Sonoma Police: Gang Fight, Bike Path Vandalism, Dog Bite

Police Log: May 11 - 18


Selected calls from the :

Saturday, May 12

Sign Controversy: A candidate for Sonoma County Supervisor reported that someone stole several campaign signs from the area.

Fight: Deputies responded to a report of a fight at the at midnight. Bar patrons told officers that a man in the back of a taxi had instigated a fight, though the victim didn't wish to press charges. The man, a 30-year-old Sonoma resident, resisted handcuffing and – though he is on probation and prohibited from drinking alcohol, was drinking alcohol. He was charged with violating his probation, resisting arrest and being drunk in public.

Monday, May 13

Hit and Run: At 4:53 a.m. a man driving a red compact pickup-truck eastbound on the 100 block of West Spain Street sideswiped a parked '97 Honda Accord. The Honda's owner witnessed and reported the crash. 

Theft: Someone stole a license plate off of a 2012 Nissan Frontier parked at O'reilly Auto Parts. The license plate number is 71901c1.

Towing: A vehicle with expired registration was towed from the Casa Grande Parking Lot.

Dog Bite: A women reported that she was walking on 2nd Street East at Patton around 2 p.m.. Two women and a dog passed; she sidestepped the group when the dog, a 2 1/2-year-old Labrador mix, leaped towards her and bit her left forearm, drawing blood. The dog's owner agreed to quarantine the dog, who was up to date with shots and registration. The incident is being forwarded to Sonoma County Animal Control. No medical care was required for the injury.

Wednesday, May 15

Bike Theft: A green and black 18-speed mountain bike, valued at $200, was stolen from a rack at . 

Taggings: A city maitenence worker discovered 17 gang-related taggings painted on the bike path between Hwy 12 and Fifth Street West. City workers believe the taggings occured during the evening of May 14. Damage is estimated at $850. 

Drinking Under Age: Police cited a 17-year-old boy at 6:30 p.m. who he found drinking in Veterans' Cemetery. The boy, a resident of Boyes Hot Springs, was drinking a 24-oz can of Natural Ice beer.

Thursday, May 16

Shoplifting: At 3:51 p.m. a Lucky's employee noticed a young man grab a bottle of Grey Goose Vodka, shove it down his pants, and run out to a blue Honda, parked in the parking lot. The man went back into Lucky's where he joined his mother, who proceeded to shop and pay for her groceries. The pair returned to their car when police arrived on scene, searched the car, and found the stolen bottle of vodka hidden under some clothing in the backseat. The man, a 21-year-old Kenwood resident recieved a citation for petty theft. The mom, a 61-year-old Glen Ellen resident recieved a citation for displaying false registration in her car. 

Friday, May 17 

Fight: Deputies responded to the at 9:28 p.m. on reports of a fight-in-progress with a baseball bat. Once they arrived, the officers found a white Chevy Impala parked at the end of a cul-de-sac, stopped with four young men sitting in it.  In the back seat officers found a metal baseball bat and a 30-pack of Budweiser beer.

The driver, Ramon Manzo a 20-year-old Sonoma resident, had an odor of alcohol about him. He failed his fsts and blew a .099 on a preliminary alcohol screening test. He denied instigating a fight; he told officers that he knew that the Charter school was Sureño territory, but was there to visit a cousin when someone threw an object and jumped the car. Manzo, who is on probation for a previous dui, was charged with conspiracy, gang enhancement, violating probation, and driving under the influence of alcohol. Three other men, a 19-year-old El Verano resident, and two 19-year-old Santa Rosa residents were placed under arrest and charged with possession of a weapon with intent to commit a crime. All four were booked into Sonoma County Jail.

Ronald Sklar May 21, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Please get rid of the drunk drivers and gang members as soon as possible! They don't belong on our city streets and they never did. Support your local police in apprehending these dangerous people.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »