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: