Union Democrat staff


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:13 a.m., San Andreas - It appeared someone had rummaged through a businesses' cabinets but took nothing on Mountain Ranch Road.

8:26 a.m., San Andreas - There was an altercation at Gold Strike High School.

11:02 a.m., Arnold - A window was found broken on McKays Point Road.

12:12 p.m., Campo Seco - Someone allegedly pulled a knife after being insulted on Paloma Road.

1:47 p.m., San Andreas - Beer was stolen at a business on East Saint Charles Street.

2:44 p.m., Arnold - Someone attempted to break into a business next to the Meadowmont Shopping Center on Highway 4.


Felony bookings


7:15 a.m., Wallace - Priscilla Ann Lawrason, 44, of Stockton, was booked on suspicion of first-degree burglary, vandalism and injuring power lines and misdemeanor obstructing justice after an arrest on Brooks Lane.

3:33 p.m., Arnold - Tara Jean Gamblin, 22, of Arnold, was booked on suspicion of second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property and drug possession as well as several warrants after an arrest on Pine Drive.

5:21 p.m., Wallace - Braden Beaumont Griffin, 23, of the 9900 block of Whalen Road, was booked on suspicion of being a felon in possession of ammunition and misdemeanor obstructing justice and a warrant after an arrest on Brady Lane.

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


11:43 p.m., Valley Springs - Kevin Barry Gallagher, 68, of Concord, was booked after an arrest on Moore Court.


The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


8:35 a.m., burglary - A woman reported her car was broken into and a makeup bag was taken between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. the day before at a parking lot on Theall Street.

1:04 p.m., theft - Prescription medication was reported stolen sometime the day before on Fairview Lane.

1:44 p.m., suspicious circumstances - A suspicious man with a mustache was looking into all of someone's home windows and around the back of the property on West Bradford Avenue.

2:12 p.m., public intoxication - One person was arrested and booked and two were cited and released for suspicion of public intoxication charges on West Stockton Street.

5:01 p.m., warrant arrest - A woman was arrested on a felony warrant for petty theft after multiple convictions of more serious theft after an arrest on Highway 49.

9:28 p.m., warrant arrest - A man was arrested at South Washington and West Stockton streets on a misdemeanor warrant for failing to appear in court.

10:14 p.m., animal complaints - A pitbull allegedly attacked a cat and ran off on Shaws Flat Road. The cat was not injured.

11:46 p.m., disorderly conduct - Someone said their neighbors were banging on the walls and things were falling off on East Columbia Way. The neighbors told police they'd go to bed for the night.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:18 a.m., Tuolumne - A suspicious man was reported staring at a building at Cherokee and Nonies roads.

9:47 a.m., Jamestown - A warning was given to two people riding an off-road quad on Highway 108 and Chicken Ranch Road.

10:11 a.m., Sonora area - Someone reported assault on Crestview Drive.

10:47 a.m., Groveland - Someone bypassed a locked gate to take numerous items at Groveland Community Services District on Ferretti Road.

11:10 a.m., Jamestown - Two people reported that other family members drained an elder family member's account of $3,000, someone began moving things out of the house and hundreds of prescription pills were taken and replaced by baby aspirin on Manor Drive.

11:30 a.m. East Sonora - A woman's purse was taken from her unlocked vehicle in a parking lot on the 13700 block of Mono Way.

1:48 p.m., Jamestown - Possible identity theft was reported by a person on Mill Villa Road.

1:51 p.m., East Sonora - A woman's purse was taken from her locked vehicle at the Indian Rock Center on Mono Way and there were already attempted charges made at McDonald's on her account.

3:05 p.m., Soulsbyville - A man reportedly threatened online to have his girlfriend beat a girl up on Adams Court.

6:25 p.m., Cedar Ridge - Someone reported two dogs came and attacked his or her dogs and knocked him or her down on Kewin Mill Road.

6:53 p.m., Sonora area - A woman on Jamestown Road reported her grandson stole her credit card in the afternoon and so far charged $800 on it.

8:18 p.m., Chinese Camp - People reportedly tried to pull a mining cart monument out of a cemetery on Main Street.


12:34 a.m., Columbia - A man said people were trying to open his windows and jiggling the door knob at his home on Gunsight Road. A few minutes later he said a man had a gas can and a lighter and he believed they are trying to light his house on fire. A few minutes later, they left.


Felony bookings


3:18 a.m., Sonora - Gerald Lee Mason Jr., 47, of Merced, was booked on suspicion of drug possession and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession after an arrest on Wards Ferry Road.

10:46 a.m., Twain Harte - Michael John Mitchell, 44, of the 18300 block of Marquis Drive, was booked on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury on a person, abusing or endangering a child, false imprisonment and misdemeanor violation of a court order after an arrest at his home.

4:55 p.m., Jamestown - Niccole Dell Davis, 32, of the 20100 block of Jamestown Road, was booked on suspicion of bringing drugs into jail after an arrest at her home for a misdemeanor warrant.

5:05 p.m., Columbia - Linda Susan Mason, 60, of the 22400 block of Upper Quail Mine Road, was booked on suspicion of drug possession and intent to sell drugs, violation of probation and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after an arrest near her home.

9:29 p.m., Jamestown - William Charles Brewer, 48, of the 10600 block of Reservoir Road, was booked on suspicion of drug possession after an arrest at Sierra and Ninth streets.