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Crime: Horse rustler apprehended in barn

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On May 4, a woman who lives on Bonneau Road near Arnold Drive was leaving her house a little after 4 p.m., when she saw a strange young woman trying to mount one of her horses. She also noticed the woman was wearing one of the owner’s flannel shirts, usually kept in the barn for outdoor work. She confronted the prospective horse thief and chased her into the barn.

The owner then called the Sonoma County Sheriff and deputies arrived to investigate. They found the suspect, Isabel Dodino, 22, hiding in the barn, holding two cats. A duffle bag was also found allegedly belonging to Dodino which contained some horse medication. Dodino, who police said is homeless, was arrested on charges of attempted burglary and committing a felony while out on bail, and returned to the Main Adult Detention Facility in Santa Rosa.

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