Monday, July 30, 2012

The North Fire Southeast of Ukiah

   The North Fire is now 420 acres and 100% contained as of 8 PM July 30, 2012.
   The North  Fire near Ukiah  is now 400 acres and 55% contained as of 11 AM on Sunday, July 29, 2012. 

   One injury has been caused by this fire. 2 Air tankers and over 500 firefighters are now fighting this fire.

   Two roads and the BLM recreation area outside Ukiah are closed due to the fire.
   Firefighters are battling a 30 acre fire off Mill Creek Rd near Cow Mountain, southeast of Ukiah in Mendocino County which was reported 30 minutes ago, July 28, 2012 at 2:45 PM.

   Named the North Fire CalFire is trying to contain it before it spreads. We will keep you updated.

Calaveras County Women's Network Meets

   The Calaveras County Women's Network (CCWN) meets next on August 28, 2012, This is a dinner meeting at Ironstone Vineyards and the cost is $23 for members and $25 for non-members.

    The meeting begins at 5:30 PM for socializing and networking, There is a special speaker at each meeting.

   Make your reservation by August 22, 2012 by calling Sharon at 559-2673.

Death Investigation by City of Angels Camp

   Shortly after midnight on July 24, 2012, a police officer was flagged down in the 1200 block of S. Main Street, regarding a male subject that was injured.

    Several subjects on scene reported that they stopped to assist a male subject that reportedly fell and struck his head on the sidewalk.

Country Cliff's Burglarized Again

      Again over the weekend, Country Cliff's restaurant in San Andreas was broken into and robbed.

     The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a window broken and the cash register taken.

    Cliff Edson, owner of Country Cliff's has been to the Board of Supervisors many times, telling them that crime in rampant in San Andreas, and of his previous burglaries.

    Edson is running for Supervisor of District 1, in a runoff with the incumbent Gary Tofanelli, and feels they need more Sheriff's deputies.

2 go to Hospital After Collision and Rollover

      Jinrong Jzhang, 62 of Berkeley, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 4 at approximately 50 mph. On a curve in the roadway Zhang allowed his vehicle to drift to the right, where it went off the asphalt roadway and onto the soft dirt shoulder.

    After losing control of the vehicle he over corrected back to the left, and the vehicle

Thomas Benjamin Perez, Jr. Arrested in Avery

  On Moran Rd. at the Avery Hotel, CHP arrested Thomas Benjamin Perez, Jr. of Arnold for Driving Under the Influence and Driving with a Suspended License.

   He was booked into the Calaveras County Jail and released with a citation.

Violation of Parole Arrest in Valley Springs

   Emmett Cleveland James, Jr., 35, of Valley Springs, was arrested on Pine Drive in Valley Springs for driving without a license or proof of financial responsibility, both misdemeanors, and violation of parole, a felony.

   The Calaveras County Sheriff's deputy booked James into the Calaveras County Jail.

Suspicious Vehicle in Douglas Flat

   A Deputy Sheriff stopped to check on a suspicious or parked vehicle on Main Street in Douglas Flat Saturday July 28, 2012 at 9:25 PM.

   Randy Jerome Aitken was arrested for driving with a suspended license, obstructing a peace officer, possession of contolled substance paraphernalia, misdemeanors, and possession of an illegal substance, a felony and booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

   He was released after one day due to overcrowding at the jail.

San Andreas Man Arrested

    Blake Richard Aarons II, 26, of San Andreas was arrested for inflicting injury to a spouse or cohabitant, a felony, on Sunday, July 29, 2012.

   The Calaveras County Sheriff's deputy booked him into the County Jail.

Kerry Carlton Atkins Arrested in Angels Camp

Kerry Carlton Atkins, 48 of Angels Camp, was arrested on Tuolumne Ave. by Angels Camp Police Department for infliction of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitating person,  on Friday, July 27, 2012.

   He was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

Mrs. Geraldine Jane Shafer

    Mrs Geraldine Jane Shafer, 7 year resident of Lodi, passed away at Mark Twain Convalescent Hospital on July 27, 2012.  She was 88.

Man Arrested at Cemetery

   A call came in at 9:50 PM on Sunday July 30, 2012, to the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department that a man was yelling  over at the Protestant Cemetery. All they could see was a lit cigarette.

   The Deputy who reponded arrested Cory Lee Smith, 55 of Angels Camp, for disorderly conduct due to alcohol and for an out of county warrant, both misdemeanors.

Panhandler Buys Beer

   A report was made on Sunday, July 30, 2012 to the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office that a panhandler outside the Save-Mart in Angels Camp get money and then comes into the store and buys beer with the change he receives.

Angels Camp Burglary

  A burglary was reported at a residence on Hwy 49 in Angels Camp  on Sunday, July 30, 2012. The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office took the report.

Spousal Abuse Reported in Arnold

  A resident on Tamarack Drive in Arnold reported spousal abuse on Sunday, July 29, 2012. This was apparently in violation of a court order.

"Wreckless" Drivers

  Two "Wreckless" drivers were reported yesterday. One was on Hwy 26 in Valley Springs and the other one was on the water at Comanche Reservoir.

    How fortunate they are to be "wreckless" when they are driving too fast.

Mountain Lion Sightings

   Mountain lion sightings in the county are up, and many people panic and call the Sheriff who notifies Fish and Game.
   Just because you see a mountain lion doesn't mean it's out to get you, especially if its near a creek or other water.  This is a very dry year, and the lions and other critters get thirsty too.
   When you call the Sheriff just because you see one, Fish and Game will send one of their Killers out to get it.  That isn't usually necessary, but they seem to enjoy it.
   Most of these wild creatures only come out at night, but thirst will drive them to expose themselves in daylight. Stay calm. They don't eat people.

William "Bill" Riedel of Murphys

  William "Bill"  John Riedel, of Murphys, passed away at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital in San Andreas on July 23, 2012. He was 78.
  A native of Murphys, he and his parents Buster and Rose Riedel owned and operated Murphys Central Market for 30 years.