CRIME & SAFETY
Montgomery High student who fatally stabbed classmate not responsible, DA says
(KRON) — A 15-year-old Montgomery High School freshman who fatally stabbed one of his classmates back in March is not responsible, according to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office. The student, whose name is not being disclosed due to him being a minor, was involved in a fight at school. One of the participants in […]
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.
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.
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.
Children Hospitalized Following Propane Exposure at Sonoma County Camp
• Two children were hospitalized and several others fell ill after a gas leak at a camp in Sonoma County. • The children were part of a Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) camp in Occidental.
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.
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.
California surfer takes in weekend's huge waves in wicked video captured by a sheriff's helicopter
The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Helicopter, “Henry-One”, was on routine patrol of the Sonoma Coast when it captured wicked video of a surfer taking advantage of huge waves off the California coast Sunday afternoon at approximately 3 p.m.
Weekly Safety Report: Missing Woman Found Deceased, Arrests Made for Firearms Pointing and DUI in Sonoma County
This week in Sonoma County, California, several incidents occurred, including the discovery of a missing woman who was found deceased, the arrest of a man for pointing firearms at a sheriff's helicopter, the arrest of six drivers suspected of DUI on Thanksgiving eve, a cyclist being struck by a SMART train, a stabbing incident involving two teenagers, and the sentencing of a man for sexually abusing a teenager.
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.
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.
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.
Weekly Safety Report: Conviction in Involuntary Manslaughter Case and Fatal Crash in Ukiah
This week in Ukiah, California, two incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. In the first incident, a man was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 55-year-old resident. The defendant withdrew his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity after being acquitted of murder. In the second incident, a Santa Rosa man died in a head-on crash in Ukiah. The driver crossed into the opposite lane and collided with a truck, resulting in the death of the driver and moderate injuries to the truck driver. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Rodolfo Cervantes Who Allegedly Brandished Firearms at Police Helicopter Arrested
This video shows the footage of 54-year-old Santa Rosa resident Rodolfo Cervantes brandishing weapons at a police helicopter. While assisting Santa Rosa Police with a disturbance call involving a reported armed subject, the suspect repeatedly pointed firearms at sheriff’s helicopter H1. Shared is Santa Rosa Police Department’s press release regarding the incident, as well as video from H1.
Suspects who stole $20K worth of property from Santa Rosa storage units arrested
(KRON) — Two suspects were arrested following a months-long investigation into multiple burglaries from a storage unit complex, the Santa Rosa Police Department announced Wednesday. The investigation began on Sept. 30 when Santa Rosa PD began looking into burglaries at a storage unit complex located in the 400 block of Hearn Avenue. Investigators learned that […]
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.
Turkey Eve Headlines: Hayward Woman Charged With Murder of Husband
A woman was killed in a three-way collision on Lakeville Highway in Sonoma County on Tuesday afternoon. The driver suspected to be responsible was believed to be intoxicated, and this was the third head-on crash — and second fatal one — on this stretch of road in the last four months. [KRON4]
Thanksgiving holiday’s first DUI fatality reported on California highway; Passenger killed in wreck
On Wednesday afternoon, tragedy struck on Lakeville Hwy, just south of Stage Gulch Road, as Santa Rosa CHP officers responded to a fatal crash involving three vehicles, one of which overturned.
Families await judge's decision in Montgomery High stabbing case
photo credit: Noah Abrams/KRCBStudents at Maria Carrillo High in Santa Rosa walked out in protest over a lack of school safety at their own campus following the stabbing death at Montgomery High on March 1, 2023. “This was an ambush.” That was just one argument made by the defense attorney during closing remarks Wednesday in the trial of a youth facing a voluntary manslaughter charge, in a case that's rattled Sonoma County and prompted calls for a more robust presence by law enforcement in area schools. The defense maintains that the defendant in the March 1 incident acted in self defense,...