News of record for Janaury 17, 2005



Sheriff's reports


8:22 a.m., Tuolumne A Summerville High School student said a snowboard was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on campus.

9:02 a.m., Phoenix Lake area A man on the 21000 block of Phoenix Lake Road said a .22 caliber revolver was stolen from his house.

9:15 a.m., East Sonora A caller said a man in an orange pickup truck punched a man in a yellow pickup truck while the two trucks were parked on the 13400 block of Mono Way.

2:03 p.m., Tuolumne A caller said two men in a red pickup truck with a skull and crossbones emblem on the back window dumped trash off the side of Buchanan Road and took off. The caller gave the truck's license plate number to a dispatcher.

2:29 p.m., Sonora A caller said a man was hitting a woman with a flashlight while the two were driving in a white pickup truck in Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

3:48 p.m., Sonora A 14-year-old boy walked away from Cassina High School.

4:09 p.m., Standard area A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness after a caller reported seeing him stumbling in and out of traffic on Tuolumne Road.

4:21 p.m., Columbia A Sierra Commons apartment manager said a tenant he served with an eviction notice was smoking marijuana.

5:51 p.m., Sonora area A caller said he saw a man get out of a car on Lime Kiln Road and over to a woman parked at the entrance to Mountain Springs Golf Course, where he screamed at her and tried to choke her.

6:20 p.m., Jamestown A caller said a woman in an apartment on the 10300 block of Preston Lane had been screaming at her children for a couple of hours and thought a deputy ought to check on the situation.

6:41 p.m., Tuolumne area A man on the 16000 block of Anderson Drive said a woman threatened his son with a 2-by-4 after he rode his dirt bike to the mailbox.

6:48 p.m., Columbia A Federal Aviation Administration official asked Columbia airport officials to check on a the well-being of a pilot of a Cessna 172 who radioed he was low on fuel and having problems with his airplane. The pilot landed safely at the airport and took off again.

10:02 p.m., Soulsbyville A clerk at the Outpost mini-mart said a woman had been sitting in her car for over two hours, occasionally coming into the store and acting strangely.

10:53 p.m., Pinecrest A Pinecrest School maintenance worker found two doors at the school, on the 30400 block of Old Strawberry Road, open and reported that one had significant damage. A deputy thought the damage might have been done by a snowplow.

11:42 p.m., Jamestown A 20-year-old man was arrested on a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession warrant after a traffic stop on Seventh Street.


7:22 a.m., Jamestown A woman said her vehicle, parked on the 10600 block of Oak Creek Court, was broken into the night before.

9:28 a.m., Twain Harte A woman said two suspicious-looking men with chain saws and hard hats were walking on Middle Camp Road.

11:08 a.m., Pinecrest An employee of a business on the 700 block of Dodge Ridge Road said another worker's belongings were taken from a locker.

12:16 p.m., Crystal Falls A woman said someone dumped old mattresses and fencing on her property, on the 17100 block of Smokey River Drive.

12:24 p.m., Sonora area A caller said a man left a gun on a porch on the 200 block of North Washington Street.

12:45 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village A woman said her vacation cabin, on the 24300 block of Kome Road, was broken into.

2:38 p.m., Cedar Ridge A Belleview School employee reported that two students were suspended for having drugs at school the day before.

3:05 p.m., Tuolumne A man said a storage area under a home on the 18700 block of First Avenue was broken into and 35 sheets of siding were stolen.

3:24 p.m., Columbia A woman said two people were in a fight in a parking lot on Broadway Street.

4:17 p.m., Sonora area A woman said two people were fighting on the 18900 block of Golden Dove Lane.

6:38 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village A woman on the 24200 block of Kiku Lane said her house was broken into and that the heater was left on.

7:14 p.m., Columbia A caller said neighbors on the 11000 block of State Street were using drugs outside their home.

7:50 p.m., Jamestown A caller said people had a large fire on an empty lot on Sixth Avenue.

9:33 p.m., Groveland A woman said she heard three loud taps on her window, on the 13100 block of Wells Fargo Drive. Then the window broke.

10:23 p.m., Twain Harte A caller said a woman accidentally locked her two children in her vehicle on the 22400 block of Fireside Drive.

11:10 p.m., Phoenix Lake A caller said a woman came to her door on the 20100 block of Phoenix Lake Road and threatened her daughter.


12:12 a.m., Tuolumne An employee of a business on the 19400 block of Tuolumne Road North said a customer had punched an employee.

1:36 a.m., Tuolumne An employee of a business on the 19400 block of Tuolumne Road North said a man was yelling profanities at a supervisor.

7:03 a.m., East Sonora A caller said someone cut the lock off a front gate and a gas pump at a business on the 19300 block of Industrial Way and also broke into some vending machines.

10:11 a.m., East Sonora A woman said someone has been tearing up her driveway on the 19500 block of Serrano Road by "four-wheeling."

10:27 a.m., East Sonora A man said someone tampered with the emergency access gate at the end of Lambert Lake Road, making it inoperable.

10:38 a.m., Twain Harte A man said his house, on the 21800 block of Confidence Road, was broken into.

10:54 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village A man said at least five houses on Jeanita Lane had been broken into.

10:59 a.m., Tuolumne A woman was reported stumbling through an alley behind the 18700 block of Madrone Street.

12:56 p.m., Groveland A man said his house, on the 18500 block of El Capitan Way, was broken into.

1:31 p.m., Tuolumne A woman said her purse was stolen from her unlocked vehicle parked on Pine Street.

2:08 p.m., Jamestown A woman said her brother-in-law was taking things from her residence, on the 12600 block of Jacksonville Road.

2:22 p.m., East Sonora A woman said her landlord entered her rental property, on the 16300 block of Draper Mine Road, without permission. The landlord said he was there to take pictures of trash.

3:50 p.m., Tuolumne A Tuolumne woman said her 15-year-old son was in a fight with another child.

4:18 p.m., Jamestown A woman said four 10- or 11-year-old children were shooting BB guns near her vehicle, on the 10600 block of Seventh Avenue.

7:54 p.m., Columbia A woman said four men were using drugs on the steps near her apartment, on the 11000 block of State Street.

8:20 p.m., Quail Hallow Men and women were reported fighting on the 20200 block of Sparrow lane.


1:07 a.m., Groveland A caller on the 13000 block of Rosetta Court said he caught a man underneath his window with a flashlight.

1:42 a.m., Jamestown A caller said another man "took a swing" at him and refuses to leave his house, on the 13700 block of Park Avenue.

10:29 a.m., Long Barn A man said rings, keys, a Buck knife and a crescent wrench were stolen from his home, on the 21900 block of Lakeview Drive.

Felony bookings


2:32 a.m., Jamestown area Joseph Antone Francis, 33, no address, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale and transporting a controlled substance after a traffic stop and arrest on Highway 108 at Chabroullian Lane. He was released after posting $15,000 bail.


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

Yvonne Marie Depage, 47, 20000 block of Peppermint Falls Road, Jamestown, booked at 7:07 p.m. Thursday after arrest on South Washington Street at Theall Street, Sonora.

Daniel Ray Boyd, 18, 22000 block of Longeway Road, Sonora area, booked at 3:07 a.m. Friday after arrest on Columbia Way at North Stewart Street, Sonora.

Sonora police reports


8:41 a.m., hazardous situation A city works crew blocked off South Stewart Street from Restano Way to Lytton Street due to a water main break.

12:03 p.m., fraudulent activity A caller on the 400 block of Greenley Road said a Social Security card was stolen.

2:39 p.m., traffic violation A caller asked for extra patrol on South Shepherd Street near Lytton Street because drivers were speeding and running a stop sign.

3:29 p.m., public intoxication A 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication after someone saw him having convulsions on Greenley Road.

4:07 p.m., found property A purse found in Courthouse Park on North Washington Street was turned over the Police Department.

4:47 p.m., theft A man said his daughter's backpack, containing a computer, cash, cell phone and school work, was stolen while she was at Sonora High School.

5:14 p.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said three teens were trying to get under a fence at the Sonora High School swimming pool on School Street.

6:55 p.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said several men in a gray SUV have been driving back and forth on Sanguinetti Road.

11:15 p.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said a man dressed in black and carrying a briefcase was looking into vehicles in the old Sonora Community Hospital parking lot on South Forest Road.


6:56 a.m., hazardous situation A caller said a truck was blocking the east lane of Stockton Road near the Highway 108 turnoff.

7:51 a.m., traffic accident A non-injury accident occurred on the 500 block of Snell Street.

6:31 p.m., lost property A man said he lost his wallet at a business on the 1200 block of Sanguinetti Road.


4:12 a.m., fight A caller reported an argument on the first block of Alley Way.

8:55 a.m., burglary Nanna's Brick Oven Deli Cafe's office on the 300 block of South Stewart Street was broken into. Money was taken and the office was ransacked.

2:13 p.m., vandalism A caller on the 100 block of Lyons Street said a window screen was vandalized.

5:23 p.m., suspicious circumstances A caller said a man on Lyons Street kept trying to get into a car that was locked.

9:15 p.m., public peace An employee of a business on the 100 block of North Washington Street said an intoxicated man refused to leave.


12:42 a.m., fight A caller from a business on the 100 block of South Washington Street said a fight occurred outside.



5:38 p.m., Columbia - A double-wide mobile home on the 22700 block of Sawmill Flat Road was severely damaged after an electrical heater malfunctioned. About $70,000 of damage was done to the building and its contents, owned by Merlyn Donne. His small black dog, Lucky, died in the fire. Engines from Tuolumne County Fire Department and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Columbia Fire Protection District and the Sonora Fire Department responded to the call.


Sheriff's report


3:33 p.m., Valley Springs A caller said a man and a woman were walking down Hogan Dam Road, yelling at each other.

4:40 p.m., West Point A caller said a man keeps coming to his property, on the 300 block of Higdon Spink Cutoff Road, without permission.

4:41 p.m., West Point A man on the 200 block of Matson Lane said a girl threatened him with a knife the night before.

9:50 p.m., Arnold A caller said a window broke while two people were fighting on the 1100 block of Highway 4.


7:50 a.m., Valley Springs A caller said tools were stolen from a shed on the 100 block of Pine Street.

1 p.m., Valley Springs A caller reported an argument between a homeowner and landscaper on the 4300 block of Bartelink Drive.

2:47 p.m., Arnold A caller said a house on the 1700 block of Seminole Way was broken into.

5:19 p.m., Arnold A caller on the 1900 block of Blagen Road said kids were walking on thin ice over White Pines Lake.

6:07 p.m., Arnold A caller said a vacation cabin on the 2700 block of El Dorado Drive was broken into.

8:08 p.m., Copperopolis A caller from the Thompson Lane Homeowners Association said someone was trespassing in the RV storage area.


8:24 a.m., Murphys A caller said tools and other items were stolen on the 300 block of Woodland Drive.

9:39 a.m., Arnold Food was taken and a house was trashed on the 2800 block of Murphys Road.

10:19 a.m., Valley Springs A caller said a man was running in and out of traffic on the west lane of Highway 12.

10:42 a.m., Mountain Ranch A caller said a filter system was stolen off a pump on the 16200 block of Jesus Maria Road.

12:41 p.m., Valley Springs A caller reported a property line dispute between neighbors on the 3100 block of Gillam Road.

2:29 p.m., Camp Connell A caller said a vacation cabin on the 100 block of Campbell Lane was broken into and items were taken.

3:23 p.m., San Andreas A caller said lumber was stolen from the 1200 block of Wimbledon Drive.

4:12 p.m., Arnold A woman said her door was vandalized on the first block of Longman Lane.

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