Union Democrat staff


The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


8:10 a.m., hazardous situation - A man was seen underneath a pickup truck loaded with wood on Greenley Road at Mono Way.

11:20 a.m., animal complaints - Police talked to a South Washington Street business owners about complaints that a dog on the premises was leaving a mess on the sidewalk. The business owner told police it was another dog.

12:46 p.m., disorderly conduct - A man reportedly threw a magazine rack into the street on South Washington Street and Stockton Road.

4:13 p.m., vandalism - Someone smashed the windows of a vehicle on South Stewart Street.


12:47 a.m., suspicious circumstances - Two or three men were reportedly acting suspicious, walking in and out of a Sanguinetti Road store without buying anything.

9:07 p.m., suspicious circumstances - Multiple people were causing a noise disturbance by knocking on doors at a Yaney Avenue church.

10:46 p.m., vandalism - Multiple people in a dark-colored lifted truck were reportedly throwing eggs at vehicles.


9:28 a.m., burglary - A woman believed her neighbor took items from her house on South Shepherd Street.

1:34 p.m., theft - Two males who appeared to be in their late-teens left a restaurant on South Washington Street without paying their bill.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:47 a.m., Tuolumne - A man reported that two of his snow plow trucks had slashed tires on Old Buchanan Mine Road.

10:11 a.m., Groveland - A man reported that his neighbor on Ferretti Road cut his fence and stole the wire.

1:06 p.m., Sonora area - A man said the door on his shed was kicked in on Yosemite Road.

2:03 p.m., Sonora area - A woman reported that her husband believed his former employer was taking money out of his check for child support but not sending it to child support.

2:26 p.m., Columbia - A man wanted advice on how to locate guns and C-4 plastic explosives buried on his property. He was asked to contact authorities if he found weapons.

3:29 p.m., Sonora area - Two men were seen driving back and forth on Sierra Meadows Road in a black car looking suspicious.

5:44 p.m., Columbia - A man and woman were argued outside of a Main Street restaurant.

6:10 p.m., Crystal Falls - Several people were reportedly in a fight in a park on Crystal Falls Drive.

6:31 p.m., Jamestown - A bike, generator, gas cans and other objects were reported stolen on Fifth Avenue.

10:07 p.m., Jamestown - Two men were seen knocking on a door on Preston Lane holding a tire iron.


3:31 a.m., Sonora area - A fire was reported in the backyard of a house on Phoenix Lake Road. It was reportedly started by fireplace ashes left out overnight.

7:01 a.m., Columbia - A loose cow was wandering through a neighborhood on Old Home Court.

9:18 a.m., Sonora area - A Highway 108 resident reported that a man knocked on his door the night before, asked his 13 year-old son for directions to Crystal Falls and then asked a female babysitter at the residence if she wanted to go with him to Crystal Falls. She refused and the man left.

10:39 a.m., East Sonora - A Mono Way bank employee reported that someone tried to cash a cancelled money order.

11:24 a.m., Strawberry - A burglary was reported at a Highway 108 business.

12:47 p.m., Jamestown - People were reportedly shooting guns at the end of French Flat Road on public land where no shooting is allowed.

1:22 p.m., Jamestown - A man slashed the tires of a 10-year-old boy's bike at a Main Street business.

3:32 p.m., Sonora area - A man was walking down Campo Seco Road with blood all over his face.

3:40 p.m., Sonora area - Three men reportedly stole a tip jar from a Soulsbyville Road coffee shop.

5:07 p.m., Jacksonville Road - Three men and a woman were reportedly loitering around the Moccasin Point marina, smoking marijuana and being belligerent.

7:01 p.m., Jamestown area - A man on Algerine Wards Ferry Road told police someone is putting large rocks on his driveway that require heavy equipment to move.


12:58 a.m., Jamestown area - An assault was reported on Jacksonville Road.

2:17 a.m., Twain Harte - A fight was reported at a Joaquin Gully bar between multiple men.

6:56 a.m., Groveland - A fire was reported outside of a Highway 120 restaurant.

7:48 a.m., La Grange - A fire was reported on El Naranjo Street.

11:46 a.m., Sonora area - A residence on the 10700 block of Sierra Meadows Drive was burglarized.

12:16 p.m., Sonora area - A phone charger and pair of earrings were taken from an unlocked vehicle on the 10700 block of Sierra Meadows Drive.

1:12 p.m., Tuolumne - Three men, one riding a quad and two on motorcycles, took tools from a construction site at the Buchanan Mine.

1:34 p.m., Sonora area - A vehicle on the 10700 block of Sierra Meadows Drive was burglarized. The registration was missing.

3:08 p.m., Sonora area - Two big-screen TVs were taken during a burglary at a residence on the 15200 block of Curtis Creek Court.

7:20 p.m., East Sonora - A man on the 14800 block of Mono Way said two men wanted to fight him and he didn't know why. He suspected the men were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A deputy located the two suspects, who said the alleged victim had approached them looking to buy meth and then challenged them to a fight when they told him to leave.

8:59 p.m., Mono Vista - A woman said someone threw eggs at her vehicle at Longeway and Soulsbyville roads.

9:02 p.m., Jamestown - A man was driving a golf cart on the wrong side of the road at Jamestown and Golf Links roads. California Highway Patrol officers arrived to investigate a report of a stolen golf cart around the same time. The man, wearing a blue jacket, red flannel shirt, backpack and jeans, was last seen driving the golf cart west toward Peppermint Creek.

9:20 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village - A woman returned home to her residence on the 24000 block of Olo Win Trail and found her husband drunk and urinating on the wood stove. She was concerned he was going to hurt himself and wouldn't give his keys to her.


12:09 a.m., Sonora area - A woman said her vehicle was keyed while parked at her boyfriend's house on the 14000 block of Kelly Loop. She believed the person responsible for the damage is another girlfriend of her boyfriend. It marked the third time her vehicle had been scratched.

Felony bookings


6:31 a.m., Jamestown - Genessa Luz Christian, of the 300 block of Fairview Lane, Sonora, was booked on suspicion of willful infliction of corporal injury and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance after an arrest on Campo Seco Road.

7:45 a.m., Groveland - Jerry Lee Jones, 49, of the 9000 block of Smith Station Road, was booked on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

8 a.m., Sonora - Tonia Len Love, 42, of the 18400 block of Marquis Drive, was booked on suspicion of burglary, theft and possession of a controlled substance after surrendering herself to authorities at the county jail.


3:26 a.m., Jamestown - Tenaya Marie Monk, 27, of the 900 block of Lassen Avenue, Modesto, was booked on suspicion of possession of a narcotic and probation violation after an arrest at a Jamestown gas station on Highway 108.

3:26 a.m., Jamestown - Ernest Walter Westley, 56, of 2300 block of Nancy Land, Modesto, was booked on suspicion of transporting or selling a controlled substance after an arrest at a Jamestown gas station on Highway 108.

12:12 p.m., Tuolumne - Cheryl Ann Swenson, 43, of the 6900 block of Lon Dale Road, Oakdale, was booked on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance after an arrest at Black Oak Casino.


3:21 p.m., Sonora - Daniel Lee Rankin, 59, of the 18300 block of Wards Ferry Road, was booked on suspicion of drug possession and misdemeanor driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, after an arrest on the 1000 block of Mono Way.

4:48 p.m., East Sonora - Stephen Michael Kistner, 35, of the 23600 block of Marble Quarry Road, Columbia, was booked on suspicion of burglary, after an arrest on the 13700 block of Mono Way.

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


2:05 a.m., Sonora - Shantel Marie Crook, 30, of the 20100 block of Phoenix Lake Road, Sonora, was booked after an arrest in a downtown Sonora parking lot.

8:30 p.m., Crystal Falls - Frank Lloyd Adams, 75, of the 17100 block of Nile River Drive, Sonora, was booked after an arrest on Nile River Drive.

9:50 p.m., Sonora - Havilah Michelle Flores, 38, of the 23800 block of Yellow Pine Road, was booked after an arrest at the corner of Mono Way and Restano Way.


1:14 a.m., Columbia - Matthew Phillip Trudell, 28, of the 27300 block of Parrotts Ferry Road, Columbia, was booked after an arrest on the 1200 block of Highway 49.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:13 a.m., Valley Springs - Vandalism was reported on Pine Street.

8:26 a.m., Arnold - Burglary was reported on Rawhide Drive.

10:08 a.m., Valley Springs - Theft was reported on Highway 12.

2:45 p.m., Burson - A disturbance was reported at the Lake Camanche boat launch.

11:22 p.m., Valley Springs - A suspicious person was reported on Highway 12.


1:48 a.m., San Andreas - A suspicious person was reported on Highway 49 and Kennedy Drive.

2:49 a.m., Jenny Lind - Suspicious circumstances were reported on Main Street.

8:26 a.m., Arnold - A burglary was reported on Rawhide Drive.

9:31 a.m., Mountain Ranch - Someone was shooting firearms on Wendell Road.

9:32 a.m., Copperopolis - A trespassing incident was reported on Pommel Way.

1:13 p.m., Valley Springs - A Partridge Drive property owner called police after finding evidence people were sleeping there.

1:55 p.m., Vallecito - Someone put smoldering coals in a barrel next to a mailbox, which cause the mailbox to smolder.

3:07 p.m., San Andreas - Someone reported incidents of slander on Facebook.


3:02 a.m., Valley Springs - Police responded to reports of prowling on St. Andrews Road.

7:56 a.m., West Point - Someone believes they saw a neighbor's stolen 4-wheeler along the side of the road at Bald Mountain and Bummerville roads.

9:27 a.m., Arnold - Two men wandered around a golf course on Pine Drive.

12:22 p.m., Glencoe - An altercation occurred on Highway 26.

2:24 p.m., Vallecito - Items in a boat were stolen on Parrotts Ferry Road.

4:48 p.m., Mountain Ranch - A mailbox on Shine Way was vandalized.

5:08 p.m., San Andreas - Someone on Vista Verde Drive asked sheriff's deputies to make sure target shooters in the area were shooting in a safe manner.

No jail booking logs were available because the Sheriff's records department was closed on Veterans Day.