An Auburn man is facing numerous felony drug charges after being pulled over for a traffic violation.
At around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, a deputy on patrol pulled over a vehicle on Arnold Drive near Sperring Road for an expired registration. In talking to the driver, the deputy asked if there were any weapons in the car, and the man said there was a BB-gun. The BB-gun wasn’t your “Red Rider Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time.” It looked more like a real revolver instead of a BB-gun.
That got the deputy’s attention.
During a search of the vehicle, the deputy found an assortment of prescription and non-prescription drugs including methamphetamine, oxycodone, hydrocodone and two types of morphine in addition to scales, packaging materials and pipes.
Deputies arrested Richard H.W. Daley, 43, of Auburn, on charges of felony possession for sale of a narcotic controlled substance, felony transportation of a narcotic controlled substance, felony transportation for sale of a narcotic controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and transported to the county jail.
In other recent incidents reported to Valley law enforcement:
Wednesday, Feb. 8:
4:50 a.m. – A resident of El Castillo Vista was arrested on charges of domestic violence assault after reportedly hitting his girlfriend several times with a closed fist. The 47-year-old male was transported to the county jail.
12:25 p.m. – At a house under construction in the 1000 block of Fifth Street East, a tankless water heater worth about $4,000 was taken sometime overnight.
Saturday, Feb. 11:
8:53 p.m. – Deputies responded to the Rite Aid in the 19000 block of Sonoma Highway for a shoplifter. They arrived to discover that one of Sonoma’s frequent fliers had been nabbed for taking a five-finger discount. The man pocketed some wireless Bluetooth speakers. While looking further, the deputies discovered other speakers, a Foreigner CD and multiple pairs of sunglasses. The 56-year-old transient was arrested on charges of shoplifting, receiving or possessing known stolen property under $400, and a probation violation. He received a chauffeured ride to the county jail.
11:03 p.m. – A woman and her boyfriend were leaving a business in Maxwell Village when they came face-to-face with the woman’s ex-boyfriend and a minor melee erupted. At the time, the woman told deputies she didn’t want to press charges, but later in the evening she changed her mind. Deputies arrested the 21-year-old ex-boyfriend on charges of domestic violence battery and a probation violation and transported him to the county jail.
Sunday, Feb. 12:
12:05 a.m. – Deputies responded to the Sonoma Valley Inn in the 500 block of Second Street West for a domestic violence incident. A disagreement between a husband and wife turned physical and the man reportedly threw his wife across the room. When she tried to leave, he took her purse and held her against the wall preventing her from calling for help. He also reportedly choked the woman. He told deputies it was her fault and that she wasn’t fit to drive. Deputies arrested Lukas Peladeau, 27, of Victoria, British Colombia, on charges of felony false imprisonment and felony domestic violence assault, and was transported to the county jail.