Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


7:41 a.m., Sonora area - A woman on the 20200 block of Sparrow Lane claimed a home health care worker took several blank checks and cashed them.

8:31 a.m., Jamestown - A newspaper box was stolen from in front of a business on the 18100 block of Highway 108.

10:19 a.m., Jamestown - A man on the 10300 block of App Street said someone removed a license plate sticker from his girlfriend's vehicle. He found part of the sticker on the bumper of his roommate's bumper.

10:46 a.m., Sonora area - Someone at a business on the 18900 block of Industry Way said printed company data was stolen.

12:06 p.m., Sonora area - A man on the 14800 block of Blue Bell West said his boat trailer's license plate was stolen six months ago.

1:51 p.m., Strawberry - About $2,000 worth of tools were stolen from a business near Crabtree Road and Highway 108.

2:07 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village - A woman on the 20600 block of Muheli Road said checks were stolen from her and forged.

3:08 p.m., Sonora area - A man on the 18100 block of Wards Ferry Road said there were $200 in fraudulent charges made to his credit card in Moreno Valley.

10:23 p.m., Sonora area - A man on the 19500 block of Callahan Road said his cell phone was stolen by an unknown suspect earlier in the day.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


7:33 p.m., fight - Someone said there were five women fighting in front of a business on Sanguinetti Road. The caller said one woman was with a baby who was screaming and appeared to have been taken down in the scuffle. A few of them got into a vehicle and left the area. Officers conducted a traffic stop and confirmed the woman and baby were fine. They admitted pushing and shoving had occurred between two of the family members, but no one wanted to pursue criminal charges.

Fire calls


4:04 p.m., Jamestown area - A wildfire on the 9000 block of Rock River Drive burned 17 acres of vegetation. Cal Fire units from Groveland, Standard, Copperopolis, Twain Harte and Green Springs battled the blaze with the assistance of crews from Sierra Conservation Center's Baseline Fire Camp. The fire, which Cal Fire said was started by a vehicle, caused an estimated $3,400 worth of damage to the property. No one was injured and the fire was extinguished by 7:36 p.m.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


12:26 p.m., San Andreas - A vehicle was vandalized at Gold Strike High School.

12:54 p.m., Valley Springs - A residence was burglarized on Danaher Drive.

3:19 p.m., Valley Springs - A fight occurred on Laurel Street.

3:26 p.m., Valley Springs - A report was taken for battery on Bergsma Lane.

Felony bookings


5:02 p.m., Angels Camp - Dustin James Pruden, 26, of the 400 block of North Main Street, was booked on suspicion of assault, after an arrest on the 700 block of Mark Twain Road.

7:40 p.m., Valley Springs - Shelly Ann Weldy, 34, of the 1800 block of East Birch Street, Fresno, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on the 4400 block of Baldwin Street.