News of record for February 21, 2003

February 20, 2003 11:00 pm

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

9:47 a.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 18000 block of Yosemite Road said a neighbor boy and his friends were throwing soda bottles into her yard.

9:57 a.m., New Melones Reservoir — A Bureau of Reclamation ranger said a man was sleeping in a white rental truck near Parrotts Ferry Bridge.

10:41 a.m., Twain Harte — A woman who reported her credit card stolen to Sonora Police said she just found out the card had been used at two stores in Twain Harte and one in Tuolumne.

11:26 a.m., Groveland — A woman on the 18600 block of Highway 120 said a maroon-colored van had been parked near her mother's barn for three or four days. The caller was concerned because the barn had been recently burglarized.

12:28 p.m., Jamestown area — A man on the 12200 block of Jacksonville Road said a man was shooting paintballs at the caller's vehicle and another vehicle.

12:35 p.m., Soulsbyville — A Tuolumne General Hospital employee reported a patient who had been assaulted by her husband.

1:03 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said she saw the driver of a new, black tow truck chasing a woman driving a green car toward a parking lot on Preston Lane.

1:22 p.m., Jamestown — A man on the 19100 block of Peppermint Falls Road said a cell-phone charger, a bicycle and clothing were taken from the house about a month ago.

4:28 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 9200 block of Highway 49 said her ATM number had been used over the Internet to withdraw money from her bank account.

4:49 p.m., Belleview Oaks — A man on the 21900 block of Fortuna Mine Road said his neighbor just ran over and killed his dog.

5:05 p.m., Soulsbyville — A caller on the 16000 block of Corte Del Cielo said her neighbor locked her 5-year-old daughter out of the house because she was in trouble.

Felony bookings

YESTERDAY

10:20 a.m., Sonora — Kelly Renee Stokes, 36, 3700 block of Beyer Park, Modesto, booked on a warrant charging her with theft or embezzlement from an elder, after she turned herself in. She was released after posting $10,000 bail.

1:25 p.m., Sonora — Robert Raymond Olson Jr., 35, no address given, Sonora, booked on a warrant charging him with forgery and failure to appear after he turned himself in. He remained in jail this morning without bail.

2:05 p.m., Columbia — Dawn Carol Palmonari, 42, 13300 block of Mountain Boy Mine Road, Columbia, booked on a warrant charging her with battery on a peace officer, failure to appear and probation violation. She was also booked on misdemeanor warrants charging her with vehicle theft, probation violation and failure to appear. She was released after posting $20,000 bail.

4:08 p.m., Sonora — Michael James Williams, 28, 7700 block of Baldwin Road, Valley Springs, booked on suspicion of burglary and petty theft with prior convictions after arrest at Save Mart on 130 Stockton Road, Sonora.

According to a Sonora police report, Williams attempted to steal a bottle of vodka, a package of sausage biscuits and two smoked beef summer sausages from the store, together valued at $11. Williams was stopped by a store employee until officers arrived.

He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Sonora police reports

WEDNESDAY

5:12 a.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer checked on what someone said looked like vandalism to a window of Greenley Oaks Medical Center on the 900 block of Sylva Lane.

5:22 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A foul odor on the 1200 block of Sanguinetti Road turned out to be battery acid from an emergency vehicle.

8:42 a.m., traffic accident — A non-injury crash was reported on the 200 block of North Stewart Street.

1:08 p.m., reckless driving — A woman said a pickup's driver was "all over the roadway" and ran a stop sign on South Stewart Street.

2:37 p.m., found property — A California driver's license was found near the front door of a business on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

3:34 p.m., fraudulent activity — An employee at Dan's Distributing on the 100 block of Green Street said the business received a counterfeit check from a Modesto business.

3:49 p.m., property damage — A woman said a mirror was broken off her vehicle while it was parked at her workplace on South Barretta Street. She believes the damage was done between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

5:14 p.m., public intoxication — A man who had been drinking and was in the intensive care unit at Sonora Community Hospital on the first block of Forest Road was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.

5:33 p.m., suspicious circumstances — The California Highway Patrol alerted police about a suspicious, "scruffy-looking" man near a vehicle in the parking lot of a business on the 100 block of Stockton Road.

5:35 p.m., reckless driving — A be-on-the-lookout order was issued for a driver who passed another driver over a double yellow line outside of Sonora. A caller said the line-crossing driver almost caused a head-on collision.

7:01 p.m., theft — A 911 caller said several people were at his house on the 400 block of South Stewart Street, and while he was outside, someone stole 57 video games.

8:31 p.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer checked on someone at a business on North Washington Street.

8:52 p.m., fight — A woman said she tried to break up a fight between a couple on the 100 block of Columbia Way. She was concerned about a child who was present. The caller said she was struck by the tires of a vehicle when the woman involved in the fight left.

11:47 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A woman called 911 and said she heard a car engine outside but didn't see anyone. The noise stopped and the woman said she would call back if the noise started again.

Accidents

Injury ............................ 2

Non-injury ................... 7

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded .................................. 24

Cats impounded .................................. 15

Dogs adopted ......................................13

Cats adopted ........................................ 2

Dogs destroyed ................................... 3

Cats destroyed ..................................... 12

Dogs reclaimed ....................................9

Cats reclaimed ..................................... 0

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ... 1

Cats transferred ..................................... 2

Dogs adopted from Humane Society......... 6

Cats adopted from Humane Society......... 6

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

6:31 a.m., Valley Springs — A vehicle parked at Valley Springs Fitness Center on Highway 26 was broken into.

7:25 a.m., Valley Springs — An ambulance parked at Good Friends Chinese Restaurant on the 10 block of California Street had a window smashed.

9 a.m., Valley Springs — A vehicle parked on Pine Street was broken into and a purse stolen.

12:56 p.m., Sheep Ranch — A trailer parked on Sheep Ranch Mine Road was tipped over.

1:12 p.m., Arnold — A caller on the 1200 block of Oak Circle said bracelets and candles were taken by another woman.

Felony bookings

YESTERDAY

10:40 a.m., San Andreas — Steven Anthony Obrovnik, 32, no address given, booked on a warrant charging him with possessing a controlled substance after arrest in Calaveras County Superior Court. He remained held this morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.

1:30 p.m., Rail Road Flat — Charlie William Reeder, III, 78, 70 block of Railroad Flat Road, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and possessing a controlled substance for sale after an arrest at his home.

According to a sheriff's department report, narcotics enforcement unit officers searched Reeder's house after obtaining a search warrant and found about two ounces of methamphetamine and other items indicating he was also selling methamphetamine. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Megan Suzanne Jacka, 27, 23400 block of Highway 108, Confidence, booked at 3:45 p.m. yesterday after arrest on Highway 49 at Six Mile Creek, Angels Camp area.