News of record for March 27, 2003

March 26, 2003 11:00 pm

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

7:50 p.m., Sonora area — A caller on the 18700 block of Mill Villa Road reported receiving "five or six calls from an unknown caller who sounded foreign" Monday evening and early Tuesday morning.

9:01 a.m., Twain Harte area — A caller reported that a man on the 21800 block of Confidence Road "went wild and tried to choke his wife" after she served him with a restraining order.

9:16 a.m., Columbia — Three pots full of petunias were reported taken from McHenry's Emporium on the 22600 block of Parrotts Ferry Road.

10:02 a.m., East Sonora — A patient at Prompt Care in the Indian Rock Center said he was assaulted in Confidence and would make a report at the sheriff's office.

11:02 a.m., Racetrack area — A case of child abuse was reported.

12:09 p.m., Tuolumne — A Mi-Wu Street woman said she was assaulted Tuesday night.

1:34 p.m., Twain Harte — "Words and symbols" were spray painted on the monument at Eproson Park on Meadow Drive.

1:35 p.m., Crystal Falls — A caller reported finding several plastic Earth Grains Bread delivery racks in a culvert off Crystal Falls Drive.

2:27 p.m., Sonora — A window at the Tuolumne County Jail on the 100 block of Yaney Street was reported vandalized.

3:45 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller said neighborhood kids told him a man went into a home on the 23100 block of South Fork Drive came out with a camera and an armload of other things, got in a car and drove away.

3:52 p.m., Jamestown — A child home alone on the 17700 block of Woods Way called to report that a white pickup was in his driveway and that "he is scared."

3:56 p.m., Twain Harte — A runaway juvenile seen on Meadow Lane wearing baggy jeans, two T-shirts and a multi-colored "Rasta" cap later returned home.

4:10 p.m., Long Barn — "The plumber" triggered a motion-detector alarm at a home on the 26500 block of Long Barn Court.

4:50 p.m., Ponderosa Hills — A man said he was called at work and told "people are taking things out of his house" on the 20300 block of Canyonview Drive.

5:02 p.m., Twain Harte — A car parked at Eproson Park was reported spray painted with graffiti.

5:32 p.m., Jamestown area — A woman on the 17200 block of Table Mountain Road said she was assaulted.

5:38 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller on the 19200 block of Superior Drive said two boys went through her yard and kicked her chickens.

5:43 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller on the 21800 block of Confidence Road said a neighbor's husband just returned home in violation of a court order, cut a screen and damaged the phone.

6 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller on the 23400 block of Mountain Drive said a neighbor, who had been told not to, walked through his yard with her three dogs.

6:08 p.m., Jamestown area — A caller on the 13900 block of Park Avenue said two brothers were fighting nearby and "threatening to kill each other."

8:28 p.m., Columbia — Two people were reported "racing up and down the runway" at Columbia Airport in a gold Subaru sedan.

8:54 p.m., Twain Harte — Two motorhomes and a truck were reported "camped out" on the north side of Highway 108.

9:51 p.m., Don Pedro — A caller said her 18-year-old daughter "is camped out under a pine tree" near the Don Pedro Market, refuses to come home and "may be suicidal."

10:35 p.m., Jamestown area — Security guards at Chicken Ranch Bingo reported "boxing in" a man who tried to break into a car at the business's parking lot.

10:53 p.m., Groveland — A caller said a man parked a red sports car in front of the closed Ken's Market on Main Street and had been "just staring out the window" for 20 minutes.

Felony bookings

WEDNESDAY

12:44 p.m., Sonora — James Erric Bolton, 27, 13400 block of Marty Lane, Garden Grove, booked on a Tuolumne County warrant charging him with forgery, probation violation and failure to appear in court after transportation here from a state prison in Orange County. Bolton was held without bail this morning.

4:28 p.m., Sonora — Prudence Lynn Gonzales, 30, 19500 block of James Circle, Groveland, booked on a Tuolumne County Juvenile Court warrant charging her with welfare fraud and failure to appear in court after arrest at the Child Welfare Services Office on Cedar Road. Gonzales was held without bail this morning.

5:57 p.m., Confidence — David Charles Cooke, 35, 100 block of Woodland Drive, Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz County, booked on a Santa Cruz County warrant charging him with violating a restraining order and possession of firearms after arrest on the 22900 block of Coffill Road. Cooke was held in lieu of $50,000 bail this morning.

Arrested

Cited for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs:

Franklin Wharton Towler, 40, 400 block of Barretta Street, Sonora, booked at 10:06 p.m. yesterday after arrest on Mono Way at the Timberhills shopping center.

Sonora police reports

TUESDAY

12:26 a.m., fight — A dispatcher heard a male's voice and a disturbance coming from Coffill Park.

12:37 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A woman called 911 and said someone dressed all in black was on the 60 block of Ash Street. The caller was unsure why the person was in the area.

8:19 a.m., drug citations — A 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy were cited and released on the Cassina High School campus on South Barretta Street on suspicion of being in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

10:09 a.m., vandalism — A man said a window was shot out Tuesday night at Simply Country Home Furnishings.

3:55 p.m., traffic accident — A non-injury hit-and-run crash was reported on East Lyons Street.

6:34 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A woman said she wanted to report an incident that happened on Saturday night.

8:47 p.m., warrant arrest — Following a traffic stop on Cowan Street, an officer arrested 20-year-old man on a misdemeanor warrant charging that he omitted information when purchasing a firearm.

11:28 p.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer checked on an unoccupied vehicle at a business on the 200 block of Stockton Road.

Accidents

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

Non-injury ............................. 2

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

YESTERDAY

11:14 a.m., San Andreas — A woman on the 300 block of East St. Charles Street called 911 because she wanted her coins back from the pay telephone she was using.

1:40 p.m. , San Andreas — Trespassers were reported on the 1200 block of Poole Station Road.

4:36 p.m., Jenny Lind — A caller said dirt bike riders were riding on a neighbor's property at Gabor and Jenny Lind roads, vandalizing it.

5:51 p.m., Angels Camp — Battery was reported on the 10500 block of MJB Ranch Road. No further details were available.

6:06 p.m., San Andreas — A caller said a neighbor's cattle were on the caller's property and the neighbor refuses to come get them. Deputies rounded up the cattle and spoke with both parties.

Felony bookings

MONDAY

12:05 p.m., San Andreas — A 38-year-old Drytown man turned himself in at the Calaveras County Jail on a warrant charging him with inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant. He was cited and released.

3:30 p.m., San Andreas — Melissa June Winship, 21, 28000 block of Camino Del Rio, San Juan Capistrano, was arrested at the Calaveras County Jail on suspicion of forgery. She was cited and released.

Arrested

Cited for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol:

John Darrell Bisby, 30, of the 4900 block of Dunn Road in Valley Springs, booked at 1:20 p.m. yesterday on Highway 26 at Vista Del Lago in Valley Springs.