Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


10 a.m., Groveland - A homeowner who returned from a month-long vacation said blank checks, two credit cards and income tax papers were taken from a residence on the 19100 block of Ferretti Road.

1:47 p.m., East Sonora - A woman said about five homeless men cornered her while she was at a bank on the 13700 block of Mono Way and called her derogatory names when she didn't give them money. While a deputy spoke with her, he saw a man in the parking lot who had a felony warrant for his arrest. The man was arrested after a brief foot chase.

11:03 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village - A man on the 20500 block of Chief Fuller Way said someone snuck into his apartment and moved his candy jar to the recliner portion of the couch, and he's been dealing with similar "strange occurrences" for the past four years. He stated people sneak into his house, move things and leave without a trace. He asked to be deputized so he could take legal action on his own. He was advised to seek help from a trained professional.


2:12 p.m., Sonora area - Someone said baseballs cards, DVDs and other items were stolen from the 19900 block of Rough and Ready Trail about five months ago.

6:07 p.m., East Sonora - Two women were offered drugs by a male suspect while sitting in their car on the 13700 block of Mono Way.


2:21 a.m., Sonora - A 37-year-old man was found "passed out" on the sidewalk on the 100 block of South Washington Street. The man was arrested and booked into Tuolumne County Jail on suspicion of misdemeanor public intoxication and a felony probation violation.

2:53 a.m., Sonora area - A juvenile boy was cited on suspicion of public intoxication at Highway 49 and Parrotts Ferry Road after being seen "stumbling in the roadway." He was released to the custody of his parents.

9:21 a.m., Jamestown - Someone stole two pieces of farm equipment worth a combined $1,500 on the 11500 block of La Grange Road.

10:36 a.m., Columbia - A man said someone in a white Ford Ranger pickup threw something at him while he was riding his bike near Sawmill Flat and Parrotts Ferry roads.

5:03 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village - A chipmunk got into a cabin on the 24200 block of Kiku Lane and destroyed property. The chipmunk was chased out of the residence.

Felony bookings


10:34 a.m., Sonora - William Devore Warne, 47, of the 100 block of Snell Street, was booked on suspicion of assault, after an arrest on the 800 block of West Sunset Street.

8:35 p.m., Sonora - Christopher Ryan Goodrich, 32, and Kerry Suzanne Lang, 30, both of the 19600 block of Serrano Road, were booked on suspicion of burglary and criminal conspiracy, after an arrest at their home.

11:12 p.m., Sonora - Andrew William Souza, 28, of the 15100 block of Mountain Lilly Road, was booked on suspicion of burglary and receiving stolen property, after an arrest in front of a business on the 1100 block of Mono Way.


12:28 p.m., Columbia - Eric James St. Lawrence, 26, of the 11300 block of Columbia Village Drive, was booked on suspicion of vandalism, after an arrest at his home.

4:36 p.m., La Grange - Rylan Howard Barber, 32, of the 2700 block of Michigan Avenue, Modesto, was booked on suspicion of forging or altering a vehicle registration, burglary and a misdemeanor charge of possession of burglary tools, after an arrest on Bonds Flat Road.


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


5:52 p.m., Sonora - Timmy Ryan McReynolds, 27, of the 1200 block of West Iowa Street, Ridgecrest, was arrested on the 100 block of South Poplar Street. He was additionally booked on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

9:06 p.m., Sonora area - Randi Sue Murphy, 50, of the 100 block of View Street, Los Altos, was arrested at Lime Kiln and Chaunin roads.


1:35 a.m., East Sonora - Timothy Ryan Reis, 19, of the 10900 block of Campo Seco Road, was arrested at Mono Way and Standard Road.

10:55 a.m., Sonora - Elizabeth Espinoza Morehead, 65, of the 17100 block of Blackbird Lane, was arrested at Washington and Theall streets.

12:27 p.m., Confidence - Kimberly Kay Loger, 49, of the 18200 block of Shuper Road, Knights Ferry, was arrested at Highway 108 and Coffill Road.

5:28 p.m., Columbia - Erwin Lee Dutter, 60, of the 18800 block of Broadhurst Drive, Twain Harte, was arrested on Italian Bar Road east of Cattle Drive Trail.


7:40 p.m., Sonora area - Tracy Lavern Cook, 33, of the 20500 block of Flora Lane, was arrested at Lime Kiln and Jacobs roads.

Fire calls


6:02 a.m., Tuolumne - A small grass fire was ignited on the 17800 block of Ruby Road. Cal Fire and local firefighters for Tuolumne City Fire Department and Tuolumne Rancheria Fire responded to the blaze. It was extinguished at 8:20 a.m. after burning a half-acre of grass vegetation worth an estimated $100. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


11:25 a.m., suspicious circumstances - A customer advised the assistant manager at a business on Sanguinetti Road that there were people siphoning gas out of vehicles in the parking lot. Officers checked the parking lot of the shopping center but were unable to locate the suspects.

12:46 p.m., vandalism - Someone's parked vehicle was vandalized outside of a business on South Washington Street. Someone used a key to scratch the passenger door and slammed something into it.

4:14 p.m., fight - Four people were physically fighting at Rotary Park on Woods Creek Drive. They had stopped when officers responded and requested no further law enforcement action.

5:03 p.m., suspicious circumstances - Someone saw six juvenile boys passing, and smoking, what appeared to be marijuana at Rotary Park on Woods Creek Drive. Officers responded and determined the boys were actually passing around a cell phone. No contraband was located.

8:27 p.m., public intoxication - A 59-year-old man was arrested and booked into Tuolumne County Jail on suspicion of public intoxication after being found on the side of the road by pedestrians on South Washington Street.

9:48 p.m., theft -A 24-year-old woman was cited and released on suspicion of shoplifting from a business on a Sanguinetti Road.


2:49 p.m., property damage - A woman said someone used a key to scratch her vehicle while parked outside of a business on Mono Way.

3:40 p.m., theft - A man walked into a business on Sanguinetti Road, swapped his old shoes for new shoes and left the store without paying.


12:17 p.m., driving under the influence - Someone said a man drove his motor home onto a curb on South Stewart Street because he was intoxicated. Officers found the vehicle parked on Sanguinetti Road but no one was in it.

5:58 p.m., suspicious circumstances - An off-duty sheriff's deputy called to report a man who was allegedly trying to sell drugs at Stockton and Green streets. The deputy overheard the man saying, "This is the purest stuff you'll find," and pulling a bag with a white substance in it from his pants. Officers found the suspect and searched him but didn't find any contraband.