Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


10:42 a.m., Valley Springs - People were hunting turkeys with a crossbow on a Garner Place property.

11:41 a.m., Glencoe - A fence to a property on Improbability Drive was cut and the residence was burglarized.

2:38 p.m., Vallecito - A vehicle was vandalized at Sutton Enterprises on Canepa Lane. Windows and a light were broken.

3:12 p.m., Rail Road Flat - Someone was taking items from a property on Rayjen Lane while people were moving out.

5:06 p.m., Wallace - Battery was reported on Ospital Road.


9:44 a.m., Mountain Ranch - A residence on Vista Way was burglarized.

11:26 a.m., Valley Springs - Two men left Patti Campbell's Country Kitchen on Highway 12 without paying.

3:48 p.m., Arnold - A burglary was reported at a residence on Patricia Lane.

3:59 p.m., Avery - An intoxicated person was arrested after shooting a turkey at Calaveras Timber Trails Park on Avery Sheep Ranch Road.

5:38 p.m., San Andreas - A residence on Pixley Avenue was burglarized.

Felony bookings


1:26 a.m., Jenny Lind - Charles Arthur McCarthy, 52, of the 11000 block of Milton Road, was booked on suspicion of threatening to commit a crime with intent to terrorize, after an arrest at his home. He was also booked on suspicion of a misdemeanor charge of drunk and disorderly conduct.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


5:38 a.m., La Grange - A vehicle rolled off the side of the road on the 3300 block of Highway 132.

6:33 a.m., Groveland - A handgun was stolen from a pickup truck on the 22000 block of Hells Hollow Road.

7:50 a.m., Jamestown - Gas was stolen from rental trucks at Pine Alley Rentals on Jamestown Road.

11:21 a.m., Sonora area - A fraudulent check for $15,698 was written to the Apple Store using a Sonora man's bank information.

1:21 p.m., Jamestown - A man went into a business on the 18000 block of Seco Street and said someone forged his signature on paperwork.

4:23 p.m., Columbia - People have been vandalizing a property on the 21000 block of Parrotts Ferry Road with BB guns and baseball bats. An antique car on the property was damaged.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


10:10 a.m., suspicious circumstances - Two men and one woman, all dressed in military-style fatigues, were kickboxing and slap fighting on the 1000 block of Mono Way.

1:11 p.m., suspicious circumstances - A red Chevy Astro was chasing a gold Ford Crown Victoria around a parking lot in the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road. It appeared the Crown Vic was trying to leave but was being prevented by the van.

3:16 p.m., burglary - Theft of a flat screen TV and laptop computer was reported on East Lyons Street.

3:23 p.m., graffiti - A landscape wall on an Oakside Drive property was vandalized with graffiti.

10:51 p.m., traffic accident - A woman's neighbor backed into her vehicle. The neighbor refused to speak to the woman about the accident and challenged her to a fight.

Felony bookings

12:46 a.m., Sonora area - Herondina Maria Pinheiro-Sias, 52, of the 8400 block of Enterprise Drive, Jamestown, was booked on suspicion of possession of drugs and violation of probation, after an arrest on the 500 block of Shaws Flat Road.