Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:53 a.m., Murphys - A maintenance yard gate was vandalized at Forest Meadows Golf Course & Resort.

9:14 a.m., Valley Springs - An arrest was made following a physical altercation on Blake Lane.

3:19 p.m., San Andreas - Someone said people were panning for gold near a "no trespassing" sign on the 2900 block of Highway 12.

Felony bookings


11:38 a.m., Valley Springs - Bradley Joseph Flores, 42, of the 2300 block of Blake Lane; and Ruben Sanchez, 20, of the 2600 block of Berkesey Road, were booked on suspicion of vehicle theft and possession of stolen vehicle, after arrests on the 2500 block of Stagecoach Drive. Flores was additionally booked on suspicion of child endangerment.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:09 a.m., Sonora area - A woman on the 18000 block of Lime Rock Drive called the Sheriff's Office for advice regarding a possible scam. She said a man from a number with a Jamaican area code called her stating to be from Publisher's Clearing House. Sheriff's dispatchers advised her to record the number and report it if he calls again.

10:21 a.m., Jamestown - A business on the 18500 block of Highway 108 said someone stole shelving units from behind the building.

11:51 a.m., East Sonora - A woman on the 14200 block of Mono Way said she was arrested recently for public intoxication and upon being released from jail, realized she was missing various pain medication including oxycontin. She believed the person that gave her a ride just prior to her arrest may have taken them while she was intoxicated.

1:27 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village - A woman on the 24200 block of Olo Win Trail said an unknown person used her social security number.

2:04 p.m., Tuolumne - Someone on the 18100 block of Mount Eaton Road reported the theft of a John Deere pedal car.

5:53 p.m., Sonora area - A woman on the 15100 block of Wards Ferry Road said her mailbox was vandalized and mail was possibly stolen.

Felony bookings


9:49 p.m., Jamestown - Jasbir Singh Bains, 22, of the 1800 block of Ginko Court, Ceres, was booked on suspicion of impersonating another person, receiving stolen property, forgery with a credit card, and possession of forged bank notes, after an arrest at Jeanese Drive and Chicken Ranch Road.

11:06 p.m., Jamestown - Maria Irma Chavez-Mejia, 43, of the 21400 block of Madre Drive, Sonora, was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence with three or more prior DUI convictions, after an arrest at Main Street and Highway 49.


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


12:53 a.m., Jamestown - Alyssa Michelle Ellis, 22, of the 400 block of Greenley Road, was arrested at Eighth Street and Sixth Avenue.

Fire calls


1:07 a.m., Sonora area - Someone on the 21500 block of Eel River Drive said a neighbor's house was on fire. Tuolumne County Fire arrived and discovered a fire in the bed of a truck. The fire had moved to the eaves of the house. Firefighters suppressed the flames and investigated. The cause was determined to be rags thrown in a trash bag in the pick up bed that were soaked in flammable stain, based on statements from the homeowner.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


6:17 p.m., disorderly conduct - A 48-year-old man was arrested outside of a Sanguinetti Road grocery store on suspicion of using offensive words in a public place that are likely to provoke violence. A woman said she was driving and cut off by a male driver allegedly talking on his cell phone. When she confronted him about it, he allegedly started yelling offensive words at her.