News of record for September 23, 2004

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TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's report

TUESDAY

6:09 a.m., Mono Vista A woman said a portable DVD player and case were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 17100 block of Alderman Road.

8:48 a.m., Groveland A man driving to work saw signs and a phone box beaten with a baseball bat along Hemlock Street and Yorkshire Road.

2:04 p.m., Columbia area A Calaveras County sheriff's deputy said he saw a vehicle reported stolen from Lodi turn onto Parrotts Ferry Road headed toward Tuolumne County. The car was an aqua green Grand-Am with a man driving and two women as passengers.

4:09 p.m., Phoenix Lake area A woman on the 15500 block of Buena Vista Avenue said a play structure was vandalized sometime in last two weeks.

4:22 p.m., Columbia A caller said two people were "beating the hell of of each other" in front of a mobile home on the 22400 block of Airport Road South.

4:33 p.m., Tuolumne A woman said she picked up a teenage girl walking and crying on Canyonview Road. The girl said she had been hit by a car.

4:56 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village A woman on the 20700 block of Haiapo Road said her dog and a neighbor's dog got loose and fought and the neighbor threatened the woman over the incident.

5:15 p.m., Twain Harte A man was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness after he was seen staggering at Twain Harte Village Shopping Center.

6 p.m., Crystal Falls A man on the 21800 block of Crystal Falls Drive West said a compressor valued at $350 was stolen from the back of his pickup truck.

6:27 p.m., Columbia A man on the 11800 block of Yankee Hill Road said his house was burglarized and nine guns were stolen.

6:41 p.m., Phoenix Lake A woman said she received an e-mail from a company that sells bombs and ground-to-air missiles.

9:32 p.m., Don Pedro A woman said two vehicles had been parked on at the end of Llanura Court near Banderilla Drive with the engines left running for two hours.

10:27 p.m., East Sonora A man said as he left a fast-food restaurant on the 13700 block of Mono Way two men got out of a silver pickup truck and threatened him.

YESTERDAY

12:02 a.m., Quail Hollow A man on the 12000 block of Chukar Circle said his neighbor's dog "has been barking for a year."

12:58 a.m., Phoenix Lake area A woman said her three medicinal marijuana plants were stolen from her yard on Phoenix Lake Road.

Arrests

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

Daniel Raye Siegel, 37, 21600 block of Wasatch Mountain Drive, Sonora, booked at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday after arrest on Highway 108 at Hess Avenue, East Sonora.

Sonora police reports

TUESDAY

7:44 a.m., traffic violation A 41-year-old man was cited for driving on a suspended license after a traffic stop on Sanguinetti Road.

9:40 a.m., theft A man was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from Save Mart on the 1000 block of Mono Way.

10:36 a.m., hazardous situation A man said a tractor was parked near Sonora High School on Highway 49 causing a hazard for drivers who might not see it in time.

4:03 p.m., traffic accident No one was injured in a traffic accident on the 1100 block of Mono Way involving several vehicles.

5:19 p.m., traffic accident A woman on the 200 block of North Reservoir Road heard a crash during the night and didn't think anything of it, but later discovered her pickup truck parked in front had been damaged.

5:27 p.m., liquor violation A 36-year-old man was cited on suspicion of having an open container in Coffill Park.

5:59 p.m., traffic accident Drivers of two vehicles exchanged names after a traffic accident in Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

6:54 p.m., lost property A woman lost her wallet while shopping on the 100 block of Stockton Road.

11:34 p.m., suspicious circumstances A woman found a rope with a hangman's knot tied in it hanging from the second floor of a parking structure on North Washington Street.

Fire calls

YESTERDAY

10:45 p.m., East Sonora Equipment use was listed as the cause of a fire that did $2,000 damage to a water heater closet and flooring at a residence on the 15100 block of Lupine Lane. The property owner is Ralph Duran of Elk Grove, and the tenant is Ruth Duran. Responding were California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Tuolumne County Fire Department and Tuolumne Fire Protection District.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

6:53 p.m., Valley Springs A caller said a man with a goatee and a unibrow attempted to open the front door of a home on the 3900 block of Dunn Road. The man told the caller's son that he was just checking to see if the door was locked or not. He then left in a white pickup truck.

8:15 p.m., West Point A caller on the 6500 block of Bald Mountain Road said poachers might have been in the area.

9:11 p.m., Arnold An intoxicated man was carrying his shoes, walking around and looking into some apartment windows on the first block of Longman Lane.

9:58 p.m., Arnold A lost dog, Daisy, was reported on the 1500 block of Second Street. Daisy's owner said the dog is tan and white, looks like a dingo and walks funny because of hip problems. The dog was last seen near Hazel Fischer Elementary School in White Pines.

Arrests

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

John Michael Paolucci, 23, 3800 block of Signal Hill Drive, Copperopolis, booked at 4:20 a.m. yesterday after arrest at the intersection of Copper Cove Drive and Sawmill Road in Copperopolis.

Fire calls

YESTERDAY

1:45 a.m., Copperopolis A small spot fire at Copper Cove Drive and Sawmill Road was caused when a vehicle went over the bank, stated a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection report. Responding were CDF and Copperopolis Fire Protection District. The land owner's name was not available.

1:15 p.m., Mountain Ranch A small spot fire on Mountain Ranch Road owned by Sender Market was caused by vehicle exhaust, according to the CDF report. Responding were CDF, Central Fire Protection District, San Andreas Fire Protection District, Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District, an air attack plane, one helicopter and an inmate crew from Vallecito Conservation Camp.

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