Sonoma Police: Breast Groper Strikes Again, 3-Year-Olds Left in Car

Police Log: May 4 - 11


Selected calls from the :

Saturday, May 5

Grand Theft: A employee reported eight crates of glassware and china missing, a loss of $2,904. The employee had counted the complete glassware before returning it to Wine Country Party, but the rental company is charging for the missing equipment.

Trespassing: Officers charged Socrates Giannis, 37, with a probation violation, warrant and violating a code enforcement order after they found him in a home which was closed after the water was shut off after Giannis failed to pay the water bill. Giannis' girlfriend, 38, was also in the property. She was charged with a warrant and violating code enforcement. Both were booked into Sonoma County Jail. the Giannis has been kicked out of this residence.

Driving Under the Influence: At 1:45 a.m. officers cited Ricardo Ramirez, a 40-year-old El Verano man for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on a suspended license. Police say Ramirez was driving a Black Ford F150, weaving in-and-out of traffic on Hwy 12. He reportedly smelled like alcohol and told police he had two beers at Blue Moon Saloon. He blew a .14 on an alcohol screening test. He was released to a spouse.

Child Endangerment: A 29-year-old father of three was cited for child endangerment after his ex-wife learned that he had left their 3-year-old twins locked in a car while his band performed at the Blue Moon Saloon. The Petaluma resident said he couldn't get child care, so he left the kids in the car between 10:30 and 11:15 p.m. Saturday, with a blanket pulled over their heads.

Sunday, May 6

Possession of Marijuana: A deputy cited two teens – a Boyes Hot Springs resident, 19, and a Sonoma resident, 19 – for possession of marijuana. The deputy noticed the teens loitering by City Hall in the Plaza smoking what looked like a cigarette. As the deputy approached the teens dropped it to the ground. Neither boy had a medical marijuana card, both were cited for possession of less-than-one-ounce of marijuana.

Monday, May 7

Theft: reported a theft. Surveillance tapes capture a female suspect, who arrived on a beach cruiser. She took several items from the store, mostly clothing.

Harassment: The City Building Department received a complaint from a tenant on the 500 block of Broadway who said that the block's drains are being clogged by the . The wine bar doesn't have a permit to cook on the premises. When the department official contacted the business owner, Thomas McGlone, 46, he threatened the official, telling him he would go after his family, kids and dog. McGlone told police that he told the inspector that he had intended to make his life a legal hell, not a physical hell. He was charged with a felony count of making terrorist threats, obstructing and threatening a public office. 

Petty Theft: A resident of the 19,200 block of Robinson Road said someone stole her mail. She ordered a battery charger and a deck of cards and didn't receive the items, even though the post office confirms they were delivered on April 26.

Tuesday, May 8

Underage Drinking: Two teenagers, a Boyes Hot Springs resident, 16, and a El Verano boy, 17, were cited for being minors in possession of alcohol. The group was drinking Bud Light in Depot Park.

Reckless Skateboarding: A deputy cited a 23-year-old Sonoma resident who was weaving in and out of pedestrian traffic in the Plaza during the . Earlier, the officer warned the man for riding his bicycle in the Plaza. He was cited for 'unsafe operation of a human-propelled conveyance on a city sidewalk.'

Marijuana Possession: An 18-year-old El Verano resident was cited in Depot Park for possession of Marijuana.

Wednesday, May 9

Groping: A women was leaving her doctor's office, on the 100 block of Andrieux, when a man in the hallway grabbed her breasts and then fled. The man is described as being in his late 30s to early 40s, six-feet-tall, medium build wearing blue jeans, a hat, sunglasses and foam ear phones. A man matching this description reportedly groped another woman's breasts on .  

Intoxicated: Police cited a 42-year-old Sonoma women who was reportedly drunk, entering her vehicle in the Safeway parking lot. She blew a .25 on a breath test and was booked into Sonoma County Jail.

Parole Violation: Deputies spotted a tan Catalac on Andrieux at Broadway when the driver decided to honk repeatedly at pedestrians. Two men in the vehicle were on probation, with search and seizure clauses. Francisco Arroyo, 24, who is not allowed to posses or consume alcohol during his probation, blew a .02 on a breath test. Another passenger, a 24-year-old Santa Rosa resident, had an active warrant. Both were arrested and booked into Sonoma County Jail.

Suzanne Barbara May 15, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Good grief leaving two toddlers in a car outside of a bar at 10:30 pm so that your band could perform. What caring father would do that! And the groper sounds just sick....
Rena B May 15, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I don't know what to say about the father who left his two young children in a car outside of a bar so his group could perform!
Richard May 15, 2012 at 03:34 PM
While it may sounds strange, a serial groper is a problem and potential threat to all women. I hope he is found and given psychiatric help. And there is nothig favorable to be said for the father who put two yung children at risk because he could not find a baby sitter.
kathryn page May 15, 2012 at 04:43 PM
a tan "Catalac"? seriously?


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