Saturday, July 18, 2015

Solo collision on Hwy 88

   July 18, 2015 at 5:10 PM:  A solo vehicle ran off Hwy 88 near Cooks Station. No injuries have been reported.

   A tow truck has been dispatched due to the fact that the car has three flat tires.

Rock truck blocking Hwy 4

   July 18, 2015 at 5:05 PM:  A rock truck is reportedly stuck on Hwy 4 between Angels Camp and Copperopolis and traffic is backing up.

   CHP is en route to the area. Be extra cautious if heading that way.

Traffic collision on Hwy 49

   July 18, 2015 at 5 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 near Tuttletown.

   It isn't yet known if there are injuries. CHP is en route to the scene. Be careful if in the area.

Don't Stop Big Pot!!

Even the phone number
has been changed.
   There was a new message in Murphys this morning, across from the Post Office. It said Don't Stop Big Pot, Pot Don't Stop Big, or The Pot Stop, something like that.  Not sure who made the new signs!!

   Mr. "Big Pot" McManus, who has used this issue to get donations so he doesn't have to work, is crying "Why, why me, why, why, why?"

Fire in Valley Springs

  July 18, 2015 at 2:10 PM:  A fire has been reported in the 7600 block of Hwy 26 in Rancho Calaveras.

   As firefighters arrived they found a small burned area, being attacked by locals.  The fire is nearly encircled at this point.

Boating Accident at Drifters Marina

  UPDATE on July 22, 2015 at 3:30 PM:  The Copperopolis Fire Department says they cannot give out information due to HIPPA laws. All he would say is that he was taken by American Legion Ambulance, that he was not on duty at the time.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office press person

Hit and Run in Murphys

   July 18, 2015 at 1:30 PM:  A hit and run collision has been reported at the Shell Gas Station on Hwy 4 in Murphys.

   CHP is en route to the scene. No injuries have been indicated.

Carfire on Hwy 99 in Modesto

 UPDATE at 10:45 AM:  Injuries were minor in this collision and fire, per CHP.

Report of Unsecured dog in Pickup

   July 18, 2015 at 9:30 AM:  CHP just got another report of a dog in the back of a white pickup on Hwy 99 in Stockton, laying on top of the tool box, unsecured.  We all see this every day in our area.

   Some people just don't care about their animals enough to protect them. There is a law in California that any dog in the back of a truck must be secured with a short leash or chain.

Dead puppy on Leash on Hwy 4

   July 18, 2015 at 9:25 AM:  A dead puppy on a leash has been reported on Hwy 4 at Appaloosa, just went of Angels Camp.

   If you lost your puppy, you should check. Caltrans has been called to remove the poor thing.

Investigation into dead mother grizzly

It's a sad world where so-called
hunters kill for the joy of killing!
   A female grizzly bear found in the Flathead National Park in Montana was found to be suspicious, so US Fish and Wildlife have brought the dead bear back to be autopsied. She had been shot.

Deer on Hwy 88

   July 18, 2015 at 6:30 AM:  A dead deer has been reported on Hwy 88 at Irishtown Road in the Pine Grove area.

   Use extra caution until it can be removed.

Freeway on Fire in LA

   Hwy 15, the main highway between LA and Las Vegas, became an inferno late yesterday afternoon, July 17, 2015 when a fast moving wildfire, moved into