CRIME & SAFETY
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.
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.
Teen acquitted for fatally stabbing peer at Montgomery High
photo credit: Noah Abrams/KRCB Self-defense. 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. In an over-capacity courtroom at Los Guillicos Juvenile Justice Center, the judge acknowledged the toll the case has taken on the families and allies of both the defendant and deceased, all of whom sat nervously in the cramped and...
Man arrested after high-speed stolen vehicle chase in Napa
(KRON) – The American Canyon Police Department located a man who allegedly stole a vehicle out of Yolo County before being led on a high-speed chase. American Canyon officers located a reported stolen Ford truck from Yolo County traveling northbound on Highway 29 near Paoli Loop Road around 5:30 a.m. on Monday. According to police, […]
Woman dies in early morning crash in Vallejo
VALLEJO, Calif. - A woman died early Sunday morning in Vallejo when an SUV and a car collided. Police were called at 12:36 a.m. to a collision at Broadway Street and Sereno Drive involving two vehicles. Officers said a 2002 Toyota Sequoia and a 1996 Cadillac sedan collided on Broadway, north of Sereno Drive.
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.
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.
Petaluma: Sprinkler System Helped Contain Morning Blaze At Business
PETALUMA: SPRINKLER SYSTEM HELPED CONTAIN MORNING BLAZE AT BUSINESS
Petaluma Police Dish Out Thanksgiving Justice with 11 DUI Busts
The Petaluma Police Department cracked down on impaired driving over the Thanksgiving holiday, nabbing a total of 11 DUI arrests throughout the festive weekend. According to a Facebook post by the department, officers were out in force with a mission to swiftly locate and duly identify those who dared to slip behind the wheel under the influence.
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.
Emboldened, smiling retail thieves flee with $12,000 in Levi's jeans in garbage bags from store
In an audacious incident that unfolded on November 25, 2023, at approximately 8:00 P.M., Vallejo Police Department is seeking the community's help to identify four individuals involved in a brazen theft at a store located on the 1100 block of Admiral Callaghan Lane.
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.
Napa police arrest man suspected of setting grass fire Saturday
NAPA -- A suspect was apprehended after police responded to reports of a man igniting a field in Napa on Saturday.On its Facebook account, the Napa Police Department said its officers nabbed the man as he was attempting to leave.The Napa Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire, the police added.
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.
Two-Story House Burned Down in Napa County
A two-story house has been destroyed in a fire in Napa County. Early Sunday morning, firefighters got a call about a house fire on Manley Lane, just off Highway 29 in Rutherford. They arrived to find the unoccupied house fully inflamed. Immediate priority shifted to protecting adjacent structures that were threatened, including a historic tank house, which engine crews were able to save. Firefighters remained on scene through the morning to ensure that the fire was completely extinguished. No injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation.
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...