Pellet-gun-girl nabbed firing at trailer
In the eyes of the law, a gun-is-a-gun-is-a-gun, whether it fires pellets or bullets, and especially when it is fired in the direction of traffic. That's why a pair of teens, who were firing a gun in the Acacia Grove Mobilehome Park Monday, attracted the attention of witnesses - and Sheriff's deputies.
The deputies arrived at the park, in the 18600 block of Sonoma Highway, shortly before 5 p.m., after witnesses reported seeing the juveniles firing a gun toward traffic.
At the scene, deputies found a 17-year-old girl and an 18-year-old boy standing outside and firing a pellet gun at a trailer.
The deputies confiscated the pellet gun and cited the pair for discharging a firearm within 150 yards of a road. The 18-year-old was cited and released, while the 17-year-old, whom the deputies saw fire the gun, was cited to Sonoma Valley Youth and Family Services.
In other incidents reported recently to the Sheriff's Valley substation:
Tuesday, March 8:
12:23 p.m. - Armed against anxiety. While on patrol in the 18200 block of Comstock Avenue, a deputy noticed an occupied vehicle parked on the side of the road. While checking on the female driver, the deputy spotted an orange prescription bottle with no label. Searching the vehicle and the motorist, the deputy found various prescription medications including acetaminophen/hydrocodone, and two anti-anxiety drugs, diazepam (the generic name for Valium) and alprazolam (the generic name for Xanax). The 51-year-old Springs resident was cited for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
Wednesday, March 9:
10:52 a.m. - Donuts but no DUI. Deputies were sent to Larson Park in the 200 block of DeChene Avenue to investigate the report of a motorist drinking and doing donuts in the parking lot. When deputies arrived, the man was standing outside his pickup truck and four or five cans of beer decorated the interior of the vehicle, including an open beer in the console. The CHP ran the motorist through a field sobriety test and administered a preliminary alcohol screening with a breath analyzer, but the man's blood alcohol content was below the legal limit. The deputy admonished the motorist and directed his attention to the "no alcohol" warning on the park's sign. The 28-year-old El Verano resident was cited for drinking in public.
7:15 p.m. - Woman beats boyfriend. A 31-year-old woman was arrested after reportedly hitting her boyfriend several times. Deputies responded to the domestic violence incident in the 17100 block of Park Avenue after the boyfriend called 9-1-1. The woman was arrested on charges of felony domestic violence with injury.
Thursday, March 10:
6:28 p.m. - Fem thieves snatch iPod, pump and pants. A man who left his vehicle unlocked in front of his house in the 900 block of Lark Avenue, reported that someone entered his car and stole an iPod, a foot bicycle pump and a pair of woman's jeans. The value of the purloined goods was estimated at $110. A witness said two females entered the vehicle and made off with the items.
7:16 p.m. - More battery. Deputies were sent to a residence in the 17600 block of Sunset Way in response to a domestic violence incident in progress. While still en route, the deputies were told that the husband had left the residence. The victim said an argument had turned physical, and deputies later arrested the suspect, a 52-year-old Springs resident, on domestic battery charges.
Saturday, March 12:
6:35 p.m. - You can run but you can't hide. Deputies assisted the CHP in looking for a hit-and-run suspect in the 300 block of Boyes Boulevard. The deputies located the 28-year-old Springs resident and turned him over to the CHP.
Sunday, March 13:
4:41 a.m. - Bout with the bottle. Deputies responding to a report of a fight in the area around Bay Street and Verano Avenue did not find the fight, but they did find an extremely intoxicated male who appeared to have lost a bout with the bottle. The 50-year-old transient was arrested on charges of public intoxication.
2:58 p.m. - Battery over booze. Deputies were sent to another domestic disturbance, this time in the 18000 block of Mulberry Avenue. The female victim and the male suspect argued over the male coming home drunk, and the contretemps reportedly culminated when he pushed her. The 41-year-old Springs resident was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.