News of record for November 9, 2012

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The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:01 a.m., Jamestown - A woman was standing at Chips Chevron on Highway 108, holding up a gas can and a sign asking for gas.

2:01 p.m., Sonora area - A tree cutting company was throwing trimmings onto a man's property on the 20100 block of Midland Drive. When he asked the workers to remove the trimmings before they left, they refused.

3:59 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village - A property was vandalized on the 20700 block of Hekeke Lane. Damage was estimated at $100.

5:34 p.m., Sonora area - The youth center on Barretta Street was broken into about 3:20 p.m.

8:34 p.m., Jamestown - A fence and lock at Jacksonville and Twist roads were cut, allowing horses to escape. The property is leased and it was unknown if any items were missing. One of the horses was hit by a car around 7:26 p.m.


6:21 a.m., Groveland - A vegetation fire was reported near Ferretti and Lumsden roads.

Felony bookings


12:56 a.m., Sonora area - Heather Renae Hopson, 18, of the 250 block of Greenley Road, was booked on suspicion of possession of marijuana or hashish for sale after an arrest at Longeway and Spanish Grant roads.

11:36 p.m., Sonora area - John David Sifuentes, 43, of the 20800 block of Mechanical Drive, was booked on suspicion of possession of drugs after an arrest on Mechanical Drive near the Longeway Road intersection. He was also booked on suspicion of an infraction of possession of marijuana under one ounce.

9:36 p.m., Sonora area - Bruce Thomas Snyder, 27, of the 19300 block of Rocky Road, was booked on suspicion of battery with serious bodily injury and felony violation of parole after an arrest at his home.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


8:19 a.m., traffic violation - A 27-year-old man was cited for driving without a license, after an arrest on Shaw's Flat Road.

10:02 a.m., theft - A Walmart employee was seen rolling two tires out of the store on Nov. 1 between 4 and 6 p.m. The employee rolled them out through the customer service entrance and hid them. When he got off work, he drove his vehicle to the back of the store, loaded up the tires and left.

12:31 p.m., suspicious circumstances - A panhandler was reported on the 1000 block of Sanguinetti Road. He removed his sign at a police officer's request but said he would remain in the area and continue to play his guitar.

2:44 p.m., traffic accident - A man wrecked his motorcycle on Fairview Lane.

4:45 p.m., public intoxication - A man was arrested for public intoxication on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

4:57 p.m., burglary - A man's brother broke into his residence on South Barretta Street through the bedroom window while he was not home and possibly drank a soda. A 14-year-old was home at the time of the incident.

5:38 p.m., vandalism - A woman pushed over a person's Harley-Davidson motorcycle on the 300 block of West Stockton Road.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


10:42 a.m., Copperopolis - A stereo and battery were stolen from a vehicle on Arrowhead Street.

11:36 a.m., Railroad Flat - Tools were stolen from a carport on Ridge Road.

2:52 p.m., Mokelumne Hill - A home was burglarized on Victory Lane.

4:57 p.m., Murphys - A storage container on El Camino Casale was broken into.

10:16 p.m., Mountain Ranch - Tools were stolen from property on Ponderosa Way.

Felony bookings

11:54 p.m., Arnold - Melissa Leann Smith, 27, of the 900 block of 3rd Street in Modesto, was booked on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, after an arrest on the 1400 block of Lilac Drive.

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