Thursday, September 24, 2015

Breaking News: How many homes were lost in Amador County due to Butte Fire??

   For over a week, the SierraSentinel.com has been requesting information about how many homes were lost in Amador County and Calaveras County separately,

Pickup rear-ends big rig

   September 24, 2015 at 4 PM:  A Ford pickup rear-ended a big rig and then spun out on Hwy 99 at Hwy 120 in Manteca.

   Fortunately only minor injuries were reported. A tow truck has been dispatched to the scene.

Mormon Missionaries driving JAG??

   On September 23, 2015 a Copperopolis resident called in to the Sheriff's Office to report 2 men claiming to be Mormon Missionaries.

   She allowed them into her home, but later wondered if they were really missionaries, since they were driving a JAG. Though it might have been a SCAM.

Theft in West Point

 A resident on Higdon Spink Cutoff Road in West Point reported things had been stolen while he was evacuated.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took the report.

More vandalism and burglary in Mountain Ranch

  Another case of vandalism was reported by a resident on Stagecoach Hill in Mountain Ranch.

   The house reportedly had lots of

Verbal racial disturbance at Evacuation Center

   On September 23, 2015 the Calaveras Sheriff was called due to a subject who was causing a disturbance, making racial comments and causing a verbal dispute at the Frogtown Evacuation Center.

   The Calaveras Sheriff did not take a report of the incident.

Motorcycle crash on Hwy 49

  UPDATE:  The rider suffered major injuries in this crash and was taken to the hospital.  Hwy 49 is now clear.

No District Attorney in Calaveras County

   We just sent a California Public Records request and demand for an investigation into the apparent deputy sheriff gang gone "mad" in Ebbetts Pass.

Car vs pedestrian in Sonora

   September 24, 2015 at 9:15 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly hit a pedestrian on Stockton Street in Sonora.

   Emergency personnel, including an ambulance are responding to the scene.

Supervisors Kearney & Edson give millions in freebies to Voorhees Development

  In one of the frequent unfriendly exchanges at the podium (which they try to hide) of  the Calaveras Supervisors September 22, 2015 meeting, residents in District 5 (Kearney) appealed his decision to allow the developer Voorhees

Car strikes pole guy wire

   September 24, 2015 at 8:50 AM:  A car reportedly struck the guy wire holding a pole at Phoenix Lake Road and Longeway Drive in the Soulsbyville area.

  No injuries were indicated, but PG&E will be sent out to repair the pole.