News of record for Oct. 4, 2011

Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:02 a.m., Twain Harte - A caller said someone hit a deer at Hunts Road and Twain Harte Drive and was now on the side of the road trying to butcher it. Deputies found no one near the deer.

9:36 p.m., Columbia - Juveniles vandalized lights on the 11200 block of Columbia Villa Road.

12:07 p.m., Sonora - A woman on the 13000 block of Sanguinetti Road said someone stole her ATM card and took $408 from her account. An arrest was made.

2:41 p.m., Columbia - A wallet was stolen from a vehicle parked on the 22400 block of South Airport Road.

4 p.m., Groveland - A chain saw was stolen from an unlocked pickup between 10 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. Friday while it was parked on the 12900 block of Jackson Mill Drive.

5:34 p.m., Twain Harte - A residence on the 17000 block of Jupiter Drive was burglarized and vandalized sometime in the past two weeks.

7:03 p.m., East Sonora - A man was arrested on suspicion of stealing a flashlight from Kohl's on the 13700 block of Mono Way.

9:23 p.m., Jamestown area - Juveniles partying on private property at Mountain Bluff Road near Highway 120 without permission were told to leave. A wrecked vehicle was later discovered over the side of an embankment with no one inside.


2:10 a.m., Twain Harte - A woman walked out of a store on the 22000 block of Joaquin Gully Road with an 18-pack of beer and did not pay.

4:57 a.m., Columbia - A man was seen lying in a ditch near the intersection of Yankee Hill Road and Cattlemans Trail, and was feared dead. The man told an officer he was sleeping because he had been drinking earlier.

10:52 a.m., Big Oak Flat - Someone was skateboarding on Old Priest Grade.

12:01 p.m., Sonora area - A woman reported she suspected one of her tenants had slashed three tires on her car parked at her residence on the 9000 block of Highway 49.

12:47 p.m., Twain Harte - A man reported someone had broken into his vacation cabin on the 22000 block of Golf Club Drive while he and his wife were gone between 10 a.m. and midnight. The person didn't take anything but appeared to have taken a nap in their spare bedroom.

4:33 p.m., Jamestown - A man reported that someone keeps calling him at his residence on the 10000 block of Peppermint Circle and making threats. The person has threatened to rape the man's wife, kidnap his daughter and sell her, drag him behind a truck by his ankles, ruin his credit and steal his identity. The man reported he is working with the phone company to trace the origin of the calls.

6:12 p.m., Crystal Falls - A man reported someone had broken into his rental home on the 21000 block of Russian River Drive in the past three weeks, stolen numerous items and destroyed most of the house.

10:31 p.m., Jamestown - An intoxicated-sounding female reported someone had stolen her purse while she was at a bar on the 14000 block of Highway 108.


11:28 a.m., Sonora area - A trash dump was reported on the 20000 block of Jamestown Road.

3:25 p.m., Sonora area - A person reported seeing a man smoking in his car with the windows rolled up and a toddler in a car seat while his vehicle was parked on the 13000 block of Mono Way.

4:25 p.m., Sonora area - Two stray dogs got into a chicken coop on the 18000 block of Kirks Road and killed about 10 chickens. One dog got stuck in the coop and the other got away.

7:27 p.m., Sonora area - A man reported his generator was stolen from behind his residence on the 22000 block of Longeway Road.

Felony bookings


2:30 a.m., Sonora - Wally Alexander Pool, 29, of the 12000 block of Chukar Circle, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on the 19000 block of Greenley Road.

4:40 p.m., Sonora - Adam Pierce Hoskins, 25, of the 10000 block of Jim Brady Road, Jamestown, was booked on suspicion of receiving known stolen property, forgery with a credit card and burglary, after an arrest on the 300 block of South Washington Street.


2:21 a.m., Twain Harte - James Anthony Vierra, 29, of the 16000 block of Big Hill Road, was booked on suspicion of vandalism causing $50,000 or more in damage, conspiracy to commit a crime, grand theft and receiving known stolen property, after an arrest at his home.

4 p.m., East Sonora - Shannon Rae Cox, 41, of the 10000 block of Park Lane, Coulterville, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest at the The Junction shopping center.


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


7:43 p.m., Jamestown - Robin Kay Deats, 49, of the 9000 block of Happy Valley Way, was arrested on Highway 49 south of Montezuma Junction.

8:11 p.m., Sonora area - Renee Lister Freitas, 38, of the 100 block of Elk Drive, was arrested on Sawmill Flat Road south of Big Hill Road.

11:50 p.m., East Sonora - Carlos Dragicevich, 48, of the 18000 block of Wards Ferry Road, was arrested on Mono Way at Highway 108.


1:43 a.m., Twain Harte - Jose Albert Yniguez, 60, unknown residence, was arrested on Highway 108 at Twain Harte Drive.

2:06 a.m., Sonora area - Randall King Clements, 29, of the 10000 block of Preston Lane, Jamestown, was arrested in parking lot the 13000 block of Mono Way.


1:37 a.m., Sonora area - Anthony David Decristoferi, 38, of the 10000 block of Willow Street, Jamestown, was arrested on Highway 108 at Washington Street.

4:39 p.m., Long Barn - Clinton Richard Standley, 76, of the 21000 block of Lariat Loop, was arrested on Highway 108 at Lakeview Drive.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


9:24 a.m., burglary - A vehicle parked at Stockton Road and South Washington Street was broken into during the night.

3:26 p.m., controlled substances - A boy or young man was sitting in the driver's side of a parked vehicle in the Timberhills shopping center and appeared to be huffing something, then seizing up. He was taken by ambulance to Sonora Regional Medical Center and released to his father.

5:52 p.m., theft - A woman accidentally left her purse on a cart at Wal-Mart on the 13700 block of Sanguinetti Road, and when she returned, it was gone. Store personnel were observing security video.


2:49 a.m., assault - A man called 911 from in front of the Sonora Police Department on South Green Street to say he was attacked by a man at a bar on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

12:43 p.m., drugs - Two groups of people were suspected of smoking marijuana in Rotary Park on Woods Creek Drive. Police found that no one was smoking, but one of the people in the group had a prescription for marijuana and others were smoking hand-rolled cigarettes.

12:44 p.m., animal complaints - An aggressive pit bull wandered into the yard at a residence on Snell Street, but the residents were able to scare it away.


2:58 a.m., suspicious circumstances - A man was seen running around and yelling near the long-term care unit at Sonora Regional Medical Center on South Forest Road. Another caller reported the man was trying to break into the building through the back door and window.



5:19 a.m., Copperopolis - A man on Morado Circle was concerned because the cat was acting weird.

9:52 a.m., Valley Springs - A mountain lion was in a yard on Gold Nugget Drive.

4:40 p.m., San Andreas - An arrest was made after a disturbance at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital on Mountain Ranch Road.

6:51 p.m., San Andreas - A disturbance occurred at Peoples Cemetery.

10:21 p.m., San Andreas - A disturbance occurred on East St. Charles Street.


12:40 a.m., San Andreas - An arrest was made after a disturbance on Market Street.

3:57 p.m., West Point - A 41-year-old man was arrested for trespassing on a property on Bald Mountain Road, after he had been warned multiple times to stay away.


12:44 p.m., Valley Springs - Vandalism was reported on Garner Place.

1:34 p.m., West Point - Burglary was reported on Bummerville Road.

2:15 p.m., Mokelumne Hill - A theft was reported on Ponderosa Way.

3:23 p.m., Copperopolis - Gunshots were heard near Flint Trail.

9:03 p.m., Copperopolis - One person was arrested after a verbal altercation on Choctaw Road.

Felony bookings


8:51 p.m., Valley Springs - Emmett Cleveland James Jr., 32, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest near the intersection of Myrtle and Daphne streets.

9:45 p.m., Copperopolis - Christopher Dwayne Renfrow, 30, was booked on suspicion of vandalism causing $400 or more in damage, after an arrest on the 1000 block of Choctaw Road.


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


11:49 p.m., West Point - Heath Randy Carlins, 31, of the 100 block of Veterans Lane, was arrested in West Point.


3:55 a.m., San Andreas - Danial Lavern Cochrane, 34, of the 4000 block of French Gulch Road, Angels Camp, was arrested at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital.

9:23 p.m., Valley Springs - Braden Beaumont Griffin, 21, of the 9000 block of Whalen Road, Wallace, was arrested on Highway 26 west of Highway 12.

10:16 p.m., Valley Springs - Kari Aaro Suni, 57, of the 1000 block of Gold Strike Road, San Andreas, was arrested on South Petersburg Road near Highway 12.


7:40 p.m., Murphys - Daniel Stephen Krynytzky, 56, of the 500 block of Church Street, was arrested on Highway 4 at Hunter Dam Road.

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