Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the 10 block of Meadowbrook Avenue at about 3:35 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, after receiving a report that a man had threatened to shoot a woman and her children, and that he then tried to run them down. The victim told deputies that she had no relationship with the man, Samuel Macias, 51, of El Verano, and that that morning, while her 6-year-old son was at the bus stop, Macias started calling the youngster names, throwing rocks at him and threatening to shoot her and her children. When she picked her son up at the bus stop that afternoon, she heard a vehicle approaching from behind her. She turned to see Macias at the wheel, driving about 40 miles an hour. She told police he missed her, the 6-year-old and a 1-1/2-year-old toddler, by about six inches. When deputies went to Macias’ trailer, he was detained without incident and was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon, felony making terrorist threats and a probation violation.
In other recent incidents reported to Valley law enforcement:
Wednesday, Dec. 11:
3 p.m. – Fair trade? $30,000 in tools for two car bumpers. About $30,000 worth of tools was stolen from a locked trailer in the 1000 block of Napa Road. The thieves broke the lock to make entry to the trailer and apparently needed to make room in the get-away vehicle because they left two car bumpers behind that weren’t there the day before.
9:40 p.m. – Parking on probation with drugs. Deputies were sent to a motor home that was illegally parked near the intersection of Clyde and Griswold avenues in Kenwood. A deputy recognized the vehicle as one that had recently been parked at a different location. After contacting the couple occupying the motor home, the deputy determined that the man was on probation and therefore conducted a probation search. A glass pipe, commonly used to smoke methamphetamine, was found, complete with drug residue. The 41-year-old Santa Rosa resident was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation. The 42-year-old woman with him was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Saturday, Dec. 14:
3:40 a.m. – Parking under the influence. While on patrol in the 18000 block of Sonoma Highway, a deputy noticed a man who appeared to be under the influence, sitting in a vehicle at a gas station. The deputy made a vehicle code stop and contacted the driver, whom he recognized through prior contacts. The 38-year-old Boyes Hot Springs resident was arrested on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Monday, Dec. 16:
10:11 a.m. – Prowling, trespassing and under the influence with burglary tools. Deputies responded to a report of a man apparently trespassing inside a gated drive. When deputies arrived, they found the trespasser hiding in some bushes with, among other things, burglary tools and a credit card that wasn’t his. When deputies searched the man’s car, they found tools including vice-grips and a screwdriver, molding from vehicles and an American Express card that had been reported as lost or stolen and had already been cancelled by its owner.
The deputies also discovered that someone had tried to charge $20,000 on the card. The reported trespasser, Sebastian Strickland, 21, from Forestville, was arrested on charges of felony possession of burglary tools, possession of an access card, trespassing, being under the influence of a controlled substance and prowling. His bail was set at $100,000. Later, a charge of felony attempted burglary was added to Strickland’s charges.
Tuesday, Dec. 17:
2:30 p.m. – Pipes on probation. While on patrol in the 18000 block of First Avenue, a deputy noticed a woman in her front yard whom he knew to have an active warrant. While searching the 30-year-old woman, the deputy found multiple glass pipes in her purse. She was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a probation violation and her outstanding warrant.
4 p.m. – Threatening a deputy. While on patrol in the 700 block of Arroyo Road, a deputy noticed a pedestrian who appeared to be either high or drunk. After the deputy stopped, the individual, identified as James Heywood, 36, of the Springs, fled but was caught. Heywood reportedly fought and spit at deputies while they attempted to book him, and then threatened to kill one of the deputies and his family as well. Heywood was arrested, charged with felony obstructing and resisting an executive officer, battery on a peace officer, resisting arrest and a felony parole violation.