News of record for January 23, 2004



Sheriff's reports


8:59 a.m., Cold Springs The owner of Cold Springs Market on the 29800 block of Highway 108 said trash was dumped in front of the store.

10:34 a.m., Columbia A woman on the 16100 block of Big Hill Road said staples were put into a truck parked on the property.

11:37 a.m., Groveland A man said power tools were stolen from his truck parked on Highway 120 in downtown Groveland.

12:45 p.m., Jamestown area A man said he found a 2-year-old child in the middle of Highway 49 near Rawhide Road. The man took the child to a house where he found a sleeping woman. The man asked for a deputy to make sure he returned the child to the right house.

1:09 p.m., Twain Harte A man on the 22800 block of Tuolumne Road North said his mail was tampered with and two lottery tickets were stolen.

1:32 p.m., Standard area A "puke green" 1974 Ford Courier was stolen from a house on the 19000 block of Serrano Road. A "be-on-the-lookout" order was issued for the stolen car.

2:20 p.m., Tuolumne A caller said four or five people were drinking and "smoking dope" in front of the Tuolumne Market on the 18300 block of Tuolumne Road.

4:55 p.m., Lime Kiln Road area A man said his wife was driving on Lime Kiln Road and saw several people standing around a campfire near the Sullivan Creek Bridge.

10:11 p.m., Tuolumne A caller said lights were flashing on and off inside Tuolumne Dental Clinic on Carter Street.

11:04 p.m., Sierra Village A caller said a woman was in the middle of Highway 108 near Bonanza Drive trying to get hit.


12:27 a.m., Standard area A 29-year-old man was booked on suspicion of public drunkenness after an arrest on Camage Way.

Felony bookings


3:20 p.m., Sonora Shanna Marie Tungloong, 20, 11000 block of Dexter Road, Coulterville, booked on warrants charging her with vehicle theft and receiving stolen property along with misdemeanor warrants charging her with drug and drug paraphernalia possession. Tungloong turned herself in at the Tuolumne County Jail.

She remained in jail this morning, held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

3:27 p.m., Columbia A 36-year-old Columbia man booked on suspicion of felony battery and making criminal threats after an arrest at his home. According to a sheriff's report, the man hit his girlfriend, then tried to take their child away from her.

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


11:23 p.m., Sonora Glenn Robert Kolpack, 20, unknown address on East Jones Street, Escalon, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop and arrest on Church Street at Shepherd Street, Sonora.

According to a sheriff's report, a deputy saw sparks flying out from underneath Kolpack's truck, given off by something being dragged.

A dispatcher said Kolpack's license was suspended and he was on probation. A deputy searched Kolpack's truck and allegedly found two baggies with methamphetamine inside in a cigarette pack underneath a pile of clothes. The deputy also said he found a glass smoking pipe in the glove box, along with 14 small plastic baggies.

Kolpack said the truck was not his and he did not know where the drugs came from. A woman who was in the truck with Kolpack was not arrested.

He remained held this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.


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

Brett Alan Soots, 20, 2500 block of Pinto Lane, Paso Robles, booked at 1:12 a.m. yesterday after arrest on Highway 108 at Lime Kiln Road.



2:54 p.m., Crystal Falls Burning candles too close to clothing was listed by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as the cause of a fire that caused $500 damage to clothing at a residence owned by Prucilla McKinley on the 21900 block of Fallview Lane. Responding were CDF and the Tuolumne County Fire Department.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded ................................ 24

Cats impounded ................................. 18

Chickens impounded ......................... 2

Dogs adopted ...................................... 1

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

Dogs destroyed ................................... 4

Cats destroyed .................................... 26

Dogs reclaimed ................................... 4

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

Humane Society

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

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

Dogs adopted .........0

Cats adopted ......... 0

Sonora police reports


1:19 a.m., hazardous situation A caller said a brown truck was blocking Alley Way and the access to his parking area.

7:24 a.m., traffic violations An officer saw a man known to have a suspended driver's license driving on South Washington Street.

11:44 a.m., traffic accident An 81-year-old woman was struck by a truck driven by a 69-year-old man in front of Wal-Mart. He said the sun was in his eyes and he didn't see her. She was treated for ankle and wrist injuries.

4:21 p.m., fraudulent activity A caller said a stolen ATM card was used at two stores in Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

4:58 p.m., theft A 17-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of stealing from Wal-Mart in Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

11:57 p.m., theft Officers were looking for two men, who appeared to be in their 20s, who might have stolen alcohol from Save Mart on the 1100 block of Mono Way.


Sheriff's reports


8:27 a.m., Copperopolis Tools were stolen from a house under construction on the 600 block of Bluff View.

9:28 a.m., Wallace An ongoing neighborhood dispute was reported on the 7800 block of Cabernet Street. One person was arrested on suspicion of violating a restraining order.

11:10 a.m., Valley Springs A couple was arguing over car keys in a bank parking lot.

3:14 p.m., Rail Road Flat Someone reported an attempted break-in and the destruction of property on the 200 block of McCarthy Reservoir Road.


1:51 a.m., Mokelumne Hill A caller on the 8100 block of Church Street said she heard glass breaking and voices. She believed someone was trying to break into the building she was in.

Felony bookings


4:48 p.m., San Andreas A 39-year-old Valley Springs man, once convicted of a sex-related crime, was booked at 4:48 p.m. Wednesday for failing to report his address change. The man is no longer in custody in Calaveras County Jail, having posted $15,000 bail.

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