Sheriff's reports


10:31 a.m., Chinese Camp A man said a Statue of Liberty replica stolen from the roof of his rental house on the 9900 block of Main Street had been returned.

10:49 a.m., Twain Harte A woman on the 17800 block of Lark Drive said her vehicle was burglarized.

11:59 a.m., Willow Springs A woman on the 20000 block of Willow Springs Drive said a man driving a black Pontiac Grand Prix threatened to kill her son after her son threatened to kill the man. She said she wanted to report it in case one of the two men or she was found dead.

4:11 p.m., Cold Springs A Cold Springs Market employee said an elderly man who appeared to be disoriented was sitting in front of the store.

5:59 p.m., Twain Harte A man on the 22600 block of Confidence Road said the house had been vandalized, possibly by a former renter.

6:08 p.m., Twain Harte A caller said a fight between several people in front of a CDF station on Joaquin Gully Road was escalating.

10:42 p.m., Columbia A woman said the driver of a red van was parked in the Columbia Elementary School parking lot on Parrotts Ferry Road with its lights on for over 45 minutes.


1:30 a.m., Sonora area Nicole Michelle Moore, 26, 20200 block of Cripple Hill Road, Sonora, booked on suspicion of possessing and transporting a destructive device after an arrest on Sanguinetti Road at Old Wards Ferry Road.

According to a sheriff's department report, a deputy stopped Moore, who was driving a car matching a description of one Sonora police were seeking. When the deputy stopped Moore, he said, he found an explosive device. Sgt. Bob Bogolea, a bomb expert, was asked to look at it. Bogolea said the device was a small, homemade pistol casing filled with explosive powder with a cannon-type fuse.

Moore remained jailed this morning in lieu of $50,000 bail.

11:38 a.m., Sonora A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of felony spousal battery and unlawful possession of ammunition after an arrest at his home. He remained held this morning in lieu of $75,000 bail.


2 a.m., Sonora A 58-year-old Sonora man was booked on suspicion of felony spousal battery after an arrest at his home. The man's wife came to the sheriff's department to say her husband kicked her out of the house and head-butted her.

He remained held this morning in lieu of $35,000 bail.



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

Judy Lynn Boyer, 50, 12900 block of Beckwith Circle, Sonora, booked at 10:05 a.m. Saturday after arrest on Highway 108 east of Mono Way, Sonora.

Michael Robert Miller, 51, 18700 block of First Avenue, Tuolumne, booked at 1:15 a.m. Sunday after arrest on Birch Avenue at First Street, Tuolumne.

Sonora police reports


2:28 a.m., hazardous situation An officer found a manhole cover covered with debris and water after flooding was reported on South Shepherd Street at East Lyons Street. City maintenance workers were notified of the problem.

11:26 a.m., vandalism A woman said her vehicle parked in a city lot on South Stewart Street was scratched.

2:14 p.m., traffic accident A caller saw a light-colored pickup hit a retaining wall on Stockton Road then leave, heading west toward Highway 108.

2:44 p.m., assault A woman said her son was assaulted while at a store on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

5:43 p.m., found property A caller found a purse at a store on the 1100 block of Mono Way.

11:27 p.m., public intoxication A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness on the 100 block of South Barretta Street.


Sheriff's reports


6:42 a.m., Jenny Lind Someone vandalized and sprayed graffiti on the front doors of Jenny Lind High School.

10:05 a.m., Murphys A caller from a storage place on Highway 4 said someone might be living in a storage shed.

1:56 p.m., Murphys A hole was cut through a fence at the Utica Powerhouse.

7:39 p.m., San Andreas Someone was reported trying to break into a newspaper box at a market on Highway 49.


1:49 a.m., Dorrington A caller on the 3000 block of Murietta's Roost was kept awake by a neighbor who was chopping wood. A deputy responded and the neighbor said he would stop cutting for the night.