Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


10:03 a.m., Sonora area -A man on the 18300 block of Lambert Lake Road said someone in Southern California fraudulently used his banking card for over $10,000.

10:25 a.m., Sonora area -A woman on Lower Sunset Drive reported someone used her bank card fraudulently and charged over $486 in Southern California.

10:35 a.m., Sonora area -A woman said her bank card was illegally used in Arizona for $78.

1:01 p.m., Don Pedro area -Two hundred feet of copper piping were stolen from a well on Paseo Seven Legends.

1:53 p.m., Sonora area - A woman on the 15100 block of Mountain Lily Road said someone stole a pole saw and a weed trimmer from her garage.

2:55 p.m., Sonora -Toilet paper was burned and the restroom vandalized at the Heaven for Kids Park on Greenley Road.

3:16 p.m., East Sonora -A man said his girlfriend was assaulted by another woman on the 20000 block of Waif Mine Road.

3:56 p.m., East Sonora -A woman said her wallet was stolen out of her vehicle on the 1200 block of Sanguinetti Road and then used at a fast food restaurant on the 13700 block of Mono Way.

10:23 p.m., Soulsbyville -A man was assaulted on the 17000 block of Mountain Side Drive by another man.


2:48 a.m., Twain Harte -A man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on the 23000 block of Joaquin Gully Road.

12:16 p.m., East Sonora -A woman on Draper Mine Road at Highway 108 said a man with a four-inch graying beard and a Santa hat brandished a gun at her son.

1:44 p.m., East Sonora -A man on the train tracks on the 13700 block of Mono Way was allegedly "throwing up and acting crazy," Sheriff's logs said.

5:50 p.m., East Sonora -A shoplifter was arrested on the 13700 block of Mono Way.


1:36 a.m., Jamestown - A woman on Margaret Drive reported a "creepy" man was looking through her front windows.

2:39 p.m., Tuolumne - A woman on Chapel Drive said a man threw rocks and sticks at her because she told him he was trespassing.

10:36 p.m., Don Pedro area -Assault was reported on Pepito Drive.

Felony bookings


10:20 p.m., Sonora -Sunny Jay Maldonado, 34, transient, booked on suspicion of first degree burglary and misdemeanor public intoxication after allegedly breaking into a home on the 100 block of Wall Street, where he was arrested.

10:50 p.m., Twain Harte -Henry Anthony Bizzanelli, 24, of Oakdale, booked on suspicion of manufacturing an assault weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor charges of a felon in possession of a firearm, after an arrest on Joaquin Gully at Manzanita Drive.


1:53 a.m., Jamestown -Matthew James Rocha, 38, of Escalon, booked on suspicion of drug possession and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession and driving on a suspended license, after an arrest on the 16600 block of Highway 108.


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


1:38 a.m., Tuolumne area -Jack Albert Geigle, 63, of the 16100 block of Morris Road, arrested on Tuolumne Road at Aarondale Road.

1:59 a.m., Sonora area -Harold Encinias, 58, of the 17900 block of Blue Bell East, arrested on the 15400 block of Butter Cup Lane.

6:55 p.m., Phoenix Lake area -Laurence Gladstone Lee, 72, of the 21800 block of Belleview Road, arrested on Acorn Drive at Phoenix Lake Road.

9:14 p.m., Sonora area -Donald Earl Willingham, 52, of the 18200 block of Wards Ferry Road, arrested on Tuolumne Road at Mono Way.


10:53 p.m., Sonora area -Daryl Lynn Thornhill, 44, of Modesto, arrested on Highway 108 east of Mono Way.

11:27 p.m., Phoenix Lake -Matthew James Silliman, 34, of an unknown address in Sonora, arrested on Paseo de Los Portales at Paseo de Los Robles.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


12:29 p.m., public intoxication - A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and public urination on South Washington Street.


10:15 a.m., vandalism - A store window was broken on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

4:09 p.m., theft - A woman stole cough syrup from a pharmacy on the 800 block of Mono Way.


The Calaveras County Sheriff's Department reported the following:


10:46 a.m., Valley Springs -Burglary was reported at Mar Val Foods on Highway 26.

11:39 a.m., Mountain Ranch -Gas was stolen at Big John's Gas Station on Mountain Ranch Road.

3:53 p.m., Jenny Lind -A home was broken into on Scenic Valley Drive.


11:20 a.m., Dorrington -A burglary was reported on Big Foot Circle.

11:32 p.m., Valley Springs -A physical fight was reported on Quail Oaks Road.


12:43 a.m., Valley Springs -Vandalism was reported on McCauley Road.

1:35 a.m., Burson -A home was broken into on Pettinger Road.

8:48 p.m., Valley Springs -Bottle rockets were reported on Dunn Road.

11:23 p.m., Valley Springs -A carload of people were allegedly partying and screaming on Shadow Lane at Stagecoach Drive.