News of record for October 8, 2004



Sheriff's reports


7:17 a.m., Sonora area A man said grading and surveying equipment was stolen from a truck parked on the 10800 block of Racetrack Road.

8:03 p.m., Sonora area A stereo was stolen from a vehicle parked on the 10800 block of Racetrack Road.

9:47 a.m., Sonora area A woman on the 10800 block of Racetrack Road said her vehicle was broken into and CDs, sunglasses and cash were stolen.

9:59 a.m., Jamestown A caller said a man dropped his pants between two buildings on the 18100 block of Highway 108. When the man saw the caller, he lay down as if taking a nap.

11:19 a.m., Sonora Meadows A woman on Creekside Drive said a man identifying himself as a licensed drywall contractor defrauded her out of $2,800.

12:50 p.m., Don Pedro Reservoir A pontoon boat anchored at a marina was broken into.

3:38 p.m., Columbia A Columbia Elementary School maintenance man said kids have been skateboarding on the roofs of two school buildings during the night.

4:21 p.m., Groveland A man said he found a 5,000-kilowatt generator on his property on Vernal Drive.

5:54 p.m., Jamestown A caller said a man was acting strangely at a business on Seco Street.

7:05 p.m., Chinese Camp A caller said a man was shooting a gun in the front yard of a house on the 13400 block of Red Hills Road.

7:08 p.m., Columbia A caller said a man in overalls and a mask jumped into Parrotts Ferry Road near State Street wielding a pipe wrench.

7:34 p.m., Pinecrest An 80-year-old man was reported overdue from a hike. He was found at 9:15 p.m. and taken to his cabin in Cold Springs.

9:09 p.m., Strawberry A woman said she had not heard from an elderly neighbor who lives in the Strawberry area since Sunday.

Felony bookings


9:57 a.m., Sonora Alexander Kanehoaloni Louis, 40, undisclosed address on Algerine Road, Jamestown, booked on suspicion of burglary and grand theft after an arrest at Pak 'n Save.

According to a Sonora police report, Louis stole a cartful of groceries worth $443. He was asked by a store employee not to leave the store, but Louis did anyway. He was then detained by a store security officer until a police officer arrived. Louis could not prove he purchased the groceries.

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

1:27 p.m., Sonora Jerry Lee Degetaire, 37, 14400 block of Tulloch Dam Road, Jamestown area, booked on a Stanislaus County warrant charging him with possessing a controlled substance and failure to appear and misdemeanor Tuolumne County warrants charging him with possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop and arrest on Lytton Street at South Stewart Street. He remained held in lieu of $15,000 bail.

5:27 p.m., Don Pedro Patty Michelle Page, 20, 1100 block of Bellview Drive, Merced, booked on suspicion of receiving stolen property after an arrest at Lake Don Pedro Marina. She remained held this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.

9:05 p.m., Columbia Steven John Aufdenkamp 52, 21900 block of Douglasville Mine Road, Columbia, booked on a Calaveras County warrant charging him with battery likely to cause serious injury after an arrest at his home. He was taken to the Calaveras County Jail.

Sonora police reports


5:39 a.m., traffic violation A 21-year-old man was cited on suspicion of driving on a suspended license on the 900 block of Mono Way.

7:04 a.m., theft A caller said a car stereo was stolen from a parking spot at Sonora Apartments on Greenley Road.

9:16 a.m., parking A caller said two cars were parked on North Norlin Street blocking a driveway.

10:10 a.m., theft A woman on the 200 block of Sylvan Lane said she thinks her five cats were stolen.

1:40 p.m., theft A caller said the rear license plate was stolen off a vehicle parked in the Sonora Plaza shopping center.

2:41 p.m., traffic accident No one was injured in a traffic accident on West Bradford Avenue involving a city of Sonora vehicle and a parked car.

3:58 p.m., public intoxication A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on Stockton Road.

6:29 p.m., burglary A vehicle parked on School Street was broken into and 15 to 20 CDs were stolen.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded.................................. 9

Cats impounded................................... 27

Tortoises impounded...........................1

Dogs adopted...................................... 2

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

Dogs destroyed.................................... 2

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

Dogs reclaimed.................................... 4

Cats reclaimed..................................... 1

Tortoises reclaimed................................1

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ...0

Cats transferred.....................................4

Dogs adopted ......... 0

Cats adopted ......... 0


Sheriff's reports


7:30 a.m., Copperopolis A person inside a green vehicle with a realty sign on the door took pictures of a house while children were playing outside.

9:15 a.m., Tamarack A U.S. Forest Service crew found a horse on Spicer Reservoir Road and tied it to a tree. The horse was later reunited with its Alpine County owner.

10:30 a.m., San Andreas Parts from old cars were found on the caller's property on the 5800 block of Lorinda Lane.

10:54 a.m., Valley Springs area A caller said a cow escaped due to an insufficient cattle guard on the 1900 block of Highway 12.

12:30 p.m., Copperopolis A caller on the 4900 block of Bayview Drive said a construction company removed the caller's mailbox and had yet to return it.

3:28 p.m., Valley Springs A man and woman were arguing on Highway 12.

4:29 p.m., San Andreas A man was yelling in front of the Department of Motor Vehicles on Mountain Ranch Road.

6:59 p.m., Copperopolis A deputy was requested during an argument at an association meeting on the 900 block of Feather Drive in Copper Cove.

7:53 p.m., Arnold Alcohol was involved during a family dispute on the 100 block of Meadowview Court.

Felony bookings


1:20 p.m., San Andreas A 70-year-old Fairfield man was booked on suspicion of continuous sexual abuse of a child, rape and sexual assault after he turned himself in at the Calaveras County Jail. No details were made available. He remained held this morning in lieu of $400,000 bail.


10:30 a.m., San Andreas David Wayne Croney, 41, 1000 block of Clovewood Avenue, Modesto, booked on suspicion of grand theft, being a felon in possession of a firearm and exhibiting a firearm after he turned himself in at the jail. He remained held this morning in lieu of $25,000 bail.


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

David Gordon Johnston, 36, unknown address of Baker Street, Angels Camp, booked at 5 p.m. Tuesday after arrest at Big Trees Market in Arnold.

Jack Carl High, 20, unknown address on Feather Drive, Copperopolis, booked at 10 p.m. Wednesday after arrest on O'Byrnes Ferry Road in Copperopolis.

Rebecca Romero, 47, 2000 block of Horizon Lane, Antioch, booked at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday after arrest on Southworth Road in Burson.



9:30 p.m., West Point A structure fire was reported at a home and shed on the 22800 block of Highway 26. No information was available on the extent of the damage or the owner. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, West Point Fire Protection District, Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District and Central Fire Protection District responded to the fire.

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