Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


6:50 a.m., Tuolumne - Unknown suspects broke into a veterinarian clinic on the 15100 block of Tuolumne Road and stole a donation jar containing $10 for a Rotary Club dog park fund. Entry was made by through the lower panel of a wooden door. An orange can of insect repellant was found on the ground just outside the main entrance and taken into evidence to examine for fingerprints.

7:06 a.m., East Sonora - A rock was thrown through the window of a business on the 20000 block of Highway 108 and a cash register was stolen. The cash register's drawer containing credit card receipts was found near a bridge on the 16800 block of Draper Mine Road.

10:20 a.m., Jamestown - Someone said they were threatened by a drug dealer on the 10700 block of Wigwam Road.

10:21 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village - A business was broken into on the 24900 block of Highway 108.

11:57 a.m., Jamestown - A woman on the 11000 block of Highway 108 said her locked mailbox was forced open.

11:59 a.m., Jamestown - A woman on the 17300 block of Highway 108 said that someone sent her a scam email claiming to be a hired hitman who was going to kill her.

1:14 p.m., Sonora area - A woman on the 21800 block of Belleview Road received a call from a man claiming that her grandson was in jail after running a red light and hitting someone and the only way to get the charges dropped was to send $1,938 to Karen Sanchez in Sosua, Dominican Republic. The woman sent the money Western Union, but believed she cancelled it in time once she realized it was a scam.

3:31 p.m., Twain Harte - Someone's son came home to his family's residence on the 23200 block of Tuolumne Drive and said he "saw what he thought was an injured mountain lion or a coyote, or it could have been a dog." The caller was given the phone number to the California Department of Fish and Game.

8:56 p.m., Jamestown - A woman with a misdemeanor warrant was arrested on the 16000 block of Jacksonville Road after she requested contact with sheriff's deputies to report a man she suspected stole her prescription medication.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


9:04 a.m., suspicious circumstances - An employee at a business on Sanguinetti Road accidentally sold four cans of air duster to someone who has been arrested multiple times on suspicion of huffing canned air in public places. The 34-year-old man who purchased the cans was later located by officers and arrested again on suspicion of public intoxication after being found between dumpsters behind another business allegedly huffing out of an air canister.

9:13 a.m., theft - Items were stolen from a parked vehicle across from Tuolumne County Superior Court on North Washington Street.

11:09 a.m., animal complaints - A kitten was stuck in the engine compartment of a vehicle parked at a business on Sanguinetti Road. Fire and police were unable to immediately respond due to other incidents, so someone removed the kitten and took it to a veterinarian to be checked out. Jamie Ramos, who saved the kitten and took it to the vet, said it has burns on the pads of its paws and may not regain the use of one of its legs, but is purring and seems to be doing well despite what happened to it. She or her mother plan to adopt the cat.

11:18 p.m., fight - Three or four people were seen fighting outside of a parking structure on North Washington Street. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the combatants.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:46 a.m., Murphys - A credit card was stolen on Apple Blossom Drive and purchases were being made on the Internet.

1:55 p.m., Dorrington - A report was taken regarding someone who cut down five trees at a neighbor's property on Indian Rock Road.

2:47 p.m., Rail Road Flat - A small tractor was stolen from a property on Wagner Road.

2:54 p.m., Vallecito - There was a report of a possible residential burglary that turned out to be unfounded on Cedar Circle.

4:30 p.m., San Andreas - A business was burglarized on East St. Charles Street.

6:03 p.m., Valley Springs - Two people were physically fighting at Valley Spring Elementary School on Pine Street but dispersed while Sheriff's deputies were en route.

8:12 p.m., Murphys - An arrest was made for public intoxication at Bret Harte Drive and Highway 4.

9:17 p.m., Valley Springs - A theft occurred on Sparrowk Road.

11:22 p.m., Rail Road Flat - There was a report of cruelty to animals on Liberty Valley Road.

11:49 p.m., Valley Springs - An arrest was made during a residential burglary on Driver Road.

Felony bookings


1:52 a.m., Burson - Jacqueline Ann Rosofsky, 31, of the 11900 block of Brandy Lane, was booked on suspicion of possessing drugs and a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia, after an arrest at Burson Road and Carol Lane.