News of record for Aug. 1, 2012

Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


3:08 a.m., Groveland - A woman said a man was shooting at her on the 12900 block of Jackson Mill Drive.

4:47 a.m., Groveland - A woman was found on the side of the road at Elder Lane and Highway 120 with a head injury.

8:03 a.m., Long Barn - A man said his vacation cabin on Lassen Drive at West Mono Road was broken into.

9:15 a.m., Sonora area - A thrift store window was broken with a brick on the 14200 block of Tuolumne Road.

11:25 a.m., Jamestown - A woman said her vehicle was vandalized on Preston Lane at Seco Street.

5:55 p.m., East Sonora - An 18-year-old woman was cited for shoplifting on the 13700 block of Mono Way.

8:30 p.m., Sonora area - A woman was arrested on a warrant on Serrano Road and a deputy Tased a dog.

9:13 p.m., Jamestown - A woman said she was assaulted on the 18300 block of Main Street.


1:44 a.m., Tuolumne - A man on the 20400 block of Skyline Road said he saw someone on his deck and found potted plants on the deck knocked over, scattered solar lights in the yard and a hose thrown over the deck.

1:29 p.m., Chinese Camp - A man said someone put feces in his mailbox on the 9100 block of Friendship Hill Road.

6:56 p.m., Jamestown - A door was vandalized on the 8400 block of Old Melones Dam Road.

10:54 p.m., Twain Harte - A man was arrested after being found passed out on a sidewalk outside of a convenience market on the 22900 block of Joaquin Gully Road.


9:19 a.m., Jamestown - Small items were reported stolen from a business on the 18100 block of Main Street.

9:43 a.m., Sonora area - A caller on the 16100 block of Big Hill Road said a neighbor played with the intercom and made barking sounds.

11:34 a.m., East Sonora - A woman said her purse was stolen from her locked car on the 14600 block of Mono Way.

12:57 p.m., Jamestown - A man on the 18300 block of Fifth Avenue said two people held him hostage.

1:45 p.m., Sonora - A man said $19.95 was fraudulently charged to his credit card three times in three months.

3:35 p.m., Sonora - A woman said her home was broken into on the 16100 block of Big Hill Road. A compressor, sprayer, duffel bag and tools were taken.

3:45 p.m., Sonora - A rental property on the 16600 block of Madrone Circle was vandalized.

3:51 p.m., Sonora - A man at the Mono Vista Mobile Home Park said his neighbor was playing karaoke loudly.

6:14 p.m., Sonora area - A woman on the 19900 block of Sommette Drive said she received sexually explicit messages on her phone.

6:15 p.m., Groveland - A man on the 18500 block of Highway 120 said he was harassed and had eggs thrown at him.

6:43 p.m., Eastr Sonora - Someone said a man on the 13700 block of Mono Way was going through trash and throwing it everywhere.

7:11 p.m., Jamestown - A man on the 18300 block of Main Street said a man threatened to stab him in his living room.

7:20 p.m., Groveland - Someone said a house on the 12100 block of Clinton Road had the doors broken in and was "tossed."

Felony bookings


12:41 a.m., Copperopolis area - Kenneth Blair Mosley, 51, of the 3600 block of Signal Hill Trail, booked on suspicion of narcotic possession and misdemeanor disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer, after an arrest on O'Byrnes Ferry Road.

11:14 p.m., Jamestown - Gustavo Placencia Ramirez, 34, of the 18100 block of Ninth Street, booked on suspicion of child abuse, after an arrest at his home.


9:25 p.m., Columbia - Derrek Alan Murphy, 33, of the 20600 block of Highway 108, Sonora, was booked on suspicion of abusing and endangering a child on the 22400 block of Airport Road. He was also arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and exhibiting a deadly weapon or firearm.


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


12:15 p.m., west county - Victor Manuel Hernandez, 63, of Ceres, arrested on Highway 120 east of Tulloch Road.


3:20 a.m., Sonora - Angela Eaton, 36, of the 280 block of East Jackson Street, was arrested on Mono Way at Elsey Court.

7:38 p.m., Chinese Camp - Jurijs Daudiss, of the 5900 block of Highwood Road, Castro Valley, was arrested on Highway 120 east of Shawmut Road.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


9:40 a.m., public intoxication - A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on South Washington Street after asking people at a motel for beer.

12:14 p.m., suspicious circumstances - A woman on South Washington Street said someone broke into her home and stayed the night while she was gone.

7:53 p.m., public intoxication - A 57-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication at Rotary Park on Woods Creek Drive.


9:15 a.m., found property - A 35-pound turtle reported missing was found on East Jackson Street and returned to its owner.


12:25 p.m., fraud - A woman on South Barretta Street said someone filed a claim with the IRS using her Social Security number.

3:08 p.m., fraud - Someone reported that a customer cashed a fraudulent payroll check at the Save Mart on Stockton Road. The same person also allegedly cashed a fraudulent check at the Save Mart on Mono Way.

5:38 p.m., theft - Two juveniles were suspected of stealing fruit from the demonstration garden at Cassina High School on South Barretta Street.

7:25 p.m., controlled substances - Three men were suspected of smoking drugs out of a glass pipe on the benches of the baseball field at Rotary Park on Woods Creek Drive.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


2:37 a.m., Valley Springs - An arrest was made after an officer responded to a disturbance at The Range on Quail Oaks Road.

8:04 a.m., Valley Springs - A vehicle was vandalized on Berkesey Lane.

10:58 a.m., San Andreas - Lawn care equipment was stolen from a property on North Main Street.

1:22 p.m., Copperopolis - Someone stole products from a business on Spangler Lane.


8:21 a.m., Glencoe - A large mountain lion was seen crossing Jesus Maria Road about two miles from Highway 26. The California Department of Fish and Game was advised.

5:02 p.m., Angels Camp - A residence was burglarized on Highway 49.

7:27 p.m., San Andreas - Someone said a cat was stolen at apartments on East St. Charles Street, but sheriff's deputies determined the claims were unfounded.

11:25 p.m., San Andreas - A man found lying in the road at Highway 49 and Fourth Crossing Road was given a ride home.


6:02 a.m., San Andreas - A window of a business was broken on East St. Charles Street, and a cash register was taken.

6:06 a.m., Valley Springs - A security screen had been pried open at a residence on Berkesey Lane.

6:10 a.m., Valley Springs - A truck was broken into on O'Reilly Street, and a company phone was missing. Someone else reported a vehicle burglary on the same street about two hours later.

7:57 a.m., Valley Springs - A vehicle was broken into on O'Reilly Street.

8:04 a.m., Vallecito - People were reportedly living in a foreclosed home on Canepa Lane.

8:09 a.m., Valley Springs - A vehicle was broken into and a tent was stolen on Redman Road.

8:41 a.m., Valley Springs - Petty theft was reported on Paradise Peak.

9:17 a.m., Arnold - A locked vehicle was broken into on Moran Road.

9:43 a.m., Valley Springs - A caller said they found an exploded firework in a mailbox on Oak Ridge Road.

10:10 a.m., San Andreas - A vehicle windshield was smashed on Marshall Avenue.

10:54 a.m., Arnold - Items were stolen from a vehicle on Dean Way.

5:02 p.m., Valley Springs - Boat motors and parts were stolen on Bartelink Drive.

Felony bookings


4 p.m., San Andreas - Charles Gartside Williams V, 30, of the 800 block of Shoshone Drive, Dorrington, booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm and battery with serious bodily injury, after an arrest on the 800 block of Mountain Ranch Road.

10:18 p.m., Douglas Flat - Randy Jerome Aitken, 26, of the 300 block of South Main Street, booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on Main Street.


12:57 a.m., San Andreas - Blake Richard Aaron II, 26, of the 400 block of Russells Road, booked on suspicion of assault after an arrest on the 400 block of Russells Road.


8:35 p.m., Murphys - Rachelle Lynn Hogue, 28, of the 21500 block of Butte Mountain Road, booked on suspicion of assault, after an arrest at her home.

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