Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Caltrans steals wagon? Or not?

   A man with a Caltrans vest on, attempted to steal this antique wagon from in front of a cafĂ© in Sonora earlier today.

   Arrested was Darrell Parsons, who police say is NOT a Caltrans employee.

Man dies on birthday, carrying rock while swimming

  It may be hard to believe, but authorities revealed that a 21 year old man, was swimming across one of the dredging ponds at the Oroville Wildlife area while carrying a large rock yesterday, May 25, 2015.

   He went down not long after he was seen swimming, and was not able to recover. It was his birthday.   Why he was trying to carry a rock across the pond is unclear.

Fire in Hughson

   May 26, 2015 at 12:35 PM:  A fire has been reported at Fox Grove Access and Geer Road in the Hughson area, near the river.

   Stanislaus County Fire is responding to the scene. No other details available.

Bus and pickup collide

   May 26, 2015 at 12:30 PM:  A bus and a pickup have reportedly collided on southbound Hwy 99 at Eight Mile Road in Stockton.

   No injuries have been reported. A tow truck is responding. The vehicles are parked on the right hand side, so use caution if you're going through the area.

Gerald Dennis Wells of Railroad Flat

      Gerald (Jerry) D. Wells, 58, of Railroad Flat, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at his home on the family ranch in Railroad Flat

Two Fires in Copperopolis

   On May 24, 2015 at approximately 1:50 PM CalFire responded to a reported fire off Hwy 4 near Telegraph Road.

Pickup and Motorcycle crash at Bass Lake

UPDATE:  The Starke County Sheriff's Office reports that William Wagner (55) of Bass Lake, passed away at the hospital after hitting a tree when ejected from the motorcycle.

   There were apparently no witnesses

Boulder blocking Hwy 108

   May 26, 2015 at 10 AM:  Caltrans has been called out to move a large boulder that is blocking Hwy 108 at Kennedy Meadows.

   Both westbound lanes are currently blocked by the boulder, so use extra caution if heading in that direction.

Disney's "Tomorrowland" takes box office

   With George Clooney as the star, Disney's "Tomorrowland" adventure flick took the four day top box office for Memorial Day weekend.

   The movie took in $41.5 million. "Pitch Perfect 2" came in 2nd with $38 million.

Shots fired reported in San Andreas and Wallace

   On May 25, 2015  between 8 PM and 9:30 PM several people in San Andreas reported to the Calaveras Sheriff hearing shots fired or some type of explosions, 2 on W. St. Charles Street, 1 on

Car runs off Hwy 99 in Lodi

   May 26, 2015 at 8:30 AM:  A car reportedly ran off Hwy 99 at Harney Lane in Lodi. Two CHP are at the scene.

   No injuries have been indicated, but a tow truck is responding for the vehicle.

Collision on Hwy 99 at Hwy 120

   May 26, 2015 at 6:55 AM:  Per a witness, a gold sedan apparently lost control, hit the center divide and then went back across the right hand lanes, striking a grey sedan on Hwy 99 near the Hwy 120 exit in Manteca.

   It isn't yet known if there are injuries. Use extra caution if headed that way. It's possible that one driver may be a police officer.


Traffic Collision on Hwy 26

   May 26, 2015 at 6:55 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 26 and Paloma Road in Valley Springs.

    CHP and an ambulance are responding. Use caution if in that area.

Glass Spill on Hwy 4

  UPDATE at 5:50 AM:  Per CHP lanes are reopening now.