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Woman killed in Sonora motorcycle accident

SONORA, Calif. — A woman died Tuesday morning after rear-ending another vehicle with her motorcycle on a highway in Sonora. According to California Highway Patrol, a 57-year-old motorcyclist was riding her Harley Davidson westbound on the SR-108 on-ramp around 7:20 a.m. when she tried to pass a big rig.
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Update: Crash Closed Highway 108 Near Sonora, One Fatality

Update at 6:10 p.m.: The CHP reports this morning’s collision between a sedan and a motorcycle on Highway 108 in Sonora has turned deadly. The victim is a 57-year-old female from Tuolumne. Her name is not being released pending notification of her family. She was riding a 2020 Harley Davidson Street Glide westbound on the highway’s Mono Way onramp at around 7:30 a.m. Also heading in the same direction on the highway was 70-year-old Carlene Valdez of Jamestown in a 2019 Chevrolet Cruse.
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Calaveras Fires Destroy Duplex And Home

Valley Springs, CA — There were significant notable fires late yesterday that destroyed residences in Valley Springs and Burson. There was a fire in downtown Valley Springs last night that destroyed a duplex on Daphne Street and spread to some nearby vegetation. It destroyed both units and also spread to the attic. It ignited shortly before 6:10pm. Two firefighters were injured in battling the blaze. The Red Cross provided shelter for a family of three that was displaced.

Sonora PD Seeks Help Finding Missing Teen

Sonora, CA — The Sonora Police Department is asking the public for help in locating missing teen Mia Alcocer-Murillo. The PD reports that the 17-year-old left her family’s residence on Sanguinetti Road in a 2005 burgundy Chevy Impala and may have been traveling to the San Jose area. The license plate on the vehicle is 5ZYR073.

Strong Community Turnout For Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee

Tuolumne, CA — The downtown area was packed over the weekend during the 73rd annual Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee. It is a celebration of the town’s proud history and logging industry. The popular community event is now put on by the VFW Post 4748. It featured demonstrations, tug-of-war competitions, arm wrestling, a Saturday morning parade, children’s events, and many vendors.

Four people struck by vehicle after argument in Oakdale

OAKDALE, Calif. (KTXL) — The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office said four people were hit by a vehicle in a parking lot Sunday night in Oakdale. The sheriff’s office two men who were arguing with a small group of people at Knight’s Ferry Recreational Area got in their vehicle and struct four people who sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Two people were treated by medical personnel at the scene and two others refused treatment.

$1,800 in stolen merchandise recovered from thief

Originally published as a Sonora Police Department Facebook post – “29-year-old Rafe D. Ramsey of Merced was booked on felony burglary charges after pushing out over $1,800 in merchandise from a local home improvement store. Ramsey fled the area in a 2010 Chrysler 300 before our officers could arrive at...

Dispute At Knights Ferry Recreation Area Turns Violent, Vehicle Hits 4 People

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — An argument turned violent Sunday evening at a northern California recreation area where a vehicle struck four people in a parking lot. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened at Knights Ferry Recreation Area, which is roughly 30 miles northeast of Modesto on the Stanislaus River. In a statement posted to Facebook, officials noted that reports that over 20 people were injured were false. According to investigators, two men and a small group of other people were arguing in the parking lot early in the evening. Following the dispute, the two men got into a vehicle and drove into four people. Witnesses said the passenger in the vehicle brandished a gun. Two of the victims were treated by medical personnel at the scene while the others refused treatment. The victims’ injuries were described as “non-threatening.” No arrests have been made. The incident remains under investigation.

Altered License Plate Ends In Burglary Arrest

Standard, CA – A man and woman who were stopped for a tampered license plate ended up handcuffed for a local store burglary. While patrolling in the Standard area recently, a Tuolumne Sheriff’s Deputy noticed the license plate of a Chrysler 300 had been altered with a black marker and pulled it over only to find more than just the occupants inside. A record check of the driver, 34-year-old Amanda Buker, showed she had a misdemeanor warrant, and her driver’s license was suspended. The correct license plate number also revealed the registration was suspended and expired.