Union Democrat staff


The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


5:03 a.m., fight - Two men were reportedly engaged in a fight on Leonards Addition Road.

3:11 p.m., school assist - A coach at Sonora High School reported missing baseball equipment.

10:51 p.m., vehicle checks - Two vehicles at Rotary Park on Woods Creek Drive after hours.


9:13 a.m., animal complaints - A woman on McCormick Drive told police a neighbor's dog tried to attack her son.

8:38 p.m., weapons violations - Possible gunshots were heard on South Barretta Street.

11:19 p.m., theft - Security at a Sanguinetti Road store reportedly caught someone stealing before the person fled the scene.


1:29 p.m., domestic dispute - A South Stewart Street woman said her "ex" broke into her home while she was gone and was still there. Officers determined it was not burglary.

2:15 p.m., theft - Four youths stole a hacky sack from a business on the 100 block of South Washington Street. Officers could not find them.

8 p.m., public intoxication - Someone reported an intoxicated person in front of a business on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road with a big dog, asking for money. The person was gone when officers arrived.

10:23 p.m., suspicious circumstances - A man on the 200 block of Greenley Road said his wife was missing when he woke up in the morning.


1:52 a.m., pedestrian check - Officers pursued a man in a red sweater and blue jeans on foot on the 300 block of North Washington Street.

1:58 a.m., disorderly conduct - A woman said her ex-boyfriend was at her door, trying to contact her on East Lyons Street. Officers responded and told the man to leave.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:10 a.m., La Grange - A Carmelita Lane resident reported a possible mail theft.

9:59 a.m., Sonora area - A generator, motorcycle and snow blower were reported stolen at an Oxbow Lane North cabin.

10:08 a.m., Sonora area - A Toyon Way woman reported her dog stolen.

11 a.m., Tuolumne - A woman on Madrone Way told police her friend sold her belongings without her permission and never gave her the money.

1:05 p.m., Sonora area - A fight between a man and woman was reported at a Mono Way business.

1:18 p.m., Sonora area - A small goat was found running in the road on Highway 108 near Sturgis Road.

3:59 p.m., Sonora area - A man called the sheriff's office to report a woman who he has seen walking dogs off leash on the Cedar Ridge ditch.

10:54 p.m., Sonora area - A report was made of possible dog abuse on Serrano Road.


4:19 a.m., Columbia - A burglary was reported at a Parrotts Ferry Road RV park. The reporting party claimed it was possibly an ex-girlfriend. Several items were taken from his residence.

9:49 a.m., Jamestown - A confrontation was reported on Park Avenue, with two women claiming the same vehicle lawfully belonged to them. The truck was previously owned by a man who is now dead.

10:34 a.m., Tuolumne - Chainsaws were reported stolen on Apple Colony Road.

10:47 a.m., Sonora area - A Toyota Corolla was reported stolen on Cavalieri Road.

11:54 a.m., Groveland - A woman on Ferretti Road called police to report a man standing on her porch for an unknown amount of time apparently staring off into space. The man left and could not be located.

12:07 p.m., Sonora area - A woman on Serrano Road told law enforcement that her son stole a piggy bank containing as much as $400. When contacted, the son told police the money in the piggy bank was his.

12:40 p.m., Sonora area - About 10 gallons of diesel fuel were reported spilled on Racetrack Road near Jamestown Road.

1:19 p.m., Sonora area - Illegal wood cutting was reported on state and private property on Haystack Road.

6:13 p.m., Tuolumne - A man and woman argued over child-visitation rights on Madrone Street.

6:31 p.m., Jamestown - A fight was reported over a motor vehicle accident at Seco Street and Augustine Lane.

8:05 p.m., Sonora area - A pickup truck was reported down an embankment on Grace Way.

9:19 p.m., Sonora area - A Draper Mine Road woman told a deputy that her former roommate had taken her laptop computer and would not give it back until she paid for an unpaid utility bill.

10:12 p.m., Columbia - A man at the Columbia Airport was reportedly commenting about national security, being watched by the government and some secret plan by government forces. The man didn't appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.


12:43 a.m., Jamestown - A fight was reported at a Highway 108 bar.

11:17 a.m., Long Barn - A wallet, checkbook and credits cards were stolen from a vehicle on Lassen Drive.

11:53 a.m., Long Barn - Someone found a suspicious mound of dirt surrounded by rocks near Highway 108 and Stoddard Springs Road. It was believed to be an animal grave, possibly for a deer.

12:46 p.m., Jamestown - A shoplifter took almost $60 worth of clothes and food items from a store on Highway 108.

6:23 p.m., Tuolumne - A man said his neighbor's car alarm went off for almost two hours. He thinks it is intentional harassment and is supposed to make his dogs bark.

7:15 p.m., Columbia - A sexual assault was reported on State Street.

8:46 p.m., Twain Harte - A trailer fire occurred at a mobile home park on Big Hill Road.


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


9:43 p.m., Sonora - Joseph Craig Freeman, 44, of 18000 block of Avenida Bonita, Sonora, was booked after an arrest at Avenida Bonita and Campbells Flat Road.


11:25 p.m., Sonora - Lola Jean Mattingly, 50, of the 9900 block of Almond Drive, Valley Springs, was booked after an arrest at Fraguero Road and Highway 49.


12:23 a.m., Jamestown - Arturo Garibay-Mendoza, 25, address unknown, was booked after an arrest at Main and Seco streets. He was also booked for driving without a license.

8:32 p.m., Sonora - Rebekah Leanne Garvin, 22, of the 600 block of Twilight Court, was booked after an arrest at Russian River Drive and Feather River Road.

Felony bookings:


2:53 a.m., Jamestown - Timothy Ryan Reis, 20, of North Sunshine Road, Soulsbyville, was booked on suspicion of carrying a concealed dirk or dagger after an arrest at the 18700 block of Highway 108.

8:20 a.m., Sonora - Stephen Ernest Proper, 29, of the 22200 block of Yerba Santa Drive, Sonora, was booked on suspicion of violating post-release community supervision after an arrest on the 1100 block of Highway 49.

6:03 p.m., Sonora - Emmanuelle Felix, 27, of the 100 block of Hyde Street, San Francisco, was booked on suspicion of burglary and unlawful use of personal identifying information after an arrest on the 400 block of Greenley Road.


8:32 p.m., Tuolumne - Lawrence Valencia, 64, of the 200 block of South Wood Road, Oakdale, was booked on suspicion of grand theft of money, labor or property over $400, after an arrest at the 19400 block of Tuolumne Road North.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


4:53 a.m., Valley Springs - A vehicle break-in and stereo theft were reported on Baldwin Street.

6:38 a.m., Valley Springs - A goat was on the road at Jenny Lind Road and Milton Road.

7:06-7:17 a.m., Valley Springs - Three reports were made of vehicle break-ins and items taken on Hartvickson Lane.

7:58 am., Valley Springs - Cattle was reported in the road at Highway 26 and Highway 12.

8:06 a.m., Valley Springs - Vehicle break-ins and thefts of items inside were reported on Rippon Road.

9:07 a.m., Copperopolis - A llama was reportedly loose near the road at Black Creek Drive and O'Byrnes Ferry Road.

11:19 a.m., Valley Springs - A vehicle break-in was reported on Baldwin Street, with electronic items taken.

11:43 a.m., Camp Connell - A residential burglary was reported on Crow Court.

12:24-1:29 p.m., Valley Springs - Five vehicle break-ins were reported on Rippon Road.

7:14 p.m., Camp Connell - A residential burglary was reported on Arapaho Court.

7:38 p.m., Valley Springs - A vehicle break-in was reported on Rippon Road.

11:57 p.m., Arnold - Gunshots were reported near Lakewood Drive.


12:53 a.m., Valley Springs - Fireworks were observed near Highway 26 and Gold Creek Drive, resulting in multiple calls to law enforcement.

8:03 a.m., Copperopolis - A Dodge Durango on Arrowhead Street and was on the roadway for at least three days.

10:43 a.m., West Point - A report of trespassing was made on Meadow View Road.

11:43 a.m., Valley Springs - A verbal altercation involving bicyclists was reported at a Highway 26 store.

12:43 p.m., San Andreas - Vandalism was reported at a Toyon Court home.

5:09 p.m., Valley Springs - A fight between teenagers was reported at Pine Street and Highway 12.


2:10 p.m., Mountain Ranch - A residential burglary occurred on Ponderosa Way.

3:46 p.m., West Point - A fight occurred because juveniles were riding motorcycles in the roadway at Lily Gap and Winton roads.