News of record for Dec. 19, 2013

By Union Democrat staff December 19, 2013 03:00 pm

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

The Sonora Police Department reported the following:

TUESDAY

8:12 a.m., disturbance — A man caused a scene in the business lobby at Sonora Regional Medical Center, where he accused the hospital of taking $20 from him. 

8:31 a.m., weapons violations — A man sitting at a cafe in a business on Sanguinetti Road had bullets in a water bottle and was holding a picture of another man with a target on his chest. Police officers responded and cited a 25-year-old man on suspicion of unlawful possession of ammunition.

8:55 a.m., theft — A wood and iron bench was stolen from somewhere on South Barretta Street. The caller reporting the theft only wanted documentation.

11:05 a.m., fraudulent activities — Three credit-card accounts were opened and used in the names of a couple who live on Summit Avenue.

1:32 p.m., disturbance — Someone complained about a 1968 Ford Mustang with a loud stereo driving north on Washington Street.

The Sheriff’s Office reported the following:

SUNDAY

8:54 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman tried to pick the lock on a public phone on the 20500 block of Skyline Road.

11:18 a.m., Twain Harte — A man and woman in an older blue pickup were driving around a neighborhood on the 22300 block of Ponderosa Drive and going through residents’ recycling containers.

12:21 p.m., Long Barn — A man said medication and an iPad were stolen from his home on 24900 block of Highway 108.

2:21 p.m., East Sonora — Two men in their early 20s stole up to four candy bars from a business on the 13700 block of Mono Way. They left the area in a gray four-door sedan with damage on the front right side.

3:43 p.m., Groveland — A storage unit on the 19500 block of Ferretti Road was burglarized.

10:57 p.m., East Sonora — A witness saw two vehicles towing two people on skateboards around a shopping center on the 13700 block of Mono Way. The drivers and skateboarders were warned about reckless behavior and agreed to leave the area.

MONDAY

2:12 a.m., Sonora area — A man riding a bicycle was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy at Tuolumne and Standard roads and warned for not having proper reflectors.

2:19 a.m., Tuolumne — A large stash of methamphetamine was found inside a portable speaker at a business on the 19400 block of Tuolumne Road North. The person who reported the find to the Sheriff’s Office had possible suspect information and said security was reviewing video surveillance.

9:01 a.m., Groveland — Hand tools and a generator were stolen from Groveland Community Services District on the 18900 block of Ferretti Road.

10:35 a.m., Sonora area — All the appliances were stolen from a rental house on the 12900 block of Sanguinetti Loop Road.

1:10 p.m., East Sonora — A man wanted to speak with a sheriff’s deputy in person regarding items found in his deceased neighbor’s home on the 14600 block of Mono Way that he believes she stole from him. The man was advised to contact the woman’s family or property manager.

2:33 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 6700 block of O’Byrnes Ferry Road said someone stole her checking account number and made fraudulent charges.

2:54 p.m., Tuolumne — A man on the 18200 block of Yosemite Road reported a scam involving someone who called his wife claiming to be from the Publishers Clearing House. The suspected fraudster told the woman to send $500 in order to collect her winnings.

3:04 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 18500 block of Madrone Street said someone was using her Social Security number to steal her identity.

3:36 p.m., Sonora area — Someone reported the theft of mail from a residence on the 21800 block of Joyce Court.

5:35 p.m., Columbia — A vehicle on the 22700 block of Valley Quail Road had two of its tires slashed. A sheriff’s deputy filed a report.

10:37 p.m., Sonora area — Two people fled on foot after a sheriff’s deputy pulled over a vehicle that failed to yield at a stop sign near a residence at Serrano Road and Highway 108. Four other people stayed at the residence and one was on searchable probation. Sheriff’s deputies searched the vehicle and residence but found nothing illegal. They were unable to find the two suspects who fled, and the others didn’t provide any information. All four were warned for the traffic violation.

TUESDAY

9:14 a.m., Long Barn — A mailbox was vandalized on the 29800 block of Highway 108.

9:23 a.m., Sonora area — A woman on the 21000 block of Crystal Falls Drive said she was concerned that a man who she saw on her property Thursday and believed he may have been casing the area. She was concerned he may have been the same suspect in a previously reported incident.

11:01 a.m., Jamestown — A man on the 17800 block of Black Bart Drive reported an Internet scam. He said he was checking email when a pop-up appeared on his computer that accused him of watching child pornography and demanded that he pay a fine of $300.

12:10 p.m., East Sonora — A man in his late 20s allegedly stole a bra, panties and jacket from a store on the 13700 block of Mono Way.

12:18 p.m., Soulsbyville — A woman accused her caregiver of stealing $60 from her on the 20700 block of Caylor Drive.

6:49 p.m., Sonora — Two residents got into a fight at an assisted-living facility on the 19900 block of Greenley Road. The facility’s staff wanted documentation of the incident.

WEDNESDAY

12:52 a.m., Columbia — A woman saw a man in a dark hooded sweatshirt looking into vehicles outside her residence on the 13700 block of Mountain Boy Mine Road. When she shined a flashlight on him and asked what he was doing, the suspect began walking toward her while saying he was “going to get her.” The woman yelled for family members to get guns and the suspect ran away. She later checked surveillance video and discovered the suspect left in a newer, dark-colored Volkswagen Jetta.

Felony bookings

TUESDAY

3:28 p.m., Sonora area — Stephen Donald Sullivant, 26, of the 20500 block of Chief Fuller Road, Mi-Wuk Village, was booked on suspicion of second-degree burglary, after an arrest on the 100 block of North Lower Sunset Drive.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

The Sheriff’s Office reported the following:

TUESDAY

11:03 a.m., Copperopolis — A possibly intoxicated woman fell on her face at a business on Feather Drive.

5:20 p.m., San Andreas — A patient became irate in the emergency room at Mark Twain Medical Center on Mountain Ranch Road.

9:21 p.m., Campo Seco — A man said his custom vehicle bumper was stolen from behind a locked gate in his yard on Paloma Road.