News of record for August 30, 2012

Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:21 a.m., Tuolumne - A 41-year-old woman was booked into Tuolumne County Jail on suspicion of misdemeanor battery, after an arrest on the 18400 block of Tuolumne Road.

9:10 a.m., Sonora area - A man on the 14300 block of Cuesta Court said a woman fraudulently wrote a $1,900 check from his personal business account.

10:20 a.m., East Sonora - A man accidentally left his wallet on top of one of the gas pumps at a station on the 14800 block of Mono Way when another man in an orange logging truck picked it up and left with it. The business caught the theft on video.

2:08 p.m., Jamestown - A woman on the 18700 block of Highway 108 said there were five local charges made to her credit card without her permission over the previous two days.

3:15 p.m., Sonora area - A woman was in the Sheriff's Office lobby to report check fraud on the 13400 block of Algerine Wards Ferry Road.

3:30 p.m., Tuolumne - A woman lost her Walmart credit card while at a business on the 19400 block of Tuolumne Road North and someone made charges to it.

3:43 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village - A woman on the 23900 block of Pine Lake Drive said she heard someone in her house at about 11:30 a.m. and thought it was her son, but later found out it was a burglar who broke in through her bathroom window and stole a box of jewelry.

4:32 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village - Someone broke into a man's residence on the 24000 block of Golf Links Drive and stole video game controllers, coins from a change jar, checks and jewelry.

Felony bookings


1:04 a.m., Phoenix Lake - Dustin Loren Allen, 32, of the 9900 block of Main Street, Chinese Camp, was booked on suspicion of possessing drugs and misdemeanor charges of possessing drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of drugs, after an arrest at Phoenix Lake and Hess roads.

2:35 a.m., Sonora area - Kenneth James Shaw, 19, of the 12700 block of Chukar Circle, was booked on suspicion of assault and a misdemeanor charge of injuring a wireless communication device, after an arrest on Chukar Circle.

10:51 p.m., Sonora - Sharmayne Faye St. Lawrence, 23, of the 11300 block of Columbia Village Drive, was booked on suspicion of child endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol, after an arrest in a parking lot on the 300 block of South Washington Street.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


1:21 p.m., suspicious circumstances - A be-on-the-lookout advisory was issued regarding suspicious circumstances that occurred earlier in the month. On Aug. 18, two suspects appeared to be casing the Tuolumne County Museum on West Bradford Avenue. One of the suspects took photographs of the security door and handle. The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office responded to an alarm that went off at the business the following day.

1:35 p.m., weapons violations - Someone said they saw a man at a business on Mono Way with what appeared to be a 24-inch machete. Officers located the suspect walking on Mono Way and confirmed he had a machete, but it was still in the packaging and in a bag. The man was released.

8:08 p.m., assault - Someone claimed to have been assaulted on Hospital Road. The victim knew the alleged attackers and declined medical attention and didn't want to file charges.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:52 a.m., San Andreas - Limbs were cut off a tree on Gold Hunter Road without the owner's consent.

2:28 p.m., Murphys - Someone said a vacant house on Murphys Grade Road had been burglarized but the claims turned out to be unfounded.

4:26 p.m., Murphys - There was a report of a burglary in progress on Highway 4, but Sheriff's deputies investigating the incident determined the claim was unfounded.


5:12 a.m., Burson - Someone said there was a prowler on Messing Road.

Felony bookings


2:23 a.m., Angels Camp - David Andrew Hall, 41, of the 100 block of North Main Street, was booked on suspicion of two felony and two misdemeanor sexual assault-related charges, after an arrest on the 300 block of South Main Street.

Fire calls


11:40 a.m., Rail Road Flat - Someone using a weed trimmer on dry grass accidentally sparked a quarter-acre grass fire on the 2000 block of Prussian Hill Road. Firefighters with Cal Fire and Central Calaveras Fire Protection District responded and extinguished the blaze at 2:29 p.m. No one was injured and damage to the land was estimated at $50.

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