News of record for November 12, 2003



Sheriff's reports


8:02 a.m., Jamestown A woman said Christmas lights were stolen from Jamestown Coffee Emporium and were found in a trash bin nearby.

9:24 a.m., Columbia A caller said a PG&E employee up on a power pole near the 22600 block of Sawmill Flat Road was being threatened by a man who would not let the employee come down. The utility worker was on the pole to disconnect service for non-payment.

12:58 p.m., Twain Harte A caller said two teenage boys might have assaulted a neighbor on Confidence Road.

1:43 p.m., Long Barn A woman said jewelry was stolen from her house on the 25000 block of Mono Drive.

3:23 p.m., Mono Vista A woman on the 20800 block of Heavenly Drive said firecrackers were set off inside her mailbox.

3:27 p.m., Columbia A woman on the 23000 block of Gold Springs Drive said someone fraudulently changed her address at the post office and mail was stolen.

4:03 p.m., Twain Harte A man said a blue Toyota pickup was stolen from the 22900 block of Twain Harte Drive where the truck was parked.

7:23 p.m., Standard area A man on the 19000 block of Waif Mine Road said the driver of a red Ford Bronco tailgated him all the way home, then got out of the car and tried to assault him.

7:44 p.m., Tuolumne A woman on the 18500 block of Pine Street said another woman grabbed her by the neck, hit her head and broke a window at the caller's house before leaving.

8:46 p.m., Jamestown A 28-year-old man was booked on misdemeanor warrants after an arrest on Fourth Avenue, Jamestown.

9:11 p.m., Jamestown A caller said a woman in a silver sports car pulled up to a neighbor's house on the 14000 block of Park Avenue and might have been taking things out of the house while no one was home.

10:01 p.m., Big Hill A man said tenants served with an eviction notice have threatened to burn down a house on the 22400 block of Gunsight Road.

11:59 p.m., Columbia A Columbia College campus security officer said a man was trespassing on school property. A deputy arrested the man on a misdemeanor charge.


10:58 p.m., Jamestown Scott Raymond Held, 45, 2400 block of West Mendocino Avenue, Stockton, booked on suspicion of drug possession and misdemeanor drunken driving after an arrest on Highway 108 at Wigwam Road.

A deputy stopped a vehicle Held was driving for a traffic violation after seeing the vehicle weaving on the road. Held was on probation for a drug conviction. During a search, a deputy found three prescription pills in Held's pants pockets and five other pills in the ashtray.

Held was released after posting $10,000 bail yesterday.



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

Barbara Lee Carter, 71, 10300 block of Willow Street, Jamestown, booked at 1:59 p.m. Monday after arrest on Mt. Brow Road at Jamestown Road, Sonora area.

Sonora police reports


10:18 a.m., theft A teenager was turned over to juvenile probation officers after being arrested on the 400 block of North Washington Street in possession of stolen property.

11:12 a.m., theft A caller reported finding several bags of personal belongings and clothing in a stairwell on the 100 block of North Washington Street.

12:55 p.m., vandalism A caller said a man ran over a no-parking sign on the 300 block of South Washington Street, then threw it into the bushes.

2:30 p.m., traffic accident No one was injured in a traffic accident on South Washington Street near Restano Way.

2:46 p.m., traffic accident No one was injured in a traffic accident on Sanguinetti Road, however, one of the drivers was reportedly hostile before an officer arrived.

3:09 p.m., vandalism A caller said a large rock was thrown through the windshield of his car while he was driving on Highway 49 near Pesce Way.

10:12 p.m., disorderly conduct A man was reported to be causing a disturbance at Signature Stadium 10 movie theater on Sanguinetti Road.

11:31 p.m., suspicious circumstances A caller overheard three men offer money to three underage girls to have sex with the men while all were at a store in Sonora Crossroads shopping center.


Sheriff's reports


1:29 p.m., Avery A Pepsi machine was stolen from a business on the 4000 block of Highway 4.



Cited for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs:

John David Castle, 31, 20000 block of Lyons Bald Mountain Road, Sonora, booked at 4:51 a.m. Sunday after arrest on Parrots Ferry Road at Highway 4.


6:15 p.m., Copperopolis A vehicle fire was reported on O'Byrnes Ferry Road at Black Creek Drive. No damage was reported. The fire was caused by an oil leak onto a hot exhaust pipe. Bob Newton of Coulterville owns the 1990 Suzuki Sidekick. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Copperopolis Fire Protection District responded.

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