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Bungled burglary lands pair in jail

A Sonoma couple are facing numerous felony charges after a bungled burglary.

At about 7:55 a.m. on June 5, a couple who live in the 900 block of Amedeo Court interrupted a burglary in progress. While the husband called police, his wife took off after a woman who they found in the residence. The wife grabbed the female suspect who reportedly hit and slashed the wife with a large screwdriver. At that point a second suspect, a male, rode up on a bicycle and put his hand in his pocket as though he had a weapon, and told the victim to let the suspect go – which she did.

When deputies arrived, they found the female suspect, who a passerby had taken pictures of, emerge from Felder Creek and found a backpack and other bags of property that belonged to the victims.

The female suspect, Laura A. Hallbauer, 46, of Sonoma, gave up her male cohort, Elliot Edmonson, 28, of Sonoma, who deputies arrested the following day.

Hallbauer was charged with felony robbery, felony burglary, felony assault with a deadly weapon not a firearm, and felony conspiracy to commit a crime. Edmonson was charged with felony robbery and felony conspiracy to commit a crime. They were both booked into the county jail.

In other incidents reported to Valley law enforcement:

Thursday, June 8:

10 p.m. – While on patrol in the 18000 block of Highway 12, a deputy saw a BMW that was parked the facing the wrong way. The deputy discovered the driver had an outstanding warrant. After cuffing the suspect and conducting a search, the suspect was arrested on the warrant. But when the suspect arrived at the jail, he was subjected to another search, and this time a corrections officer discovered a small bag of methamphetamine in the man’s sock. So instead of just the arrest warrant, Normando Ramirez-Zamora is also facing felony charges of bringing a controlled substance into a prison and possession of a controlled substance.

Sunday, June 11:

10:48 a.m. – Sometime overnight, someone broke into the Pilates ProWorks in the 200 block of West Napa Street and stole an iPad and a metal stand. There was no sign of forced entry.

Tuesday, June 13:

1:23 p.m. – While on patrol in the 400 block of Gregory Circle, a deputy spotted a mountain bike and kids cart that had been reported as stolen two days earlier. The suspect on the bike, Morgan Plumere, 30, of Sonoma, told the deputy he didn’t steal the bike and he knew about another stolen bike that he also didn’t steal. But he wasn’t forthcoming as to who might have stolen the bikes. Plumere was arrested on charges of felony possession of stolen property and a probation violation and transported to county jail.

Friday, June 16:

3:40 p.m. – The operators of the Tuesday Farmers Market reported that an envelope with cash and checks was missing from a desk in the office in the 10 block of Spain Street. The envelope was believed to contain between $2,500 and $3,500 in cash and $250 to $350 in checks. There was no suspect information.

11:25 p.m. – A deputy who was stopped at the intersection of Fifth Street West and West MacArthur saw a car blow through the stop sign at Fifth Street West. The deputy started following the vehicle which failed to stop at the stop light at West Napa Street. After pulling the motorist over, the deputy smelled a strong odor of alcohol. The driver claimed he had one beer with dinner, but he did poorly on the field sobriety tests. At the police department, a breath test registered a .29 and a .28. Eric Feith, 42, of Santa Rosa, was charged with driving under the influence and was transported to the county jail.

Saturday, June 17:

10:35 p.m. – Deputies responded to the Valley of the Moon Apartments in the 18000 block of Highway 12 for a report of a fight. When they arrived, they found a victim, bloodied and unconscious, and he was transported to the hospital. The deputies located the suspect who had blood on his hands and clothes. Jose M. Zavala, 34, of the Springs, was arrested on charges of felony battery with serious bodily injury and was transported to jail.

Sunday, June 18:

6:39 p.m. – Deputies responded to a report of a man with a gun in the vicinity of Fifth Street East and East Denmark Street. Deputies pulled behind a vehicle that didn’t have working brake lights on Peru and Fifth Street East. The driver, who identified himself as James Hayes, said he just bought the vehicle the day before and it wasn’t in his name. But when deputies found a Graton Casino card with another name on it, the man said it belonged to his brother. During a search, deputies found a paint ball gun that could have been mistaken for an Uzi and a fixed blade knife. The man eventually admitted his name was Jesse James Clark, 27, of Santa Rosa. Clark was arrested on charges of felony false impersonation, a probation violation and driving while suspended. He was transported to the county jail.