Sheriff's reports


8:03 a.m., Chinese Camp A driver reported that another driver spit at him and "flipped him off numerous times" after he stopped to answer a cellular phone call at Highway 120 and Sims Road.

8:41 a.m., Greenley area A 2-by-20-foot rubber runner was reported stolen from in front of the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Sierra office on the 20100 block of Cabezut Road.

9:12 a.m., Phoenix Lake area A caller reported that "two young men dressed in black" ran from a pond off Dambacher Drive when they saw her.

9:28 a.m., Twain Harte A woman whose garbage was found in a trash bin at Black Oak School agreed to remove it.

9:29 a.m., Sonora Meadows A caller from the 21300 block of Crestview Drive said a neighbor backed her car over some landscaping on her property Wednesday night.

9:47 a.m., Groveland Tools and a pistol valued at $700 were reported stolen from a home on the 19600 block of Ferretti Road.

10:25 a.m., Groveland Tools were reported stolen from a home on the 21000 block of Hemlock Street.

10:32 a.m., Sonora A 37-year-old woman treated for injuries at the Sonora Community Hospital emergency room said she was hit by another woman at a Jamestown mini-mart on Dec. 20, but would not give details to the hospital staff because, she said, her assailant "would come back and get her."

10:44 a.m., Cold Springs A caller reckoned that a car covered with snow on Old Mono Road was "suspicious."

11:36 a.m., west county The manager of a Highway 108 motel told dispatchers that a boy staying in one of the rooms with his mother started a fire. He said he would like both of them to leave.

12:57 p.m., Chinese Camp Guns and other items valued at $5,000 were reported stolen from a home on the 10800 block of Highway 120.

2:41 p.m., Pine Mountain Lake Subdivision security officers called with information on someone who reported took "a unit and lot sign."

3:12 p.m., Long Barn area Trespassers were reported at Little Sweden.

3:24 p.m., unknown location A caller reported his cellular phone missing.

4:10 p.m., Crystal Falls A caller reported that her 10-year-old sister was "hit in the face" by her mother at a home on the 21000 block of Feather River Drive.

6:03 p.m., Greenley area A caller from the 20200 block of Sparrow Lane reported her 15-year-old daughter missing.

6:41 p.m., Tuolumne A caller from the 18500 block of Cedar Street said his wife broke the television during an argument "over her not being where he thought she was going to be" earlier in the day.

7 p.m., Jamestown The clerk at a Highway 108 business reported that a man was "coming in and out of the store acting delusional and thinking people are after him."

8:30 p.m., Wards Ferry area A caller from the 18000 block of Wards Ferry Road reported that "her mother's boyfriend hit her in the face about a half hour ago."

8:45 p.m., East Sonora Three portable CD players valued at $239.97 were reported stolen from Longs Drug in The Junction shopping center.

9:11 p.m., Sonora Meadows A living room window on the 21600 block of Crestview Drive was reported shot with a BB gun.

9:14 p.m., Columbia area A Big Hill Road caller reported her neighbors were fighting.


3:35 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village A responding deputy reported that everyone at a Highway 108 home where a woman fell and cut her leg "had been drinking."

Felony bookings


12:30 p.m., Tuolumne area Rebecca Christine Wells-Putnam, 29, 1100 block of Fremont Street, San Jose, booked on suspicion of assault after arrest at a home on the 20900 block of North Tuolumne Road. According to the sheriff's office, Wells-Putnam hit her mother during a dispute over the custody of her daughter. She was held this morning in lieu of $5,000 bail.

3:40 p.m., Sonora Tanya Leann Slate, 21, 18300 block of Apple Colony Road, Tuolumne, booked on a felony warrant charging her with forgery and theft after surrendering at the sheriff's office. The Tuolumne County District Attorney's Office said Slate stole a check from a friend's Tuolumne area home on Sept. 4 , forged it for $300 and cashed it. Slate was held this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.


Cited for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs:

Jason David Travis, 19, 1600 block of Vern Court, Ceres, booked at 10:30 p.m. Thursday after arrest on Highway 1220 west of Tulloch Road.

Sonora police reports


2:06 a.m., suspicious circumstances Windows were smashed, tires were flattened and the keys left in the ignition of a pickup parked on the 200 block of Barretta Street.

10:56 a.m., fraudulent activities A man on the 8400 block of Old Melones Dam Road said a credit card was used fraudulently at Sonora Express Mart on the 100 Block of Pesce Way.

7:50 p.m., traffic accident No injuries were reported in a traffic accident on the 100 block of North Washington Street.

8:14 p.m., theft A cellular telephone was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 100 block of South Stewart Street.

11 p.m., suspicious circumstances A man on the 22100 block of Feather River Drive said a man in his late 20s appeared to be watching the first man's wife and 4-year-old daughter inside a restaurant on the 1000 block of Mono Way, tried to detain them in the parking lot and brandished a knife.


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

Non-injury ........................4



9 a.m., Columbia A mobile home fire was reported on the 23200 block of Italian Bar Road. The owner is unidentified, and a dollar damage is unknown. Cause is under investigation. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Tuolumne County Fire Department, City of Sonora Fire Department and Red Cross responded.

10:30 a.m., Groveland A structure fire was reported on the 20000 block of Dunn Court. Groveland Community Services District Fire Department, CDF and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.


Sheriff's reports


8:05 p.m., Mountain Ranch Homeowners on the 500 block of Blossom Lane returned home after being gone two days and found their back door unlocked.


8:52 a.m., Forest Meadows Two people in a black, short-bed, older pickup were seen on the 200 block of Snowberry Court stealing Christmas cards meant for the garbage man off garbage cans.

12:07 p.m., Valley Springs A caller gave the sheriff's department the description of a car from which someone dropped a Labrador off by the side of Littlejohn Road. A sheriff's sergeant located the telephone number of the vehicle owners and called to advise them they left something in Calaveras County.

3:26 p.m., Arnold A caller said a vacation cabin on the 1800 block of Rawhide Drive has been broken into since Thanksgiving.


12:01 a.m., Arnold A caller said after a former employee hadn't been to work for a few days, and he discovered several power tools and other merchandise were missing.



12 p.m., Copperopolis A mobile home fire was reported on the 3800 block of Chuckwagon Drive. The mobile home was destroyed. Copperopolis Fire Protection District responded.