Sheriff's reports


8:56 a.m., Groveland A generator was stolen from a campsite on Cherry Lake Road over the weekend.

9:13 a.m., Jamestown A counterfeit $20 bill was passed at Gold Prospecting Adventures on the 18100 block of Main Street.

10:08 a.m., Twain Harte A wallet belonging to a Fremont woman was found in a trash barrel at a car wash on Manzanita Drive.

11:59 a.m., Columbia A man said two gasoline cans were stolen from a house on the 22400 block of Airport Road South.

12:25 p.m., Columbia A man said two counterfeit $10 bills were taken in at R&L Mini Mart on the 22000 block of Parrotts Ferry Road.

2:09 p.m., Pinecrest A man said a cabin on the 90 block of Pinecrest Avenue was broken into and a television, VCR and radio were stolen.

2:56 p.m., Mormon Creek area A man said neighbors on the 10000 block of Mt. Brow Road were shooting a homemade gun. The caller heard explosions all afternoon.

3:06 p.m., Wards Ferry area A safe inside a house on the 18000 block of Lime Kiln Road was broken into and cash was stolen.

3:20 p.m., Sugar Pine A caller said a possibly drunken man was walking on the side of Highway 108 near Sugar Pine Road.

4:43 p.m., Columbia An R&L Mini Mart clerk said a customer just passed a counterfeit $20 bill.

6:51 p.m., Jamestown A man said a white Chevy Blazer was parked in the bushes at a new house under construction on Fourth Avenue at Ninth Street.

7:53 p.m., East Sonora A caller said two men in a brown van with a trailer were loading wood from a house under construction on Sullivan Creek Road.

9:24 p.m., Sonora A 39-year-old woman was arrested on misdemeanor warrants after a traffic stop on Washington Street.

11:02 p.m., Jamestown A woman on the 18000 block of Ninth Avenue said she could hear someone or something running through her back yard. A deputy checked and found a stray dog that ran off.

11:40 p.m., Big Hill An 18-year-old woman was arrested on misdemeanor warrant after a traffic stop on Quail Mine Road at Big Hill Road.


1:40 a.m., Columbia A woman said five teenagers were hanging around the main entrance to Columbia Elementary School breaking bottles and making a lot of noise.

1:44 a.m., Jamestown A Chip's Chevron cashier said she received a counterfeit $10 bill at the store on the 18100 block of Highway 108.

Felony bookings


12:50 a.m., Big Hill Brian Keith Knight, 27, 22800 block of Sharon Way, Columbia, booked on suspicion of a fourth drunken driving conviction within seven years and misdemeanor drunken driving after an arrest on Quail Mine Road south of Big Hill Road.

According to a CHP report, Knight was driving a car that belonged to James Travis Wester, 20, of the 22400 block of Gunsight Road, Columbia, when a sheriff's deputy stopped Knight for a traffic violation.

Because the deputy suspected Knight might be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he asked for a California Highway Patrol officer to evaluate Knight. While the CHP officer was giving a field sobriety test to Knight, Wester drove up in another car and tried to move his own car into a nearby driveway. Wester, who also was suspected of driving under the influence, was arrested as well.

At the jail, booking clerks learned Knight had three previous drunken driving convictions and his license was suspended.

Knight remained held this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail. Wester was released.


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

Bobby Earnst Cash, 22, 18500 block of Jamestown Road, Jamestown, booked at 2:09 a.m. yesterday after arrest on Stockton Road at Bradford Avenue, Sonora.

Sonora police reports


1:19 a.m., public peace A caller said loud talking and giggling had been coming from a business on the 200 block of Mono Way since 10 p.m. and was getting louder.

3:33 a.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said, while making a night deposit at a bank on the 100 block of South Washington Street, she heard a man screaming in pain. She looked for the man but was unable to locate him.

5:54 a.m., fraudulent activity A clerk at the Beacon gas station on the 300 block of South Washington Street received a counterfeit $10 bill.

7:57 a.m., traffic accident No one was injured in a traffic accident on South Stewart Street at East Church Street when a vehicle veered right and struck a parked car.

11:37 a.m., animal complaints A public works employee said a dog was locked in a vehicle parked on North Washington Street for two hours. The dog and the vehicle were gone when an officer arrived.

12:21 p.m., traffic violation A 29-year-old woman was cited on suspicion of driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop on Morning Star Drive.

7:24 p.m., lost property A caller said a wallet was lost around 4 p.m. at a gasoline station on the 300 block of South Washington Street.

11:33 p.m., suspicious circumstances A man refused to leave a bar on the 100 block of South Washington Street.



7:20 p.m., Standard A small spot fire was reported on the 19900 block of Waif Mine Road. No damage was reported. Jack Aqulino of the same address owns the property. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded.................................. 18

Cats impounded................................... 38

Dogs adopted...................................... 6

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

Dogs destroyed.................................... 5

Cats destroyed......................................40

Dogs reclaimed.................................... 5

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

Dogs transferred to Friends of Animal Control ... 1

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ...5

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

Dogs adopted from Humane Society.........3

Cats adopted from Humane Society......... 6


Sheriff's reports


7:07 a.m., Forest Meadows The driver of a large vehicle drove it through the security gate at Forest Meadows after being told not to enter. No charges were filed and the driver agreed to pay for the damages.

7:11 a.m., Valley Springs A caller on the 2600 block of Berkesey Lane said her brother just ran over the children's dog, killing it in front of them while they waited at a bus stop.

8:01 a.m., Oakdale A caller on the 700 block of Partridge Square was trying to locate a family member who was last seen in Calaveras County.

9:12 a.m., Copperopolis A non-member was using boat docks belonging to the Connor Estates Homeowner Association.

9:31 a.m., Valley Springs An ongoing neighbor dispute was reported on the 7800 block of Cabernet Street. One neighbor threw rocks at the other's horse trailer.

9:59 a.m., San Andreas A woman on the 1300 block of Calaveritas Road said a San Mateo man was using her driver's license information.

11:04 a.m., Arnold A vehicle was broken into on the 1100 block of Lilac Drive.

11:05 a.m., Murphys A 65-foot tractor-trailer rig was driving west on Highway 4 in the eastbound lane.

12:13 p.m., White Pines A suspicious woman was trying to pick up a student at Hazel Fischer Elementary School.

12:33 p.m., Mokelumne Hill A caller on the 8600 block of Munoz Road said someone may be stalking him.

12:42 p.m., Rail Road Flat A caller on the 2700 block of Liberty Hill Road said a woman took his money and car keys.

1:39 p.m., Wilseyville A caller on the 4600 block of Upper June Avenue said someone was using a bank card to send money via Western Union.

2:38 p.m., Mokelumne Hill Money, a window screen and blinds were stolen on the 8200 block of Persall Avenue.

2:43 p.m., Murphys A caller said a dozen kids on skateboards were jumping off a 5-foot high embankment into Main Street traffic.

3:21 p.m., Valley Springs One juvenile struck another at Toyon Middle School.

6:31 p.m., Valley Springs An annoyed and sleepless teacher calling from Hartvickson Lane said she was angry over ongoing noise from Hogan Quarry while they work 24 hours a day to get rocks for broken levees.

9:02 p.m., San Andreas People were playing basketball at a school and some bystanders were reportedly smoking marijuana.