Union Democrat staff


The Sonora Police reported the following:


8:34 a.m., found property - Someone found a small amount of marijuana, a prescription bottle with no name and a knife on Cemetery Lane. They were booked for destruction.

12:57 p.m., assault - A man pushed a female Wal-Mart employee up against a wall when he was spoken to about smoking in front of the store. A battery report was taken.


2:02 p.m., controlled substances - Officers confiscated marijuana, cigarettes and a lighter from two minors after someone on Rose Street reported seeing them smoking.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


5:52 a.m., Phoenix Lake - A woman said her brothers pushed her and shoved her into a coffee table on the 21100 block of Phoenix Lake Road. One of the brothers said she had tried to punch the other brother twice.

10:36 a.m., Tuolumne - Awnings were slashed and a picnic table damaged at Summerville Elementary School on the 18400 block of Carter Street.

11:26 a.m., Jamestown - A man on the 11100 block of McKibbin Drive was called by someone claiming to represent a computer company who then set a password and told him he had to pay to have it removed. Now he can't access his own computer. He called the computer company and was told he had been scammed.

6:31 p.m., Twain Harte - Two cabins on the 18400 block of Pineview Drive had doors pried open and were ransacked. It was unknown if anything was missing.

7:36 p.m., Twain Harte area - Eight people were assaulting one person at Knox Drive and Tuolumne Road North. They were gone when law enforcement arrived.


10:13 a.m., Twain Harte - A cabin on the 22600 block of Fuller Road was burglarized.

10:13 a.m., Sonora area - A woman on the 16500 block of Caddo Circle reported she received a call from an automated voice claiming to be from her bank and asking for the last four digits of her Social Security number. She revealed the digits and then realized it was a scam. She reportedly closed her credit card account and was given advice to monitor her credit records.

10:45 a.m., Groveland - A woman on the 19600 block of Pleasant View Drive reported a box of jewelry was stolen from her home. She reported the box was located near an unlocked sliding glass door and someone may have taken it while she and her husband were outside of the residence.

3:20 p.m., Sonora area - Someone on the 20200 block of Sommette Drive reported hearing a loud explosion and seeing fire on Midland Drive. The call was transferred to Cal Fire, which reported that it was a false alarm.

6:11 p.m., Twain Harte - A man on the 18000 block of Bonanza Drive reported a fraudulent charge to his credit card of $39 to a online movie and music service. It was reported the transaction appeared to have been made overseas.


7:04 a.m., Groveland - A woman reported her purse was stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at store on the 18900 block of Main Street.

8:21 a.m., Phoenix Lake - A woman on 21100 block of Phoenix Lake Road reported her brother pushed her into a washing machine. The brother denied pushing his sister and said she punched him in the stomach where he recently had surgery. Both agreed to leave each other alone.

11:19 p.m., Sonora area - A woman near North Sunshine and Soulsbyville roads reported someone used her Social Security number to open a satellite TV account.


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


4:51 p.m., East Sonora - Michael Eugene Agpalo, 34, of the 22800 block of Placer Drive, Twain Harte, was arrested on Highway 108 near Peaceful Oak Road.

7:11 p.m., Sonora area - Edward Arthur Waller, 73, of the 9300 block of Fifth Street, Livingston, was arrested on Highway 108 at Mono Way.


8:20 p.m., Twain Harte - Thomas Derek McCurdy, 47, of the 17200 block of Mount Everest Court, was arrested on Highway 108 at the upper Twain Harte Drive exit.

11 p.m., Sonora area - Edward Gutierrez, 57, of the 1000 block of Floyd Avenue, Modesto, was arrested on Highway 108 at Mono Way.

Felony bookings


7:51 p.m., Sonora area - Heather Michelle Spears, 33, of the 100 block of Summit Avenue, was booked on suspicion of forgery, after an arrest at her home.

11:37 p.m., Sonora area - Jesse James Hatler, 26, of the 18000 block of Lime Rock Drive, was booked on suspicion of illegally possessing a dangerous weapon, after an arrest on the 800 block of Sanguinetti Road.


The Sheriff's Department reported the following:


7:08 a.m., Valley Springs - A vehicle was burglarized on Antonovich Road.

8:03 a.m., Murphys - Vehicles were vandalized and fuel was stolen on Main Street.

8:21 a.m., San Andreas - Vehicles were vandalized and fuel was stolen on California Street.

1:30 p.m., Rancho Calaveras - A burglary occurred on Highway 26.

1:55 p.m., Valley Springs - A battery occurred on Nove Way.

7:20 p.m., Murphys - An arrest for public intoxication was made on St. Johns Street.

10:03 p.m., Valley Springs - An arrest was made after law enforcement responded to a report of a loud family fight outside on Poker Flat Road.


8:28 a.m., Valley Springs - A Mitchell Lane residence was broken into.

9:31 a.m., San Andreas - Someone removed all the lights in the men's bathroom at Turner Park on Treat Avenue and broke them in the playground area.

9:43 p.m., West Point - A residence was burglarized on Barney Way.

The California Highway Patrol reported the following:


9:30 a.m., Valley Springs - Two people sustained minor injuries after a traffic collision on Highway 12 at Valley Vista Drive. Matthew Witmer, 55, was driving his 1984 Oldsmobile west on Highway 12 while Brittany Judd, 21, was traveling east in her 2000 Mazda. CHP reported that Witmer merged into the two-way left turn lane and began turning left without yielding to Judd, who crashed into the side of his vehicle. Both drivers were taken to Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.