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Keeping the peace last week

Monday, November 12th, 2012 | Posted by

Sebastopol Police Department arrested 13 people between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6 in their quest to keep the town peaceful and safe. They handled 158 calls and handed out 17 parking tickets. They provided 11 citizens with fingerprint services, investigated six reports of suspicious vehicles and four reports of suspicious persons. Here’s how their week unfolded.

On Oct 31 they initiated several foot patrols of popular trick or treat neighborhoods to keep an eye on the costumed kiddies. At 8:25 p.m. they arrested a drunk driver on Gravenstein Highway S. At 9:10 p.m. they made a drug bust outside the Safeway Market. At 9:31 p.m. they investigated a reported disturbance of person yelling on Murphy Ave. but the yeller was gone. At 10:29 p.m. they ticketed someone for driving without a license on Sebastopol Ave.

On Nov. 1 at 12:27 a.m. another person yelling and screaming was reported on Petaluma Ave. but was gone on arrival. At 2:02 a.m. they arrested a probation violator on Washington Ave. At 2:39 a.m. they helped out some people who had driven their vehicle into a ditch on Gravenstein Highway S. At 2:42 someone was drunk in public on S. Main St. and was hauled off to the pokey. At 11:12 a.m. someone reported that their Halloween decorations were stolen from their porch on Lorraine Court. AT 12:20 p.m. a couple reported finding their door open and a box put on a chair at Brookhaven Court – very mysterious. At 7:59 p.m. someone reported they had lost their small brown lab from Bodega Ave., last seen wearing a green collar. At 10:45 p.m. officers assisted an ambulance crew when someone fell in their bathroom on Bodega Ave.

On Nov. 2 at 12:46 a.m. officers made a warrant arrest at the Sebastopol Inn. At 6:08 a.m. someone discovered a vandal had left graffiti at the men’s room at the Community Skate Park. At 9:37 a.m. officers were called on to remove a dead black cat wearing a flea collar from Murphy Ave. At 1:11 p.m. officers admonished juveniles acting up outside Safeway. At 1:49 p.m. they were called by an ambulance crew to assist with an Analy High School student with a possible severed finger. At 9:39 p.m. someone was arrested for drug possession at Jasper O’Farrell’s Pub. At 11:54 p.m. someone called from Bately Court complaining three women and man almost every night were getting intoxicated and making a lot of noise and when the neighbor yelled at them to quiet down they threatened her. Officers resolved the situation.

On Nov. 3 a man tried to rob the Fast Gas Station on Gravenstein Highway S. coming in wearing a mask carrying a knife. At 11:01 a.m. officers heard complaints of a man walking down Main St. trying to start fights with passersby. He was gone on arrival. At 12:42 officers assisted when a man at the French Garden Restaurant seemed to be having a heart attack. At 12:46 p.m., they took a report of a hit and run misdemeanor at Sebastopol Hardware. At 3:15 p.m. they made a warrant arrest at Boomers Laundry. At 5:28 p.m. someone reported that a person had chained a bicycle to his wheelbarrow in his front yard on Washington Ave. At 5:59 p.m. a vandal did damage at McDonald’s Restaurant. At 7:55 p.m. they helped another ambulance crew when a woman passed out on McKinley Ave. At 10:42 p.m. they arrested a drunk driver on Petaluma Ave.

On Nov. 4 at 1:15 a.m. officers arrested a drunk driver on Washington Ave. At 8:44 a.m. someone on Swartz Ave discovered a car burglar had smashed in a car window and stolen a purse. At 9:06 a.m. a woman fainted in the Fircrest Market and needed help. At 11:37 a.m. officers ticketed CalTrans for creating a traffic hazard and failing to put up a sign. At 6:41 p.m. someone fell from a ladder on Florence Ave. and needed medical help. At 4:08 p.m. they made a probation violation arrest on Petaluma Ave. At 5:51 p.m. someone found some keys on McKinley Ave. including one to a BMW and another to a Honda.

On Nov. 5 police had a car towed from Virginia Ave. for being parked there beyond the 72 hour limit. At 9:59 a.m. someone reported a telescope had been stolen from a vehicle on Johnson St. At 12:10 p.m. someone turned in a cell phone found on Furlong Rd. At 5:36 p.m. they made a warrant arrest at Lucca Liquors on S. Main St. At 6:05 p.m. a 21 year old male feeling feisty tried challenging someone to a fight at the downtown plaza. At 8:01 p.m. police removed a mattress from the roadway on Highway 12. At 9:01 p.m. a public drunk was arrested outside Safeway. At 11 p.m. they got a worried call from a mother that said her son on Palm Ave. told her he was trying to commit suicide by taking pills because he was afraid of a court date and might go to jail.

On Nov. 6 at 7:53 a.m. someone found fishing poles and gear had been stolen from their truck on Gravenstein Highway S. At 12:37 p.m. Rite Aid Pharmacy caught a shoplifter. At 12:59 p.m. officers arrested a student at Analy High School for possessing drugs. At 2:38 p.m. police assisted an ambulance crew with a possible stroke victim on Bodega Ave. AT 3:34 p.m. Safeway personnel caught a shoplifter. At 3:47 p.m. juveniles fighting on Lyding Lane had to be stopped. At 3:57 p.m. at the corner of Bodega Ave. and High St. a pit-bull leaped from a vehicle and attached a small dog being walked on a leash. At 11:29 p.m. officers conducted a probation search on S. Main St.


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