Sonoma Police: Man Duped Out of $2,000; Meth Arrest; Celebrating 4-20

Police Log: April 19 - 25


Selected calls from the :

Thursday, April 19

Petty Theft: Some stole a GPS, an iPod, two pairs of glasses, a Bluetooth device and a phone charger from a car parked on the 100 block of Blue Wing. The owner told police that she had locked her car, which showed no signs of forced entry.

Friday, April 20

 Happy 4-20: A deputy stopped two 15-year-old boys who were leaving during school hours without an off-campus pass. While walking the youths back to school, the deputy noticed one boy, a resident of Boyes Hot Springs, make a move towards his rear pocket. The officer searched the boy and found a marijuana bud in his pocket.

Squatting: Deputies were called, along with the Fire Department, to a small fire on 405 Fifth Street West. The Fire Department put out the small travel trailer fire. Officers contacted Socrates Giannis, who lived at the property, but was banned from the premises after refusing to pay his water bill. The property currently has no running water. Officers removed Giannis from the property and are submitting a report to the city.

Tuesday, April 24

Vandalism: An 18-year-old Sonoma woman was caught carving into a park bench in the Plaza. She was cited.

Theft: A landscaper was in the back yard of a property on the 400 block of East MacArthur. At 12:54 p.m. he went to his truck, parked in front of the property, and found his Husqvarna weed eater and an echo blower missing.

Wednesday, April 25

Meth: At 9:03 a.m. a deputy spotted Gary Montgomery, who was driving with a cracked windshield on a 'no bail' warrent. The officer pulled Montgomery, 57, over on Fifth Street West at Bettencourt. The Sonoma man was acting nervous, and admitted to the officer that he was nervous because he had some meth. The deputy found 5.1 grams of meth in his pocket. Montgomery was arrested and charged with a warrent, posession of meth and a probation violation.

Theft: Someone broke into the locker room at Arnold Field and stole a Wii, two pairs of shoes, an iPod, an Mp3 player, five pairs of sunglasses and an iPod docking station. Total loss is estimated at $870.

Scammed: A 51-year-old Sonoma resident was scammed out of $2,080 when a mysterious internet contact duped him into a 'brand your car' scheme.' The internet contact mailed several fake cashiers checks to the man, totaling $2,480; in turn, the victim was to keep $400 and wired $2,080 via Western Union to an account in New Jersey.

Marijuana: A 17-year-old El Verano student cited for possessing small amount marijuana at Sonoma Valley High School.

Dorothy April 30, 2012 at 09:32 PM
As an older resident, I always worry about scams. I am sorry that someone lost so much money.
Suzanne Barbara May 01, 2012 at 01:48 PM
The scam is disturbing and should be an alert to all of us.
Timmy444 May 02, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Here is one for you. GOOGLE this phone number. 707-623-2550. Something funny & wierd about this number.
Timmy444 May 02, 2012 at 02:33 AM
I just read about the report on the 707-623-2550 Phone number? And it sounds like a SCAM. People like that should be arrested. There is alot of negative feedbacks on it.
RON M. May 03, 2012 at 02:55 PM
707-218-3646 is a scam!!! She is a fraudster!!


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