Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Motorcycle vs Farm Equipment

   October 1, 2014 at 4:25 PM:  A motorcycle collided with a piece of farm equipment at Copperopolis Rd. and Best Road in Stockton.

   An ambulance and CHP are en route to the scene.

Van hits bridge in Sonora

  October 1, 2014 at 4:20 PM:  CHP is now in the clearing stages of a van that hit a bridge at Hwy 108 and Lime Kiln Road in Sonora.

   An ambulance was required due to injuries. A tow truck is now at the scene.

Low Turn-out for McClintocks water summit

   Very few people attended the water summit put on by Congressman McClintock at the Tuolumne County Fairgrounds last week.

   One told us "..it was just a bunch of tea party campaigners, routing up for him."  There were less than 50 people in the entire room.   Apparently this was not about water, but about hitting environmentalists for not wanting more clear-cuts and dams.

Secret Service Chief Resigns

  After a day of berating by Congress over the Presidents security, Julia Pierson, Secret Service Chief, has resigned.

   It seems that not only did a PTSD veteran gain entrance to the White House, but a felon was allowed to ride in an elevator with the President recently.

Loud Music killer found Guilty!

   A jury found Michael Dunn, the 47 year old Florida man who killed a 17 year old for loud music, guilty of 1st degree murder after only 6 hours of deliberations after a re-trial.

   He could get life without parole when he is sentenced. He took the stand in his own defense. His fiancĂ© was watching from inside the shop at the gas station. A lot of her reaction is on video.

We'll always remember the Emmersons/for clear-cutting

What a wonderful thing to be remembered for, SPI! Lassen National Forest!

Traffic accident in Copperopolis

  October 1, 2014 at 1:15 PM:  A traffic accident was reported on Cheyenne Drive in Copperopolis.  No injuries have been reported.

   Copper Fire is at the scene. The vehicle hit a guardrail.

Traffic Collision on Phoenix Lake Road

   October 1, 2014 at 12:45 PM:  One report said that the vehicle that collided on Phoenix Lake Road in Sonora was driving all over the road prior to the crash.

   CHP is en route to the scene where the vehicle has gone over the embankment. An ambulance has also been dispatched to the area.

River Reflections Arts Project

   On Sunday, October 5, 2014  from noon to 3 PM Amador Arts, Calaveras Arts Council, Foothill Conservancy and EBMUD presents the River Reflections Project.

How does it feel to OWN a political party?

Thin skinned Kochs,  who control
everything the Republican Party does
or says.
   The Rolling Stones magazine ran a story/expose' of the Koch Brothers and their takeover of the Republican Party this month.

  This photo is of David Koch, who does not handle criticism or scrutiny very well. Nasty attitude for one who owns and controls the entire Republican Party (the money).

   Now you know why so many of us have become Independents or No Party Preference.

Amador County Supervisors meet

   On October 7, 2014 at 8:30 AM the Amador County Board of Supervisors meet in their Board Chambers on Court Street in Jackson.

   We haven't yet seen the agenda.

Car blocking Hwy 49 in San Andreas

   October 1, 2014 at 11:50 AM:  A vehicle is partially blocking one lane at Hwy 49 and Pool Station Road in San Andreas, causing a hazard.

   The driver was seen walking on Pool Station towards Russell.  A tow truck has been requested.

Vallecito Music Boosters donates $10,000

   The Vallecito Music Boosters was a wonderful group of people who wanted to make sure children experienced playing a musical instrument at a young age.

Oh, no! An injured kitty on Hwy 99

   An injured kitty in the center divide on Hwy 99 at Briggsmore was reported at 10:47 AM.  An animal control officer is taking it to the vet on Beckwith in Modesto as of 10:56 AM.

   That is the correct response to an injured animal call.

Hay truck on fire in San Andreas

    UPDATE at 10:40 AM:  The smoldering hay bale has been extinguished. The rest of the truck is fine.

Burglary arrest in Rancho Calaveras

   On September 30, 2014 around 5 PM Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Anthony Paul Coffaney (33) of Mountain Ranch, on Westhill Road in Rancho Calaveras for alleged 1st Degree Burglary, Kidnapping and False Imprisonment with the threat of Violence, all felonies, and Obstructing or Resisting a Police Officer, Possession of Unlawful Paraphernalia, misdemeanors along with a Warrant for Felony violation of Parole/

    Coffaney was booked into the Calaveras County Jail. A residential burglary had been reported at 7:20 AM that same morning on Westhill Road, of which the Sheriff's Office took a report. Was it related to this one?

Car Fire at Hwy 99 and Farmiington/Hwy 4

   October 1, 2014 at 8:15 AM:  A car fire has been reported at Hwy 99 and the Farmington Road exit/Hwy 4 in Stockton.

   All parties are out of the vehicle. The fire department and CHP are at the scene.

Thanks for the memories, Emmerson Family

We'll never forget you and your SPI!!

OP-ED..by Angels Camp Police Chief Todd Fordahl

       Proposition 47 will NOT make neighborhoods and schools safer

        I have worked in Calaveras County law enforcement since 1998, and in just over twenty years of working as a cop, I have been fortunate enough to never feel the need to write an op-ed piece on any pending legislation.  Until now.