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Crime Watch


June 1, 2021 – 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.

April 27 A caller from near the intersection of Misbro Way and Brown Ave. reported that her neighbor was attempting to dismantle and remove security cameras at the caller’s home. The Sheriff determined that this was likely a civil and not a criminal issue since the ownership of the cameras was in question.

May 1 A resident of area of Lawndale Rd. and Schultz Rd. called to report that he had asked a neighbor to stay off his property. The neighbor did not heed the request and entered the property anyway and screamed at workers. The caller asked the neighbor to leave. The neighbor then returned home.

May 2 A caller from Kinnybrook Dr. and Kenwood Winery Rd. reported finding shotgun shells that had been exposed to water and wanted to know what to do with them. A unit responded, picked up the shells, and resolved the issue.

May 4 A caller reported discovering a row of open mailboxes, mail strewn about, and a discarded bag and backpack at Arnold Dr. near Railroad Ave. A Deputy responded. Nothing further.

May 5 Deputies responded to an audible alarm at Sonoma Hwy. and White Fang Glen. Deputies were unable to access the property to investigate due to a locked gate. The owner of the home was out of the area.

May 7 Multiple callers from the area of Keiser, Lawndale, and Bristol Roads reported hearing about 30 gunshots in the area. Callers stated that some of the shots sounded like rapid fire. The callers were concerned that the gunfire was too close to other homes. A deputy responded and determined that the shooters were at a legal distance from other properties.

May 9 A caller from Sonoma Hwy. and Hoff Rd. reported that her daughter’s bright red Nishiki bike with a black water bottle cage was stolen from in front of her house.

May 10 A dented black Toyota was reported parked near Sonoma Hwy. and Glenn Oaks Rd. The person reporting the Prius stated that it seemed to have been dumped hastefully, and he wasn’t sure how long it had been there. A Deputy responded and found the owner of the Prius nearby. The Prius driver was parked in the spot temporarily to assist a taco truck that had broken down nearby.

May 11 A passerby reported that a refrigerator and some cookware were dumped at Mervin and Kenilworth Aves. The reporting person observed red fluid seeping from the refrigerator, but he didn’t want to assume anything. The responding unit determined that it was a case of illegal dumping and referred the case to the appropriate county department.

May 12 A neighbor reported an audible alarm at Sonoma Hwy. and Saint Jean Ct. The Sheriff responded, but didn’t find anything amiss. The Deputy suggested that there may be something wrong with the alarm system.

May 13 An alarm set up on the equipment room door went off at a business at Sonoma Hwy. and Saint Jean Ct. Deputies responded, but could not investigate due to a locked gate.

May 13 A caller from Sonoma Hwy. and Nuns Canyon Rd. reported that starting at about 2:18 a.m. loud music was playing nearby. The caller stated that this was an ongoing problem. For this incident, the music stopped at 2:45 a.m.

May 14 Sheriff dispatch was alerted about a panic alarm set off by the resident of a home at Sonoma Hwy. and Hoff Rd. A unit responded and determined that everything was okay. The resident was just having trouble with the alarm system.

May 17 The owner of a vehicle reported that his car was keyed at Arnold Dr. and Creekside Ct. The vehicle owner thought he knew who did it, but wasn’t sure.

May 18 An unknown suspect stole mail, including a credit card, from a mailbox near Sonoma Hwy. and Shady Acres Ln. The thief used the credit card. Nothing further.