News of record for December 30, 2002



Sheriff's reports


7:11 a.m., East Sonora A caller from Barton Overhead Doors on the 14400 block of Tuolumne Road reported the theft of doors from the business.

10:26 a.m., Twain Harte A caller on the 23100 block of Oakview Drive said a nearby cabin had been broken into.

11:55 a.m., Twain Harte A caller said she had been assaulted and would wait for an officer at a downtown business.

3:59 p.m., Tuolumne A woman reported a burglary at a residence on the 20400 block of Misty Lane.

4:14 p.m., Dodge Ridge A caller said a snowboard was stolen from the 700 block of Dodge Ridge Road.

4:16 p.m., Phoenix Lake Estates A man said tools were stolen from his garage on the 21200 block of Phoenix Lake Road.

7:35 p.m., Twain Harte A caller at Twain Harte Pharmacy on the 18700 block of Tiffeni Drive said a man threatened an employee with bodily harm after the pharmacy would not give him his prescription medication, saying he did not have refills available and the pharmacy was closing.


9:16 a.m., Tuolumne A man on the 17900 block of Yosemite Road said someone threw a marble through the front window of his home Friday.

9:40 a.m., Twain Harte A woman said a residence on the 22600 block of Golf Club Drive had been broken into, but nothing appeared to have been taken.

12:27 p.m., Phoenix Lake area A man on the 21200 block of Phoenix Lake Road said someone entered the house through a window and took 200 decorative Jim Beam decanters and an older Budweiser sign.

1:26 p.m., Columbia A woman reported a burglary to a home on the 22600 block of Valley Quail Road.

7:38 p.m., Twain Harte Sheriff's deputies helped California Highway Patrol officers with a traffic jam at Highway 108 and Twain Harte Drive. Several vehicles were stopped and drivers were stranded in heavy snow. One minor collision also occurred.

8:09 p.m., Columbia A woman on the 22500 block of Parrotts Ferry Road said a man who had been drinking just fell in front of her house, and she does not know him.

10:45 p.m., East Sonora A caller said a reckless driver was "spinning donuts" in a parking lot on the 14500 block of Highway 108.

10:52 p.m., Twain Harte A "be-on-the-lookout" alert was issued for a possible drunken driver with no headlights weaving all over Highway 108 heading toward Sonora. A deputy tried to stop the vehicle, which failed to yield. The deputy noted the driver "does not seem to care that units are behind him." Plans were made to use a spike strip to stop the vehicle, but it finally stopped in a parking lot near The Junction shopping center on the 13700 block of Highway 108. According to the sheriff's log, the driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs but was elderly.


7:45 a.m., Mono Vista A man from Ahearn's Towing on the 20800 block of Mechanical Drive said someone broke down fencing to access the business storage yard and take a purse out of a vehicle stored there.

8:01 a.m., Soulsbyville The Calvary Chapel office on the 19900 block of Soulsbyville Road was broken into and a public address system was stolen.

11 a.m., Groveland A man on the 20900 block of Incense Cedar Trail said a woodstove was stolen from a recently sold home.

12:28 p.m., Jamestown A man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication at a business on Main Street.

2:29 p.m., Cedar Ridge A caller said two boys were on the roof of a vacant home on Oxbow Lane.

5:01 p.m., Tuolumne A caller reported someone shot out a window at a house on the 18000 block of Pine Street.

7:49 p.m., Jamestown A man flagged down a deputy to report someone was "taking a hammer" to a vehicle parked on the 10600 block of Seventh Street.

8:35 p.m., Tuolumne A Black Oak Casino security officer reported the casino received a fake $1 bill.

Felony bookings


12:01 a.m., Sonora Michael Allery Weist, 21, 500 block of Williams Street, Murphys, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and bringing contraband into a jail facility after an arrest on Washington and Church streets, Sonora. He was also booked on misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear and failure to submit to mandatory chemical tests. Weist remained in custody this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.

12:15 a.m., Tuolumne A 31-year-old man was booked on suspicion of felony spousal battery after an arrest at his home. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $35,000 bail.


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

Christopher Paul Habelt, 32, 2400 block of Topeka Street, Riverbank, booked at 12:25 a.m., Saturday after arrest on Joaquin Gully and Cedar Street, Twain Harte.

Mel Reed, 49, 10500 block of Horseshoe Bend Road, Sonora, booked at 2:06 a.m. Saturday after arrest on Shepherd and Elkin streets, Sonora.

Sonora police reports


2:15 a.m., suspicious circumstances A man said he saw another man standing near Bradford Avenue and South Stewart Street trying to start fights with anyone who walked by.

8:31 a.m., theft A man on the 100 block of East Columbia Way said a door was stolen from his house.

8:46 a.m., vandalism A man on the 200 block of North Shepherd Street said the front and side windows of his vehicle had been shot out with what he thought was some type of gun. He said a signed note was left behind.

10:02 a.m., vehicle theft A pickup parked on the Cassina High School Campus, 200 block of South Barretta Street, with the windows smashed had been reported stolen in San Leandro.

1:12 p.m., traffic accident A truck hit a parked van on South Washington Street. Both parties agreed to exchange insurance information. No injuries were reported.

2:21 p.m. traffic accident A woman said she saw a blue van hit a parked vehicle on the 100 block of South Washington Street, damaging the parked vehicle's hood and grill.

2:50 p.m., traffic accident A woman said a vehicle hit a barricade on Elkin Street.

3:04 p.m., fire A woman on the 300 block of North Arbona Circle said there was a fire burning outside in the trees. It was determined to be a debris burn.

5:13 p.m., traffic accident A Soulsbyville woman reported a traffic accident at Mono Way and Greenley Road.

6:45 p.m., weapons violation A caller at Mervyn's California Department Store on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road said one juvenile was in custody for shoplifting and others were in the area. The juvenile was cited and released to a parent, and a 20-year-old man was charged with carrying a switchblade.

11:37 p.m., public peace, fight, disorderly conduct A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication after officers responded to a report of a fight at a bar on the 100 block of South Washington Street.


12:56 a.m., public intoxication A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication behind a bar on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

1:59 a.m., public peace, fight, disorderly conduct A person involved in a disturbance at a bar on the 100 block of South Washington Street reported at 11:37 p.m. Friday asked to press charges.

1:33 p.m., lost property A Jamestown woman said she lost a set of keys in a three-hour parking lot on South Stewart Street on Friday.

5:48 p.m., public intoxication A 46-year-old Coulterville man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on the 700 block of Mono Way.

9:30 p.m., suspicious circumstances A woman on the 200 block of Pasadena Avenue said she arrived home to find her door unlocked with a broom "booby-trapped" to cause noise upon entry.

11:43 p.m., warrant arrest A 21-year-old man was arrested on warrants after officers were called to a disturbance at a bar on the 100 block of South Washington.


Injury ........................................ 1

Non-injury ............................... 11



4 p.m., Columbia A fire was reported on the 10500 block of North Airport Road. The fire was caused by a tree that fell into a power line. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

5:45 p.m., Jamestown area A mobile home fire was reported on the 8500 block of Old Melones Dam Road. Electricity caused the fire. Dollar damage was estimated at $10,000 to the attic. Edna Williams of the same address owns the home. CDF, Jamestown Fire Protection District and Tuolumne County Fire responded.


Calaveras County Sheriff's reports for Friday, Saturday and Sunday were unavailable this morning.



3:30 a.m., Dorrington A structure fire was reported on the 3300 block of Muriettas Roost. Damage was estimated at $180,000. Cause and owner are unidentified. Ebbetts Pass Fire Protection District and CDF responded.

4:30 p.m., Avery A power pole fire was reported on Highway 4. Ebbetts Pass Fire Protection District responded.

8:30 p.m., Arnold A fire was reported on the 1400 block of Lilac Drive. The fire was caused by a tree that fell into a power line. Ebbetts Pass Fire Protection District responded.


2 p.m., Hathaway Pines A vehicle fire was reported on Highway 4 at Horseshoe Drive. Ebbetts Pass Fire Protection District responded.

9:15 p.m., Jenny Lind A flue fire was reported on the 2300 block of Henney Lane. No dollar damage was reported. The owner is unidentified. CDF and Foothill Fire Protection District responded.

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