Thursday, April 30, 2020

False imprisonment arrest...

 UPDATE:  We just got a press release that this is a Corrections Officer at the Calaveras County Jail.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Burglary arrest at Big Trees Market

   On April 27, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Brad Ernest Burch (56) of Arnold at the Big

Angels Camp police arrest Arnold woman

   On April 27, 2020 around 2:40 AM Angels Camp Police arrested Sarah Lianne Rutherford (28) of Arnold on Gold Cliff Road in Angels Camp.

   Rutherford was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged 1st degree Burglary, a felony and for Occupying a residence without permission, a misdemeanor.

Time to repair or replace your window screens...

Take your old ones to Arnold True Value or call
795-4038 for pickup.

Monday, April 27, 2020

2 big rigs and 4 cars in Manteca collison

   April 27, 2020 at 12:10 PM:  Two big rigs and 4 cars are reportedly involved in a collision at Hwy 120 and Hwy 99 in Manteca.

   Ambulances are responding to the scene due to injuries. A pickup that rear-ended a big rig is now stuck under the truck.  The roadways are blocked.

Semi t-bones pickup outside Clements

   April 27, 2020 at 12 PM:  A semi cattle truck has reportedly t-boned a pickup on Liberty Road at Jack Tone Road outside Clements.

   An ambulance is en route to the scene due to major injuries.

Collision on Hwy 26

   April 27, 2020 at 11:05 AM:  A red truck has run into the golf course off Hwy 26 in Valley Springs after a collision.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene. The other vehicle is still on the roadway and traffic is backing up.

Arrest for stalking in Angels Camp

   On April 26, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested John Melvin Walter Cargile (35) of Avery on Main Street in Angels Camp.

   Cargile was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Stalking, a felony and for annoying phone calls, a misdemeanor.

Felony Vandalism in West Point

   On April 26, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Collin James Arbuckle (31) of West Point on Valentine Hill Drive.

   Arbuckle was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged felony Vandalism and for Battery on a Spouse, a misdemeanor.

CHP report on motorcycle fatality

   According to CHP on April 25, 2020 around 5;50 PM Charles Brechtel (62) of Copperopolis was riding a 1987 Harley Davidson motorcycle

Burglary arrest in Angels Camp

   According to Angels Camp Police on April 25, 2020 officers arrested Sarah Lianne Rutherford (28) of Arnold on Alpine Avenue.

   Rutherford was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged 1st degree burglary, a felony.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Sierra Sentinel proud....

   The Sierra Sentinel is proud to be the ANTI-Trump voice of the Sierra Nevadas.

   We will continue to tell the truth about the SNAKE as long as he is in office. Racists who threaten and try to cause trouble will soon be forgotten and have to go back to hide under their rocks.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Fatal collision in West Point

   According to CHP's report on April 23, 2020 at 5:25 PM Christopher Brabbin (27) of

Trump offers new miracle cure--WHERE does he get this stuff???

   At the Thursday COVID-19 press conference, Trump presented his newest cure idea for curing

Trump's miracle drug a BUST!

 UPDATE:  The FDA has now issued a warning against using Hydroxychloriquine as it can

Jackson Police car in collision

   April 24, 2020 at 9:15 AM:  A Jackson Police officers car has been involved in a traffic collision at New York Ranch Road and China Graveyard Road in Jackson.

   CHP reports that someone struck the police car. There are no injuries.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Trump fires top vaccine doctor

  UPDATE:  Dr. Bright plans to file 2 Whistleblower complaints against Trump!!!

 Dr. Bright, the number one vaccine physician at the federal Health and Human Services

LAW and ORDER highlights RACISM as mental illness

   If you are a Law and Order fan, you likely saw last night's show, where it depicted a white man who killed a black man

How many MORE filed for Unemployment this week?

   Bringing the total unemployed in the last five weeks to 26 million nationwide,

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Collision in Mokelumne Hill

     April 22, 2020 at 10:40 AM:  A traffic collision, involving a car running off Hwy 49 and into the bushes has been reported in Mokelumne Hill, near Wendells Restaurant.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene. Be extra cautious if heading in that direction.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Bruce Paul Botz of Pioneer

   Bruce Paul Botz of Pioneer passed away on Monday April 13, 2020 at his home. He was

Dirty, frizzy grey haired guy NOT Mike Preston????

   Someone told us that they believed the raging racist who was turned into the Secret Service for threatening President Obama was hiding behind Meadowmont Shopping Center.

   Preston had

Monday, April 20, 2020

Bear Valley Music Festival CANCELLED

   Sadly, the 2020 Bear Valley Music Festival has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.

   Sure it will be back next year, better than ever.

Head-on Collision in Valley Springs

   April 20, 2020 at 12:30 PM:  A head-on traffic collision has been reported on Vista Del Lago at Shadow Lane in Valley Springs.

   Both lanes are blocked but injuries are minor, per CHP.  Be extra cautious if headed that way.

CHP report on motorcycle fatality

   According to CHP on April 18, 2020 around 10:50 PM Timothy White (62) of Denair was driving a 2007 Harley Davidson eastbound on Hwy 4

Indecent Exposure at Save-Mart

   On April 18, 2020 Angels Camp Police arrested Jeremy Vernon David Costa (41) of San Andreas at the Save-Mart in Angels Camp.

   Costa was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Indecent Exposure, a misdemeanor.

Arrest in Burson area

   On April 17, 2020 CHP arrested Jonathon Scott Borem (39) of Haskell Lane in the Burson area at Hwy 12 and Haskell Lane.

   Borem was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, a felony.

Copperopolis man arrested

   On April 17, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Jacob Roger Schulte (26) of Copperopolis at 23 E. St. Charles Street in San Andreas.

   Schulte was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Burglary during a State of Emergency, Vandalism and Violation of PRCS, all felonies.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Fire off Hwy 26

   April 18, 2020 at 3 PM:  A large fire has been reported at Red Corral Road and Deavers Road off Hwy 26 between West Point and Pioneer.

   Fire personnel are responding. It is on the Amador County side right now.

Motorcycle fatality on Hwy 4

   April 18, 2020 at 11:15 AM:  A solo motorcycle collision has been reported on Hwy 4

House fire in Burson

   April 18, 2020 at 8 AM:  A house fire has been reported on Pettinger Road at Amos Road in the Burson area.

   Emergency personnel are at the scene.  Be cautious if headed that way.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Avery resident arrested

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff on April 16, 2020 Zachary Joseph Anglin (34) of Avery was arrested on Whiskey Slide Road in Mountain Ranch.

   Anglin was booked

UPDATE: Adopted ....Adopt kitty Kane

Visit Kane at the San Andreas animal shelter
for Calaveras County

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Was it GOD???

   Dear Editor:

   I don't know why the world is being hit with this virus, but I do know that the world is overpopulated.

   Perhaps, as many evangelists believe, their GOD is trying to make the world a better place by eliminating humans, the true cause of global warming.

   Just sayin'!!

   Resident of Calaveras County

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

DUI with Great Bodily Harm--Juveniles

   On April 14, 2020 at approximately 6:35 PM, according to the CHP, a traffic collision was reported on Hwy 4 at Northwood Drive

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Report on Physical Distancing....

   From one happy woman SHELTERING at HOME, "I went to this restaurant called THE KITCHEN. You have to gather all of the ingredients and make your own meal.

   I have no clue how this place is still in business."

PIttsburgh man arrested on 11 charges

   On April 13, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Nicholas Augustine Gaspar (35) of Pittsburgh at the San Joaquin County Jail.

   Gaspar was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged

Monday, April 13, 2020

Calaveras Sheriff report on Bechtold arrest--TIED TO A POLE???

  On April 3, 2020 at around 4:30 PM, the county sheriff, along with the CHP were dispatched to the intersection of Nall Street and Westhill Road in Valley Springs for a vehicle

Easter bunny hiding from hawk???

This fella was photographed by BP of Copper. There was a hawk
flying around up above.  Great photo!

San Andreas man arrested

   On April 12, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Christopher Salem Bates (34) of San Andreas on Old Stage Road.

   Bates was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Assault with a Deadly Weapon not a Firearm and Battery, both felonies and for Obstructing or Resisting Arrest and Vandalism, both misdemeanors.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

If someone warns you....BEWARE!!!

   Be careful in this day and age of Trump that if someone warns you of a dangerous or scary

Major injuries on Eight Mile Road

   April 11, 2020 at 2 PM:  A collision has been reported at Eight Mile Road and Oakwilde Road in the Lodi area.

   Two motorcycles were involved. An ambulance is responding for major injuries.

While you're stuck at home....

   What a great idea, while we all stuck at home for the physical distancing, that we use the time positively.

   Paint a room, remodel, or build a wood project during the time available. 

Such good news...

...the doe with three fawns made it through the winter
and is back in Blue Lake Springs!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Calaveras County Fair cancelled

   The 2020 Calaveras County Fair has been cancelled due to the health department's warning about the Coronavirus.

   We think that was a wise decision, even coming as late as it did.  Next year will be great!!

Bernie Sanders drops out!!

 Yesterday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is suspending his campaign for President, 2020.

   Will there even be party conventions this summer? Time will tell.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Online permits...

  Calfire is announcing that Burn Permits in the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit can be obtained online.

   Property owner can accessburnpermit.fire.ca.gov/apply-for-a-permit to apply.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

BIG things are happening....

   At your Arnold "True Value" Hardware store big things are happening. We need more room,

Arrest in Murphys

   According to a Calaveras Sheriff press release on April 4, 2020 around 9:15 PM deputies responding to a residence on

Monday, April 6, 2020

Boris Johnson, England's Prime Minister, now in hospital

   UPDATE:  Boris Johnson has become worse and is now in intensive care at the hospital.

Burglary arrest in San Andreas

   On April 5, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Christopher Salem Bates (34) of San Andreas at Frank's Cafe in Mokelumne Hill.

   Bates was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged 2nd Degree Burglary, a felony and for Trespassing, Obstructing and Vandalism, all misdemeanors.

Stalking arrest in Valley Springs

   On April 3, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Jay Paul Silva (41) of Valley Springs at his residence on Bergsma Road.

   Silva was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Stalking, Threatening a Crime with Intent to Terrorize, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, not a firearm and Hit and Run causing death or injury, all felonies and for Violating a court order to prevent domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Attempted murder arrest in Valley Springs

   On April 3, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Thomas Gerald Burton-Bechtold (29)  with no address given, on Westhill Road in Valley Springs.

    Burton Bechtold was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Attempted Murder, Assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm, Battery with serious bodily injury and Hit and Run with injury, all felonies.

Arrest in San Andreas

   On April 3, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Edward Angelo Pereira (47) of Campo Seco on St. Charles Street in San Andreas.

   Pereira was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly six counts of Violation of Probation, all felonies.

Unemployment growing...

   Over 700,000 applied for unemployment the first two weeks of March. Then, over 10,000,000 applied the 2nd two weeks of March.

  It might as well be a depression.  Looks like it will take quite some time to come back from all this economically.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Mnuchin's website crashes

   Today was the day small businesses could apply for grant or loan assistance due to the Coronavirus.

   We heard the Mnuchin (or as we call him Munchkin) website just crashed, so you likely won't get to apply today.

Collision in San Andreas

   April 3, 2020 at 12:10 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Airport Road in San Andreas.

   Be cautious if in that area. Emergency personnel are responding.

White Pines Park Closed

   Due to the CoronaVirus, White Pines Park, picnic area, bathrooms, ball park and lake are all closed to the public.

   It isn't known when they will reopen.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

CNN reports this morning...

   According to CNN, more and more people are stocking up on guns amid the

Bullets needed

   Someone asked why real estate is closed up but gun stores are open.

   We think its because gun people have to buy bullets to guard their toilet paper. What do you think?

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Selling toilet paper out of truck???

   April 1, 2020 at 12:25 PM:  It was just reported that someone was seen selling toilet paper out of the back of their pickup truck in Meadowmont Shopping Center.

   Is this an April Fool's joke?  Probably not!!

Caltrans working at Hwy 4 and Hwy 49

   April 1, 2020:  Caltrans is doing some work at Hwy 4 and Hwy 49 in Angels Camp, so be extra cautious if heading through that area.

   An Angels Camp Police cruiser is parked there for safety.

CNN's Chris Cuomo has COVID-19

   Yesterday Chris Cuomo, star of CNN's Cuomo Prime Time and brother of the governor

Calaveras Sheriff: No visitors ???

   The Calaveras Sheriff has sent out a press release directed at non-essential visitors