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Keeping the peace this past week

Monday, January 14th, 2013 | Posted by

Keeping the peace

Between Jan. 2 and Jan. 8 Sebastopol Police Department logged 163 items. During that week officers made eight arrests, dealt with 24 illegally parked vehicles, investigated reports of six suspicious vehicles, and three suspicious persons. They answered three false alarms, towed one abandoned vehicle and provided fingerprint services to 16 citizens. They also had a fowl time of it when someone said they were confiscating a delinquent rooster, and they had to deal with some mysterious murdered ducks.

On Jan. 2 at 10:15 a.m. police assisted an ambulance crew when a diabetic woman on Frankel Lane became unresponsive. At 10:35 a.m. someone reported losing $400, credit cards and driver’s license at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. At 12:08 p.m. someone turned in a cell phone found at Gravenstein Station. Police called and reached the owner to return it. At 12:10 p.m. a lost chocolate lab was taken to the Humane Society to await its human from MacFarlane Ave. AT 12:31 p.m. someone found a watch at the Sebastopol Library. At 2:42 p.m. officers couldn’t locate a black and white dog reported loose on Jewell Ave. At 3:16 p.m. they dealt with a man with a beer in hand yelling at customers outside Safeway. At 7:46 p.m. they arrested a person for being drunk in public outside Whole Foods Market. At 9:34 p.m. they woke up a man sleeping next to the stop sign on Covert Lane. At 11:25 p.m. police arrested a person on a warrant who was at the Old Main St. Saloon.

On Jan. 3 at 4:04 a.m. police helped an ambulance crew with a 97 year-old at the Zimpher Care Home. At 4:40 a.m. irate neighbors reported a horn had been blowing non-stop for over 20 minutes on Live Oak Ave. They restored quiet. At 10:32 a.m. an alarmed citizen reported seeing blood on the walls outside Sprint Printing but it all checked out okay. At 3 p.m. police helped out repair crews when a gas line going into a house on Sebastopol Ave. was broken. At 3:52 p.m. someone had wallet stolen at Ron’s Wash and Dry on Bodega Ave. AT 8:33 p.m. someone was arrested on S. Main St. for driving without a license. At 9:55 p.m. they had to ask that the volume be turned down at Aubergine when people complained about noise.

On Jan 4 at 12:35 p.m. officers helped out medical crews when a 53 year old man overdosed at Evergreen Ave. At 1:51 p.m. cops investigated a report of male juvenile at Brook Haven Middle School exposing himself to juvenile girls. At 5:55 p.m. police took a report of juveniles shoplifting at Rosemary’s Garden. At 6:19 p.m. someone thought a car had been stolen from Wilton Ave. but found it even before finishing the phone call. At 10:23 p.m. someone was arrested for driving without a license on Bloomfield Rd.

On Jan. 5 a drunk driver was arrested at Sebastopol Liquor and Deli at 1:19 a.m. At 9:39 a.m. police helped a medical crew with a man who was slumped over at McDonalds Restaurant. At 12:24 p.m. a woman and her daughter complained that an Irish wolf hound lunged at them outside the Old Main St. Saloon and the owner got into an argument with them when they complained. Owner and dog were gone on arrival. At 8:38 p.m. a robbery suspect was arrested at Whole Foods Market. At 9:39 p.m. someone who was weaving in traffic dangerously turned out to be above the legal alcohol limit but got a moving violation ticket on Petaluma Ave.

On Jan. 6 at 12:24 a.m. a drunk driver was arrested on Sebastopol Ave. At 1:27 a.m. a person drunk in public was arrested after he was tossed out of Hopmonk Tavern. At 7:25 a.m. there was an ambulance assist call when an elderly woman on MacFarlane Ave. couldn’t move. At 8:20 a.m. police got an eerie call. Two dead ducks, one decapitated, had been laid out in a cross on S. Main. Clearly fowl play at work here. At 9:50 p.m. officers broke up a loud verbal family disagreement on Healdsburg Ave. At 11:10 p.m. cops assisted fire crews at Sebastopol Garden Apartments on Bodega Ave.

On Jan 7 at 1:07 a.m. a Healdsburg Ave. resident called to let police know she was taking a rooster to a farm. It had been coming to her house every day and leaving at night. If your itinerant rooster has been missing get in touch with the police. At 4:21 p.m. a Brookside Ave. resident came home to find her garage open and her gas siphoned. At 6:30 p.m. police made a drug arrest on S. Main St.

On Jan 8 at 2:02 a.m. police quieted down a raucous disturbance at the Burnett St. parking lot. AT 3:17 a.m. someone was ticketed for a probation violation at Fairfield Inn. At 6:57 a.m. people living in sheds behind Arts Heaven were ticketed for violating the municipal code. At 8:39 a.m. police took a grand theft report from Sebastopol Garden Apartments when a resident found $2500 worth of tools had been stolen from his vehicle. At 3:35 p.m. police dealt with a man with flowers in his hair outside Whole Foods Market whose dog had been growling at customers scaring them. At 4:43 p.m. employees at a massage therapy facility asked for police help when they found a gym bag with a purse and four Brazilian passports in it.


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