Sheriff's reports


5:02 a.m., Sonora A deputy stopped a van on Lyons Street. Inside were seven illegal aliens. The six men and one woman were transported to the Tuolumne County Jail, where they awaited transfer out of the county by Immigration and Naturalization agents.

9:02 a.m., Jamestown A tool box and miscellaneous tools, all valued at $450, were reported stolen from under a pickup parked on the 17000 block of Highway 108.

9:32 a.m., Columbia A man on the 11300 block of Yankee Hill Road said someone entered his unlocked vehicle and ruined the ignition switch.

10:32 a.m., Columbia area A caller on the 22000 block of Parrotts Ferry Road said a trailer parked there had been broken into.

11:30 a.m., Groveland A woman said two people walking on Harper Road were shooting a gun. The woman said bullets were flying over her head and she yelled at the shooters, but they could not hear her.

12:20 p.m., East Sonora An employee at Enterprise Rent-A-Car reported finding a 9 mm handgun inside a rental car returned Monday.

12:31 p.m., Columbia A man on the 23000 block of Carlotta Terrace reported a .38-caliber revolver stolen from his home possibly a year ago.

2 p.m., Soulsbyville A caller said a woman driving a blue sedan followed the caller home after an altercation while driving. The caller said she honked her horn after almost hitting a motorcycle driver, who, she said, failed to use a turn signal.

3:16 p.m., Cedar Ridge A man on the 23900 block of Hitching Post Road reported the driver's side window of a truck parked at the house was smashed.

4:39 p.m., Wards Ferry area A man reported trash, tires, oil containers and a 55-gallon drum left on the side of Wards Ferry Road near Algerine Road.

6:03 p.m., Tuolumne A woman said the driver's side window of her car, parked at Summerville Elementary School, was shot out with what appeared to be a BB gun.

9:13 p.m., North Sonora area A woman on the 21000 block of Shaw Flat Road said a person wearing dark clothing just ran through her yard and jumped a back fence.

Felony bookings


7:41 p.m., Sonora Jacob Randle Penrod, 21, 20300 block of Turner Court, Sonora, booked on warrants charging him with possession of a deadly weapon, forging a prescription and receiving stolen property after an arrest at his home.

He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Sonora police reports


6:22 a.m., suspicious circumstances An officer checked on activity on Green Street.

8:20 a.m., found property A man said he found a woman's wallet lying on School Street near Sonora High School.

9:08 a.m., agency assist An officer was called to Sonora Elementary School to help a parent whose third-grade child refused to get in a car. The caller said the child had already hurt a staff member.

10:14 a.m., vandalism A man said someone poured battery acid and spattered black paint on his vehicle on the 100 block of West Bradford Street.

12:23 p.m., theft A woman said someone stole a check from her vehicle while it was parked in a business in the Sonora Crossroads shopping center.

2:07 p.m., fraudulent activity A man wanted to talk to an officer about potential fraud involving a financial services company.

3:20 p.m., theft A man walked out of Pak 'n' Save with a cart full of food he didn't pay for.

3:38 p.m., lost property A bicycle was reported lost on the 700 block of South Barretta Street.

3:53 p.m., traffic accident A hit-and-run crash was reported in the parking lot of a business on the 600 block of South Washington Street.

4:36 p.m., lost property A Copperopolis man said he lost a cellular phone at a business on the 900 block of Sanguinetti Road.

5:28 p.m., traffic accident A woman reported a hit-and-run crash that occurred Monday at the intersection of Mono Way and Sanguinetti Loop.

5:33 p.m., lost property A Morgan Hill man said he lost a cellular phone at a business on the 1000 block of Mono Way.

9:34 p.m., fight A man said he got into a fight with two men at a business on the 700 block of Mono Way. The man said the two men said they "would be back to get him."

11:58 p.m., suspicious circumstances An officer checked on undisclosed activity at the Pacific Bell yard on Ponderosa Drive.


Injury ....................... 3

Non-injury .............. 6


Sheriff's reports


12:53 p.m., Rail Road Flat A derogatory sign about Gov. Gray Davis was removed from a tree on the 19500 block of Jesus Maria Road.

1:39 p.m., Murphys A caller said several cars parked on Main Street were scratched.

1:46 p.m., San Andreas A Calaveras High School employee reported student vehicles parked at the high school were tampered with.


10:02 a.m., Valley Springs A caller on the 2700 block of Danaher reported the theft of a "family heirloom."

10:58 a.m., San Andreas A caller said a hitch on a truck parked at Calaveras High School was stolen.

5:43 p.m., Copperopolis A car parked on the 4800 block of Little John Road was reported burglarized.

Felony bookings


6:10 p.m., Angels Camp Edward Paul Aragon, 42, and Janet Marie Aragon, 36, both of the 6700 block of Riata Way, Angels Camp, booked on Stanislaus County warrants charging them with making false statements on an insurance claim and conspiracy to make false insurance claims, after arrest at their home.

Edward Aragon was transferred to the Stanislaus County Jail. Janet Aragon was released after posting $10,000 bail.


1:25 a.m., Valley Springs Juan Gabriel Magana, 25, 7700 block of Baldwin Street, Valley Springs, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance for sale and misdemeanor charges of possessing drug paraphernalia after arrest on Highway 12 at Lime Creek Road, Valley Springs.

He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $70,000 bail.