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The peace keepers this week

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 | Posted by


Sebastopol Police Department responded 158 times according to the log reports between Nov. 21 and Nov. 27 in their efforts to keep the town peaceful. They handed out 15 parking tickets and provided fingerprint services to none citizens. Along the way they answered three false alarms, checked out eight suspicious person reports, 10 suspicious vehicles, and investigated four suspicious circumstances. They made 12 arrests of the less than peaceful. Here are some details in a week of a police officer’s life.

On Nov. 21 at 7:02 a.m. they were called on to deal with a trespasser who interfered with an employee attempting to open Coffee Catz Café who tried to give her something and refused to leave. He left when the cops arrived. At 10:21 a.m. they helped resolved a family disagreement on Fellers Lane following the death of the family’s mom. Later at 5:25 p.m. on Fellers Lane someone’s carbon monoxide alarm went off and the resident requested a check of the home. At 10:49 p.m. officers made a warrant arrest at Jasper O’Farrell’s Pub. At 11:03 p.m. officers arrested someone for probation violations at Hopmonk Tavern. AT 11:54 p.m. someone reported their cat was keyed at Whole Food Market.

On Nov. 22 at 1:22 a.m. someone was arrested for being drunk in public at Hopmonk Tavern. Another inebriate was sent home at Hopmonk Tavern at 1:40 p.m. At 2:19 a.m. police assisted an ambulance crew when a man was found down with a bleeding head on S. Main St. At 5:08 a.m. officers assisted an ambulance crew on Jean Drive with a man having a possible heart attack. At 10:10 a.m. someone at Sebastopol Inn called in concerns about a suicide threat from a friend. At 1:32 p.m. a persistent panhandler outside Whole Foods was sent on his way. At 3:13 p.m. a person was arrested for public drunkenness outside CVS Pharmacy. At 5:53 p.m. a woman called in a probation violation because her ex had walked into her house on N. Main St. and spoke to their children randomly about religion then wandered off towards downtown.

On Nov. 23 at 6:59 a.m. officers helped an ambulance crew on Winding Wood Way when a woman fell and had trouble breathing. AT 9:15 a.m. they quieted a person making a disturbance at Palm Drive Hospital. AT 10:49 a.m. they tried to help the coroner but the person being sought was not at home or work. At 12:28 p.m. cops responded to an accident with minor injuries on Jewell Ave. AT 3:39 p.m. the perpetually loose dog on Leland Ave. triggered complaints but cops couldn’t find the delinquent canine… At 3:50 p.m. someone reported a purse stolen at the Rialto Theater. At 4:27 p.m. there was a hit and run accident on Petaluma Ave. At 6:50 p.m. at Norlee St. an alarmed citizen reported getting emails threatening suicide. At 7:09p.m. police checked the welfare of a 10 year old girl whose neighbor suspected was being abused. On Ragle Rd. At 10:15 p.m. someone was arrested for driving without a license on S. Main St.

On Nov. 24 at 12:56 a.m. a drunk driver was arrested on Petaluma Ave. At 1:29 a.m. the drunk got company in the holding cells when another drunk driver was arrested on Weeks Way. At 9:17 a.m. an officer conducted a foot pursuit of a suspect on Swain Woods Way – he dropped his wallet, hah! At 10:47 a.m. a vandal knocked over someone’s motor cycle on N. Main St. At 11:04 a female pit bull was loose at Analy High School and had to be rounded up. At 11:14 a.m. a patron at GTO Seafood suffered pain and requested a ride home. At 11:52 a.m. officers assisted medical people when a man at Ives Pool fell in the locker room At 11:58 a.m. the CHP asked for help with a suspect who had fled a hospital. At 1:25 p.m. someone discovered their car had been keyed outside Fircrest Market and suspected an evicted tenant. At 2:21 p.m. a car burglary was reported at Calder Ave. – a GPS and other items were taken. At 3:12 p.m. the persistent trespasser had come back twice after being told to leave Whole Foods Market so this time he got a ticket. AT 3:26 p.m. a falling down drunk was arrested outside Safeway Market. At 5:51 p.m. someone was drunk in public at Palm Drive Hospital so police took him to a nice private cell. At 6:46 p.m. someone was arrested for probation violations on Bodega Ave. At 10:39 p.m. a drunk driver was apprehended on Petaluma Ave.

On Nov. 25 at 12:44 a.m. a drunk driver was arrested at Village Trailer Park. At 10:44 a.m. a lost female Chihuahua was found at Pacific Market. At 12:12 p.m. someone called to report the passing of patient at Winding Wood Way. The coroner was notified. At 1:25 p.m. someone reported losing a purse at the Farmer’s Market. At 4:16 p.m. someone at Silk Moon Gallery said a cabinet had fallen on an employee. Police notified an ambulance crew. At 7:31 p.m. police helped an ambulance crew when an 88 year old male fell off a curb on Main St. Ambulance crews needed help again when a 93 year old woman had trouble breathing at 8:12 p.m. on Meadow Court. Ambulance crews were again called along with police when someone at Sebastopol Garden Apartments reported a neighbor screaming for help at 8:26 p.m.

On Nov. 26 police conducted a drug abuse investigation on Gravenstein Highway S. at 12:26 a.m. At 9:48 a.m. someone reported a lost cell phone. At 9:51 a.m. someone turned in a wallet found on Soll Court with $195 in it. At 1: 14 the trespasser was back at Whole Foods again. At 2:23 p.m. someone reported child abuse after witnessing a woman in Whole Foods Market pulling down a child’s pants and hitting the child several times. At 2:54 someone found an iPhone on McKinley St. and turned it in. At 3:32 p.m. someone reported losing school identity. At 3:53 p.m. cops took a battery report outside Safeway Market. AT 6:20 p.m. ambulance crews needed help when a man who had just had a knee operation fell and was disoriented on S. Main St. At 8:07 p.m. police resolved a verbal disturbance at Coffee Catz.

On Nov. 27 at 3:06 a.m. an elderly female fell on Michael Rd. Police assisted the ambulance crew. At 1203 police resolved a verbal dispute at Ives Park. At 2:23 p.m. an unruly drunk at Palm Drive Hospital was arrested. At 3:54 p.m. there was another verbal disturbance at Ives Park, this time between two males and two females. Police got them all calmed down. At 4:22 p.m. a report of a dog locked in car for hours outside Lucca Liquors proved to be unfounded. At 8:03 p.m. an out of control man was arrested for animal abuse after he killed a dog near the helicopter pad at Palm Drive Hospital and police found him kicking the animal’s body.


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