Union Democrat staff


The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


7:52 a.m., reckless driving - A vehicle was tailgating, swerving and driving through stop signs on South Stewart and William streets.

11:59 a.m., traffic accident - Two drivers exchanged information after a minor traffic accident on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

4:11 p.m., burglary - A wallet and stereo were stolen from a vehicle on Fairview Lane.

4:52 p.m., weapon violation - A man was seen walking northbound on Washington Street with a gun in his hand. Police were unable to locate him.

8:30 p.m., suspicious circumstances - Two people were digging through a trash can on the 1200 block of Sanguinetti Road.

10:17 p.m., burglary - A residence on North Stewart Street was burglarized.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


12:04 a.m., Tuolumne - A woman and possibly intoxicated man were fighting at a business on the 19400 block of Tuolumne Road North.

8:48 a.m., Jamestown - About 1,000 gallons of treated sewage seeped into Woods Creek due to a broken plumbing line.

8:47 a.m., Twain Harte - A vehicle ran into a tree on the 18100 block of Little Fuller Road. No injuries were reported.

10:12 a.m., Jamestown - A burglary was reported on the 18500 block of Jamestown Road.

10:44 a.m., Sonora area - A vacation cabin was burglarized on the 21800 block of Fallview Drive.

12:49 p.m., Tuolumne - Multiple doors to a residence were broken down. The homeowner did not yet know what was missing.

1:21 p.m., Pinecrest - A business on Dodge Ridge Road requested extra patrol because several pairs of skis have been stolen from outdoor racks.

1:55 p.m., Tuolumne - A drilling company was stealing water from a residence on the 18800 block of Carter Street. The homeowner's sister confronted the people, who said they thought the house was vacant. Deputies told them to stay away from the property.

3:08 p.m., Sonora area - An iPod Touch was stolen from a residence on the 22000 block of Crystal Falls Drive.

3:22 p.m., Sonora area - A pink slip and china were stolen from a residence on the 21800 block of Feather Drive.

4:12 p.m., Groveland - Two travel trailers at Highway 120 and Alice Lane were broken into. A generator, flat screen TV, car battery and other items were taken.

4:51 p.m., Pinecrest - Theft was reported at a business on Dodge Ridge Road.

Felony bookings


1:40 p.m., Sonora area - Joaquin Duarte, 31, of the 11200 block of Golden Dove Road, Jamestown, was booked on suspicion of possession of stolen property after an arrest at Tuolumne County Jail.



8:27 a.m., Hathaway Pines - Vandalism was reported on Commercial Way.

9:54 a.m., Murphys - A window of a business on the 30 block of Highway 4 was vandalized.

3:39 p.m., Valley Springs - A burglary was reported at Valley Springs Elementary.

6:39 p.m., Valley Springs - A woman was arrested during a fight on Paradise Peak Road.


2:45 a.m., San Andreas - An arrest was made for local warrants after an alarm was set off at a business on the 6 block of Main Street.

Felony bookings


6:05 p.m., Valley Springs - Lawrence Richard Arellano, 21, of the 7100 block of Lawson Road, Paloma, was booked on suspicion of possession of drugs, bringing drugs into a jail and manufacturing or selling a dangerous weapon after an arrest at Laurel and Daphne streets. He was also booked on suspicion of misdemeanor charges of false imprisonment, battery on a non-cohabiting spouse and obstructing a public officer.

4:04 p.m., Copperopolis - Steve Robert Friday, 55, of the 4800 block of Little John Road, was booked on suspicion of battery with serious bodily injury after an arrest at his home.


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


1:20 p.m., Wilseyville - John Melvin Walter Cargile, 27, of the 4300 block of Blue Mountain Road, was booked on suspicion of possession of a weapon at a school after an arrest at his home.


1:24 a.m., Angels Camp area - Ann Maria Walker, 49, of the 1800 block of Glenwood Avenue, Turlock, was booked after an arrest on Highway 4.


1:44 a.m., Columbia - Nicole Ann Somero, of the 500 block of Tanner Court, Murphys, was booked after an arrest on Highway 49 at Parrotts Ferry Road.