Union Democrat staff


The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


10:37 a.m., traffic violation - A 32-year-old man was cited on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and not displaying current registration tabs on Oakside Drive.

2:26 p.m., suspicious circumstances - A man was told not to return to a business on the 100 block of Stockton Road after he refused to leave the bathroom.

3:23 p.m., disorderly conduct - A young man was verbally abusive to an elderly woman while they were waiting in a checkout line at a business on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

5:40 p.m., liquor violation - A 52-year-old man was cited on suspicion of having an open container of alcohol on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

9:03 p.m., vandalism, property damage - A girl's graduation photos were taken out of her mailbox on Orchard Avenue, torn up and thrown into the bushes.


12:13 a.m., reckless driving - Someone was admonished for driving recklessly at South Washington Street and Restano Way.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


10:28 a.m., Columbia - Sexual assault was reported at a business on the 22600 block of Broadway Street.

12:23 p.m., Jamestown - People have been stealing items from a commercial garage on the 18300 block of Highway 108.

1:51 p.m., Tuolumne - A man was seen assaulting a woman on the 18300 block of Tuolumne Road.

2:18 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village - A woman said someone forged a $6,000 check from her bank account.

2:20 p.m., Pinecrest - An ambulance was called to Pinecrest Lake for a 16-year-old boy who fell near the dam and had a gash on his forehead.

3 p.m., Chinese Camp - A bucket loader was on fire on the 14300 block of Perricone Road.

4:49 p.m., Twain Harte - A 20-year-old man was arrested at Eproson Park on suspicion of false identification to a peace officer and on a misdemeanor warrant.

9:52 p.m., Sonora area - A man was walking down the side of the road at Tuolumne and Morris roads carrying a skateboard. A car drove by and struck the skateboard, causing the man to fall. The car left the scene. He had injuries but declined medical attention.

11:31 p.m., Jamestown - A man was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia on the 18000 block of Third Avenue.

Felony bookings


12:03 p.m., Sonora area - Jeffrey Patrick Zehnder, 51, of an unknown address on Main Street, Columbia, was booked on suspicion of possession of drugs after an arrest on the 100 block of Old Wards Ferry Road.


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


9:40 p.m., Jamestown - Gerald William Johannsen, 20, of the 2000 block of Derrick Street, Manteca, was booked after an arrest on Highway 49 at Main Street.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


12:15 p.m., West Point - A home on Higdon Road was burglarized.

6:16 p.m., Tamarack - Items were stolen from a residence on Skyline Drive.

3:21 p.m., Copperopolis - A jet ski ramp was stolen on Shoreline Drive.

6:09 p.m., Arnold - A customer at a business on the 2100 block of Highway 4 was screaming obscenities.