News of record for December 10, 2002



Sheriff's report


7:50 a.m., Jamestown A woman said she lost about $850 cash Friday between going to the bank and her business on the 18100 block of Highway 108.

8:30 a.m., Quail Hollow A caller reported finding a camera on a lawn on the 12000 block of Chukar Circle.

10:03 a.m., Twain Harte A lock and chain in front of Black Oak School on the 18900 block of Twain Harte Drive was vandalized.

10:27 p.m., Jamestown A woman on the 18700 block of Highway 108 said she was attacked by a man who called her names, turned a hose on her, then grabbed her and pushed her to the ground.

11:11 a.m., Don Pedro area A woman on the 14400 block of Avenida Central said someone put horse manure in her mailbox. She said it might be in retaliation for putting up "No Trespassing" signs on her property near a horse trail.

11:12 a.m., Long Barn A man was reportedly drunk when he arrived at the Long Barn Post Office on the 25900 block of Long Barn Road. A postal clerk turned off the ignition on the man's car and told him to walk home, then she called sheriff's department. A deputy found the man passed out on the floor of his house and left the man's car keys inside the house.

12:48 p.m., Twain Harte A Community Services Unit volunteer found graffiti spray-painted on bleachers at Eproson Park.

12:52 p.m., Tuolumne A Black Oak Casino security officer reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill at the casino.

3:24 p.m., Sonora area Sonora Police dispatchers issued a "be-on-the-lookout" order for a man who possibly stole a cartload of groceries from Pak-N-Save in Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

4:06 p.m., Jamestown A man reported losing his wallet containing $358 cash while at a restaurant on Main Street.

4:47 p.m., Crystal Falls A woman on the 21900 block of Fallview Drive said a large chunk of black asphalt was thrown at her vehicle, parked in a carport, causing an estimated $1,261 in damage.

Felony bookings


8:32 a.m., Sonora John Jason Thompson, 18, 700 block of Deneham Road, Murphys, booked on suspicion of vehicle theft and a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after arrest on the 12800 block of Chukar Circle. No other details were disclosed.

He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Sonora police reports


12:05 a.m., suspicious circumstances An officer checked on an unoccupied car on Greenley Road.

1:09 a.m., suspicious circumstances An officer checked on a car in a parking lot on the 700 block of Mono Way.

1:29 a.m., fight An officer responded to a fight at a business on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

2:09 a.m., suspicious circumstances An officer spoke with two people on South Washington Street at Linoberg Street.

7:59 a.m., theft A woman said $140 was stolen out of her purse, which she found on the backseat floorboard after giving a man a ride to the probation department for work release.


12:46 a.m., suspicious circumstances An officer checked on a car behind a church on Hope Lane.


Injury ............................ 0

Non-injury ................... 2


Sheriff's reports


8:05 a.m., Wilseyville A caller said a school bus was hit by paintballs over the weekend while it was parked at the Wilseyville Store.

Felony bookings


8:24 a.m., San Andreas Donald Ray Lancaster, 46, 1000 block of Blagen Road, Arnold, turned himself in on a warrant charging him with possessing a controlled substance. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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