Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's office reported the following:


9:45 a.m., Sonora area - Jewelry, an iPod and an iPad were taken from a residence on the 22400 block of Yerba Santa Drive.

9:57 a.m., Mono Village - A family packing to move from a house on the 19200 block of Rickridge Way noticed the family silver was missing.

11:34 a.m., west county - A man was seen at Highway 108 and O'Byrnes Ferry Road taking his shirt off and holding a high-powered rifle. He was gone when law enforcement arrived.

12:01 p.m., East Sonora - A woman lost four $100 bills in the parking lot of a bank of the 13700 block of Mono Way.

12:03 p..m., Twain Harte - A woman on the 18000 block of Bonanza Drive ordered a $1,729.99 oven from a business in August. It was never delivered, so she canceled the order in November and was reimbursed the amount she had paid. However, the company then re-charged her card the same day.

2:05 p.m., Mono Village - Someone apparently used a screwdriver to puncture a bumper on a car parked on the 19400 block of Hillsdale Drive.

6:12 p.m., Jamestown - Someone spray-painted the letters "WC" and what looked like eyes on the sidewalk in front of a home on the 21100 block of Petticoat Junction Drive.

6:24 p.m., Sonora area - A driver stopped for using a cell phone while driving was removed from the vehicle when an officer saw a large hunting knife between the door and seat. The deputy warned the driver about the danger of having a concealed knife during law enforcement contact.

10:12 p.m., Jamestown - A man was arrested on suspicion of causing a fight and breaking a window at a business on the 18200 block of Main Street.


12:40 a.m., Jamestown - Several people were in a physical fight in the middle of the road in front of a business on the 18200 block of Main Street, and at least 85 to 90 people were involved.

1:44 a.m., Jamestown - Seven men were in a physical fight outside a business on the 18200 block of Main Street.

7:54 a.m., Columbia - Someone spray painted a U.S. Postal Service vehicle on the 22600 block of Parrotts Ferry Road causing $200 in damage.

9:27 a..m., Jamestown - Someone spray painted a man's fence and some park benches on the 17700 block of Rolling Oaks Drive.

1:17 p.m., Twain Harte - Someone pushed a Twain Harte Lake Association boat into the mud of the mostly drained Twain Harte Lake.

5:29 p.m., Tuolumne - A woman said her purse was stolen while she was at Black Oak Casino. The casino had the incident on camera.

9:17 p.m., Sonora area - Someone broke into a home on the 20400 block of Jamestown Road and stole a jewelry box.


9:46 a.m., Groveland - Someone reported vandalism to a car and house windows on the 19000 block of Digger Pine Street. The person responsible also dropped a cell phone at the scene.

10:35 a.m., Jamestown - A man said someone put a piece of wood through the rear window of his vehicle while it was parked on Preston Lane at Seco Street.

5:38 p.m., Twain Harte - Someone broke the passenger side window of a woman's vehicle on Middle Camp Sugar Pine Road at Confidence Road and stole her purse.

Felony bookings


1:32 a.m., Jamestown - Michael Damen Cleary, 28, of the 16900 block of Chicken Ranch Road, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on the 18700 block of Highway 108.

2:38 a.m., Jamestown - Kristi Dawn Payton, 34, of the 5000 block of Jaquima Drive, Angels Camp, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on the 18700 block of Highway 108.


5:47 p.m., Jamestown - Stephanie Marie Questo, 25, of the 18200 block of Ninth Avenue, was arrested and booked on suspicion of transporting or selling drugs and possession of marijuana for sales.


1:03 a.m., Jamestown - Charles Bruce Johnson, 20, of the 15000 block of Lakeside Drive, was booked on suspicion of drug possession and driving while under the influence, after an arrest on Fifth Avenue at Highway 49.


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


7:09 p.m., Sonora - Richard James Burns, 57, of Hidden Creek Court, was arrested on Washington Street at Hospital Road.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


6:11 p.m., theft - A Greenley Road resident believes his ex-girlfriend possibly stole money from his residence while he was in jail.

6:16 p.m., assault - An 18-year-old woman whose car was about to be towed for expired registration was arrested on suspicion of assault for allegedly throwing her keys in an officer's face.

8:20 p.m., theft - Two women in a blue car stole half a cart of groceries from Save Mart on Mono Way.

11:57 p.m., assault - A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault, vandalism and public intoxication after allegedly hitting a manager at Applebee's on Sanguinetti Road, kicking cars and yelling at people.


10:52 a.m., controlled substances - A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of using drugs after being chased off another man's property on South Forest Road.

12:46 p.m., fraud - A woman on Snell Street said a man "with a strong accent" called her and told her she had won items from Walmart. He asked for her account information and a small handling fee. She did not provide him with any information and called Walmart, who told her the call was not authorized by the store.

8:38 p.m., public intoxication - A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication, after being found passed out between garbage cans at an auto parts store on South Washington Street.


10:58 p.m., theft - A woman was in the Sonora Police Department lobby to report that she realized $90 was stolen from her wallet after she gave three people a ride home.


The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office reported the following:


10:37 a.m., Valley Springs - A battery occurred on Highway 12.

10:38 a.m., Valley Springs - A fight occurred on Highway 12.

11:58 a.m., Wilseyville - A residential burglary occurred on North Railroad Flat Road.

2:50 p.m., Wilseyville - An arrest on an out-of-county warrant at North Railroad Flat Road and June Avenue.

9:17 p.m., San Andreas - A physical altercation on Mountain Ranch Road.

11:39 p.m., Camp Connell - A person allegedly causing a disturbance on Hokan Circle. The person was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.


8:02 p.m., Valley Springs - A physical altercation on Huckleberry Lane.


1:23 p.m., Wilseyville - A theft on Blagen Boulevard.

2:53 p.m., Jenny Lind - A residential burglary on Long Horn Court.


6:47 a.m., Dorrington - A physical assault occurred at an undisclosed address on Highway 4.

Felony bookings


12:30 a.m., Burson - Nathen Ellis Neill, 25, of the 11900 block of Brandy Lane, was booked on suspicion of assault, after an arrest at his home.

11:50 p.m., Angels Camp - Salina Christine Constant, 33, of the 300 block of South Main Street, was booked on suspicion of receiving stolen property, after an arrest on the 1400 block of Foothill Village Drive.


10:40 a.m., Copperopolis - Daniel Damon Hill, 35, of the 700 block of Summit View Road, Arnold, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on the 1000 block of Feather Court.


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


7:05 p.m., Douglas Flat - Kimberly Ann Smoot, 40, of the 1700 block of Live Oak Court, was arrested at her home.


3 a.m., Valley Springs - Michael Gene Coleman, 42, of the 3500 block of Hanley Drive, was arrested on Farris Drive south of Highway 26.

11:46 a.m., San Andreas - Kenneth Dewayne Snyder, 50, of the 1100 block of Howell Road, was arrested on Howell Road at Highway 49.