News of record for July 8, 2003

July 07, 2003 11:00 pm

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

SUNDAY

8:34 a.m., Phoenix Lake area — A woman on the 21900 block of Fortuna Mine Road said neighbors are harassing her and her husband. The neighbor said the couple and their friends speed up and down the road and dump trash on the property.

10:08 a.m., Lake Don Pedro — A caller said three low-flying aircraft buzzed a houseboat on Lake Don Pedro anchored near the middle bay. One of the planes was described as a red biplane.

11:05 a.m., East Sonora — The owner of California Style on the 13700 block of Mono Way said the father of a fired employee came to the business, caused a disturbance and made threats.

11:52 a.m., Columbia — A purse containing credit cards, a Social Security card and drivers license was stolen from a house on the 22000 block of Parrotts Ferry Road.

Noon, Tulloch Reservoir — A woman on Shady Lane said the driver of a red-and-white ski boat was going too fast and too close to the woman's dock.

12:03 p.m., East Sonora — A man said while he was driving on Tuolumne Road from Tuolumne to Sonora, a man driving a mid-sized car tailgated the whole way. When the two stopped at a stoplight on Highway 108, the tailgating man pulled alongside the first man and pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the man. A be-on-the-lookout order was issued.

2:55 p.m., Tulloch Reservoir — A man's middle finger was caught in a ski rope and amputated. He was at Poker Flat Lodge on O'Byrnes Ferry Road waiting for an ambulance.

5:11 p.m., Greenley Oaks — A mailbox on the 20600 block of Wayne Court, where homeowners deposit community dues, was broken into and one check stolen. The check writer was told to stop payment on it.

6:06 p.m., Sugar Pine — A man said six teens hopped a fence at Sugarpine Lake and were fishing. The lake is privately owned and not for public use.

7:17 p.m., Groveland — A caller said she saw a woman mistreating a 3-year-old child at Pine Mountain Lake Lodge. The caller gave sheriff's deputies the license plate number of the woman's car.

7:33 p.m., Don Pedro Reservoir — A caller said a woman driving a ski boat with six children hanging over the side was driving recklessly and cut in front of two houseboats.

8 p.m., Jamestown — A man on the 11000 block of McKibbin Drive said Star Wars figurines and a car amplifier were stolen from his house.

8:42 p.m., Big Hill — A man said he could hear people tearing a vacant house apart on Big Hill Road near Quail Mine Road. A deputy checked the house and found a lot of damage but no one around the house.

9 p.m., Groveland — A caller said a man assaulted a teenage girl at the Pine Mountain Lake Swimming Pool. The girl said she was acting like a mentally-challenged person and the man got mad and pulled her hair and tried to remove her from the pool. A deputy spoke with the girl and her mother, but the man was gone. The girl said she was not injured.

Felony bookings

THURSDAY

12:22 a.m., Sonora — Kenneth Marvin Lininger, 35, 19600 block of Columbia River Drive, Crystal Falls, booked on suspicion of possessing a concealed firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing a firearm with altered identification after an arrest on the 300 block of North Washington Street, Sonora. He was also booked on suspicion of misdemeanor loitering and obstructing a peace officer. Lininger remained in custody this morning in lieu of $20,000 bail.

3:21 p.m., La Grange — A 45-year-old La Grange man booked on suspicion of felony battery on his girlfriend, making criminal threats and violating a protective order after an arrest at a house the couple shared. The woman said her boyfriend put a knife to her throat. He remained in custody this morning in lieu of $35,000 bail.

FRIDAY

8:19 p.m., Standard area — Ronald Alva Hicks, 41, no address given, Sonora, booked on a felony parole hold after an arrest on Soulsbyville Road at Carne Richards Road. He remained held without bail this morning.

SATURDAY

3:30 a.m., Tuolumne — Celeste AnnaMarie Dias, 43, 100 block of North Stewart Street, Sonora, booked on suspicion of possessing a deadly weapon and illegally being in possession of a firearm after an arrest on the 18600 block of First Avenue.

A man said Dias was at his house and refused to leave, and started waving a shotgun around the house and at the man. A deputy arrived and arrested Dias. She remained held this morning in lieu of $15,000 bail.

3:30 p.m., Tuolumne — Kurtis Mitchell Hubbard, 24, 10600 block of North Highway 49, Sonora, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and bringing a controlled substance into the county jail after an arrest at Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne.

When arrested on a misdemeanor warrant at the casino and brought to the county jail, Hubbard was searched and deputies found three small plastic baggies containing .24 grams of a white powdery substance alleged to be methamphetamine. He remained held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

8:15 p.m., Jamestown — Michael Carl Gonsalves, 32, 3200 block of Moon View Drive, Ceres, booked on a felony parole hold after an arrest on Highway 108 at Main Street, Jamestown. He remained held without bail this morning.

8:15 p.m., Beardsley Reservoir — Scott Warren Staudenmaier, 32, 20400 block of Sherry Lane, Soulsbyville, booked on suspicion of vehicle theft after arrest at Beardsley Reservoir.

According to a CHP report, forest rangers were called to Beardsley Reservoir Road because of a disturbance. The rangers detained Staudenmaier, then discovered the vehicle he arrived in was stolen. The rangers called for a CHP officer, who arrested Staudenmaier. He remained held in lieu of $5,000 bail this morning.

SUNDAY

12:20 a.m., Columbia — A 40-year-old Sonora man booked on suspicion of felony battery after an arrest on the 22000 block of Parrotts Ferry Road.

A man called 911 to say his mother's boyfriend was beating her with a baseball bat. Deputies arrested the man and he remained held in lieu of $35,000 bail this morning.

9:35 p.m., East Sonora — Thomas Eric Thorup, 57, 19000 block of Susan Way, Sonora, booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after an arrest on Highway 108 west of Tuolumne Road.

According to a sheriff's report, Thorup was driving a car recklessly on Highway 108. When a sheriff's sergeant stopped Thorup, he tried to hide a pipe. The officer found the pipe and said it contained methamphetamine. Thorup was released yesterday after posting $5,000 bail.

Arrests

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

John William Morrison, 40, 21500 block of Sprague Road West, Groveland, booked at 5:35 p.m. Thursday after arrest on Highway 120 east of Wards Ferry Road, Groveland.

Ralph Chavez, 42, 5800 block of Harvey Road, Winton, booked at 8:25 p.m. Thursday after arrest on the 5000 block of La Grange Road, La Grange.

Michael Wayne Davis, 44, 17800 block of Aarondale Road, Standard, booked at 2 a.m. Friday after arrest on South Washington Street at Highway 108, Sonora.

Enrique Carlos Arteaga, 39, 5500 block of Indiana Drive, Concord, booked at 10:15 p.m. Friday after arrest on Highway 120 at Sonora Road.

Aleksey Antonov, 21, 1600 block of Marazzi Lane, Ceres, booked at 12:01 a.m. Saturday on suspicion of driving a boat while intoxicated and reckless boating after an arrest on Don Pedro Reservoir.

Christina Ileen Tuchsen, 48, 19500 block of Wanita, Twain Harte, booked at 12:43 a.m. Saturday, after arrest on Mono Way at Sanguinetti Road, Sonora.

Debra Marie Calhoun, 44, 5600 block of Harvard Drive, San Jose, booked at 9:12 p.m. Sunday after arrest on Highway 108 at Victoria Way, Jamestown.

Fires

THURSDAY

11:15 a.m., Soulsbyville area — A small spot fire was reported on the 17200 block of Monte Grande Drive. A lawnmower started the fire. Edmund Alverez of the same address owns the property. No dollar damage was reported. CDF, Tuolumne County Fire Department, one air tanker, one dozer and two crews from Baseline Conservation Camp responded.

FRIDAY

5:50 p.m., Sonora — A tree was reported on fire on the 500 block of South Washington Street. Sonora City Fire Department responded.

8:45 p.m., Don Pedro — A 3-acre grassfire was reported at the Flemming Meadows campground. The fire was caused by children playing with matches. Damage was estimated at $600. Turlock Irrigation District owns the the land. CDF and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

SATURDAY

12:50 a.m., Mono Vista area — A small spot fire was reported on the 16900 block of Crestview Drive. The fire was caused by illegal fireworks. No dollar damage was reported. Skyway Machine of the same address owns the land. CDF and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

1 a.m., Mono Village area — A small spot fire was reported on Highway 108 at Serrano Road. The fire was caused by illegal fireworks. No dollar damage was reported. Landowner is unknown. CDF responded.

3:10 p.m., Chinese Camp — A quarter-acre grass fire was reported on Highway 120. The fire was caused by a model rocket. Erika Payne of the same address owns the land. No dollar damage was reported. CDF and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

Sonora police reports

SUNDAY

5:23 a.m., suspicious circumstances — An officer stopped the driver of a vehicle on South Washington Street for not using headlights.

2:17 p.m., hazardous situation — The owner of a motor home parked at Sonora Crossroads shopping center was told to dispose of his propane from a tank in a safer manner. A caller said there was a strong odor of propane coming from the motor home.

6:41 p.m., traffic violations — Officers were on the lookout for a cab driver seen speeding up and down Hospital Road.

8:43 p.m., public fight — A caller said the family of a patient at Tuolumne General Hospital was causing a scene outside the emergency room entrance.

11:17 p.m., animal complaints — A caller said the owners of barking dogs on the 200 block of South Barretta Street have been repeatedly asked to make the dogs stop but the caller has not gotten any relief.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

SUNDAY

2:07 a.m., San Andreas — A caller on the 1400 block of Gold Hunter Road said a woman was yelling "somebody help me." Deputies responded and found a woman in need of medical attention.

3:34 a.m., San Andreas — A woman who was discharged from Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital was refusing to leave the emergency room.

Felony bookings

FRIDAY

3:40 a.m., Copperopolis — A 45-year-old Copperopolis man was arrested at his home and booked on suspicion of spousal battery. He was also booked on suspicion of drunken driving. He has been released from the county jail.

SATURDAY

12:30 a.m., Tulloch Reservoir — Chris Borchert, 42, 300 block of Warwick Avenue, San Leandro, was booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance. He remains in the county jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

1 p.m., Angels Camp — Raymond William Held, 22, 1000 block of Paloma Avenue, Stockton, was arrested on Main Street in Angels Camp and booked on suspicion of burglary and felony parole violation. He remains in the county jail in lieu of $15,000 bail but also has a parole hold.

4 p.m., Jenny Lind — A 29-year-old man was arrested at his home and booked on suspicion of child abuse, vandalism and battery on a peace officer. He remains in the county jail in lieu of $185,000 bail.

4:30 p.m., Arnold — A 33-year-old Murphys woman was booked on suspicion of deserting a child under age 14 with intent to abandon. She was arrested at a shopping center in Arnold. She remains in the county jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.

7:30 p.m., Angels Camp — David Anthony Gamblin, 39, 900 block of Tuolumne Avenue, was booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance after being arrested at the Angels Camp Police Department. He has since been released from the county jail.

SUNDAY

12:30 a.m., Valley Springs — A 25-year-old Antioch man was arrested at a Valley Springs store and booked on suspicion of spousal battery. He has been released from the county jail.

1:04 a.m., Mountain Ranch — David Michael Jurek, 42, 5000 block of Doster Road, was booked on suspicion of threatening to commit a crime with intent to terrorize. He was arrested at his home. He remains at the county jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Arrested

Cited for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs:

William Robert Howard, 48, 1400 block of Roaring Camp Road, Murphys, booked at 9:25 p.m. Thursday after arrest on Main Street and Highway 4 in Murphys. He has since been released from the county jail.

Fire

THURSDAY

4 p.m., Vallecito — A quarter-acre grass fire was reported on Six Mile Road at Highway 4. The fire was caused by vehicle exhaust. No dollar damage was reported. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Altaville-Melones Fire Protection District, Murphys Fire Protection District, Angels Camp Fire Protection District, three crews from Vallecito Conservation Camp, one helicopter, one air tanker and one dozer responded.

FRIDAY

1:45 p.m., Railroad Flat area — A small spot fire was reported on the 13500 block of Highway 26. The fire was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials. No dollar damage was reported. Landowner is unknown. CDF, Central Fire Protection District, one helicopter and one air attack responded.

8:20 p.m., West Point — A half-acre grass fire was reported on the 3700 block of Bald Mountain Road. Cause of the fire is arson, CDF officials said. Anyone with information should call CDF Battalion Chief Richard Imlach at 532-0821. Robert Kelsey of the same address owns the property. CDF and West Point Fire Protection District responded.

9:50 p.m., Rancho Calaveras — A small spot fire was reported on the 5300 block of Baldwin Street. The fire was caused by illegal fireworks. Carol Lee of the same address owns the property. CDF and Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District responded.

10:10 p.m., Copperopolis — A small spot fire was reported on the 4300 block of Edgewater Road. The fire was caused by illegal fireworks. Landowner is unknown. No dollar damage was reported. CDF and Copperopolis Fire Protection District responded.

SATURDAY

10:15 a.m., Mokelumne Hill area — A 3-acre grass fire was reported on Campo Seco Road. The fire was caused by a bird that flew into a power line. Damage was estimated at $600. East Bay Regional Power Company owns the land. CDF, Central Fire Protection District, Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District, two crews from Vallecito Conservation Camp, one air attack, two air tankers and one helicopter responded.

4:20 p.m., Valley Springs — A 9-acre grass fire was reported at an undetermined address on South Shore Camanche Parkway. Cause is under investigation. East Bay Municipal Utilities District owns the land. Damage was estimated at $1,800. CDF, San Andreas Fire Protection District, Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District and Foothill Fire Protection District responded.

5 p.m., Rancho Calaveras — A 3-acre grass fire was reported on the 7300 block of Ricks Court. Cause is under investigation. Damage was estimated at $600. Paul Sufton of the same address owns the land. CDF and Foothill Fire Protection District responded.

SUNDAY

11:10 p.m., Arnold area — A half-acre vegetation fire was reported at an undisclosed address on French Gulch Road. Cause is under investigation. No dollar damage was reported. Landowner is undetermined. CDF, U.S. Forest Service, Murphys Fire Protection District and Altaville-Melones Fire Protection District responded.