|Crime Watch: 08/01/2018
The following are some of the recent calls from the Glen Ellen and Kenwood area responded to by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Sonoma Valley Substation.
Dispatch got contacted at 1 a.m. from a woman who was calling from a road call box in the area of Sonoma Hwy. and Nuns Canyon Road. The dispatcher heard voices of a man and woman shouting. Nothing further.
A resident in the area of Lawndale and Buckeye Roads reported that his back nad called and said there had been a credit score inquiry from another bank using the caller's Social Security Number. The caller said this was a fraudulent request. That same day, the resident went to his post office box and was told that someone had gotten his mail forwarded to an address in Lawrenceville, Georgia. This was done without the resident's knowledge. Police in Georgia traced the adress to a vacant house.
A woman in the 13000 block of Williams Road called to report that her husband's cockatoo had gotten out of its cage and attacked her. The woman, who was alone in the home, was calling from upstairs and said she was afraid to go back down because of the loose cockatoo. Animal Control personnel were contacted who advised the woman that this situation was not one they would likely respond to. They advised her to get ahold of her husband.
A resident of Shady Acres reported fireworks from a residence in the 7000 block of Sonoma Hwy. Numerous other calls about fireworks came in that evening, including from elsewhere along Sonoma Hwy., Trinity Road, and Arnold Dr.
An employee of a tasting room in the 14000 block of Arnold Dr. found a California license plate under a sink in the women's restroom. A DMV check showed the plate belonged to a vhecle owned by someone in Sonoma.
A reident of the 100 block of Shaw Ave. reported nine unauthorized transactions on her debit card, totaling $342.
A number of people were reported trespassing on a property in the 1000 block of Lakeside Road.A unit drove out but could not locate anyone.
Deputies got a call at 7:38 p.m. regarding a neighbor dispute. The caller had taken a picture of the neighbor's car, which, according to the caller, prompted the neighbor to make verbal threats. The caller said the neighbor had begun to throw firecrackers around. Nothing further.
A resident in the 100 block of Trinity Road reported that mail had been stolen from the road mailbox.
The owner of a business in the 9000 block of Sonoma Hwy. reported that her business had been burglaized.When the owner arrived for work, she saw that four wrought iron chairs had been stolen from an enclosed patio area, as well as a wooden bench and a cement urn. Part of the wire fence that enclosed the patio had been cut. Total loss: $950.
A resident of the 9000 block of Cecelia Ave. called to report that he had performed some roof work for a client, but had not gotten paid. Then he received an envelope with an unsigned check inside smeared with feces. Deputies told the man to contact the U.S. Postal Service.
A resident of the 300 block of Lawndale Road called around 10:30 p.m. to report hearing a loud thump as well as footsteps on her deck. The caller said she was alone and that no one else should be on the property. A deputy went out, could not find anyone, and secured the area.
A neighbor in the 2000 block of Schultz Roadd called at 9:45 a.m. to report that a suspicious vehicle had pulled into the driveway of a burned property. It later turned out that it was the homeowner in the vehicle.
An employee at a business in the 14000 block of Arnold Dr. called at 11:30 p.m. to say she was closing up. and that there was a man sitting on a bench near the business. She said the man, who also had a dog, made her uncomfortable, and that she was afraid to walk to her car. A deputy went out and handled the situation.
A woman staying with a group at a vacation rental in the 300 block of Treehaven called to report that neighbors had come into the yard with flashlights. She said the neighbors were angry, yelling that the renters were being too loud, and were shining the lights in her face. A deputy drove out to assess the situation, and told the neighbors to contact the county's Permit and Resource Management Department to inquire about possible permit violations.
A deputy on patrol at 9 p.m. saw a hitchhiker along Sonoma Hwy. near Arnold Dr. The deputy contacted a 53-year-old man from Santa Rosa who said he missed the bus. The deputy determined the man was intoxicated. A check indicated the man was on probation with one of the conditions being he did not use alcohol. The man was arreste for a probation violation.
A resident in the 14000 block of Arnold Dr. called to say she wanted to document an altercation with a neighbor who lived on the same property. The caller said that an acquaintance had just left and that the neighbor in question had taken a picture of the person’s car. The caller said she felt this was odd and inappropriate.
Deputies got a call from a woman who said that she and her boyfriend were about 15 minutes into a hike at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park on the Gunsight Rock trail when they saw a naked man walking in the area. The woman screamed, and the man walked out of sight without saying anything. The couple couldn't tell deputies the exact location of the naked man, so deputies decided not to search the area given its remoteness.
A man took two 18-packs of Coors Light, and three cans of Long Island iced tea and left the Glen Ellen Grocery without paying. The man was know to have stolen items from the store before and was familar to law enforcemnt. Total loss: $46.80.