News of record for May 4, 2012

Union Democrat staff /


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9 a.m., Sonora area - A woman said a windmill was stolen from the yard of her residence on the 13500 block of Joshua Way.

10:11 a.m., Sonora area - A man on the 14100 block of Tuolumne Road said his satellite TV provider was billing him more than what was originally quoted. He was advised to contact the provider because it was a civil issue.

12:05 p.m., Groveland - A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and harassment of a minor after he allegedly tried to inappropriately touch a girl, offered her marijuana and then took off his shirt at Mary Laveroni Community Park.

4:56 p.m., Jamestown - A man on the 18100 block of Main Street found a brown leather purse containing a wallet with credit cards and driver's license on the roof of his house, which is about 12 feet off the ground.

5:20 p.m., Columbia - A woman said someone stole her father's medication from his trailer near the intersection of Italian Bar Road and Cattledrive Trail.

5:29 p.m., Jamestown - A Toshiba laptop computer in a briefcase was found on the side of the road near Algerine and Jacksonville roads. The device was secured in evidence.

Felony bookings


1:40 p.m., Columbia - Matthew Eugene Carlile, 30, of an unknown block on Valley Quail Road; Christopher John Killeen, 46, of the 12200 block of Wahine Drive; Leah Katherine Summers, 32, transient; and Samantha Christine Theobald, 39, of the 30200 block of Tuttletown Road, were booked on suspicion of drug possession, after arrests on Valley Quail Road.

10:24 p.m., Sonora - Michelle Lynn Dittrich, 35, of the 20400 block of Skyline Road, was booked on suspicion of obtaining a drug by fraud and burglary, after an arrest while in custody at Tuolumne County Jail.


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


6 p.m., Big Oak Flat - Michael Anthony Zufolo, 73, of the 300 block of East 86th Street, New York City, was arrested on Highway 120 at Old Highway 120.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


9:02 a.m., theft - A Modesto Bee newspaper box was stolen on South Washington Street.

10:20 a.m., fraudulent activities - A woman on North Norlin Street said her Facebook account had been hacked. She had already alerted Facebook's fraud department and was only requesting documentation of the incident.

11:24 a.m., animal complaints - Two cats were abandoned without food or water in an apartment on Fairview Lane by the previous tenant. An officer transported both cats to Tuolumne County Animal Control and took a report of the incident.

3:02 p.m., public intoxication - A 34-year-old man was allegedly sitting in his car in the parking lot of Staples on Sanguinetti Road and getting high by inhaling air from a canister. He was cited and released on suspicion of public intoxication and possession of a substance similar to toluene with the intent to inhale.

5:33 p.m., property damage - A woman on Hospital Road said two men broke the windshield of her vehicle as it was parked and unoccupied. The men were last seen running up Hospital Road toward Mono Way.

9:10 p.m., property damage - A woman on North Washington Street reported damage to her vehicle because someone had placed a KKK sticker on it.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:40 a.m., Copperopolis - There was a report of vandalism near the boat launch on Kiva Drive.

12 p.m., Murphys - Someone on Forest Meadows Drive said they would file an identity theft report online.

2:43 p.m., Arnold - A residence was burglarized on Oakmont Court.

3:40 p.m., San Andreas - Medication was stolen on Gold Strike Road.

5:50 p.m., San Andreas - There was a theft from a feed store on Highway 49.


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


3:15 p.m., San Andreas - Paul Emil Rich, 67, of the 3700 block of Highway 49, was arrested on the 400 block of East Saint Charles Street.

The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Thursday April 28, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
McPherson sentenced to 36 years in prison


A man was sentenced to 36 years in state prison for sexually ... more

Ambulance rides on the rise in Tuolumne County


Ambulance rides in Tuolumne County are expected to increase 18 percent this ... more

Dual enrollment: High school meets college


It takes 60 credits to graduate with an associate’s degree from Columbia ... more

Jamestown teen realizes queen dream


Karissa Rogers, named 2016 Mother Lode Roundup Queen on Sunday, swept the ... more

Sostock plans to pursue medicine elsewhere


Lori Sostock told The Union Democrat Friday that, despite giving up her ... more