Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Department reported the following:


8:56 a.m., Valley Springs - A company cut down the wrong trees last week on White Road and promised not to come back. They returned and refused to leave. An agreement was reached.

12:03 p.m., Valley Springs - Booming sounds were heard around the 200 block of Highway 12.

12:35 p.m., Arnold - People were fighting and arguing on Longman Lane.

12:38 p.m., Mokelumne Hill - A break-in was reported on Highway 26.

5:07 p.m., Burson - Someone was doing donuts in their vehicle, stirring up dust and rocks on the 3200 block of Highway 12.

6:11 p.m., Paloma - A vehicle was broken into on Pardee Dam Road.

7:05 p.m., Valley Springs - A man was arrested for battery with serious bodily injury on Sequoia Avenue.

7:58 p.m., Valley Springs - There is an ongoing issue with a youth "racing" down the street in a vehicle and spinning in a dirt field on Saint Andrews Drive.

10:29 p.m., San Andreas - A shot was fired around High School Street.


6:54 a.m., Valley Springs - Someone entered a vacant house and tried to pry the lock off the gate at Laurent Lane and Huckleberry Lane.

Felony bookings

8:59 p.m., Valley Springs - James Eliseo Robinett, 27, of the 200 block of Sequoia Avenue, was booked on suspicion of battery with serious bodily injury after an arrest at his home.


The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


12:26 p.m., reckless driving - A driver had his or her head out the window and was taking pictures while driving south on South Washington Street.

12:26 p.m., theft - A theft occurred at a business on the 100 block of South Washington Street. The caller did not want to press charges and a suspect was counseled.

2:10 p.m., traffic accident - A late report came in from the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road on a non-injury hit and run from 12:55 p.m. Friday.

4:34 p.m., suspicious circumstances - A caller gave second-hand information that a man wearing all black with a hood on was poking a stick in the bushes and rubbing it on buildings around South Washington and Yaney streets.

4:40 p.m., miscellaneous - Someone reported a juvenile not wearing a helmet in the skate park on Greenley Road. The officer concluded no laws were being broken.

6:22 p.m., traffic citation - A driver was cited for driving without proof of insurance on Pesce Way.

10:12 p.m., domestic violence - An arrest was made after a man hit and bit a woman and refused to return her vehicle on North Stewart Street.

11:34 p.m., theft - A roommate stole another roommate's belongings on South Barretta Street.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


7:18 a.m., Sonora area - A ratty looking man with lots of tattoos was banging on someone's door asking to use the phone on the 15600 block of Big Hill Road. He used the phone to call a cab.

10:01 a.m., Columbia - A person tried to start a fight on the 22400 block of Parrotts Ferry Road.

10:12 a.m., Phoenix Lake - A person yelled and made threats on the 21800 block of Montgomery Road.

10:32 a.m., Jamestown - A woman on the 8400 block of Old Melones Dam Road reported that two checks had been cleared though her account that she did not write.

12:19 p.m., Jamestown - A woman reported that $1,000 in cashiers checks were stolen from her house on the 10300 block of Willows Street. She also reported being burned and shot with a Taser previously while gardening.

12:43 p.m., Jamestown - A man followed and harassed a woman over a financial dispute from three years ago on the 18700 block of Highway 108.

12:47 p.m., Crystal Falls - A woman on the 21300 block of American River Drive was scammed by a Facebook account for a false ministry. She tried to donate money to a pastor, but was charged fraudulently for $300 to Nigeria.

12:56 p.m., Groveland - A sign worth approximately $200 that advertised a church in Mary Laveroni Park was stolen from the front of the park on Highway 120. It was last seen around June 6.

1:02 p.m., Twain Harte - A woman opened another woman's car door and yelled at her for several minutes for taking her parking spot on the 23000 block of Fuller Road.

1:24 p.m., Twain Harte - A woman dropped her adult son off at the 18700 block of Tiffeni Drive the day before and has not seen him since. He was only supposed to be gone two hours, and now he has missed a doctor's appointment and has not taken various medicines.

2:14 p.m., Long Barn - An attempted fraud was reported on the 21900 block of Sunrise Drive. Someone tried to pass a check for several hundred dollars over the amount owed and asked the remainder to be sent to her daughter. The receiver of the check did not cash it and was told by the bank that they have had fraud issues with the name on the check.

2:36 p.m., East Sonora - A man was assaulted by a woman around the 13400 block of Mono Way.

3 p.m., Jamestown - A man reported that an arctic suit and fireworks were stolen from a construction site on the 10300 block of Highway 120. The arctic suit is of Carhart make, black, with zippers down both legs and a zipper up the middle.

3:19 p.m., Twain Harte - Someone on the 22700 block of Bret Harte Drive had a tax return made in his or her name in 2010 and is now being levied by the franchise tax board.

3:53 p.m., Jamestown - A neighbor called in possible abuse of a child on the 10300 block of Preston Lane. No one was home when police arrived.

4:42 p.m. Twain Harte - Someone reported with second-hand information that four teenage boys and two teenage girls were trying to break into a business on Meadow Drive and Meadow Lane.

7:21 p.m., Crystal Falls - Someone entered through the window of a house on the 21500 block of Eel River Drive and stole $700 cash.

10:27 p.m., Twain Harte - An argument occurred on the 22600 block of Golf Club Drive and three trucks are parked outside.

11:21 p.m., Jamestown - A man on the 8200 block of Dante Drive reported his juvenile daughter as a runaway.


12:17 a.m., Columbia - A woman caught her neighbors stealing gravel from her backyard on the 23700 block of Parrotts Ferry Road. They hid behind a tree when she opened the door.

12:59 a.m., Jamestown - A woman reported couple fighting on the 18700 block of Vista Drive and that the girlfriend was on drugs and tried to hit her four-month-old daughter.

3:26 p.m., Jamestown - Three suspicious young men were seen at Highway 108 and Harvard Mine Road but were gone when deputies arrived.