Hwy 108 & Hwy 120 Collision Takes Lives of Elderly Sonora Man & Woman

Hwy 108 & Hwy 120 Collision Takes Lives of Elderly Sonora Man & Woman

Jamestown, CA…On Sunday, July 15, 2018, at approximately 6:14 pm, a 91 year old male Sonora resident was driving a 1993 Toyota Camry eastbound on State Route 120/108, approaching Yosemite Junction. At this time, 42 year old Berkeley resident, Julieta Pisani-McCarthy, was driving a 2017 Ford Fiesta, westbound on State Route 120 intending to make […]

Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney, May 12, 1982 – July 14, 2018

Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney, May 12, 1982 – July 14, 2018

El Portal, CA…It is with deep sadness that CAL FIRE can confirm that this morning while battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest, CAL FIRE Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney from the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit was tragically killed. He leaves behind a wife and two small children. Please join us in […]

Congratulations to Now Retired Army Master Sergeant & Current CHP Officer CHP Officer John Fernandez

Congratulations to Now Retired Army Master Sergeant & Current CHP Officer CHP Officer John Fernandez

San Andreas, CA…San Andreas CHP Officer John Fernandez recently retired from the United States Army after nearly 21 years of service. He started his career in the active duty Army in September 1997 as an Infantryman. A few years later he transitioned to the Military Police. His active duty career spanned over a decade and […]

Rosalinda’s “Gentlemen’s” Club Enters the History Books

Rosalinda’s “Gentlemen’s” Club Enters the History Books

Jamestown, CA…Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Dept on July 10th..”The demolition of Rosalinda’s Gentlemen’s Club and Motel located along Hwy 108 in Jamestown began yesterday, four months after an undercover investigation culminating in a search warrant was conducted resulting in ten people being booked into the county jail. Crews arrived this morning to continue with efforts focused […]

Five New Sheriff’s Volunteers Heading to the Streets, Events & Lending a Helping Hand

Five New Sheriff’s Volunteers Heading to the Streets, Events & Lending a Helping Hand

San Andreas, CA…Sheriff DiBasilio administered the oath as 5 new members of the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Volunteer Unit were sworn in. The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Volunteer Unit is a group of individuals who support the Sheriff’s office by working the county substations, doing patrols, working special events, and tackling many of the routine tasks, therefore […]

On the Officer Involved Shooting of John James Corrigan ~ By Katie Greer

On the Officer Involved Shooting of John James Corrigan ~ By Katie Greer

Mountain Ranch, CA…This is regarding the officer involved shooting in Calaveras county on 7/5/18. I would like to share facts that the Sheriff’s department left out of their statement and clear up some FALSE information they publicized to everyone: First I would like to publicly apologize to the officers involved for the position John put […]

Traffic Update….Major Injuries When Errant Driver’s Pickup Pins Man Against Store Front

Traffic Update….Major Injuries When Errant Driver’s Pickup Pins Man Against Store Front

Sonora, CA…This collision occurred as Mr. Williams was attempting to park his 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck in the Price Co grocery store parking lot directly in front of the store. Mr. Williams’ foot slipped off of the brake pedal and depressed the gas pedal causing the pick up to drive up onto the sidewalk. The […]

Calaveras County Sheriff’s Logs Through July 7th

Calaveras County Sheriff’s Logs Through July 7th

San Andreas, CA…The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputies are below CALAVERAS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE MEDIA BULLETIN Saturday, July 7, 2018 00:45 Firearms Discharged 1807070002 Occurred on Hwy 12, Valley Springs. Gun shot heard. . Disposition: No Report Taken. 00:52 Traffic Stop 1807070004 Officer initiated activity at Bellview St/Lumber Av, San Andreas. […]

John James Corrigan, 38 of Mountain Ranch Identified as Deceased in Officer Involved Shooting.

John James Corrigan, 38 of Mountain Ranch Identified as Deceased in Officer Involved Shooting.

San Andreas, CA…On 7/5/18 at approx. 2145 hrs. the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls regarding a male waiving a gun and acting strangely in the roadway on Mountain Ranch Rd near Rocky Rd between San Andreas and Mountain Ranch California. Callers described the gun as being either an AR-15 or shotgun. Three […]

Firearm Waving Subject Deceased in Officer Involved Shooting on Mountain Ranch Road

Firearm Waving Subject Deceased in Officer Involved Shooting on Mountain Ranch Road

San Andreas, CA…On 7/5/18 at approx. 2145 hrs. the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls regarding a male waiving a gun acting strange in the roadway on Mountain Ranch Rd near Rocky Rd between San Andreas and Mountain Ranch California. Callers described the gun as being either an AR-15 or shotgun. Three (3) […]

Attorney General Becerra Secures Victory Before California Supreme Court in National Shooting Sports Foundation v. State of California

Attorney General Becerra Secures Victory Before California Supreme Court in National Shooting Sports Foundation v. State of California

Sacramento, CA…California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement after the California Supreme Court rejected gun industry groups’ challenge to the State’s “microstamping” law. Microstamping—a ballistics identification technology—can serve as an important tool for law enforcement during investigations and can deter gun crimes. As of May 2013, no new semiautomatic handgun model can be […]

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Dept. Activity Logs Through July 1st

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Dept. Activity Logs Through July 1st

Sonora, CA…The latest Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Deputies Activity Logs are enclosed… Sheriff’s Daily Report 07-01-2018 Sheriff’s Daily Report 06-30-2018 Sheriff’s Daily Report 06-29-2018 Sheriff’s Daily Report 06-28-2018 Sheriff’s Daily Report 06-25-2018 Sheriff’s Daily Report 06-27-2018 Custody Report 06-27-2018 6-26-18 Log 6-24-18 Log 6-23-18 Log 6-22-18 Log Sheriff’s Daily Report 06-21-2018

Counterfeit Viagra Sales by Cell Phone Retailer Deceives Unsuspecting Customers

Counterfeit Viagra Sales by Cell Phone Retailer Deceives Unsuspecting Customers

Sacramento – An investigation by the California Department of Justice’ Bureau of Investigation’s Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement (TRaCE) task force led to the arrest and conviction of Maykiya Mayze (Mayze), 37, of Sacramento for not only possessing and selling counterfeit Viagra but for selling an unregulated and potentially life-threatening product. The investigation by TRaCE […]

Ohio Man Arrested for Attempting to Assist a Foreign Terrorist Organization With Homeland Attack Plot

Ohio Man Arrested for Attempting to Assist a Foreign Terrorist Organization With Homeland Attack Plot

Cleveland, OH…Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, aka Abdur Raheem Rafeeq, aka Salah ad-Deen Osama Waleed, 48, of Maple Heights, Ohio, was charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Pitts was arrested Sunday by members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. The arrest and charges were […]

CHP Wants You To Stay Safe During 4th of July Holiday!

CHP Wants You To Stay Safe During 4th of July Holiday!

Sacramento, CA…A mid-week Independence Day holiday may result in less travel, but the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will still be working to keep the roadways safe during its Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP). The CHP’s MEP will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, and conclude at midnight on Wednesday, July 4. Officers will be […]

The 2017-2018 Civil Grand Jury Final Report

The 2017-2018 Civil Grand Jury Final Report

San Andreas, CA…Dear Judge Healy, The 2017-2018 Civil Grand Jury respectfully submits its final report in accordance with Penal Code 933(a) to the Calaveras County Superior Court. This year’s Grand Jury was composed of 19 dedicated citizens of Calaveras County who were determined and willing to work extra-long hours making recommendations for improvements to local […]

Old Mine has Explosive History.

Old Mine has Explosive History.

Sonora, CA…From the Tuolumne Sheriff’s Dept….This afternoon it was reported to our office that 6 sticks of dynamite were discovered in an old mining claim at the very end of Jack Page Rd. The dynamite was spongy and it is unclear how long the dynamite had been in the mine. Sheriff’s deputies responded and cordoned […]

Car Fire Leads to Evacuation of Adjacent Home

Car Fire Leads to Evacuation of Adjacent Home

Jamestown, CA…Early this morning Fire personnel and Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a car fire at Peppermint Creek Mobile Home Park on Peppermint Creek Circle in Jamestown. Deputies arrived and evacuated the residents out of the home near the fully engulfed vehicle. The flames were extinguished and the cause of the fire is under investigation by […]

Governor Brown Appoints 10 Superior Court Judges

Governor Brown Appoints 10 Superior Court Judges

Sacramento, CA…Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 10 California superior court judges, which include: One in Calaveras County; 4 in Los Angeles County; one in Orange County; one in San Francisco County; one in Santa Barbara County; one in Santa Clara County; and one in Sonoma County. Calaveras County Superior Court […]

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