Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8 a.m., Strawberry - Fuel and a battery were stolen from a PG&E grader parked on Spring Gap Road near Beardsley Reservoir.

9:38 a.m., Sonora Meadows - A man on the 16600 block of Creekside Drive said someone slashed the two rear tires on his vehicle with a knife.

10:26 a.m., Sonora area - A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery on the 19400 block of Village Drive.

4:13 p.m., Columbia - A woman from the 11200 block of Highway 49 went to the Sheriff's Office to report $776 in fraudulent charges were made on her ATM card.

5:53 p.m., East Sonora - There were reports of a naked man running across the roadway on the 13400 block of Mono Way.

7:22 p.m., Twain Harte - Children were throwing snowballs at cars on the 22500 block of Longeway Road.

Felony bookings


8:27 p.m., Jamestown - Michael Edward Moyle, 29, of the 10000 block of Pulpit Rock Road, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on Pulpit Rock Road at Rawhide Road.

11:48 p.m., Jamestown - Gordon Lee Bascue, 61, of the 3000 block of South Bratton Avenue, Denair, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on the 16600 block of Highway 108.


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


9:08 p.m., East Sonora - Concepcion Magana, 48, of the 3700 block of Arizona Avenue, Riverbank, was arrested on Tuolumne Road east of Mono Way.

10:18 p.m., Standard - Floyd Richard Brown, 62, of the 3000 block of Delta Avenue, Modesto, was arrested on Tuolumne Road at Wards Ferry Road.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


5:17 p.m., controlled substances – A 41-year-old man was cited and released for a marijuana infraction in Courthouse Square.

5:19 p.m., burglary - A woman returned home to her residence on East Oakside Drive to find her medications missing and other items disarrayed. A burglary report was taken.

7:13 p.m., public peace - Someone said two men walking near South Stewart and East Church streets were making threats and yelling profanities at passing vehicles. Officers located two men who fit the description and warned them of the complaint. The men denied being in the area at the time of the incident.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:09 a.m., Angels Camp - A theft occurred on Meacham Ranch Road.

10:57 a.m., Wilseyville - A garage was burglarized on North Railroad Flat Road.

11:53 a.m., Angels Camp - Someone said a home on Jaquima Drive was burglarized.

2:03 p.m., Burson - Backpacks were stolen on Burson Road.