Santa Rosa Crime
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Recent Crime News
9 hrs ago | via KRON 4
Santa Rosa police have arrested one of two suspects in a stabbing assault that occurred last month, a police sergeant said today. An 18-year-old man suffered critical but not life threatening injuries when he was stabbed April 7 in a crowded shopping center parking lot across the street from Santa Rosa Junior College on Mendocino Avenue, Sgt. Comment?
13 hrs ago | via Marin Independent Journal
Marin homicide investigators have identified a Marin City man as the suspect in a fatal shooting there earlier this month. Joseph Montgomery, also known as Jojo or Joseph Foster, was implicated by community witnesses in Marin City, sheriff's Lt. Comment?
Tuesday May 26 | via The Community Voice
Last Friday Cotati Police responded to a resident's call reporting suspicious activity on Santero Way. The caller had seen two suspects looking into parked cars while wielding flashlights. Comment?
Tuesday May 26 | via SFGate
Police in Santa Rosa arrested a 48-year-old homeless man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed a man in the chest during a squabble, authorities said. The incident began about 5 p.m. Monday when Wade Temple got into a "verbal confrontation" with Joe Bob Liles , a 50-year-old homeless man, near Dutton Avenue and West Third Street, Santa Rosa police Sgt. Comment?
Thursday May 21 | via The Community Voice
On Tuesday, May 12, 46-year-old Rohnert Park resident Hector Farias was arrested for raping the 12-year-old daughter of his ex-girlfriend, a Santa Rosa resident. According to a press release issued by the Rohnert Park Department of Safety, despite their recent breakup, Farias was allowed to continue spending time with his ex's daughter because his ex felt that Farias served as a father figure to her. Comment?
Saturday May 16 | via Patch.com
CHP reports finding a loaded gun and pot in the 26 year old's truck -- and driving that was a DUI probation violation. The California Highway Patrol arrested a Santa Rosa man and alleged member of the Hell's Angels on weapon and drug charges in Sonoma County Thursday night. Comment?
Friday May 15 | via SFBay
Lisa Lundgren, 22, John Noland, 26, and a 17-year-old male juvenile, all from Sonoma County, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault. Officers responded Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. a reported robbery that had occurred at the Extended Stay America hotel on Corby Avenue. Comment?
Friday May 15 | via Patch.com
The 32 year old reportedly was running in Santa Rosa traffic, yelling and was unaffected by a stun gun, the department said. A man who was allegedly under the influence of drugs and fought Sonoma County sheriff's deputies was arrested on battery on a peace officer and drug charges Thursday, a sheriff's sergeant said. Comment?
Thursday May 14 | via SFBay
A Rohnert Park man was arrested at his apartment Tuesday on suspicion of having sex with his ex-girlfriend's 12-year-old daughter, according to the city's Department of Public Safety. Tuesday to report that her daughter had just been dropped off at her West Avenue home in Santa Rosa by her ex-boyfriend, 45-year-old Hector Farias, public safety officials said. Comment?
Thursday May 14 | via Patch.com
The 45 year old was arrested Tuesday at his Rohnert Park apartment, and officers also reportedly uncovered a marijuana grow at related home. A Rohnert Park man was arrested at his apartment Tuesday on suspicion of having sex with his ex-girlfriend's 12-year-old daughter, according to the city's Department of Public Safety. Comment?
Thursday May 14 | via My Mother Lode
Santa Rosa officials are reviewing emergency response guidelines almost a year after City Hall canceled public meetings amid protests over a sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports racial tensions were sparked in October 2013 when Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy Erick Gelhaus mistook a toy rifle Andy Lopez was holding for an AK-47 assault rifle. Comment?
Wednesday May 13 | via The Fresno Bee
Sonoma County supervisors expressed strong support for the proposal at a meeting Tuesday and gave staff until June 16 to come up with a budget and job descriptions for the office, the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reported . "We need to turn this around fast," Supervisor Shirlee Zane said. Comment?
Wednesday May 13 | via SFBay
A homeless man has been charged in Sonoma County Superior Court with the stabbing murder of a man who lived in transitional housing in southwest Santa Rosa on Monday. Kahlil Rahim Keith, 35, is charged with the murder of Willie Ray Smith, 47 who was found bleeding outside a residence in the 2800 block of Red Tail Street in Santa Rosa around 3:10 a.m. Smith was taken to a hospital where he died, Sgt. Comment?
Wednesday May 13 | via Sonoma Index Tribune
Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday said they intend to swiftly establish a new independent office charged with providing civilian oversight of law enforcement, the most significant step to emerge from a process the county set in motion more than a year ago, when a 13-year-old boy was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy on the southwestern outskirts of Santa Rosa. The new office, led by an appointed auditor, remains a proposal at this point, with no budget or staff, but supervisors offered their strongest signal yet that they want to make the new division a reality, and soon. Comment?
Tuesday May 12 | via Patch.com
A 21-member task force formed after the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by Sonoma County sheriff's deputy Erick Gelhaus in October 2013 is presenting its final recommendations to the county's Board of Supervisors this afternoon regarding establishing civilian review of law enforcement. The 700-page report by the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force, comprised of three sub-committees, comes after 18 months of meetings. Comment?
Monday May 11 | via Patch.com
Santa Rosa police have arrested a suspect in a fatal stabbing in southwest Santa Rosa early this morning, police said. Kahlil Rahim Keith, 35, was booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of murder and use of a deadly weapon. Comment?
Monday May 11 | via Evening Sun
Pinal County authorities say a Kearny man has been fatally shot after charging at police officers with a Samurai sword. As two police officers approached the house, they say Johnson came out swinging a sword that he refused to put down. Comment?
Monday May 11 | via Chambersburg Public Opinion
The interim police chief in Lakewood says officers shot and killed a 37-year-old man in a lumberyard last month because he pointed a cell phone at them as though it were a gun. Interim Lakewood Chief Mike Zaro said Monday he could not have asked the two officers involved in the shooting to have handled it differently because they had no time to identify the dark object the man was pointing. Comment?
Monday May 11 | via The York Daily Record
Fairview Township Police said they were on routine patrol when they were flagged down near a motel and saw a woman with blood smeared across her face, according to charging documents. Police eventually arrested the woman's boyfriend, Jacinto Valentin IV, 28, of New Cumberland, charging him with simple assault and harassment. Comment?
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