News of record for January 8, 2003



Sheriff's report


11:09 a.m., Jamestown area A shed on the 11000 block of Golden Horseshoe Mine Road was burglarized and a floor heater and tools were missing.

12:03 p.m., East Sonora The owner of Marty's Auto Service on the 19500 block of Industrial Drive said a customer became irate when told the repairs he made to his own car were not done right.

12:38 p.m., Crystal Falls The front window of a house on the 22000 block of Crystal Falls Drive was shot.

12:53 p.m., East Sonora A Longs Drug Store employee detained a possible shoplifter.

1:05 p.m., Tuttletown A man on the 20000 block of Tuttletown Road said he has noticed prowlers in his area at night.

1:52 p.m., Wards Ferry area A man said he found a large number of hypodermic needles dumped by the side of Wards Ferry Road near Tuolumne Road. County environmental health officials were asked to investigate and remove the needles.

3:24 p.m., Twain Harte A cabin on the 22500 block of Golf Club Drive was reported broken into. The owner said it appeared someone slept there.

5:34 p.m., Tuolumne A Community Service Unit volunteer said several people were in front of the Tuolumne Market and appeared to be drinking.

6:29 p.m., Jamestown A clerk at Sierra Trading Post on the 18100 block of Highway 108 said a man has been hanging around the store all day and refuses to leave.

10:41 p.m., Quail Hollow A man on the 20200 block of Grouse Way said an allegedly drunken woman is hanging around the apartment and refuses to leave.

Felony bookings


10:18 p.m., Sonora Michael David Rhea, 21, no address given, Sonora, booked on suspicion of receiving stolen property and misdemeanor petty theft and public intoxication after an arrest at Mervyn's in Sonora Crossroads shopping center. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Sonora police reports


8:34 a.m., traffic accident A non-injury crash was reported at the intersection of Greenley Road and Mono Way.

8:38 a.m., vandalism An employee at Central California Bank on the 200 block of South Washington Street said someone vandalized the automatic teller machine over the weekend.

10:16 a.m., weapons violation A man said a seventh-grade boy brandished a knife at his young son Sunday at a business in the Sonora Crossroads shopping center on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road. The man wanted to talk to an officer.

11:02 a.m., burglary A man said someone broke into a locked moving van on the 100 block of Columbia Way. Clothing valued at $150, a day planner valued at $50 and an identification card were stolen.

12:11 p.m., traffic accident A non-injury crash was reported on Mono Way.

12:23 p.m., traffic violations A woman on the 300 block of Morning Star Drive said drivers are speeding by her house with loud music playing in the mornings and early evenings.

1:34 p.m., burglary Someone stole a $1,500 lap top computer from Staples in the Sonora Crossroads shopping center on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road. The business had no information on a suspect.

6:03 p.m., theft A woman said someone stole her purse at a business in the Sonora Crossroads shopping center on the 1200 block of Sanguinetti Road. The purse contained cash, a driver's license, Social Security card and checkbook.

11:46 p.m., suspicious circumstances An officer spoke with someone on Theall Street.


2:07 a.m., suspicious circumstances An officer checked on an open gate at a business on Stockton Road.

2:21 a.m., suspicious circumstances An officer checked on a vehicle on Ponderosa Drive.

4:47 a.m., suspicious circumstances An officer checked on a vehicle on Sanguinetti Road.


Injury ......................................... 2

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


Sheriff's report


8:25 a.m., Valley Springs A caller asked for a deputy to help with a possible altercation when a tow truck driver comes to a house on the 1000 block of Mockingbird Lane to remove a vehicle.

9:23 a.m., San Andreas A caller said a trespasser may be living in a vacant house on the 500 block of Alfreda Street.

11:38 a.m., Douglas Flat A window was reported broken at Foothill Materials on the 1200 block of Ansel Davis Road.

11:44 a.m., San Andreas A employee at Central Sierra Bank reported receiving counterfeit travelers' checks.

1:41 p.m., San Andreas A caller said trespassers were at a vacant house for sale on the 200 block of East St. Charles Street.

2:15 p.m., Murphys A caller on the 200 block of Black Bart said a Sacramento television station withdrew money from a bank account without authorization.

4 p.m., Murphys A caller asked a deputy to check abandoned cottages on the 200 block of Jones Street after a vehicle was recently reported stolen.

Felony bookings


3:55 p.m., Rail Road Flat John Charles Mason, 23, 600 block of Ridge Road, Rail Road Flat, booked on a warrant charging him with possessing a controlled substance and possessing less than an ounce of marijuana after arrest at his home. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $20,000 bail.

6:20 p.m., Murphys Jamey Lynn Maroney, 25, 2500 block of Silver Drive, Arnold, booked on suspicion of vehicle theft, receiving stolen property and misdemeanor drunken driving, petty theft, evading a police officer and driving without a license. Maroney was arrested on Fullen Road, Murphys by California Highway Patrol officers.

He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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