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Police blotter: your constabulary on the job

Monday, July 8th, 2013 | Posted by

The week of June 26 through July 2 was busy but relatively peaceful one for the Sebastopol Police Department. They logged 187 items and made nine arrests as they kept the peace. They checked out five suspicious vehicles and eight suspicious persons. They dealt with 22 illegal parkers and towed four vehicles for violating the city’s 72 hour limit. Police responded to eight false alarms and six people made inadvertent back pocket calls to 911. They provided fingerprint services to 13 citizens. Here’s how they kept Sebastopol quiet.

On June 26 8:05 a.m. someone reported a lost black male pit bull from the Fircrest Mobile Home Park. At 11:28 a.m. when someone had an adverse reaction to medications police assisted an ambulance crew near Starbucks on Gravenstein Hwy. S. At 11:33 a.m. a man was spotted taking a political sign from outside the Bank of America. At 12:32 p.m. a man at a political stand outside the Bank of America blocked a woman trying to walk by. Police warned him that was not allowed. At 1:22 p.m. someone brought in a gun to be destroyed. At 3:19 p.m. a woman was arrested for shoplifting three pairs of glasses from Rite Aid. At 4:27 p.m. police took a report at Uptown Betty’s on Main St. after it was discovered someone had attempted to burglarize the place. At 7:39 p.m. someone reported a lost Rhodesian ridgeback after it chased a deer on Enos Ave. At 7:52 p.m. neighbors reported two aggressive dogs off leash at Anthony ST. Off to doggie jail they went. At 10:45 p.m. the panic alarm at Palm Drive Hospital went off after a disturbed male patient started taking swings at the staff. Police calmed him down.

On June 27 at 4:27 a.m. a man was arrested on drug charges after the police fetched him down from 30 feet up in a redwood tree on Bodega Ave. where he had taken refuge from imaginary assailants. At 10:27 a.m. on Ragle Rd. someone dumped a mama tabby cat and her three kittens – off to the Humane Society where they will hopefully find a kinder home. At 12:39 p.m. someone on Valentine Ave. discovered a vandal had slashed his car tires. At 7:07 p.m. police quieted a verbal disturbance at Jasper O’Farrell’s Pub when a customer began yelling at other customers.

On June 28 at 3:09 a.m. police went to talk to a young woman at Palm Drive Hospital with a lacerated face who had been assaulted in Cotati. At 5:23 a.m. someone got a ticket for trying to clean the Whole Foods parking lot too early, violating noise rules. At 7:40 a.m. a construction crew at Willard F. Libby Park got a ticket for beginning work before 8 a.m. At 9:44 a.m.  police assisted at an accident scene involving minor injuries on McKinley St. At 4:01 p.m. officers assisted medical personnel when a woman was found unconscious in a vehicle on McKinley St. At there was another ambulance assist when a woman fell out of her wheel chair on Jewell Ave. At 5:29 p.m. officers broke up a verbal altercation at Baskin Robbins Ice Cream. At 9:14 p.m. they checked on the welfare of a dog reported in a vehicle with no water for an hour. At 10:38 p.m. a woman out for a walk on Lynch Rd. tripped and broke her ankle so cops helped the ambulance crew.

On June 29 at 12:55 a.m. officers helped out a person drunk in public on Bodega Ave. At 1:43 a.m. they ticketed someone driving without a license on Gravenstein Hwy. S. At 2:47 a.m. there was an ambulance assist call for a fall victim on Golden Ridge Ave. At 5:24 a.m. Redwood Credit Union discovered they had been burglarized and a glass door was broken. At 7:34 a.m. a 76 year old man fell on Eileen Drive. Police and ambulance rushed to his aid. At 10:05 a.m. a probation violator got a citation on Covert Lane. At 10:42 a.m. vandals broke out a car window with a bb gun on Zimpher Drive. At 11:52 Palm Drive Hospital needed help with a man off his mental medications who was verbally abusing his wife, a hospital employee. At 12:33 p.m. there was call about illegal fireworks being set off near  Big O Tires. At 3:26 p.m. someone fell out of a tree on Ragle Rd. and needed medical help. Police helped out. At 7:57 p.m. someone got a ticket near the Grange Hall for driving without a license. At 9:09 p.m. a distraught parent called for help with a son who has anger issues bullying her and now throwing groceries off a porch at Nelson Way. At 10:23 p.m. someone was arrested for driving on a suspended license on Gravenstein Hwy. S. At 10:50 p.m. someone got a ticket for driving without a license on Gravenstein Hwy. S. At 11:15 p.m. someone drunk in public at the Fairfield Inn was told to sleep it off.

On June 30 at 12:14 a.m. another public drunk was tucked in on Gravenstein Hwy. S. There are jolly drunks, mean drunks, and just plain fallen down drunks. Police found one of the latter on Petaluma Ave. at 12:26 a.m. and took him to a cozy cell to recover. At 1:13 a.m. a drunk driver was arrested at Gravenstein Hwy. S.  At 7:23 a.m. a possible petty theft was reported on Vine Ave after a 1000 lb. log splitter vanished (strong thief!). At 8:33 a.m. there was a hit and run misdemeanor at the Rialto Cinemas. At 2:10 p.m. Screamin’ Mimi’s Ice Cream Parlor employees found a wallet. At 4:42 p.m. someone left a credit card at the fireworks stand on Gravenstein Hwy. N. At 11:02 p.m. a woman having chest pains at Eileen Drive needed help.

On July 1 at 2:45 a.m. there was disturbance in a motor home parked in the lot on Burnett St. At 10:30 a.m. Safeway employees reported finding a Samsung tablet and other items and were putting it all in the store safe.  At 4:06 p.m. a dog owner was warned when the animal was found in a car outside Whole Foods. At 8:40 p.m. a father reported his 14 year old son “with anger issues” had thrown a rock at the back window of his vehicle and he wanted to press vandalism charges at Healdsburg Ave. At 11:01 p.m. someone got a ticket on Morris St. for driving on a suspended license. At 11:35 p.m. police assisted as a car was repossessed at Bately Court.

On July 2 at 10:36 a.m. someone got a ticket for drug violations at Wallace St. At 11:15 a.m. someone found a wallet and credit cards on Bloomfield Rd. At 11:54 a.m. ambulance and police crews rushed to the Community Skate Park where someone was injured and screaming for help.  At 2:09 p.m. someone was arrested for driving without a license on Sebastopol Ave. At 4:39 p.m. a reckless pick-up driver was warned at the Rialto Cinemas. At 6:57 p.m. a mother and daughter went to the girl’s bedroom and discovered the screen had been pulled out and curtains pulled down. They locked themselves in an upstairs room until officers could thoroughly check out the house and property on Anthony St. At 7:09 p.m. people shooting off illegal fireworks on Hansen Lane were warned. At 10:45 p.m. a probation violator was arrested in the parking lot of Porkeez House of Hobbies. At 11:02 p.m. police closed out the week with a final drunk driving arrest near Hopmonk Tavern.

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