Calaveras County sheriff’s deputy arrested on drug and firearm charges

August 10, 2022 – Tuesday, July 26e, the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office received a Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) alleging active drug abuse by a parent. Detectives began to investigate the allegation that Timothy Ball, 33, who had a history of alcohol and opiate abuse, had recently relapsed. Investigators found that Ball had been to rehab multiple times for drug treatment. They also found physical evidence that Ball had recently relapsed on opiates while in possession of firearms.

On Thursday, July 28, detectives served a search warrant at Ball’s home in the Columbia Village Drive area of ​​Sonora and confiscated several firearms. That same day, investigators spoke with Ball at the Calaveras County Sheriff‘s Office, where Ball is employed as a deputy sheriff, and found additional evidence of opiate addiction. Ball was arrested and booked into the Dambacher Detention Center (DDC) on charges of being a drug addict in possession of a firearm.

We are working with the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office in this criminal investigation. The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an administrative investigation based on its personnel policy. These investigations are ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

Source: Tuolumne County Sheriff

Per Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office:

Arrest of an employee of the sheriff’s office

July 28e, 2022, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office has been notified of an investigation/arrest involving a Calaveras County Deputy Sheriff. In accordance with ministry policy, the deputy was placed on administrative leave pending the results of the criminal and internal investigation.

In order to maintain the integrity of the investigation, the sheriff’s office will have no further comment on this matter at this time. Any inquiries regarding the criminal investigation are directed to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office or the Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office.

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