Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


7:09 a.m., Sonora area - A white 2002 Chevrolet pickup was stolen Thursday night from a locked garage on the 21200 block of Phoenix Lake Road.

9:49 a.m., Columbia - A man on the 13000 block of Dondero Road said someone poured two gallons of water in his truck's gas tank.

2:40 p.m., Strawberry - Someone found an iPad in the roadway at Highway 108 and Old Strawberry Road. The device was broken into several pieces. A Sheriff's deputy found the serial number and attempted to contact the owner through Apple, but company policy prohibits them from helping to put the owner in contact with law enforcement, so the item was thrown away.

5 p.m., East Sonora - A woman was cited on suspicion of stealing several items from a business on the 13700 block of Mono Way.

5:59 p.m., Sonora area - A residence on the 22500 block of Rhine River Drive West was burglarized. Jewelry and several other items were stolen.

10:37 p.m., Jamestown - A man said someone went into his unlocked apartment on the 17900 block of Seco Street and stole his loaded Savage .22-caliber rifle.

11:33 p.m., Columbia - A family arrived home on the 13200 block of Calle Quartz Drive and found a pit bull in their chicken coop. All the chickens were dead and the dog was growling at them.


9:09 a.m., Columbia - A man said several items were stolen from his campsite at Italian Bar Road and Forest Road 3N03.

10:41 a.m., East Sonora - A man said he locked his yellow mountain bicycle to a railing and left it for several days on the 13700 block of Mono Way. It was gone when he went back to get it on Friday.


6:26 a.m., Jamestown - Someone entered a woman's home and stole her insulin on the 10300 block of Willow Street.

11:40 a.m., Sonora area - Someone saw a buck "staggering" across the road with an arrow through its neck at Ridgewood Drive and Phoenix Lake Road.

3:03 p.m., Jamestown - Someone broke a window out of a locked vehicle at Two Mile Bar Road and Highway 108. Fishing equipment and a duffle bag with clothes were stolen.

6:08 p.m., Twain Harte - Someone on the 19300 block of Poplar Circle said a neighbor was playing an "extremely loud X-rated movie." A sheriff's deputy made contact with the caller who showed the deputy a video of the neighbor playing a porn video on his flat-screen TV on his back deck. The neighbor told the deputy that the video was his "sabbath" and he plays it out of retaliation for the gospel music his neighbor plays that interrupts him in the morning.

11:32 p.m., Jamestown - Someone wrote derogatory comments and phone numbers in chalk all over a building and sidewalk on the 18400 block of Jamestown Road.

Felony bookings


7:54 p.m., Columbia - Jeremiah James Donovan, 32, of the 22800 block of Four Wheel Drive, was booked on suspicion of attempted arson, after an arrest at his home.


12:30 a.m., Jamestown - Christopher John Mills, 21, of the 100 block of Columbia Way, was booked on suspicion of grand theft of a firearm, after an arrest on Preston Lane.

2:55 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village - Philip Anthony Valenzuela, 54, of the 10600 block of Chief Fuller Road, was booked on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs causing bodily injury or death, after an arrest on the 20600 block of Chief Fuller Road.

6:33 p.m., Sonora - Kristi Dawn Payton, 34, of the 5000 block of Jaquima Drive, Angels Camp, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, drug transportation and bringing drugs or alcohol into a prison or jail, as well as misdemeanor charges of drug paraphernalia possession and possession of drugs without a prescription, after an arrest on the 400 block of Stockton Road.


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


1:20 a.m., Jamestown - Melissa Ann McDaniel, 36, of the 18200 block of Main Street, Columbia, was arrested at Jamestown and Golf Links roads.

3:39 a.m., Sonora area - Anthony Joseph Rizzo, 70, of the 15500 block of Paseo De Los Robles, was arrested at his home.


9:13 p.m., Crystal Falls - Raymond Dean Tuttle, 52, of the 21000 block of Ridgeview Drive, was arrested at Crestview and Creekside drives.


1:55 a.m., Tuolumne - Ana Lilia Guerrero-Mejia, 24, of the 1300 block of Brown Field Drive, Milpitas, was arrested at Tuolumne Road North and Tuolumne Road.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


11:19 a.m., suspicious circumstances - A man went into a business on South Washington Street and caused a disturbance. He spit several times on the table he was sitting at and then got up and left. He told officers he had been at the business but denied causing a disturbance.

3:40 p.m., suspicious circumstances - A man was at a business on South Washington Street offering women money for "sexual actions."

7:16 p.m., fraudulent activities - Someone on Mono Way received a call from Pacific Gas and Electric stating a $205 fine as overdue. The person gave credit card information but was later informed by an authentic PG&E representative that the call was fraudulent.

7:24 p.m., vandalism - A woman said she returned home on South Norlin Street and some had thrown around and damaged her lawn furniture.

8:26 p.m., theft - A woman said her pumpkin was stolen on East Lyons Street.

8:38 p.m., public intoxication - A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.

11:05 p.m., public intoxication - A man and woman in an argument on South Stewart Street were both arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.


4:24 p.m., pedestrian checks - A 46-year-old woman was booked into Tuolumne County Jail on misdemeanor charges of public intoxication, having an open container in public and possession of drugs for sale, after an arrest at a shopping center on Sanguinetti Road. A 52-year-old man was also arrested at the same time on suspicion of misdemeanor possession of drugs for sale.

8:56 p.m., public intoxication - A 53-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication at South Washington and Theall streets.


11:54 p.m., public intoxication - Three people were intoxicated and walking in and out of the roadway at South Washington Street and Stockton Road.

Fire calls


12:44 a.m., South County - Four acres of grass vegetation was burned in the center divide of Highway 108 east of Tulloch Road. State firefighters and local units from Oakdale and Chinese Camp responded to the blaze. It was extinguished at 7:19 a.m. and damage was estimated at $400. No one was injured and the cause is under investigation, according to Cal Fire.


8:52 p.m., Columbia - A 1995 Honda Accord caught on fire in the Columbia College parking lot. Cal Fire firefighters assisted units from the college and Tuolumne County Fire Department, who responded and extinguished the blaze by 10:34 p.m. The car's engine compartment was damaged by the fire but none of the surrounding vegetation was burned. There were no injuries and the cause is still undetermined, according to Cal Fire.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:14 a.m., Valley Springs - A woman said her daughter's iPhone was stolen at Toyon Middle School on Double Springs Road.

11:33 a.m., San Andreas - A report was taken for forgery on Marshall Avenue.

1:36 p.m., Valley Springs - Someone broke into a residence on Driver Road.

2:35 p.m., Valley Springs - There appeared to be three men stripping a house on Rippon Road.

6:11 p.m., Vallecito - A window was broken out on a vehicle parked at Natural Bridges on Parrotts Ferry Road.

7:19 p.m., Valley Springs - A beer was thrown during an argument on Cedar Street.

11:38 p.m., San Andreas - A man "staggered" to a gas station and flipped an ambulance off as it passed by on an unspecified street.


1:54 a.m., Campo Seco - There were "suspicious star gazers" on Campo Seco Road.

9:05 a.m., Valley Springs - A man said the neighbor who lives on the street behind him climbed over the fence and is yelling at other neighbors on Berkesey Lane.

3:21 p.m., Mokelumne Hill - A shop was broken into on Saint Paul Street.

8:44 p.m., Jenny Lind - There were "suspicious goats" on Highway 26.

10:49 p.m., Valley Springs - Something was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a business on Highway 26.


1:06 a.m., Arnold - Three loud explosions were heard in the area of Summit View Road. The caller said it sounded like M-80s, a large firecracker that makes a loud noise similar to dynamite.

3:37 a.m., Burson - Someone called to report an "extremely" intoxicated man who went into their tent at Moccasin Campground on Camanche Parkway. The man was told he was in the wrong tent, but went inside and laid down anyway.

Felony bookings


9:25 a.m., Valley Springs - Darrell Wayne Lewis, 63, of the 7300 block of Highway 12, Burson, was booked on suspicion of drug possession and a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license, after an arrest on the 4100 block of Campo Seco Road.

9:40 a.m., Valley Springs - Kimberly Kae Laub, 42, of the 4100 block of Campo Seco Road, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest at her home.

4:19 p.m., Arnold - Crayton Hastedt Granger, 51, of the 600 block of Highway 4, Murphys, was booked on suspicion of drug possession and a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication, after an arrest at a business on the 2100 block of Highway 4.

11:10 p.m., Arnold - Aaron Michael Solomon, 31, of the 1900 block of Pine Cone Drive, was booked on suspicion of assault, after an arrest at his home.


2:19 p.m., San Andreas - Brandon Louis Shoffner, 19, of the 400 block of East Saint Charles Street, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on the 200 block of Treat Avenue.

10:45 p.m., Valley Springs - Octavio Hernandez, 20, of the 2100 block of West Highway 12, Burson, was booked on suspicion drug possession and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and public intoxication, after an arrest on the 5100 block of Campo Seco Road.


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


3:05 p.m., Mokelumne Hill - Katherine Elizabeth Campbell, 32, of the 8300 block of China Gulch Road, was arrested at Ridge Road and Piney Haven Lane.

8 p.m., San Andreas - Eric Brandon Rolland, 34, of the 600 block of Butler Lane, Valley Springs, was arrested on the 500 block of Pope Street.


9:37 p.m., Valley Springs - Matthew Steven Johnson, 29, of the 6700 block of Da Lee Road, was arrested on Da Lee Road east of Jenny Lind Road.