Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:22 a.m., Sonora area - A man reported a license plate had been stolen from his boat trailer on the 19000 block of Tinhorn Mine Road sometime between September and Friday.

9:39 a.m., Sonora area - A woman reported fraudulent iTunes charges to her credit card for more than $600.

9:45 a.m., Groveland - An arrest was made in connection with a burglary of a tool shed at Groveland Hotel on Main Street.

12:43 p.m., Jamestown - A man reported about $160 in fraudulent charges on his credit card.

1:50 p.m., Groveland - An antique wood saw was stolen from a shed on the 30000 block of Highway 120.

2:39 p.m., Phoenix Lake - A battery charger and floor jack were stolen from a shed on the 21000 block of Paseo De Los Portales.


2:27 a.m., Twain Harte - A fight was reported at the 7-Eleven on Joaquin Gully Road. Items in the store were broken during the fight.

7:00 a.m., Long Barn - The lock to an auto repair shop lot was cut and a customer's utility trailer that was being repaired was stolen.

6:56 p.m., Twain Harte - Items worth a total of about $4,950 were stolen from a residence on the 23000 block of Hawk Lane North.


2:46 a.m., Twain Harte - A German shepherd got loose Saturday night and returned with a gunshot wound. The owners had to put the animal to sleep.

8:39 a.m., La Grange - A man was walking near Gerber Road and Ponderosa Way with a bow and arrow.

11:15 a.m., Sonora - A woman had been in the restroom at a motel on Washington Street for four hours and was refusing to leave.

12:34 a.m., Groveland - A boat capsized at Pine Mountain Lake Marina and three children were pulled out of the lake by a bystander after screaming for help.

3:35 p.m., Groveland - A woman reported jewelry was stolen from house over the last several months.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


Midnight, traffic accident - A caller said someone was just hit by a vehicle at Crossroads Shopping Center on Sanguinetti Road and was up but appeared injured.

8:42 a.m., burglary - Someone entered Yosemite Title Co. on South Washington Street through a bathroom window. It was unknown immediately if anything was missing.

12:29 p.m., theft - An iPod was stolen from a vehicle parked at a motel on South Washington Street.

5:16 p.m., traffic accident - A non-injury accident occurred at North Forest Road and Alpine.

5:47 p.m., traffic accident - A non-injury accident occurred at Stockton Road and Mill Villa Road.

7:04 p.m., traffic accident - A vehicle hit a pedestrian on Snell Street. An injury accident report was taken by an officer.

7:36 p.m., assault - Two men were seen kicking in a door at a motel on Stockton Road, throwing items and yelling. One man was arrested on suspicion of assault and burglary. Officers were unable to locate the other one.


3:56 p.m., pedestrian check - A group of juveniles was on the roof of City Hall and said they were retrieving a cell phone. No damage was reported.


1:56 a.m., disorderly conduct - Two vehicles were doing doughnuts in the Sonora High School parking lot.

3:15 a.m., lost property - A man placed his backpack in the bed of a pickup truck because he was going to get a ride to Crystal Falls with the driver. The driver left with the backpack.

Felony bookings


2:01 a.m., San Andreas - Job Andrew Meyers, 31, listed as a transient with an address on the 500 block of Water Street in Jackson, was booked into Tuolumne County Jail on felony charges of violating a court order to prevent domestic violence and inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant with a prior like offense.

12:57 p.m., Groveland - Roger Eudale Brundage, 51, of the 11700 block of Powder House Road, Groveland, was booked on a charge of first degree burglary after an arrest on the 18700 block of Main Street, Groveland.

8:12 p.m., Sonora - Christopher Jerry Stone, 23, of the 300 block of Fairview Lane, Sonora, arrested at his residence on felony charges of burglary and assault.


8:32 p.m., Jamestown - Melissa Michelle Allen, 29, of the 17000 block of Seco Street, was booked on suspicion of bringing drugs into a prison or jail and possession of drugs, after an arrest near Railtown 1897 State Park and Fifth Avenue. She was also booked on suspicion of misdemeanor charges of violation of probation and shoplifting.

5:54 p.m., Sonora area - Rocco Angelo Costanza, 42, of the 480 block of Southgate Drive, was booked on suspicion of threatening crime with the intent to terrorize, after an arrest on Southgate Drive and Gerrymander Avenue.


6:08 p.m., Sonora area - Joshua Eugene Kelly, 28, of the 50 block of Alley Way, was booked on suspicion of first-degree burglary after an arrest at Kohl's on Mono Way.


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


1:27 a.m., Confidence area - Matthew A. Tuck, 31, of the 19570 block of Wanita Way, Mi-Wuk Village, after arrest on Michigan Drive at Confidence-South Fork Road.

9:47 p.m., Tuolumne - Jose Perez Silva, 27, of the 18700 block of Tuolumne Road, cited on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, driving without a license and hit and run with property damage after an arrest on Madrone Street.


1:24 a.m., Sonora area - Ralph Matthew Souza, 59, of the 15000 block of Mountain Lily Road, was booked after an arrest on Stewart and William streets.

8:31 p.m., Mono Vista - Jennifer Leah Ellis, 30, a transient in Valley Springs, was booked after an arrest at Longeway Road and Crestview Drive.

10:09 p.m., Sonora area - Timothy Ryan Maccrone, 23, of the 20000 block of South Sunshine Road, was booked after an arrest near his home.


7:32 p.m., Twain Harte - Ashley Suzanne Carothers, 33, of the 21000 block of Douglasville Mine Road, Sonora, was booked after an arrest near Cedar Springs Road.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:18 a.m., Vallecito - Petty theft was reported at Calaveras County Solid Waste on Red Hill Road.

9:45 a.m., Copperopolis - Burglary was reported at a residence on Arrowhead Street.

10:20 a.m., Valley Springs - Burglary at a car wash on Highway 26 was reported.

10:51 a.m., Rail Road Flat - Three men were in the back of a truck shooting at turkeys.

11:35 a.m., Copperopolis - A burnt vehicle that was still smoking was found near Telegraph Road, Highway 4 and Telegraph Court.


2:14 a.m., Murphys - A physical fight broke out at Cactus Jack's Dawg House on Main Street.

12:17 p.m., Angels Camp - A shipping container was broken into on Highway 49.

2:49 p.m., Murphys - A child walked into a business on the 400 block of Main Street crying because he could not find his parents.

4:32 p.m., San Andreas - Items were stolen from a property on Gatewood Avenue.

Felony bookings


10:30 a.m., Jackson - Michael Anthony Rector II, 24, of Valley Springs, was booked on suspicion of revocation of command supervision, after an arrest at Amador County Jail. He was in the county's custody under the state's prison realignment plan, AB 109.


8:35 a.m., Valley Springs - William Daniel Atkission, 30, of the 6600 block of Bergsma Lane, was booked on suspicion of obstructing or resisting an executive officer, inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant, negligent discharge of a firearm, enhancement for an attempted felony with a deadly or dangerous weapon, and illegal possession of an assault weapon, after an arrest at his home.


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


7:43 p.m., Valley Springs - Melissa Faith Rooks Amaral, 42, of the 9000 block of McAtee Street, Valley Springs, was booked after an arrest on Highway 26.


7:35 p.m., San Andreas - Job Andrew Meyers, 31, of the 600 block of Court Street, Jackson, was booked after an arrest on Highway 49 north of Mountain Ranch Road.

9:14 p.m., Angels Camp - Erick Jesus Sanchez Peralta, 20, of Dogtown Road in Angels Camp, was booked after an arrest on Highway 49 and Meacham Ranch Road. He was also booked on suspicion of driving without a license.


9:45 p.m., Copperopolis - Eric Rajaram Sivaram, 30, of the 800 block of Virginia Street, Manteca, was booked after an arrest on Highway 4 and O'Byrnes Ferry Road.