News of record for April 2, 2012

By Union Democrat staff April 02, 2012 07:53 am


The Sheriff’s Office reported the following:


8:53 a.m., Columbia — A Parrotts Ferry Road caller said they tried to cash some money orders for $2,999 and discovered they were counterfeit.

10:53 a.m., Tuolumne — A vehicle was vandalized on the 18600 block of First Avenue.

11:38 p.m., Jamestown — Someone on the 18100 block of Fifth Avenue reported seeing two people fighting inside of a small black SUV. A woman was thrown out before the vehicle sped off. The SUV then came back, picked the female up and left the area.

4:52 p.m., Sonora area — A woman on the 17000 block of Mono Vista Road North said someone was using her 10-month-old son’s Social Security number.


4:27 a.m., Jamestown — A woman on 10100 block of Shady Dawn Lane said someone just broke into her house and then fled on foot.

Felony bookings


12:50 a.m., Sonora — Brandon Lee Smith, 27, transient, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest at Ponderosa Lane and Stockton Road.

1:15 p.m., Columbia — Linda Susan Mason, 58, of the 22400 block of Upper Quail Mine Road, was booked on suspicion of possession of a dangerous weapon and drug transportation or sales, after an arrest at Sawmill Flat Road and Souza Lane.

8:11 p.m., Soulsbyville — Robert Nicholas Walker, 30, of an unknown Mi-Wuk Village address, was booked on suspicion of drug possession, after an arrest on the 17100 block of South Mono Vista Road.

9:18 p.m., Jamestown — Michael James Harstad, 33, of the 17200 block of Table Mountain Road, was booked on suspicion of child endangerment, after an arrest at his home.


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


7:18 p.m., Jamestown — Elizabeth Christine Huff, 41, of the 19900 block of Mountain Misery Road, Twain Harte, was arrested on Highway 49 north of Wigwam Road.

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


8:16 a.m., traffic accidents — There was a non-injury motorcycle accident at Morning Star Drive and Sundown Lane. The motorcyclist declined a report and pushed his motorcycle to his nearby home.

2:01 p.m., school assists — A 3.5-inch locking blade knife was confiscated from a student at Sonora Elementary School. A report was taken and an officer transported the juvenile to his residence.

7:09 p.m., suspicious circumstances — Someone said they saw three men loading a park bench into a truck near the skate park on Greenley Road. Officers checked and confirmed the bench was actually a “wax table” for skateboarding that the men had purchased on the Internet.

9:17 p.m., lost or found property — Someone said they found a Comcast DVR in the middle of the roadway at Snell Street and Racetrack Road.


The Sheriff’s Office reported the following:


7:58 a.m., Douglas Flat — A vending machine was stolen from a business on the 1100 block of East Highway 4.

2:29 p.m., Murphys — A report was taken for a family dispute on Meadowview Road.

3:28 p.m., Arnold — Equipment was stolen from Linebaugh Road.

4:10 p.m., Mokelumne Hill — Power tools were stolen from the basement of a Center Street home.

5:19 p.m., Paloma — Two people were arrested for parole violations on the 3700 block of Paloma Road.

5:48 p.m., Mokelumne Hill — A residence was broken into on Highway 49.

Felony bookings


8:27 p.m., Valley Springs — Erich Conrad Hotvedt, 22, of the 400 block of Covey Road, was booked on suspicion of commercial burglary, after an arrest on the 100 block of South Highway 26.