News of record for Nov. 15, 2011

Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's office reported the following:


8:37 a.m., Twain Harte - The doors were open at a house being worked on 22200 block of Ridge Road, and a man was seen running from it.

12:56 p.m., Columbia - A house on the 23300 block of Rancho Castanea Road was burglarized sometime in the past two weeks and several items were missing.

1:46 p.m., Sonora - A wallet was stolen from a woman on the 20800 block of Lynn Lane, and fraudulent charges were made on an ATM card that was in the wallet.

2:29 p.m., Jamestown - A black duffle bag with clothing and medications in it was stolen from an unlocked pickup on the 18300 block of Highway 108.

5:49 p.m., Twain Harte - Two chain saws were stolen from an unfinished garage on the 19600 block of Gray Owl Court.

5:51 p.m., Tuolumne - A house on the 18300 block of Hodge Avenue was burglarized.


3:02 a.m., Twain Harte - A blue 1998 Jeep Wrangler was stolen around 2:30 a.m. from the area of Twain Harte Drive and Meadow Drive.

7:13 a.m., Tuolumne - Someone smashed the passenger window of a vehicle on the 18500 block of Main Street and took a wallet that was inside.

10:46 a.m., Soulsbyville - A visor pouch, car registration, insurance card, gas cap key and the garage door opener were stolen from a Jeep parked on the 20700 block of Willow Springs Drive.

1:35 p.m., Columbia - A woman reported a break-in at a rental residence on the 22500 block of Church Lane. She wasn't sure if anything was missing because her son was the tenant and he was out of town.

2:26 p.m., Chinese Camp - Someone near the intersection of Red Hills and Sims roads found two black garbage bags hidden in the bushes containing bones. The remains were later determined to be from a deer.

9:04 p.m., East Sonora - Someone reported that a moving truck in a parking lot on the 13700 block of Mono Way hit one vehicle and then backed into another.


12:31 a.m., Twain Harte - Someone reported that a woman kicked out the window at a bar on the 22900 block of Twain Harte Drive and left on foot toward Eproson Park. An arrest was later made in connection with the incident.

8:18 a.m., Sonora area - A man on the 21700 block of Joyce Court reported that he was alerted of suspicious activity on his credit card. Several charges were reportedly made in Santa Clara, San Francisco and Tracy, totaling several thousand dollars.

1:41 p.m., Sonora area - A man on the 20200 block of Clavey Court reported a CD player worth $100 was taken from the dash of his Toyota.

5:47 p.m., Sonora area - A PG&E office was reportedly burglarized after someone cut the fence and entered the yard. Workers were preparing a list of missing items.

6:51 p.m., La Grange - A social worker for Madera Children's Hospital reported a 16-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital on Sunday for abdominal pain and the girl's mother told staff she was giving her daughter marijuana for pain management. A suspected child abuse report was taken and sent to investigations.


1:05 a.m., East Sonora - A man reported that his friend was bleeding behind a store on the 13700 block of Mono Way and sounded "hysterical." Deputies found the two men had been in a fight with each other and only had cuts and scrapes. Neither wanted to press charges.

Felony bookings


1:22 a.m., Tuolumne - Robert Santorelli Jr., 47, of the 12900 block of Chukar Circle, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest at Black Oak Casino.

9 a.m., Jamestown - James Michael Tracy Jr., 23, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on Seventh Street at Sixth Avenue.


2:21 p.m., Sonora - Justin Arthur White, 32, an alleged transient, was booked on suspicion of burglary, after an arrest near the intersection of Washington and Church streets.


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


12:38 p.m., Long Barn - Joshua Ryan Davis, 21, of the 22700 block of Elmarro Road, was arrested on Highway 108 west of Long Barn.

6:45 p.m., Sonora - Jeffery Wayne Alldrin, 50, of the 14300 block of Sandy Court, was arrested on Stockton Road under the Highway 108 overpass.


1:05 a.m., Sonora - Christopher Scott Stiles, 25, of the 18300 block of Ninth Street, Jamestown, was arrested on North Washington Street at Cowan Street.

3:58 a.m., Tuolumne - Jasin Cameron Boone, 27, of the 19400 block of Hess Avenue, East Sonora, was arrested on Ponderosa Way at Gerber Road.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


7:36 a.m. traffic accident - Sometime during the night, someone hit the front part of property on Banner Drive, damaging a gate, garbage cans and the front yard. A hubcap was left behind indicating the car was an older Mazda.

8:45 a.m., suspicious circumstances - Someone smeared ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise all over a mailbox on East Jackson Street overnight.

8:56 a.m., suspicious circumstances - While responding to another call nearby, an officer noticed that a tree on East Jackson Street was toilet papered. The officer left a business card at the unoccupied residence.

9 a.m., suspicious circumstance - An officer checking on two other vandalism calls found substance poured on a vehicle at another residence on East Jackson Street. The owner of that vehicle said her boyfriend's vehicle was also done, but he left at 7 a.m. No damage was done. The officer took photos of all the vehicles and mailboxes so far called in.

9:03 a.m., vandalism with property damage - A woman driving a KIA Sportage pushed a shopping cart with her vehicle so she could park, and the cart flew into the air, damaging another vehicle. The two owners agreed to work out the damages.

11 a.m., theft - A woman left her residence on North Forest Road unlocked for about 30 minutes to walk her dog, and when she returned, her medications were missing.


12:10 a.m., vehicle theft - An officer checked on a vehicle partially off Lyons Bald Mountain Road at Greenley Road and called the owner, who said her son had the vehicle. She contacted her son, who said the vehicle had been stolen from the Regal Cinema parking lot. The woman picked up her son, and they went to get the car.

12:26 a.m., public intoxication - A 34-year-old man was charged with public intoxication after officers responded to a call that five people wer fighting on South Washington Street.

1:57 p.m., burglary - A woman reported that while she was attending an event at the Sonora Elks Lodge, someone through a rock through her parked vehicle's window and stole her purse that she left inside.


1:56 a.m., public intoxication - Someone reported a fight involving five people at the Office bar on South Washington Street. A man was reportedly hitting females. Officers arrived at the scene and no one requested medical treatment. A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

1:12 p.m., burglary - A man reported that someone smashed out the passenger side window on his vehicle and stole the vehicle's stereo while it was parked on Fairview Lane.

6:17 p.m., burglary - A woman reported there was a break-in to her house while she was away over the weekend.

Fire calls


9:22 a.m., Sonora area - A vegetation fire occurred on the 15900 block of Curtis Circle. The reported fire was debris burning not within the rules of the permit. No injuries or damage were reported.


The Sheriff's Department reported the following:


9:44 a.m., Valley Springs - There was a report of vandalism on Woodgate Road.

10:15 a.m., San Andreas - A woman at a pay phone on East St. Charles Street reported hearing shots being fired in the area. It turned out to be a 21-gun salute from a Veterans of Foreign Wars event in honor of Veterans Day.

2:22 p.m., Arnold - Someone reported a theft from a business near the intersection of Flanders Drive and Moran Road.


2:21 a.m., San Andreas - Theft was reported at an apartment complex on East Saint Charles Street.

8:07 a.m., Copperopolis - A reported break-in occurred at a business on Spangler Lane.

10:56 a.m., Valley Springs - Theft of property was reported at a Starbucks on Highway 12.

3:46 p.m., Valley Springs - A residence was burglarized on Myrtle Street.


7:24 a.m., Arnold - A man requested to speak with poison control because he was bitten by a scorpion. Poison control reportedly told him California does not have poisonous scorpions.

8:42 a.m., Burson - Someone on Jenny Lind Road reported both rear tires on their vehicle were slashed overnight.

Felony bookings


8:43 p.m., Valley Springs - Shannon Lynn Solar, 35, and Dale William Wichman II, 40, both of the 100 block of Myrtle Street, were booked on suspicion of selling marijuana, possession of drugs for sales, manufacturing drugs and felony conspiracy, after an arrest near their home. Wichman was additionally charged with illegal possession of ammunition.


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


7:33 p.m., Valley Springs area - Lydia Jacobo Nunez, 54, of the 24100 block of North Pearl Road, Acampo, was arrested on Highway 12 west of Highway 26.

California Highway Patrol reported the following:


1:20 a.m., San Andreas area - Two men were arrested on suspicion of public intoxication after crashing their car into the guard rail on Highway 49 near San Andreas. Bo Smith, 27, and Robert Juul, 24, both of Manteca, were driving south on Highway 49 in their 2003 Chevy Trailblazer approaching Highway 12. They came to the intersection and failed to yield for the stop sign, traveling across Highway 12 and colliding with the guard rail. The impact of the collision caused their vehicle to overturn and come to a rest on its right side. Both men got out of the vehicle and walked away from the scene before being picked up by California Highway Patrol officers. CHP is still investigating which of the two men was driving the vehicle. Both men were reportedly taken to Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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