News of record for March 17, 2003

March 17, 2003 12:00 am

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

THURSDAY

8 a.m., Sonora Meadows — A car parked on the 16500 block of Sallander Drive was vandalized. The left side was spraypainted and the rear tires punctured.

9:01 a.m., Sonora area — A man said he lost his wallet on Mt. Shasta a year ago and someone is now using his personal information.

10:14 a.m., Tuolumne — A man said trespassers were on property on the 18600 block of Pine Street.

11:30 a.m., Jamestown — A caller said a suspicious-looking man was sitting in a blue pickup near the 10500 block of Jim Brady Road.

12:12 p.m., Sonora Meadows — A caller said people were crawling under an unsafe barn on the 16300 block of Creekside Drive to retrieve a family cat. A second man called and said the first caller had the cat. Animal control officers were called to the house to mediate.

1:14 a.m., East Sonora — A man seen lying by the side of Hess Road near Laura Lane was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness.

2:13 p.m., Columbia — A caller said a suspicious-looking white car with a Columbia College parking sticker on the rearview mirror was near a creek on Sawmill Flat Road private property.

3:44 p.m., North Sonora — A caller said he heard a fight going on at a house on the 21000 block of Shaws Flat Road, then saw a man throw a woman out the front door of the house.

4:13 p.m., Jamestown — A Jamestown Post Office employee said a man is following a mail carrier around town.

5:51 p.m., Twain Harte — A man said teens were skateboarding in the Twain Harte Inn parking lot and one of the teens was dragging a piece of furniture around.

6:27 p.m., Columbia — A woman on the 11000 block of Baxter Quarry Road said a man was on her property and that he was there last week, as well.

6:38 p.m., Columbia — A caretaker for Marble Quarry RV Park on the 11500 block of Yankee Hill Road said a man has been coming into the park to use public bathroom facilities and is scaring tenants.

6:54 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 18000 block of Yosemite Road said a chainsaw and leaf blower, together valued at $569, were stolen from a locked cabinet in her carport over the last four days.

9:04 p.m., West Sonora — A caller said a man wearing a black mask was walking west on Highway 120 near O'Byrnes Ferry Road.

FRIDAY

6:14 a.m., Tuolumne — A man said a suspicious-looking car with Idaho license plates was driving around Summerville Elementary School.

7:24 a.m., Mi-Wuk Village — A Summerville High School employee said a man in his early 20s was at a bus stop on the 24500 block of Highway 108 asking children if they wanted to buy drugs.

8:55 a.m., Tuolumne — A man said a house under construction on the 20000 block of Chapel Drive was vandalized when 10 windows were shot out over the past few days.

9:41 a.m., Twain Harte — A man on the 23200 block of Oakview Drive said a house has been burglarized since Nov. 20.

9:45 a.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 18000 block of Sleepy Hollow Road said neighbors on all-terrain vehicles and go-carts were tearing up a private road.

9:47 a.m., Tuolumne — A suspicious-looking bottle was found on the front lawn of St. Joseph's Church on Gardner Avenue.

11:54 a.m., Twain Harte — A Twain Harte Market employee said the store received a forged check for $679.98.

12:18 p.m., Soulsbyville — A car parked on the 20100 block of Chipmunk Road was reportedly vandalized when someone broke a front passenger window.

1:23 p.m., Big Oak Flat — A man on the 17000 block of Highway 120 said he contracted to have his garbage dumped at the landfill and he is afraid the contractors dumped it instead on BLM land.

1:25 p.m., Soulsbyville — A man on the 17000 block of Monte Grande said two men in a white pickup selling frozen meat called the man a derogatory name when he said he didn't want to buy the meat.

1:46 p.m., Tuolumne — A Summerville Elementary School administrator said a man called the school to get information on a student, but was not on the list of people with whom the school is authorized to discuss the child.

4:54 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 10200 block of Preston Lane said a 12-year-old girl stole a bicycle from her.

5:17 p.m., Quail Hollow — A man said he saw two women physically put young girl in a car and leave an apartment complex on Sparrow Lane. The man said the girl was screaming she did not want to go. The man was able to give sheriff's dispatchers the license plate number of the car.

7:46 p.m., Long Barn — A Caltrans employee said a man, possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol, was in the equipment yard on the 25800 block of Sugar Pine Road.

9:17 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller said someone threw a beer bottle at his friend's truck parked on Parkview Lane near Short Street.

SATURDAY

9:28 a.m., Twain Harte — A man said he found a green mountain bike on the corner of Strauch Drive and Joaquin Gully Road.

11:22 a.m., Twain Harte — A Community Service Unit volunteer said a man was walking around downtown Twain Harte and appeared either under the influence or confused.

4:49 p.m., Columbia — A woman on the 21900 block of Sawmill Flat Road said a man at the house was out of control and knocking holes in the wall.

5:39 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman on the 22000 block of Twain Harte drive said she was threatened by another woman.

6:19 p.m., Tuolumne — A 35-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness on the 18000 block of Carter Street after she called 911 and said she did not know where she was or what she had been drinking.

6:33 p.m., East Sonora — A woman said a man was causing problems inside a laundromat on Mono Way.

6:38 p.m., Cedar Ridge — A car parked on the 16800 block of Estralita Drive said his truck was "keyed."

8:59 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 10200 block of Preston Lane said a boy and a woman just jumped out of a balcony from an apartment from which they had recently been evicted.

9:36 p.m., East Sonora — An employee at The Peppery said two people got into a fight in the parking lot because of a minor vehicle accident.

10:14 p.m., Tuolumne — A man said a woman driving a small sedan drove by a house on Carter Street near Laurel Avenue three times. Each time the woman yelled out her window.

Sonora police reports

THURSDAY

9:41 a.m., found property — A man said he found a suitcase on the 800 block of Delnero Drive.

9:43 a.m., public intoxication arrest — An 18-year old man was arrested at Tuolumne General Hospital on suspicion of public intoxication and vandalism.

10:02 a.m., traffic accident — A crash that might have caused minor injuries was reported in the drive-through lane of a business on the 300 block of South Washington Street.

10:57 a.m., harassment — A driver who was waiting for a tow truck on South Forest Road said other drivers were harassing her.

11:28 a.m., suspicious circumstances — An unknown caller said a suspicious-looking woman wearing a tie-dyed headband, a gray Army T-shirt and blue jeans was walking down Stockton Road trying to get into vehicles.

11:49 a.m., controlled substance — A man said he found a glass smoking pipe he believes belongs to his niece.

4:39 p.m., agency assist — A fight was reported at Sonora High School in which one person put a fist through the window of a vehicle. A school official told police the school would handle the incident.

6:16 p.m., found property — Three books of checks were found in a car at an undisclosed location.

9:47 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said someone shot a bottle rocket out a second-story window on the 50 block of Lower Sunset Drive.

10:32 p.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer checked on suspicious activity near a business on the 900 block of Sanguinetti Road.

11:36 p.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer checked on a man on Sanguinetti Loop.

FRIDAY

7:09 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A woman on Bulwer Street said a suspicious-looking white car was parked on the street in front of a house where no one was home.

8:25 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A woman on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road said an older man was parked in front of a business and it appeared he was watching employees.

9:21 a.m., burglary — The owner of Sonora Motor Car Company on the 700 block of Mono Way said the business was burglarized overnight. A computer and a gold pickup were stolen.

10:51 a.m., animal complaints — A caller on the 200 block of North Washington Street said new neighbors have two dogs who bark all day.

1:10 p.m., vandalism — The windshield of a vehicle parked at the Sonora Crossroads shopping center was smashed.

2:42 p.m., vehicle accident — A car parked on the first block of South Forest Road was struck by another vehicle. No one was injured.

7:20 p.m., parking violation — A caller said a car parked on South Washington Street near Coffill Park was parked in such a way that it was going to be hit.

7:46 p.m., hazardous situation — A caller said tree branches were in the road on Lyons Street between Greenley Road and Hope Lane.

8:35 p.m., agency assist — A be-on-the-lookout order was issued for a man wearing only a hospital gown who walked away from Tuolumne General Hospital.

10:30 p.m., theft — A caller said luggage was taken from outside a room at a motel on the 300 block of South Washington street.

10:56 p.m., agency assist — A man released from Tuolumne General Hospital refused to leave and his family refused to come get him. He said he wanted to confess to crimes committed in Sonora.

SATURDAY

1:01 a.m., disorderly conduct — Four officers went to a bar on the 100 block of South Washington Street to investigate a report of a fight.

6:45 a.m., traffic accidents — No one was injured in a vehicle crash on Morningstar Drive and Cemetery Lane.

3:14 p.m., harassment — A caller on the 400 block of South Shepherd Street said a man was making threats over the telephone.

5:38 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A Wal-Mart photo lab technician said the store received film which, when developed, showed people using drugs.

8:19 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A Subway employee said a man offered her $200 to keep quiet if he robbed the store on the 600 block of South Washington Street.

8:21 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A man on the 100 block of Pine Street said a man in a parked SUV was checking out a house where a bachelorette party was going on. The man had binoculars and a UHF antenna on top of his SUV. A be-on-the-lookout order was issued.

Accidents

Injury .......................................... 5

Non-injury ................................. 11

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

WEDNESDAY

7:37 a.m., Avery — A caller said a school bus parked at Avery Middle School was spraypainted overnight.

9:16 a.m., Valley Springs — A caller said he was being threatened by someone who refused to leave Sequoia Rose Mobile Home Park on the 300 block of East Sequoia.

9:48 a.m., Copperopolis — A caller on the 2900 block of Beaver Road said someone tried to pass a bad check with the caller's identification on it.

11:12 a.m., Copperopolis — A caller said his roommate returned a golf club to the store for money.

12:24 p.m., Paloma — A caller reported a possible burglary at 6500 block of Paloma Road. A deputy determined it was a landlord tenant dispute.

4 p.m., Douglas Flat — A deputy went to a house on the 1800 block of Ironwood Court because two 911 calls were placed from the house. The deputy said the residents were arguing.

4:08 p.m., Hathaway Pines — A man was reportedly standing outside a house on the 4800 block of Darby Russell Road yelling profanities.

4:32 p.m., West Point — A house on the 200 block of Public Lane was said to have been burglarized and several firearms stolen.

4:03 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 7800 block of Cabernet said a neighbor was blocking a road to the caller's house with a vehicle.

6:14 p.m., Douglas Flat — A man was cut on the head during a fight at a house on the 1800 block of Ironwood Court.

7:18 p.m., Valley Springs — A man said he left his credit card at a store in Valley Springs and it was stolen after a store employee put it up on a bulletin board.

11:21 p.m., Mountain Ranch — A caller on the 8500 block of Avenue A said a roommate was walking around the house with an ax and the caller was afraid to go inside.

11:47 p.m., Mountain Ranch — A caller on an undisclosed address on Constellation Way said a roommate stole and stereo and made threats.

FRIDAY

7:05 a.m., Mokelumne Hill — A caller on the 18000 block of Cretions Way said a stereo was stolen. A deputy said it was a civil matter.

8:02 p.m., Valley Springs — A deputy was asked to go to Valley Springs Elementary School for a rock-throwing incident.

2:25 p.m., San Andreas — A woman came to the sheriff's department to report a lock on her gate was cut off.

2:48 p.m., Rail Road Flat — A caller found a marijuana pipe on the 2000 block of Railroad Flat Road near Silver Mountain Road.

3:40 p.m., Copperopolis — A caller on the 200 block of Copper Hills Drive said a credit card had been fraudulently used to make purchases over the Internet.

3:44 p.m., San Andreas — Two teens were fighting on the 3600 block of Highway 49.

4:49 p.m., Wilseyville — A dispatcher received a 911 call from a house on the 2200 block of Spruce Creek Road. When a deputy arrived, no one was there but the house had been burglarized.

5:49 p.m., Valley Springs — A man on the 3300 block of Hartvickson Lane hit another man with an ashtray. Neither man wanted to press charges.

5:53 p.m., San Andreas — A custodian for Calaveras County Water District on the 400 block of East St. Charles Street said he saw a group of teens go under a set of stairs at the building, possibly to use drugs.

6:51 p.m., Arnold — A man on the 2800 block of Pine Knoll Drive said his bird was stolen by another man.

6:58 p.m., San Andreas — A caller said a man and a woman were fighting on the 9000 block of San Antone Road. The woman's head was pushed through a window and the man cut his arm. Both required medical attention. No arrests were made.

9:34 p.m., Vallecito — A deputy assisted California Highway Patrol officers move a vehicle blocking the westbound lane of Highway 4.

10:18 p.m., Copperopolis — A deputy asked a road crew to remove large rocks blocking O'Byrnes Ferry Road near the bridge over Tulloch Reservoir.

SATURDAY

12:47 a.m., Arnold — A caller on the 3000 block of Highway 4 said there was a scratching noise on the side of the house.

8:35 a.m., Rail Road Flat — A caller found litter on the side of Silver Mountain Road and Riverview Drive that a deputy said could possibly be stolen property.

9:40 a.m., Murphys — A window was broken on the 400 block of Main Street.

11:52 a.m., Copperopolis — Gravel and dirt were partially blocking the roadway near the 4500 block of Little John Road.

5:50 p.m., Jenny Lind — A woman said a man pounded on the back of her vehicle and told her she was driving too fast on the 11700 block of Main Street.

6:48 p.m., Arnold — A bicycle was reported stolen from a house on the 1800 block of Bonanza Way.

8:01 p.m., Arnold — An employee at Big Trees Market said the store received a counterfeit $20 bill.

10:10 p.m., Murphys — A sign at a business on the 400 block of Main Street was vandalized by teens who caused an estimated $300 in damage.

11:51 p.m., Copperopolis — A woman on the 3000 block of Beaver Road said an allegedly drunken man broke items in her house earlier in the evening.

Fires

FRIDAY

2:08 p.m., Mountain Ranch area — A barn fire was reported on Mountain Ranch Road at the cross of Lower Michael Road. The owner was not identified. Dollar damage has not been reported. Central Fire Protection District, San Andreas Fire Protection District and Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District responded.