Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:36 a.m., Murphys - A wallet was stolen at a business on Highway 4.

10:22 a.m., Douglas Flat - Someone reported the unauthorized use of a credit card on Highway 4.

10:23 a.m., Arnold - Someone reported vandalism outside of a business on Oak Circle.

2:30 p.m., San Andreas - A petty theft was reported at a business on East Saint Charles Street.

5:11 p.m., Valley Springs - Something was stolen on Meadowwood Drive.


3:12 a.m., Valley Springs - Someone saw a man hiding in the bushes by a dental office at Highway 26 and Main Street.


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


3:23 p.m., Rail Road Flat - David John Decker, 75, of the 400 block of Blossom Lane, was arrested at Railroad Flat and Ridge roads.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:21 a.m., La Grange - A residence was burglarized on the 5600 block of Llanura Drive.

8:34 a.m., Columbia - A man said someone stuck nails in his vehicle's tires on the 13000 block of Dondero Road.

12:47 p.m., Columbia - A man on the 24300 block of Italian Bar Road said someone broke into his barn, took his property, shot his kitchen window and cut the locks on his gate and then put their own locks on.

1:14 p.m., East Sonora - A truck driver punched another man in the face causing his eye to swell shut at Mono Way and Highway 108. The driver claimed the man shoved him first. Neither man wished to pursue criminal charges. The incident was determined to be the result of road rage.

3:14 p.m., Groveland - A man said his daughter's cell phone was stolen at a business on the 18900 block of Ferretti Road and someone had since used it.

5:02 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village - A man said his girlfriend called to tell him there was a man near their residence on the 24300 block of Highway 108 who was walking in circles, talking to himself and staring at their residence. A deputy responded and advised the man to stay out of the person's yard.

5:54 p.m., Big Oak Flat - Someone said a woman described as "mentally unstable" and "under the influence of meth" intentionally drove her truck into a motorhome causing minor damage on the 17000 block of Longfellow Road.

5:56 p.m., East Sonora - Someone stole books from a business on the 13700 block of Mono Way.

7:07 p.m., Sonora area - A man said he got in an argument with a woman on the 11200 block of Coopers Court and she stabbed one of the tires on his vehicle.

Felony bookings


2:38 p.m., Sonora - Janelle Anne Grillo, 21, of the 21500 block of Cedar Springs Road, Twain Harte, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest at a business on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


12:52 p.m., theft - A juvenile was cited and released on suspicion of shoplifting from a business on the 1200 block of Sanguinetti Road.