News of record for August 13, 2003

August 12, 2003 11:00 pm

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

MONDAY

7:28 a.m., Groveland — An Owl Court caller reported that a neighbor was "riding his motorcycle continuously" and creating "excessive noise."

8:04 a.m., Twain Harte — A caller from the 23000 block of Huckleberry Lane said someone had dumped trash on his property.

8:06 a.m., Sierra Village — A woman who accidentally ran over a skateboard at Bonanza Drive and Highway 108 said the board's 12-year-old owner came to her Prospector Drive home, called her a name, told her she better pay for the board, threw "a big rock at the garage" and put a railroad tie in her driveway.

8:58 a.m., Groveland — A storage room under the deck of a business on the 18700 block of Main Street was reported broken into and vandalized.

9:52 a.m., Mono Village — All four tires on a car parked on the 19400 block of Village Drive were reported slashed.

11:48 a.m., Standard area — A home on the 19500 block of Cordelia Drive was reported vandalized.

1:59 p.m., Phoenix Lake area — A Bear Cub Drive caller who reported having a "baby rattler in a bucket" was given the number of a snake-removal service.

2:04 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller from the 22700 block of Blackhawk Drive said neighbors had dug two 3-foot-deep holes on his property.

2:59 p.m., Big Hill area — A caller said a man sold his late father's 1957 Buick, stored off Quail Mine Road, without permission.

3:08 p.m., East Sonora — A mini-mart on the 13700 block of Mono Way said the owner of a tan Ford Taurus drove away without paying for $39.24 worth of gas two days ago.

3:18 p.m., East Sonora — A bank on the 13700 block of Mono Way reported a case of forgery.

3:50 p.m., Tuolumne area —A woman calling from the 15200 block of Tuolumne Road said her car had been paintballed over the weekend.

3:54 p.m., Sonora — A Jamestown woman came to the sheriff's office to report a case of abuse.

4:07 p.m., East Sonora — A woman reported that her 20-year-old daughter's wallet "flew out of the car" as she was leaving The Junction shopping center.

4:48 p.m., Jamestown area —A Mill Villa Road woman said she was offered "30 percent of $700 million" by a Nigerian e-mailer who asked for her help and her bank account number.

5:46 p.m., Jamestown area — Keys and cassette tapes were reported stolen from a car parked on Shell Road near Rawhide Road.

6:02 p.m., Tulloch Reservoir — An illegal parasailer was reported near Scorpion Gulch.

6:19 p.m., Groveland area — A man driving a "big gray Ford pickup" was reported trespassing on property on the 19100 block of Highway 120.

6:30 p.m., Sonora — The Tuolumne General Hospital emergency room reported treating a 22-year-old woman who said she had been assaulted.

9:03 p.m., Columbia area — A man was reported smoking marijuana at the basketball hoop on Columbia Village Drive.

9:44 p.m., Pinecrest — "A large group of kids, loud, obnoxious and some drinking" was reported on the 400 block of Pinecrest Lake Drive.

11:09 p.m., Groveland — A class ring valued at $350 was reported stolen from a room in a Highway 120 hotel.

11:44 p.m., Cedar Ridge — An Estralita Drive caller reported hearing chain saws and suspected "juveniles out in the forest cutting trees."

TUESDAY

3:34 a.m., Big Hill area — A possible prowler was reported at the Sierra Twain Harte mobilehome park, on the 16100 block of Big Hill.

Felony bookings

YESTERDAY

10:55 a.m., Standard — John Paul Frank Schowachert, 19, 45000 block of Cavalieri Road, Sonora, booked on suspicion of auto theft after arrest at Standard Park. Also arrested was a 17-year-old. According to the Sheriff's Department, the two on Monday night stole a pickup owned by Stuft Pizza from the Mono Village restaurant's parking lot. At 3:10 a.m. yesterday, a patrolling deputy spotted the white Chevrolet S-10 on Tuolumne Road near Aarondale Road and gave chase, but the two occupants jumped out of the truck and ran away. But the pair left items in the cab, which allowed deputies to identify them. The next break in the case came at 10:24 a.m. yesterday, when a caller reported two shirtless teenagers in Standard Park "picking stickers out of their pants." The pair turned out to be the suspects. Schowachert was held in lieu of $5,000 bail this morning.

6:17 p.m., Sonora — Jonathan Stanley Penrod, 20, 20000 block of Turner Court, Sonora, booked on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale, drug possession and possessng a switchblade after arrest in the Timberhills shopping center parking lot. According to Sonora Police reports, a caller reported four people in a large SUV "smoking pot." Responding officers arrested Penrod, who was held in lieu of $10,000 bail this morning.

Arrested

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

Alvin Estill Henegar, 45, 19000 block of Jamestown Road, booked at 8 p.m. yesterday after arrest on Rawhide Road near Pulpit Rock Road.

Sonora police reports

YESTERDAY

9:06 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A transient was hanging around Country Quik Way on the 300 block of Stockton Road.

9:26 a.m., agency assist — Child Protective Services asked for help dealing with a family living in a vehicle on the 100 block of Hospital Road.

9:48 a.m., traffic accident — An anonymous caller said an 11-year-old boy fell at the skatepark on the 400 block of Greenley Road and broke a tooth.

11:31 a.m., fraud — An employee at Sierra Veterinary Care on the 700 block of Mono Way reported receiving bad checks.

3:11 p.m., found property — A wallet with cash and a credit card in it was found at a business on the 100 block of South Washington Street.

5:13 p.m., fraud — A man who lives on the 18500 block of Fifth Avenue, Jamestown, said someone stole a check from him and cashed it at a Sonora store.

7:43 p.m., traffic accident — A non-injury accident was reported in the Crossroads shopping center on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

9:24 p.m., traffic accident — A man said he saw a car driven by a gray-haired woman hit a parked car on the 100 block of Old Wards Ferry Road. He gave officers the license numbers of both cars.

10:04 p.m., vandalism — A man from the 22500 block of Quail Mine Road said his vehicle was vandalized while parked on the 600 block of South Washington Street.

20:07 p.m., traffic accident — A Jamestown man reported a non-injury collision on the 900 block of Sanguinetti Road.

TODAY

5:07 a.m., vandalism — A Sonora man said he saw the county courthouse on the first block of Green Street being egged by a scraggly looking man in a blue, short-sleeved shirt.

Fire

MONDAY

4:40 p.m., Sonora — A vehicle fire was reported in the Sonora Crossroads shopping center on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road. Christina Day of Tuolumne owns the Acura. Damage was estimated at $15 to jumper cables. Sonora City Fire Department, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Tuolumne County Fire Department responded.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff's reports

MONDAY

8:59 a.m., Arnold —A swastika was painted on a stop sign at Barbara and Patricia streets.

9:19 a.m., Vallecito — Money was reported stolen from a home on the 3200 block of Main Street.

12:56 p.m., Camp Connell — A concerned neighbor called police because people were tearing up a mobile home with a sledgehammer on the 4900 block of Meko Drive.

1:56 p.m., Burson — A woman on Helisma Road said a male she dated twice left threatening messages.

4:37 p.m., San Andreas — Three men arrived on the campus of Calaveras High School and punched a juvenile in the face. The victim said he did not know them.

9:37 p.m., San Andreas — There was a report of a prowler outside a home on the 300 block of Neilsen.

Arrested

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

Ronald James Winship, 51, 1500 block of French Gulch Road, Murphys, booked at 9:10 a.m. Monday. Arrest location not available.

Matthew Miller Harrison, 23, of Arnold, booked at 2:50 p.m. Monday after arrest on Highway 4 in Arnold.