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Busy cops in Sebastopol

Monday, January 28th, 2013 | Posted by

The week of Jan. 16-22 Sebastopol Police Department was kept hopping. The blotter reveals 170 items logged. Three cars were towed for violating the 72 hour limit, 11 citizens received fingerprint services, and seven people were arrested. Police investigated 13 reports of suspicious vehicles and seven suspicious persons. They responded to three false alarms, one of which was such a chronic false alarm they woke the owner of Weeks Drilling and Pumps at 5 a.m. to tell him to get it fixed. The big surprise was that they handed out a whopping 35 parking tickets. Either lots of people are being lax about parking or officers are cutting no one any slack. Mind where you put your wheels – they are on the job. Here are some of the details.

On Jan. 21 at 1:28 a.m. vandalism was discovered at Safeway Market. At 3:39 p.m. police assisted the fire department at a Springdale St. residence where there was smoke and alarms sounding. At 3:49 p.m. the scolded kids who had put themselves in danger playing in a manhole on S. Main St. At 3:57 p.m. at the Community Skate Park they chased away someone with a bike in the bowl (no possums in the bowl lately, though). AT 4:14 p.m. a man with two husky dogs was verbally assaulting customers at Coffee Catz until police resolved things. At 7:24 p.m. there was a warrant arrest at the Police Station. At 7:29 p.m. they took a report at Rite Aid Pharmacy after a woman came in, stole $200-$300 worth of cosmetics and when confronted ran into the bathroom to flush them away. She then ran out, jumped in a car a drove off. At 10:19 p.m. someone broke into a car at Aubergine and committed grand theft when they stole performers’ guitars. At 10:51 p.m. officers assisted an ambulance crew on Sequoia Lane when a 50 year old had heart problems.

On Jan 17 at 12:08 a.m. cops arrested someone for being drunk in public at McDonalds Restaurant. At 6:43 a.m. someone on Bodega Ave. lost their 17 year old yellow lab named Bammer. At 9:34 a.m. someone reported losing their Transition lens glasses on the Joe Rodota Trail. At 2:35 p.m. a baby with croup got an ambulance and police responding to Valley View Court.

On Jan 18 at 7:16 a.m. a woman on Healdsburg Ave. had seizures and police assisted. At 3:07 p.m. officers calmed down a verbal disturbance outside Safeway Market. At 3:54 police assisted when a car caught fire at Tidal Wave Car Wash. At 11:38 p.m. officers made a warrant arrest on Sebastopol Ave.

On Jan. 19 at 2:07 a.m. police arrested a drunk driver at Highway 12 and Stony Point Rd. At 9:56 a.m. they got a call about loose goats at Burbank Heights. They investigated, but apparently the goats belonged there. At 11:55 a.m. they talked to a Frankel Lane resident about a possible stalker. At 12:05 p.m. someone reported losing a wallet at an Analy High School basketball game. At 3:53 p.m. someone on Anthony St. complained that the neighbor let her dog run loose all the time, simply using a whistle to summon it home. Officers informed the lady about the town leash laws. At 4:28 p.m. a loose bearing in a condenser at Fircrest Market was screeching driving a neighbor nuts so he called the cops because the manager wasn’t fixing it fast enough. At 4:44 p.m. someone near Laguna High School reported that an older man was stealing soil. AT 11:53 p.m. police assisted medical personnel at Parquet St. because an elderly man had heart problems.

On Jan. 20 at 12:45 a.m. police made a warrant arrest at Rotten Robbies Gas Station. At 5:20 a.m. they quieted a noise that was disturbing neighbors on Bately Court. At 5:41 a.m. Safeway employees were concerned a couple possibly under some kind of influence was shoplifting and asked for help. At 7:48 a.m. police made another warrant arrest, this time at McDonalds Restaurant. At 11:13 a.m. there was an accident with no injuries but that left glass on the road on Gravenstein Hwy. S so they cleaned it up. At 11:54 a.m. police ticketed a driver without a license on Petaluma Ave. and at 12:39 p.m. ticketed another one without a license on Gravenstein Hwy. S. At 5:25 p.m. police made a warrant arrest at Hurlbut Ave. At 8:08 p.m. they ticketed a driver without a license on Petaluma Ave.– is leaving your license at home becoming a fad?

On Jan. 21 at 12:03 a.m. someone on West Hills Circle called for police help because their upstairs neighbors were running too loud. At 12:58 a.m. police arrested someone at Safeway for probation violations. At 1:43 p.m. police took a report of dog bite on N. Main outside the Gypsie Café. No medical attention was needed. At 1:44 p.m. police arrested a drunk driver outside 7-11 Store on Pleasant Hill Ave. At 3:48 p.m. they took a misdemeanor hit and run report at Rialto Theater. AT 9:37 p.m. vandalism was reported at Thunder Struck Motors. Someone cut the chain on the gate and made off with it.

On Jan. 22 at 12:33 a.m. police ticketed a driver without a license – yep, a fad. At 1:48 a.m. cops arrested a drunk driver on Petaluma Ave. At 3:34 a.m. a driver with a suspended license was ticketed. At 8:30 a.m. a woman with heart problems needed the ambulance crew and police on Redwood Ave. At 9:21 a.m. police made a warrant arrest on the Joe Rodota Trail. At 1:40 p.m. a drunk driver was hauled off S. Main ST and off to the slammer. At 3:19 p.m. someone discovered a bike had been stolen from Bodega Ave. At 3:55 p.m. police got a call from a therapist concerned about a client that might be in danger from an ex-partner who had been spotted stalking at more than one location.


  • jody hampton

    Jan 21 “Someone cut the chain on the gate and made off with it.”
    Made off with what? The chain?

  • Andrea Granahan

    Yes, the chain. My cheeks are red for not making the distinction.

  • JD

    Thanks for clarifying Andrea! I thought they had made off with Thunder Struck Motors!!!

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