News of record for Jan. 5, 2012

Union Democrat staff /


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:19 a.m., Sonora area - A person on the 20400 block of Quail Hollow Court said there were three fraudulent transactions pending on a credit card.

11:45 a.m., Groveland - Someone shot another person's dog on the 20800 block of Ferretti Road.

11:55 a.m., Pine Mountain Lake - Someone siphoned about 15 gallons of fuel from an airplane left out in the open on the 20800 block of Hemlock Street. The owner wanted to let law enforcement know about the incident.

12:05 p.m., Groveland - A cleaning person found a box of blasting caps in the garage of a vacant house on the 12400 block of Mills Street.

12:12 p.m., East Sonora - A man said he accidently left his iPad at a restaurant on the 14700 block of Mono Way while celebrating New Year's and it hasn't been found.

3:30 p.m., Twain Harte - A woman said her purse was stolen out of her shopping cart while she was standing at the deli counter of a market on the 18700 block of Tiffeni Drive.

3:37 p.m., Columbia - A woman on the 21800 block of Parrotts Ferry Road said her mailbox was missing and mysteriously reappeared but without mail.

7:40 p.m., Twain Harte area - A man on the 17900 block of Good Shepherd Road said someone fraudulently opened a credit account using his personal information and charged $461, which was sent to a collections agency.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


7 a.m., accident - A woman said she may have hit a man while she was driving south on Washington Street. She said the man told her he was fine when she turned around to check on him. Officers were unable to locate him.

7:04 a.m., fraudulent activities - A man called Sonora police from an unknown location to report he received a call from someone who was asking for his bank information to deposit his Social Security checks. The man hung up on the person before giving out any personal information and requested the incident be documented by police.

9:35 a.m., lost property - A woman said she lost four $100 bills Friday in the parking lot of a bank on South Washington Street and did not realize they were missing until later in the weekend.

12:19 p.m., animal complaints - Someone said a light brown pet rabbit was crossing the road at the intersection of Greenley Road and Mono Way and was causing a hazard because passing motorists were stopping to let it cross. Officers located the rabbit by a gas station on the corner.

9:37 p.m., public intoxication - A 59-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication, after collapsing in front of a store entrance on the 1200 block of Sanguinetti Road.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:31 a.m., Douglas Flat - A report was taken for grand theft that occurred to a business on the 900 block of Highway 4.

10:15 a.m., San Andreas - A report was taken for grand theft that occurred on Highway 49.

7 p.m., Copperopolis - Battery occurred on Signal Hill Trail.

Felony bookings


11:10 a.m., Copperopolis - Jeremy Daniel Stritenberger, 35, of an unknown address in Sonora, was booked on suspicion of robbery, burglary and making criminal threats, after an arrest on the 1000 block of Feather Court.


7:38 p.m., Copperopolis - Jessica Elizabeth Pilson, 22, of the 3100 block Quail Hill Road, was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats, after an arrest at her home.

11:02 p.m., San Andreas - Robert Lonnie Boozer III, 22, of the 25400 block of North Mackville Road, Clements, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on the 2800 block of Highway 12.


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


6:30 p.m., Avery area - Thomas Schuermann, 46, of the 2500 block of Valley View Drive, Arnold, was booked on Highway 4 east of Avery.

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