A pair of parolees found themselves back in the slammer after being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The wrong place, being a speeding car weaving over the double yellow-lines on Highway 12, and the wrong time being 3 a.m.
At about 3 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, a deputy noticed a vehicle speeding along in the 17400 block of Highway 12. Not only was the vehicle speeding, but it was weaving back-and-forth across the double yellow lines.
Not a good sign.
After pulling over the errant vehicle, the deputy noticed that one of the occupants of the vehicle was covered with tattoos, one had a ski mask over his head and he recognized one as having an active parole warrant.
One of the occupants gave what turned out to be a false name and age – the name happened to be his brother’s.
During a search, the deputy found a glass pipe and some syringes – and found out the driver had a suspended license.
Johnny J. Hernandez, 34, of Santa Rosa, was arrested on charges of a felony violation of PRCS (Post Release Community Supervision) and being under the influence of a controlled substance, Deandre D. Grinner, 31, of Windsor, was arrested on charges of a felony parole violation, a felony bench warrant and false identification to a peace officer. And the driver, a 53-year-old Santa Rosa resident was arrested on charges of driving while suspended. The three men went to jail and their vehicle went to car jail.
In other incidents reported recently to Valley law enforcement:
Friday, Feb. 17:
9:22 a.m. – A Cloverdale man was arrested after an incident at the Barking Dog coffee shop where the man reportedly threw a mug at another customer and hit another with a guitar. Patrons held the man down until deputies arrived and arrested Tom Sproule, 49, of Cloverdale on charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon not a firearm. He was transported to the county jail.
8:30 p.m. – Deputies who had been investigating several instances of recent vandalism, managed to narrow it down to a 15-year-old boy. The deputies called the parents and asked if they would bring their son down to the station to be questioned. When the father and son showed up, the 15-year-old started talking and admitted to three instances – one in the 200 block of MacArthur where a porch chair was broken, a window was broken and graffiti was left behind; one in the 100 block of France Street where two windows were broken; and one in the 19000 block of Junipero Serra where a window was broken. The youth was arrested on two counts of felony vandalism and one count of misdemeanor vandalism and was transported to juvenile hall.
Saturday, Feb. 18:
2:10 a.m. – A deputy stopped a vehicle in the 21000 block of Arnold Drive on suspicion of driving under the influence. A CHP officer wasn’t available, so a Sonoma officer was called to the scene. The driver, Sonia Romo, 24, of Petaluma, performed poorly on the field sobriety tests, and registered a .17 on the preliminary alcohol screening. Later at the police station, a breath test registered .18 and .19. Romo was attested on charges of driving under the influence and transported to jail.