Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:49 a.m., Sheep Ranch - Someone broke into a residence and garage on Fricot City Road.

3:26 p.m., Arnold - Someone arrived home on El Ranchero Drive and found evidence that another person had been inside. Beer was missing and showers had been used.

6:19 p.m., San Andreas - A girl's iPhone was taken at Calaveras High School.

6:30 p.m., Valley Springs - A red truck was towing kids in a shopping cart around a parking lot on Baldwin Street.

9:30 p.m., Angels Camp - A person on a bicycle was towing a trailer at Highway 4 and Copper Grade.

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


5:35 p.m., Burson - Shawnda Lynn Pruitt, 42, of the 9700 block of Marbella Court, Elk Grove, was arrested on Highway 12 west of Saharan Road.


The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


8:38 a.m., threats - A woman said a man threatened her at a church on Snell Street.

10:37 a.m., suspicious circumstances - Two men at a store on Sanguinetti Road were attempting to remove electronic security devices from some of the products. The suspects left the area before officers arrived at the scene.

4:22 p.m., pedestrian checks - A man said a disoriented female walked into his home and was stating that she lives there. The 61-year-old woman wasn't charged with a crime, but was held at Tuolumne County Jail on suspicion of public intoxication until she was deemed sober.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:15 a.m., Jamestown - A residence on the 17600 block of Twin Oak Drive was vandalized.

10:19 a.m., Sonora area - The maintenance transportation director at Belleview Elementary School said two school buses were damaged and a total of about 50 to 60 gallons of fuel was stolen between them.

10:37 a.m., Columbia - A woman on the 10900 block of Green Street said she was scammed out of $1.95. Her credit card number apparently was used to purchase a postcard at an unknown location.

11:41 a.m., Jamestown - An assault occurred at a business on the 18200 block of Main Street. The victim was reportedly punched in the mouth.

1:22 p.m., Sonora area - A man complained that his neighbors were cutting down trees without his permission on his property at Spanish Grant and Valley Oak drives. His neighbors admitted to trespassing and cutting down trees, but claimed they were creating defensible space. They were advised to stay off the man's property and call Cal Fire for further instructions.

3:08 p.m., East Sonora - A woman banned from a fast-food restaurant on the 13700 block of Mono Way called to ask whether she was allowed in other places at the same shopping center. She was advised that the restraining order applied to the restaurant only.

4:34 p.m., Sonora - Someone on the 14700 block of Peaceful Valley Road reported a credit card theft.

4:35 p.m., Twain Harte - A man said his driveway on the 18200 block of Lakeview Drive had been vandalized.

5:05 p.m., Jamestown - A man's cell phone was stolen at a business on the 16900 block of Chicken Ranch Road.

Felony bookings


3:36 p.m., Tuolumne - Wyatt James Ray, 26, of the 19500 block of Cherokee Road, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest at his home.

6:33 p.m., Jamestown - Sophia Leann Tate, 33, of the 17700 block of Highway 108, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on the 18100 block of Highway 108.

8:59 p.m., Sonora - Homero Juarez Garcia-Perez, 34, of the 21200 block of American River Drive, was booked on suspicion of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, after an arrest on the 300 block of North Washington Street.