News of Record for February 14, 2003

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Sheriff's reports


7:26 a.m., Columbia A caller said he saw a transient in a sleeping bag next to North Airport Road and was concerned for the man's safety.

1:08 p.m., East Sonora A teller at Money Mart on the 13700 block of Mono Way said a woman there was causing a disturbance.

2:14 p.m., Standard A Curtis Creek School administrator said a student reported another student with drugs on campus. The administrator asked for a deputy to come to the school.

4:29 p.m., East Sonora A woman said she lost her wallet while shopping at a store in The Junction shopping center, and fears someone might have used her credit cards to make Internet purchases.

5:31 p.m., Rancho Sonora Estates A caller said the driver of a small brown car keeps parking in front of mailboxes on Eureka Drive, prohibiting residents from getting to their mailboxes.

5:41 p.m., Jamestown A woman on the 18200 block of Maple Alley said the driver of a passing car threw a piece of wood at her dog today.

7:15 p.m., Twain Harte A man on the 19000 block of Superior Drive said a bicycle was stolen from the house.

9:08 p.m., Tuolumne A caller said a man wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt, carrying a beer, appeared to be drunk while walking down Pine Street.


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

Jenna Lynn Dotson, 35, 300 block of Adrian Street, Sonora, booked at 10:15 a.m. yesterday after an arrest on Highway 108 at Stockton Road, Sonora.

Jeffrey Allan McNeil, 41, 12700 block of Old Miner Road, Columbia, booked at 7:45 p.m. yesterday after arrest on the 21000 block of Old Columbia Way, Sonora.

Sonora police reports


8:10 a.m., traffic accident A man reported a non-injury hit-and-run crash that occurred Sunday in a parking lot at the intersection of Gold and South Stewart streets.

11:51 a.m., theft An employee at JS West and Symons on the 700 block of South Washington Street reported a "theft and run" incident. Someone was seen running from the business, but an officer was unable to tell if anything was taken. A report was not taken.

6:41 p.m., harassment A woman said a man continues to harass her at her workplace.

8:45 p.m., controlled substances A caller said there were three young men who looked like they were passing around drugs behind a candy booth at a business in the Sonora Crossroads shopping center on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

11:31 p.m., suspicious circumstances An officer checked on people seen around a house on Morning Star Drive.


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

Non-injury .................... 2


Sheriff's reports


6:55 a.m., Valley Springs A caller found what appeared to be part of the space shuttle Columbia in the backyard on the 2300 block of Toyon Court. A deputy said the object appeared to be a car muffler.

9:48 a.m., Mokelumne Hill A mini-storage unit at Hertzig Mini Storage on the 9200 block of Highway 26 was burglarized.

3:07 p.m., Valley Springs A teen was detained after allegedly shoplifting from Mar-Val Food Stores on the 50 block of Highway 26.

3:43 p.m., Arnold A teen said he was tackled by another teen while on the way home from a bus stop.

3:54 p.m., Arnold A teen-age girl said she was approached by a man in a white car on Meadowview Road who asked if she wanted a ride home.

Felony bookings


11:20 a.m., San Andreas John Ervin Rutt, 31, 1500 block of Nicholas Lane, Murphys, booked on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and violating his parole after an arrest at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital.

According to a sheriff's department report, Rutt, employed as a hospital lift technician, was arrested after an investigation by Detective Chris Villegas and Deputy Wade Whitney. The officers said Rutt allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old female co-worker in various locations throughout the hospital over the last three months.

Rutt remained in custody this morning, held without bail because of the parole violation.

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