Union Democrat staff


The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


11:50 a.m., drugs - Drugs were confiscated during a traffic stop on South Washington Street and the driver was warned for lighting issues.

4:02 p.m., public intoxication - A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and a Tulare County misdemeanor warrant after an arrest on West Jackson Street.

4:40 p.m., theft - Gas was siphoned from a vehicle on Greenley Road.

5:07 p.m., public intoxication - A 60-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication after an argument was reported on the 100 block of Stockton Road.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


10:35 a.m., Sonora area - A woman said money, pills, methadone and cigarettes were stolen from her purse in a shopping cart at a grocery store on the 13700 block of Mono Way.

11:46 a.m., Groveland - Someone left the scene of a non-injury vehicle accident at Highway 120 and Ferretti Road.

1:11 p.m., Sonora area - A man's personal information was compromised to open a credit card with a retail store.

1:21 p.m., Sonora area - A woman's bank card was fraudulently charged.

1:26 p.m., Jamestown - Credit card fraud was reported.

3:39 p.m., Tuolumne - A gun was stolen from a residence on the 18300 block of Yosemite Road.

8:13 p.m., Columbia - A shed on the 21400 block of Shaws Flat Road was broken into and metal bins were stolen.

Felony bookings


4:12 p.m., Pinecrest - Evan James Rice, 23, of the 1900 block of Westminster Lane, Turlock, was booked on suspicion of petty theft with a prior petty theft conviction and burglary after an arrest on the 100 block of Dodge Ridge Road.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


11:07 a.m., San Andreas - A residence on Sunset Street was burglarized.

11:34 a.m., San Andreas - Someone was arrested on Main Street for a local warrant.

12:30 p.m., Valley Springs - Someone was arrested on Mittleman Court for a local warrant.

12:44 p.m., Arnold - A gas station on the 1200 block of Highway 4 received two counterfeit $20 bills.

1:23 p.m., Copperopolis - Theft from a residence on Calypso Beach Drive was reported.

3:25 p.m., Valley Springs - Equipment was stolen from a lawn on Usher Drive.

3:31 p.m., Dorrington - A residence on Meadow Lane was burglarized.

7:05 p.m., West Point - Two males were throwing bottles at cars driving on Bald Mountain Road near Highway 26.

8:02 p.m., Murphys - Someone presented a false invoice to a business on Main Street and was paid for services.


1:33 a.m., Arnold - A middle-aged man and woman were drinking alcohol and trying to sneak into a hot tub on Dianna Drive.

7:30 a.m., San Andreas - A car was egged on Alfreda Street.


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


12:31 p.m., Angels Camp - Steven Dwayne Almer, 46, was booked after an arrest on Highway 4 at Old Vallecito Road. He was also booked on suspicion of misdemeanor charges of evading and obstructing a public officer and driving with a suspended license.