News of record for June 29, 2004



Sheriff's reports


10:08 a.m., Don Pedro area A man said two boats stored at Sipe's Marine on the 14500 block of Las Moras Street had been burglarized.

12:24 p.m., Tuttletown A man said he misjudged his speed while backing down the launch ramp at the Tuttletown boat launch on New Melones Reservoir, and he struck a metal launch ramp corner, putting a hole in his new personal watercraft.

4:03 p.m., Jamestown A caller found a red and black bag on the side of Highway 108 near Keystone full of female clothing.

4:32 p.m., Sonora area A caller said an 11- to 12-year-old girl had been standing along Campo Seco Road holding a sign for more than 30 minutes. The caller was concerned for the girl's safety.

4:58 p.m., Twain Harte A man said he had a picture of a teenage boy swinging a skateboard at a motorcyclist.

5:52 p.m., Jamestown A caller said there was a teenage boy outside a business on the 18100 block of Main Street making threats toward the caller.

7:02 p.m., Pinecrest A Pinecrest Marina employee said a man and four other people in a rental boat ignored requests to come off the lake due to lightning.

7:28 p.m., Crystal Falls A man on the 16000 block of Tehachapi Court said two people in a pickup truck parked in front of a neighbor's house were smoking marijuana.

10:37 p.m., Don Pedro A woman said two people with flashlights were prowling around a house on Arbolada Drive near Enramada Drive. A deputy spoke with the people who turned out to be the homeowners.

10:56 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village A caller said two men in a white car drove up to a house on the 24000 block of Lama Road and started to walk toward the house. They ran back to their car when the homeowner saw them.

11:30 p.m., Tuolumne A caller said a prowler has been seen on property on the 18200 block of Aarondale Road for the last three weeks.


1:59 a.m., Phoenix Lake A man said a large tree branch fell on a neighbor's house on the 21100 block of Phoenix Lake Road.

Felony bookings


5:57 p.m., East Sonora Justin William Milwee, 19, 100 block of Lower Sunset Street, Sonora, booked on suspicion of burglary after an arrest at Albertsons in The Junction shopping center. A grocery store security guard said he saw Milwee take a bottle of bourbon from the store shelf and put it under his sweatshirt. Milwee had no money to pay for the liquor. He remained held this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.


12:13 a.m., Sonora Jacob Andrew Klein, 31, no address given, Sonora, booked on suspicion of possessing and transporting a controlled substance for sale and possessing a controlled substance after an arrest on Greenley Road at Morning Star Drive. No details were available. He was released Saturday after posting $60,000 bail.

1:35 a.m., Tuolumne Mark Bartels, 19, no address given, booked on suspicion of criminal conspiracy and misdemeanor vandalism and petty theft after an arrest on Pine Street at Bay Avenue, Tuolumne. No details were available. He remained held this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.

3:04 a.m., Sonora John Martinez, 36, 400 block of East Evans, San Jacinto, booked on a warrant charging him with passing worthless checks. He was brought to Tuolumne County Jail from Riverside County Jail and remained held this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.


1:35 a.m., Tuttletown Roger Lee Perkins, 21, undisclosed address on Draper Mine Road, Soulsbyville, booked on suspicion of criminal conspiracy and misdemeanor contributing to the deliquency of a minor, petty theft and being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

According to a sheriff's report, a Bureau of Land Management ranger said a man was siphoning gasoline from vehicles while enlisting the help of a 16-year-old boy. The boy was the lookout and called the Perkins on a cell phone to warn him of approaching vehicles. Both Perkins and the teen appeared to be under the influence of stimulants when a deputy talked with them.

Perkins was arrested and booked and remained held this morning in lieu of $5,000 bail. The teen was cited and turned over to juvenile probation.


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

Joshua Scott, 19, undisclosed address on Hillcrest Street, Sonora, booked at 4:30 a.m. Friday after arrest on Sanguinetti Road west of Sanguinetti Loop, Sonora.

Tyler O'Reilly, 22, 18600 block of Black Hawk Drive, Twain Harte, booked at 12:18 a.m. Saturday after arrest on Preston Lane, Jamestown.

Derrick John Lawrence, 24, 13200 block of Calle Quartz, Sonora, booked at 12:57 a.m. Saturday after arrest on South Washington Street at Bradford Avenue, Sonora.

Felipe Perez, 47, 2100 block of Cox Avenue, Modesto, booked at 2:25 a.m. Saturday after arrest on Stockton Road at Green Street, Sonora. He was also booked on suspicion of driving with a license previously suspended for a drunken driving conviction.

Mark Timothy Sohl, 47, 8900 block of Highway 49, Sonora, booked at 6:10 p.m. Saturday after arrest on Ninth Street at Third Avenue, Jamestown.

Andrea Noel Pisecki, 31, 9400 block of East Highway 26, Montclair, booked at 2:45 a.m. Sunday after arrest on Green Street at Stockton Road, Sonora.

Sonora police reports


12:53 a.m., disorderly conduct A caller said two women in a small black car were driving by a motel on the 300 block of South Washington Street, yelling out the car window.

1:45 a.m., traffic violation A 21-year-old man was cited for driving on a suspended license after a traffic stop on Stockton Road near the county fairgrounds.

9:42 a.m., public intoxication A 41-year-old man was booked on suspicion of being drunk in public after an arrst on East Jackson Street.

6:24 p.m., found property A wallet found at Save Mart on Mono Way was brought to the police department.

9:53 p.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said a man in dark clothing was turning on the sprinklers at the movie theater in the Sonora Crossroads shopping center, then running away. The man was gone when police arrived.



2:15 p.m., Don Pedro A small spot fire was reported on J-59, about two miles north of the Houseboat Mini-Mart. No damage was reported. Someone welding started the flames. Lance Harvey of Oakdale owns the land. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, one engine from the U.S. Forest Service, Tuolumne County Fire Department, Jamestown Fire Protection District, one crew from Baseline Conservation Camp, one crew from Vallecito Conservation Camp, two air tankers and one air attack from Columbia Air Base responded.


Sheriff's reports


9:29 a.m., Avery A case of identity theft was reported on Fullen Road.

10:23 a.m., Rail Road Flat Neighbors were arguing on the 2500 block of Indian River Road.

7:09 p.m., Valley Springs Someone attempted to break into a trailer on the 300 block of East Sequoia Avenue.

8:08 p.m., Murphys A man was flashing people as they drove by the intersection of Tom Bell Road and Highway 4. He was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure.

8:51 p.m., San Andreas A man said someone pulled a knife on him at the Texaco gas station on Highway 49.

10 p.m., San Andreas A caller on the 400 block of Alfreda Street said his son was under the influence of alcohol as he pounded on the door and attempted to get in the house through windows.

10:30 p.m., Wallace A cow was on the 7900 block of Highway 12.


3:29 a.m., San Andreas A person just released from the Calaveras County Jail was causing a disturbance near Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital on Mountain Ranch Road.

Felony bookings


4:10 p.m., San Andreas Yvonne Maetra Torburn, 46, 300 block of Rail Road Flat Road, Rail Road Flat, booked on suspicion of possessing drugs for sale. Due to a Calaveras County Superior Court order, Torburn was released from the Calaveras County Jail.


3:55 a.m., Angels Camp Jessica Nicole Timko, 700 block of Selkirk Ranch Road, Angels Camp, booked on suspicion of possessing drugs and being the influence of drugs. Timko remained in custody this morning at the county jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

6 a.m., Valley Springs Earl Leslie Schneider Jr., 41, of Stockton, booked on suspicion of possessing a dangerous weapon. Schneider was also suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. As of this morning, Schneider remained in custody at the county jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

4:37 p.m., Angels Camp Christopher Mark Chavez, 19, 300 block of South Main Street, Angels Camp, arrested on a felony battery charge. Chavez remained in custody this morning in lieu of $50,000 bail.


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

Jeffrey Darren Omara, 44, 500 block of St. Francis Way, Rio Vista, booked at 10:35 p.m. Friday after arrest east of Evans Road near Burson.

Joe Noriega Jr., 52, 500 block of Treosti Place, Valley Springs, booked at 3:50 a.m. Saturday after arrest on Highway 26, west of Silver Rapids Road in Valley Springs.

Robert Christopher Starks, 23, 600 block of Copello Drive, Angels Camp, booked at 3:55 a.m. Saturday after arrest on the 800 block of Selkirk Ranch Road in Angels Camp.

Matthew James Horton, 35, 10100 block of Peppermint Circle, Jamestown, booked at 9 p.m. Saturday after arrest at the intersection of Highway 4 and Ansil Davis Road in Douglas Flat.

Charles Jason Gillit, 25, 1800 block of East Highway 88, Clements, booked at 9:25 p.m. Saturday after arrest on Hogan Road in Valley Springs.

William Thomas Goodchild, 34, 1600 block of Bridle Path, Valley Springs, booked at 12:06 a.m. Sunday after arrest at the intersection of Highway 26 and Baldwin Street in Valley Springs.



1:15 p.m., West Point A one-acre timber fire was reported on the 9400 block of Oak Ridge Road. Landowner is undetermined. West Point Fire Protection District, San Andreas Fire Protection District, Central Fire Protection District, two crews from Vallecito Conservation Camp, one engine from the U.S. Forest Service, and one air attack, two air tankers and one helicopter from Columbia Air Base responded.

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