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.