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Another unexpected probation search, another trip back to jail

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Continuing a trend of what might be described as meth-induced amnesia, yet another Sonoma Valley resident, released from jail on what is commonly called searchable probation, was paid a visit by Sonoma police who found him utterly unprepared for their arrival.

At about 6:30 on the evening of Jan. 25, police arrived at a home in the 100 block of Pas Pajaros Calle, and knocked.

The resident answered the door and stepped outside, closing the door behind him.

Police informed him they were going to conduct a probation search on the inside of the home.

“No, you’re not,” 52-year-old Tyler Field allegedly replied.
“Yes, we are,” answered an officer. “Is there anything in the residence that will get you in trouble?”

“Yes, there is,” Field is reported to have answered.
Indeed there was. Police found 6 grams of methamphetamine in a plastic baggie, along with two glass pipes.

Field was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and, of course, a misdemeanor probation violation.

He was booked into the Sonoma County jail from which, if history repeats itself, he will eventually be released on probation to start the cycle anew.

In other incidents reported recently to Valley law enforcement:

Sunday, Jan. 19:

9:17 p.m. – Not much brotherly love. A resident in the 100 block of Vista Circle reported that she thought her brother was under the influence of a controlled substance. She reportedly found a broken glass pipe in his room, and told Sheriff’s deputies her brother hit her with a belt. Deputies interviewed the brother who admitted he had smoked some pot and had a beer, but claimed the last time he smoked any meth was three days prior. After some field tests, deputies decided he was indeed under the influence of a controlled substance, and they arrested the 35-year-old man on those charges. The man’s sister didn’t want to file charges on the reported battery.

Monday, Jan. 20:

2:35 p.m. – Teens take TV and then party? A resident in the 100 block of Monterey Avenue reported that not only did someone break into his house and steal a 40-inch flat-screen TV and a DVD player, but the intruders apparently partied and left behind numerous beer cans and some small bags of marijuana. The TV was valued at $1,000 while the DVD player was valued at $400. Neighbors said they saw about 10 teens hanging around the house the previous day.

9:32 p.m. – Not my bottle, but I did guzzle a bit. While on patrol in the area of Highway 12 and Lawndale Road in Kenwood, a Sheriff’s deputy saw a woman sleeping while leaning up against a fence, with a large amount of property scattered around her. The deputy discovered the 42-year-old woman was on probation with terms precluding the use of possess alcohol.

The deputy found an open bottle of brandy among the woman’s possessions, although she explained that it wasn’t hers, even though she had taken a guzzle. The woman was arrested on a probation violation and transported to county jail.

Friday, Jan. 24:

8:18 a.m. – Granddaughter hits grandmother. A resident in the 200 block of Mountain Avenue reported that her 16-year-old granddaughter had hit her during an argument and she wanted the teen arrested. The granddaughter was arrested and transported to juvenile hall.

7:43 p.m. – Gang members with gun smoking dope go to jail. Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the 18100 block of Happy Lane after receiving a report of a suspicious, occupied vehicle. A witness told deputies that several subjects appeared to be in the car smoking marijuana and none were residents of the apartment complex. When deputies arrived, the suspects attempted to flee on foot.

Deputies caught two of them after a short chase. Both were arrested and identified as local members of a criminal street gang, and one was found to be in possession of a loaded revolver. Arnulfo Jose Cervantes-Fabela, 21, of the Springs, was charged with felony possession of a loaded firearm in a public place, felon in possession of a firearm, participation in a criminal street gang and resisting arrest. Cervantes-Fabela’s cohort, a 20-year-old Boyes Hot Springs man, was charged with participation in a criminal street gang and resisting arrest. Both were transported to the county jail.

Sunday, Jan. 26:

11:30 p.m. – Trespassing in AA building. Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the AA building in the 200 block of East Napa Street on a report that someone was inside who wasn’t supposed to be there. The deputies located a 44-year-old transient inside the building and determined the man was on probation. He was removed from the premises and later cited to appear on a misdemeanor trespass and violation of probation charge.