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Bad driving choices in Kenwood

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On Tuesday, May 6, at approximately 9:10 p.m., a CHP officer monitoring traffic speed in Kenwood saw a white Jeep Cherokee approaching his location westbound at what the officer estimated the to be 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. The officer confirmed the speed on radar and activated his emergency lights to make an enforcement stop on the Jeep.

Instead of stopping, the Jeep cut off oncoming traffic and made a left turn onto Green Street. The officer waited for traffic to clear and followed the Jeep. As the officer turned on to Green Street, he saw the Jeep parked approximately 200 feet ahead of him and a man exit the driver’s seat and run eastbound. The officer lost sight of the driver and requested Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputies to assist.

At approximately 9:30, a deputy searching the area spotted a man matching the description of the driver at the Kenwood Shopping Center. The deputy detained the man and identified him as William Bush, 31, of Sebastopol. CHP officers responded and identified Bush as the fleeing driver. Bush was found to have a suspended license for multiple traffic violations and was on probation for money laundering. He was booked on charges of evading police, driving while suspended and violation of probation.

In other recent incidents reported to Valley law enforcement:

Thursday, April 17:

10:06 a.m. – Wrong place for a black bag. A resident in the 18000 block of Polley Lane reported that after locking his truck the night before, the next morning a neighbor alerted him that someone had broken the driver’s side door handle and made off with a black bag containing a company computer, his wallet with debit cards and other paperwork. The man called the bank and froze the accounts.

Friday, April 18:

9:48 a.m. – Vengeful vandal. A resident in the 15000 block of Marty Drive reported that her vehicle had been vandalized for the fourth time in three months. Previously, the vehicle had been egged and the mirrors damaged. This time the vandal broke the mirror off completely. There was no damage estimate.

Saturday, April 19:

10:16 a.m. – A little too much crank. A resident on Theodore Lane called Sheriff’s deputies to report there was a man armed with a knife and a shovel in the street, screaming that his family was being murdered in his house. Deputies managed to handcuff the agitated man, who kept insisting that someone was killing his family, but he wouldn’t tell deputies where he lived.

After about 10 minutes, another deputy discovered the man lived in a garage in the 100 block of Hooker Avenue. Deputies asked if he had consumed anything that morning and learned the man had three beers and a shot of “crank.” The 46-year-old Springs resident was arrested on charges or being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

1:33 p.m. – A very strong thief or a lot of help. A resident in the 2000 block of Knob Hill Road reported that someone had broken the lock on a gate and absconded with a Honda generator – that weighed 600 pounds. The loss was reported at $3,500.

Sunday, April 20:

10:51 p.m. – All it takes is one pill. While on foot in the 18000 block of Sonoma Highway, a Sheriff’s deputy saw a man he recognized as being on probation. The deputy asked the man what he had been doing and the man told the deputy he had been hanging out. The deputy asked if the man had anything illegal in his possession. During a search, the deputy found a single yellow pill that he recognized as a norco (a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone). The man said he had gotten the prescription a couple of days ago and had disposed of the bottle. The 37-year-old Sonoma resident was cited for possession of a narcotic controlled substance and a probation violation.

Monday, April 21:

8:25 a.m. – Contributing to the marijuana of a minor. Deputies were sent to the 18000 block of Carriger Road on a report of people sitting in a car smoking marijuana. The deputy found two cars, one unoccupied and the other with three occupants – two males and a female. The deputy detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from the occupied vehicle and intervened, finding a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle along with some hashish in a backpack. One of the males had a medical marijuana card and was cited for contributing to the delinquency of a minor since the other male was under age. The female was cited for possession of concentrated cannabis and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The minor’s father was called and told his son was smoking marijuana instead of being in school.

11 p.m. – Toking and driving don’t mix. During a traffic stop at Greger and Northside avenues, a Sheriff’s deputy smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The occupants, a male and a female, admitted they had been smoking pot in the vehicle, but one of them had a medical marijuana card. The female had no identification, but the deputy learned that she had an outstanding warrant from Solano County. During a search, the deputy found some marijuana and, while searching the woman, he found pills in her pocket along with a brown, stick substance the deputy identified as hashish. Donette Marie Killingsworth, 44, of the Springs, was arrested on charges of felony possession of a narcotic controlled substance and the outside warrant.

Thursday, April 24:

8:30 a.m. – Vandal slasher. A resident in the 100 block of Pine Avenue reported somebody slashed the rear tires on his pickup truck. The victim estimated the cost to replace the tires as $500.