An expired registration led to the arrest of a Petaluma man and a Sacramento woman on a variety of charges earlier this month.
At about 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, a deputy noticed a vehicle in the 500 block of Second Street West with an expired registration. After the deputy pulled the vehicle over, the female driver told the deputy that she was on probation. While talking with the driver, the deputy noticed the male passenger was getting increasingly fidgety so he conducted a search of the vehicle and found a rope with a weight on the end, a stun-gun that looked like an iPhone, some shaved keys, a spark plug, some lock picks, some meth and a pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine.
The couple was staying at a local motel.
After cuffing the couple, the male faked an apparent medical event causing the deputy to call emergency personnel.
The 43-year-old Petaluma resident was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, destroying or concealing evidence and resisting or obstructing.
The driver, Wendy Roerden, 40, of Sacramento, was arrested on charges of felon in possession of a stun-gun, felony possession of a blackjack, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license. The pair was transported to the county jail and their vehicle was towed.
In other incidents reported recently to Valley law enforcement:
Saturday, May 6:
12:15 a.m. – Deputies were sent to the Swiss Hotel on Spain Street for a report of an intoxicated woman who had fallen down in front of the business. Deputies were told the woman had only one drink at the bar. But the 64-year-old Sonoma resident started yelling and screaming. Her behavior would go from friendly to hostile, and the woman couldn’t walk without assistance. During a search, deputies found some small white pills that turned out to be Oxycodone. Instead of being sent home in a taxi, the woman received a chauffeured ride to the county jail and was charged with public intoxication and possession of a narcotic controlled substance.
10:45 p.m. – While patrolling Sassarini Elementary School, a deputy heard young voices from the area by some picnic tables. After identifying himself, the four kids bolted, although one stopped when the deputy told him to. The other three disappeared into the night. On the picnic table, the deputy found a 24-pack of Corona Beer with a couple of them open. The 14-year-old El Verano resident was cited for being a minor in possession and released to his parents.
Sunday, May 7:
12:10 a.m. – Deputies were called to the 800 block of Second Street West for an alcohol-fueled domestic disturbance. The victim told deputies that the suspect held her down and shoved his fingers into her mouth and locked her out of the house, but she didn’t want to press charges. Nonetheless, the deputies arrested David M. Bush, 43, of Sonoma, on charges of felony false imprisonment and felony domestic violence assault, and transported him to the county jail.