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National Night Out

National Night Out is on August 7th. Why not get your community registered and host a block party with thousands of communities across the country??

National Night Out is a community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Especially given all that we’ve gone thorough over the last year, this is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and find out what help they might need in a disaster.

If you plan on participating, let us know and we’ll make sure to have a deputy or two stop by to say hi and meet with your spirited neighborhood.

Find out more here.

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Vehicle strikes pedestrian in Windsor

On Sunday morning 12/3/2017 at around 9:00 am a 70 year old woman was walking in the crosswalk at Alden Ln and Old Redwood Hwy in Windsor.  The woman was walking northbound in the crosswalk at the signal light controlled intersection, across Old Redwood Hwy, when a 63 year old motorist, Arnulfo Rivera turned left from Southbound Alden Ln onto Eastbound Old Redwood Hwy striking the woman with his Chevy Tahoe.  The woman sustained major injuries and was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where she is in critical condition.  If you witnessed this collision, and have not provided a statement to investigators, please contact Deputy Don Fletcher at 707-838-1234.
 
Prepared by Sergeant James Percy

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Have You Been Scammed?

Have you lost money through a scam? Read on…

Western Union will pay $586 million back to customers who lost money to fraudulent schemes from 2004 to 2012. About 500,000 Americans may be eligible and have been sent the petition paperwork, but must file by February 12, 2018. If you are a victim, visit www.WesternUnionRemission.com or call (844) 319-2124.

Scam victims are often elderly and vulnerable people in our community. Please help them by sharing this post and spreading the word. Thanks, Sonoma County!

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Sonoma County Fleet Services

Meet Jeff, Gary and the guys from Sonoma County Fleet Services. They are the ones responsible for keeping our patrol cars up and running. They also take plain white cars and make them super police cars. This is the 2018 Dodge Charger, a new addition to our fleet. We have two of them for now that we are testing out, but these will likely be the patrol car of the future. Be looking for us out there. 

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Detectives arrest pair for a string of residential/auto burglaries.

Detectives arrested a pair of Rio Nido men for a string of residential and auto burglaries. The investigation began on November 1, 2017 when a patrol deputy took a report from a victim in the 600 block of Piezzi Rd in Santa Rosa. While the victims were away from her home, a suspect broke in and stole a number of items valued at over $2,000. The victim had a surveillance system in her home that captured the suspect as he moved around her home. It appeared he was holding a handgun while he was searching the house.
 
On November 9, 2017 a victim’s black Jeep was broken into at the Willowside Flood Control Channel, a popular place for people to hike. Inside the vehicle, a suspect took the victim’s purse and used her credit cards at the Chevron and 7-Eleven at Guernveville Rd and Marlow Rd in Santa Rosa. Deputies were able to pull video surveillance and found two suspects using the victim’s credit card and they were in a distinctive red Subaru. One of the suspects matched the video surveillance taken from the Piezzi Rd burglary on November 1st.
 
Detectives, using the video, were able to identify the pair of suspects as Robert Hansen, a 51-year-old Rio Nido man and his roommate Adam Hager, 35. During the course of the investigation, burglary reports started to pick up in both the county’s jurisdiction and in the City of Santa  Rosa. Property Crimes detectives from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and Santa Rosa Police Department worked in conjunction and began conducting surveillance on the pair of men.
 
Yesterday at about 5:00 PM, detectives from SRPD were watching the men when they saw them in the area of Spring Lake Park acting suspiciously. Both suspects had earpieces and appeared to be secretly communicating with each other. Hansen appeared to be acting as a lookout on a nearby trail as Hager smashed a window of a car and removed property.
 
Detectives followed the pair to a Valero gas station on Mission and Hwy 12 where Hager tried to use the victim’s credit card. Detectives from both agencies closed in and arrested both without incident.
 
Detectives then went to their home in the 14000 block of Canyon 1 Rd in Rio Nido with a search warrant. In their home detectives found stolen items from a number of burglaries. They also found replica firearms and costume clothing that were similar to law enforcement uniforms. Detectives ultimately booked the pair on three burglary charges, possession of stolen property, conspiracy, identity theft and enhancements. More charges are likely to result as the detectives connect the stolen property with approximately 20 different burglary reports dating back to at least May, 2017.
 
Both were booked into the Sonoma County Jail. Hansen is being held on $425,000 bail as he had pending theft and drug warrants. Hager is being held on $190,000 bail.

Prepared by: Sgt. Spencer Crum
CR 171101-033
Media Inquiries: 707-565-3941

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Be Safe

The Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol and Cotati Police Department visited Lattice Educational Services today to get to know the students and help answer questions regarding interactions with Law Enforcement. Lattice has been teaching their students in their Workability Program, the “Be Safe – The Movie” curriculum. We had a lot of great questions and interaction this afternoon from all!!

Special thanks to CHP Officer Jon Sloat and Cotati Police Officer Tyler Wardle for being great Law Enforcement partners!!