Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:16 a.m., Sonora - Someone stole the screens from a window on the 12600 block of Red Chestnut Lane.

8:37 a.m., Sonora - A small boat was stolen from the 14100 block of Tuolumne Road.

8:43 a.m., Columbia - Several men were riding in a white PT Cruiser full of what the caller believes could be stolen property around Gold Springs Drive and Parrotts Ferry Road. The caller believes they may be responsible for thefts in the area.

10:11 a.m., Jamestown - Video was taken of a small, lowered, blue, extended cab pickup truck pulling up next a vehicle that had gas siphoned from it on the 18200 block of Fifth Avenue.

10:17 a.m., Twain Harte - Two fraudulent checks were used on the 22900 block of Joaquin Gully Road.

10:36 a.m., Sonora - Someone speaking broken English called a man on the 9500 block of Rimrock Road informing him he won the lottery, but had to send a Walmart gift card to claim his prize.

11:22 a.m., Sonora - A ring was stolen on the 12800 block of Chukar Circle.

11:29 a.m., Sonora - A woman's Social Security number was used in attempts to open three different accounts.

2:13 p.m., Jamestown - Someone stole from a storage unit on the 9900 block of Victoria Place.

3:00 p.m., Tuolumne - Two teenagers were fighting and other youths were filming it on the 18400 block of Carter Street.

3:03 p.m., Sonora - Several Hispanic men asked a woman on the 9200 block of Highway 49 if she needed cement work done, but their business card did not match the business name on their vehicle.

3:39 p.m., Sonora - An all-terrain vehicle was stolen from a trailer on the 21000 block of Flume Drive.

3:31 p.m., Columbia - A man called about a woman staying in his house too long and causing a disturbance. He called back saying she just kicked him in the crotch. An arrest was made.

3:59 p.m., Groveland - Gas was siphoned on the 11300 block of Alice Lane.

4:47 p.m., Sonora - A man called requesting the FBI, saying he wanted to protect the weak and is concerned about the anti-government people in the area. He also said he would vote for Hillary Clinton for president "as crazy as that is."

5:05 p.m., Crystal Falls - A house around American River Drive and Curtis Creek Court with seasonal tenants who are not there right now had its door open.

6:31 p.m., Phoenix Lake - Black bags were reported in the creek off of Paseo De Los Portales Road with a terrible odor coming from them. The responding officer could not find the bags but smelled the odor and described it as dead animal odor. A neighbor said people had been gold panning a few days prior and left black bags.

6:46 p.m., Tuolumne - Twelve men were standing around a pole with two men tied to it on Main Street and Willow Avenue. They were gone when police arrived.

7:51 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village - A house on the 20900 block of Lama Road Teumete was burglarized sometime between Monday morning and the time of the call.


12:00 a.m., Sonora area - The window on a house on the 20200 block of Grouse Way was tampered with and the house is believed to have been entered several times.

1:04 a.m., Sonora area - People with flashlights were on a property on the 20000 block of Gibbs Drive that has had a problem with gas siphoning.

2:50 a.m., Sonora area - People set off a cherry bomb near a propane tank on the 20200 block of Sparrow Lane.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


9:52 a.m., unwanted person - A transient sleeping in the back of a building on Mono Way was asked to leave.

7:57 p.m., property damage - The passenger window of a car was broken on Old Wards Ferry Road.

10:05 p.m., weapons violations - Two callers reported hearing a loud bang in the Greenley Road area.

10:51 p.m., suspicious circumstances - Suspicious people were asked to leave a park on Woods Creek Drive.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:33 a.m., Valley Springs - Someone shot at a window with a BB gun.

8:50 a.m., Angels Camp - An arrest was made after two people attempted to pass a forged check at a grocery store on Main Street.

9:20 a.m., Valley Springs - An arrest was made after a suspicious vehicle was reported on Jenny Lind Road.

2:25 p.m., Valley Springs - A house was burglarized on Didier Road.

4:31 p.m., Railroad Flat - Grand theft occurred on Independence Road.

4:48 p.m., Valley Springs - Battery occurred on Gallius Lane.

5:35 p.m., San Andreas - Battery occurred on Mountain Ranch Road.

8:26 p.m., San Andreas - A mountain lion sighting was reported on Mountain Ranch Road.


8:11 a.m., Camp Connell - The lock to a store was broken on Highway 4.

Felony bookings

9:01 a.m., Angels Camp - William Theodore Lewis, 49, of the 800 block of Zion Street, Reno, Nev., was booked on suspicion of a supervised release violation, conspiracy to commit crime, receiving known stolen property worth more than $400, several forgery charges, possessing a bad check or money order, credit card theft, second degree burglary and misdemeanor charges of manufacturing deceptive government identification, tampering with a vehicle, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic needle after an arrest on Murphys Grade Road and Highway 4.

9:40 a.m., Jenny Lind - Eric Herman Lavern, 27, of the 11100 block of Main Street, was booked on suspicion of parole violation and owning or possessing a prohibited weapon or ammunition and misdemeanor possession of burglary tools after an arrest on Jenny Lind Road.

10:13 a.m., Angels Camp - Lori Marie Dahl, 48, of the 500 block of Stewart Street, Reno, Nev., was booked on suspicion of conspiracy to commit crime, receiving known stolen property worth more than $400, several forgery charges, credit card theft, burglary and misdemeanor charges of manufacturing deceptive government identification and possessing burglary tools after an arrest on Murphys Grade Road and Highway 4.