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Mother Lode’s Most Wanted

Sonora, CA — Tuolumne County Law Enforcement is on the lookout for two wanted men. The Sheriff´s Department is looking for 35-year-old Michael Gonsalves.

He is a white male, 5´11″ tall,” weighs 150lbs, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Gonsalves has several tattoos including a tattoo of a lizard on his left arm and the name “Claraissa” on his neck.

Gonsalves should be considered armed and dangerous, and is thought to be in possession of a handgun. He is wanted on felony violation of parole charges and has a history of weapons, evading arrest, and drug charges.

He was last known to be driving a 1980 Plymouth two door that is primer gray with a black convertible top. The license plate reads 1V67180.

The Sonora Police Department is also asking for public assistance in locating John Francis. He is a 38 year-old, white male with red hair and green eyes.

Francis is 6´0” tall and weighs 205 pounds. Francis has an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest for grand theft.

If you see Francis or Gonsalves or have information of their whereabouts, please call the Sonora Police Department at (209) 532-8141 or the Tuolumne County Sheriff´s Department immediately at (209) 533-5815.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh