Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


7:06 a.m., La Grange - Gas was stolen from two vehicles in the 14000 block of Isabel Way. One vehicle had its gas tank punctured while the other had gas syphoned.

7:59 a.m., Jamestown - A woman in Oakland sent a picture of her son's genitals to another person in the 17000 block of Shell Road. When police contacted the woman, she said that her ex-boyfriend kicked her son in the genitals and she sent a picture of the injury to a relative. The woman said she reported the child abuse and that the police were looking for her ex-boyfriend.

8:00 a.m., Columbia - A woman in the 12000 block of Sugar Plum Lane said she was worried that a man she met online would harm her and she discovered he was using a fake name.

8:06 a.m., Sonora - A woman in the 16000 block of West Brookside Drive reported that her 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun was missing.

8:30 a.m., La Grange - A woman reported that items were stolen from her unlocked vehicle in the 14000 block of Isabel Way during the night.

9:03 a.m., Tuolumne - A woman reported that she had been filmed on a "spycam" in the bathroom of a home in the 20000 block of Canyonview Drive. She was in possession of the camera and said that another woman had been recorded as well.

10:48 a.m., Twain Harte - A man reported that a neighbor was dumping dead fish into his construction trash bin in the 22000 block of Meadow Drive.

10:58 a.m., Twain Harte - Someone thought they saw people stealing construction supplies from a house in the 23000 block of Old Meuli Trail. Authorities responded and found that the people were current tenants of the house and had not stolen anything.

11:49 a.m., Sonora - An air compressor, hose and two sets of cordless drills were stolen from a construction site in the 16000 block of Draper Mine Road.

11:59 a.m., La Grange - A man in the 1600 block of Zarzamora Street reported being scammed out of $2,000 by someone claiming to be a relative. The person called saying he was the man's grandson and that he needed the money after an accident in Mexico. The man later found out that the caller was not his grandson.

4:48 p.m., Groveland - A woman threw a chair at a maroon Dodge pickup, breaking the vehicle's windshield near the Iron Door Saloon in the 18000 block of Main Street.

5:18 p.m., Standard - At least one cow was loose near Standard Park on Tuolumne Road.

7:14 p.m., Sonora -A woman said she paid $30 for gas, but forgot to pump it at a gas station in the 8700 block of Highway 49. When the woman tried to pump the gas later, the clerk refused. The store eventually gave the woman her money back.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


1 p.m., Dog in distress - A dog was left in the back of a pickup without food or water for 10 minutes. Someone thought the dog was in danger and took it indoors and called the police. An officer determined the dog was not in distress and returned it to the truck.

3:41 p.m., Abuse - A woman reported that her son's girlfriend pulled her hair, punched her and threw her on the ground. The woman wasn't sure if her jaw was broken, but declined medical attention.

Felony bookings


1:52 p.m., Columbia - Brad Carlton Damerell, 53, of the 22000 block of Parrotts Ferry Road, was booked on suspicion of bringing drugs into jail and misdemeanor disorderly conduct after an arrest on Parrotts Ferry Road.

4:04 p.m., Sonora -Deborah Anne Martin, 51, of the 300 block of Fairview Lane, was booked on suspicion of drug possession and the transportation and sale of drugs after an arrest at home.

9:26 p.m., Sonora -Harley David Maxwell, 43, of the 21000 block of El Conojo Way, was booked on suspicion of drug possession for sale and misdemeanor driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia after an arrest on Highway 49 at Sierra Rock Road.


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


6:58 p.m., Sonora - Tracy Catherine Bentley, 43, of the 20000 block of Bay Meadow Drive, arrested on Highway 108 at Montezuma Junction.

7:53 p.m., Jamestown - Bryant Kevin Shock, 57, of the 18000 block of Main Street, arrested at Main Street and Highway 49.