News of record for April 24, 2003

April 23, 2003 11:00 pm

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

7:50 a.m., Quail Hollow — A car parked on the 20200 block of Partridge Way was burglarized — a stereo and about 120 CDs were stolen.

1:40 p.m., La Grange area — Mariposa County Sheriff's Department received a call from a man on Highway 132 in Tuolumne County who said two men came to his house and wanted to pay the man $800 to give them a ride to Atwater. The men left on foot, and the man called 911.

2:51 p.m., Soulsbyville — A man said someone he knows passed him while both were driving on Highway 108. The caller pulled into a parking lot and the driver of the other car came up and hit him in the face.

3:30 p.m., Tuolumne — A Black Oak Casino security officer said a motor home had been parked in the casino's upper lot for a few days and the driver refuses to leave.

4:32 p.m., Twain Harte — A man said people driving a gray car had camped overnight at Brentwood Lake and were trespassing.

4:38 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said her daughter was arguing with a man over some cigarettes on the 18200 block of Main Street. She said a man with a brick also got involved in the fight.

5:43 p.m., Jamestown — A man said someone was breaking out the windows of two vehicles parked on Main Street.

5:47 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said a teenage boy was sitting on the roof of a house on Ninth Street pulling shingles off the roof and throwing them onto the street.

6 p.m., East Sonora — A woman at Touch of Sun Tanning Salon said two people were shoplifting from the store on the 13800 block of Mono Way. The woman later called and said the shoplifters had locked themselves in a room, but came out, returned the stolen item and left the store.

6:12 p.m., Jamestown — A caller said a neighbor's car parked on the 10300 block of Willow Street was vandalized — a door was torn off and the windows broken.

6:54 p.m., Curtis Creek Ranch area — A man on the 19200 block of Beauchamp Road said his house was burglarized and $400 in change was stolen from a desk.

6:57 p.m., Jamestown — A woman said three or four men were fighting on Seco Street near Ninth Street, and she saw three women running toward the fight.

11:17 p.m., West Tuolumne County — A man on the 14400 block of Highway 108 said his backpack was stolen.

Felony bookings

YESTERDAY

12:05 p.m., East Sonora — William Carl Busby, 34, 19900 block of Highway 108, Sonora, booked on a state prison parole hold after an arrest at a house next door to his. He was transferred to the custody of state prison officers.

2:12 p.m., Tuolumne — Donald Richard Batezell, 36, no address given, booked on a state prison parole hold after an arrest on the 18600 block of Elm Avenue, Tuolumne. He was transferred to the custody of state prison officers.

8:30 p.m., Mi-Wuk Village — Paul Guy Black, 41, 23800 block of Awannapa Place, booked on suspicion of damaging a telephone line after an arrest at his house. He remained held this morning in lieu of $5,000 bail.

TODAY

2:55 a.m. Sonora — James Shonn Ringler, 35, 800 block of East Oakside, Sonora, booked at 2:22 a.m. today after he turned himself in on a warrant charging him with felony drunken driving causing injuries, driving on a license suspended for drunken driving and failure to appear. He remained held this morning in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Arrests

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

Christine Diane Klein, 50, 10900 block of Laru Lane, Sonora, booked at 8:44 p.m. yesterday after arrest on Shaws Flat Road at Roble Road, Sonora.

Rashall Kaylee Stone, 22, 50 block of Monte Vista Lane, Sonora, booked at 2:40 a.m. today after arrest on Bradford and Pine streets, Sonora.

Megan Ashley Villegas, 19, 18500 block of Maple Avenue, Tuolumne booked at 2:55 a.m. today after arrest on the 1000 block of Mono Way, Sonora.

Sonora police reports

TUESDAY

7:03 a.m., traffic accident — A non-injury crash was reported on North Stewart Street.

7:40 a.m., fight — A 911 caller said people were arguing on the 200 block of Sylvan Drive.

8:43 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A woman said she was being followed in her car by another driver Saturday and called police from a business on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

9:55 a.m., traffic accident — A non-injury crash was reported in the parking lot of a business on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

9:58 a.m., threats — A woman said she saw a man verbally abusing his 5-year-old daughter, then grab her arm roughly. When the woman told the man that was no way to treat a child, she said he told her to mind her own business.

10:35 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A woman on the 300 block of West Jackson Street said someone walked into a garage and opened the glovebox of a car. Nothing appeared to be missing.

11:30 a.m., found property — A driver's license was found on the 10 block of South Washington Street.

1:01 p.m., traffic accident — A non-injury hit-and-run crash was reported on Restano Way.

2:02 p.m., fraudulent activity — A man said he was the victim of fraud in an Internet purchase.

2:24 p.m., public intoxication — Two men, ages 40 and 25, were arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on Sanguinetti Road near the railroad tracks.

2:37 p.m., theft — A woman said two sump pumps valued at $1,600 were stolen from a contractor working at the Sonora Community Hospital construction site on the 1000 block of Greenley Road.

4:35 p.m., theft — A man on the 100 block of Lyons Street said someone stole a mountain bike that was locked up in his back yard.

6:10 p.m., reckless driving — A woman said the driver of an older model Mustang was driving 60 mph or faster in the parking lot of a business on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

6:45 p.m., public peace — An employee at Save Mart on the 100 block of Stockton Road said a group of teenagers were hanging out in front of the store. She said some shrubs for sale were damaged.

7:10 p.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer checked on a man on South Washington Street.

8:54 p.m., vandalism — A caller on the 100 block of South Green Street said someone damaged lattice outside his or her apartment.

9:45 p.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer checked on someone near a business on the 600 block of Stockton Road.

9:58 p.m., reckless driving — Two men, ages 24 and 20, were cited and released for racing their cars on South Washington Street near Restano Way.

11 p.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer checked on two people near the Tuolumne County Library on the 400 block of Greenley Road.

11:23 p.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer checked on undisclosed activity on South Green Street.

Accidents

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

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

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

TUESDAY

10:43 a.m., Arnold — A caller said trespassers were at Our Lady of the Sierra Catholic Church on the 1300 block of Linebaugh Road.

11:34 a.m., Burson — A shed on the 5100 block of Messing Road was burglarized.

2:51 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller said a woman appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol on the 9500 block of South Highway 26.

5:37 p.m., Arnold — A house on the 1500 block of Pine Drive was vandalized.

Felony bookings

YESTERDAY

4:45 p.m., Rail Road Flat — Elijah Griffith, 19, 1400 block of Mountain Ranch Road, Rail Road Flat, booked on a warrant charging him with conspiracy to commit a crime and burglary after an arrest on the 1500 block of Mountain Ranch Road. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $30,000 bail.

TODAY

1:30 a.m., Mokelumne Hill — Timothy Jay Christensen, 39 1100 block of Summit Level Road, and Randy Veldon Powers, 52, undisclosed address on Independence Road, both of Rail Road Flat, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance after a traffic stop and search on Highway 26 and Main Street, Mokelumne Hill.

They remained held this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail each.

5:25 a.m., Copperopolis — A 41-year-old Orange County woman booked on suspicion of felony battery after an arrest at Lake Tulloch Resort, Copperopolis. She remained in custody this morning in lieu of $50,000 bail.