Sonoma Police: Too Much Booze; Knives at Middle School; Lost and Found Bike

Police Log: Feb. 3 - 9


Selected calls from the

Friday, Feb. 3

Minor With Marijuana: Two students reported to faculty that their classmate, a 14-year-old El Verano girl, had brought weed to school. A search of the girl uncovered two grams of marijuana, stuffed in a small flower pouch in the girl’s backpack. She was issued a citation to Sonoma County Youth and Family Service.

Informational Report: A business owner on the 100 block of Andrieux St. told police he suspected his long time office manager of embezzling. The woman, a Santa Rosa resident, was fired.

Drinking on School Grounds: At 3:54 p.m. an official at reported that that two students were drinking in a field on the east side of campus. Police responded, and found two 15-year-old boys. The boys appeared intoxicated: they smelled of alcohol, were unable to stand and were vomiting and drooling. The students were unable to walk and were transported to for treatment. A student reported that two others were drinking in the field, both 15-year-old boys, but had run away before police arrived. The two students who were caught were referred to Youth and Family Services, charged with public intoxication.

DUI: A patrolling officer pulled over a driver a 29-year-old Sonoma resident after she illegally drove straight on First Street West on West Napa Street. She showed signs of intoxication, failed a field sobriety test and blew a .11 on a breath screening test. She was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol and released.

Saturday, Feb. 4

Stolen Bike: At 2 p.m. the parent of an student reported that his black BMX bicycle, worth $100, was taken from a locked bike cage, while his son was at basketball practice. Police tracked the bike to a 13-year-old student’s house, who said he had found the bike “abandoned” on campus. The bike was returned.

Driving Under the Influence: Deputies pulled over a car driving southbound on Fifth Street West, after it made a narrow turn and drove onto the sidewalk. The driver, a 19-year-old Agua Caliente resident, smelled of freshly burnt marijuana. He had bloodshot eyes and a slow disposition and he failed field sobriety tests. He was taken to Sonoma Valley Hospital for blood sample collection, cited for driving under the influence of a controlled substance, and released to a family member.

Suspicious Circumstance: Around 7 p.m., a resident of the 400 block of Church Street discovered a small fire, made by burning a candy wrapper, on their doorstep. Someone set the fire, the victim reported, rang the doorbell, and fled.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Informational Report: Someone used a Sonoma resident’s credit card at 4 p.m. to purchase $55.28 worth of video games on Overstock.com. The resident was reimbursed for the loss.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Possession of Methamphetamines: At 9 a.m. a deputy spotted a block Ford Focus with an expired registration sticker driving on East Verano towards Hwy 12. The officer pulled over the driver, a 47-year-old Clearlake man, and spotted a capped hypodermic needle on the seat. Inside the vehicle, the officer found a clear plastic back with .7 grams of methamphetamine. The driver was cited for possession of hypodermic needs and possession of methamphetamine, and released.

Knives on Campus: A concerned parent left a message with staff at Adele Harrison that a student was bringing a knife. Police contacted the girl, who had brought two knives for against an ex-boyfriend. Though she hadn’t dated the man in a year, she told police she’d had series of nightmares about her ex, and they scared her into bringing the weapon. She was cited to Youth and Family Services for possession of a weapon on school grounds.

Petty Theft: A man reported that $570 worth of tools, including a Bosch orbital sander, a drill driver set and pruning sheers, were stolen out of the back of his Ford F250 pickup truck. He noticed the theft while he was parked at , though he hadn’t seen the tools for several days.

Thursday, Feb. 9

Burglary: Someone broke into a home on the 500 block of Joaquin Dr. and made off with a $600 laptop and a $100 cell phone.

Dorothy February 14, 2012 at 12:04 AM
This week's crimes with so many committed by youth seems more distressing than usual.
Renee February 15, 2012 at 03:06 AM
I'm in agreement with Dorothy. It seems as if there is more youth crime than usual and that is discouraging.


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