News of record for March 20, 2003

March 19, 2003 11:00 pm

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

6:36 a.m., Crystal Falls — A man asked for advice on how to deal with a neighbor who starts a "monster truck" early every morning and then runs it for an hour, disturbing the neighborhood on Columbia River Drive.

11:47 a.m., Twain Harte — A man on the 22600 block of Middle Camp Road said items were stolen from his yard.

1:12 p.m., Sonora Meadows — A woman on the 16000 block of Creekside Drive said it appeared someone tried to pry open her front door.

3:56 p.m., East Sonora — A Sonora High School bus driver said a non-student was on a bus and needed to be removed. The driver was calling from Hess Avenue and Laura Lane.

3:57 p.m., Jamestown — A woman refused to pay a locksmith for work on a vehicle parked at Jamestown Elementary School, and was arguing with the locksmith.

5 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said a man cut a hole in a fence and hid something in the bushes at an apartment complex on the 10300 block of Preston Lane.

5:31 p.m., North Sonora — A deputy spoke with a man on Highway 49 and Flume Drive who had been target shooting in his back yard. The man was not violating any laws.

8:08 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller said two men and woman were sitting in a car at the end of Apple Colony Road near a cattle guard, and the caller thought it was suspicious.

10:08 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said a full-sized pickup and a car have been going around Seventh Street and Eighth Avenue for more than an hour.

10:50 p.m., South Sonora — A caller heard motorcycles driving along Murphy Road and Lime Kiln Road, then drivers were idling their engines before shutting them off. The caller requested a deputy check them out.

Sonora police reports

TUESDAY

7:35 a.m., forgery — A woman on the 1000 block of Mono Way said she received a check back from her bank. Bank officials told her the check was stolen.

9:17 a.m., unclassified — A woman on the 600 block of South Barretta Street said two houses were hit by paintballs about 7 p.m. Monday. She said the paint washed off and there was no damage. The woman also said numerous cars speed through the stop signs near her house after school gets out.

9:21 a.m., vandalism, property damage — A woman on the 200 block of Greenley Road said a sign was knocked down and driveway lights pulled out.

12:55 p.m., lost, found property — A man from the 8600 block of North Bond Street in Fresno said he found identification and cash about noon in a parking lot on the 1000 block of Mono Way.

1:09 p.m., lost, found property — A man said he found keys near a big, blue box at the U.S. Post Office on the 700 block of South Washington Street.

1:21 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller said someone went through an unlocked vehicle in a driveway at an undisclosed location on Hope Lane.

1:49 p.m., theft — A woman on the 300 block of South Shepherd Street said someone took her wallet from her unlocked vehicle the night before. She said the vehicle was parked in front of her home.

2:40 p.m., traffic accidents — A non-injury accident was reported on Mill Villa Court.

5:26 p.m., traffic accidents — A woman on Mono Way said she was hit from behind while stopped at a stop sign. The woman said the other vehicle did not stop, drove around her and turned right in front of her vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Accidents

Injury .................................. 0

Non-injury ......................... 4

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

7:57 a.m., San Andreas — A caller reported seeing a large group of teens gathered in a cemetery, possibly to use drugs.

9:27 a.m., Avery — A caller said a man who appeared to be drunk was at a mobile home park on the 3900 block of Highway 4. The man, who had a warrant out for his arrest was booked, cited and released.

10:24 a.m., Valley Springs — A caller said horses were running loose down Highway 26, one with a bridle on.

10:27 a.m., Arnold — A caller said a panhandler was bothering people at a shopping center on the 2600 block of Highway 4.

11:28 a.m., Mountain Ranch — A caller said a teen had drugs at Mountain Ranch Community School on the 3600 block of Whiskey Slide Road.

11:45 a.m., Glencoe — A man said his neighbor had been shooting a large caliber weapon for about four hours, disturbing the peace. A deputy talked with a homeowner on Bah and Humbug roads, who said he was using an oxygen-propane device to kill gophers and it made a loud explosion. The man with the gopher problem said he would be done in two more hours.

12:16 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller said a woman had locked herself into the trunk of a white car across the street from her ex-husband's house on Cedar Street. A deputy was unable to locate the car or the woman.

1:38 p.m., West Point — A caller on the 100 block of Barney Way said a wallet was stolen and the thief was using the caller's credit card.

4:27 p.m., Arnold — A clerk at Sierra Trading Post on the 1200 block of Highway 4 said a man trying to trade a truck for food was making threats to people who denied his request.

4:41 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller said he found trash in a business's trash bin that didn't belong to the business. A deputy tracked down the person who dumped the trash, and the person promised to clean it up in an hour.

4:58 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller said kids were making four-wheel vehicle tracks on property that didn't belong to them on Jenny Lind Road and Gabor.

5:36 p.m., San Andreas — A caller said teens running between houses on Miller Court and Pope Street were possibly smoking.

11:23 p.m., Mokelumne Hill — A caller said someone was fighting on the 9900 block of Highway 26. When deputies arrived, two people ran away and left a victim there with a broken nose.