News of record for October 30, 2003



Sheriff's reports


6:30 a.m., Tuolumne A woman on the 18600 block of Maple Avenue said a tall man wearing a blue shirt and carrying bolt cutters just walked near her house.

7:37 a.m., Soulsbyville A woman on the 16300 block of Corte del Cielo said she received a threatening letter from a neighbor, angry about her barking dogs.

8:13 a.m., Standard area A woman on the 15200 block of Cavalieri Road said her hot tub was damaged, possibly by a neighbor.

9:58 a.m., Jamestown A caller saw two men driving a burgundy-colored Buick at the corner of Seventh Street and Ninth Street take gasoline out of cars and break a windshield on another vehicle.

10:33 a.m., Belleview Oaks A woman on the 21800 block of Belleview Road said car tags had been stolen.

12:04 p.m., Columbia A Columbia Post Office employee said two newspaper stands were stolen.

1:12 p.m., Twain Harte The manager for Twain Harte Community Services District said a security guard, hired to watch over newly poured concrete for a skate park, caught four boys about to damage the wet concrete. He stopped them and they swore at the guard.

3:41 p.m., Jamestown A caller said adults playing football in front of a house on the 10600 block of Seventh Street were hitting parked cars with the ball.

4:17 p.m., Quail Hollow A woman said she saw a man grab a young boy by the throat and throw him off a ramp onto pavement near the 12700 block of Chukar Circle.

6:19 p.m., Poppy Hills A woman on the 9000 block of Poppy Hills Drive said she heard someone on her front porch and her dogs were barking.

10:32 p.m., Jamestown An employee at a convenience and gasoline store asked for a deputy to check on three kids riding bicycles near the store on the 18100 block of Main Street.

Felony bookings


10:34 a.m., Sonora Matthew Louis Sandofsky, 19, 11000 block of Columbia College Drive, Columbia booked on suspicion of burglary and criminal conspiracy after an arrest on Highway 49 at Old Sonora Columbia Way.

According to a Sonora Police report, a Pak-N-Save manager said two men stole a shopping cart full of food, threw half the items into a parked car and drove off. The manager was able to give a description of the car and a license plate number to police. The car, with Sandofsky driving, was later stopped on Highway 49 and Sandofsky was arrested.

He was released after posting $15,000 bail.

6:05 p.m., Sonora Michael Martin Snow, 46, 400 block of Barretta Street, Sonora, booked on suspicion of being a felon with a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle after an arrest on Bradford Street at Mono Way.

According to a Sonora police report, Snow and another man threatened the owner of a business on the 600 block of South Washington Street, then left in a teal-colored car. Officers found the car and stopped the driver. When officers searched the car, they found a homemade, single-shot "zip" gun and arrested Snow, who is on parole from prison and prohibited from having a gun.

He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.


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

Robert Henry Borge, 51, 19200 block of Rock Ridge Way, Sonora, booked at 1:40 a.m. yesterday after arrest on Rockridge Way at Oakwood Court, in the Mono Village area.



8:25 a.m., Tuolumne A vehicle fire was reported on Tuolumne Road. Damage was estimated at $100. Transmission fluid started the fire. David Jones of Escalon owns the vehicle. Tuolumne Fire Protection District and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

11:15 a.m., Soulsbyville A small spot fire was reported on the 17000 block of Wagon Wheel Road. No dollar damage was reported. The fire was caused by a lawnmower. Landowner is undetermined. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

Sonora police reports


7:20 a.m., hazardous situation A Cassina High School administrator said public works employees working on Barretta Street in front of the school were in danger of getting hit by vehicles traveling in the area.

9:10 a.m., hazardous situation Officers helped an elderly woman walking on Mono Way who appeared disoriented and was causing a traffic hazard.

1:28 p.m., suspicious circumstances A property owner said business owners in Sonora Crossroads shopping center were complaining about someone who parks a camper behind the shopping center at night and uses a shopping center Dumpster.

2:26 p.m., miscellaneous codes A woman said two men sitting in a white Toyota Camry were parked in a lot at Sonora Crossroads shopping center, and one man was exposing himself.

3:02 p.m., traffic accident No one was injured in a traffic accident on Mono Way inside city limits.

9:20 p.m., traffic accident A woman on the 600 block of Shaws Flat said she came home and found deer parts and broken glass in the road in front of her house.


Sheriff's reports


7:59 a.m., San Andreas A caller from Mark Twain-St. Joseph's Hospital said an object that looked like a welding tank was in the parking lot. The object was found to be pipe sheathing.

10:45 a.m., San Andreas A caller on Pope Street saw someone sitting in the dry grass under an oak tree about 150 feet off the road. The caller worried that the person posed a fire threat.

12:07 p.m., San Andreas A caller on the 1000 block of Leonard Court said he or she had received lewd phone calls.

2:55 p.m., San Andreas A mini-mart employee found drugs by the store's gas pumps.

Felony bookings


5:20 p.m., Rail Road Flat Crystal Marie Murray, 24, 600 block of Rail Road Flat Road, Rail Road Flat, booked on suspicion of possessing, selling and transporting a controlled substance, possessing controlled substance paraphernalia and showing false identification to a police officer after arrest near the intersection of Simpson and Ridge roads. As of this morning, she was still in custody in lieu of $25,000 bail.

3:45 p.m., San Joaquin County Daniel Brian Thompson, 22, 7000 block of Baldwin Street, Valley Springs, booked on a Calaveras County warrant for assault with a deadly weapon and threatening a witness, after being transported from the San Joaquin County Jail. As of this morning, he was still in custody in lieu of $85,000.

10:45 a.m., Sacramento County Daniel Robert Yoas, 31, 2000 block of Del Paso Boulevard, Sacramento, booked on a Calaveras County warrant for cultivating and possessing marijuana, after being transported from the Sacramento County Jail. As of this morning he was still in custody in lieu of $35,000 bail.



9 a.m., San Andreas A vehicle fire was reported on the 3600 block of Highway 49 in San Andreas. Damage was estimated at $500 to a 1993 Chevrolet pickup. The fire was caused by an electrical short in the engine compartment. Landowner is Judy Judd of Valley Springs. San Andreas Fire Protection Department responded.

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