CRIME & SAFETY
Passenger Killed in DUI Crash on SR-108/120 in Tuolumne County
On September 24, 2023, the California Highway Patrol reported a fatal car crash where a DUI was suspected in Tuolumne County. The incident occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m. on State Route 108/120 in the vicinity of Rushing Hill Lookout, officials said. Details on the Fatal DUI Car Crash in Tuolumne...
Dog That Mauled Jamestown Man Caught
Jamestown, CA – A dog that badly mauled a Jamestown man and managed to run away after being shot twice has been captured by Tuolumne Animal Control officers. The incident happened Thursday around 4:44 a.m. in the area of Golden Dove Lane. As first reported by Clarke Broadcasting, when the deputy arrived, they found a man covered in blood and yelling for help while holding off the dog by its collar. The dog also became aggressive with the deputies, who were forced to shoot the canine twice, and it ran away. Supervising Tuolumne Animal Control Officer Shawn Shimmer updates that the next day, a caller reported seeing the injured dog still in the area and followed it. When animal control officers arrived, they were able to capture it.
Nearly $3.8 Million Seized In Five Tuolumne County Illegal Pot Grow Raids
Tuolumne County, CA – Three people were arrested after five illegal marijuana grows were raided by state cannabis law enforcement last week in Columbia, Big Hill and Groveland. The searches were carried out on Tuesday (9/19) and Wednesday (9/20) by the California Department of Cannabis Control Law Enforcement Division...
Update: Fatal Motorcycle Crash On Buchanan Road
Update at 4:45 p.m.: The name of the rider from San Jose who was killed in a motorcycle crash in Tuolumne County on Sunday evening has been released. He is 37-year-old Adam Jones of San Jose. Additional details regarding the collision can be viewed below. Original post written by BJ...
Suspicious Vehicle Report Results In Sonora Woman’s Arrest
Sonora, CA – A Sonora woman was arrested after shotgun shells were found in her vehicle, which, being a convicted felon, she is not allowed to have. Tuolumne County Sheriff’s deputies recently responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 14900 block of Camage Avenue, near Microtronics Way, off Tuolumne and Standard roads. Once on the scene, the deputy observed a vehicle matching the description of the reported vehicle and ran a record check on the license plate. It revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended and expired.
Weekly Safety Report: Dog Attack, Trailer Arrests, and Zodiac Killer Breakthrough in Tuolumne County, California
This week in Tuolumne County, California, there were three notable incidents. A man in Jamestown was seriously injured in a vicious dog attack, with the dog remaining on the loose after being shot twice. Two women in Sonora were arrested after a CHP officer stopped to help them with a disabled utility trailer and discovered an expired registration. Additionally, a group of amateur sleuths claims to have solved the infamous Zodiac Killer case, which had remained unsolved for over five decades.
Drone Plays Key Role In Quarry Fire Efforts
Tuolumne County, CA — Firefighters used a drone on Tuesday to strategically ignite backfires to help efforts on the 2,157-acre Quarry Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest. We reported earlier that the lightning-caused fire started back on September 9 and crews have been allowing it to burn out naturally, where possible, to meet resource objectives.
Crash On Mono Way In East Sonora Slowing Traffic
East Sonora, CA — First responders are on the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Mono Way near Peaceful Valley Road in East Sonora that is backing up traffic. The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. in front of the Tractor Supply Store. The CHP reports that a Kia Sedona and Toyota Venza collided, and the wreckage is blocking the roadway. Five people, including two children, are injured, and ambulances have been called to the scene. However, the CHP reports that the injuries are minor.
Vicious Dog Attack In Jamestown Ends With Gunfire
Jamestown, CA – A Jamestown man who was attacked by a dog early this morning was seriously injured, and the dog remains on the loose after being shot twice. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched at around 4:44 a.m. to Golden Dove Lane in Jamestown to investigate a dog attack. The type of canine was not disclosed. While animal control was also notified, officers could not make it to the scene for an “extended time,” so deputies headed there, according to sheriff’s officials.
Disabled Utility Trailer Leads To Two Sonora Women’s Arrests
Sonora, CA – A CHP officer, seeing two women pulled over on the side of the road working to repair a tire, stopped to help them and subsequently arrested them. The incident happened recently on Hospital Road, just west of Mono Way in Sonora. The vehicle was a 1991 Chevrolet pickup hauling a utility trailer, which had a problem with one of the wheels and tire assembly, according to CHP spokesperson officer Steve Machado. He added, “The officer noticed that the Chevrolet pickup had an expired registration tab and conducted a registration check on both the truck and the trailer. The officer was informed that the trailer returned as a stolen vehicle.”
Canadian police officer slain, two officers injured while serving arrest warrant in Vancouver suburb
COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) — Authorities in British Columbia say a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer has been shot to death and two other officers have been injured while trying to serve an arrest warrant in a Vancouver suburb. British Columbia’s police watchdog says the shooting happened Friday after officers had an altercation with a man in the town Coquitlam, about 18 miles east of Vancouver. The office says the suspect, in his mid-20s, was also shot and is in a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officials say one injured officer has been released after treatment at a hospital and the other remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Law Enforcement Activity In Arnold Due To Search For Missing Biker
Arnold, CA – Several callers reported to Clarke Broadcasting Friday regarding a strong presence of law enforcement in Arnold, including a helicopter continuously circling the area of the Arnold RIM Trail. We reached out to the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office for answers. Spokesperson Sgt. Chad Poortinga reported that on...
Safety First: Tuolumne County,California Records Only 1 Crime Report on 09/15/2023
According to SpotCrime, below are the crime dailies for Tuolumne County,California on 09/15/2023. Local residents are urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities promptly to authorities.
Weekly Safety Report: Grand Theft, Trespassing Arrest, and Train Collision in Sonora, California
This week in Sonora, California, there were three notable incidents. A man was arrested for grand theft after stealing over $3,000 worth of parts from an automotive store. A couple who reported trespassers on their property ended up being arrested themselves for being under the influence and armed with a firearm. Lastly, a Sonora resident had a close call when his car was hit by a train on Campo Seco Road.
Weekly Safety Report: Sentencing, Gunshots, and Trespassing in Tuolumne County, California
This week in Tuolumne County, California, several incidents occurred that required law enforcement intervention. A Jamestown resident, Joshua Caudill, was sentenced to over 6 years in state prison for possession and sale of fentanyl. In Soulsbyville, a man was arrested after firing gunshots near the area, leading to a brief standoff with deputies. Additionally, a Sonora couple's report of trespassers resulted in their own arrest for being under the influence and armed with a firearm.
3 Crime Reports in 1 Day: Sonora,California Faces Safety Concerns
According to SpotCrime, below are the crime dailies for Sonora,California on 09/15/2023. Local residents are urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities promptly to authorities.
Man Arrested After Firing Gunshots Near Soulsbyville
Soulsbyville, CA — A man was placed into handcuffs after a brief standoff with Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office deputies at a home on Allison Way near Highway 108. At around 7:40 pm on Thursday, numerous neighbors called in to report hearing gunshots and a man yelling in the residential area. Officials responded to a home and found 70-year-old Thomas Madden, yelling in the driveway.
Drowning Victim That Jumped Into New Melones From Bridge Identified
Tuolumne County, CA – The name of the 35-year-old man who jumped into Melones Lake off the Camp 9 Bridge and drowned in July has been released. The deceased is Matthew Giannini of Modesto. He made that jump around 8 p.m. on July 1st, and a 911 call reported a man who was seen jumping into the lake from the bridge but had not resurfaced, as earlier reported here. The incident was initially handled by the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office until it was determined the jump had taken place on the Tuolumne County side of the bridge, giving it jurisdiction.
Serious Concerns Raise Over Drones Flying Near Active Fires In Forest
Sonora, CA — CAL Fire has issued an urgent warning regarding the incursion of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones into the firefighting airspace. “These incursions have raised serious concerns as they have led to the temporary suspension of critical aerial firefighting operations on a half-dozen incidents so far this year,” stated CAL Fire.