News of record for Jan. 31, 2012

Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:08 a.m., Sonora area - A woman on the 18300 block of Wards Ferry Road said her stamp collection was stolen sometime around July and she was so upset she couldn't report it until now.

9:46 a.m., Jamestown - An arrest was made after officers were called to a residence on the 18800 block of Golden Dove Lane for a report that someone broke into a residence, smashed out windows, tore everything up, pushed a woman and was coming at her with a bat.

11:07 a.m., Jamestown area - PG&E and Cal Fire personnel were on Old Melones Dam Road with a power pole that had been deliberately cut down within the past hour.

11:28 a.m., west county - A power pole was cut down on the 5100 block of O'Byrnes Ferry Road.

11:29 a.m., Standard area - Firewood was stolen from a residence on the 19500 block of Serrano Road.

12:31 p.m., Phoenix Lake - An identification theft was reported on the 22100 block of Paseo De Los Portales.

1:46 p.m., Columbia - One woman said another woman tried to hit her with a car on the 11000 block of State Street.

3:03 p.m., Mona Vista - A man said he saw a log splitter at a repair shop on the 20700 block of Longeway Road that was stolen from him in 2006.

10:00 p.m., Tuolumne - An arrest was made after law enforcement was called to the 18700 block of Main Street for a report that a woman had punched a man.

11:42 p.m., Big Hill area - A pickup truck was stolen from a residence on the 14800 block of Big Hill Road sometime in the past two weeks.


1:54 A.M., Columbia - A non-injury solo vehicle accident was reported at Parrotts Ferry and Airport roads.

2:46 a.m., west county - An officer stopped two dirt-bikes that were going west in the eastbound lanes on Highway 120 near Green Springs Road.

2:50 a.m., Twain Harte - Two men in the emergency department at Sonora Regional Medical Center said they were assaulted on the 23000 block of Joaquin Gully Road.

9:48 a.m., Tuolumne - A mailbox appeared to have been struck with a bat on the 17300 block of Tuolumne Road. A man said the mailbox was damaged but nothing was taken from it.

11:44 a.m., Columbia - Someone from the 22800 block of Columbia Vista Drive was in the Sheriff's Office lobby to report a bank fraud.

12:39 p.m., Chinese Camp - A man at the intersection of Highway 49 and Main Street said his iPhone was either stolen or lost at a party in the Chinese Camp area on Friday.

2:52 p.m., Sonora area - A woman on the 9800 block of Highway 49 arrived home and found it had been burglarized.

7:24 p.m., Columbia - Someone on the 11600 block of Columbia College Drive said an iPad was stolen from a locker during a basketball game.


12:19 p.m., Jamestown - Someone said cash was stolen from a residence on the 10100 block of Fallen Leaf Drive.

3:23 p.m., Sonora area - Someone broke into a residence on the 14700 block of Big Hill Road. It appeared someone had "gone through" the home but it did not appear any items were taken.

7:52 p.m., Columbia - Someone on the 21800 block of Parrotts Ferry Road said checks, a stereo and other items were stolen.

8 p.m., Sonora area - A man on the 20800 block of Lyons Bald Mountain Road said an unknown person in a white pickup truck bashed his and his neighbor's mailboxes with what appeared to be a bat or pipe. The vehicle was last seen driving on Lyons Bald Mountain Road.

9:11 p.m., Sonora area - A woman said her wallet was stolen from her purse at a yard sale at the intersection of Highway 49 and Parrotts Ferry Road.

Felony bookings


11:04 a.m., Jamestown - Buffyann Lynn French, 41, of the 11300 block of Silver Pine Drive, was booked on suspicion of assault, after an arrest on the 18800 block of Golden Dove Lane.

10:26 p.m., Tuolumne - Jenna Rose Munsel, 28, of the 18400 block of Carter Street, Tuolumne, was booked on suspicion of assault, after an arrest on Rozier Street at Pine Street.


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


1:16 a.m., Lake Tulloch - David Alan Peterson, 26, of the 300 block of Maple Drive, Oakdale, was arrested on Highway 120 south of Lake Tulloch.

2:35 p.m., Tuolumne - Dennis Dale Scott, 49, of an unknown block of Milsburro Street, Stockton, was arrested at the intersection of Tuolumne Road and Striker Court.


2:30 a.m., Columbia - Judith Marie Adamson, 56, of the 20600 block of Tuttletown Road, Tuttletown, was arrested at the intersection of Parrotts Ferry and North Airport roads.

7:36 p.m., Soulsbyville - Dennis Anderson Artzer, 58, of the 17400 block of Livermore Court, was arrested on the 17400 block of Timothy Drive.


5:02 p.m., Jamestown area - Cory Patrick Smith, 25, of the 2509 block of Dow Street, Turlock, was arrested on Highway 108 east of the Yosemite Junction.

The Sonora Police Department reported:


11:38 a.m., public intoxication - A woman report to be yelling at people and slamming things around on Columbia Way was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

12:53 p.m., theft - A store clerk on South Washington Street said two boys stole a hacky-sack from the store.

2:20 p.m., lost property - A woman believed her green card and identification were stolen from her purse, because she found other things that had been in her wallet that were now in a different location.

4:24 p.m., theft - An adult female shoplifter was in custody and cooperative at a store on Mono Way. The clerk declined to press charges.


12:45 a.m., assault - A man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his brother on East Jackson Street after the brother signed a citizen's arrest form.

4:49 p.m., burglary - A residential burglary occurred on Park Lane.


6:15 a.m., theft - Two vehicles were burglarized at a residence on Cielo Vista Way.

10:07 a.m., theft - Items were stolen from a woman's unlocked vehicle parked on East Jackson Street.


The Sheriff's Department reported the following:


12:04 p.m., Arnold - A locked garage was burglarized on Stagg Drive.

2:18 p.m., San Andreas - A disturbance was reported on East St. Charles Street.

9:04 p.m., Mokelumne Hill - A suspicious person was knocking on a door on Stevenson Street.


4:55 a.m., Jenny Lind - A disturbance occurred on Milton Road.

8:41 a.m., Copperopolis - A report was taken for identity theft on Deer Field Circle.

11:44 a.m., Angels Camp - Someone said items were taken from a boat at New Melones Marina.

12:54 p.m., Copperopolis - Someone broke into a storage unit at Copper Cove Mini Storage and took items from it.


11:58 a.m., Murphys - A theft occurred at a market on Highway 4.

4:13 p.m., Glencoe - Someone said firewood was stolen on Ealey Road.


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


8:10 p.m., Arnold- Gary Don Houle, 57, of the 3400 block of Fawn Drive, was arrested at the intersection of Lakemont and Lakewood drives.


3:37 p.m., San Andreas - Patricia Lynn Hedlun, 56, of the 4200 block of River Ranch Road, was arrested on Highway 49 at River Ranch Road.

Felony bookings


9:35 p.m., Vallecito - James Alan Moser III, of the 4500 block of Murphys Grade Road, Murphys, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and three felony weapons violations, after an arrest on Parrotts Ferry Road near the Natural Bridges Hiking Trail.


11 a.m., Angels Camp - Daniel Anthony Scoyni, 43, of the 1000 block of Stelte Court, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest at his home.

3:18 p.m., Dorrington - Ashlee Dawn Snider, 22, of the 1300 block of Ponderosa Way, Arnold, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on the 4700 block of Meko Drive.

9:36 p.m., Murphys - Monique Hilfer, 44, of the 1000 block of Dogwood Drive, was booked on suspicion of assault, after an arrest at her home.


12:30 a.m., Valley Springs - Brian Forest Pritchard, 53, of the 11800 block of Rodden Road, Oakdale, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest at the intersection of Mangili Road and Highway 26.


12:24 a.m., Valley Springs - Brionica Marie Schofield, 22, of the 4800 block of Chuckwagon Drive, Copperopolis, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on the 200 block of Highway 12.

1:51 a.m., Valley Springs - Catherine Marie Withrow, 51, of the 500 block of South Lincoln Way, Galt, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest at the intersection of Highway 26 and Vista Del Lago Drive.

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