A 16-year-old, female student at the Creekside continuation high school decided the bong in her backpack was more important than a police command, and ended up in juvenile hall.
The confrontation began when a police officer was summoned to the school after two girls who were supposed to be in home room, insisted on going outside to retrieve a backpack from someone’s car. When they did so, a school administrator immediately smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from the pack. When he demanded the backpack, the 16-year-old refused, saying it was “Because I have something on me.”
The officer arrived, made the same request, and the girl again refused to surrender the backpack, defiantly stating, “Go ahead and arrest me. I have a hella-nice, expensive-assed bong my dad gave to me, and I don’t want you to take it from me.”
The officer persisted, took control of the prized pack and the girl lunged at him to take it back. The effort was, of course, futile, the officer removed a large glass bong from inside, and the cantankerous teen was charged with resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was escorted to juvenile hall.
In other incidents recently reported to Valley law enforcement:
Friday, Jan. 31:
7:20 p.m. – ’Shrooms for sale. A deputy stopped a vehicle for traffic violations at Fryer Creek Drive and Leveroni Road, and during a subsequent search of the vehicle found a large quantity of psilocybin mushrooms, cash and a functioning scale. Jessy Zetino, 21, of Santa Rosa, was arrested on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance for sale and was transported to jail.
Saturday, Feb. 1:
9:49 a.m. – Camping. While on patrol, a deputy noticed a tent in the rear of a dilapidated residence in the 800 block of Laurel Avenue. The deputy contacted the tent’s occupants, a male and a female, and discovered both were on searchable probation. During a search, the deputy found some norco pills – a prescription drug containing hydrocodone – and a glass smoking pipe that contained methamphetamine. Jennifer Fanceschi, 45, of Boyes Hot Springs, was arrested on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance and a probation violation, and was transported to jail.
Monday, Feb. 3:
3:31 p.m. – Impound dude, where are my wheels? A resident in the 1000 block of Napa Road reported that on Sept. 1, 2013, her vehicle was impounded and towed after her son was caught driving without a license. The woman reported that, while the car was impounded, someone stole the wheels, tires and stereo. She put the value of the purloined parts at $6,000.
Tuesday, Feb. 4:
1:22 p.m. – Why we have a bomb squad. A resident in the 700 block of Cecilia Drive reported that, while cleaning out his garage, he came across some old blasting caps. The man told deputies that he moved the blasting caps to a safe location before calling the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s bomb squad responded to the residence and blew up the caps.
Sunday, Feb. 9:
1:08 a.m. – Catching a ride to jail. While on patrol in the 18000 block of Railroad Avenue, a deputy noticed a man sitting on top of a large duffle bag. The man told the deputy he had been staying with a friend, but had been asked to leave and was waiting for a ride from another unnamed friend. The deputy ran a check and discovered the man had an active warrant for his arrest. As the deputy placed the man in cuffs, the arrestee told him he had a pipe in his pocket and drugs in his wallet. Joseph Deprater, 21, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and the outstanding warrant. He did catch a ride, but it was to jail.
Tuesday, Feb. 10:
9 a.m. – 9-1-1 and domestic assault. Deputies responded to multiple 9-1-1 hang-up calls at a residence in the 6600 block of Sonoma Mountain Road. When deputies arrived, they found a man and woman on foot and leaving the residence, who attributed the 9-1-1 calls to weather-related phone malfunctions.
But deputies discovered that a domestic violence incident had actually occurred, in which the male had physically assaulted and tried to strangle the female victim. The deputies found fresh injuries to substantiate the assault, and Michael Paula, 42, of Glen Ellen, was charged with felony domestic violence, assault by strangulation. An emergency protective order was obtained for the victim who declined medical attention.
2:10 p.m. – Stolen mail, credit card fraud. A resident in the 20000 block of Fifth Street West reported that she had some mail stolen two weeks prior, some of which was recovered. That day, she received a call from her bank notifying her that someone was trying to make a purchase with her credit card. The card was canceled and the purchase was canceled.
Wednesday, Feb. 12:
4:39 p.m. – Collateral damage from breakup? A resident in the 900 block of Solano Avenue reported that, while working on a school project, she had left her silver Macbook on her bed, and when she later returned, it was gone. She told deputies that her roommate and the roommate’s boyfriend had an argument and split up, and that the roommate’s boyfriend/former boyfriend often took items from the residence when the pair fought. The victim didn’t know the name of the suspect. She said the Macbook was valued at $1,500.