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Law and order in Sebastopol

Monday, December 10th, 2012 | Posted by

Sebastopol’s hard working police logged 143 items between Nov. 28 and Dec. 4. The officers responded to 11 false alarms and checked out 10 suspicious vehicles and four suspicious persons that worried the residents of Sebastopol. They took care of 11 people parking where and when they shouldn’t. They helped 19 law-abiding citizens get their fingerprints on file and arrested 11 not so law-abiding folks. Here are some of the down and dirty details.

On Nov. 28 at just 37 minutes after midnight they arrested a probation violator on Edman Way. At 2”-4 a.m. a crowd involved in fisticuffs created a disturbance outside Jasper O’Farrell’s Pub. The officers hauled one of them off to jail. At 2:27 p.m. Analy High School called for help when a student appeared to be under the influence. At 2:36 p.m. a woman set up a table outside Whole Foods to sell things and wouldn’t leave when asked, so police informed her she was indeed trespassing and had better leave. She did. At 11 p.m. another probation violator was taken to the pokey from the corner of Bodega Ave. and Main St. At 11:15 p.m. yet a third probation violator was arrested at Jasper O’Farrell’s Pub.

On Nov. 29 a drunk driver was hauled off to jail from Fannen Ave. At 3:38 a.m. officers were asked to tell a construction crew outside Safeway Market to quiet it down, people wanted to sleep. AT 1:20 p.m. officers assisted at an accident that resulted in major injuries when a car and bike had an unhappy meeting on Burnett St. At 2:58 p.m. a car was towed from High St. because it violated the 72 hour ordinance. At 6:57 p.m. a lady in her late 60s wearing a purple beanie was falling down drunk and foaming at the mouth outside Mombo’s Pizza. Officers took her to a nice quiet cell to sleep it off. At 11:24 p.m. a resident on Gwendolyn Place complained the neighbor had a loud exhaust on a vehicle.

On Nov. 30 at 1:42 a.m. a drunk driver was taken off Covert Lane to jail. At 11:46 a.m. someone filed a report of an assault on N. Main St. At 4:19 p.m. a locked bike was found at Copperfield’s Book Store. At 4:28 p.m. a family reported a petty theft when they evicted a son and found he had taken the car keys at Orchard St. At 11:33 p.m. two households reported hearing an explosion or a large gun firing on Huntley St. but whatever it was it was gone when officers arrived.

On Dec. 1 at 3:44 a.m. officers assisted an ambulance call when someone was short of breath and nauseous at Colonial Manor Apartments on Healdsburg Ave. At 8:02 a.m. someone discovered a thief had taken $1200 worth of tools from his truck at Springdale St. At 9:48 a.m. police received a very worried call about a 19 year old woman who had left a note saying her baby was better off without her and who had attempted to hang herself once before. At 4:17 p.m. cops rolled out to help an ambulance crew with a man choking at Evergreen Ave. At 5:29 p.m. a woman yelling and standing in the middle of busy Bodega Ave. prompted some residents to call for help. But she was gone on arrival. At 5:38 p.m. someone clipped someone else’s car outside Safeway Market and drove off. At 5:42 p.m. police checked the welfare of a woman reported to be hallucinating that people were talking to her from a television that was turned off at Hill Drive. She was under the care of someone with a Power of Attorney at Adult Protective Services. At 7:22 p.m. a man so drunk he was laying on the ground at the bus stop across the street from the police department was escorted to a much more comfortable cell.

On Dec. 2 at 9:58 a.m. it was discovered vandals had tagged the downtown plaza. At 10:58 a.m. a man carried a stick at Whole Foods Market and threatened someone with it. At 1:44 p.m. someone who wasn’t welcome at Gravenstein Station was asked to leave and wouldn’t, but did before police could come and inform him about trespass laws. At 4:50 p.m. someone called to report two men removing lumber from a construction site at Gwendolyn Place. At 5:40 p.m. a black Lab named Missy went missing from Michael Place. At 5:42 p.m. officers assisted at Redwood Market Place when an accident resulted in minor injuries.

On Dec. 3 at 10:45 a.m. a man shouting obscenities to passers-by at Redwood Market Place had to be advised his behavior lacked holiday spirit. At 3:54 p.m. police dealt with people violating the 72 hour ordinance by not just parking their mini-van but living in it at Ragle Ranch Park.

On Dec. 4 at midnight Sebastopol helped the Sheriff’s Office with a suspect at gunpoint on Gravenstein Highway S. At 12:14 p.m. police helped locate two errant mini-poodles who wandered from their home on Covert Lane. At 2:20 p.m. a car was towed from Litchfield Ave. At 2:47 p.m. someone reported a person displaying a weapon outside Safeway Market. At 2:57 p.m. an employee at Willard F. Libby Park said every night for a week a man was sleeping in the ladies’ room. He asked the police chase him away.


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Andrea Granahan is our West County correspondent.
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