Thursday, February 18, 2016

Burglary in Copperopolis, Horse beggar in Valley Springs

   A residential burglary was reported on February 17, 2016 by a resident on Beaver Road in Copperopolis. The Calaveras Sheriff took a report.

   A man was reported at the MarVal in Valley Springs on Hwy 26 with his horse tied up next to him, begging for money.  The Sheriff took no report on this incident.

Grand Theft on Poole Station Road, tree battle in Jenny Lind

   On February 17, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff was called to report a Grand Theft on Poole Station Road in San Andreas. The Sheriff took a report.

   Another report was called in about an altercation over the cutting of trees

Dumpster diver, house-egger in Calaveras

   Among the reports the Calaveras Sheriff's Office received on February 17, 2016 was one about a dumpster diver on Main Street in Murphys.

   An call in Copperopolis was about a house that was egged on Rock Ridge Lane. No report was taken on either incident.

Letter to the Editor: What is COR?

   Dear Editor:

   This may not be in your prevue, but recently my son came to me and asked about a religious group called COR

Traffic collision in Soulsbyville

   February 18, 2016 at 10:55 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 108 at Soulsbyville Road in Soulsbyville.

   No injuries have been indicated. CHP and a tow truck are en route.

Power lines down near Melones

   February 18, 2016 at 10:50 AM:  A tree has reportedly fallen into power lines on Jackass Hill Road near Hwy 49 on the other side of Melones Reservoir.

   CHP and PG&E have been notified. Use extra caution if in the area.

Calaveras COG holding special meeting

   On February 26, 2016 the Calaveras Council of Governments will hold a Special Meeting at Bret Harte High School. We have requested more information from COG regarding this meeting.

   The only think on the agenda is to approve the RTIP or Regional Transportation Improvement Program. It isn't clear why it has to be a Special Meeting or why it's being held at Bret Hart High School instead of in San Andreas.

Car through fence, hits tree in Jamestown

   February 18, 2016 at 8:50 AM:  A car has reportedly left Hwy 108, gone through a fence and hit a tree at Hwy 108 near Tulloch Dam Road in Jamestown.

   Emergency personnel, including an ambulance are en route to the scene. The car is at least 100' off the roadway. Be careful if headed that way.

President Obama to visit Cuba

   President Obama yesterday announced that he will be taking a trip to Cuba some time in March.

   He will be the first US President to visit Cuba in 70 years. It's about time!

The Bush Family furious

   Apparently the entire Bush family personally went to see Governor of South Carolina Nicki Haley, seeking her endorsement for President.

   Late yesterday, Haley endorsed Marco Rubio, and sparks were seen overhead at the Bush camp. Maybe Rubio offered her VP!

Car into ditch on Hwy 49

   February 18, 2016 at 6:10 AM:  A car has run off Hwy 49 at Electra Road near the Amador/Calaveras County line.

   No injuries were indicated. A tow truck has been dispatched to the scene. Be careful if headed that way until cleared.

Power returns to Ebbetts Pass

   February 18, 2016 at 6:05 AM:  Power was out off and on during the night in various areas of Ebbetts Pass.

   We are told, most areas have been restored this morning, at least for now.

Tree down in Volcano

    February 18, 2016 at 6:05 AM:  A tree has been reported down in the roadway at Hale Road and Shake Ridge Road in the Volcano area.

   Be extra cautious if headed in that direction.

Dead dog in Burson

   February 18, 2016 at 6 AM:  A dead dog has been reported on Burson Road at Hwy 12 in Burson.

   Animal control has been contacted. Be cautious if headed that way.

Fricot City Road blocked

   February 18, 2016 at 6 AM:  Fricot City road is reportedly blocked one mile west of Dogtown Road in the San Andreas area.

   Possibly a tree came down, but it isn't clear what is causing the blockage yet. Be careful if headed in that direction.

Vehicle stuck on Fairway Drive

   February 18, 2016 at 5:55 AM:  A car is reportedly stuck in the snow on Fairway Drive near Antler Drive in Arnold.

    There is a problem on county roads, as keeping up with the snowfall is not usually handled well, so be extra careful if you must go out early.

Chains required on Hwy 4

   February 18, 2016 at 5:50 AM:  Caltrans is requiring chains on Hwy 4 at Forest Meadows.

    Drive carefully if headed for the mountains.