The Union Democrat




The Sonora Police Department reported the following:


2:39 a.m., suspicious circumstan­ces — A bearded man in a black jacket with red writing looked into vehicles, pulled on door handles, entered a business on Sanguinett­i Road when it was closed and “flipped out” on employees when they told him to leave. When an officer advised him of the complaint, he denied any wrongdoing.

8:02 a.m., public peace, fight, disorderly conduct — A woman said she was yelled at for being homeless by an unknown homeowner behind a business on Pesce Way.

11:42 a.m., animal complaint — A report was taken for a cat bite on High Street.

11:49 a.m., public peace, fight, disorderly conduct — A woman on Greenley Road stood in the roadway, yelled at cars and threw paperwork. She said she was upset over a theft, and she was advised to contact the Sheriff’s Office if she wanted to file a report.

Noon, suspicious circumstan­ces — A man who drives for a medical facility on Mono Way said he received threatenin­g texts concerning the medical facility from one of his regular passengers. A welfare check was conducted on the man, and a security guard was posted at the entrance to the medical facility.

1:09 p.m., theft — Bystanders assisted a man who was stuck in the middle of Mono Way on an electric shopping cart and who smelled of alcohol. Store employees arrived and requested to press charges for theft, and the man was arrested and given a formal trespass letter.

1:46 p.m., lost, found property — A bag full of keys with no identifica­tion was found in the lobby of a business on Highway 49. An officer retrieved it and it was disposed of.

2:18 p.m., lost, found property — A woman lost a rose gold iphone 8 in a leopard-print case somewhere downtown on Saturday night.

4:14 p.m., public intoxicati­on — A customer said a man urinated near the front door of a business on Stockton Road. An arrest was made.

The Sheriff’s Office reported the following:


7:17 a.m., Jamestown — A report was taken for a theft at a business on Victoria Place.

10:26 a.m., Sonora — A man said paint was thrown all over outside his house on Crystal Falls Drive.

11:18 a.m., Sonora — A man called and asked if it was legal for his landlords to put up cameras in his house on American River Drive.

1:28 p.m., Twain Harte — A woman said she was in a fight with her neighbor because they were burning near her property on Cedar Springs Road.

3:24 p.m., East Sonora — A trespass warning was issued at a shopping center on Mono Way.

6:14 p.m., Twain Harte — A report was taken for abuse on Huckleberr­y Lane.

8:10 p.m., Tuolumne — A dog was stuck in a tire on Canyon Drive.

10:42 p.m., Jamestown — Someone was passed out in a vehicle parked at a gas pump at a business on Highway 108. An arrest was made.


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


None reported.

Felony bookings:


1:38 p.m., Sonora — Scott Anthony Barron, 62, of the 1900 block of Cogswell Circle, Los Banos, was booked on suspicion of grand theft of money/ labor/property over $400, after an arrest on Greenley Road.


The Sheriff’s Office reported the following:


6:46 a.m., Vallecito — A report was taken for fraud on Highway 4.

12:44 p.m., Valley Springs — A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle on Clements Place.

1:13 p.m., San Andreas — A scam by a “purported solar company” was reported on Angels Road.

5:17 p.m., Valley Springs — A report was taken for a burglary on Driver Road.

Jail bookings were unavailabl­e due to a new system that doesn’t include certain informatio­n previously provided by the Sheriff’s Office, which said it was working on getting the informatio­n added to the new system.

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