Union Democrat staff


The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office reported the following:


2:45 a.m., Tuolumne area - A tree fell on a house on the 20600 block of Maranatha Drive, and smoke was filling the house.

8:29 a.m., Twain Harte - A window was broken, tires were slashed and a mirror was broken on a vehicle on the 18800 block of Manzanita Drive. An arrest was made.

10:27 a.m., Jamestown - A man started a disturbance at a residence on the 18000 block of Sierra Avenue. When a woman tried to call for help, he grabbed the phone, and her hand was hurt.

12:08 p.m., Columbia - A man who apparently had a clicker or card with access to the Columbia Airport and was there crawling into air conditioning ducts and arguing with people.

12:30 p.m., Sonora area - A man trespassing on another man's property on the 16600 block of Estralita Drive hit the property owner when confronted.

12:59 p.m., Jamestown - Three men tried to break into a tool shed on the 17700 block of Woods Way and ran away when confronted by the owner's son who had a shotgun.

16:17 p.m., East Sonora - Two men and two women have been going through the garbage at a fast food restaurant on the 13700 block of Mono Way all day and refusing to leave when asked.

6:18 p.m., Sonora area - Someone broke into a garage on the 24100 block of Awahanee Road and took multiple items, including a chain saw, generator, golf cart steering wheel, fishing equipment and tools.

6:28 p.m., Columbia - Two or three men were fighting on the 22500 block of Parrotts Ferry Road, using rakes as weapons. They ran away, one after the other, and deputies were unable to find them.

6:49 p.m., Groveland - A man on the 11500 block of Noels Dirt Road said someone hacked into his email and was impersonating him to demand money from people on his contact list.

9:04 p.m., Sonora - A man being treated at Sonora Regional Medical Center for an assault that occurred about 2:30 p.m. while he was parked on the 20200 block of Grouse Way said he didn't know the person who assaulted him and probably couldn't identify him.

9:25 p.m., Twain Harte - A man on the 18800 block of Manzanita Drive said his residence was broken into within the past two hours while he was sleeping. A window was broken, and there was blood on the window. He believed he knew the culprit but refused to say who it was.

9:38 p.m., Twain Harte - A woman ran into a restaurant on the 23000 block of Joaquin Gully Road wearing a white dress with blood all over it. When a restaurant employee said he would call 911, she ran out the door. A sheriff's deputy found her at her residence, and ambulance medics cleared her medically. She was reportedly drunk but was inside her residence and not arrested.

9:53 p.m., Big Hill area - A tree was down blocking the roadway at Big Hill Road and Rosy Ridge Court.

9:55 p.m., Columbia - Thirty to 40 people were out in the road on the 22800 block of Italian Bar Road.


12:02 a.m., Jamestown - An opossum was in a woman's pantry on the 18700 block of Highway 108, then got stuck behind her washing machine. A deputy caught it and relocated it to a nearby creek area.

3:38 a.m., Tuolumne - A woman on the 18300 block of Yosemite Road said someone broke into her house. She has noticed several video games missing.

6:30 a.m., Twain Harte - Photographs valued at $2,000 to $3,000 were taken from a craft fair booth on the 22900 block of Twain Harte Drive sometime between 7 p.m. Thursday and 6:25 a.m. Friday.

6:37 a.m., Sonora -Popping sounds originated from a PG&E line on the 14100 block of Oak Knoll Drive.

6:43 a.m., Sonora area - A PG&E transformer was sparking on the 20300 block of Brook Drive.

9:30 a.m., Pine Mountain Lake - Someone drove onto Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course and damaged the grass.

10:28 a.m., La Grange - A houseboat that had caught fire was being towed to the Fleming Meadows Marina. The fire was out.

10:42 a.m., Sonora - A car parked in the parking structure at North Green Street and Yaney Avenue was burglarized.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


12:04 p.m., found property -Cash was found in front of Central Sierra Arts Council on South Washington Street.

2:19 p.m., public intoxication -A man reportedly falling into the roadway in front of traffic turned out not to be intoxicated but suffering from a disability and walking home.

7:41 p.m., fight -Cal Fire personnel broke up a fight on South Washington Street. The two men fighting both left the scene.

Felony bookings


12:44 a.m., west county - Joseph Costa, 43,of the 300 block of Caballos Court in Oakdale was booked on a charge of possessing a controlled substance after an arrest on Highway 120 west of Yosemite Junction.

11:10 a.m., Jamestown - Robert Stephen Hunt, 53, of an unknown address on Sierra Avenue in Jamestown was booked on a charge of battery after an arrest at Ninth Street and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown.

11:34 a.m., Twain Harte area - Daniel Emil Miller, 24, of the 24200 block of Kewin Mill Road was booked on charges of criminal conspiracy and felony vandalism after an arrest at his residence.


8:25 p.m., La Grange - 42, of the 3600 blocks of Castillowy Road in La Grange, was arrested at his residence for being a felon, addict, etc., in possession of a firearm.

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


8:17 p.m., Tuolumne - Melvin Everett Thayne, 56, of the 1200 block of B Street in Hayward, was arrested at Tuolumne Road and Carter Streets. He was also charged with felony possession of marijuana, being under the influence of a controlled substance and driving while his license was suspended.


1:54 a.m., Groveland area - Benjamin Zane Jungeward, 29, of the 4000 block of U.S. Highway 115 in Brawley, was arrested on Fererri North at Highway 120.

5:12 p.m., Lake Don Pedro - Ryan Patrick Nugent, 24, of the 1000 block of Montgomery Street, San Francisco, was arrested at Lake Don Pedro for using a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


2:27 a.m., Sonora - Willie Matt Fisher, 49, of the 17100 block of Table Mountain Road, was arrested at Stockton Road and West Bradford.

4:27 a.m., East Sonora - Kristen Nicole Easton, 19, of the 17700 block of Black Bart Drive in Jamestown, was arrested on the 13700 block of Mono Way.


The Calaveras County Sheriff's Department reported the following:


8:25 a.m., Jenny Lind - Someone trespassed on Hospital Road.

8:56 a.m., Vallecito - A burglary occurred at Calaveras County Solid Waste on Red Hill Road.

9:12 a.m., Copperopolis - Vandalism occurred on Bay View Drive.

6:16 p.m., Murphys - Credit card fraud was reported on Woodland Drive.

11:32 p.m., San Andreas - Arrests were made after a physical fight at the Red Brick Saloon on Main Street.

Felony bookings


12:14 a.m., San Andreas - Thomas Ward Power, 23, of the 2200 block of Paloma Road in Valley Springs, was arrested on Gold Oak Road on a warrant charging him with being a fugitive from justice.


12:14 a.m., San Andreas - Caleb Patrick Earl Terry, 23, of the 2200 block of Paloma Road in Valley Springs, was booked on charges of battery with serious bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon after arrest on Gold Oak Road.


7:32 a.m., San Andreas area - Gianni Peter Passakos, 40, of the 500 block of Cartagena Lane in San Ramon, booked on felony charges of possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor charges of evading a peace officer, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after arrest on the 8900 block of Pool Station Road.

2:20 p.m., Angels Camp - Heather Kathleen Vannatta, 35, of the 800 block of Tuolumne Avenue in Angels Camp,was booked on charges of battery with serious bodily injury and inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant after arrest on the 300 block of Main Street.

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


11:35 p.m., Copperopolis area - David Edward White, 51, of the 200 block of Bonanza Mine Way, Angels Camp, was arrested on Copper Cove Drive.

11:54 p.m., Mosquito Lake area - Steven Ross Ayer, 61, address unknown, was arrested on Highway 4 east of Mosquito Lake.


11:55 p.m., Highway 4 - Donna Patricia Vincent, 65, of the 5900 block of Gettysburg in Stockton was arrested on Highway 4.