News of record for March 24, 2003

March 24, 2003 12:00 am

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

FRIDAY

9:08 a.m., Columbia — A man said gasoline, the gas cap and hub caps were stolen from a vehicle parked in a field near his residence on the 22400 block of South Airport Road.

9:35 a.m., Sonora area — A woman said five people were fighting on Sparrow Lane. The exact address was not given.

10:41 a.m., Tuolumne — A man said two women were trespassing at night on his property on the 18400 block of Oak Street. He said the two used to live there and were removed by the county because the building wasn't fit to live in.

10:51 a.m., west county — A woman said the lock of a gate on the 11100 block of Highway 108 was cut during the night.

10:59 a.m., Groveland — An employee at Yosemite Bank on the 18500 block of Main Street reporting a man issuing threats after his account was closed.

11:40 a.m., Crystal Falls — A man reported an ongoing problem with people trespassing, stealing and vandalism at a home he owns on the 21500 block of Crystal Falls Drive.

12:59 p.m., Tuolumne — A student at Summerville High School was reported to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

6:08 p.m., Columbia — A caller on the 24100 block of Italian Bar Road said his neighbor hit a friend over the head with a stick while the friend was riding his motorcycle in the caller's driveway.

7:06 p.m., west county — A man on the 5100 block of Tulloch Lake Estates Road reported a burglary to his shed. He said two levels were taken.

9:29 p.m., Standard area — A caller said a 13-year-old girl was pushed up against a wall at a church on the 15100 block of Tuolumne Road.

11:26 p.m., Tuolumne — A man said there were a "bunch of bullies" causing problems at the Loggers Club on the 18300 block of Bay Avenue.

11:56 p.m., Twain Harte — An employee at the 7-Eleven store on the 22900 block of Joaquin Gully Road said a man ran into the store, took a carton of Marlboro cigarettes and left in a little red car.

SATURDAY

1:03 a.m., Jamestown — A 24-year-old man was arrested on warrants after being stopped on Fifth Avenue near Jamestown School.

2:02 a.m., Sonora area — A man on the 20700 block of Lyons Bald Mountain Road said his wallet was stolen from his house.

3:22 a.m., Columbia — A man kept calling 911 saying Osama bin Laden is in the area. Deputies told him they did not believe his story and to stop calling 911 because he had already called at least 10 times.

4:55 a.m., Columbia — A caller on the 10900 block of Union Hill Road said people were in a van on the caller's property and when asked what they wanted, responded, "You know what we want."

6:57 a.m., Tuolumne — Employees at Black Oak Casino on the 19400 block of Tuolumne Road North said they had a man in their public safety office whom they witnessed passing a counterfeit $100 bill.

9:24 a.m., Phoenix Lake area — A woman on the 21700 block of Belleview Creek Road said the back of her car was shot at about two months ago and there is a BB dent near the back window. She thinks it might be associated with similar occurrences in her neighborhood.

12:36 p.m., Mocassin — A woman said her houseboat in dry storage on the 11400 block of Jacksonville Road was broken into over the past week.

12:58 p.m., Jamestown — Two men were in a fight in the front yard of a home on the 17100 block of Jeanese Drive.

1:20 p.m., west county — A man said the ex-manager of a storage business on the 6800 block of O'Byrnes Ferry Road had been fired, had threatened the caller, was on his way to the business and was expected to cause a problem.

2:23 p.m., Soulsbyville — A woman on the 17300 block of Valley Oak Drive said she let her friend borrow her car for a couple of hours on Thursday and has not seen her car or her friend since.

2:50 p.m., Jamestown — A man reported a car abandoned on his property on the 11900 block of Camp Seco Road. It turned out to be a car that was reported stolen on March 14.

4:58 p.m., Columbia — A woman staying at a motel on the 22600 block of Broadway Street said CDs had been taken from her room.

6:38 p.m., Tuolumne — A man on the 18300 block of Chestnut Avenue asked that someone pick up a live smoke grenade at his business.

7:17 p.m., East Sonora — A security guard at Interfaith Community Social Services on the 18500 block of Striker Court asked for help dealing with people behind the building.

SUNDAY

2:04 a.m., Twain Harte — After responding to an alarm tripped by motion inside the Twain Harte Veterinary Hospital on the 22600 block of Twain Harte Drive, deputies watched the veterinarian return an "escapee cat" that had tripped the alarm back to his cage.

3:01 a.m., Sonora Meadows — A man said someone he did not know was in a neighbor's yard on Creekside Drive yelling obscenities and banging on the house. The neighbor was not home.

9:49 a.m., Jamestown — A caller on the 18700 block of Highway 108 said a man about 50 years old has been walking around the Woods Creek RV Park, knocking on people's doors. The caller said it was an ongoing problem.

10:37 a.m., Twain Harte — A woman said she has been gone for a month, and while she was gone, a man with two boys, 4 and 5 years old, had been staying in her house at night without permission.

Sonora police reports

FRIDAY

10:46 a.m., fraudulent activities — An employee of Cost U Less on the 700 block of Mono Way said checks had been returned unpaid because they were on a closed account.

12:50 p.m., Controlled substances — A citation was issued on the 400 block of North Washington Street for possession of a controlled substance. No further information was available.

9:20 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A man said six people who had been drinking tried to jump him while he was crossing the street.

10:04 p.m., control substances — A 27-year-old woman was arrested on the 900 block of Mono Way on suspicion of possessing a control substance. She was also arrested on a no-bail misdemeanor warrant for driving with a suspended or revoked license.

SATURDAY

3:13 a.m., driving under the influence — A juvenile was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs on East Lyons Street and released to family members.

10:09 a.m., agency assist — A caller reported finding a bullet in a front yard on Hatler Drive. The bullet was removed.

11:15 a.m., miscellaneous — A woman on the 100 block of South Washington Street said a teenage boy wearing an orange shirt asked her for money and food for St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

12:36 p.m., agency assist — A Concord man said a green 1994 Saturn was stolen in Concord from the granddaughter of the car's registered owner, who lives in Sonora.

2:05 p.m., found property — A man found what looked like an endorsed paycheck near Coffill Park on the 100 block of Green Street.

7:01 p.m., assault — A woman said a man assaulted her while she was taking a break in front of a business on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

8:32 p.m., suspicious circumstances — Someone activated a fire extinguisher on the 800 block of Sanguinetti Road.

8:40 p.m., suspicious circumstances A caller on the 400 block of South Barretta Street reported, "an Indian fire, flaming arrows."

9:07 p.m., warrant arrests — A 29-year-old man was arrested on the 19900 block of Greenley Road on two misdemeanor warrants.

SUNDAY

2:47 a.m., vandalism — A caller on the 100 block of North Norlin Street said a girl with long red hair banged on a residence door and broke the glass, then left, heading southbound on foot.

Accidents

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

Non-injury ........................... 9

Fires

FRIDAY

6:30 p.m., Sonora — An Oldsmobile was reported on fire on the 200 block of Green Street. Sonora City Fire Department responded.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

FRIDAY

7:25 a.m., Mokelumne Hill — A deputy at the Mokelumne Hill Substation said a dog bit him and ripped his pants.

8:22 a.m., San Andreas — A man on the 200 block of Pope Street said someone in Nevada has withdrawn about $2,000 from his credit union account.

8:59 a.m., Murphys — A car parked overnight on the 700 block of Rocky Hill Road had paint or a similar white liquid dumped all over it.

5:43 p.m., Vallecito — A caller on the 2700 block of Black Bart Road asked for an extra patrol, saying someone siphoned gas from a car.

8:25 p.m., Arnold — A woman on the 2500 block of Silver Drive said a man threatened her with a machete, then left in a vehicle. Deputies searched the area but did not find the vehicle.

11:30 p.m., Valley Springs — A woman on the 100 block of Laurel Street said she arrived home to find her vehicle's tires slashed.

Fires

YESTERDAY

12:30 a.m., Angels Camp — A vehicle fire was reported on Gardner Lane across from Murphys Grade Road. Angels Camp Fire Department and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded.