Crime: Bicyclist busted with stun-gun, blowgun at 2:15 a.m.
When you're a known probationer riding your bicycle through the Springs in the middle of the night, one might think you'd leave things at home that might get you in trouble if you got stopped.
On Thursday, Feb. 9, at about 2:15 a.m., a deputy on patrol spotted the bike-riding 42-year-old known probationer and stopped the man for a probation search. Among the terms of his probation, the man was prohibited from having any weapons.
During the search, the deputy found a stun-gun with the man's name on it in his jacket pocket. The deputy also discovered a 22-inch long piece of metal tubing and four homemade darts that were about three-inches long and a knife in the man's pants pocket.
The El Verano resident traded his bike for a car ride to the county jail where he was charged with knowingly possessing a blowgun and a probation violation.
In other incidents reported recently to Valley law enforcement:
Saturday, Jan. 28:
11:17 p.m. – A deputy pulled over a vehicle on East Napa Street for no headlights and blowing through a stop sign. The motorist was unsteady on his feet and didn't do well in the field sobriety tests. He refused to take a preliminary alcohol screening, but at the police station, he blew a .20 and a .19 on a breath test. Craig Vanvalkenburgh, 40, of Park City, Utah, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence.
Sunday, Jan. 29:
3:28 a.m. – Deputies responded to Radio Shack for an alarm. When they arrived, the front door had been pried open, but there was nobody in the store. A number of cellphones and tablets were missing as was money from the cash register.
Tuesday, Jan. 31:
8:23 a.m. – Deputies responded to the Safeway for a report of a shoplifter with priors. The 77-year-old woman reportedly put items into her shopping bag in her cart and left the store without paying. She admitted to taking ice cream and dish soap, but claimed she had paid for the dog food and cat food even though she couldn't produce any receipts. The 77-year-old Vineburg resident was cited for shoplifting.
Thursday, Feb. 2:
3:50 p.m. – A 27-year-old Anthony Court resident, was arrested on charges of domestic violence assault and child endangerment after an argument with her significant other turned physical. The child endangerment charge is because there was a child that witnessed the incident. She was transported to the county jail.
Tuesday, Feb. 7:
8:02 a.m. – A 16-year-old male high school student was cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor after showing up at school the day before intoxicated and ill. The teen was taken to the hospital for treatment.