This is the second
of a two-part series
Chronic drug use is known to reduce cognitive acuity, and that appeared to be the case with a Sonoma woman arrested three times in six weeks and then twice in two weeks, apparently trying her best to test the popular definition of insanity.
The woman was arrested on Jan. 3 on drug charges and then, when she failed to make a court appearance, was re-arrested on Jan. 31, also on numerous drug charges. She then apparently failed to make her next court appearance, and was re-arrested on Feb. 13 – again on numerous drug charges.
Sheriff’s deputies then received information that the woman was at a motel in the 500 block of Second Street West so, at about 4:20 p.m. on Feb. 13, they went there and knocked on the front door. The woman in question, and three associates, decided at that moment it might be wise to exit through the back door. It wasn’t, as a Sheriff’s deputy was waiting there too.
Since the repeat offender and one associate were on searchable probation, the deputies dutifully searched the motel 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.
The repeat offender 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.
All four were booked into the county jail.
When big pockets are outlawed, only outlaws will have big pockets
Law enforcement officials may well be pondering the wisdom of the public popularity of big-pocket pants, especially given the things people are putting in them.
So it was that on Feb. 16 at about 5 p.m. a 21-year-old Agua Caliente man entered the Rite Aid drug store in the Maxwell Village shopping center, went straight to the liquor aisle and stuffed a 1.75 liter bottle of booze in each pants pocket. He then returned to the exit and walked out the door with his hands cupping the tops of the family-sized bottles in an unsuccessful attempt to conceal from view the cargo in his cargo pockets.
The store manager saw the man leaving the store with the highly conspicuous liquor, stopped him and said, “I can see the bottles in your pockets.”
The man tried to push past him, another employee intervened and together they detained the overly-ambitious shoplifter until police arrived.
When an officer began inquiring into the thief’s identity he proved to have no ID, no wallet and a bad attitude. Asked for his name he gave a false one. The officer ran the name, it didn’t match the suspect so he asked again. “You figure it out,” the unfriendly filcher responded.
Police finally came up with the man’s real name, reviewed the store’s surveillance video which clearly revealed the theft taking place and then booked the man into the Sonoma County jail on a charge of petty theft and a DUI probation violation.