News of record for Oct. 17, 2011

Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


10:54 a.m., Twain Harte - A man was reportedly threatening people and asking for meth on Twain Harte Drive at Joaquin Gully Road under the arch.

1:52 p.m., Groveland - Someone reported that five travel trailers on the 19000 block of Vernal Drive had been broken into over the past two weeks.

9:40 p.m., Columbia - A drunk man was reported laying on the side of the road on the 22000 block of Parrotts Ferry Road. Deputies located the man and arrested him on suspicion of public intoxication.

Felony bookings


2:20 p.m., Sonora area - Tuolumne County Sheriff's agents raided a residence on the 10000 block of Racetrack Road. Agents seized 91 marijuana plants, nearly one pound of ready-to-sell pot, 13 grams of hashish, 3.4 grams of psilocybin mushrooms and various weapons including billy clubs and daggers, according to Sgt. Craig Davis, narcotics team commander for the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office. Three people living at the residence were arrested on suspicion of a variety of charges including growing marijuana, drug possession and possession of deadly weapons. Tara Jo Romano, 23; Joshua Michael Standen, 24; and Adrian Antonio Vasquez, 20, were all three booked in Tuolumne County Jail on Thursday afternoon.


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


5:28 p.m., Twain Harte area - Matthew Jessen Menzel, 43, of the 21000 block of Crystal Lake Drive, was arrested on Crystal Falls Drive at Longeway Road.

7:15 p.m., Tuolumne - Steven Louis Limpo, 60, of the 18000 block of Madrone Street, was arrested on Tuolumne Road North at Tomira Meadow Road.

8:08 p.m., Twain Harte - Michael William Kinder, 55, of the 18000 block of Middle Camp, was arrested on Twain Harte Drive at Tiffeni Drive.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


5:35 p.m., assistance - A person visiting from Australia reported being unable to get clothes out of a washing machine at a laundromat on Mono Way because it wouldn't stop spinning. An officer responded to the scene to assist the individual. Dispatchers contacted the owner of the laundromat.

8:18 p.m., property damage - A person reported that someone slashed all four tires on a neighbor's car at apartments on Columbia Way.


3:13 a.m., weapons violations - A person reported hearing a small caliber gun shot in the area of West Lane. Officers were unable to locate the origin of the shot.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:42 a.m., Camp Connell - Someone stole lawn equipment from a store on Highway 4.

2:43 p.m., Burson - A possible burglary was reported on Burson Road.

3:29 p.m., Mountain Ranch - Someone reported a possible vehicle theft and other issues on Old Greek Mine Road.

Felony bookings


3:30 p.m., San Andreas - Melissa Jeannine Phillips, 31, was booked on suspicion of drug possession and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, after an arrest at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital.

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