An intoxicated Petaluma motorist who wandered off course into a cul-de-sac on MacArthur Lane at about 8 p.m. on April 14, encountered a Sonoma Valley High School administrator with years of experience confronting ill-behaved teens.
The 37-year-old motorist, now out of his white Volvo, was quite drunk, acting oddly and began threatening the administrator, who was taking out his trash, according to the police report.
Taking exception to something the administrator said, perhaps, the motorist proceeded to urinate on his car. The administrator responded by taking away the man’s car keys and calling police, who arrived promptly. There they discovered the motorist walking around talking to himself.
As a police officer approached, the motorist said, “What’s up Bro? What’s the problem.”
Noting that the suspect had a knife and a pair of scissors on his belt, the officer told him to turn around so he could be searched. Things went downhill from there, the man did not want to submit to a search or, ultimately, to being handcuffed. He also refused to perform a field sobriety test or blow into a blood-alcohol meter.
He was taken to the Sonoma Police station where he further refused to submit to a calibrated breath test, and was therefore transported to the county jail.
But during transport he began banging his head so hard against the plexiglass partition in the patrol car, the transporting officer had to stop and warn him he could be placed in maximum restraints.
The officer began driving again, the head banging began again, the officer stopped again. The warning was issued again.
The pattern was repeated one more time before the officer pulled over, waited for back-up to arrive, and then five Sheriff’s deputies forcibly attached the restraint system before he was transported to jail on charges of resisting arrest and DUI.
The administrator, meanwhile, said he had never seen the man before.
In other incidents reported by local law enforcement:
Monday, March 31:
10:48 a.m. – Welcome to Sonoma Valley. A visitor from Los Angeles reported that after he left his vehicle unlocked in the 600 block of Zinnia Court, he found that a backpack on the front seat was missing. The backpack contained an iPad mini, a Macbook pro, and the birth certificate, social security card and passport for the man’s 6-year-old son.
12:49 p.m. – Just enough time to take the TV. A resident in the 18000 block of Happy Lane left her apartment unlocked for about 45 minutes while running an errand and returned to find the front door wide open and two iPhone speakers and an older TV set missing.
2:25 p.m. – Lucky about the loss. Visitors from out of town were at a winery in the 24000 block of Arnold Drive and left their car for 20 to 25 minutes. When they returned, a rear window had been broken and someone had stolen their luggage. The luggage contained only clothing – no electronics or jewelry.
2:46 p.m. – Watch is gone, so is cleaning lady. A resident in the 2000 block of Sobre Vista Road reported that a gold Rolex watch that he inherited from his father had gone missing. The man discovered the loss on March 21. The house was locked and alarmed when the man was gone. He questioned his cleaning lady, who reportedly got upset and wanted to know if the man was accusing her of stealing the watch. She later called the man and quit. The watch in question is valued at $20,000.