Indicating the lapse of judgment that can accompany the consumption of controlled substances, a Glen Ellen man on searchable probation had aggregated in his home a number of illegal items and was, perhaps to his surprise, searched.
The fact that searchable probation means you can be searched – at any place and at any time – was apparently lost on the suspect until Sheriff’s deputies showed up at his residence in the 13000 block of Railroad Avenue in Glen Ellen at 8:50 p.m. on Jan. 6. There they found a small bag of suspected methamphetamine on the suspect’s person, numerous assault rifles and other miscellaneous loaded guns in his possession, along with several loaded, high-capacity magazines.
The suspect was also found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and had a large amount of paraphernalia indicating that he was selling narcotics. He also had a small amount of marijuana.
The deputies therefore arrested Andre Gratien Panassie, 44, of Glen Ellen, on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance for sale, felony possession of an assault weapon, felony possession of large-capacity magazines, being under the influence of a controlled substance and a probation violation.
Panassie was transported to the county jail.
In other incidents reported recently to local law enforcement:
Wednesday, Jan. 1:
2:20 a.m. – Controlled substance and reeking of booze. The new year was barely two hours old when Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the vicinity of Comstock Avenue and Riverside Drive on a report of five or six people fighting. While trying to sort out the details of the brouhaha, deputies had to deal with a belligerent and confrontational man who, they reported, reeked of alcohol. Deputies ended up arresting Patrick Maguire, 19, of Sonoma on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication. A 21-year-old man was also arrested on charges of public intoxication.
11:05 a.m. – Dude, where’s my purse ... and my car? A resident in the 17000 block of Middlefield Road reported that she had been bar-hopping the night before and didn’t remember how she got home, but her purse was missing and so was her car. She told Sheriff’s deputies she hadn’t used her car while bar-hopping since her license is suspended. The purse contained an Acer pad, a cellphone, earrings, credit and debit cards, $60 cash and keys for the residence and the car. The California Highway Patrol was notified of the stolen vehicle, but they hadn’t located it nor had it been towed.
Friday, Jan. 3:
10:15 p.m. – A car full of bullet holes. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to investigate a report from residents hearing multiple gunshots in the area of Craig Avenue and Railroad Avenue. Deputies arrived and located the male victim next to his vehicle, which had several bullet holes in the passenger side. It had been fired upon multiple times as he drove through the neighborhood.The victim was not injured and did not need medical attention.
No suspects were immediately identified and the case was turned over to Sheriff's detectives and the gang unit for further investigation.