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Argument over laundry leads to Sonoma man's arrest


A Sonoma man was arrested on multiple felony charges after an argument with his live-in girlfriend turned physical.

On July 1, deputies were called to a residence in the 18000 block of Highway 12 for a dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend over laundry. At one point, the suspect tried to grab the couple’s 2-year-old child and leave. The victim tried to make a call and the suspect smashed the phone and punched the victim. The victim tried to lock the suspect out of the residence, but the suspect pushed the air conditioner into the residence and crawled in through the open window.

The suspect reportedly hit the victim again before grabbing her cell phone and leaving. When the deputies finally arrived, the suspect was nowhere to be found.

On July 7, the deputies called the suspect and convinced him to come to the Valley substation to turn himself in, which he did the next day. The suspect denied hitting the victim and said that he lives at the residence and pays rent.

But the deputies arrested Jesus Cuevas-Avendano, 24, on charges of felony burglary, felony robbery, felony threaten with intent to terrorize, domestic violence battery and damaging a wireless communications device. He was transported to the county jail.

In other incidents reported to Valley law enforcement recently:

Monday, June 26:

10 a.m. – A domestic dispute in the 1200 block of Sobre Vista Drive sent one person to the hospital with stab wounds and another to jail on felony charges. A male and female were having an argument and a third party tried to intervene. The third party reportedly tried to detain the suspect, but ended up getting stabbed in the leg instead. The suspect told deputies it was self-defense, but the deputies arrested Stanford Goodman, 19, of Sonoma, on charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon not a firearm, and transported him to jail.

Wednesday, June 28:

7:18 a.m. – Deputies responded to a report of an intoxicated male passed out in the food court at Sonoma Market. When they arrived, the found the man passed out with a paper bag containing an opened bottle of Korbel brandy. The 61-year-old Sonoma resident was arrested on charges of public intoxication and transported to jail.

Thursday, June 29:

2:41 a.m. – During a traffic stop in the 18600 block of Highway 12, the driver had no license, only a Mexican ID card. While the man was thumbing through his wallet, the deputy noticed a small bag of drugs in the wallet. At that point, the deputy got both the driver and his passenger out of the vehicle. The deputy found a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue and three small bags of drugs that later tested positive for cocaine along with several empty bags as well. The driver, a 24-year-old Sonoma resident, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a licensed. The passenger, Jorge M. Gonzalez-Fernandez, was charged with felony possession for sale of a narcotic or controlled substance. Both men were transported to jail.

8:01 p.m. – While on patrol in the area of Fremont Drive and Napa Road, a deputy saw a bicyclist who had an outstanding warrant. After pulling the cyclist over, the deputy found the man had drugs and was carrying a homemade weapon. The deputy arrested Daniel Williams, 36, of Sonoma, on charges of felony carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, possession of a controlled substance and the outstanding warrant. Williams received a chauffeured ride to the county jail.

Saturday, July 1:

6:08 p.m. – During a welfare check at a residential care home in the 17000 block of Carriger Road, a deputy found the resident caregiver acting strange and found the resident he was checking on in the restroom. The deputy found the caregiver was apparently under the influence of pain medication and was neglecting the residents. The deputy immediately sought a protective order and contacted Adult Protective Services. The deputy arrested Gabrielle L. Brown, 53, of Agua Caliente, on charges of felony cause harm to an elder or dependent adult and being under the influence of a controlled substance and transported the woman to jail.

Monday, July 3:

2:30 a.m. – A deputy responded to an alarm in a building in the 900 block of West Napa Street. The deputy discovered that someone had apparently cut through the back fence and broke into a storage building on the property. Then caught, the man told the deputy that he was just looking for a place to charge his phone, although he didn’t have a charging cord in his possession. The intruder also told the deputy he didn’t know anything about the computers that had been removed from their boxes and moved. The deputy ended up arresting Daniel Espenlaub, 33, of Sonoma, on charges of felony burglary and an outstanding bench warrant for possession of stolen property and transported to the county jail.

Thursday, July 6:

6 p.m. – Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the 16000 block of Highway 12. The victim told the deputies that her ex-boyfriend had choked her, tried to strangle her and took her car keys. The couple had apparently argued about money as she paid for his vehicle to be released from storage. She wanted her money back and was going to keep his keys until he paid her back. That’s when he tried to strangle her, grabber her wallet and took a set of keys from the wallet. But the keys weren’t his keys, they were hers. The deputies arrested Jose A. Rodriguez, 28, of Sonoma, on charges of felony robbery, felony domestic violence assault by strangulation and a probation violation and was transported to jail.

Friday, July 7:

1:37 p.m. – An industrial mower was reported missing from a vineyard in the 3000 block of Napa Road. The mower, which attaches to the back of a tractor, was last seen around July 1. The value of the mower was estimated to be between $2,500 and $3,000.

7 p.m. – A resident in the 100 block of Laurel Avenue reported that sometime that afternoon while she was away from the residence, an unknown someone entered the residence and took her wallet and some prescription medications.

7:15 p.m. – A four-vehicle chain-reaction collision on Fifth Street West and West Napa, landed a Sonoma resident in jail on charges of driving under the influence. Deputies administered field sobriety tests to Mark Anderson, 52, of Sonoma. Anderson didn’t do well on the FSTs so deputies administered a preliminary alcohol screening which registered .16. Anderson refused a second PAS as well as a breath screening at the police department. He was transported to the hospital for a blood draw and was then transported to jail on charges of driving under the influence.

Sunday, July 9:

1 a.m. – Deputies responded to a call in the 1100 block of Bonneau Road after a 14-year-old girl reported that her mother’s boyfriend had touched her inappropriately. The teen told her aunt who called the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrested Juan Hernandez, 39, of Sonoma, on charges of felony lewd and lascivious behavior with a child under 15 and felony penetration with a foreign object. He was transported to the county jail.

2:49 a.m. – While on patrol in the vicinity of Junipero Serra and Lasuen Street, a deputy spotted a vehicle with no front plate. After pulling the motorist over, the deputy notices signs of possible intoxication and had the driver, who was already on probation with terms that included no alcohol, perform a preliminary alcohol screening which turned out to be .11 and .12. The driver decided against performing a breath test and instead opted for a blood draw at the hospital. The deputies arrested Parke S. Montgomery, 27, of Sonoma, on charges of driving under the influence and transported him to jail.

Tuesday, July 11:

11:36 p.m. – Deputies responded to a mobile home park in the 18600 block of Highway 12 for a report of someone looking into vehicles. When deputies arrived, they found the man, whom they knew from prior contact, sitting inside a car. He admitted to being addicted to narcotics and said he saw somebody robbing places – without spelling out where or what the places or persons were – and that he wanted to warn others. The man was carrying a flashlight and a stun gun. He couldn’t tell the deputies where he lived, but it wasn’t the mobile home park. The 29-year-old San Francisco resident was arrested on charges of a narcotic addict in possession of a stun gun and was transported to jail.