News of record for Nov. 1, 2011

Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:09 a.m., Columbia - A woman on the 23200 block of Italian Bar Road threatened to hit her trailer park manager with a cane and made several allegations against the manager.

9:11 a.m., Sonora area - Someone stole a coffee can with about $300 worth of change, another $140 in cash in a money clip, a head lamp and a pocket knife from an unlocked vehicle on the 10800 block of Mount Brow Road.

9:29 a.m., Tuolumne - A man driving a truck on the Westside property just west of Tuolumne accidentally backed into a tractor on which another man was sitting. The man on the tractor was caught between the two vehicles. He was airlifted for medical treatment.

3:51 p.m., Bluebell Valley - An arrest was made on the 17800 block of Buttercup Circle after law enforcement responded to a call that a man had just smashed a woman's foot in a door on purpose and then locked himself inside the house. She had locked herself in a truck in the driveway.


3:17 a.m., Jamestown - Two or three people stole a barbecue from in front of an apartment on the 11000 block of State Street, then left in a white taxi with a circular light on top.

4:08 a.m., Sierra Village - Someone threw something at a window of a residence on the 24900 block of Highway 108, cracking the window.

10:46 a.m., Jamestown- A 6-by-6-foot window was cracked overnight at a business on the 18200 block of Main Street.

3:47 p.m., Jamestown - A woman on the 10300 block of Willow Court reported someone cut the rubber soles off her slippers.

4:12 p.m., Sonora area - A man reported someone stole the 2012 registration sticker from his 2001 Jeep Cherokee on the 21000 block of Ranier Court.

6:07 p.m., East Sonora - A security guard at a electric substation on the 19300 block of Industrial Drive reported someone cut the lock on the gate, stole copper wire and then placed a different lock on the gate.


1:41 p.m., Sonora area - A man reported someone tried to break the lock off one of his trailers on the 14900 block of Camage Avenue by taking the screws out of it.

3:58 p.m., Pinecrest - The door was kicked in at the Pinecrest Permittees Association's water treatment plant on the intersection of Dodge Ridge and Pinecrest Lake roads.

6:03 p.m., Twain Harte - A woman reported a burglary to her residence on the 22700 block of Confidence Road.

Felony bookings


6:19 p.m., Sonora - Lisa Lynn Beaty, 31, of an unknown Soulsbyville residence, was booked on suspicion of possession of stolen property, after an arrest at Coffill Park on South Washington Street.

8:26 p.m., Sonora - Robert Donald Palmer, 23, of the 1700 block of Windmill Farms Drive, Cotati, was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats, after an arrest on the first block of Banner Drive.


12:18 a.m., Groveland - Anthony Raymond Harbut, 23, of the 12700 block of Hetch Hetchy Court, was booked on suspicion of theft of a firearm, after an arrest on Main Street.


6:06 p.m., Sonora - Nicole Michelle King, 27, of the 19300 block of Susan Way, was booked on suspicion of possession of drugs and stolen property, after an arrest on the 400 block of South Shepherd Street.

6:12 p.m., Sonora - Lisa Ann Carr, 48, of the 19300 block of Susan Way, was booked on suspicion of transportation of drugs, after an arrest on the 400 block of South Shepherd Street.

11:58 p.m., Sonora area - Melinda Noreen Ramey, 54, of the 19900 block of Highway 108, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on Highway 108 east of Lime Kiln Road.


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


12:12 a.m., Twain Harte - Brittney Marie McCullah, 19, of the 22600 block of Golf Club Drive, was arrested on the 22700 block of Golf Club Drive.


2:21 a.m., Twain Harte - Jessica Lyn Bryan, 22, of an unknown Jamestown residence, was arrested on Kit Carson Drive at South Fork Road.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


10:30 a.m., suspicious circumstances - A woman said she and her boyfriend were walking to a doctor's appointment when a man in a white Dodge pulled over, got out, ran up to them and started yelling obscenities. They were afraid and ran away.

12:41 p.m., animal complaints - Two separate callers on Alpine Lane reported an ongoing problem with a large black Rottweiler that keeps coming into their yards, defecating and threatening their animals.

5:16 p.m., theft - Reviewing security footage, employees at a store on South Washington Street saw a woman shoplifting. An officer recognized the woman, found her in Coffill Park and arrested her.


8:20 p.m., theft - A man reportedly stole a large pack of batteries from a drug store on Mono Way.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


11:15 a.m., Valley Springs - Cruelty to animals was reported on Siegel Street.

5:34 p.m., Camp Connell - A residence was burglarized on Chumash Circle.


1:43 p.m., Dorring - A residence was burglarized on Karock Road.


1:19 a.m., Copperopolis - Burglary and vandalism were reported on O'Byrnes Ferry Road.

9:16 a.m., Paloma - A gas cap was ripped off a vehicle on Main Street.


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


6:20 p.m., Murphys - Kevin Paul Merrill, 50, of the 2500 block of Black Oak Drive, Arnold, was arrested on Highway 4 east of Utica Powerhouse Road.


2:39 a.m., Arnold - Justin Keith Kuchman, 23, of an unknown Altaville residence, was arrested on Highway 4 at Country Club Drive.


2:59 p.m., Angels Camp - Ricky Daniel Cavaco II, 27, of the 200 block of Main Street, San Andreas, was arrested near the intersection of Whittle and Angles Creek Access roads.

6:28 p.m., Altaville - Debora Ann Wagner, 51, of the 1800 block of Highway 4, Arnold, was arrested on Murphys Grade Road east of Gardner Lane.

6:30 p.m., Angels Camp - Fermin Silva-Arce, 32, of the 500 block of Moray Way, Patterson, was arrested on Highway 4 at Telegraph Court.

Fire calls


8:04 p.m., San Andreas - Cal Fire and local units responded to a vegetation fire on Hawver Road. Two engines and one hand crew from Cal Fire and three units from local fire departments battled the blaze, which burned a quarter-acre of grass and caused no monetary damage, according to a Cal Fire report. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is unknown. The fire was extinguished about 1:56 a.m. on Sunday.

Felony bookings


12:23 a.m., San Andreas - David Escanuela, 22, of the 100 block of Dimaggio Avenue, Pittsburg, was booked on suspicion of bringing drugs into a jail, drug possession in prison and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, after an arrest on Highway 49 south of Treat Avenue.

2:16 p.m., San Andreas - Elizabeth June McMahan, 29, of the 300 block of East St. Charles Street, was booked on suspicion of assault, after an arrest at her home.

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