Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


4:14 a.m., Groveland - A man saw someone near a vehicle on the 8300 block of Jackass Ridge Road, then went outside to find the tires on the vehicle were flat.

8:40 a.m., Big Oak Flat - Someone on the 17600 block of Highway 120 asked how much marijuana a kindergartner can have in their possession at school without getting busted.

9:37 a.m., Jamestown - A counterfeit $20 bill was passed at a business on the 18100 block of Highway 108.

1:48 p.m., Sonora area - Someone cut fencing on the 20400 block of Tuttletown Road, which also allowed cows to get out. The property was then burglarized.

3:51 p.m., Groveland - A garden hose was stolen from the 13300 block of Wells Fargo Drive.

4:32 p.m., Groveland - A woman on the 8300 block of Jackass Ridge Road said another woman was at the residence breaking things and keyed her new car.


2:40 a.m., Twain Harte - A woman was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and an outstanding warrant at a bar on the 22900 block of Twain Harte Drive.

5:46 a.m., Tuolumne - Two women were seen smoking what appeared to be a controlled substance in the Black Oak Casino parking lot on North Tuolumne Road.

7 a.m., Jamestown area - People were living at a campsite at the end of Shell Road on Bureau of Land Management Property and were possibly doing drugs there.

10:45 a.m., Jamestown - Someone pushed open a gate on the 18500 block of Rawhide Road and damaged the automatic gate opener motor.

2:37 p.m., Sonora area - A woman on the 18700 block of Avenida Bonita North said her mailbox was damaged and requested extra patrol because other mailboxes have recently been damaged in her neighborhood.

3:21 p.m., Sonora area - Someone smashed a gate and destroyed a sign on the 21600 block of Montgomery Road.

9:47 p.m., Jamestown - A woman at Willow Street and Fifth Avenue said her 16-year-old daughter was followed by a man in a black hooded sweatshirt for about an hour as she walked from Willow Street to the area of Jamestown Elementary School on Main Street. Officers advised they will be on the lookout and attempt to identify the man if they find him.


9:29 a.m., Jamestown - A woman on the 10300 block of Willow Street said someone stole her 1970s baseball signed by the San Francisco Giants.

9:33 a.m., Jamestown - A garage on the 17000 block of Rolling Oaks Drive was vandalized with spray paint.

10:13 a.m., Sonora area - There were two separate reports of vehicles having tires slashed on the 20200 block of Clavey Court.

11:16 a.m., Pinecrest - A woman's snowboard was stolen on the 100 block of Dodge Ridge Road.

11:46 a.m., Jamestown - Someone spray painted a driveway on the 17700 block of Rolling Oaks Drive.

12:34 p.m., Twain Harte - A woman on the 23800 block of Quaker Lane said someone stole her mailbox and mail. An orange paintball was sitting next to the mailbox area.

1:07 p.m., Twain Harte - Someone shot an orange paintball at a house on the 23800 block of South Fork Road. Deputies believe the incident is related to a stolen mailbox reported earlier on Quaker Lane.

4:38 p.m., Jamestown - A woman said her car was spray painted with vulgar words on the 10500 block of Petticoat Junction Drive.

The Sonora Police Department reports:


8:20 a.m., found property - Several purses were on a dining table and in a shopping cart outside a restaurant on Mono Way. A woman was found sleeping inside the neighboring laundromat, but said the purses were not hers. She was advised not to sleep in the business, and an officer helped dispose of the purses.

11:54 a.m., suspicious circumstances - A woman was kicked out of a white car at Stockton Road and Green Street and was asking passersby for food and money.

3:10 p.m., burglary - A residence on North Arbona Circle was burglarized sometime within the past two weeks.

4:58 p.m., suspicious circumstances - A pedestrian said a man was throwing garbage and clothes around Coffill Park and yelling. Officers contacted the person, a woman, and advised her to gather her belongings and leave the area.


1:25 a.m., vandalism - A burglary in progress was reported on South Washington Street with the sound of glass breaking. A large plate glass window was broken out of a building. A suspect took off wearing all black. Someone was stopped nearby, but the reporting party was unable to positively identify him.

6:50 a.m., theft - A man said a fishing pole and tackle box were stolen from the back of his pickup truck parked on the 300 block of South Washington Street.

1:14 p.m., vandalism - A man on Summit Avenue said his mailbox was damaged sometime during the night.

11:20 p.m., theft - A man on Ruth Lane said his residence was broken into and someone stole DVDs and a snowboard. He said that he received a text message from someone he knows claiming to be responsible.


2:51 a.m., burglary - A woman on Snell Street said someone was in her house so she snuck out her bedroom window. The woman and her father noticed items from inside their house were on the ground outside. The suspect was gone when officers arrived and checked the house.

2:11 p.m., assault - A man on Hospital Road said three juveniles threw rocks and sticks at him on the railroad tracks. He said he would meet officers at the gazebo by Tuolumne General Medical Facility and was subsequently transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center by ambulance.

Felony bookings


12:20 a.m., Jamestown - Sema Marie Anderson, 30, of the 18300 block of Ninth Avenue, Jamestown, booked on charges of possessing drugs for sale, transporting drugs for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia after arrest on Highway 108 just west of Jamestown.

6:28 p.m., Jamestown - Eric Wayne Ray, 27, 10300 block of Preston Lane, booked on a charge of inflicting corporal injury after arrest at his residence.


12:10 a.m., Sonora area - Wesley Alan Ward, 18, of the 12700 block of Chukar Circle, was booked on suspicion of drug possession and driving while under the influence, after an arrest on Highway 49 at Sierra Rock Road.

8:46 a.m., East Sonora - Justin Matthew Schreiber, 31, of the 1600 block of Mono Avenue, Modesto, was booked on suspicion of theft or extortion of a motor vehicle, after an arrest on the 13700 block of Mono Way.

2 p.m., Crystal Falls - Thomas Lawrence McFarland, 52, of the 21800 block of West Crystal Falls Drive, was booked on suspicion of assault, after an arrest at his home.

2:34 p.m., Twain Harte - Kelly Ann Bolar, 50, of the 1000 block of Paloma Avenue, Burlingame, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on Hunts Road at Twain Harte Drive.

11:27 p.m., Jamestown - James Edwards Carrol, 62, of the 400 block of Laurel Avenue, Modesto, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on Chicken Ranch Road at Table Mountain Road.


2:21 p.m., Sonora - Amber Nicole Castro, 26, of the 2000 block of Sweet Water Drive, Modesto, was booked on suspicion of child endangerment, possessing a concealed weapon and drug transportation, after an arrest on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

10:13 p.m., La Grange - Joseph Duane Jones, 25, of the 500 block of E Street, Waterford, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest at Highway 132 and Las Palmas Way.

10:18 p.m., La Grange - Brianna Jean Ragsdale, 26, of the 1500 block of Stetson Avenue, Modesto, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest at Highway 132 and Las Palmas Way.


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


8:45 p.m., Soulsbyville - Robert Crawford, 60, of the 20700 block of Willow Springs Drive, Soulsbyville, was arrested on Soulsbyville Road at Highway 108.

9:16 p.m., west county - Cha H Son, 53, 700 block of East Lewelling, Hayward, arrested on Highway 120 at Green Springs Road.

10:19 p.m., west county - Anthony James Martinez, 29, first block of Linoberg St., Sonora, was arrested on Highway 120 at O'Byrnes Ferry Road.


The Sheriff's Department reports the following:


8:10 a.m., Murphys - A theft occurred at Murphys Fire Station 1 on Jones Street.

9:53 a.m., Valley Springs - A purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle overnight on Bullion Hill Drive.

1:59 p.m., Valley Springs - Mail was stolen on Double Springs Road.

8:10 p.m., Mountain Ranch - A theft occurred on Quail Run.


8:08 a.m., Valley Springs - Theft from a vehicle was reported on Gold Standard Court. A second vehicle burglary was reported about 9:46 a.m. on the same street.

1:56 p.m., Glencoe - A physical assault occurred on Blue Ridge Road.

4:50 p.m., Valley Springs - Someone broke into a motor home on Antonovich Road.

Felony bookings


9:47 a.m., San Andreas - Jeremy Andrew Anderson, 35, of the 2200 block of East Oak Street, Stockton, and Krista Lynn Swift, 30, of the 500 block of Sunset Street, were booked on suspicion of being felons in possession of a firearm and ammo, after arrests at Swift's home. Swift was additionally booked on suspicion of illegally possessing a firearm and a parole violation.

4:15 p.m., Angels Camp - Anthony William Henry, 22, of the 600 block of Stanislaus Street, was booked on suspicion of failing to register with the county, after an arrest at his home.