News of record for October 5, 2004



Sheriff's reports


1:08 p.m., Tuttletown A 44-year-old man was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant charging him with battery after a traffic stop and arrest on Highway 49 at the Stevenot Bridge.

1:31 p.m., Cedar Ridge An animal control officer picked up two dogs running down Kuien Mill Road near Broken Pine Road. A caller said the dogs were loose and were in danger of being hit by cars.

4:22 p.m., Tuttletown A man said fishing tackle and an overnight bag were stolen from a locked camper shell on his pickup truck parked at the Tuttletown Boat Launch on Reynolds Ferry Road.

4:45 p.m., Sonora Meadows A man said his 13-year-old son shot him in the stomach with a BB gun.

5:40 p.m., Jamestown A woman said a man was in front of a convenience store on the 18100 block of Highway 108 talking to his hand.

6:38 p.m., Twain Harte A woman said $80 worth of items were stolen from a Jeep parked on the 19100 block of King Arthur Way.

7:40 p.m., East Sonora A caller said a man was screaming for help while carrying a woman on 13400 block of Mono Way. A paramedic crew went to help the man. The man turned out to be a 15-year-old boy who was later arrested on suspicion of public intoxication by Sonora police.


12:55 a.m., Jamestown A woman said a 37-year-old man hit her on the back of her head during an argument at an apartment on the 10200 block of Preston Lane.

3:10 a.m., Jamestown A woman on the 18000 block of Sixth Avenue said $200 was stolen out of her purse after she left a bingo game.

5:24 a.m., Sonora area A man said a car parked on the 20800 block of Lyons Bald Mountain Road was broken into.

Felony bookings


9:48 a.m., Sonora Derrick Lucio Franco, 25, no address given, Fremont, booked on a felony parole hold after an arrest on the 1000 block of Mono Way. No details were available. He was taken to the Department of Corrections.

5:09 p.m., Columbia area David Roy Stanton, 26, 17100 block of Highway 108, Jamestown, booked on a felony parole hold after arrest on Italian Bar Road at Clarks Gulch. No details were available. He remained held without bail this morning.

9:15 p.m., Sonora Adam Bruce Smith, 22, 50 block of Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, booked on a warrant charging him with burglary, violating his probation and failure to appear after an arrest in Alameda County. He was brought to the county jail from the Alameda County Jail in Santa Rita. He remained held this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.


2:05 a.m., Sonora Jon Scott Cooke, 41, 7300 block of Circle Drive, Rohnert Park, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop and arrest on Stockton Road at Bradford Avenue. He remained held this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.

2:10 a.m., Volponi Acres Gregory Trejo Sausedo, 24, 18600 block of Pradera Real Drive, Sonora, booked on suspicion of possessing and transporting a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop and arrest on Circle Drive at Alley Drive. He remained held this morning in lieu of $20,000 bail.

3:05 a.m., Soulsbyville Mario Paz Mendoza, 31, 500 block of Rose Avenue, Modesto, booked on suspicion of false impersonation and misdemeanor drunken driving after a traffic stop and arrest on Highway 108 west of Soulsbyville Road. He was released Sunday after posting $10,000 bail.

3:50 p.m., West County Janis Ann Martin, 45, 14400 block of Highway 108, Jamestown, booked on suspicion of making criminal threats and possessing a blowgun after an arrest at her motel room.

According to a sheriff's report, Martin and another woman staying in a room at the Winkin' Lantern were arguing over a possibly stolen bicycle when Martin grabbed a knife and threatened to kill the 27-year-old woman. When a deputy arrived, Martin gave him permission to search her room and when he did he found a blowgun and darts behind a door the report said. She remained held this morning in lieu of $25,000 bail.

9:12 p.m., Sonora Michael Carl Gonsalves, 33, no address given, booked on misdemeanor warrants charging him with evading a peace officer, giving false information to a peace officer, unlawful possession of tear gas, failure to appear and violating his probation. He was also booked on a felony parole hold and remained held this morning without bail.


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

Jerry Allen Hickman, 37, 18100 block of Redwood Road, Castro Valley, booked at 11:05 p.m. Friday after arrest on the 20400 block of Phoenix Lake Road, Sonora.

Denise Alice Lewis, 44, 100 block of North Norlin Street, Sonora, booked at 10:47 p.m., Sunday after arrest on the 300 block of South Washington Street, Sonora.

Sonora police reports


12:02 a.m., public intoxication A 42-year-old man booked on suspicion of public intoxication after an arrest on East Jackson Street at North Washington Street.

2:41 a.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said a man wearing camouflage shorts and a white T-shirt was kicking cans in the Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

4:24 a.m., public intoxication A 43-year-old man was booked on suspicion of public intoxication after an arrest at Tuolumne General Hospital emergency room lobby when he refused to leave when asked.

1:18 p.m., traffic violation A driver was cited for driving without a license after a traffic stop on North Stewart Street at East Jackson Street.

1:31 p.m., miscellaneous A caller said it appeared people in a brown pickup truck with a white camper shell were camping in the truck on Oak Street.

3 p.m., theft Two teens were cited for shoplifting from Benjamin Fig on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

7:08 p.m., suspicious circumstances A Wal-Mart employee said there was a suspicious-sounding beeping noise coming from a tree in the parking lot.

10:01 p.m., arrest A woman on the 500 block of South Washington Street who claims a stop sign hit her on the head was taken to Tuolumne General Hospital for treatment of a head injury.

Fire calls


3:49 a.m., Tuolumne area A stovetop fire caused $1,000 damage to cabinets, stove hood and cooking materials at the home of William Waters on the 19000 block of North Tuolumne Road. Tuolumne Fire Protection District responded.

12:48 p.m., Don Pedro area A quarter-acre roadside grass fire on Los Morris Street off Merced Falls Road was caused by a spark from a vehicle. The landowner is Tom Chan of San Francisco. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded.


Sheriff's reports


1:43 a.m., Copperopolis A loud party was reported on the 10400 block of Pool Station Road.

8:42 a.m., Angels Camp Mark Twain Elementary School was vandalized.

9:31 a.m., San Andreas A suspicious person was reported at a Highway 49 grocery store.

12:35 p.m., Rail Road Flat A caller on the 300 block of Hidden Meadows Lane reported shots fired in the area. A deputy contacted a man who was shooting mistletoe out of his trees and screaming about his stresses. The deputy told the man to only shoot or only scream not to do both at the same time because it alarms his neighbors.

6:23 p.m., Rail Road Flat One person was arrested during a domestic dispute on the 3900 block of Rail Road Flat Road.

10:39 p.m., Valley Springs Teenagers were running and yelling on the 200 block of Chestnut Street.


2:06 a.m., San Andreas A person standing outside of the Calaveras County Jail was videotaping inmates.

Fire calls


5:15 p.m., Valley Springs area Spontaneous combustion was the cause of a fire in a refuse pile at the Rock Creek landfill. Calaveras Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Foothills Fire Protection District responded. No dollar damage was reported.

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