Thursday, December 24, 2015

Illegal shooting complaint in Burson

   On December 23, 2015 a resident on Flint Street in Milton called the Calaveras Sheriff's Office to report that someone was driving around honking and shooting a gun in the area.

   The Sheriff took no report of the incident.

Brown Horse loose in Rancho Calaveras

   December 24, 2015 at 3:20 PM:  A brown horse has been reported loose at garner Place and Baldwin Street in Rancho Calaveras.

  CHP is en route to that location. Be careful if in that area.

Collision in Copperopolis

   December 24, 2015 at 2:10 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Obyrnes Ferry Road and Copper Cove Drive in Copperopolis.

  No injuries have been indicated. A tow truck has been dispatched.

Head injury in Acampo crash

   September 24, 2015 at 2:15 PM:  A traffic collision on Hwy 99 at Acampo Drive in Acampo has resulted in a head injury for one.

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

Tree down in Glencoe

   December 24, 2015 at 2:05 PM:  A tree is reportedly down on Hwy 26 at Lone Dove Lane in Glencoe.

   Caltrans has been notified. It is blocking one lane, so be cautious if in the area.

Big rig runs off Hwy 4

   December 24, 2015 at 2 PM:  A big rig has run off Hwy 4 near Upper Moran Road in Arnold.

   A big rig tow truck is needed as it is partially blocking the roadway. A separate incident was also reported just above this one apparently.  CHP is en route to the scene.

Christmas tree at State Capitol

   This years tree at the Capitol in Sacramento is beautiful, especially at night.

Accused Radical Extremist Christian Terrorist wants to be own lawyer

   The Planned Parenthood terrorist will get a mental evaluation after telling the judge he wants to represent himself in court.

   The accused Radical Extremist Christian Terrorist fired his assigned lawyer on Friday.

Forecast for tonight

   We just received the National Weather Bureau forecast for Calaveras County that says the snow level may reach 2000' and then 1000' after midnight tonight.

    More snow is expected at higher elevations and could reach as much as 9 more inches. Wow!

Car overturned in Groveland

   December 24, 2015 at 12:50 PM:  A car has overturned on Hwy 120 at Big Oak Flat Road in Groveland.

   CHP and other emergency personnel are en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.

CHP: Same vehicle stuck for 2nd time today

   December 24, 2015 at 12:45 PM:  CHP received another call from the same vehicle they had just towed out of the snow earlier on Hwy 88 at Peddlar Hill.

   Apparently their chains are not the correct size or installed incorrectly.

Oh, no! Car crashes with snow plow in Murphys

   UPDATE at 1 PM:  CHP is now at the scene.

   December 24, 2015 at 12:30 PM:  A car and a snow plow

Ford Expedition rams power pole

   December 24, 2015 at 12:25PM:  A Ford Expedition ran off Red Corral Road in Pioneer and hit a power pole.

  CHP and a tow truck are en route to the scene. No injuries were indicated.

Jeep hits hillside in Twain Harte

   December 24, 2015 at 12:10 PM:  A Jeep Cherokee had an argument with a hillside on Twain Harte Drive in Twain Harte. The hillside won.

   CHP has dispatched a tow truck. No injuries were indicated.

Tree down on Avery Sheep Ranch Road

   December 24, 2015 at 11:35 AM:  A tree is reportedly down on Avery Sheep Ranch Road at Blackbird Lane in Avery.

   CHP is en route. Apparently the entire roadway is blocked, so be careful if headed in that direction.

Caltrans does disappearing act!

  UPDATE:  Caltrans plows reappeared not too long after this was posted. Now there's a collision on Hwy 4 in Murphys.

Hwy 4 Christmas Eve

Caltrans is trying to keep Hwy 4 cleared, but its not easy.
This is around 11 AM at 3500'.

Car crashes into pole in ice

   December 24, 2015 at 10:40 AM:  A car skidded in the ice and ran into a pole on Hwy 26 about 4 miles from Hwy 12, outside Toyon.

   No injuries were indicated, PG&E has been notified. Use extra caution as many of the foothill roads are icy right now.

Ebbetts Pass getting heavy snow

      December 24, 2015 at 9:30 AM:  Snow is falling heavily in Ebbetts Pass. Stay home if possible. The upper grade road above Murphys is messy.

   As usual, there are visitors from down below who don't know how to drive in the snow and they are having the usual problems on the roads.

Must be Dasher practicing!

This photo was taken by a park ranger in Alaska!

Traffic collision in Lodi

   UPDATE:  Injuries in this collision were minor per CHP.

Pluto decked out for Christmas

   NASA sent out this photo today of Pluto, with the red and green colors for Christmas.

Overturned car in Escalon

   December 24, 2015 at 6:45 AM:  A car has reportedly overturned at Hwy 120 and Yosemite Avenue in Escalon.

   Emergency personnel, including an ambulance, are en route to the scene.

Large Steer on Linden roadway

   December 24, 2015 at 5:45 AM:  CHP is at Clements Road and Comstock Road in the Linden area with a large steer who escaped.

   Be extra cautious if headed in that direction until they can round it up and put it back in its pasture.

"Cinnamon" hitches ride on garbage truck

   Already named "Cinnamon", this one year old black bear was scooped up in a garbage truck and taken around 75 miles before escaping in the Fresno area at a dump.

   Fish and Wildlife personnel tranquilized and took "Cinnamon" back to the Sierra National Forest in time for Christmas.

Tree and power lines down in Groveland

   December 24, 2015 at 5 AM:  CHP reports that a tree came down on power lines and the roadway at Feretti Road and Boitano Road in the Groveland area.

   Drive with extra caution in that area until PG&E can clear the roadway.

Merry Christmas from the NHL!

   As all true NHL fans know, a good fight can make the game. Last night a fist fight broke out on the ice and one of the announcers began singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".

   You can check it out on YouTube. Hilarious!

Chain control in Murphys

   December 24, 2015 at 4:45 AM:  Caltrans has just issued a chain control in Murphys for Hwy 4.

   It is snowing, although at this time it mainly ground cover.  Be cautious if you have to go out on the roadways

Big Rig Jack-knife's in Salida

   December 24, 2015:  Around 3 AM a 63' big rig jack-knifed and hit a fence at Hwy 99 and Hammett Road in Salida.

   No injuries were indicated, and a big rig tow was called as the truck was down in a ditch beside the freeway.

CHiPs for Kids Success

The annual ChiPs for Kids 2015 event in Calaveras County
 was a huge success, as you can see from the photo.
 Thank you to everyone who donated!