Sheriff's reports


8:01 a.m., Sonora area An SBC-Pacific Bell employee said a white cellular telephone transmitter tower on Bald Mountain Road was spray-painted with an image of Homer Simpson over the last three weeks. He estimated the damage at $2,000.

9:25 a.m., Groveland The Tenaya Elementary School principal said students reported being threatened Monday. A deputy questioned the students and determined they made up the story.

10:26 a.m., Jamestown area A woman said her husband's wallet was stolen from a truck he parked on McKibbin Drive.

10:33 a.m., Jamestown A man on the 17900 block of Seco Street said a stereo was taken from his parked vehicle.

12:39 p.m., Jamestown A man said two women and three men were walking up and down Main Street asking for money.

1:56 p.m., Sonora A Tuolumne General Hospital employee said a teen-age boy was being treated for a hand injury suffered during a fight at Summerville High School about 10 a.m.

2:11 p.m., Standard A Curtis Creek School bus driver found a small plastic bag with a white substance inside it that could be drugs, said a school official.

3:58 p.m., Quail Hollow A caller said a man in his early 20s walking on Cabezut Road near a pond appeared to be on drugs.

5:26 p.m., Jamestown A man on Jeanese Drive said when his daughter went to retrieve a baseball accidentally hit into a neighbor's yard, the neighbor waved a stick at the girl.

9:32 p.m., Tuolumne A woman said a man evicted from an apartment on the 18400 block of Tuolumne Road was still there having a party.

Felony bookings


10:45 a.m., Sonora Steven Patrick Moseley, 46, 50 block of East Columbia Way, Sonora, booked on suspicion of unlawful possession of ammunition after an arrest at his home. He was released yesterday after posting $5,000 bail.

Sonora Police Department officers were called to Columbia Way after a report of undisclosed suspicious circumstances. Further details were unavailable, as a report was incomplete this morning.

6:55 p.m., Columbia A 22-year-old Tuolumne man, booked on suspicion of felony spousal battery after an arrest on the 22600 block of Broadway, Columbia. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $35,000 bail.

10:11 p.m., Twain Harte A 34-year-old Twain Harte man, booked on suspicion of felony spousal battery and damaging a telephone line after arrest at his home. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $35,000 bail.


12:12 a.m., North Sonora Michael Kenneth Owsley, 18, 10300 block of Ninth Street, Jamestown, Jason Clyde Arnold, 20 12700 block of Chukar Circle, Sonora, and Michael Jay Bellinger, 21, 200 block of Bonanza Road, Sonora, all booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance for sale and possessing controlled substance paraphernalia after an arrest on Shaws Flat and Union Hill roads.

No details were available this morning.

Each man remained in custody this morning in lieu of $60,000 bail.

1:05 a.m., Twain Harte Kasey Ferreira Machado, 18, 19600 block of Carne Richards Road, Tuolumne, and Evan Jacob Smith, 23, 23800 block of Sierra Pine Avenue, Twain Harte, booked on suspicion of possessing an illegal firearm a short-barreled shotgun after arrest on Middle Camp and South Fork roads, Twain Harte.

A deputy stopped and searched a vehicle, in which he found the gun. The two people in the car were arrested, according to a sheriff's report.

Machado and Smith remained in custody this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Sonora police reports


2:23 a.m., public intoxication A 23-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of public intoxication in the parking lot of a business on South Stewart Street.

9:57 a.m., traffic accident A non-injury crash was reported at the intersection of South Washington Street and Restano Way.

10:33 a.m., weapons violation A student was seen possibly carrying a gun or knife near Sonora High School. An officer talked to the student who was not carrying any type of weapon.

11:11 a.m., theft Someone stole a license plate from a vehicle on the 400 block of Greenley Road.

12:35 p.m., theft Someone stole mail from a woman on the 200 block of Ridge Road.

1:32 p.m., suspicious circumstances An employee at the state Department of Motor Vehicles said a man was trying to register a trailer that was stolen from Turlock.

3:45 p.m., traffic hazard Traffic was backing up on Mono Way behind a disabled pickup.

4:11 p.m., animal complaint The owner of a pitbull was cited after the dog knocked down a little girl and dragged her on the 600 block of Olive Street. The girl's skin was not broken and the girl's parent or guardian did not want to press charges.

8:13 p.m., traffic violation Someone saw a driver on Washington Street in the company of a minor who might have been drinking.


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

Non-injury .......................... 5


Sheriff's reports


12:15 a.m., Valley Springs A caller on Lake View Circle reported loud music and bottles being broken nearby.

Felony bookings


8 a.m., Mountain Ranch Steven Charles Wagner, 44, 5600 block of Doster Road, Mountain Ranch, booked on a warrant charging him with possessing a controlled substance after arrest at his house. He was released on his own recognizance.

3:25 p.m., San Andreas Jack Edward Walker, Jr., 38, 200 block of Highway 12, Rio Vista, booked on a warrant charging him with marijuana cultivation, destroying evidence and misdemeanor marijuana and hypodermic needle possession. He was transferred from the San Joaquin County Jail and was released on his own recognizance.


2:05 a.m., Glencoe area Joseph Aaron McClenahan, 39, 100 block of Clinton Road, Jackson, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license after a traffic stop and arrest on Highway 26 at Rich Gulch Road. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $18,000 bail.



1:10 p.m., Douglas Flat A structure fire was reported on the 1600 block of Highway 4. Murphys Fire Protection District, Ebbetts Pass Fire Protection District and Angels Camp Fire Protection District responded.

1:15 p.m., Copperopolis A flue fire was reported on the 1000 block of Sorrel Way. Copperopolis Fire Protection District responded.