Sheriff's reports


9:23 a.m., Pinecrest A Forest Service employee from Summit Ranger District said nine black cows were loose near Pinecrest Elementary School on Old Strawberry Road. The caller said the cows were not marked with a brand and were disrupting school and traffic.

11:56 a.m., Twain Harte A man on the 18000 block of Manzanita Drive said a cell phone, bank bag, his wallet with six credit cards, and other items were stolen from his vehicle.

12:34 p.m., Soulsbyville A man on the 21300 block of Oman Drive said a neighbor cut a dog fence and knocked over a bird bath on the man's property.

2:06 p.m., Columbia area A woman said she and a friend were riding horses on Airport Road South when a man approached them and inquired why they were there. The man became belligerent when the woman asked if it was his property.

3 p.m., Phoenix Lake Estates area A caller said a bus was parked at the end of Conklin Trail with people living inside.

3:25 p.m., New Melones Reservoir A woman's purse washed ashore and the owner's mother was contacted.

4:40 p.m., Sonora area A woman on the 12000 block of Red Maple Circle said a stone statue was stolen from her front yard.

5:03 p.m., East Sonora A woman said two other women in a silver Honda Civic threatened her and tried to run her off Tuolumne Road after she left The Junction shopping center.

5:56 p.m., Columbia area A caller on the 23000 block of Kumquat Court said a skunk that may be sick was hanging around the driveway. An animal control officer picked up the skunk.

8:36 p.m., Jamestown A man calling from a pay telephone on Highway 108 said two women "from another country" at a Jamestown hotel told him he smelled and that they were going to "blow up the country" and he was "declaring Marshal law."

9:21 p.m., Twain Harte A woman said a boy was left outside a bar on Joaquin Gully Road with a dog while the boy's parents were inside the bar drinking.


12:13 a.m., Pinecrest A man said there was a large party on a dock near Pinecrest Lake Marina and as he was trying to dock his boat he almost ran over some of the party goers who were in the water.

Felony bookings


10:15 p.m., Jamestown Jerome Lydon Zylstra, 33, 10200 block of Lemon Drop Lane, Jamestown, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic needle after an arrest on Seco Street at Ninth Street. He was also booked on a warrant charging him with transporting a controlled substance and failure to appear in court.

According to a sheriff's report two deputies saw Zylstra walking on Seco Street and suspected he was wanted on misdemeanor warrants. They talked with Zylstra and got word there were three misdemeanor traffic violation warrants for his arrest. When the deputies searched him, they found a small vial with methamphetamine inside and a needle in his pocket.

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

10:20 p.m., Sonora Melissa Anne Galvan, 42, 18700 block of Buchanan Mine Road, Tuolumne booked on a warrant charging her with receiving stolen property and misdemeanor resisting arrest. Galvan was booked on the charges while she was in custody on other matters. She remained held on the warrant in lieu of $10,000 bail.


9:27 p.m., Sonora area Shelly Rae Rice, 36, unknown address, booked on suspicion of forgery, passing a fictitious check, burglary, receiving stolen property and possessing a controlled substance after an arrest on Mono Way at Fir Drive in Sonora.

According to a sheriff's report, Rice tried to cash a check at Money Mart in The Junction Shopping center around 6 p.m. yesterday. A clerk became suspicious the check was stolen because of the way Rice was acting. The clerk took the check and Rice's drivers license in the back room and called the woman on whose account the check was written. The woman said her checks were stolen along with other items on June 18.

When the clerk came back to the front room, Rice was gone, but another customer in the store gave the clerk a description of the vehicle Rice was driving. The clerk called the sheriff's department. Around 9 p.m. Cpl. Jerry McCaig was directing traffic on Mono Way at Fir Drive and saw Rice drive by.

He asked her to stop, questioned her and then arrested Rice. When McCaig searched her car, he reported finding .24 grams of methamphetamine in her car.

Rice remains held this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.


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

Eric David Sandoval, 24, 20200 block of Sparrow Lane, Sonora, booked at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday after arrest on Highway 108 at Little Sweden.

Sonora police reports


12:57 a.m., theft A caller said a man was standing on North Washington Street at School Street in his boxer shorts waving at passing cars. He told an officer he was watching TV when he heard a noise and saw someone riding off with a bicycle.

4:10 a.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said a man with dark hair, beard, and no shirt or shoes was wandering around Courthouse Park on North Washington Street, raising his hands at passing cars.

5:27 a.m., parking A caller said a silver car was blocking his driveway on Upper Sunset Drive preventing him from leaving for work.

7:14 a.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said a man with no shirt or shoes was hassling traffic on South Stewart Street. An officer looked for the man but could not find him.

11:51 a.m., parking A caller said a red Ford Thunderbird had been parked on South Stewart Street for more than four days.

3:23 p.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said a bald man with no shirt was hanging around the Sonora High School marquee on North Washington Street.

4 p.m., traffic accident A man said he saw a truck hit a sign on the 80 block of South Washington Street and drive off.

6:43 p.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said people were stealing pallets from Wal-Mart.

7:57 p.m., disorderly conduct A 49-year-old woman was booked on suspicion of public drunkenness after an arrest at a bar on the 90 block of South Washington Street.

9:14 p.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said a suspicious-looking man was hanging around a business on the 600 block of South Washington Street. The man was gone when officers arrived.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded................ 15

Cats impounded................. 37

Dogs adopted.................. 4

Cats adopted...........................3

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

Cats destroyed......................24

Dogs reclaimed.......................1

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

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ......................................2

Cats transferred.......................1

Dogs adopted from Humane Society................................2

Cats adopted from Humane Society...............................10



8:36 a.m., Mokelumne Hill A caller said a spill on Campo Seco Turnpike was a hazardous substance. It turned out to be motor oil.

9 a.m., Murphys A caller said a door was open at a vacant house on Main Street.

12:26 p.m., San Andreas A caller said three men were gathered at a library computer looking at pornography.

1:08 p.m., San Andreas A caller said a suspicious vehicle and people were at a house on Hope Court. When the homeowner arrived one person came out of the back of the house and sped off in a red vehicle.

2:20 p.m., Valley Springs A video monitor was stolen from a house on the 2700 block of Dennis Street.

4:12 p.m., Murphys A caller on Surrey Court said jewelry was stolen.

4:49 p.m., Arnold A caller on the 1000 block of Manuel Road said cash was stolen.

8:34 p.m., Valley Springs A caller on the 6500 block of McCauley Road said a gate on the property was opened and two horses and a llama got out.

10:56 p.m., San Andreas A caller said a suspicious-looking man was hitch hiking on Highway 49 at Highway 12.

Felony bookings


11 a.m., San Andreas Cevin Quinn Smith, 38, 11800 block of Columbus Street, Valley Springs, booked on a warrant charging him with battery causing great bodily injury after being transported to the jail from a California Department of Corrections prison. He remained held this morning in lieu of $25,000 bail.