From the Sebastopol police blotter
Between Feb. 6 and 12, Sebastopol Police logged 131 calls. They dealt with 12 illegally parked vehicles and towed one away. They responded to six false alarms and assisted at three non-injury accident scenes. Officers checked out 10 suspicious vehicles reported by citizens and five suspicious persons. They helped 14 law-abiding folks with fingerprint services, and arrested 10 not so law-abiding ones. Here’s how it all rolled out.
On Feb. 6 at 6:46 a.m., a driver without a license was ticketed on Corline Court. At 6:46 a.m. police looked for a loose Rottweiler reported at Parkside School but couldn’t find it. At 8:04 a.m. they checked the welfare of a Norlee St. resident who had frightened members of synagogue with suicide threats. All was well. At 8:28 a.m. Analy High School staff reported a battery incident and said they were expecting the victim’s mother in to speak with the vice-principal. AT 12:50 p.m. someone reported losing an iPhone at Hopmonk Tavern. At 1:30 p.m. they helped chase down a gray cockatiel with red cheeks that had escaped from its Bodega Ave. home. At 1:44 p.m. officers took a report of a burglary on Jewell Ave. At 2:53 p.m. someone found a change purse at the Rialto Theater. At 5:32 p.m. they performed an ambulance assist when an infant was having breathing difficulties at Palm Ave. At 7:58 p.m. someone reported two teens going through backpacks at Rotten Robbies gas station, and one throwing one of them on his back over one he was already wearing and taking off. Police went to check it out but the kids were gone. At 9:24 p.m. police made a warrant arrest on Sparkes Road. At 9:50 p.m. they arrested someone driving without a license on N. Main Street.
On Feb. 7 at 12:56 a.m., they made a probation arrest on Calder Avenue. At 1:51 a.m. Jasper O’Farrell Pub employees said they were holding someone who had broken a window. At 11:58 a.m. someone came into the station to report an ID theft. At 12:47 p.m. another person on N. Main reported an ID theft. At 8:18 p.m. officers quieted a noisy disturbance on N. Main Street. At 10:44 p.m. a woman who landed her car in a ditch but was uninjured needed help on Mill Station Road.
On Feb. 8 at 12:37 a.m., police made a warrant arrest outside Safeway Market. At 2:14 a.m. officers took a report of stalking at Old Main Street Saloon. At 1:09 people on Swain Avenue reported a lost black Labrador but then called back to say they found it. At 2:11 p.m. a dog bit someone on Murphy Ave. At 2:16 p.m. on Redwood Ave. police helped an ambulance crew with a dangerously intoxicated patient. At 3:31 p.m. someone turned in keys found on Norlee St. At 8:27 p.m. someone was arrested on Lilly Drive for running out on $10,000 bail.
On Feb. 9 at 10:32 a.m., someone called to say he had left $140 in an ATM machine on Bodega Ave. At 1:50 p.m. a woman called to report a felony hit and run. After an elderly man rear-ended her vehicle he drove off to 7-Eleven on Pleasant Hill Ave and she followed him and was photographing his vehicle when he ran out yelling at her. At 5:25 p.m. someone reported losing a passport at Formosa Bistro on Gravenstein Hwy. S. At 6:05 p.m. a woman on Bodega Ave. fell out of her wheelchair and needed an ambulance and police help. At 6:33 p.m. residents reported a loose chocolate lab on Swartz Ave. but it had run off when officers got there. At 10:36 p.m. officers helped the bouncer at Jasper O’Farrell’s Pub break up a fight. At 11:17 p.m. the cops arrested a drunk driver on Gravenstein Hwy S.
On Feb. 10 at 1:44 a.m., police made a drug bust on Petaluma Ave. At 3:39 a.m. officers were called to help out with a man having seizures on Fircrest Ave. At 8:02 a.m. they took a report of a hit and run misdemeanor at the 7-Eleven store. At 9:18 a.m. they took a report of child abuse on Zimpher Drive. At 10:39 a.m. they told a mother that her child was not allowed to ride a scooter in the Community Skate Park, but she said she intended to break city ordinances anyway. They gave her a stern warning. At 10:51 a.m. officers responded along with ambulance crews when a four-year-old had a high fever and seizures at Gross Court. At 3:28 p.m. they chased off a homeless man who had set up housekeeping at the helopad on Palm Ave. At 3:45 p.m. someone on Hessel Road reported finding a lost Chihuahua. At 4:52 p.m. someone who had skipped out on $10,000 bail was arrested. At 7:14 p.m. a hit and run misdemeanor was reported at Sebastopol Community Cultural Center.
On Feb. 11 at 7:17 a.m., Sebastopol Post Office reported a vandal had broken a window. At 5:28 p.m. a probation violator was arrested at Box Office Video. At 8:06 p.m. someone attempting to set up housekeeping at United Methodist Church was warned he was trespassing. At 9:02 p.m. someone found a pouch of papers on Bodega Ave. At 10:27 p.m. another probation violator was arrested on Petaluma Ave.
On Feb. 12 at 12:38 a.m. someone driving without a license was ticketed. At 10:21 a.m. the welfare of a panhandler outside of Safeway was checked out, and he was sent on his way. At 11:21 a.m. police made a warrant arrest on Wilton Ave. At 12:42 someone was arrested for driving without a license on Hansen Lane. At 4:07 p.m. police assisted the coroner at Apple Valley Hospital.
– Andrea Granahan