Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


11:51 a.m., Sonora area - A woman from the 18100 block of Via Serena reported people have been calling her and harassing her about payday loans that she never took out. The people reportedly say they will clean out her bank account.

6:47 p.m., Sonora area - An assault was reported on the 19900 block of Phoenix Lake Road.

9:30 p.m., Sonora area - A bicycle was stolen from behind a business on the 13700 block of Mono Way.

10:25 p.m., Sonora area - A woman reported she had left her door unlocked at her residence on the 16600 block of Madrone Circle and, when she came home, it was wide open. She also reported hearing someone running through the bushes behind her residence, so she suspected the person ran out the back door.

11:49 p.m., Jamestown - A man reported his son had been assaulted by four men outside of a bar on 14400 block of Highway 108. The man's son reportedly refused medical treatment, and the four suspects were last seen heading toward Modesto.

Felony bookings


12:49 a.m., Sonora area - Robert Garcia Jr., 40, of the 1600 block of Holm Avenue, Modesto, was booked on suspicion of transporting drugs, after an arrest on near the intersection of Tuolumne Road and Hess Avenue.

8:19 a.m., Sonora area - Charles Taylor Bowers, 21, of the 400 block of South Stewart Street, was booked on suspicion of assault, after an arrest at his home.

1:55 p.m., Sonora area - Ronald L. Akin, 49, of the 21000 block of Crystal Falls Drive, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on American River Drive at Crystal Falls Drive.

3:08 p.m., Sonora area - Edward Lee Jones, 20, of the 16700 block of South Creekside Drive, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, after an arrest at his home.


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


3:47 p.m., Sonora area - Jack William Bain, 60, of the 20100 block of Jamestown Road, Jamestown, was arrested on Jamestown Road south of Racetrack Road.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


10:16 a.m., Sonora area - A person reported seeing several juveniles near a bank on Stockton Street and one of them appeared to be under the influence of either alcohol or drugs because he was "staggering" through the parking lot and in the roadway.

12:52 p.m., Sonora area - There was a reported theft of yellow scissors valued at more than $200 from a hair salon on South Stewart Street.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


6:55 p.m., Glencoe - Trespassing on Highway 26.

11:19 p.m., San Andreas - Vandalism at an apartment complex on Lewis Avenue.


7:16 a.m, San Andreas - A man reportedly walking down Mountain Ranch Road with a long rifle.

Felony bookings


12:21 p.m., Avery - Nathan Wesley Smith, 29, of the 200 block of Hunter Dam Road, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, transporting drugs and possession of stolen property, after an arrest at his home.