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Crime Watch 2019

The following are some of the recent calls from the Glen Ellen and Kenwood area responded to by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Sonoma Valley Substation.


January 2 2019
An older female fell out of her parked car in the 13000 block of Arnold Dr., suffering facial injuries. Apparently, the woman was intoxicated, and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

January 3 2019
Two shots were heard in the area of Burbank Ave. and Martin St. No other shots were heard after that.

January 3 2019
A resident of the 13000 block of Arnold Dr. reported that he had ordered a cell phone, but it was sent to a wrong address and never returned. The caller wanted the sheriff to take a report.

January 7 2019
A car was broken into as it was parked on the Arnold Dr. side of Sonoma Valley Regional Park.

January 7 2019
An employee of the Sonoma Developmental Center said she had left her car unlocked at 7:45 a.m. When she returned at 11 a.m., she saw her driver side door was open, and that her wallet had been stolen. The wallet contained credit cards along with $250 in cash. She later found out that one of the cards had been used to charge about $550 in items in various establishments in Sant Rosa.

January 8 2019
A resident of Cecelia Dr. received a strange phone call from a man who said that he had found the resident's daughter's cell phone at Sugar Bowl ski resort while he was skiing. The resident said the daughter's cell phone was not lost.

January 9 2019
A resident in the area of Enterprise Road called with concern that an elderly friend was being scammed. The elderly man had gotten a phone call supposedly from Publishers Clearinghouse stating that the man had won $5 million. Deputies tried to contact the man but there was no answer.

January 10 2019
At 6:41 p.m., deputies got a call about two trucks parked at the Intersection of Dunbar Road and Sonoma Hwy. The caller said the trucks had their lights off, and that there were tow males in their twenties. Two units out and contacted the subjects, who had gotten stuck in the mud after trying to spin donuts with their trucks.

January 11 2019
A loose horse was reported at 4:30 a.m. in the 13000 block of Sonoma Hwy. Animal Control was called to help.

January 12 2019
Someone broke into the coin machine at the 24-hour laundry in Glen Ellen. It is not know how much was stolen.

January 12 2019
Six to nine gunshots were reported in the area of Trinity Road and Sonoma Hwy. A deputy drove out but could not find anything.

January 13 2019
Deputies got a call at 2 a.m. from a resident of Clyde Ave. about someone ringing the doorbell, banging on the front door, and trying to open the door. A deputy drove out to the scene but could not locate anyone.

January 13 2019
An aggressive panhandler was reported near the Glen Ellen Post Office. A deputy went out but could not locate the man.

January 14 2019
A manger of a property in the 15000 block of Sonoma Hwy. called to report that someone had cut 16 feet of a barbed wire fence. Estimated loss: $800.

January 14 2019
A brown wallet was found on the ground in a parking lot in the 13000 block of Arnold Dr. There was no ID in the wallet, but there was an ATM card. A deputy was able to find the wallet's owner by the name on the card.

January 16 2019
A man was reported sleeping in a truck in the parking lot of the Kenwood Depot. He had been spotted there many times before, and asked not to park there. The caller was advised to perhaps put up a "No Trespassing" or "No Overnight Camping Sign."

January 17 2019
A resident in the 15000 block of Marty Dr. reported that a black Schwinn bike with red handles had been locked against a light pole for four days, and no one had come by to claim it.

January 17 2019
A resident of the 900 block of Madrone Road reported that a package ordered from eBay had apparently been sent to a wrong address, and the caller needed a police report that he could send to eBay.

January 18 2019
Deputies got a call about a loud barking dog in the 13000 block of Arnold Dr. The caller said the dog had been barking over an hour straight.

January 19 2019
Deputies got a complaint about a loud party with outside amplified music in the 15000 block of Marty Dr. A deputy drove out but could not find anything.

January 20 2019
A resident in the area of Warm Springs Road and Wolf Run reported that people were dumping garbage by the side of the road. The resident asked for extra patrols in the area.

January 20 2019
An ID and debit card were found on the ground in the 13000 block of Arnold Dr.

January 24 2019
A resident of the 13000 block of Arnold Dr. called to report that a relative was harassing her with multiple phone calls, and would not stop when asked to do so. The caller said there weren't any specific threats. The caller was advised to think about getting a restraining order.

January 28 2019
Deputies got a call from a resident of Waldruhe Heights who said his neighbor was yelling and was fearful the neighbor was damaging a fence. There was an ongoing dispute between the neighbors regarding a fence line and an easement. After the yelling neighbor had gone back to his house, the caller checked on the fence, which turned out not to be damaged.

January 30 2019
A resident called from the the 13000 block of Arnold Dr. to report that a group of mailboxes were all open. The caller said he was expecting a package that didn't arrive.

January 30 2019
A resident of Frederica Ave. called to report a male transient was getting water and electricity from outside the Kenwood Depot. The man and his truck had been there a number of times before, and had been spoken to by sheriff's deputies in the past. A deputy drove out but the man had already left.

February 3 2019
A customer at a business in the 8000 block of Sonoma Hwy. called to report that another customer appeared intoxicated, was threatening the clerk, and apparently had broken an item. The clerk got on the phone and said he didn't want the sheriff to come out, but a unit was already on its way. Upon arrival a deputy found that the the intoxicated individual had fallen upon leaving the store and suffered a head injury. An ambulance was called and the injured man was taken to a hospital for medical treatment.

February 5 2019
A resident in the 1400 block of Adobe Canyon Road reported that someone had fraudulently used one of her bank checks. the perpetrator had cashed a check for $232 at Oliver's Market.

February 10 2019
Deputies got a call from a resident of the 13000 block of Henno Road reporting that a suspicious white Chevy truck had been parked along the side of the road for quite some time.

February 12 2019
Swimming pool-related items and equipment were stolen from a residence on Via Roble. Estimated loss: $9,000.

February 17 2019
Deputies got a call from a resident in the 800 block of Martin St. about a vandalism incident. The resident reported that 5-11 p.m. the night before, someone had spray painted their car with red paint. The caller estimated it would cost about $400 to repaint. Deputies got another call from the same area about another car that had been sprayed with red paint.

February 17 2019
A caller from the 13000 block of Arnold Dr. reported an ongoing issue with a relative. The relative had shown up on the property yelling and screaming. The yeller had left the scene, and the caller was afraid the relative was going to a particular location in Santa Rosa to cause trouble. Santa Rosa police was informed.

February 17 2019
A loud party was reported in the 15000 block of Thomas St.

February 19 2019
There were two reports around 10 p.m. about shots heard in the village area of Kenwood. A deputy went out but could not locate where the shots had come from.

February 20 2019
A vineyard worker had parked on the shoulder of the 11000 block of Sonoma Hwy. to work in a vineyard. When she returned, she discovered for front passenger side window was smashed and someone had taken her purse, which had her rent money inside.

February 24 2019
A woman who had been at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park the day before called to report something unusual. She saw a man climbing a cliff with a child. The child had a busted lip and seemed in distress. The caller said at the time she didn't have cell service so she didn't call the day before

February 28 2019
A female resident in the 1000 block of Chauvet Road called to report that a neighbor had been looking through her bathroom window as she was getting out of the shower. She decided not to press charges but wanted deputies to take an informational report.

March 1 2019
at 2:40 a.m., two households in the 900 block of Cecelia Ave. reported hearing multiple gunshots. A unit went out but could not hear any shots.

March 2 2019
A woman living in the 15000 block of Marty Dr. said she has evidence that three weeks ago, someone had come into her apartment and put a dent in the floor.

March 3 2019
A resident in the 15000 block of Marty Dr. reported that someone had sprayed grafitti on a utility box that was in the front yard. It turned out that other utility boxes in the area had been tagged as well.

March 6 2019
A caller from the 13000 block of Arnold Dr. said that a man was acting strangely. He was dressed in "Arab" clothing and headdress, gotten into his white chevy truck, pulled out an axe from behind the front seat, and drove off hitting the car with the axe as he was driving. The caller said the man looked like he was playing, "dress-up and pretending to act macho". The call was sent to the California Highway Patrol.

March 8 2019
Deputies got two calls around 10 p.m. about a loud explosion and gunshots in the area of Hill Road. A deputy drove out but could not find anything.

March 10 2019
At 11:;30 .m., deputies got a call about a man sleeping in the lobby of the Glen Ellen Post Office. A deputy went out and told the man to move along.


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