Saturday, September 19, 2015

Car hits child on Hwy 26

   September 19, 2015 at 4:45 PM:  A vehicle has reportedly hit a child pedestrian at Hwy 26 and Humbug Creek Road in the Glencoe area.

   Hwy 26 and Deardorff Road are closed for ambulance access. Stay clear of the area if you can.

Fricot City, Sheep Ranch area residents can return

   Residents who can prove they live there, can return to their homes and leave again in the Fricot City, Sheep Ranch area.

   Be sure to carry your ID, so you can get in and check on your property.

Closure on Murray Creek Road

   Apparently 5-6 PG&E trucks are working on Murray Creek Road, trying to restore power and they need to close the road.

   The roadway is blocked until the crews are finished with their work in the area.

Traffic collision in Ebbetts Pass

   September 19, 2015 at 3:15 PM:  A Ford Ranger has run off Ramsey Road at Hwy 4 and got stuck in the ditch.

   No injuries were reported. Use caution if in the area until a tow truck can pull it out.

How many homes lost in CALAVERAS?

  For days now, the SierraSentinel.com has been asked by readers why numbers for the number of homes burned in the Butte Fire have only been for both

Burglary in San Andreas

   On September 18, 2015 a burglary was reported by a resident on Pope Street in San Andreas.

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

Arrest for starting fire in West Point

   On September 17, 2015 around 11 AM a call was received and a person was arrested for starting a fire on Barney Way in West Point.

    No other details are known at this point.

Burglary in Murphys

  On September 19, 2015 around 11:35 AM a burglary was reported by a resident on Murphys Grade Road in Murphys.

   The Calaveras Sheriff took a report of the incident.

Disturbance at Rim Trail in Arnold

   On September 18, 2015 around 9:50 AM a disturbance was reported on the Rim Trail at Meadowmont Way in Arnold.

   Details of the disturbance isn't know, but the Calaveras Sheriff took no report. We have been told that there are angry people regarding the Rim Trail becoming the Rim Freeway to stop the Butte Fire.

West Point man arrested for Firearms

   On September 17, 2015 around 1:55 PM the Calaveras Sheriff's department arrested Clive Benjamin Gibbings III (42) of West Point,

Big rig on fire on Hwy 99

   September 19, 2015 at 2 PM:  A big rig is reportedly on fire after colliding with two small vehicles on Hwy 99 at Hwy 120 in Manteca.

   An ambulance and tow truck have been dispatched. Traffic is backed up as a result of the collision.  Be extra cautious if in that area.

Possible looters reported....

   CHP has reported two empty pickups (they got the license plate numbers) entering the fire area off Hwy 49 and leaving full.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office was notified of possible looters. There have been many reports.

Fatal Traffic Collision on Hwy 4

   According to CHP, on September 18, 2015 around 8:45 PM Robert Boardman (67) of Los Altos was in a 1976 Fiat, travelling east on Hwy 4, just east of Northwood Drive in the

What Resolution appointed Supervisor Edson head of OES?

  We are aware that when Clay Hawkins was appointed to run the Office of Emergency Services, it was by Resolution of the Calaveras Board of Supervisors. Also in Amador

Three vehicle collision on Hwy 49

   September 19, 2015 at 10:10 AM:  A three vehicle collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Carol Kennedy Drive, near the Calaveras Airport.

   No injuries have been indicated but vehicles are blocking the roadway. Use extra caution until CHP is able to clear.

Brian Moss: Boil your water!!

   According to a Press Release by Brian Moss at the Calaveras CAO's office, you must continue boiling your water, if service was disrupted by the Butte Fire.

   In Sheep Ranch, for example, CCWD lost their lines and had to reconnect them due to damage done as a result of the fire.  Residents MUST now boil their water, per Moss. 

DO NOT CALL the Sheriff: For check on family members

 Another Press Release:

     We have have had hundreds of people tell us that they have family members now missing, from the burn area of Calaveras County's Butte Fire.

   When the Calaveras Sheriff's Office set up a SEPARATE number

Butte Fire homes lost jumps to 503

    September 19, 2015 at 6:50 AM:  While the acreage burned during the Butte Fire remains around 70,000 the containment is now 65%.

   On the bad side, the number of homes destroyed has now grown to 503, outbuildings 330 and other structures at 47.

Butte Fire: Calaveras Supervisors Edson and Kearney faked that "everything was under control?" Red Cross Advertising??

   It was shocking to watch elected officials drag out all kinds of people to talk about how everything is perfectly under control during the Butte Fire during their so-called "community meetings"..

   As soon as the public was ALLOWED to ask questions, Edson told the cameras to stop

PIckup vs Power Pole in Ione

   September 19, 2015 at 6:30 AM   CHP is now clearing a 2 AM traffic collision where a pickup hit a power pole at Jackson Valley Road and Martin Lane in Ione.

   No injuries were reported, but traffic was backed up until PG&E was able to dispatch a crew and upright the pole.  The roadway is now clear.