News of record for February 16, 2004



Sheriff's reports


6:50 a.m., Jamestown area A woman on the 19900 block of Rawhide Road, near Rimrock Road, said a brown Toyota Cresta car was left in front of her house overnight.

8:20 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village A woman on the 20600 block of Chief Fuller Way said her car was burglarized overnight and a stereo stolen.

8:21 a.m., Jamestown $800 in cash and $400 worth of alcohol were stolen from the Rawhide Saloon, on the 18200 block of Highway 108, after someone broke in through a back door.

8:24 a.m., Jamestown A caller said a 21-year-old woman came to work crying and injured. The young woman's boyfriend showed up and ordered her into the car.

9:39 a.m., Sonora Meadows A man said his neighbor's daughter and her boyfriend were at the neighbor's house on the 16500 block of Creekside Drive without permission.

9:43 a.m., Standard A woman said her vehicle parked on the 19000 block of Standard Road was scratched with a key.

10:51 a.m., Jamestown A woman on the 17700 block of Woods Way said a man and a woman she knows beat her up and took her 4-year-old daughter. A description of the car the three people were in was given to law enforcement agencies.

11:29 a.m., Columbia An anti-immigration flier depicting a person burning an American flag was being distributed in the Gold Springs Ranch subdivision. The flier said The Union Democrat was a supporter of the "National Alliance." The paper's publisher said he also received a letter from the organization telling of plans to deliver 3,000 fliers in Tuolumne County. The publisher wanted the sheriff's department to know the newspaper has no connection with this group.

12:04 p.m., Mono Village A woman on the 19600 block of Sunny Circle wanted information about fliers left at her house.

12:12 p.m., Sonora area A woman said her mother fraudulently used the caller's name to establish accounts for utilities at a house at an unknown location in the county.

12:15 p.m., Jamestown A woman said a man who was too drunk to drive was trying to get into a vehicle on the 18200 block of Main Street and she was trying to stall him until a deputy arrived.

1:11 p.m., Standard area A woman on the 19500 block of Serrano Road said a suspicious 1991 Ford was parked in her driveway.

2:05 p.m., Twain Harte A man said a soda machine, tools and garbage cans were stolen from Wildwood Inn on the 22900 block of Meadow Lane.

2:10 p.m., Sonora Meadows A woman said her locked vehicle, parked at Sullivan Creek Elementary School on the 16300 block of Hidden Valley Road, was burglarized.

2:14 p.m., Columbia A man said a clerk at a store on Parrotts Ferry Road sold liquor to a boy who appeared to be about 16 years old.

2:17 p.m., Tuolumne A woman said a mobile home on Bodenhammer Avenue was vandalized all the windows were broken out.

4:22 p.m., Twain Harte A teenage girl was detained on suspicion of shoplifting from Twain Harte Pharmacy on the 18700 block of Tiffeni Drive.

7:57 p.m., Jamestown A woman said a 12-year-old boy bought marijuana from a tenant at an apartment on the 10300 block of Preston Lane.

8:53 p.m., Standard area A man said his house on the 17900 block of Blue Bell East was burglarized, and a gun was taken.

11:05 p.m., Jamestown A caller on Preston Lane said a man and a woman were arguing in the street.


7:12 a.m., Twain Harte A caller said chain saws were stolen from his shed on the 24100 block of Golf Links Drive.

8:15 a.m., Sonora area A caller on the 20300 block of South Sunshine Road said his yard art was damaged.

9:33 a.m., Jamestown A caller on the 18100 block of Calle Oeste said a tree service trespassed on her property and cut her trees without permission.

9:39 a.m., Sonora area A caller on the 212 block of Phoenix Lake Road said a guest at a neighbor's house threatened him.

10:16 a.m., Phoenix Lake area A caller on the 21800 block of Bellview Road said her purse and CDs were stolen from her unlocked car last week.

3:16 p.m., Sonora area A caller on the 12800 block of Cabezut Road said a client was threatening his behavioral health clinician.

3:25 p.m., Soulsbyville A second-grader came to a house on the 20500 block of Charlotte Court and said he did not want to go home because he was scared of his mother. The mother showed up and dragged the child to her car.

4:09 p.m., Columbia A caller said someone has been dumping pine trimmings on her property on the 10600 block of Airport Road.

4:12 p.m., Twain Harte A caller said five or six people were harassing business owners and customers on the 18700 block of Tiffeni Drive.

4:35 p.m., Sonora area A woman said six or seven subjects were loitering, littering and bothering other residents on the corner of Grouse Way and Chukar Circle.

4:50 p.m., Sonora area The Merced Police Department reported an identity theft that occurred in Tuolumne County.

5:21 p.m., Sonora area A woman on the 18300 block of Old Wards Ferry Road said her daughter ran away.

6:03 p.m., Tuolumne A caller on Tuolumne Road said a drunken woman was causing a disturbance at their home, then left and went to a neighbor's home.

6:47 p.m., Tuolumne A caller on the 20000 block of Hani Drive said a red or burgundy Honda was out of control while traveling west on Tuolumne Road.

8:01 p.m., Twain Harte A caller on the 22700 block of Tamarack Drive said there were three unattended burn piles down the street.

8:39 p.m., Sonora area A caller said an 81-year-old man's alarm was going off on the 22100 block of Longeway Road and the caller could hear him yelling for help.

9:15 p.m., Soulsbyville A woman said three or four mountain loins were in her yard on the 20500 block of Kings Court.

10:31 p.m., Sonora area A caller on Crystal Lake Drive said two people appeared to be drinking and "possibly smoking marijuana" in front of a clubhouse.

11:32 p.m., Jamestown A caller said four men were outside an apartment on the 10300 block of Preston Lane causing a disturbance.


12:03 a.m., Jamestown A woman on the 10300 block of Preston Lane said she was upset with her neighbor and threatened to cut up the neighbor with a knife.

12:25 a.m., Tuolumne A caller from Black Oak Casino said a person who tried to use a counterfeit $20 bill was being detained.

8:15 a.m., Sonora area A caller said a woman was sitting in parking lot on the 21100 block of Old Columbia Way in a damaged white Nissan and "seems to be out of it."

8:56 a.m., Twain Harte A woman calling from the 22900 block of Red Wing Trail said money was missing from her wallet.

9:13 am., Twain Harte A caller on the 18100 block of Lakeview Drive suspected someone was breaking into the large building inside the Twain Harte Lake area.

10:23 a.m., Twain Harte A caller on the 23000 block of South Fork Road said two 10-year-old girls were swinging out over passing cars from tree swings.

1:06 p.m., Sonora Meadows A man on the 16600 block of Creekside Drive said his portable CD player was taken from his unlocked vehicle.

2:29 p.m., East Sonora A caller said a man dumped garbage without paying at Cal Sierra Disposal on Camage Avenue.

4:19 p.m., Sierra Village A woman said her car stereo was stolen while her car was being repaired on the 24900 block of Highway 108.

4:48 p.m., Crystal Falls A man said his house on the 21700 block of Rogue River Court was hit with paintballs in the last few days.

5:11 p.m., Cedar Ridge A woman said her vacation cabin on the 24100 block of Bear Clover Court was burglarized.

7:27 p.m., Tuolumne A caller said a man was lying across the grass in a parking lot on the 19400 block of Tuolumne Road.

8:20 p.m., Twain Harte A woman on the 18400 block of Marquis Drive said her upstairs neighbors were fighting.

8:45 p.m., Long Barn A woman said a vehicle in her driveway on the 24900 block of Abraham Avenue was vandalized.

10:46 p.m., Big Oak Flat A caller said she heard a man and woman fighting in front of her home on the 11200 block of Wards Ferry Road.

11:15 p.m., Jamestown A woman on the 17300 block of Jacksonville Road said she did not answer the door when someone knocked and was afraid the person was hanging around outside.


1:13 a.m., Tuolumne A caller said someone had ripped the carpet out of his home on the 18400 block of Chestnut Avenue.

1:24 a.m., Phoenix Lake area A caller said two or three men were yelling at each other near her home on the 22000 block of Yerba Santa Drive.

3:49 a.m., Tuolumne A Black Oak Casino employee reported a counterfeit bill.

6:44 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village A woman on the 20900 block of Lama Tamalin Road said her daughter did not come home last night.

11:35 a.m., Pinecrest A woman said there might have been a snowmobile accident at Clarks Fork.

Felony bookings


1:54 a.m., Tuolumne Russell Cox, 40, 200 block of East Green Way, Turlock, and Walter Davis, no address given, Turlock, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for use and sale after an arrest on Carter Street at Woolworth Avenue, Tuolumne.

Cox was also booked on misdemeanor violations, including driving with a suspended license.

According to a sheriff's report, a deputy stopped Cox after he failed to turn off his high beams when the deputy passed him. Neither Cox nor Davis had a valid driver's license. When the deputy searched the car, he found .72 grams of methamphetamine in a silver container.

Both were released Thursday after posting $20,000 bail each.

3:35 a.m., Tuolumne Jennifer Lee Bailey, 53, 19500 block of Mi Wu Street, Tuolumne, booked on a Tuolumne County warrant charging her with possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of ephedrine, violating probation and failure to appear in court after an arrest at Black Oak Casino. No details were given. She remained held this morning without bail.


12:09 a.m., Jamestown Steven Michael Abare, 31, 23100 block of Cresta Street, Twain Harte, booked on a Stanislaus County warrant charging him with grand theft after an arrest on Highway 108 at Chabroullian Lane, Jamestown. No details were given. He was released Friday after posting $10,000 bail.


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

Kenneth Giannini, 21, 100 block of Upper Sunset Street, Sonora, booked at 2:37 a.m. Thursday after arrest at his house.

Sonora police reports


1:34 a.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said a man was pounding on a door at a house on the 100 block of West Bradford Avenue, making threats.

10:59 a.m., vandalism A car window was shot with a BB gun while it was parked at the Tuolumne County Library on Greenley Road.

2:48 p.m., fraudulent activity A student was found with counterfeit money at a business on North Washington Street near Highway 49.

3:59 p.m., forgery A Pak-n-Save pharmacist said he had a forged prescription.

4:51 p.m., disorderly conduct A woman was causing a disturbance at Sun Waelty Automotive on the 500 block of South Washington Street.

5:41 p.m., disorderly conduct A man, treated and released from Tuolumne General Hospital, refused to leave until ordered to do so by an officer.

7:09 p.m., traffic accident No one was injured in an accident on South Washington Street.

7:17 p.m., public intoxication A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication after he refused to leave a business on South Washington Street.


3:16 a.m., suspicious circumstances A woman in the Sonora Regional Medical Center lobby would not leave.

10:06 a.m., forgery A forged check was reported at Dr. Michael Moreno's office on the 900 block of Sylva Lane.

10:23 a.m., property damage A car caused damage to a gas pump at Gold Country Gas on South Washington Street.

11:07 a.m., civil problem A woman on the 300 block of North Washington Street said a man has been stalking her since November.

11:13 a.m., animal complaint A person was bitten by a dog on the 50 block of East Lyons Street.

11:53 a.m., animal complaint A dog was reported loose on the 400 block of South Washington Street.

4:06 p.m., battery Two men were fighting in front of a business on the 100 block of Stockton Road.

5:33 p.m., traffic accident A non-injury accident occurred at North Green Street and Yaney Avenue.

5:48 p.m., disorderly conduct A woman being treated at Tuolumne General Hospital was causing a disturbance.

8:11 p.m., property damage A caller said several "young subjects" were playing in the drive-through at Starbucks on Old Wards Ferry Road.

9:01 p.m., public intoxication A 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication after hassling customers and loitering in front of Save Mart on Stockton Road.

11:50 p.m., public intoxication A 44-year-old man and an 41-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on the 100 block of South Washington Street.


12:26 a.m., traffic accident A caller said a hit and run accident occurred in an employee parking lot on the 1000 block of Greenley Road.

9:25 a.m., theft A man said a 6-gallon potted plant and a 2-foot Alberta spruce were taken from his porch and yard on the 300 block of Morning Star Drive.

10:52 a.m., traffic accident A caller on the 1000 block of Sanguinetti Road saw an accident between a black Honda and a blue Jeep.

11:14 a.m., theft A caller on the 200 block of Greenley Road said items were stolen from his vehicle overnight.

5:14 p.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said three men walking down McCormick Drive toward the end of Elks Drive were trying to turn on a fire hydrant and throwing rocks.

8:14 p.m., fraud A caller from Gold Country Gas on South Washington Street said someone tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill.


Sheriff's reports


1:07 p.m., West Point A deputy noticed a woman in a creek possibly injecting something in her arm on the 2100 block of Spink Road.

3:28 p.m., San Andreas A caller on the 500 block of Lewis Avenue said a boy in high school followed her 14-year-old son home from school yelling obscenities and threats at him.

3:58 p.m., San Andreas A domestic dispute was reported on the 2700 block of Golden Gate Drive.

5:29 p.m., Bar XX A juvenile didn't return home from school. The child was found by a deputy and returned home on the 7000 block of Jaquima Drive.

8:13 p.m., Valley Springs A caller on the 200 block of Chestnut Street said she found a box at a thrift store. She brought the box home to open it and found it contained marijuana seeds and firecrackers. She requested a deputy come and pick the box up.

9:02 p.m., San Andreas A caller on the 300 block of Lewis Avenue said his son was stabbed in the face with a knife. A deputy talked to the son, but he refused medical treatment.

11:23 p.m., Bar XX A caller on the 4600 block of Appaloosa Road was having an argument with his girlfriend. A deputy stood by as the woman gathered her belongings to leave for the night.


7:36 a.m., Copperopolis A caller on the 1000 block of Iroquois Circle reported being injured in a domestic dispute.

9:23 a.m., Mountain Ranch A caller said a teacher breaking up a fight on the 8400 block of East Murray Creek Road was hit in the right temple.

10:51 a.m., Jenny Lind A caller on the 6800 block of Baldwin Street said his or her vehicle was vandalized the night before.

1:29 p.m., Glencoe A caller said an uninhabited trailer on his property on the 500 block of Bourbon Heights was broken into.

5:27 p.m., Burson A caller on the 11000 block of Navajo Drive said someone on Cheyenne Way was burning tires.

5:53 p.m., Diamond XX A caller on the 5300 Hub Court said a man was causing problems.

6:39 p.m., Angels Camp A caller on the 1400 block of Harris Street was angry over "what another neighbor's dog leaves behind."

8:28 p.m., Valley Springs A caller in Sequoia Rose Mobile Home Park was angry at another neighbor for revving a car engine for two hours.

10 p.m., Milton A deputy contacted "carloads" of kids on the 17000 block of Milton Road who were a caller said honking and "probably up to no good."


8:44 a.m., Camanche A caller said boat trailer tires were punctured at the top of Montezuma Hill.

10:35 a.m., Bald Mountain A caller on the 2300 Campo Flores Mine said $600 worth of chain saws were taken from closed garage.

11:11 a.m., Mokelumne Hill Callers on the 8000 block of Highway 49 said gas had been stolen out of their cars and one car had a pried gas-tank door.

11:28 a.m., Wilseyville A caller said someone cut through her back fence on the 3900 block of Blagen Drive allowing her dogs out.

1:13 p.m., Camanche Fishing rods and other items were stolen from the marine dock in Camanche.

2:05 p.m., Vallecito area A caller said a gate to his property on Camp Nine Road, three miles From Parrotts Ferry Road, was damaged.

3:16 p.m., San Andreas A student ran away from a school on the 14000 block of Fricot City Road.

3:55 p.m., Dorrington A caller on the 1300 block of Kickapoo Court said someone shot at his house between Tuesday and Saturday.

7:28 p.m., Glencoe A father and his son were reported fighting on the 200 block of Three Cent Flat Road.

10:25 p.m., Valley Springs A caller on the 5300 block of Pleasant Oak Road said his or her daughter was being threatened by another girl who was chasing her with her vehicle.

11:38 p.m., San Andreas A caller on the 400 block of St. Charles Street said a rock had been thrown at the hood of his or her car.

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