News of record for November 10, 2003

November 09, 2003 11:00 pm

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

Sheriff reports

THURSDAY

6:10 a.m., Sonora area — A man on the 13600 block of Bergel Road said someone jumped the fence Tuesday night and siphoned all the gas from the company vehicles.

7:03 a.m., Columbia — A woman on the 22400 block of Parrotts Ferry Road said someone smashed her front window and illegally dumped trash in the dumpster.

7:27 a.m., Groveland — A woman at an undisclosed location on Highway 120 said her Post Office lock box has been destroyed and mail was possibly taken.

9:54 a.m., East Sonora — A man at an undisclosed location on Tuolumne Road said he received a call from someone who said he found one of the man's torn-up checks.

12:49 p.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 10700 block of Chili Hill Lane said someone stole her mail Tuesday night.

1:22 p.m., Sonora area — A man at an undisclosed location on Highway 108 said he found a pink-and-silver bike. Deputies said the bike was completely rusted through and chained to a post.

4:30 p.m., Tuolumne — A woman on the 18200 block of Hershey Road said her house was broken into over the past few days. Jewelry and a stereo were stolen.

4:51 p.m., Columbia area — A man on the 23600 block of Five Mile Creek Road said someone dumped mattresses and couches on his property about two hours ago.

10:19 p.m., East Sonora — A caller at Indian Rock Center said a man was hanging around behind a building. The caller said the man was brushing his teeth inside a car.

FRIDAY

12:36 a.m., Twain Harte — A caller on the 22500 block of Golf Club Drive said he has "some drunk guy at his house and needs him removed." Another man in the background was upset that the caller called 911.

1:39 a.m., Jamestown — A woman on the 18200 block of Fifth Avenue said two teenagers were trying to break into the soda machine in front of the school. She said both were wearing gray hooded sweatshirts and jeans, and one had a crowbar.

3:43 a.m., Tuolumne — A man on the 20400 block of Misty Lane said his neighbor just jumped the fence and tried to come in the back door, then started pounding on the front door. The caller said the man was yelling "let me into the bathroom and bedroom," and was still outside banging.

10:15 a.m., Columbia — The principal of Community Day School on the 21000 block of Shaws Flat Road requested a sheriff's unit because there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from a truck from a private company that was doing work for the school.

2:21 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller on the 22000 block of Joaquin Gully Road said he has a video tape of a theft that occurred Thursday night.

2:26 p.m., Twain Harte — A female caller is having a verbal argument with a man who won't leave her home on the 23000 block of Coffill Road.

4:45 p.m., Jamestown — A caller from a business reported ongoing problems with people loitering near the end of Harvard Mine Road. The caller said there is frequently suspicious activity late at night, and requested extra patrol.

7:10 p.m., Jamestown — A caller on the 10300 block of Preston Lane said she called to speak to a man, and his girlfriend threatened to kill her.

7:53 p.m., Sonora area — A caller on the 12600 block of West Gunsight Road said her living room window was opened when she returned home.

8:07 p.m., East Sonora — A caller said about 20 juveniles were hanging out and blocking access to the area near Togo's in The Junction shopping center.

10:23 p.m., East Sonora — A caller reported a large party with underage drinking and a dozen people in the street at the intersection of Evergreen Way and Ridgewood Drive.

10:31 p.m., Tuolumne — A caller on the 18600 block of Maple Avenue said a man was attempting to steal his medicinal marijuana plants. The caller said he found pruning shears and saw a white man get into a truck. The deputy saw five different sets of footprints in the mud, and told the man to harvest the plants so no one can steal them.

SATURDAY

12:08 a.m., Sonora area — A caller on the 12700 block of Chukar Circle said a man is beating her and her 20-year-old son.

7:39 a.m., Groveland — A caller on the 20400 block of Whites Gulch Road said his car was keyed last night.

8:43 a.m., East Sonora — A caller reported an injured deer in front of the Ponderosa Mobile Home Park on the 21800 block of Belleview Road.

1:12 p.m., Twain Harte — A caller said she found a sleeping bag, flashlight, blanket and pillow near her home on the 19100 block of Middlecamp-Sugar Pine Road. A note was left on the sleeping bag dated Aug. 16, 2003. The items were wet and appeared they had not been used in months.

7:33 p.m., Sonora area — A caller on the 19600 block of Grace Way said a man is calling her and threatening to beat up her and her 17-year-old son over the sale of a truck that went bad.

7:51 p.m., East Sonora — A caller on Fortuna Mine Road said an older man in a dark blue Ford truck blocked his vehicle and got out of his car and demanded the caller's driver's license. The man took the caller's license and drove off.

8:12 p.m., East Sonora — A caller said a large group of people was standing at The Junction shopping center in a circle and flashing guns at people as they drove by.

YESTERDAY

12:15 a.m., East Sonora — The passenger in a white Jeep had a pitcher of beer on his lap when the Jeep went through the drive-through at Taco Bell on the 13700 block of Mono Way.

1:19 a.m., Twain Harte — A caller said he and his wife were out of town Saturday and their 15-year-old son threw a large party. The caller said juveniles keep showing up to the house on the 23500 block of Lakewood Drive and are acting belligerent when asked to leave. The caller said his house is trashed and he thinks his son ran away.

4:05 a.m., Twain Harte — An El Dorado Motel employee reported a man is yelling and trying start fights with others at the motel.

Felony bookings

THURSDAY

3:45 p.m., Sonora — A 32-year-old Soulsbyville man was booked on suspicion of multiple counts of lewd acts on a child. He was arrested at the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Investigation Office in Sonora. No other details were available. He remained held this morning in lieu of $40,000 bail.

11:27 p.m., Sonora — A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of felony spousal battery after an arrest at his home. His wife told police officers he pushed her into a door with a glass pane and she received cuts. The man was released Friday after posting $35,000 bail.

FRIDAY

12:01 a.m., Jamestown — Kenneth David Slayton, 47, 900 block of Alpha Street, Turlock, and Melissa Annetta Akin, 35, 700 block of Eighth Street, Turlock, both booked on suspicion of drug possession and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after an arrest on Jamestown Road at Golf Links Road. Slayton was also arrested on a Tulare County warrant charging him with failure to appear on drug possession charges.

He remained held in lieu of $30,000 bail. Akin was held this morning in lieu of $5,000 bail.

1:02 a.m., Sonora area — Alexander Federico Higareda, 18, and Daniel Ignacio Pastran, 18, both of the 12700 block of Chukar Circle, Sonora, booked on suspicion of receiving stolen property after an arrest on Highway 108 east of Lime Kiln Road, Sonora.

According to a sheriff's department report, a deputy stopped a car driven by Higareda for a traffic violation. The deputy noticed in the back of the car there were two road signs. One was a stop sign and the other a one-way sign; both had a City of Sacramento sticker on the back.

The two men were released Friday after posting $5,000 bail each.

Arrests

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

Brian Guy Montgomery, 47, 18400 block of Rozier Avenue, Tuolumne, booked at 8:30 p.m. Thursday after arrest on Yosemite Road at Woodham Carne Road, Tuolumne area.

Brian Keith Owens, 45, 18300 block of Aarondale Road, Sonora, booked at 10:18 p.m. Thursday after arrest at his home.

Animal Control

Since last Friday:

Dogs impounded .................................. 19

Cats impounded ................................... 50

Rabbits impounded ................................ 2

Guinea pigs impounded .......................... 3

Dogs adopted ...................................... 3

Cats adopted ........................................ 1

Dogs destroyed ................................... 8

Cats destroyed ...................................... 45

Dogs reclaimed .................................... 2

Cats reclaimed ..................................... 1

Dogs sent to Friends of Animal Control for foster care .... 1

Humane Society

Dogs transferred from Animal Control to Humane Society ... 3

Cats transferred .....................................0

Dogs adopted from Humane Society ......... 5

Cats adopted from Humane Society ......... 3

Sonora police reports

THURSDAY

8:51 a.m., vandalism, property damage — A caller at Salon 280 on North Washington Street said the door was kicked in and would like the building checked on.

9:24 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller at Cassina High School on South Barretta Street said several students were around her vehicle.

1:45 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller on Hospital Road said two men in a pink Dodge Neon drove by and pointed a hand gun at her. A man pulled the trigger and the caller could hear three clicks, but the gun was not loaded.

6:25 p.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller on North Norlin Street said a neighbor was leaving the driveway and noticed a man hiding in the trees of the caller's yard. When asked what he was doing, the man said he was just cutting through the yard.

8:04 p.m., lost, found property — A caller on South Stewart Street said he found a clarinet in the parking lot.

FRIDAY

10:50 a.m., vehicle theft — A caller said someone tried to steal her car, which was parked on North Washington Street. The car's steering column had been cut, and the caller said she thought a drunken person got in her car Thursday night.

12:57 p.m., fraudulent activities — Three checks written on an overdrawn account were given to an employee at Mother Lode Pawn on the 600 block of Washington Street.

2:00 p.m., threats — A caller said they were being threatened by the owner of Vic's Towing on North Washington Street.

4:40 p.m., property damage — A caller said his vehicle was broken into on North Washington Street.

5:18 p.m., fraudulent activities — A caller said his credit card, which was stolen from a Sonora hotel in August, has been used twice at a gas station on the 800 block of Mono Way.

6:44 p.m., unclassified — People were camping in the Wal-Mart parking lot on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road. A caller said the people had a stove and chairs set up next to their van, but they were gone by the time officers arrived.

7:47 p.m., disorderly conduct — A female in a pink sweatshirt was threatening customers at Signature Stadium 10 Theatres on the 900 block of Sanguinetti Road.

10:48 p.m., assault — A teenage girl was reportedly assaulted at Signature Stadium 10 Theatres on the 900 block of Sanguinetti Road by another girl.

10:51 p.m., theft — A caller said a cellular phone was stolen from Sonora Family Bowl on the first block of South Stewart Street.

SATURDAY

12:37 a.m., reckless driving — A white Chevrolet Blazer was driving "wildly" at Sonora High School.

2:01 a.m., assault — A 15-year-old male was arrested on the 200 block of Greenley Road.

10:58 a.m., theft — A man on the 400 block of East Bald Mountain Road said his chain saw was stolen. He said his chain saw, which had been chained to the back of his pickup, was last seen Thursday night.

11:21 a.m., found property — A caller on the 500 block of South Washington Street said he found a stereo wrapped in a blanket in his yard.

12:18 p.m., controlled substances —A caller said there were several kids, including dark-haired twins, riding their bikes and smoking marijuana on the 400 block of Greenley Road.

2:08 p.m., vandalism — A caller said a group of young males keyed her car, which was parked at Wal-Mart on the 1100 block of Sanguinetti Road.

7:26 p.m., threats — A real estate agent showing a house on the 300 block of East Pasadena Avenue said a man made threats to her and the people to whom she was showing the house. The man making the threats said the agent had parked her car on his property.

YESTERDAY

2:28 a.m., hazardous situation — An officer responded to the intersection of South Shepherd and East Lyons streets where a manhole cover was clogged and there could be possible flooding into downtown businesses. The officer contacted public works crews.

10:53 a.m., suspicious circumstances — A caller on the 100 block of South Washington Street said he is concerned for his girlfriend, whom he hadn't heard from since 10:30 p.m. Saturday night.

10:57 a.m., unclassified — A caller reported a large amount of water running from underneath the sidewalk on the 400 block of Greenley Road.

11:26 a.m., property damage — A caller said someone had keyed her car, which was parked on South Stewart Street.

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Sheriff reports

THURSDAY

7:32 a.m., Angels Camp — A caller on Highway 49 in Angels Camp reported a road-rage incident when a vehicle was tailgating another vehicle because it was cut off.

8:33 a.m., Dorrington — Windows were broken on a house on the 2000 block of Sioux Trail for the third time in about a month.

8:46 a.m., Valley Springs — A woman reported another woman assaulted her at a bar.

11:43 a.m., San Andreas — An employee at a St. Charles Street restaurant said a customer tried to use a counterfeit $20 bill.

4:21 p.m., Melones — A social worker found a pile of paperwork at an overlook near the Stevenot Bridge on Highway 49.

9:51 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 1000 block of Crown Court reported two people in an argument. A deputy responded and found the two people were hearing-impaired and trying to have a conversation.

FRIDAY

7:36 a.m., San Andreas — A Calaveras High School student received threats from another student near the school's office.

9:29 a.m., New Hogan Reservoir — Property was vandalized with spray paint.

10:25 a.m., San Andreas — A woman was reported to have been violent during a child exchange at Diamond Place Apartments on the 500 block of Lewis Street.

10:44 a.m., Railroad Flat — A mother and daughter were reportedly involved in a verbal dispute on the 2000 block of Prussian Hill Road.

11:38 a.m., San Andreas — A caller on the 400 block of Toyon Drive said he found a Gatorade bottle full of gasoline in front of his house.

8:24 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller said people in a pickup are heckling the caller when they drive by on the 9800 block of Scenic Court.

11:34 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller reported a suspicious person lying in a ditch on Highway 26.

SATURDAY

12:24 a.m., Valley Springs — A caller said there is noise coming from a truck in a church parking lot on the 100 block of California Street. The caller said the truck has been running at high idle for about an hour.

8:15 a.m., Valley Springs — A caller at the intersection of Messing and Pettinger roads said for the second time in two weeks, nearby mailboxes have been destroyed and the mail scattered on the ground.

1:01 p.m., Dorrington — A caller said there was an attempted break-in at a home on the 3300 block of Shoshone Drive. The caller said everything had been stripped from outside of the house.

2:41 p.m., San Andreas — A man called to say his girlfriend's father assaulted him at Gas Mart on the 100 block of West St. Charles Street.

5:28 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 5600 block of Raindance Road said someone hit his mailbox with a baseball bat.

9:36 p.m., Valley Springs — A caller on the 200 block of Cedar Street said several men were firing guns in the middle of the street. When deputies arrived, they did not find evidence of shots being fired, however, a deputy found a vehicle that had possibly been vandalized with a baseball bat.

Felony bookings

Arrests

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

Isabel Ruvalcaba, 29, San Andreas, booked at 10:55 p.m. after arrest in San Andreas.

Fire

THURSDAY

5:24 a.m., Valley Springs — A fire was reported at an undisclosed address on Ross Drive. Damage was estimated at $3,000 to a trailer and some grass. Cause is under investigation. Landowner is unknown. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Valley Springs Fire Protection District responded.