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Santa Rosa man arrested on narcotics trafficking after fentanyl found in home

SANTA ROSA – Police in Santa Rosa have arrested a man in connection with a narcotics trafficking case.Carlos Andreas Ibarra, 23, was arrested on suspicion of possession for sale and transportation of fentanyl, according to the Santa Rosa Police Department.In early May, detectives initiated an investigation into narcotics trafficking by a Santa Rosa resident.Investigators learned Ibarra was selling fentanyl in Santa Rosa and in surrounding areas, police said.On Thursday at 1:30 p.m., detectives and uniformed officers contacted Ibarra near his residence on Harvest Lane and found him to be in possession of two ounces of fentanyl.A search warrant was served at his residence, and police found a gallon bag containing half a pound of fentanyl, 25 individual baggies each containing a gram of fentanyl and $6,000 in cash.Police said items indicative of drug sales were also located inside the residence.
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Man Shot by Parole Agents in Santa Rosa Identified

The man critically wounded after being shot by state parole agents in Fountaingrove has been identified. Forty-nine-year-old Charles Wyatt was shot Wednesday afternoon. Wyatt was shot after agents went to his home to arrest him for violating terms of his parole. He has a criminal record dating back to 1992 that includes charges of rape, false imprisonment, assault on a peace officer, and drug-related offenses. Authorities still haven’t said what prompted the agents to shoot. It’s also unclear if Wyatt was armed.

iPhone Thief Arrested After Chase from Santa Rosa to San Rafael

A man suspected of stealing iPhones from an AT&T store in Santa Rosa has been arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase. Wednesday night’s chase ended some 38-miles away in San Rafael. Following his arrest, the suspect was hospitalized after suffering a medical emergency. The man, Gregory Dawson of San Francisco, is accused of cutting security cables and taking five iPhones, valued at a total of more than three-thousand bucks. A 17-year-old boy was in the vehicle during the chase, which reached speeds of up to 100-miles-per-hour. The boy was not hurt.

Man Suspected of Selling Fentanyl Arrested in Santa Rosa

A Santa Rosa man has been arrested after police seized a large supply of drugs. An investigation that began earlier this month determined that 23-year-old Carlos Andreas Ibarra was selling fentanyl in Santa Rosa and the surrounding areas. Yesterday, police contacted Ibarra near his residence on Harvest Lane and found two ounces of fentanyl in his possession. In his home, police found nearly 1/2 pound of fentanyl, 25 baggies containing 1 gram each of fentanyl, and $6,000 in cash. They also found other items indicative of drug sales including packaging material, cell phones, and scales. Ibarra was arrested for possession for sale and transportation of fentanyl.
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MCSO: Mendocino County teens arrested for alleged hold-up in Cloverdale

Four Mendocino County teenagers were arrested recently for allegedly robbing a business at gunpoint, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reported. According to the MCSO, deputies were informed around 9:30 p.m. May 20 that a business in Cloverdale, located just south of Mendocino County on Highway 101, had just been robbed by suspects believed to be Mendocino County residents who were heading back there.

Eight North Bay Hospitals Get “A” Grades

Several North Bay Hospitals have received “A” grades for safety by a national watchdog group. The Cs spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades report gave As to 8 North Bay Hospitals in Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, Napa and Solano counties. In Sonoma County, those hospitals were Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center, Petaluma Valley Hospital, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Santa Rosa Memorial, though received a “C” grade. The health care facilities were ranked on over 30 safety factors that include preventable errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

Man in critical condition after police shooting in Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KRON) — A man is in critical condition after a police shooting Wednesday in Santa Rosa, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said. The incident happened at 1:40 p.m. in the 4400 block of Lahinch Lane. The shooting involved parole agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The man was taken […]

No Dam for Healdsburg Memorial Beach

For the third straight summer, there won’t be a dam installed at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach. Sonoma County Regional Parks officials say water flow in the Russian River is still too low because of the ongoing drought. Building a dam now would run the risk of disrupting a fish habitat and causing other environmental issues. The low water flow could also pose health risks. Officials say the water will likely be warmer and more stagnant, meaning dangerous pathogens and beach closures. Harmful blue-green algae also presents a water quality concern, and parks officials have decided no dam actually means better water quality given the drought situation.

Going, going, almost gone?

Credo’s #14 Tony Del Toro stepped up to the plate and knocked a high-fly ball to the left center fence for a solid double and an RBI bringing in #12 Jack Sheehan, who did a celebratory slide into home plate. Credo won their semifinal game 16-4 and will face St. Bernard’s for the 2022 North Coast Section Baseball Championship on Saturday, May 28th at 1 p.m. at the Crusaders home field, 222 Dollison St, Eureka, CA, 95501.

Crooked Goat Brewing Comes Home to Petaluma

Many people know Crooked Goat Brewing as a hub for great craft beer in Sebastopol, but what some do not realize is that the brewery has roots in Petaluma. Before opening Crooked Goat in the Barlow complex in 2016, co-founders Paul Vyenielo, Rich Allen, Andy Erickson, Andy Cook, Scott Tieman and Will Erickson crafted their brews in a small office space behind Pete’s Henny Penny restaurant.

North Bay’s smallest newspapers struggling to survive

The March 31 edition of The Weekly Calistogan included a write-up of the All-Napa County high school football team, a preview of the oyster bar coming to the Calistoga Depot, a long poem called “Memories of the Old Kitchen” and a story titled “Snakes of India.”. Those...

SMART Seeks Federal Funds for Expansion

SMART Train officials have confirmed they are seeking new federal infrastructure funds to expand their routes. SMART is seeking a portion of the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure law passed last year to finish their northward expansions up to Cloverdale and a line connecting Marin and Solano counties along Highway 37. It will cost an estimated $300-million to link the service to Cloverdale and between $780-million to $1.3-billion for the Marin-Solano county linkup. A Marin-Solano link would span 41 miles and have seven rail stations. How much SMART will apply for isn’t yet known as they need to meet eligibility requirements first before making that request.

Sonoma County business advocacy group CEO leaves for full-time consulting work

Daniel Sohn, who in February was named president and CEO of the Sonoma County Alliance, has left the organization, according to both parties. “Daniel decided to do his consulting work full time, which includes consulting for the Antioch Chamber of Commerce,” said Kimberly Waite, president of the Santa Rosa-based Sonoma County Alliance. “We are actively looking for a new CEO of the Alliance.”
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Middletown Cemetery to honor veterans on Memorial Day

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — A Memorial Day ceremony will take place at the Middletown Cemetery on Monday. The event will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. at the cemetery, located at 16357 Butts Canyon Road. Parking will be provided and refreshments will be served. The floral design class from...

Leadership RP Graduates Second Cohort

A graduation ceremony for Class 2021-2022 was held at the Rohnert Park Community Center on Friday night May 13. Twenty community members received their Achievement Award “for successful completion of the collaborative, results-oriented Leadership Rohnert Park program.” The eight-month program that started last September is put on by a partnership between CORO Northern California and the City of Rohnert Park. Full disclosure, I was a participant in this year’s program.