Multiple IDs available at road side
In what appeared at first glance to be the discarded or lost raw materials for a major identity theft operation, on Feb. 23 at about 10 a.m., police recovered a significant number of apparently stolen documents including tax records, social security cards and bank statements, in the 18500 block of Lomita Avenue.
Included in the find were 13 vehicle registration cards; 13 Allstate insurance cards; a Macy’s bag with old tax returns from a San Rafael address; an Oregon driver’s license; four Oregon debit cards and some social security cards; an Oregon tax statement from J.P. Morgan Chase; an Oregon Pacific power bill; a checkbook; two Visa cards and a Blue Cross card.
When Sonoma police contacted law enforcement agencies in each jurisdiction connected to the documents, none of them had been reported stolen
In other incidents reported to Valley law enforcement:
Saturday, Feb. 23:
10:39 a.m. – Like stealing money from a church. An employee at the Visitors Center at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park reported that the receipts from the park’s campground, which were in a metal box, went missing from the park’s office. Normally the building is locked and there was no sign of forced entry. The amount of money missing is unknown.
5:02 p.m. – Really breaking and entering. A resident in the 400 block of Lovall Valley Road contacted police to report that while the house was unoccupied between about 2:30 on the afternoon of Feb. 22 and 5 p.m. the next day, someone had literally kicked in the front door of their home, breaking the deadbolt and gaining entrance to the house. The homeowner discovered that a jewelry box had been taken, but no inventory of the loss was immediately available.
A neighbor reported seeing a white male running down the street and jumping over a fence.
Sunday, Feb. 24:
5:58 p.m. – New business opening? A worker at a property in the 18000 block of Railroad Avenue, reported that someone pried open a door to the garage and stole paint, a commercial paint sprayer, and miscellaneous painting equipment. There was no estimate on the loss.
Monday, Feb. 25:
10:15 a.m. – Missing jewelry. A resident of the 1300 block of East Napa Street reported that when his wife went to get out a piece of jewelry on Feb. 23, she found it was missing. After an inventory, the couple discovered other pieces missing. The last time the jewelry had been seen was on Jan. 21. The missing jewelry was valued at $5,000.
5:37 p.m. – There’s a reason they call them locks. A resident in the 21000 block of Peary Avenue reported that, while she was away, someone entered her home through an unlocked back door and removed credit cards from an unlocked safe.
Tuesday, Feb. 26:
10:50 a.m. – Hard to keep a good bike. A three-speed women’s bike, locked in the family carport, was stolen from a home in the 600 block of Third Street West sometime between 7 p.m. the previous evening and 10: 40 Tuesday morning. The bike was described as a white Bianchi Milano with a wire basket and a decal reading, “Life is good.” It was valued at $387 new.
3:40 p.m. – Door open, lights on, nobody home. An absentee vacation home owner, in the 800 block of Adobe Canyon Road, called the Sheriff’s substation to report that, the day before, his neighbor had noticed that the front door was open and lights were on in the hous