unusual.


Sheriff's reports


11:39 a.m., Mountain Ranch A youth left "offensive signs" on an oak tree on Jesus Maria Road. Another youth removed the signs.

12:51 p.m., Valley Springs A caller on the 1000 block of Quail Oaks said people riding all-terrain vehicles were trespassing and littering on his property.

5:35 p.m., Arnold A caller spotted someone on a dirt road near a medical clinic who might have been intoxicated.

9:02 p.m., Wilseyville A woman on the 200 block of Lambert Lane said she'd turned off all her house lights when she left, but they were all on when she returned.

Felony bookings


5:02 a.m., Rail Road Flat Barney Samuel Packer, 47, 1000 block of Garner Road, Mokelumne Hill, picked up on a Santa Barbara warrant and booked on suspicion of possessing and being under the influence of a controlled substance after arrest on Banner and Rail Road Flat roads. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.



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.


10 a.m., Valley Springs A vehicle fire was reported on the 600 block of Covey Road. Damage was estimated at $4,000 to a 1984 Nissan Maxima. Julie Bolton of the same address owns the car. CDF and Foothill Fire Protection District responded.