Monday, May 30, 2016

Fire update at Melones

  UPDATE @ 8 AM May 31, 2016: Per CalFire this fire was held to 85 acres overnight and is now 60% contained.

  As of 7 PM on May 30, 2016 CalFire reports that the Tulloch Fire at Melones is 85 acres after a more accurate reading and is now 30% contained.

Look Familiar???

It should! This photo is in Oregon, where just like
in California the government has
a forest program run by and for the timber industry!
No wonder we have severe climate change!!

Traffic collision starts fire in Acampo

   UPDATE:  The cab of a 30' box truck was destroyed, but the driver suffered only minor injuries in this collision.

Collision on Hogan Dam Road

   May 30, 2016 at 6 PM:  A collision has been reported on Hogan Dam Road near Hwy 26 in Valley Springs.

   An ambulance is en route to the scene due to head injuries. CHP is present and a tow truck has been dispatched.  Be cautious if headed that way.

Motorcycle down on Hwy 26

   UPDATE: No injuries are indicated in this collision.

Fire at Melones

   May 30, 2016 at 5 PM:  Per CalFire a fire reported about 3:10 PM is about 100 acres at this time on the Tuolumne County side of Melones Reservoir on New Peoria Road near Old Melones Road.

   Named the Tulloch Fire, 125 firefighters, 15 engines, 5 airtankers and 2 bulldozers are assigned to the fire.

Grass and campaign signs burning

   May 30, 2016 at 4:35 PM:  A fire has been reported on southbound Hwy 99 at Hammer Lane in Stockton, where grass and some campaign signs are burning.

   Fire personnel are en route to the scene. Be cautious if in the area.

Hit and Run collision on Hwy 88

  May 30, 2016 at 1:40 PM:  A collision was reported on Hwy 88 at Waterloo Road but apparently the vehicle that caused the collision left the scene.

   CHP is en route to the location. No injuries are indicated.

Three vehicle collision in Pinecrest

   UPDATE:  Three tow trucks have been dispatched to pick up the vehicles.

Hwy 4 backed up

   May 30, 2016 at 11:55AM:  I would avoid Hwy 4 for the rest of the day as weekend travelers are leaving Ebbetts Pass in droves already.

   Traffic is backed up even at the stop sign in Angels Camp (Hwy 49).  Wait until tomorrow to go to the store or wherever, when its safer.

Traffic control at Yosemite Junction in Jamestown

   May 30, 2016 at 10:35 AM:  As often happens on holiday weekends, CHP is at the Hwy 120 and Yosemite Junction in Jameztown to help control traffic heading to Yosemite for the day.

   Be cautious if headed in that direction as cars can be stopped in front of you. It's better to visit Yosemite on a non-holiday.

Hit and run on Hwy 88

   May 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM:  A hit and run has been reported on Hwy 88 near Pevatali Road in Jackson.

   A white van is apparently the vehicle that fled the scene. CHP has been advised and is en route to the scene.

Dog on Hwy 26

   May 30, 2016 at 9:50 AM:  A dog identified as a Sharpei, has been reported on Hwy 26 near the onramp to Hwy 99 in Stockton.

   Be extra cautious until CHP can rescue it.

Stockton man arrested on Hwy 12

   On May 29, 2016 CHP arrested Cody Lee Rackley (29) of a unknown address in Stockton, on Hwy 12 near Camanche Reservoir.

   Rackley was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Vehicle Theft, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Violation of Parole, all felonies and for Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor.

Arrest at San Andreas DMV Office

   On May 29, 2016 Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Mark Andrew Brown (54) of San Andreas, at the DMV office on Mountain Ranch Road.

   Brown was booked into

Sheep Ranch man arrested

  On May 28, 2016 the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office arrested Mark Raymond Trotter (46) of Sheep Ranch at his residence on Armstrong Road.

   Trotter was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Violation of Parole and Battery with Serious Bodily Injury, both felonies.

Assault arrest in Angels Camp

   On May 28, 2016 Angels Camp Police arrested Kimberly Lee Jones (57) of Angels Camp on Booster Way.

   Jones was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Assault with a Deadly Weapon, not a Firearm.

70 Fire in Butte County

  On May 29, 2016 CalFire and several other agencies worked together to extinguish what started as 5 separate fires along Hwy 70 that grew together to form 3 fires in Butte County.

   Would you say this was an ARSON? Is that starting this year already. Fortunately, these fires, named the 70 Fire, were extinguished at 30 acres.

    Too many crazy people

Cow on Hwy 108 in Oakdale

   May 30, 2016 at 8:35 AM:  A cow has been reported on Hwy 108 near Willms Road in Oakdale.

   Be extra cautious until CHP can locate the owner.

Memorial Day