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Sonoma police news: Outrunning a police car and more

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A Sonoma teen is being held in county jail on $287,500 bail after failing to outrun police in a stolen car.

At around 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, a deputy was sent to the area around Highway 12 ad Agua Caliente Road for a report of a suspicious vehicle. When the deputy arrived, the suspicious vehicle took off with no lights.

The deputy pursued the vehicle on Highway 12 at speeds approaching 60 miles an hour. The vehicle turned onto Sierra Drive, but failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into a tree.

There were two teen-age passengers in the vehicle who were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

Diego Rosas, 18, of Boyes Hot Springs, was arrested on multiple felony charges including felony child endangerment, felony threaten a crime with intent to terrorize, felony possession of a stolen vehicle, felony evading a police officer with wanton regard, misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor and a probation violation.

In other incidents reported to Valley law enforcement recently:

Wednesday, Jan. 3:

3:30 p.m. – A resident in the 2900 block of Cavedale Road reported that an acquaintance, after a dispute, took a travel trailer. And the theft was captured on video. The suspect showed up at the Valley substation the next day to try to prove that he was out of the area at the time the trailer was taken. But the video was apparently convincing and deputies arrested Rodrigo G. Sosa, 39, of Corning, on charges of felony theft of a vehicle and transported him to jail.

Saturday, Jan. 6:

8:47 p.m. – During a traffic stop on Highway 12 and Monterey Avenue, a deputy spotted what appeared to be a gun on the seat. After searching the vehicle, the deputy turned up two BB guns that were painted black and had the orange tip removed from both. The 16-year-old Sonoma teen was arrested on charges of possession of an imitation firearm in a vehicle, altering an imitation firearm, driving while not licensed and an expired registration.

Sunday, Jan. 7:

11:37 a.m. – A resident in the 100 block of Blue Wing Drive, reported that sometime between 6 p.m. the previous evening and 11:15 a.m., somebody broke into his vehicle and stole a wallet containing credit cards and cash. The credit cards had already been used.

Monday, Jan. 8:

7:44 a.m. – Deputies responded to an out-of-control individual under the Verano Avenue Bridge. The suspect is a “frequent flier” meaning he has had numerous contacts with law enforcement. The man was screaming filthy words at a known homeless encampment. The camp, which abuts Sonoma Creek, was filled with trash, clothing, bicycles and chemicals – and it was raining at the time. Deputies arrested the 33-year-old El Verano resident on charges of camping in an undesignated area and placing a pollutant near state water, and transported him to jail.

Wednesday, Jan. 10:

2 p.m. – While on a foot patrol under the Ig Vella Bridge on Riverside Drive, a deputy recognized a “frequent flier” sleeping. The deputy knew the man had two arrest warrants, so after waking the man up, the deputy searched the man and found a pipe and some white powder the deputy suspected with methamphetamine. The 34-year-old Sonoma resident was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and the two warrants and was transported to jail.

2:04 p.m. – Deputies responded to Sonoma Market for a report of a shoplifter. The woman, who had walked out of the store the previous day with more than $100 in groceries she failed to pay for, returned that day and tried to walk out with more than $120 worth of groceries. The woman was charged with petty theft and transported to jail. But while being processed, corrections officers found some prescription pills in the woman’s pocket. At that point, Bonnie Johnston, 60, of Santa Rosa was charged with felony bringing a controlled substance into jail and possession of a narcotic controlled substance.

Thursday, Jan. 11:

3:59 p.m. – Deputies responded to a cell tower site on Napa Road. The door handle had been broken and intruders had taken metal connecting pieced to the batteries in the room. But they left the batteries behind. The loss was estimated at $500.

Saturday, Jan. 13:

3:05 p.m. – Deputies were sent to a residence in the 100 block of Hawthorne Avenue for a report of a domestic disturbance that turned violent. During the altercation, one suspect reportedly pushed a female victim, who was holding a 4-year-old child, to the ground. The woman was also reportedly assaulted by a second male, a former boyfriend, who had already left the residence. Deputies arrested Paul Dominis, 66, of Sonoma, on charges of felony cruelty to a child with possible injury, battery on a person and damaging a wireless device, and transported him to jail. Deputies are still looking for the woman’s ex-boyfriend.

6 p.m. – Deputies were sent to a vacant residence in the 300 block of West Spain Street for the report of someone trespassing. The man who was squatting had a broken glass pipe in his possession along with some methamphetamine, crushed pills, pepper spray and seven credit cards – none of which were his. There was also a stolen bicycle in the back yard. Deputies arrested Jalil M. Kayed, 37, a transient with addresses in both Sonoma and Contra Costa counties, on charges of felony prohibited use of tear gas by a convicted person, theft by use of access card information, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a narcotic controlled substance, entering a noncommercial dwelling and a probation violation. Kayed was transported to county jail.

Monday, Jan. 15:

9:14 p.m. – While on patrol in the vicinity of Highway 12 and East Thomson Avenue, a deputy spotted a man who he suspected may have a warrant for his arrest. After stopping the man, the deputy found the man indeed had a warrant. During a search, the deputy found some methamphetamine in the man’s pocket – more than 23 grams. The deputy arrested Steven M. Perez, 29, of Rohnert Park, on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance for sale, felony transportation of a controlled substance and the outstanding warrant, and transported Perez to jail.