Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Traffic Accident in Mokelumne Hill Area

   CHP has received report of a traffic accident on Central Hill Road in Mokelumne Hill around 8:50 PM.  Two units have been assigned and Cal Fire has been alerted. An ambulance has been requested.
    A suburban is off the road into the ditch just beyond a dead deer in the road.
   The reporting party thinks there is something to do with an x-ray and an arrest that is related to this traffic accident.

Plea to Return Lapidary Supplies Stolen

    The Sentinel has received a plea from the family of their 90 year old great-grandparent who had  lapidary supplies stolen in Murphys. 
   Under the story "Petty Theft Reported in Murphys" you will see their comments.
   We agree that stealing from the elderly is the lowest of the lows. Return the sentimental items, please, no questions asked.

   If you know anything, please help the family get the items returned.

Altaville Schoolhouse Lecture

     The Angels Camp Museum will present as part of their lecture series a special lecture on the history of the Altaville Schoolhouse at the schoolhouse site.
   The Altaville Schoolhouse is believed to be the oldest surviving schoolhouse in California.  The one-room schoolhouse was built in 1858

Fire in Copperopolis 100% Contained

    The "Gopher" Fire, which started on Gopher Ridge in Copperopolis burned 75 acres but was declared  100% contained earlier today July 24, 2012.

   Many other lightning caused fires (16) in El Dorado/Amador Counties are now 90% contained at 79 acres.

   There were a total of 2800 confirmed lightning strikes in Northern California and 73 fires started as a result.

Vehicle Vandalism in Valley Springs

   A resident on Heinemann Drive in Valley Springs reported to the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office that there had been vandalism done to a vehicle on July 23, 2012.
    The Sheriff's Deputy took the report. No suspects were listed in the Sheriff's log.

Gunshots Reported in Camp Connell

    A resident called the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office to report the sounds of illegal gunshots in the area of Shoshone Drive in Camp Connell.
    There is no indication that the deputy was able to locate the shooters.

Petty Theft Reported in Murphys

   A resident on Cedar Vista Drive in Murphys reported that lapidary supplies had been stolen from the front yard.
   No indication of the party knowing who stole the supplies was given in the report.

Bear bothering Peacocks in Sheep Ranch

      The Calaveras County Sheriff's Department got a report of a bear BOTHERING a residents' peacocks at night on Sheep Ranch Road in Sheep Ranch. The report does NOT indicate that the bear was eating the peacocks.
   The caller was put through to Fish and Game, and we know what they love to do, KILL!
   Instead, if the resident would lock her fowls up a night in a secure location, they won't be BOTHERED, and the bear will look elsewhere for entertainment.

Invitation to Mokelumne Hill Town Hall Celebration



Hit and Run Accident in Arnold

   Monday July 23, 2012 at around 7:30 PM a hit and run traffic accident was reported to CHP at Hwy 4 and Fir Drive in Arnold.
   The victim is reportedly in front of Big Trees Market and the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office is on scene investigating.  No injuries were reported in the accident.

Arrest in Arnold for DUI, Hit and Run

    Paul Joseph Flynn, (52) of Arnold, was arrested for DUI, Alcohol or Drugs, DUI Alcohol Over .08 Percent and Hit and Run Property Damage, all misdemeanors,  on July 23, 2012 around 9 PM near his home on Meadowview. 

Arrest for First Degree Burglary

   Crystal Alicia Clark (23)  of West Point, was arrested on Gold Hunter Road on July 23, 2012, for First Degree Burglary, and Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, both felonies, and Petty theft, a misdemeanor.
   Calaveras County Sheriff's deputies booked Clark into the Calaveras County Jail.

Narcotics Arrest in Valley Springs

    Richard Joseph Arreola,  (26) of Valley Springs, was arrested at McAtee and Redmond on July 23, 2012, for Possession of a Narcotic, a Controlled Substance, a felony, and for Controlled Substance Paraphernalia, and Disorderly Conduct: Acohol, both misdemeanors.
    He was booked into the Calaveras County Jail by deputies and released on bond.

Trouble at the Red Brick Saloon in San Andreas

    Just before midnight on Friday, July 20, 2012, a call came in to the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department that a white male was seen walking toward the Red Brick Saloon carrying a chain.
    At that time nothing was done, but less than an hour later, another call came into the Sheriff that a physical altercation had taken place resulting in injuries.

Michael John Yurich

    Michael John Yurich of Murphys, passed away Thursday afternoon July 19th. Michael was ill for the past 2 to 5 years with ALS.
    He was totally bedridden over the last several months when the disease quickly entered his throat and lung area. He was 55 years old.

Board Of Supervisors Meets Tuesday, July 24 at 9 AM

   You will be able to attend a Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 9 AM, but you will only be allowed to speak if all of the Supervisors department heads and friends around the county don't take up the only 1/2 hour the public is now given at the beginning of the meetings.
  Tofanelli, Tryon and Wilensky are very nervous and have tough run-off