CRIME & SAFETY
Jeep Driver Hurt in Crash with Manure Truck South of Cotati
A Jeep driver suffered minor injuries after a crash south of Cotati. On Sunday afternoon, the Jeep was driving westbound on West Railroad Avenue between Cypress Avenue and Poplar Road when it crossed over into the opposite lane. It crashed into a semitrailer truck transporting manure causing the Jeep to catch fire and the truck to spill some of its load. That stretch of the roadway was closed for about three hours as crews cleaned up the scene and took the Jeep driver to the hospital.
Sonoma County Teen Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Friend During Argument
Originally published by the Santa Rosa Police Department:. On Tuesday, November 21, 2023, officers with the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) responded to a report of a stabbing in the area of West Ninth Street and Warren Lane. Officers arrived at the scene and contacted the victim, a 16-year-old male, who was quickly transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of a single, non-life-threatening stab wound. The suspect, also a 16-year-old male, was detained at the scene by officers.
Teenager Cleared of Manslaughter Charges in Santa Rosa High School Stabbing, Found Guilty of Possessing a Weapon on Campus
Discover the latest development in the Santa Rosa high school stabbing case. A North Bay teenager has been found not responsible for the fatal incident. However, the individual faces charges for possessing a weapon on campus, potentially leading to juvenile detention.
Teen acquitted for fatally stabbing peer at Montgomery High
That was essentially the verdict handed down Monday, following the fatal stabbing at a Santa Rosa high school earlier this year. After nearly two weeks of testimony, the now-16-year-old student who fatally stabbed another teen during a fight in a Montgomery High School art classroom was found to be justified by a Sonoma County juvenile court judge.
2 children hospitalized after exposure to propane at Sonoma County camp
OCCIDENTAL, Calif. - Two children were hospitalized, and several others were sickened after a gas leak at a camp in Sonoma County. The children were part of a Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) camp held in Occidental. The Sonoma County Fire District received a call at around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday regarding...
4 hospitalized after car crashes into Novato 7-Eleven
(KRON) — Five people were injured and four were hospitalized after a car crashed into a 7-Eleven in Novato on Monday, the Novato Police Department confirmed. The crash happened at about 6 p.m. at the store located at 800 Diablo Ave. A solo driver crashed into the building, police said. The four people hospitalized had […]
Police: Driver mistook gas for brake pedal and smashed into 7-Eleven store, injuring people inside
A chaotic scene unfolded at the 7-Eleven on Diablo Ave. in Novato on the evening of November 28, 2023, as police officers and firefighters rushed to the aftermath of a vehicle crashing into the store around 6:00 PM.
Santa Rosa Decapitating Suspect to Enter Plea Monday Morning
The Santa Rosa man accused of decapitating his grandmother is due back in court this morning. Twenty-three-year-old Luis Aroyo-Lopez is expected to enter a plea for his one of murder. He’s suspected of killing his 64-year-old grandmother Elvia Lopez-Arroyo. He remains in custody without bail. Lopez reportedly killed his grandmother just days after being released from state prison where he served time on assault with a deadly weapon and weapons possession charges for cases unrelated to the victim.
Petaluma: Sprinkler System Helped Contain Morning Blaze At Business
PETALUMA: SPRINKLER SYSTEM HELPED CONTAIN MORNING BLAZE AT BUSINESS
CHP to Release Holiday Enforcement Numbers as Petaluma Police Made 11 DUI Arrests Over Thanksgiving Weekend
California is about to find out how many people were caught driving drunk over the holiday. The CHP may release those numbers today after its maximum enforcement period ended at midnight. Officers fanned out across the state during what is considered one of the busiest and deadliest times on the road. Last year, they made more than one-thousand DUI arrests and handed out nearly nine-thousand tickets for speeding and not wearing a seatbelt.
Car Crash into 7-Eleven in Marin County Injures Four, Causes Major Building Damage
A shocking car crash at a 7-Eleven in Marin County leaves four people injured, including three customers. A red Toyota Camry veered off the street and crashed into the store, causing significant damage. The cause of the crash remains unknown.
Marin County Sheriff Proposes Automated License Plate Readers to Enhance Local Safety
Sheriff Jamie Scardina of Marin County plans to propose the installation of 31 automated license plate readers (ALPRs) in the county's unincorporated areas. He believes this technology can help prevent retail theft, vehicle theft, and theft of vehicle parts. This proposal is a response to the 597 property crime reports in Marin from June 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023.
Santa Rosa Hit-and-Run Suspect to be Sentenced in January
A sentencing date has been set for a female driver of a fatal hit-and-run in Santa Rosa. On November 17th, Alyssa Whitten pleaded no contest to one count each of hit-and-run resulting in death or injury, vehicular manslaughter, destroying evidence and driving without a valid license. She will be sentenced on January 5th for the August hit-and-run death of 18-year-old Oswaldo Mario-Rogelio Cardenas Jr. Details of a possible sentence or plea agreement have not been made available.
Wanted Pace Man Jailed for DUI and Drug Charges after I-10 Chase
Just before midnight on November 27, Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office was engaged in a pursuit of a reckless vehicle (Land Rover) while traveling westbound on Interstate 10. A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper was notified by one of the SRSO deputies that the pursuit which was traveling into Escambia County. At the same time, Tallahassee Regional Communications Center Dispatch received a call from the Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance with the pursuit. Subsequently, the State Trooper engaged in the pursuit while westbound on I-10 approaching Scenic Hwy.
Heroic CAL FIRE Crews Save Historic Landmark from Late-Night Blaze in Rutherford
Early Sunday morning, a fire broke out in Rutherford, Napa Valley, engulfing an unoccupied two-story residence on Manley Lane, just off Highway 29. CAL FIRE/Napa County Fire swiftly responded to the call around 2 a.m. Firefighters, upon arrival, focused on saving nearby structures, including a historic tank house, showcasing their...
Barbarians at the gates of Marin
Like barbarians of old, bad guys drive into the peaceful villages of Marin from the east and north to plunder our stores and sell fentanyl to our kids. That’s why we need to improve our defenses with license-plate readers on our borders. OK, that may be an over-the-top way...
Letter from Former Sebastopol Interim Fire Chief Calls for Changes in Department
Details of a letter former Sebastopol interim fire chief Jack Piccinini sent to the city council before he stepped down are being made public. The letter was sent November 1st, two days before he stepped down. Piccinini told the city to address staffing issues within its volunteer fire department, warning that public safety is at risk. He says the volunteer fire department can no longer offer 24-hour staffing, and urged the department to switch to a career firefighter model. Sebastopol is facing a nearly one-point-seven-million-dollar budget deficit and has a hiring freeze in place. Last week, it declared a fiscal emergency.
Solo-Car Crash Causes Small Power Outage in Sonoma Valley Sunday Night
A solo car crash caused a brief power outage in an area of Sonoma Valley last night. CHP says that the car was going southbound on Arnold Drive in El Verano when the driver fell asleep, drifted off the right shoulder just south of Petaluma Avenue, crashed into a culvert and struck a power pole’s guy wire. Power in the nearby area was out for about 40 minutes. The female driver suffered minor injuries and was flown to Santa Rosa Memorial. Two dogs in the car were taken to a vet before being kenneled. Drugs or alcohol are not suspected to be involved.