Union Democrat staff


The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


1:53 p.m., school assist - A teacher reported an out-of-control student at Sonora Elementary School.

2:10 p.m., fraudulent activities - A report of mail fraud was made on Morning Star Drive.

4:29 p.m., traffic accident - An accident was reported on Greenley Road, and witnesses said at least one person holding his head.

6:15 p.m., traffic accident - A multiple-vehicle accident was reported on South Washington Street.

6:21 p.m., weapons violations - Someone claimed to have a gun while yelling at drivers near a Sanguinetti Road parking lot.


3:15 p.m., hazardous situation - A large storm drain on Wyckoff Street was backed up and overflowing.

3:27 p.m., traffic accident - A car ran into a business on West Stockton Street.

9:11 p.m., theft - A man in a red, hooded sweatshirt was seen running toward the movie theater on Sanguinetti Road.


11:55 a.m., traffic violation - A woman requested extra patrol on South Shepherd Street because of speeding cab drivers. She called the cab company to report the speeding, and they told her that their drivers obey the traffic laws.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


9:38 a.m., Jamestown - A possible explosion and fire were reported in the canyon near Tulloch Dam Road and Tulloch Road. Further investigation revealed a burn pile in the area.

10:09 a.m., Columbia - A possible scam was reported by a resident on Columbia Village Drive who said he responded to a job ad for a personal assistant and received a fraudulent check with directions to cash it and send a portion back.

11:03 a.m., Jamestown - A Wigwam Road woman reported receiving a fake money order after applying for a personal assistant job out of Texas.

11:07 a.m., Groveland - A Main Street business was vandalized.

11:08 a.m., Sonora area - A woman on Highway 108 reported receiving emails about money transfers and package deliveries form a company out of Texas after applying for a personal assistant job. She stated the company wanted to send her a check.

11:31 a.m., Jamestown - A burglary was reported on Tulloch Dam Road.

1:46 p.m., Jamestown - A woman reported an alleged rape around Thanksgiving.

2 p.m., La Grange - A woman on Frio Court reported she may have been sold a stolen car for $5,000.

3:45 p.m., Tuolumne - A man from the Hayward area was reported missing after coming to Tuolumne to gamble. A family member said the man checked out of his hotel Wednesday and did not arrive home, despite activity on his credit card.

5:07 p.m., Sonora area - An adult was seen driving a large pickup truck with a child sitting in his lap at Highway 108 and Stockton Street.


6:31 a.m., Jamestown - Reports were made of several rocks in the road on O'Byrnes Ferry Road at the county line.

8:02 a.m., Sonora area - A woman on Berg Court reported suspicious phone calls from someone demanding a person return a box of receipts and $900. She was worried the unknown person was going to come to her residence.

9:43 a.m., Sonora area - A dog was living in a vehicle parked on Evergreen Way.

10:47 a.m., Sonora area - A burglary occurred at an empty residence on Wards Ferry Road.

12:21 p.m., Columbia - Someone stole 300 feet of copper tubing from a Jackson Street church.

3:20 p.m., Tuolumne - A caller on Madrone Street said neighborhood children appeared to be throwing rocks at dogs.

4:36 p.m., Sonora area - A woman reported a sexual assault near Mono Way and Tuolumne Road.

6:14 p.m., Moccasin - Several rock slides were reported on Old Priest Grade.

6:31 p.m., Sonora area - A bottle of pills was stolen from a house on Creekside Drive.

7:24 p.m., Soulsbyville - A legally blind 57-year-old woman was reported missing by her family from her Carlozzi Drive residence for about an hour. A family member said they found multiple bottles of empty pills, possibly taken by the woman.

8:30 p.m., Sonora area - A fight was reported on Greenley Road.

11:18 p.m., Sonora area - A man threatened to come to an Old Sonora-Columbia Road residence to receive money owed to him.


2:30 a.m., Sonora area - Domestic violence was reported on Via Redonda.

7:33 a.m., Columbia - A fight involving three dogs was reported at Quail Mine Road and Four Wheel Drive.

2:23 p.m., Sonora - A rock was thrown into a vehicle parked in a business parking lot.

5:40 p.m., Sonora - A woman received a phone call from Mexico from a man claiming to be her cousin. The man said "Tell me who you think I am, and I can not believe you forgot about your family." The woman called the number back and the man stated, "If you keep calling I will kill you and your family in California."

9:06 p.m., Jamestown - A woman was advised to walk on the curb so she didn't get hit by an oncoming vehicle.

10:20 p.m., Soulsbyville area - A man was stopped for a broken tail light and given a warning. He was also advised that his wife has a warrant out for her arrest and needs to turn herself in.

Felony bookings


5:41 a.m., Jamestown - Joshua Earl Caudill, 29, of the 18100 block of Sonoma Hills Lane, Sacramento, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, possession of drugs for sale, resisting arrest and multiple warrants after an arrest on Chicken Ranch Road.


12:23 a.m., Sonora - Andrea Maria Corder, 35, of the 12700 block of Chukar Circle, Sonora, was booked on suspicion of child cruelty, as well as misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and evading the police after an arrest at Hope Lane and Lyons Street.

2:11 a.m., Jamestown - Sugar Candy Cupit, 48, of the 5300 block of Griffin Road, Hughson, was booked on suspicion of a drug possession after an arrest on Highway 49 at the Montezuma Junction.

2:11 a.m., Jamestown - Jeremy Wayne Johnson, 41, of the 3500 block of Griffin Road, Hughson, was booked on suspicion of drug possession after an arrest on Highway 49 at the Montezuma Junction.


3:18 a.m., Jamestown - Ross Jeremy Martin, 29, of the 19000 block of Via Redonda, Sonora, was booked on suspicion of assault and vandalism after an arrest on the 17000 block of Seco Street, Jamestown.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


10:58 a.m., San Andreas - A report of vandalism and theft were made at Calaveras High School.

1:20 p.m., Valley Springs - A man was sleeping in a dugout on Paloma Road.

4:06 p.m., Arnold - Theft occurred at a business on Highway 4.

4:14 p.m., Angels Camp - An out-of-control person was reported on Meacham Ranch Road.

4:39 p.m., Valley Springs - A dispute over money was reported on Greer Way.

5:08 p.m., West Point - An out-of-control person was reported on Hillsdale Road.


12:23 a.m., Copperopolis - A woman claimed to see shadows walking around her property near Squaw Road causing the dogs to bark.

1:37 a.m., Copperopolis - A Squaw Road resident reported young people partying and making noise in the Black Creek area.

2:02 a.m., Campo Seco - Multiple gunshots were heard on Chile Camp Road.

5:30 a.m., Arnold - A theft was reported on Highway 4.

2:14 p.m., Valley Springs - People were parking on a roadway and trespassing to go sledding.


5:43 a.m.. Valley Springs- A woman reported that people will not leave her house. A pushing match ensued and an arrest was made.

Felony bookings


11:51 a.m., Arnold - Phillip Ryan Coulson, 32, of the 3000 block of Fairway Drive, was booked on suspicion of possession of controlled substance and child cruelty after an arrest at his home.


7:48 p.m., Angels Camp - Raymond Robert Alnas, 48, of the 7600 block of Muirfield Way, Sacramento, was booked on suspicion of transporting drugs, possession of loaded a firearm and driving under the influence, after an arrest on the 700 block of South Main Street, Angels Camp.


6:14 p.m., Angels Camp - Priscilla Ann Lawrason, 44, of the 800 block of East Yorkshire Drive, Stockton, was booked on suspicion of injuring power lines and misdemeanor battery.


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


3:01 p.m., Angels Camp - Mathew James Pinelli, 43, of the 500 block of Sultana Lane, Altaville, was booked after an arrest at his home.