Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fire reported in Kyburz on Hwy 50

       UPDATE at 6 PM:  We just learned that Hwy 50 is now closed at Whitehall due to this fire, which has now burned 100 acres. The cause is under investigation.

Here we go again! Guy Meyers vs the incompetents of Calaveras County

mmmmm.... let me
think, now .how many million
should we give Meyer this time?
   At the Tuesday July 28, 2015 Calaveras Supervisor meeting, there is an agenda item against Guy Meyers and his Forgotten Knowledge Medical Marijuana

Fire in Placerville

     July 23, 2015 at 3:25 PM:  Cal Fire is battling a fire at Dyer Way and Buckboard Road in the Placerville area.

   Called the Mosquito Fire, we aren't sure of the size of this one yet, but will update when we find out. Another one was reported on Tumeli but the crew was cancelled.

  

Lake Berryessa Fire, Wragg Fire

   July 23, 2015 at 12:30 PM:   Cal Fire has just updated the status of the Wragg Fire  near Lake Berryessa to 6700 acres with containment still at 5%.

   One outbuilding and one tent-trailer have been destroyed and one structure has been damaged so far.  Large animal evacuation center has now been set up at 29775 County Road 31 in Winters.  Mandatory evacuations are in effect in Quail Canyon and Golden Bear subdivisions.

11 million collect Social Security disability in the US

   Hard to believe, but in recent years, some say due to the recession, over 11 million people are now collecting Social Security Disability benefits in the United States.

Drug lab and fire off American River Bike Trail

Who's job will it be to clean up drug labs
and other criminal activity on Angels
Camps new bike trail?
   As is so common wherever there are public trails, another fire was caused by a drug lab not far from the American River Bike Trail in the Sacramento area.

   Sacramento Metro Fire was able to extinguish the fire before it spread too far, and now they are investigating the drug lab and removing all the hazardous materials that had been hauled in to the site.

How to make money in Calaveras County's poor business climate?

   It's very simple. Get 2 or three friends together who need money. Go around to all the poorest counties; the ones who have not recovered from the economic collapse and tell them YOU know the answers

Modesto Police car in crash

  July 23, 2015 at 10:45 AM:  A Modesto Police patrol car was apparently involved in a collision at Emerald and Kansas in Modesto.

   CHP is at the scene. No injuries were reported but the patrol car will need a tow.

Solo vehicle spins out in Jamestown-Warrants?

   July 23, 2015 at 10:10 AM:  A solo vehicle apparently spun out and ran off of Hwy 108 at Green Springs Road in Jamestown.

   A tow truck is en route for the vehicle.  Apparently the driver has outstanding warrants in Santa Clara County and will be picked up by Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office.

Multi-vehicle collision in Sutter Creek

   July 23, 2015 at 10:05 AM:  A muli-vehicle traffic collision has been reported at Ridge Road and Running Gold Road in Sutter Creek.

   CHP and an ambulance are en route to the scene. Use extra caution if approaching that area.

Burglary reported in Progress in Angels Camp

   On July 22, 2015 at around 11:55 AM a witness reported seeing a male on Clifton Lane in Angels Camp, put up a ladder and climb through a window where they don't believe anyone is home.

   The ladder was then kicked away.  Identified as slender with shaved brown hair and a black backpack, the Calaveras Sheriff took the report.

Burglary reported in Wallace

   On July 22, 2015 at 4:55 AM a burglary was reported to the Calaveras Sheriff by a party on Hwy 12 in Wallace. Could this be the same place where a burglar alarm sounded at around 1 AM and the Sheriff said it was a false alarm?

   When the reporting party arrived, he went inside to find a hole in the ceiling and left the building to wait in car for deputy.  The Sheriff's Office took a report.

Arrest for Theft and Forgery

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office, on July 22, 2015 a deputy arrested Terryann Barbara Vanoverloop (42) at her residence on Calaveritas Road in San Andreas for allegedly Forging a name on an Access Card and Theft of a Forged Access Card, both felonies, and for Receiving Stolen Property under $950, Personate to get Money or Property, and Control Substance Paraphernalia, misdemeanors.

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

Traffic Collision in Acampo

   July 23, 2015 at 8:20 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 99 at Peltier Road in Acampo between a green Dodge pickup and a white Toyota Tundra.

   Both are currently in the center divide. An ambulance is en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.

Fire at Lake Berryessa

   Called the Wragg Fire, CalFire is battling a blaze that was started by a car collision on Hwy 128 and Wragg Road around 2:30 PM on July 22, 2015, has now grown overnight to around 6000 acres. It is only 5% contained.

   Two subdivisions and campgrounds in the area are under mandatory evacuations and the town of Winters is dealing with the smoke and worry of how fast the fire is growing.  Helicopters are being used to drop water on the fire.

Overturned vehicle in Manteca

   July 23, 2015 at 6:25 AM:  A solo vehicle collision which overturned has been reported at Airport Way and Ripon Road in Manteca.

    No injuries have been indicated and the driver has apparently called his own tow truck.