An April 30 incident at the Lodge at Sonoma revealed the outer limits of human behavior when exposed to too much alcohol. On that day, at about 6 p.m., Sonoma police were called to the upscale resort hotel when guests complained that a couple had begun taking off their bathing suits in the swimming pool while yelling and cursing at people nearby.
When police arrived, they found a 48-year-old Concord man with blood on his lips and so unsteady on his feet that he was swaying and staggering about, while trying to put a cellphone in the pocket of a pair of shorts that did not have a pocket.
Officers gave the man an opportunity to return to his room and he accepted the offer, only to come charging back out again, demanding to know, “Where’s the woman I came with?”
That woman was being interviewed by police, who discovered she was so drunk she did not know what city she was in, but thought, perhaps, she was in Livermore. She refused to provide police with identification, and was charged with being drunk in public.
Her male companion became increasingly belligerent, spit blood all over an officer’s uniform, and was ultimately taken to the ground and handcuffed. He was charged with being drunk in public, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.
Both were booked into the county jail.
In other incidents reported recently to Valley law enforcement:
Thursday, May 8:
5:37 p.m. – Santa Rosa really wants him. Sheriff’s deputies served a “no bail” felony warrant at a residence in the 18300 block of Comstock Avenue. As the deputies approached the front door, the suspect, Valentino Kumar, 29, of Boyes Hot Springs, attempted to flee out the back door, but ran right into the arms of more deputies who were waiting for just such an attempt. Kumar was searched and found to be in possession of narcotics and paraphernalia. He was booked into county jail on charges of felony violation of felony PRCS (post release community supervision), felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Earlier that same day, Kumar was named one of Santa Rosa’s most wanted.
Friday, May 9:
10:15 a.m. – Kick a leg, go to jail. Deputies responded to a domestic incident that was several days old, in the 12600 block of Henno Road. The victim told deputies that her 59-year-old boyfriend had kicked her in the leg, causing a visible injury. Deputies arrested the boyfriend charging him with domestic violence with injury and transported him to jail.
Friday, May 23:
9:25 p.m. – No burger for you. A sheriff’s deputy was called to the Burgers & Vine restaurant on First St. E., where a woman was said to be intoxicated and unwilling to leave the establishment. Upon arrival, the deputy found the woman was across the street, swaying and stumbling around. He approached and asked her to sit down, but she refused, insisting that she was sober and complaining about “poor customer service” at the restaurant. The 35-year-old San Francisco resident, was arrested and taken by squad car to the county jail – but a few blocks before arrival she began screaming and hitting her head against the inside of the vehicle. Authorities put her in solitary confinement until she’d sobered up.