CRIME & SAFETY
Tip leads to arrest of suspect with 43 fraudulent debit cards in Rohnert Park
A tip about a suspicious person using debit cards before sunrise at a Rohnert Park bank led to the arrest of a man with 43 fraudulent debit cards, police said Saturday.Police said they received a tip about 6:40 a.m. Friday that someone was using fraudulent debit cards at a bank in the 200 block of Rohnert Park Expressway.Police said Antonio Kronidis was stopped in a vehicle departing the area. In addition to the debit cards, he was found to have more than $3,000 in cash, according to police. Kronidis was accused of identity theft, fraudulent use of an access card, grand theft and conspiracy, the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety said in a statement. He was booked into the Sonoma County jail with bond set at $250,000.Kronidis is a suspect in over a dozen previous cases across California involving fraudulent transactions, police said. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety Detective Ramirez at 707-588-3597.
Petaluma: Police Arrest Six People For Alleged Drunk Driving Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
PETALUMA: POLICE ARREST SIX PEOPLE FOR ALLEGED DRUNK DRIVING SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING
Public Told To Avoid Lakeville Street, Petaluma Boulevard North Due To Traffic Incident
The Petaluma Police early Sunday morning advised the public to avoid Lakeville Street from Madison Street to Petaluma Boulevard North due to a traffic incident. It did not elaborate on the details of the traffic issue. Police also said there may be power outages in the area according to Pacific...
Petaluma PD arrests 6 on DUI-related charges
(KRON) — Saturday night, officers with the Petaluma Police Department made six DUI-related arrests during a DUI saturation period, officials said. Police said five of the drivers were arrested for being over the .08 legal BAC limit with three of those drivers being at least twice the legal limit. One of the drivers, age 20, […]
Santa Rosa mall brawl ends with 3 teens arrested
(KRON) — Police broke up a fight between 18 juveniles at Santa Rosa Transit Mall on Second Street Thursday afternoon. “The juveniles were wearing clothing consistent with active gang participation, displaying gang hand signs, and yelling gang terminology at one another,” the Santa Rosa Police Department wrote. Bystanders who witnessed the mall brawl reported seeing […]
Lawsuit: Santa Rosa school failed to help slain student Jayden Pienta
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KRON) — When 16-year-old Jayden Pienta was bleeding to death at Montgomery High School, school staff members failed to help him, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of Pienta’s parents. Pienta’s death at school was “tragic and preventable,” attorney Michael Henderson wrote in the lawsuit filed in Sonoma County […]
Woman from Reno Identified as Fatality in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Lakeville Highway
The woman who died in a three-vehicle crash outside of Petaluma has been identified. On November 21st, 77-year-old Kathleen Swenson of Reno, Nevada was a passenger in an SUV going south on Lakeville Highway just south of Old Lakeville Road. A pick up truck going the same direction veered into the opposite lane and crashed into another truck. As a result, that truck went into the southbound lane and hit the SUV that Swenson was in. Swenson died in the crash. The driver of the first truck, Maria Sebastian, was charged with driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter.
Animal rights activist sentenced to 3 months for trespassing at Petaluma poultry farm
An animal rights activist was sentenced in Sonoma County on Thursday to 90 days in jail and two years of probation for felony trespassing at chicken and duck farms in 2018 and 2019.
Petaluma Police Conduct Abandoned Vehicle Sweep Leading to Notices, Citations, and a Tow
Petaluma police conducted an Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Sweep on Thursday. They were looking to address parking issues, including street parking of boats, RV’s, and trailers throughout the city. The sweep resulted in 53 vehicles marked with courtesy notices, 26 citations for parking violations, and one vehicle tow. Petaluma Police conduct these sweeps usually on a quarterly basis but always keep an eye out for abandoned vehicles. If you want to report an abandoned vehicle, you can do so at Petaluma.org.
Santa Rosa City Schools Files Suit Related to Fatal Montgomery High School Stabbing
Santa Rosa City Schools have filed a cross complaint against the students’ parents involved in the fatal Montgomery High School Stabbing. They allege general negligence and strict liability against the parents of the stabber, Daniel Pulido, and the parent of one of the other students that attacked him but survived. The district claims their failures to oversee the students resulted in the death of Jayden Pienta. This cross complaint comes after Pienta’s parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing the Santa Rosa City Schools district, as well as school and district administrators, for failing to protect their son.
Weekly Safety Report: Stabbings and Violence Plague Santa Rosa High Schools
This week in Santa Rosa, California, there were several incidents involving violence and stabbings at local high schools. One incident resulted in a fatal stabbing at Montgomery High School, where a 16-year-old student was found to have acted in self-defense. Another incident involved a man decapitating his grandmother shortly after being released from prison. Additionally, there were two separate incidents at different high schools where students were arrested for stabbing incidents. These incidents highlight the need for increased safety measures and awareness in the community.
4 Teen Bike Thieves Busted in Brazen Sonoma Shoplift Attempt
Yesterday, a brazen bicycle theft from a Broadway store in Sonoma was thwarted by the owner, who managed to retrieve the bicycle after four youths attempted to steal it. Details from the Sonoma Police Department's Facebook page explain that the culprits are now facing robust legal consequences. Responding to a...
Student, 14, stabbed at Santa Rosa high school, taken to hospital
(KRON) — A Santa Rosa High School student was stabbed after a fight involving two students on campus Wednesday morning, Santa Rosa High School Principal Dr. Mark Ryan said in a letter. The stabbing happened around 8:30 a.m. before classes began. Two Santa Rosa High School students were fighting near the football and baseball fields, […]
Santa Rosa man sentenced to 14 years in prison
Defendant Leonel Padilla Gomez, 36 years old, of Santa Rosa, Ca., was sentenced on November 16, 2023, by the Honorable Laura Passaglia to 14 years in state prison. This sentence follows Gomez’s convictions related to sexually abusing a teenager. District Attorney Carla Rodriguez stated: “The victim in this case...
Compassionate CHP officer helps woman who barricaded herself inside van at Golden Gate Bridge
This Thanksgiving holiday week, officers from the Marin Area California Highway Patrol responded to a distress call at the Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point, where a distressed individual in a white Dodge Caravan was experiencing a mental health crisis.
Power Outage Affecting Downtown, Other Parts Of City
Novato police said a power outage Thursday morning is affecting downtown and other parts of the city. PG&E's outage map indicates that an outage started at about 7:30 a.m. and could last for hours. According to police, the outage has impacted traffic lights so people should anticipate delays while traveling...
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.
Napa Police Launch Blitz on Phone-Addled Drivers
Starting tomorrow, the Napa Police Department is rolling out an enforcement blitz targeting drivers who can't keep their hands off their gadgets while driving, specifically those violating California's hands-free law, as reported by the City of Napa press release. Now, for those who think they can multitask behind the wheel,...