The police blotter
Sebastopol Police opened the week of Dec. 12 -18 with the arrest of a reckless driver. The week logged 137 items resulting in 13 arrests. The police handed out 20 parking tickets, investigated nine suspicious vehicles and eight suspicious persons. They towed three vehicles for violating the 72 hour limit, answered three false alarms and provided fingerprint services to eight citizens.
On Dec. 12 at 12:45 a.m. they busted the reckless driver at Fannen Court. At 3:03 p.m. there was an accident outside Many Rivers Bookstore involving minor injuries. At 5:13 p.m. someone reported a jacket and watch stolen at Pacific Market. At 1-:03 p.m. police arrested two people at Hopmonk Tavern for probation violations. At 11:06 p.m. they ticketed someone on Sebastopol Ave. for driving without a license.
On Dec. 13 at 12:11 a.m. police assisted an ambulance crew at Bodega Ave. when someone suffered from a racing heart. At 1:58 a.m. a drunk driver was arrested on Pitt Ave. At 2:02 a.m. they found some company for the guy in Sebastopol Fire Department at Sebastopol Animal Hospital on Gravenstein Hwy. S. At 2:03 a.m. on Calder Ave. a person was arrested for being drunk in public. At 2:26 a.m. police resolved a verbal disturbance on Sebastopol Ave. At 10:48 a.m. officers assisted medical personnel when a woman appeared to have a stroke on Bodega Ave. At 11:11 a.m. cops rounded up a tan and white bull dog taking a hike on the Joe Rodota Bike Trail. At 4:45 p.m. police resolved a verbal disturbance outside Lucky’s Market. At 8:25 p.m. a person was arrested for probation violations at the corner of Bodega Ave. and Main St. At 8:49 p.m. a person who had ongoing issues with the caller’s sister was arrested for threatening to shoot someone. At 10:39 p.m. police assisted the fire department at a CO2 alarm response. At 11:24 p.m. arrested an inebriated driver on Morris St. At 11:50 p.m. they helped a motorist who managed to get his vehicle hung up on a building on Petaluma Ave.
On Dec. 16 at 1:08 p.m. police helped cope with someone making suicide threats at Friendly Joe’s Café on Weeks Way.
On Dev. 17 at 1:01 a.m. police took a report of a hit and run misdemeanor on Huntley St. At 7:02 a.m. a suspicious package left outside Unilab on Palm Ave. spurred an investigation. At 3:52 p.m. someone reported losing his California Driver’s License on Vine Hill Rd. At 6:33 p.m. someone called to report he had just caught someone siphoning gas from his vehicle on West St. and gave police a description. AT 10:53 p.m. officers hauled an inebriated person from Palm Drive Hospital off to jail.
On Dec. 18 at 2:37 a.m. police arrested someone for drugs on Healdsburg Ave. At 7:20 a.m. officers assisted medical people when some came in feeling sick not long after a carbon monoxide alert in his home on Hurlbutt Lane. At 10:02 a.m. suspicious garbage dumped at Church and Gravenstein Hwy. S sent the department on alert. At 2:35 p.m. a Dowd Drive resident reported the neighbor’s three dogs that were loose had attacked his dog when being walked on a leash. Police went to talk to the dogs’ owner. At 3:52 a.m. officers assisted in an accident scene at Sebastopol Rd. and Morris St. that resulted in minor injuries. At 5:02 p.m. Goodwill Industries discovered a Luger gun in among donations and turned it in to the department for destruction. AT 6:50 p.m. police were asked to check on the welfare of a young child in van outside Safeway Market who was being screamed at by and adult male but man and child were gone on arrival. At 8:19 p.m. officers were asked to deal with an older female who had been asked to leave by police the night before because she had been in the waiting area of CVS Pharmacy all day. At 8:48 p.m. officers dealt with a second firearm destined for destruction found on Norlee St. At 11:43 p.m. police broke up a verbal altercation at Jasper O’Farrell’s Pub.