Called to a home in the 200 block of Fine Avenue, on March 22, by neighbors who witnessed a fight, Sonoma police knocked on the front door at about 2:15 p.m. and 20-year-old Federico Pariga answered.
When police asked who was fighting, Pariga reportedly said, “Nobody.” But police nevertheless went inside, where they found his 19-year-old girlfriend with numerous abrasions and bruises. “Please take him away,” she reportedly whispered to an officer, “He will kill me.”
She explained the two had been dating for two years and that she had recently had an affair. Things had been rocky since then, she said, and that day they had gotten into an argument, during which, she said, he punched and kicked her, pulled her hair and bit her ear and fingers.
After that beating, she told police, she and Pariga fell asleep, although he made her sleep on the floor. She awoke later on, she said, with Pariga hitting her with pillows and his fists before he went to sleep again.
The next time he woke up, she said, he hit her with a shoe, slapped her face and held a knife to her wrist, saying he would slash her wrists if he left her or called the police. He then drove the knife into the wall.
Pariga denied beating his girlfriend, and denied the knife threat, but police found the knife, with drywall residue on the tip, and booked Pariga into jail, charged with felony false imprisonment, exhibiting a deadly weapon, felony domestic assault and threatening a crime with intent to terrorize, also a felony. The victim was granted an emergency protection order and moved out of the home, which belonged to the boyfriend’s father.
In other incidents reported recently to Valley law enforcement:
Wednesday, March 19:
8 a.m. – Stolen trailer hidden in plain sight. Sheriff’s deputies learned that a Sonoma utility trailer, reported stolen to the California Highway Patrol on March 8, was currently parked in front of an address in the 18000 block of Arnold Drive. Deputies found the trailer and contacted James Bailey, 29, of Sonoma, who was arrested on charges of felony vehicle theft and felony possession of stolen property, once it was determined he had not lawfully acquired the trailer or the contents, which were valued in excess of $10,000.
Saturday, March 22:
12:37 p.m. – From traffic stop to burglary tools. A Sheriff’s deputy saw a man he recognized, and whom he knew to be unlicensed, driving on Highway 12 at Siesta Drive. The vehicle, a green SUV, also matched the description in an earlier bulletin associated with a theft of speakers from another vehicle a few hours earlier. The deputy stopped the SUV and the driver was arrested for the misdemeanor driving violation. A search of the vehicle, and a subsequent search of the driver’s residence, yielded the stolen speakers as well as an illegal, homemade weapon and lock-picking tools.
Christopher Wolfe, 24, of Sonoma, was arrested and charged with felony possession of stolen property, felony possession of burglary tools, felony possession of a dangerous weapon, petty theft and driving without a license. He was booked into the county jail.
Sunday, March 23:
10:24 p.m. – Another traffic stop, another felony arrest. While on patrol, a deputy stopped a vehicle on Highway 12 at London Way for vehicle code violations. After the stop, the deputy determined that the driver’s license had been suspended. The deputy also could smell – and see – suspected marijuana and paraphernalia inside the vehicle. During a search, the deputy found concentrated cannabis, non-prescribed narcotic medication, cocaine and related paraphernalia in the vehicle. The deputy arrested Kyle Hinton, 23, of Sonoma, on charges of felony possession of narcotics, felony possession of concentrated cannabis, possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license.
Thursday, March 27:
11:14 a.m. – Cited and released. While on patrol in the area around Grove Street and Railroad Avenue, a Sheriff’s deputy noticed a suspicious vehicle parked in the neighborhood and contacted the driver. The deputy learned the man had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The 24-year-old Boyes Hot springs man was cited and released for the warrant.
Friday, March 28:
1:28 p.m. – Punch-out, one arrested. Deputies responded to a report of a fight in the 17600 block of Carriger Road. When they arrived, they found that two adult men had gotten into an argument which escalated into fisticuffs. Neither party was seriously injured, but one of the men swore out a citizens arrest on the other, charging him with assault and battery. The 21-year-old combatant was transported to county jail on the misdemeanor charge.
Saturday, March 29:
6 p.m. – Negligently fire a gun, go to jail. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the 23000 block of Maffei Road. The reporting party told deputies he heard a bullet strike a tree overhead after a neighbor discharged a firearm. Deputies went to the address in question and found four men, one of whom they determined to have been shooting a shotgun in the direction of the neighbor’s residence. The deputies arrested Joseph Gerlach, 33, of Sonoma, on charges of felony willful discharge of a firearm in a negligent manner, and transported him to jail.
Wednesday, April 2:
5:40 p.m. – You can leave on a motorcycle, but … Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the 10 block of Vista Circle where a domestic disturbance was reported. While responding, the deputies were notified that the male suspect had left the residence on a motorcycle. The deputies intercepted the suspect, Frederick Eberhardt, 48, of Boyes Hot Springs, and later arrested him on charges of felony domestic assault with injury. He was transported to county jail.