Union Democrat staff



3:27 p.m., Jamestown - A man on the 10300 block of Preston Lane said he was given a car for work and a woman took the title and had the vehicle put in her name.

3:42 p.m., Jamestown - Someone at Woods Way and Cemetery Road said a man stole two fire hoses from the Preston Lane fire on Sunday. The suspect was believed to be a transient man camping on the hill behind the cemetery. Sheriff's deputies checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

8:31 p.m., Soulsbyville - A woman said a deer attacked her dogs on the 17300 block of Carlozzi Drive. She tried to run it off, but then it attacked her.

8:36 p.m., East Sonora - A man was detained on suspicion of shoplifting a bottle of whiskey from a business on the 137000 block of Mono Way.

9:38 p.m., Sonora area - A woman said her car was vandalized on the 13000 block of Sanguinetti Loop Road.


1:44 a.m., East Sonora - A man stole a hat from a business on the 13700 block, put it on and then drove away in a white Jaguar in an unknown direction of travel.

Felony bookings


12:25 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village - David Zepheren Warne, 51, of the 24100 block of Olo-Win Trail, was booked on suspicion of assault, after an arrest at his home.

10:52 p.m., Sonora - Mikel LaRae King, 35, of the 900 block of Feather Court, Copperopolis, was booked on suspicion of child endangerment, after an arrest on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


8:56 a.m., controlled substances - A 28-year-old man was cited and released on suspicion of smoking marijuana in Coffill Park on South Washington Street.

11:49 a.m., animal complaints - A man was seen beating a small dog near a business on Sanguinetti Road. Witnesses were not willing to sign a citizen's arrest.

5:15 p.m., liquor violations - A man was seen drinking alcohol in front of the entrance to a business on Sanguinetti Road. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

7:49 p.m., controlled substances - A 52-year-old man was booked into Tuolumne County Jail on suspicion of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, after an arrest on East Church Street.

Fire calls


9:30 a.m., Stanislaus National Forest - A single tree caught fire near forest roads 3N15 and 3N03. Forest spokesman Jerry Snyder said local fire crews knocked down the tree and extinguished the blaze before Forest Service firefighters could arrive at the scene. The cause of the fire was undetermined.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:40 a.m., West Point - Someone on Highway 26 said a mountain lion frequently visits a pond at the residence. The caller was transferred to the California Fish and Game Department.

9:05 a.m., Rail Road Flat - Batteries were stolen from heavy equipment at Summit Level and Railroad Flat roads.

9:56 a.m., Mokelumne Hill - There was a fight over possessions on Old School Way.

11:09 a.m., Valley Springs - Valley Springs Elementary School on Pine Street was burglarized.

12:19 p.m., Valley Springs - A residence was broken into on Treosti Place.

4:16 p.m., Douglas Flat - A cell phone was stolen from an employee at a business on East Highway 4.

6:17 p.m., Valley Springs - A vehicle was burglarized on Highway 26.


10:09 a.m., Valley Springs - Someone saw a "suspicious" person climbing a telephone pole on Pardini Place. It turned out to be a Comcast worker.

12:19 p.m., Murphys - A large amount of garbage was dumped at El Camino Casale and Darby Lane.

2:28 p.m., Arnold - A stop sign was vandalized on Meadowmont Way.

8:15 p.m., Valley Springs - There was a physical fight on Saint Andrews Drive.

9:49 p.m., Valley Springs - Someone on Sequoia Avenue and Cedar Street reported the sound of shots in the area. It turned out to be juveniles setting off fireworks.


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


11:06 p.m., Glencoe - Cary Lee Miller, 58, of the 2700 block of Upper Dorray Road, was arrested on the 2700 block of Upper Dorray Road.

Fire calls


1:26 a.m., San Andreas - Faulty wiring on a power pole sparked a one-acre grass fire on the 1300 block of Magers Way, according to Cal Fire. San Andreas fire crews also responded to the blaze, which was extinguished about 4:30 a.m. There were no injuries and damage was estimated at $200.