Friday the 13th turned out to be an unlucky day for a 31-year-old Sonoma man as he was caught riding a stolen bicycle and received a chauffeured ride to the county jail.
On Friday, April 13, deputies were called to the Haven, a homeless shelter across the parking lot from police department, to take a report of a stolen bike. One of the people at the shelter had his $2,500 bicycle stolen.
While one deputy was taking the report, a second deputy decided to go out and see if he could find the purloined bike.
As he was waiting to pull out of the driveway at the police station, a man on a bicycle pedaled across in front of the deputy. It was the bicycle the deputy was trying to find.
The deputy contacted the bicyclist, Morgan A. Plumere, 31, of Sonoma, and arrested him on charges of felony receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and a probation violation. He’s being held in county jail on $25,000 bail.
In other incidents reported recently to Valley law enforcement:
Wednesday, March 28:
6:50 p.m. – A 17-year-old boy was charged with felony sexual battery and two counts of touching a person intimately after he reportedly groped a female acquaintance through her clothing at Sonoma Valley High. He was transported to juvenile hall.
8:55 p.m. – Deputies were called to the vicinity of Highway 12 and Calle Del Monte for a report of a man down. When deputies arrived, they found a highly intoxicated male who was otherwise OK. The man is on probation with a no alcohol clause, so they were going to arrest him for a probation violation. But the man thought otherwise and decided to run, which is not a good idea when one is highly intoxicated. It only took deputies about five steps to catch up with the intoxicant. So instead of just a probation violation, deputies added charges of resisting arrest and transported the 24-year-old Springs resident to jail.
Thursday, March 29:
5:34 a.m. - Deputies were sent to a residence in the 1500 block of Marty Drive in Glen Ellen for a domestic disturbance. A boyfriend and girlfriend were involved in an argument. The boyfriend, who had been drinking, reportedly spit in the victim’s face, and when she tried to call 911, he grabbed her cellphone away from her, and left the residence. The victim downloaded an app on her iPad to call 911. When deputies arrived, they tracked the phone down and found it on the suspect who was hiding near some dumpsters. Deputies arrested Brian Ross Webber, 33, of Sonoma, on charges of felony robbery, domestic violence battery and damaging a wireless device. Webber was transported to county jail.
Saturday, March 31:
Noon: While deputies were wrapping up an arrest in the 18300 block of Sierra Drive, they heard some arguing and decided to see what was going on. A boyfriend-girlfriend argument had turned physical and he reportedly pushed his girlfriend. Deputies noticed that she had visible injuries and arrested Joseph Wolfenden, 23, of Sonoma, on charges of felony domestic violence assault and a probation violation. He received a chauffeured ride to the county jail.
Sunday, April 1:
4:39 p.m. – A resident in the 800 block of Fifth Street East reported that sometime overnight, two Trek bikes and a helmet were taken from an unlocked garage. One was a men’s bike valued at $3,000, the child’s bike was valued at $500 and the helmet at $50.