Friday, October 23, 2015

Traffic collision in Standard

   October 23, 2015 at 1 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Mono Way and Standard Road in the Standard area.

   Two are pinned in and fuel is leaking. Emergency crews are responding to the scene.

Injured deer on Parrotts Ferry Road in Columbia

   October 23, 2015 at 11:50 AM:  An injured deer has been reported on Parrotts Ferry Road and Covered Wagon Road in Columbia.

   A discussion of what to do with the deer often takes place, but they always shoot them because they cannot apparently allow a deer's leg to be repaired.

Three killed at pot grow identified

   The names of the three men killed at the Railroad Flat pot grow have been released:

   Robert Haney (60) of Modesto, Terry Glen, Jr. (44) of Waterford and Wes Smiith (55) of Snelling all died of shotgun wounds.  An investigation is ongoing by the Calaveras Sheriff's department.

Car crash on bridge in Copperopolis

   October 23, 2015 at 10 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Obyrnes Ferry Road (on the bridge) at Lake Tulloch in Copperopolis.

   One vehicle is blocking a lane. It isn't yet known if there are any injuries. Avoid the area if possible.

Big rig stuck on railroad tracks

   October 23, 2015 at 9:50 AM: CHP is at the scene of a big rig hauler who's "landing gear" is stuck on the railroad tracks at Reeve Road and Byron Road in Tracy.

   UPRR has been notified and a big rig tow is en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.

Traffic collision near Melones

   October 23, 2015 at 9:40 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Jackass Hill Road at Hwy 49 on the Tuolumne County side of Melones.

    No injuries were indicated, but a tow truck was required. Be extra cautious in the area.

Several reports of gunfire or fireworks in Valley Springs

   On October 22, 2015 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office received several reports of gunfire or fireworks from residents in the area.

   Complaints were received from Hogan Dam Road, on Grouse Drive, on Golden West Court, on Gallius Lane, on Augusta Court, on St. Andrews Drive between 10 PM and 10:10 PM. No report was taken on any of these reports.

Assault with Firearm in Mountain Ranch

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office, on October 22, 2015, after receiving a call that he was shooting at some type of crew, they arrested Garrett Michael Allen (22) of Mountain Ranch at his residence on Worden Drive.

   Allen was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Assault with a Firearm, a felony, and then released on bond. Was it a PG&E crew or water, hmmmm?

Head-on crash with school bus

   A pickup drifted across the double yellow lines and directly into the path of a large school bus late October 22, 2015, Thursday afternoon, and struck it head-on.

   The driver of the pickup

View from the Hubble....

Starburst Galaxy Messier 94 is the name of
this one. Is there no end to space???