If at first you don’t succeed …
For the third time in six weeks, and the second time in two weeks, a Sonoma woman was arrested on a variety of drug charges including possession of heroin.
Jenny Benzon was arrested Jan. 3 on drug charges and, when she failed to make a court appearance, was re-arrested on several additional drug charges at her home Jan. 31. Apparently failing to make yet another court appearance, Benzon then was re-re-arrested Feb. 13 – on even more drug charges.
After Sheriff’s deputies received information that Benzon was at a motel in the 500 block of Second Street West, at about 4:20 p.m. on Feb. 13, they went to the motel. While deputies were knocking on the front door, Benzon and three other people in the room tried to get out the back door, but there was a deputy waiting there too.
Since Benzon and one other person were on searchable probation, the deputies searched the room and found three syringes thought to contain heroin, 2.75 grams of methamphetamine and a stolen check.
None of the four would admit to ownership of the drugs, so all were arrested.
Benzon was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of a narcotic controlled substance, felony committing a felony while out on bail, a felony bench warrant and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Also arrested was Andrea Caudill, 24 of Glen Ellen; William Tweedie, 31, of Rohnert Park and Michael Buster, 23, of Sonoma. Caudill, Tweedie and Buster were all charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of a narcotic controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Tweedie was also charged with a probation violation.
In other incidents reported to Valley law enforcement:
Wednesday, Feb. 6:
3:14 a.m. – There’s a man behind the tree. Deputies were called to the 200 block of Richards Boulevard following a report of suspicious circumstances. A local resident saw a bicycle on her neighbor’s lawn and called deputies. When they arrived, they found a man trying to hide behind a tree, so they detained him and discovered the man was on searchable probation. The subsequent search of the suspect’s person turned up a bank card that wasn’t his. While looking around the area, deputies also discovered a nearby car with the dome light on that had been ransacked. They also found numerous other items scattered about, including a watch and a GPS device. The registered owner of the vehicle was the same person whose name was on the bank card the suspect was carrying. So deputies arrested Evan Schoenfeldt, 35, of the Springs, on charges of felony possession of an access card, felony possession of stolen property and a probation violation. Schoenfeldt was booked into the county jail.
9:39 a.m. – Step-daughter charged with stick attack. In an incident that occurred on Feb. 1 but was not reported until Feb. 6, Santa Rosa officers were sent to an address on Santa Rosa Avenue in response to a report that someone had been beaten. The man, who was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries, told the officers that his wife and step-daughter beat him with a stick at a residence in the 2900 block of Warm Springs Road. Sheriff’s deputies went to the Warm Springs Road address and arrested the 42-year-old step-daughter on charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm. The man’s wife wasn’t at the residence, so deputies forwarded their report to the District Attorney recommending an arrest warrant for the woman on charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm and domestic assault. The matter is still under investigation.
11 a.m. – Car burglar snags unlocked goods. A resident of the 18000 block of Riverside Drive reported a theft from an unlocked vehicle. The car burglar got away with a black backpack, a cellphone charger, clothing, a thumb drive, a wallet and some medication. Value of the purloined goods was estimated at $300.
Thursday, Feb. 7:
6:03 p.m. – Really hates Hondas? A resident in the 200 block of Vallejo Avenue reported that someone kicked three cars sometime overnight. All three vehicles were Honda Civics. One had a dent in the rear passenger door, one had a dent in the rear driver’s-side door and the third had a dent in the rear quarter-panel. There was no cost estimate on the damage.
Saturday, Feb. 9
4:20 p.m. – Don’t dump with a stalled truck. A witness called the Sheriff’s Office after seeing two trucks pull up in the 27000 block of Ramal Road and discard three sofas. But one of the trucks stalled and the dumpers couldn’t get it restarted, so it too was left at the side of the road. Deputies arrived before the dumpers could return and had the stalled truck towed.
Sunday, Feb. 10:
11:30 a.m. – Overnight Rolex ripped off. A motorist who attended an event at the Boys & Girls Club on Saturday evening and left her Audi convertible in the parking lot overnight, returned to find that someone had broken into her vehicle. She told deputies that the windows were up and the doors were locked, but when she returned, a door was ajar. The thief got away with clothing, a cellphone, a handbag – which was later located – and an $8,000 Rolex watch.