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A cross-county look at crime reveals general similarities, and a few differences, between Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties.

Angels Police Chief Tony Tachiera says, for their area, drugs are often not just for the druggies.

“There´s a lot of victims involved. And, along with crime, that chainsaw that was stolen out of your pickup truck wasn´t a lumberjack wanting to cut down a tree. He was gonna trade it for dope 95 percent of the time, at least, that´s what we´re finding in Angels Camp,” Tachiera says.

And in the Sonora area, Chief Mace McIntosh says officers see similar problems.

“As you can see on a daily basis, we have a lot of people coming from other areas into this town, and so, they bring their problems with them too. But Sonora´s no different,” McIntosh says.

Chiefs Tachiera and McIntosh, along with Tuolumne County Sheriff Dick Rogers and Calaveras County Sheriff Dennis Downum, are our guests this week on Mother Lode Views.

The program airs Sunday morning at 6:30am.