|Crime Watch: 04/15/2019
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.
Deputies got a call from a resident of the 4000 block of Warm Springs Road. The caller said a tenant who lives in a cabin on the property was on vacation, but a light was on in the cabin. No one else is supposed to be on the property. A deputy went out and couldn’t find anything suspicious. Someone had just left the light on.
Three people called dispatch from the area of Marty Drive to report hearing fireworks. A deputy drove out but could not hear or find anything.
A resident of the 13000 block of Arnold Dr. called to complain about a neighbor’s car alarm going off at all hours of the day and night.
A motorist in the area of Trinity Road and Sonoma Hwy. called to report a green Honda in a ditch, with a number of people standing around. The caller thought this was suspicious.
A resident from the area of Sonoma Highway and Shady Acres Lane reported that a neighbor’s dog looked injured. The matter was referred to animal control.
Deputies got a call from the 6000 block of Enterprise Road regarding a coyote that seemed confused. The animal was walking slowly down the middle of the road, and was not afraid of the cars going by. The caller was referred to a wildlife assistance center.
A suspicious burgundy Chevy van was reported driving slowly and idling for 25 minutes in the area of Dunbar Road and Sylvia Drive. A deputy went out and found a van, but it was a different color.
A resident of Waldruhe Heights called to report that a neighbor’s dog kept coming on to his property and defecating. The caller said he threw a piece of bark at the dog, which ran back to its owner. The dog then came running back aggressively toward the caller, who threw another piece of bark at the dog. A deputy went out and talked to the dog’s owner, who had a different version of events. The caller said he wanted to make a citizen’s arrest.
As an employee was leaving Benziger Winery late at night, he reported seeing a white pickup enter the property. No one was supposed to be at the winery. A deputy drove out but could not locate anyone.
Deputies got a call from a bartender at the Jack London Saloon about a male patron acting strangely, and going in and out of the bar. The man had a backpack and was carrying a bicycle wheel. A deputy went out and told the man to move along.