Union Democrat staff


Sheriff's reports


7:54 a.m., Sonora area - A "be on the lookout" was issued for a 17-year-old boy who reportedly escaped from the Tuolumne County Probation Department on South Washington Street wearing shackles on one foot and one hand.

8:11 a.m., Tuttletown area - A woman on the 20500 block of Tuttletown Road said 20 goats were in her yard. She said it's an ongoing problem and is ruining her yard.

8:39 a.m., New Melones Reservoir area - A man said gas was siphoned from his pickup Tuesday or Wednesday night while it was parked at the Tuttletown Recreation Area parking lot. The fuel neck was punctured to access the tank.

9:21 a.m., Jamestown area - A motorcycle was reported stolen from the 14500 block of Tulloch Road.

10:16 a.m., Groveland - A mail carrier found two young men trying to break into the phone box terminal at the Groveland Post Office on the 18700 block of Back Street. They were gone when deputies arrived.

12:16 p.m., Yosemite - A 48-year-old man was reported with a possible rattlesnake bite on the 31500 block of Hardin Flat Road.

12:20 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village - A man on the 23800 block of Pine Lake Drive said someone made an $88 online purchase using his ATM card information.

12:35 p.m., Tuolumne - A half-gallon of red iodine was found on the 19700 block of Mi Wuk Street.

2:19 p.m., Twain Harte - Several juveniles were counseled about appropriate behavior at Eproson Park after callers said they were destroying a bicycle with a rock. Investigation proved one of the juveniles owned the bike. One juvenile was counseled, his parents were notified, and he was turned over to a responsible adult after a deputy saw him with drug paraphernalia.

2:22 p.m., Jamestown area - A woman on the 8400 block of Old Melones Dam Road said her bank told her someone had tried to set up a money market account using her information, including Social Security number and driver license number.

11:21 p.m., East Sonora - A man reportedly bitten by a snake was at the Tuolumne County Ambulance quarters on Striker Court off Tuolumne Road.


4:13 a.m., Twain Harte - A Twain Harte couple found a man passed out on their couch on the 22500 block of Cedar Pines Avenue. When a deputy contacted him, the man became combative. He was Tasered and taken into custody.

3:05 p.m., Groveland area -A man on the 20400 block of Old Highway 120 said someone vandalized RVs, motorhomes and a camp bathing area.

4:24 p.m., Columbia -A 13-year-old boy received treatment at a Sonora hospital for injuries related to an assault on Italian Bar Road at Heidi Lane.

5:06 p.m., Fraser Flat - A woman was arrested at the Fraser Flat campground after reportedly being intoxicated and biting people.

5:22 p.m., Pinecrest -Three men were allegedly smoking marijuana and drinking beer in a parking lot on the 400 block of Pinecrest Lake Road.

8:48 p.m., Twain Harte -A man on the 22100 block of Cedar Springs Road said his daughter was beaten by another man.

9:19 p.m., Twain Harte - Two juvenile boys were found under the influence of alcohol at Eproson Park on Meadow Lane and cited and then released to their families.


11:55 a.m., Jamestown -A man on the 10600 block of Seventh Street said he just moved in and found drug paraphernalia.

Noon, Groveland area -A woman said she found drug paraphernalia in a cabin an employee moved out of on the 27500 block of Packard Canyon Road.

12:16 p.m., Pinecrest -A man said his wallet was stolen Saturday on the 400 block of Pinecrest Lake Road.

1:23 p.m., Cedar Ridge area -A man on the 24200 block of Kewin Mill Road said a man kicked in his front door.

3:26 p.m., Ridgewood area -A woman said two $40 flower baskets were stolen on the 16400 block of Crestridge Avenue.

4:49 p.m., Tuolumne -A man was asked to stop panhandling in front of a grocery store on the 18300 block of Tuolumne Road.

11:32 p.m., Tuolumne -A man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on Cherokee Road at Nonies Road.

Felony bookings


3:51 a.m., Sonora - Keith Richard Hillman, 45, of the 900 block of Aldwina Lane in Manteca, booked on suspicion of drug possession after an arrest on the 13200 block of Mono Way.

4:34 p.m., Sonora - John Salvador Hidalgo, 44, of the 20200 block of Cripple Hill Road in Soulsbyville, booked on suspicion of willful infliction of corporal injury, arrested at the Sheriff's Office on Lower Sunset.


12:04 a.m., Jamestown - Forrest Richard Lowe, 29, a transient, booked on suspicion of battery with serious bodily injury, arrested on Willow Street.

10:18 a.m., Jamestown - Joseph Raymond Gavi, 55, of the 12700 block of Chukar Circle in Sonora, booked on suspicion of obstructing a telephone line, battery and trespassing after an arrest on the 10500 block of Petticoat Junction.


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


7:29 p.m., Sonora - Leland Bricen Davis, 34, a transient, arrested on Stockton Road at Mill Villa Road.

6:02 p.m., Sonora - Jacqueline Marie Fulton, 43, of the 17900 block of Tinnin Road, arrested on the 100 block of North Shepherd.

Sonora police reports


7:39 a.m., suspicious circumstances - A 17-year-old boy escaped from the Tuolumne County Probation Department on South Washington St. Units checked the area extensively and were unable to locate him.

2:20 p.m., assault - A patient at a Sonora hospital was reportedly seeking treatment for injuries sustained in an assault.

7:49 p.m., theft - A cardboard box with a purse and other items in it was taken out of a parked car while the owner was in a store. The car was locked, but a window was rolled down.


12:45 p.m., theft -A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

2:14 p.m., theft - A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

4:11 p.m., theft - Three juvenile girls were cited on suspicion of shoplifting on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

11:34 p.m., suspicious circumstances -A man said someone threw a fruit substance at his vehicle as he drove by a parking structure on North Washington Street.


7:14 a.m., public intoxication -A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on Fairview Lane.

Fire calls


11:29 a.m., Twain Harte - A cause is unknown for a four-foot by four-foot spot fire on the 22800 block of East Avenue. Responding were Cal Fire units from Twain Harte and Standard and Twain Harte Fire Protection District.

10:50 p.m., Glencoe - A vehicle accident caused a 1999 Jeep Cherokee to catch fire on the 800 block of Ridge Road. The fire spread to an eighth of an acre. Responding were Cal Fire units from Esperanza and West Point, along with Central Fire and West Point Fire.


2:01 p.m., Sonora - Fire officials ruled arson as the cause of a fire that burned a quarter-acre of Sierra Railroad land on the 13400 block of Mono Way. Responding were Cal Fire units from the Columbia Air Attack Base, Standard, Twain Harte, Green Springs and Mono Village, plus the Sonora City Fire Department.


5:09 a.m., Peoria - Vehicle exhaust caused a fire that burned a 50-foot by 50-foot spot of grass on the 14400 block of Highway 108. Cal Fire units from Standard and Green Spring responded.


Sheriff's reports


9:20 a.m., Valley Springs - Vandalism occurred on Cosgrove Creek Road.

1:34 p.m., San Andreas - A theft occurred on Sunset Street.

10:12 p.m., Mountain Ranch - Vandalism occurred at the Sierra Vista Lookout.

10:28 p.m., Mountain Ranch - Animal cruelty and a fight occurred on Michel Road.


9:46 a.m., Valley Springs - A residential burglary occurred on the 2400 block of Blake Lane.

11:57 a.m., Copperopolis - A grand theft occurred on the 1000 block of Oxyoke Lane.