Union Democrat staff

Tuolumne County

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


3:02 a.m., disorderly conduct - Two men were in an argument at a loud party on Macomber Avenue.

9:03 a.m., burglary - A man was arrested on burglary charges on Sanguinetti Road.

9:48 a.m., suspicious circumstances - A transient man was sleeping somewhere he shouldn't and was asked to leave on Greenley Road.

10:53 a.m., theft - A woman took the price tags off of some meat the night before to get a refund for it at a business on the 1000 block of Mono Way.

2:01 p.m., theft - A woman was cited and released for theft on Sanguinetti Road.

2:51 p.m., animal complaints - A dog was taken to animal control because it was in the vehicle of someone who went into custody on Snell Street.

5:09 p.m., theft - A woman stole a bikini at a business on the 13700 block of Mono Way.

5:09 p.m., theft - A wallet was stolen from a business on the 1000 block of Sanguinetti Road.

5:50 p.m., trespassing - A woman previously kicked out of a business on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road returned.

6:03 p.m., disorderly conduct - An ex-boyfriend made non-criminal threats to a woman and her boyfriend on Ruth Lane.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:56 a.m., Sonora - A neighbor is making a woman uncomfortable by staring at her whenever she leaves and might be stalking her roommate online on the 1300 block of Beckwith Circle.

11:08 a.m., Groveland - A man and woman argued over custody issues, and the man's mother threw toenail clippers at the woman on the 19300 block of Ferretti Road.

11:09 a.m., Columbia - Someone burglarized a vacation home on the 23000 block of Bald Mountain Road North.

12:44 p.m., Sonora - Someone was arrested after a disturbance on the 14800 block of Mono Way.

1:39 p.m., Twain Harte - A man shoved someone after a dispute over a purchase on the 22800 block of Black Oak Drive.

1:53 p.m., Groveland - A severely autistic man got out of control and his caregiver couldn't calm him down on the 22900 block of Ferretti Road.

2:57 p.m., Tuolumne - A motorcycle rider who had been drinking left the scene of an accident on foot at Cherokee and Tuolumne North roads.

3:01 p.m., Groveland - A man was driving by and making threats to kill and harm family members on the 9000 block of Smith Station Road.

3:24 p.m., Jamestown - A man said a woman he knew acted like she was going to run him over on 10300 block of Willow Lane.

3:32 p.m., Sonora - Keys were stolen overnight at a business on the 12800 block of Cabezut Road.

3:47 p.m., Twain Harte - Homeless people were camping on private property at Meadow Drive and Meadow Lane. They agreed to leave.

4:41 p.m., Tuolumne - Reports came in of someone threatening witnesses in a case on Cedar Street and Laurel Avenue.

5:31 p.m., Sonora area - Neighbors got into a fight on the 16100 block of Big Hill Road but neither wanted to press charges.

7:02 p.m., Sonora - A woman was knocked down by an elderly man because of her dog going on his property on the 21200 block of Shaws Flat Road.

7:28 p.m., Twain Harte - A man was seen on surveillance video casing a home on the 23700 block of Mount Elizabeth Road.

8:09 p.m., Groveland - A disturbance was called in Anderson Street. The responsible said they were yelling at their dogs.

11:19 p.m., Tuolumne - Several vehicles spinning out and driving recklessly were heard near Main Street and Bay Avenue.


2:48 a.m., Sonora area- A man called saying a woman is causing a disturbance 21600 block of Wasatch Mountain Drive. He says she has been drinking but he hasn't. The dispatch officer thinks he sounds extremely intoxicated.

Felony bookings:


9:15 a.m., Sonora - Phil Fred Rodriguez, 62, of the 20800 block of Uncle Tom's Drive, was booked on suspicion of burglary and misdemeanor shoplifting after an arrest on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

7:45 p.m., Columbia - Anthony Bruce Ortega, 34, of the 23100 block of Borden Road, was booked on suspicion of violation of probation, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and warrants for violation of probation and post-release community supervision after an arrest on the 100 block of Stockton Road.

8:23 p.m., Sonora - Sooner Sandra Rose Allen, 24, of the 200 block of East Lyons Street, was booked on suspicion of being a felon in possession of pepper spray, violation of probation and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after an arrest on the 100 block of Stockton Road.

8:49 p.m., Sonora area - Juan Martin Larez, 48, of the 9300 block of Highway 49, was booked on suspicion of spousal abuse, possessing a firearm as a felon, drug possession, misdemeanor failure to register as a sex offender, possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant for failing to appear in court for a DUI charge. He was arrested at his home.


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


11:50 p.m., Sonora - Barrett Arnold Lawrence, 57, of the 18600 block of Woodham Carne Road, was booked after an arrest at South Washington and Theall streets.



8:12 a.m., Railroad Flat - A firearm was discharged around 3 a.m. near Ridge Road.

10:52 a.m., Copperopolis - There is an ongoing dispute between neighbors over fruit trees on Sequoia Circle.

11:40 a.m., Railroad Flat - A prowler was seen last night on North Railroad Flat Road.

1:14 p.m., Valley Springs - A white van pulling a white trailer was called in as suspicious at Highway 12 and Pine Street.

2:05 p.m., West Point - A possible trespass and theft occurred on the 300 block of Stanley Road.

3:33 p.m., Valley Springs - Someone was concerned about a dog inside a pickup with its windows cracked "just a little." The truck was gone when the deputy arrived.

3:51 p.m., Murphys - An erratic driver who also stayed in place for about 45 minutes was called in on the 100 block of West Highway 4.

4:03 p.m., Angels Camp - Someone wanted a deputy to contact the other person involved in an argument and explain it was a misunderstanding on Murphys Grade Road.

5:08 p.m., Valley Springs - A man was heard screaming in an argument on Jenny Lind Road.

6:49 p.m., San Andreas - A separating couple got in an argument on East Saint Charles Street.

7:04 p.m., San Andreas - A family disturbance occurred on Treat Avenue.

9:06 p.m., San Andreas - People are talking loudly and using profanity on the 100 block of Main Street.

9:44 p.m., Valley Springs - A suspicious vehicle was called in on Pine Street.

9:55 p.m., Valley Springs - A suspicious person was seen on the 200 block of Pine Street.

10:26 p.m., Dorrington - A spotlight was sweeping across a driveway on Karock Road.

10:51 p.m., Angels Camp - An old Ford pickup is supposedly broken down, towing a car trailer with junk cars on it while partially blocking the roadway on Tuolumne Avenue.