News of Record for Oct. 30, 2013

Union Democrat staff


The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


12:14 a.m., suspicious circumstances - Someone said anonymous individuals were taking items out of storage sheds on Fairview Lane. An officer responded to the area and found there was no crime.

8:03 p.m., theft - Someone requested extra police patrol in the area of North Arbona Circle due to a recent theft.


11:02 a.m., found property - A man found a syringe on his Steffen Way property. It was taken to Sonora Regional Medical Center for disposal.

4:24 p.m., found property - Cash and a driver's license were found on Mono Way.

5:02 p.m., theft - A 47-year-old-man was arrested and booked into Tuolumne County Jail on suspicion of misdemeanor petty theft for allegedly stealing a flashlight from a business on Mono Way.

5:09 p.m., suspicious circumstances - A witness reported seeing a car driving at a high rate of speed on South Forest Road and then heard a possible gunshot. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the vehicle or source of the noise.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


10:21 a.m., Chinese Camp - A pouch containing credit cards and an ID was found near Red Hills and La Grange roads. The property was booked into evidence.

10:39 a.m., Phoenix Lake - A man, who previously reported his gun stolen, located the firearm in a safe at his residence on the 15100 block of Potato Ranch Road.

12:01 p.m., Jamestown - A man went to the Sheriff's Office to report that his former friend entered his residence on the 18400 block of Vista Drive through a window during the early morning hours Sunday. The trespasser, who was possibly intoxicated, allegedly pinned the man down and accused him of sleeping with his ex-girlfriend. The man said he didn't want to press charges but would like the incident documented.

12:53 p.m., Jamestown - A woman said an unknown person with a foreign accent keeps calling her residence on the 10300 block of Willow Street and just saying "help," before a person speaking a foreign language would get on the phone. She thought it sounded suspicious.

2:02 p.m., Jamestown - A man said a rare guitar was stolen from his house on the 10100 block of Peppermint Circle.

3:15 p.m., Jamestown - A woman and her husband moved their belongings to the porch while working at a residence on the 8400 block of Old Melones Dam Road and now they're gone. Neighbors apparently saw someone loading things into a vehicle at the residence on Sunday.

3:28 p.m., Tuolumne - Someone found people who were illegally living in a shed at a property on 18700 block of Madrone Street.

7 p.m., Columbia - A home on the 11100 block of State Street was burglarized.

8:09 p.m., Columbia - A woman said her sister was talking on the phone on the 11100 block of John Wallace Road when a man approached and accused her of stealing his cell phone. The man said he tracked his phone to that address and was refusing to leave. The woman claimed her brother-in-law had the phone because someone left it while burglarizing his home.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:41 a.m., Murphys - Surveillance cameras caught unauthorized vehicles on a property on Highway 4.

8:52 a.m., San Andreas - A home was burglarized on Calaveritas Road.

2 p.m., West Point - Someone reported a physical fight that occurred over the weekend on Bouvard Street.

5:27 p.m., Mountain Ranch - A report was taken for a disturbance on Old Prospector Trail.

Felony bookings


6 p.m., Angels Camp - James Anthony Giuffra, 30, of San Andreas, was booked on suspicion of second-degree burglary and possession of stolen property in excess of $400, after an arrest on the 300 block of North Main Street.

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