Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:42 a.m., Murphys - A theft occurred on Scott Street.

9:39 a.m., Copperopolis - Someone shattered windows and unlocked doors on a vehicle on Choctaw Road.

9:47 a.m., Arnold - Someone threw white powder on outside wall hangings at a residence on Longman Lane.

7:35 p.m., Valley Springs - Juveniles were throwing rocks at vehicles on Heinemann Drive and Hartvickson Lane.

9:52 p.m., Valley Springs - Someone heard gunshots or fireworks on Cassidy Road.

11:04 p.m., Valley Springs - An O'Rielly Street resident saw someone run across the property.

Felony bookings


12:29 a.m., Copperopolis - Eric Lynn Chichester, 45, of the 300 block of Lakeview Road, was booked on suspicion of child endangerment and assault with a deadly weapon, after an arrest at his home.


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


1:03 a.m., Copperopolis - Curtis Allan Schoon, 25, of the 200 block of Duchess Road, was arrested on Reeds Turnpike west of O'Byrnes Ferry Road.


The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


12:17 p.m., property damage - Damage was caused to the Terzich parking structure's second-floor northwest wall on North Washington Street.

1:28 p.m., theft - A leaf blower was stolen at apartments on Greenley Road.

9:43 p.m., burglary - Items were taken from a South Shepherd Street residence, but there were no signs of forced entry.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:34 a.m., Groveland - It was reported that people living at a residence on Bairds Road were burying car batteries and other waste on the property. A county task force contacted the property owner and conducted a search, but no illegal dump site was found.

11:37 a.m., Columbia - A man said gravel was stolen from an RV park on Yankee Hill Road.

11:50 a.m., Sonora area - Someone wanted people to get cited for allegedly dredging Sullivan Creek at Old Wards Ferry and Jacobs roads.

12:12 p.m., Sonora area - A woman on Sommette Drive received a call from a man who asked if she would be home later in the day. When she responded yes, nothing else was said and he hung up. She was advised to call back if anyone showed up at her residence.

12:26 p.m., Sonora area - A woman said that a man with a cane or ax was walking toward her car at Lime Kiln and Campo Seco roads. She called back minutes later after leaving the area and cancelled the response prior to a deputy arriving at the scene.

1:31 p.m., Soulsbyville - A woman on Upper Starr King Road said someone stole her Social Security number to file taxes.

2:16 p.m., Sonora area - Someone used a Drew Court resident's debit or credit card number to make an unauthorized purchase.

4:17 p.m., Phoenix Lake - A residence was burglarized on Paseo De Los Portales. The homeowners said they had problems with people going through their clothes when they weren't home.

6:24 p.m., Groveland - A woman said her son was assaulted Saturday night at a bonfire at Deer Flat Road and Highway 120.

9:52 p.m., Sonora area - A shed was burglarized on Mono Way.


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


1:25 p.m., Sonora - Julie Marie Hineman, 47, of the 100 block of Summit Avenue, was arrested on Forest Road.