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Crime Watch: 07/01/2020

Crime Watch

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.

June 11
Deputies got a call from a property owner in the 12000 block of Dunbar Road about a burglary. The caller has a house under construction and had started moving in items. He returned to the home one morning to find the house ransacked and a number of items missing. Food had been stolen, and apparently someone had cooked something inside the house, and had left the oven on. The caller was going to make an inventory of what was stolen and call back.

June 14
Someone at St. Francis Winery called to report hearing a man yelling for help. It sounded like it was coming from the nearby homeless shelter. A deputy went out and contacted security personnel, and no problem was located.

June 14
Deputies got a call about two people at the Glen Ellen laundramat who were not wearing masks. A deputy went out and informed the two people that they needed to follow the COVID-19 health restrictions.

June 15
An employee of a winery in Kenwood called to complain that she had returned to work after being away for three months and the other employees were not wearing masks, in violation of COVID-19 health restrictions. A deputy contacted winery managers to discuss the situation.

June 15
A resident in the 15000 block of Marty St. reported that a female neighbor sounded like she was in distress and yelling at the top of her lungs. Deputies came out and talked to the woman.

June 16
A resident of the 700 block of Adobe Canyon Road reported that a male in his fifties was trespassing on the proprty. A deputy went out but could not locate anyone. About a month before,the same man, apparently homeless, had walked into the same house while the resident was watching a movie with this family. He was told to leave and the resident then gave the man a ride down to the highway, giving him $200 cash to help the man out.

June 16
A suspicious Toyota van was reported parked in the 5000 block of Warm Springs Road for a couple of days. A deputy drove out and contacted a homeless person who was in the van.

June 16
At 11 p.m., deputies gor a report of a man screaming for help, maybe in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. A deputy went out and contacted a hiker. Nothing further.

June 17
A Mercedes parked in the lot of the Jack London Hotel had its side rear window smashed. The only thing missing was a picture frame, valued at $10.

June 19
A man was on a jog in the 800 block of Warm Springs Road when he spotted a woman who was distraught and crying. She said she had just been pushed out of a car. A deputy went out and contacted the woman who said she was from Clearlake, and had gone to the casino in Rohnert Park with two friends. At one point, she couldn't find her friends. She started talking to three people in the parking lot, who offered her a ride. The woman accepted the ride, said the group smoked a little weed, and the next thing she knew, she was being pushed from the vehicle onto the pavement. $600 in cash was stolen from the woman as well. The deputy contacted a family member and arranged to have her picked up in the Kenwood shopping center.

June 19
Deputies got a call about 9 p.m. from someone staying in a vacation rental in the area of Lawndale and Buckeye Roads with her family. She reported that a man staying in another building on the property was causing a disturbance,seeming to argue with himself and throwing furniture all around and into the pool. A deputy came out and contacted the man, who the deputy knew from prior incidents. The deputy witnessed the man behaving erratically,having mood swings, and acting paranoid. The man said he had been stabbed in the chest with a knife,but the deputy did not see any injuries. The man was arrested for suspicion of being under a controlled substance.

June 21
Deputies got a call at 12:40 a.m. about a loud party at a residence in the 7000 block of Sonoma Hwy. The caller said he had asked the partiers to quiet down, but they responded with profanities. A deputy went out and the revelers agreed to turn the music down.

June 22
An employee at the gas station in Kenwood reported that a juvenile had just stolen four lighters. Estimated value: $20.

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