News of record for September 14, 2004



Sheriff's reports


7:20 a.m., Tuolumne A woman said a man was possibly living in a small blue car on Short Street. She saw the man with the trunk of his car opened brushing his teeth.

9:07 a.m., East Sonora A woman said her vehicle parked at Best Western Sonora Oaks on the 19500 block of Hess Avenue was broken into.

10:46 a.m., East Sonora A man said his car parked at Best Western Sonora Oaks on the 19500 block of Hess Avenue was broken into through the trunk and everything was taken.

11:27 a.m., Sierra Village A caller on the 21100 block of Lodestone Avenue said strange people were living in the area.

12:16 p.m., Eagle Meadows A woman said three children went for a bike ride about 8:30 a.m. and had not returned to the Niagara Creek Campground. A Tuolumne County Search and Rescue team member was in the area and found the children.

12:33 p.m., Columbia A woman said two small children were hitting vehicles parked on the 11000 block of State Street with sticks.

5:27 p.m., Pinecrest A woman said a blue and gray rowboat was free floating in the lake without a motor. She said kids were climbing into the boat and diving from it.

6:46 p.m., Sonora Meadows A man on Colorado River Drive said his son was threatened by another teen.

7:13 p.m., Twain Harte A Forest Service vehicle was blocked in on Mt. Elizabeth Road by an unoccupied green Chevy station wagon parked at the end of the road.

8:14 p.m., Tuolumne A Tuolumne City fire crew asked for help with an uncooperative tenant at apartments on the 18400 block of Tuolumne Road.

10:48 p.m., Jamestown A gas station employee said two women were fighting in the parking lot of the business on the 18300 block of Highway 108.

11:39 p.m., Willow Springs A woman said two men with flashlights were at her neighbor's house on Oman Drive, then left in a truck.


12:05 a.m., Tuolumne A woman said she saw a man with a flashlight on a deck at a house on Ponderosa Way.

12:51 a.m., Jamestown area Two callers said a man assaulted a woman on the 16900 block of Chicken Ranch Road then threw her into the back seat of a white Honda Prelude car and drove off. A "be-on-the-lookout" order was issued for the car and driver.

Felony bookings


11:45 a.m., Sonora Meadows Evan King Crass, 19, 16700 block of Sallander Drive, Sonora, booked on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after an arrest at a house near his. No details were available. He was released on his own recognizance yesterday after appearing in court.


9:19 a.m., Sonora Jacqueline Denise Burgan, 43, 16100 block of Big Hill Road, Sonora, booked on suspicion of grand theft and burglary after an arrest at Pak-n-Save in Sonora Crossroads shopping center by Sonora police.

According to a police report, Burgan took a cart full of groceries out of store without paying for them and was loading them into her vehicle when police arrived.

She remained held this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.


6:37 a.m., Sonora Steven Bruce Tippett, 47, a homeless man, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and receiving stolen property as well as misdemeanor possession of marijuana after an arrest at Tuolumne General Hospital.

According to a Sonora police report, Tippett was seen outside the hospital smoking marijuana outside the hospital emergency room. An officer questioned Tippett, who had a stolen magazine from the hospital lobby and methamphetamine and marijuana on his person.

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

4:56 p.m., Rancho Sonora Estates Andrea Adele Joachim, 19, 11000 block of Racetrack Road, Sonora, booked on suspicion of damaging a telephone line and misdemeanor battery after an arrest at her home. She was released Sunday after posting $5,000 bail.

10:20 p.m., Chinese Camp Ronald Dale Coyle, 37, no address given, Chinese Camp, booked on a warrant charging him with possessing a controlled substance, violating probation and failure to appear as well as a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia after an arrest on Main Street at Highway 120. He remained held this morning without bail.


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

Raymond Jose Villegas, 21, 18500 block of Maple Avenue, Tuolumne, booked at 3:40 a.m. Saturday after arrest on Woodwardia Road at Twain Harte Drive, Twain Harte.

Julie Anne Sardella, 46, 16900 block of Wards Ferry Road, Sonora, booked at 7:50 p.m., Saturday after arrest on Jacobs Road east of Lime Kiln Road, Sonora.

Ray Enrique Delgado, 49, 7000 block of Orlando Drive, San Jose, booked at 7:20 p.m. Sunday after arrest on Tuolumne Road at Mono Way, East Sonora.

Sonora police reports


8:19 a.m., animal complaints A woman on the 200 block of North Stewart Street said either a very sick or dead cat was in her backyard.

10 a.m., forgery A Sonora Express Mart clerk said a man tried to pass a stolen check at the store on Pesce Way. The man left the store in an older black Lincoln car.

10:32 a.m., parking A caller said a green pickup truck and a black Jeep were blocking the access door to a business on Southgate Drive.

11:31 a.m., vandalism A woman said as she was driving south on Stewart Street her front passenger window was shattered by an object thrown from a house near Restano Way.

12:31 p.m., unclassified A caller said transients are using the area between two businesses on the 300 block of South Washington Street for a bathroom.

2:58 p.m., theft A Staples employee said a shoplifter was being detained in the store who was becoming combative.

6:34 p.m., burglary A caller said DVDs valued at $400 were stolen from house on Bonanza Road.


Sheriff's report


10:30 a.m., Dorrington A caller said machines and trucks had been vandalized on the 3400 block of Highway 4.

1:18 p.m., Valley Springs A man on the 5900 block of Macauley Road said a neighbor was harassing him.

1:36 p.m., Valley Springs A caller said a neighbor on the 8100 block of O'Reilly Street said a neighbor knocked down no trespassing signs.

3:33 p.m., Mountain Ranch A caller said property was vandalized on the 18200 block of Old Greek Mine Road.

4:12 p.m., Copperopolis A caller said a house under construction on the 4900 block of Lakeshore Drive had been vandalized in an attempted break in.

4:19 p.m., Murphys A caller said trash was dumped at the end of a driveway on the 900 block of French Gulch Road.

5:06 p.m., Copper Meadows A caller on the first block of Copper Meadows Drive said a woman was driving recklessly through the neighborhood.

6:42 p.m., Circle XX A caller said mailboxes on the 6700 block of Riata Way had been broken into.

7:38 p.m., Copperopolis A caller said a house on the 2300 block of Buffalo Way was broken into while the owners were on vacation.


12:43 a.m., Angels Camp A caller said a gate on the 2800 block of Highway 49 was half way open and people were either unloading or loading where they did not belong.

Felony bookings


11:40 a.m., West Point Steve Fredrick Koehn, 45, undisclosed address on Raven Road, Pioneer, booked on an Amador County warrant charging him with possessing a controlled substance after an arrest on the 23000 block of Highway 26. He was transferred to Amador County Jail on warrants.

7:35 p.m., San Andreas Linzy Lee Hudson, 52, 300 block of East Sequoia Avenue, Valley Springs, booked on suspicion of child molestation after he turned himself in at the Sheriff's Department.

According to a sheriff's report, a 14-year-old girl said she had been molested for more than six months by Hudson, who is a registered sex offender. He remained held this morning in lieu of $345,000 bail.

At a court hearing yesterday Hudson was assigned a public defender.


8:15 p.m., Valley Springs Francisco Vallejo, 59, 7100 block of Evergreen Road, Valley Springs, booked on suspicion of making criminal threats after arrest at his home. He remained held this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.


10:55 p.m., Mountain Ranch John Balcom Mills, 34, 6300 block of Quartz Mine Road, Mountain Ranch, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, petty theft and failure to appear in court after an arrest at his home. Mills was released from custody and issued a citation to appear at a future court hearing.


12:10 a.m., San Andreas Gary Eugene Orr, 34, 1000 block of Main Street, Jackson, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic needle after an arrest at Diamond Place. He remained held this morning in lieu of $20,000 bail.

10:10 p.m., Valley Springs Bryan Adrian Keeney, 29, 200 block of Sequoia Street, Valley Springs, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and violating his probation after an arrest on Sequoia Avenue at Cedar Street. He remained held this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.


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

Michael Andrew Graesch, 48, 3300 block of Burson Road, Valley Springs, booked at 10:25 p.m. Friday after arrest on Daphne Street at Laurel Street, Valley Springs.

Buck Anthony Baca, 33, 2800 block of Hoffman Drive, Valley Springs, booked at 8:49 p.m. Saturday after arrest on Highway 12 at Burson Road, Valley Springs.

Lamar Matthews, 33, 3300 block of Fitzgerald Street, Valley Springs, booked at 8:55 p.m. Saturday after arrest on Highway 12 at Burson Road, Burson.

Randy Scott Gulizia, 54, 200 block of Tom Bell Road, Murphys, booked at 2:38 a.m. Sunday after arrest on Main Street at Big Trees Road, Murphys.

David Arthur Pettit, 51, 1900 block of Goldstrike Road, San Andreas, booked at 8:15 p.m., Saturday after arrest on Highway 12 at Central Hill west of San Andreas.

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