Saturday, May 23, 2015

Attention Drinkers and users--Stay Home

   The Angels Camp Police Department is doing a crackdown on DUI over the Memorial Day Weekend, May 22 through May 25, 2015.

   There will be checkpoints so either stay home or designate a sober driver to avoid arrest or worse yet, a tragedy.  Call 911 if you suspect someone is driving with under the influence.

John McCain says.....

   As you may know, the Senate did not come to an agreement to even extend the Patriot Act beyond June 1, 2015.

   John McCain says that this is due to Edward Snowden

Solo vehicle over embankment in Acampo

   May 23, 2015 at 3:10 PM:  A solo red vehicle went off Hwy 99 at Collier Road in Acampo and overturned down the embankment.

   An ambulance and CHP are responding to the scene.  Use extra caution if in that area.

Collision at Big Trees State Park

   May 23, 2015 at 3:05 PM:  CHP is en route to a traffic collision at Hwy 4 at Big Trees State Park. An ambulance is also responding to the scene.

   Use extra caution in that area. The traffic is heavy on Hwy 4 in Ebbetts Pass today.

Collision in Vallecito

   May 23, 2015 at 2:10 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 4 and Angels Road in Vallecito involving a white Chrysler and a blue Ford Ranger.

   A tow truck has been dispatched. No injuries have been indicated, but be careful if in that area until cleared.  

Firefighters in Lockeford seeking donations

  May 23, 2015 at 2 PM:  Someone called CHP to report a traffic hazard in Lockeford. It turned out they were stopping cars to get donatons to fill the boot.

   Apparently not everyone was pleased with the process.

Ireland approves Same-Sex Marriage!!

   On May 22, 2015 all of Ireland went to the polls to decide whether to allow same-sex marriage in the county.

   This morning it was proudly announced that Ireland is the first country in the world to officially approve the law. 

Disneyland is 60 years old

Happy Birthday!!

Traffic Collision in Murphys

 UPDATE: CHP has arrived at the scene and a tow truck has been dispatched.

Dog found hanging from tree

What kind of person could hurt
a sweet dog like Sunny?
   Whenever we see something like the story about the dog found hanging from a tree in Tucson, Arizona, we are reminded of how many evil, crazy people there are in this world today.

   Our dog was

Pickup hits bridge at I-5 and Hwy 120 connector-2nd collision

     UPDATE:  This collision was cleared when  another traffic collision occurred involving a black Dodge and a white Toyota just east of this one. No injuries are reported.

Burglary in San Andreas

   On May 22, 2015 a resident on Market Street in San Andreas reported a burglary had occurred.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report.

Grand Theft in Dorrington

   On May 22, 2015 the theft of a custom made ski lift was reported on Pawnee Drive in Dorrington.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report of the Grand Theft.

Valley Springs burglary

   On May 22, 2015 at burglary was reported at a residence on Gann and Hogan Dam road in Valley Springs.
    The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report.

Car hits Communication box in Farmington

   UPDATE:  An AT&T phone box was hit and a telephone pole. They were notified of the damage.

Traffic Collision in Lodi

   May 23, 2015 at 8:50 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Live Oak Drive in Lodi, near Hwy 99.

   Two CHP unites and an ambulance are en route to the scene. Use caution if in that area.

California elephants need our help!

Hard to believe, these gentle, intelligent
giants are not only tortured and killed
for their ivory in Africa, but regularly
abused in California for performances.
   Believe it or not, even here in California elephants are continuously mistreated; shocked, jabbed with bullhooks, and generally abused in order to get them to perform.

   If you can take it, go to the Animal Legal Defense Fund website and view the video yourself. Then encourage your elected state officials to pass a law against this abuse.


Traffic Collision in Hilmar

   UPDATE at 8:55 AM:  This collision has been changed to a major injury collision. CHP is investigating.