Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:08 a.m., Groveland - Former co-workers fought over a reportedly shoddy cement job, threats of having a man's son beat someone up and someone spitting up rocks with their tires into someone else's truck at Pleasant View Drive and Dun Court.

9:52 a.m., Jamestown - A woman was reportedly overheard at a residence, saying "If I can't get in, I'm going to burn this house," on Highway 108.

11:05 a.m., Sonora - A woman had a charge account opened in her name and was charged $125 out of Carlsbad.

11:17 a.m., Sonora - A Hatler Drive resident said someone made multiple online purchases with stolen debit cards.

1:50 p.m., Soulsbyville - A woman and her mother-in-law reportedly got into a physical fight on Caylor Drive.

1:53 p.m., Jamestown - A Jamestown Elementary School student was accused of throwing large rocks at other students and was locked outside for safety, then tried to break the windows.

3:36 p.m., Jamestown - A .38-caliber pistol and camera equipment were stolen during a burglary on Golden Oaks Drive.

3:43 p.m., East Sonora - A transient man reportedly threatened a woman with a lit cigarette at a business on the 13700 block of Mono Way, demanding that she remove a "Thank you Rim Firefighters" sign.


7:05 a.m., Columbia area - A man said a loud motorcycle drives by every day between 4 and 7 a.m. and because of this, he will "more than likely be shot." He called back and said he went outside and yelled at the biker and then heard a gunshot on Big Hill Road.

10:47 a.m., Groveland - An attempt to open a checking account under a false identity was reported on Morgan Drive.

11:36 a.m., La Grange - A woman said a man was taking pictures of her residence on Merced Falls Road, claiming to work for a lending company.

12:40 p.m., Sonora - A man was allegedly taking items from a deceased sibling's home on Camp Seco Road in violation of a court order.

1:09 p.m., Sonora - A man on Chukar Circle reported receiving a fraudulent check for $1,990.

1:09 p.m., Tuolumne - A Summerville High School student was accused of possessing drugs.

2:30 p.m., Sonora area - A woman on Fallview Drive reported receiving a letter from her brother informing her she is not legally allowed to contact her sister. The reporting party believes the letter is fraudulent.

3:45 p.m., Twain Harte - A woman on Superior Drive reported $98 worth of coffee was stolen off her porch after it was delivered.

4:27 p.m., Columbia - An officer responded to a neighborhood dispute on Northridge Drive in which one neighbor reportedly blocked parts of a road shared by area residents with large piles of dirt.

4:32 p.m., Jamestown - A woman keeping her horse at a Jacksonville Road property reported that she believes neighbors have been putting poison on the fence line and was worried the animal might get sick.

4:45 p.m., Sonora - Police responded to a non-injury, one-vehicle accident at Tuolumne Road and Black Oak Road.

6: 03 p.m., Tuolumne - A woman on Canyonview Drive said a man she's been dating stole a wedding ring, a pair of diamond earrings and a gold nugget.

6:24 p.m., Groveland - A man calling from Ferretti Road reported a friend who drove to Palm Springs 36 hours ago never arrived.

7:38 p.m., Jamestown - A Maple Avenue man told officers his neighbors are stealing water from his rental property by running a hose from a nozzle at his home to their residence.


1:04 a.m., Jamestown - A man with shorts and no shirt was at a grocery store on Highway 108 yelling, screaming and banging on the windows. He was found walking home with family members, who agreed to take care of him.

1:58 a.m., Long Barn - A fight was reported at a party on Janice Way. When officers arrived, the people fighting had left and residents were told to keep the noise down.

3:22 a.m., Twain Harte - An assault was reported at Eproson Park.

7:28 a.m., Tuolumne - A person reported that a grandson's friend stole $950 from their Tuolumne Road residence yesterday.

8:43 a.m., Sonora - A light brown female pit-bull mix with tags was found on Curtis Circle. The owner was contacted.

10:19 a.m., Sonora - A deputy assisted the CHP with a one-vehicle, non-injury accident on Tuttletown Road.

11:30 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village - A drunk man reportedly punched a restaurant employee after the employee confronted him over an attempt to dine and dash.

12:53 p.m., Sonora - An assault was reported on Greenley Road.

3:41 p.m., Tuolumne - A woman reported her ex-boyfriend threw a hot cup of coffee at her.

4:06 p.m., Don Pedro - A man at Don Pedro Reservoir was reported shooting a gun from a bass boat. A witness reported three shots from the water, and said people on the boat were retrieving something from the bank. The reporting party was told to call California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

4:33 p.m., Twain Harte - A 32-year-old man at a coin-op laundry on Joaquin Gully said he was assaulted.

4:36, Grovleand - A vehicle drove over the side of the road at Merrell Road about a half-mile from Highway 120.

5:23 p.m., Sonora - A man calling from Tracy told police a woman from a local apartment complex informed him she has his 11-year-old son. The son's mother apparently dropped him off a few days before and never returned.

5:50 p.m., Jamestown - A man working at a Main Street restaurant said he is being harassed by a man who accused his dog of biting him. The restaurant worker told the man to call animal control, and the man reportedly asked multiple times for free food for him and his girlfriend. When refused, the man allegedly told the restaurant worker he was "going down."

7:46 p.m., La Grange - A possible break-in was reported at Arbolada Drive, with reportedly four individuals in a red truck entering through a screen door.

8:48 p.m., Dardanelle - A closure at Sonora Pass due to weather is causing traffic to back up.

11:40 p.m., Tuolumne - A woman said she was assaulted by another woman a while ago, but she did not know where the other woman went. The reporting party said she had to charge her phone up before she could call police.


12:44 a.m., Twain Harte - A group of motorcyclists at a Twain Harte Drive bar was reportedly assaulting people in the area and causing problems. No motorcycles were in the area when police arrived.

4:15 a.m., Sonora - A woman on Big Hill Road reported having four medical marijuana plants stolen from her property. The woman told police someone had been waiting and watching her all night in her driveway for the right time to steal the plants. She did not want to file a criminal report because there were no suspects.

4:44 a.m., Sonora - A woman on Chukar Circle reported her roommate and his brother were fighting inside the apartment. When contacted, one of the brothers said the other brother lefter after they argued.

8:44 a.m., Jamestown - A window was broken at a business on the first block of Main Street.

9:09 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village - A customer and employee were reportedly in a fight at a business on the 24500 block of Highway 108.

10:11 a.m., Sonora area - A late theft report was taken for a wallet stolen on Friday on Big Hill Road.

12:24 p.m., Sonora - Two residents reportedly fought at a care home on Greenley Road.

2:02 p.m., Strawberry area - Someone reportedly broke into a vacation cabin shed and stole a barbecue, solar batteries and tools at Brightman Flat on Highway 108.

3:33 p.m., Columbia - A pit bull was reportedly running around the neighborhood and may have entered the laundromat on Parrotts Ferry Road.

Felony bookings


1:40 a.m., Columbia - Debra Anne Doctor, 40, of the 400 block of Coffee Road, Modesto, was booked on suspicion of drug possession after an arrest on Yankee Hill Road.

2:22 p.m., Twain Harte - Christopher John Mills, 22, of the 10300 block of Preston Lane, Jamestown, was booked on suspicion of felony probation violation, possession of ammunition and conspiracy to commit a crime; misdemeanors of shoplifting and destroying evidence and multiple warrants for failure to appear and probation violation.

7:17 p.m., Tuolumne - Todd Anthony Skinner, of Lathrop, was booked on suspicion of drug possession after an arrest on Canyonview Drive.

11:54 p.m., Sonora - Daniel Michael Valin, 22, of the 22800 block of Confidence Road, Twain Harte, was booked on allegations of possession of a narcotic after an arrest on Mono Way and Fir Drive.


9:10 a.m., Tuolumne - Darryl Jonathan Tinkle, 24, of the 18100 block of Bodenhammer Avenue, Tuolumne, was booked on suspicion of bringing drugs into a jail and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession after an arrest on the 19400 block of Tuolumne Road North.

12:53 p.m., Tuolumne - Betty Renee Gray, 43, of Stockton, was booked on suspicion of drug possession and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession, after an arrest on the 19400 block of Tuolumne Road North.

1:01 p.m., Tuolumne - Willie Leon Harn, 65, of Stockton was booked on suspicion of drug possession after an arrest on the 19400 block of Tuolumne Road North.

1:32 p.m., Sonora - Roger Allen James, 49, of the 100 block of North Stewart Street, was booked on suspicion of drug possession and misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after an arrest at South Washington and Bradford streets.

11:43 p.m., Tuolumne - Stephanie Michelle Turpen, 34, of the 200 block of Columbia Way, was booked on suspicion of embezzlement of over $400 after an arrest on the 17400 block of Tuolumne Road North.


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


7:28 p.m., East Sonora - Dana Marie O'Brien, 33, of the 17200 block of Valley Oak Drive, was booked after an arrest on Highway 108.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


12:00 p.m., public peace - A woman threatened to fight staff members at a Hospital Road office.

12: 55 p.m., traffic accident - A sport utility vehicle and motorcycle collided on Mono Way.

3:07 p.m., unwanted persons - Two men were reportedly disturbing customers in front of a Sanguinetti Road business trying to get passers by to sign petitions. The men agreed to leave after being asked.

4:04 p.m., suspicious circumstances - A suspicious looking man was reportedly loitering near the Sonora Opera Hall on South Washington Street. He was described as tall with scruffy facial hair wearing a leather vest and leather pants.

6:57 p.m., suspicious circumstances - A man at a Mono Way restaurant called police and stated he needed to be arrested. Family later confirmed he suffered from schizophrenia and is delusional and that he contacts law enforcement regularly.


10:37 a.m., fraudulent activities - A lost credit card was used at a store on Old Wards Ferry Road for $2,000.

12:02 p.m., found property - Miscellaneous wallets and credit cards left at a South Washington Street gas station were turned over to police.

1:22 p.m., reckless driving - A witness reported a man driving after drinking two beers while parked in a South Washington Street parking lot. Officers were unable to locate the man.

1:32 p.m., suspicious circumstances - A Shaws Flat Road resident reported a package stolen. The post office confirmed the package was delivered, and the reporting party later called back and said a neighbor was holding it for safekeeping.

3:51 p.m., traffic accident - A two-vehicle, non-injury accident was reported on Mono Way.

5:47 p.m., traffic accident - Drivers exchanged information after a two-vehicle accident on Sanguinetti Road.


8:17 a.m., theft - Someone reported a lost wallet returned, missing $400 cash, on the 1000 block of Mono Way.

12:35 p.m., warrant arrests - A man and woman were arrested on warrants on Leonards Addition Road.

2:55 p.m., public nudity - Someone reported a man in a vehicle "completely undressed" and drinking a 40 oz. beer on the 800 block of Sanguinetti Road. The officer concluded he was not exposing himself, but cited him for drinking in public.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


2:45 a.m., San Andreas - A gunshot was reported near the road on Pool Station Road.

6:05 a.m., Paloma - A late theft report was taken for a laptop stolen on Sunday on Goodell Road.

6:50 a.m., Valley Springs - A man was seen laying on the ground underneath a telephone pole on Highway 12.

9:32 p.m., Copperopolis - Shots were reportedly heard near Basket Lane. Deer were seen in the area, and the reporting party was referred to Fish and Wildlife for possible poaching.

10:14 a.m., Copperopolis - A large oak tree two feet or more in diameter was down across the road near Hunt Road and Hogan Dam Road.

12:12 p.m., Glencoe - A break-in was reported at Grey Fox Sun, with some items taken.

2:18 p.m., Copperopolis - Vandalism was reported to a vehicle on Iroquois Court.

2:22 p.m., Copperopolis - A suspicious person was reported at a gas station on Reeds Turnpike hassling people for money. Witnesses told police the man said he has "lots of dope" for them to buy.

3:25 p.m., Valley Springs - Two men and two friends parked in front of a Vista Del Lago Drive restaurant for three days were bothering customers.

7:58 p.m., Arnold - A vehicle was reported vandalized on Manuel Road.


12:56 a.m., Murphys - A fight was reported at a Main Street hotel.

9:17 a.m., Glencoe - A verbal altercation was reported on Upper Dorray Road.

11:52 a.m., Valley Springs - Gunshots was heard near Hartvickson Lane and Cane Lane.

12:34 p.m., Arnold - A Pine Drive resident said someone could possibly be in his attic.

4:18 p.m., Valley Springs - A man and woman were in a custody dispute on Little Dipper Court.

7:15 p.m., Valley Springs - A report of public intoxication was made at a Highway 12 business.

10:34 p.m., Valley Springs - A physical altercation was reported on Rose Street.


12:26 a.m., Murphys - A person complained about loud music on Skunk Ranch Road.

Felony bookings


11:55 p.m., Angels Camp - Donald Dale Dutton, 49, of the 800 block of Livermore, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, drug transportation and misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, drug paraphernalia possession, being under the influence of drugs and being an addict and driving a vehicle after an arrest at Highway 4 and Red Hill Road.


11:03 p.m., Burson - Robert Diestler, 62, of the 7700 block of Burson Road, was booked on suspicion of injuring power lines after an arrest at his home.


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


9:08 a.m., Valley Springs - Shayla Shyanna Silva, 22, of Roseville, was booked after an arrest on Highway 26, west of Highway 49.


1 a.m., Angels Camp - Alexa Rene Ragg, 24, of the 800 block of Tuolumne Avenue, was booked after an arrest at Highway 4 and Red Hill Road.