Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


2:33 a.m., Jamestown - A burglary alarm was activated at a restaurant on the 18100 block of Main Street. It appeared someone tried to break the glass window but the building was not entered. Deputies didn't locate anyone suspicious in the area.

8:30 a.m., East Sonora - Someone on the 14600 block of Mono Way called to report fraudulent charges to an ATM card. The caller said the items purchased were listed as being shipped to a man in Modesto.

9:15 a.m., Sonora - A man from the 16100 block of Big Hill Road went to the Sheriff's Office to report that someone keyed his van. He believed he was being targeted because he is a registered sex offender.

12:16 p.m., Sonora area - A woman on the 20500 block called to report she and her husband received a threatening call from an unknown man claiming he would go to their house and "cut off their heads and feed them to the dogs." The couple said they had received several calls in the past from various people claiming they had won money. They began receiving the threats after not falling for the scams. The couple was advised to get the suspect phone numbers and give them to the Sheriff's Office.

1:26 p.m., Jamestown - Someone called to report that former tenants vandalized and stole fixtures from a residence on the 18500 block of Fifth Avenue.

2:46 p.m., Jamestown - A woman on the 16200 block of Jacksonville Road called to report that someone vandalized her fence and she believed someone was trying to access her property to steal tools.

2:47 p.m., Sonora - A man at a bank on the 800 block of Mono Way called to report that someone used his debit and credit cards that were in his wallet stolen from Black Oak Casino the previous day. The cards were used at home improvement and hydroponics stores in Oakdale to the tune of $900.

3:24 p.m., Columbia - A caller on the 24900 block of Italian Bar Road reported a man had thrown a banana at them, around noon, and hurt their chest. A report was taken.

3:40 p.m., Groveland - Two fishing rods and a tackle box were stolen from the dock area of a property on the 19700 block of Pine Mountain Drive sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

5:43 p.m., Columbia - A man called to report that his house on the 23300 block of Rancho Castanea Road burned down the day before and he found some of his belongings were missing. The stolen items included a blue 1,850-watt generator, Beeman air rifle and soft-sided green gun case with pellets.

7:52 p.m., Sonora area - A residence was burglarized on the 14900 block of Curtis Circle.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


1:08 p.m., disorderly conduct - A man was causing a disturbance at Sonora Regional Medical Center on Greenley Road and the caller suspected he was on drugs. Officers contacted the man and determined he was not under the influence and told him to leave the area.

3:10 p.m., controlled substances - Someone called to report a man who had a large bag of marijuana and was rolling joints in front of a business on Stockton Road. The bag turned out to be filled with tobacco and the joints were actually hand-rolled cigarettes.

6:38 p.m., unclassified - Someone called to report a woman who threw a lit cigarette out of her car window more than one hour prior on Greenley Road. The caller wanted officers to advise the woman about the dangers of her actions.

11:08 p.m., traffic accidents - Someone called to report a possible car accident on South Stewart Street, between Church and Gold streets. Officers arrived and determined it was a hit-and-run. An advisory was issued to surrounding law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the suspect vehicle.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


10:30 a.m., Hathaway Pines - A burglary occurred on Hunter Dam Road.

1:01 p.m., Valley Springs - Two men were fighting in the parking lot of a bank on Highway 26.

1:07 p.m., Arnold - A burglary occurred on Murphys Drive.

6:33 p.m., Murphys - Something was vandalized at Murphys Park on South Algiers Street.