A Monte Rio man is being held in Sonoma County Jail on $50,000 bail after an incident on Harley and Highway 12 on April 14.
Deputies were called at 2:50 p.m. when a panhandler reportedly demanded money and goods from a passerby, and reportedly threatened the would-be victim.
The panhandler, Gene Harris, 37, denied that he was being aggressive, but deputies arrested him on charges of attempted robbery and a probation violation.
In other incidents reported recently to Valley law enforcement:
Sunday, April 9:
4:55 a.m. – Deputies were called to a residence in the 18000 block of Barnett Avenue for a report of someone trying to get into the residence. The suspect was in the back yard when deputies arrived. The deputies discovered that the intoxicated suspect knew the people who lived in the house. The 24-year-old El Verano resident was arrested on charges of prowling peeping, and transported to jail.
Monday, April 10:
8:12 a.m. – Deputies responded to Sonoma Valley Hospital for a report of an individual who had smashed out a window in a vehicle. When the deputies arrived, they found that the suspect had smashed out the windows in his mother’s vehicle. The 25-year-old Boyes Hot Springs resident was cited for vandalism and a probation violation.
Thursday, April 13:
6:20 p.m. – Deputies responded to a disturbance in the 900 block of Harley Avenue. When they arrived, the deputies discovered the disturbance was between relatives and nobody wanted to press charges. But the deputies responded a second time and this time the victim wanted to press charges. Deputies arrested a 36-year-old Glen Ellen resident on charges of assault likely to cause great bodily injury and a probation violation. The man is also being held on a variety of other charges with total bail of $40,000.
Saturday, April 15:
12:07 a.m. – While on patrol on Arnold Drive, a deputy spotted a vehicle with an expired registration. After pulling the vehicle over, the deputy found that the driver was on probation and was driving on a suspended license. During a search of the vehicle, the deputy discovered some knives and metal knuckles. The deputy arrested Steven Suits, 40, of Boyes Hot Springs, on charges of felony possession of metal knuckles, driving while suspended and a probation violation, and transported him to the county jail.
Monday, April 17:
12:37 p.m. – Deputies responded to a report of a woman calling for help in Mountain Cemetery. When deputies arrived, they discovered it was a dispute between a couple in a dating relationship. The woman gave the deputies a name that later turned out to be fake because she had an outstanding warrant under her real name. The 18-year-old Graton woman was arrested on charges of giving false identification to peace officers and her outstanding warrant, and transported to the county jail.