Union Democrat staff


The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


12:41 p.m., vandalism - A garage door was damaged at a residence on Morning Star Drive.

3:25 p.m., disorderly conduct - Two juveniles were fighting in Courthouse Square on Washington Street while three others videotaped them.


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


2:15 a.m., Sonora area - David Ryan Warne, 26, of the 22000 block of Longeway Road, arrested near his home.

Felony bookings


5:02 a.m., Tuolumne - Leo Victor Martin, 46, of Jack Tone Road, Ripon, was booked on suspicion of selling or transporting drugs and drug possession, after an arrest on the 19200 block of Cherokee Road.


12:14 a.m., Columbia - Patrick Mark Conway, 45, of the 1600 block of Meadow View Road, Arnold, and Russell Gene Pacheco, 56, unknown residence, both booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on Parrotts Ferry Road near Brewster Drive.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


1:37 a.m., Dardanelle - A big-rig truck was stuck on Highway 108 near Kennedy Meadow Road.

10:20 a.m., Sonora area - A power line went down on Tuolumne Road and started a small fire. California Highway Patrol said it wasn't a traffic accident that caused the line to come down, but a power surge. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was called to remove the power lines. The road closure was lifted about 3 p.m. No one was injured and no structures were damaged, according to California Highway Patrol, but traffic was congested for hours.

1:34 p.m., Crystal Falls - An elderly woman was trapped in her vehicle after a rollover accident on Fallview Drive near Meadow Lane. She was trapped about 15 minutes but was not injured, according to the CHP.

1:57 p.m., Crystal Falls - A man on the 17000 block of Columbia River Drive reported that his mailbox had been vandalized.

3:16 p.m., Jamestown - A man who had recently moved out of a rental property went to check on the residence on the 8400 block of Old Melones Dam Road and discovered damage to the door, holes in the wall and a sleeping bag and empty bottle of alcohol on the floor.

3:44 p.m., Twain Harte - Burglary was reported to a residence on the 24100 block of South Fork Road.

4:27 p.m., Sonora area - A woman reported that kids were screaming, yelling and crying at a residence on the 21500 block of Crestview Drive. It turned out they were just playing in the dirt and didn't show signs of physical abuse.

5:00 p.m., Groveland - A home was burglarized on the 19000 block of Second Garrote Ridge Road.

5:19 p.m., Twain Harte - A woman reported that her 11-year-old daughter had been attacked by three pitbulls on Good Shepherd Road near South Fork Road, and was in the emergency room for treatment.

5:27 p.m., Columbia - A Columbia Village Drive woman reported that she had been pushed, kicked and bitten by another woman.

5:28 p.m., Twain Harte - A man said he saw people dumping trash on an empty parcel of land on Pinewood Lane near Middle Camp Road.

6:05 p.m., Sonora area - A truck spilled a load of scrap metal that it was hauling on Tuolumne Road at Standard Road, causing traffic to back up.

6:06 p.m., Groveland - There was a report of an injured golden eagle in the roadway on Highway 120 near Old Highway 120, but the bird was gone when authorities arrived.