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From the police blotter

Monday, February 11th, 2013 | Posted by

Sebastopol Police Department logged 175 items on the blotter between Jan. 30 and Feb. 5. The week was heavily overshadowed by the discovery of a nurse stabbed to death, allegedly by her mentally disturbed daughter on Feb. 4. Nonetheless they soldiered on through the week doing their usual job of keeping the peace. There were 17 arrests. The officers checked out reports of 15 suspicious vehicles, seven suspicious persons and handed 21 parking tickets. They also supplied fingerprint services to 22 citizens indicating maybe more people are finding jobs. Here’s how some of it unfolded.

On Jan. 30 at 1:20 a.m. they made their first arrest of the week when a probation violator was hauled in from the Safeway parking lot. AT 1:59 p.m. they were called on by the Community Health office on Palm Ave. to calm down an irate man in his 60s creating a disturbance. At  2”39 p.m. they took a report and gave advice at Infusions Tea House about an ex-employee who was making harassing phone calls.  At 2:49 p.m. cops chased bicyclists out of the Community Skate Park – bikes and possums are not allowed in the bowl. At 4:30 p.m. a man who “looked like a drug addict’ had tried to steal alcohol from Lucky’s Market was now in the parking lot behaving oddly. He was warned he was trespassing. At 9:16 p.m. someone was arrested at Quail Valley Lane on two warrants with a bail total of $10,000. At 9:32 p.m. they helped a family whose 13 year old son had threatened suicide by drowning himself in the tub and locked himself in the bathroom  on Shaun Court.

On Jan. 31 at 1:07 a.m. police made a warrant arrest on Bodega Ave. when the subject was trying to vandalize a vehicle. At 2:43 a.m. officers assisted the coroner  at Apple Valley Convalescent Hospital. At 4:02 a.m. they broke up a loud party on Gravenstein Hwy. N that disturbing neighbors. At 6:28 a.m. officers assisted medical crews when an elderly man on Live Oak Ave. was having problems breathing and his wife was panicked.AT 3:15 p.m. they helped locate a 12 year old girl reported missing by her mother at Brook Haven Middle School. At 4:57 p.m. they quieted down a noisy disturbance at Burbank Heights.

On Feb. 1 at 10:19 a.m. they assisted at Stefenoni Court when a vehicle was repossessed. AT 11:09 a.m. someone turned in keys found on Covert Lane. At 2:57 p.m. they helped a medical crew at Sebastopol City Hall when a woman was overcome by severe flu symptoms. AT 4:39 p.m. there was a warrant arrest on Norlee St. AT 5:41 p.m. someone turned in a wallet found on the Joe Rodota Trail. At 9:02 there was an ambulance assist when a man fell on Washington Ave. and his wife said he was dying. At 11:01 p.m. a drunk driver was hauled off from Depot St. to the pokey.

On Feb. 2 at 12:37 a.m. someone was arrested at Sebastopol Rd. on a warrant who skipped out on $5000 bail. At 11:59 a.m. police had remove a dead possum from Vine Ave. at 1:32 p.m. the patrol cars rolled when someone reported hearing a woman calling for help and groaning as a dog barked on Pleasant Hill Ave. but she could not be located. At 4:21 p.m. police removed a person drunk in public at the Grateful Bagel and let him sleep it off behind bars. At 9:45 p.m. they helped out EMTs when someone had a heart attack on Bodega Ave.

On Feb. 3 at 8:49 a.m. they helped someone who had lost a bin of fabric out of their pickup relocate their goods after a call from McKinley St. At 9:28 a.m. they made a warrant arrest on Petaluma Ave. At 12:41 p.m. they took a report when a vehicle was stolen on N. Main St. At At 2:55 p.m. someone wanted on a warrant turned themselves in at the station. At 4:01 p.m. they made a warrant arrest on Harville Rd. in Santa Rosa. At 8:15 p.m. a drunk driver was arrested on Sebastopol Ave. Another drunk driver Sebastopol Ave. was hauled in to keep the first one company in the drunk tank at 8:37 p.m.

On Feb. 4 at 8:02 a.m. officers investigated calls from neighbors of a woman with bloody hands saying she had killed someone at Tocchini Lane and discovered the body of the woman’s mother, a nurse. Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office also responded and the woman was put in their custody. At 9:34 p.m. a probation violation arrest was made on S Main St.

On Feb. 5 at 12:22 a.m. a person drunk in public was arrested on Burnett St. At 2:07 a.m. another drunk, this one behind the wheel was arrested at Hwy. 12 and Duer Rd. At 12:43 p.m. a person driving on a suspended license was arrested at Tidal Wave Car Wash. At 2:23 p.m. someone stole a bike from a N Main St. residence. At 5:38 p.m. police handled a disturbance made by a man trying to pick a fight at McDonald’s Restaurant.

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Andrea Granahan is our West County correspondent.
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