News of record for August 23, 2012

Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


12:18 p.m., Murphys - A bike was stolen from a closed shed on Big Trees Road.

1:47 p.m., Burson - Someone using a stolen key was trespassing at a building on Cheyenne Drive.


1:40 a.m., Valley Springs - Someone was arrested for public intoxication at Paloma Road and Sequoia Avenue.

Felony bookings


2 p.m., San Andreas - James Anthony Giuffra, 29, of an unknown address, was booked on suspicion of burglary, forging a prescription, criminal conspiracy and a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication, after an arrest on Highway 49 south of Toyanza Drive.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


12:55 p.m., Columbia - A man said someone was stealing his water on the 12700 block of Yankee Hill Road.

1:29 p.m., Jamestown - Someone stole gas from vehicles parked outside of a residence on the 10600 block of Golf Links Road. The suspect jumped on a motor scooter and drove away when the homeowner went outside.

2:02 p.m., Tuolumne - A woman said someone tried to break into her sister's apartment on the 18400 block of Tuolumne Road.

3:08 p.m., Sonora area - A woman said there was stolen property in front of her house on the 23800 block of Oxbow Lane South. The items included a blower, generator, small air compressor, small tool box and two remote control boats.

7:09 p.m., Tuolumne - Someone called to report the rider of an orange dirt bike who did a "wheelie" across the intersection of Yosemite Road and Maple Avenue, and then fled the area driving recklessly.

Felony bookings


2:40 p.m., Jamestown - Hannah Aline Prosser, 21, of an unknown address in Pints, was booked on suspicion of possessing drugs and a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia, after an arrest on Highway 108 west of Jamestown.

11:45 p.m., Tuolumne - Darryl Tinkle, 49, of an unknown address in Tuolumne, was booked on suspicion of assault, after an arrest on the 18600 block of Cedar Street.


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


9:30 p.m., Tuolumne - Michael Thomas Barber Jr., 22, of Mount Eaton Road, was arrested at Carter and Bay streets.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


7:58 a.m., assault - A fight broke out at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on West Bradford Avenue. Two men attending a free breakfast began to fight after some name calling. One man was taken by private vehicle to Sonora Regional Medical Center and the other ran off toward the downtown area. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The man in the hospital signed a citizen's arrest form.


1:15 a.m., burglary - A vehicle that belongs to an employee of Sonora Regional Medical Center was burglarized in the parking lot on Greenley Road sometime between 5 p.m. and midnight.

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