Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


12:30 a.m., Sonora area - A man was taken to the emergency room at Sonora Regional Medical Center, after he was found on the side of Mount Brow Road near Jamestown Road and appeared to be an assault victim.

3:11 p.m., Sonora - The Tuolumne County Recreation Department office on Green Street was closed because someone was harassing an employee there. The same person caused a disturbance earlier at the County Administrative Office.

3:17 p.m., La Grange area - A man, about 60 years old was squatting for the last few days on private property on the 5000 block of La Grange Road.

6:47 p.m., Columbia - A man on the 12600 block of Gunsight Road said a neighbor with whom he has had recent problems blocked one of his driveways with old tires, wire and other garbage.


4:30 a.m., Jamestown - An intoxicated man was arrested when a deputy found him on Highway 108 in the Chicken Ranch Road area after a woman said she could hear someone moaning and calling for help.

2:26 p.m., Sonora area - Two people at apartments near Chukar Circle and Sparrow Lane said both of their sons were pepper sprayed by a woman the day before.

2:14 p.m., Sonora - A "be-on-the-lookout" advisory was issued for a man who walked away from Sonora Regional Medical Center on a 5150 mental health hold. He was wearing a black T-shirt and camouflage pants.

3:25 p.m., Tuolumne - A woman on the 20000 block of Ponderosa Way said her neighbor shot her cat with a pellet gun. The suspect agreed to pay for the cat's injuries.

11:23 p.m., Twain Harte - Someone said a man brandished a knife at the owner of a bar on the 22000 block of Twain Harte Drive. The suspect left and was not found.

Felony bookings


12:51 a.m., Tuolumne - William Raymond Derieux, 52, of Modesto, and James Gains Amador, 69, of Airport Road, Sonora, arrested on Tuolumne Road North at Black Oak Casino. Derieux was booked on suspicion of drug transportation and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and Amador was booked on suspicion of drug transportation.

6:58 p.m., Jamestown - Brandon Lee Smith, 28, transient, booked on suspicion of battery with serious bodily injury, after an arrest on the 18000 block of Ninth Avenue.

8:26 p.m., Tuolumne - David Anthony Wyhlidko, 41, of the 18000 block of Main Street, booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest at his home.

11:47 p.m., Jamestown - Michael Todd Baker, 29, of an unknown address, booked on suspicion of carrying a concealed dagger, after an arrest at Sierra Avenue and Eighth Street.


1:25 a.m., Groveland - Brandon Karl Cathrein, 20, of the 19000 block of James Circle, booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, after an arrest at his home.

2:30 p.m., Jamestown - Brittany Paige Holden, 19, of Angels Camp, and Dawn Monique Taylor, 20, of Arnold, booked on suspicion of bringing drugs or alcohol into a prison, after arrests at Sierra Conservation Center.

3:50 p.m., Sonora - Warren Curtis Allen, 49, of the 6000 block of Thomas Avenue, Newark, booked on suspicion of evading a peace officer while driving recklessly and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, after an arrest on Highway 49 south of Parrotts Ferry Road.


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


9:35 p.m., East Sonora - Daniel Vega Perez, 56, of the 21000 block of Longeway Road, arrested on Highway 108 east of Cavalieri Road.

10:03 p.m., Jamestown - Joshua Jackson Murray, 32, of the 100 block of East Cowan Street, Sonora, arrested on Highway 49 at Golf Links Road.

10:45 p.m., Sonora - Devin Michael Vaughn, 46, of the 10000 block of Mount Brow Road, arrested at Highway 49 and Preston Place.


1:30 a.m., Sonora - Lawrence Romero Ramirez, 39, of Merced, arrested on Stockton Road west of Highway 108.

1:31 a.m., Sonora - Catherine Parker Ford, 21, of San Luis Obispo, arrested at Mono Way and Highway 108.

1:03 p.m., Columbia - Richard Allen Tomlin, 50, of an unknown address in Columbia, arrested on Parrotts Ferry Road south of Airport Road.

2:22 p.m., Lake Don Pedro - Gregory Clarence Cox, 28, of the 20000 block of Westview Drive, Tuolumne, booked on suspicion of operating a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, after an arrest at Six-Bit Gulch.

10:08 p.m., Jamestown - Wade Robert Agin, 32, of Solvang, arrested at Main and Willow streets.

11:59 p.m., Tuolumne - Michelle Marie Colopy, 20, of the 500 block of Highway 49, Sonora, arrested on the 19000 block of Sunrise Drive.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


9:24 p.m., public intoxication - A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on Linoberg Street.

10:45 p.m., driving under the influence - A witness saw people who had been drinking purchasing more alcohol on Pesce Way and getting ready to drive away. A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.


1:59 p.m., public intoxication - A 29-year-old woman was booked on suspicion of public intoxication after an arrest across from the Sonora police station on Green Street.

4:32 p.m., warrant arrests - A 35-year-old man was arrested on South Green Street for outstanding misdemeanor warrants out of San Luis Obispo on suspicion of driving on a suspended license.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


11:03 a.m., Valley Springs - Hartman Business Services on Laurel Street was burglarized.

12:40 p.m., Murphys - A petty theft was reported at Ebbetts Pass Hardware on Blagen Road.


12:27 p.m., Copperopolis - A residence was vandalized on Basket Lane.

8:11 p.m., Valley Springs - There as a theft from a trailer on Shelton Road.

Felony bookings


4:56 p.m., San Andreas - Jay Jeremiah Stufflet, 23, of an unknown address in San Andreas, was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats, after an arrest on the 100 block of West Saint Charles Street.

7:01 p.m., Ganns - Henry Burtun Baxter, 49, of the 500 block of Avey Place, Angels Camp, was arrested at Old Vallecito Road and Old Highway 4 South.


2:30 a.m., Copperopolis - James Francis Leigh Jr., 25, of the 3000 block of Bow Drive, booked on suspicion of assault and battery, after an arrest at his home.

12:06 p.m., Angels Camp - Justin Lonnie Geto, 22, of the 4000 block of French Gulch Road, Murphys, booked on suspicion of second-degree burglary, after an arrest at Highway 4 and Main Street.