Union Democrat staff


The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


9:05 a.m., traffic accident - A woman was injured after getting pinned between a car door and another vehicle that was backing up on Mono Way.

2:51 p.m., vandalism - A car was keyed on Sanguinetti Road.

5:04 p.m., assault - A patient assaulted a staff member at a medical facility on Delnero Road.

6:03 p.m., vandalism - A bicyclist kicked the side of a vehicle on South Washington Street.

7:37 p.m., animal complaints - A dog was locked in a car with the all the windows up on South Washington Street.

7:53 p.m. public intoxication - Two women sat in front a South Washington Street business with a box of ale.

9:52 p.m., reckless driving - A dark-colored sedan drove erratically heading northbound on South Washington Street.

The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


8:18 a.m., Twain Harte - Six people set a campfire and illegally camped near the PG&E ditch on South Fork Road.

9:27 a.m., Tuolumne - A man visited the Community Service Unit office on Carter Street claiming he received death threats from a landlord after he backed out of a rental agreement.

10:49 a.m. Sonora - A business owner on Striker Court received a fraudulent check for $840.51.

11:46 a.m. unknown address - A man was worried that his grandson and his girlfriend have been missing since June 30. The man said he usually talks to his grandson weekly. Deputies found the grandson's last known residence vacant and issued a be-on-the-lookout.

1:27 p.m., Jamestown - A Wigwam Road resident received a phone call from an alleged scammer. The caller claimed the person had won $950,000, but the person had to send a $525 moneygram to collect the winnings.

2:43 p.m., Crystal Falls - A woman attacked her boyfriend with a pair of scissors on Crystal Falls Drive West.

4:01 p.m., Sonora - A naked toddler was found walking on Racetrack Road. When his parents were located, approximately two houses away, they said he had been swimming in the backyard with family. Child Welfare Services was notified to instruct the parents on proper care and supervision.

6:08 p.m., Jamestown - A suspicious man asked if Oneil Court residents had gone berry picking then held up a machete and asked if they had lost it.

6:49 p.m., Columbia - A man saw a wrecked and burned vehicle near Italian Bar Road. He worried that someone might be inside because of "a horrible smell" coming from the vehicle. Deputies could not locate the site.

8:11 p.m., Jamestown - Three juveniles threw apples at a truck on Humbug Street.

9:29 p.m., Sonora - A woman with five dogs at her Hidden Valley Road home was warned about the dog barking ordinance after neighbors complained about the noise.


7:53 a.m., Tuolumne - Someone found a backpack containing possible stolen items at a business on Tuolumne Road North. Items included several Players Club cards, two pounds of gold jewelry, a box of pearls and silver spoons.


None reported.


The Sheriff's Office reported the following:


11:40 a.m., Mokelumne Hill - Mailboxes were vandalized near Doster and Sierra Vista Lookout roads.

2:16 p.m., Copperopolis - Items were stolen from a vehicle and carport on Thomson Lane.

2:17 p.m., Murphys - Grand theft occurred at a mobile home park on Tom Bell Road.

7:23 p.m. Copperopolis - A checkbook, flashlight, binoculars and pain pails were taken from an unlocked vehicle on July 8 on Calypso Beach Drive.


12:27 a.m., Valley Springs - Juveniles were out past curfew loitering near businesses and were returned to their parents on Paradise Peak Road.

Felony bookings


8:30 a.m., Arnold - Camille Elizabeth Withuhn, 27, of the 8900 block of Twin Falls Drive, Sacramento, was booked on suspicion of felony probation violation after an arrest on the 2300 block of Black Oak Drive.

8 p.m., Burson - Gregory John Wilson, 39, of the 2900 block of Highway 12, was book on suspicion of felony parole violation after an arrest at his home.


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


8:42 p.m., Angels Camp - Michael John Lee, 50, of the 2700 block of Murphys Grade Road, was booked after an arrest on Murphys Grade Road and Highway 49.