Union Democrat staff


The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


11:43 a.m., public intoxication - A man was arrested for public intoxication on Fairview Lane.

12:41 p.m., theft - A checkbook was taken on South Stewart Street and four checks were forged.

1:17 p.m., public intoxication - A man was arrested for public intoxication on Sanguinetti Road.

9:41 p.m., weapons violations - Two shots were heard near Greenley Road. A second call a minute later stated they sounded like they were from a 9mm caliber gun.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


7:41 a.m., Sonora - Deputies assisted jail staff with a report on an assault in the jail on Yaney Avenue.

7:55 a.m., East Sonora - A forged check was called in on the 14600 block of Mono Way.

9:16 a.m., Jamestown - Medications were stolen from a front porch on the 18700 block of Mill Villa Road.

10:06 a.m., Tuolumne - An argument occurred on the 18100 block of Bodenhammer Avenue.

10:29 a.m., Tuolumne - An argument about ongoing harassment and threat issues occurred on the 18400 block of Main Street.

10:31 a.m., Sonora - Someone forged a check on the 23200 block of Pelton Wheel Circle.

10:42 a.m., Don Pedro - Medication was stolen from a mailbox on the 4500 block of Los Nogales Road.

11:49 p.m., Columbia - A man was arrested on a warrant after a fight on the 22500 block of Kennebec Lane.

12:05 p.m., East Sonora - A man was acting strange and swinging a metal post around on the 14400 block of Tuolumne Road. Deputies concluded he was not committing any crime or intoxicated.

2:31 p.m., Sonora area - A younger adult woman and middle-aged man approached a house on the 24300 block of Kewin Mill Road saying they were selling vacuums, but seemed to have no papers, products or vehicle.

3:01 p.m., Crystal Falls - A boy of about 10 years old was running around naked at Creekside Drive and Crystal Falls Drive West.

3:15 p.m., Don Pedro - A man reportedly was on drugs and threatening his parents on the 13500 block of Molina Street.

5:46 p.m., Sonora area - A woman has seen someone taking pictures of her house several times on the 16800 block of Allison Way. She believes she was being stalked.

5:56 p.m., Don Pedro - A welfare check was requested for a young man who said he walked to 10200 block of Bonds Flat Road from Hollister and was assaulted several times on the way.

9:23 p.m., Twain Harte - A woman was arrested for violation of probation after throwing a glass door at her daughter which cut her arm on the 22700 block of Placer Drive.

10:25 p.m., Jamestown - Someone overheard a man tell a woman "You're dead" and the woman said something about having kids in the house. Deputies spoke to people who involved who said two intoxicated people came by and made rude comments to a teenage girl before leaving.

11:26 p.m., Twain Harte - Suspicious circumstances were reported on 22500 block of Twain Harte Drive.

Felony bookings


1:25 a.m., Sonora - Raymond Chad Watkins, 36, a transient, was booked on suspicion of battery of a custodial officer after an arrest the Tuolumne County Jail on Yaney Avenue.

6:58 p.m., Jamestown - Jared Benjerman Fuson, 30, a transient, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, an infraction of marijuana possession under one ounce and a warrant for concealing a dagger and resisting or obstructing arrest after an arrest at Rocco Park on Main Street.


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


12:53 a.m., Sonora - Robert Patrick Jiminez, 50, of the 10600 block of Highway 49, was booked after an arrest at Mono Way and Greenley Road.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


11:58 a.m., Valley Springs - There was an argument over a cosmetic appointment at a business on Jean Street.

1:20 p.m., Copperopolis - A man harassed the clerk of a store on Feather Drive and got behind the counter at one point.

4 p.m., Sheep Ranch - Two men were arrested on drug and alcohol charges after an altercation on Armstrong Road.

4:32 p.m., Jenny Lind - Tools were stolen from a garage on Scenic Valley Drive.

4:52 p.m., Wallace - Someone took all the copper wiring from the AC unit on the roof of a business on Highway 12.

4:56 p.m., Copperopolis - Someone heard 10 gunshots from possibly a pistol near Moccasin and Arrowhead streets.

7:53 p.m., Arnold - Someone dumped boxes of clothing on a turnout on Arnold Byway.

8:15 p.m., Burson - People are trespassing at the pond at Olive Orchard Road and Pleasant Oaks Road.

9:48 p.m., Murphys - Someone requested deputies check on a large group of young people in the parking lot of the pool on Church Street.

11:32 p.m., West Point - Gunshots or fireworks were heard near Lily Gap Road. A second call came in one minute later.

11:42 p.m., Murphys - An argument occurred at a business on Highway 4.


12:11 a.m., Mountain Ranch - Gunshots or fireworks were heard near Penny Way.

5 a.m., San Andreas - Someone got belligerent at a business on Mountain Ranch Road.

6:36 a.m., Copperopolis - Someone was arrested after parking partially in someone else's driving and making a swinging motion when they were confronted about it.