Clean up on aisle 7
A 19-year-old Sonoma man was wandering the aisles at Safeway, alternately drinking a beer and sucking on a pacifier, at 1:30 a.m. Unnnerved by one or both of the odd behaviors, clerks called the police, who found the lad still roaming the store. He was sweating heavily and exhibited other signs of being under the influence of something other than a competent psychiatrist. He was cited for consumption of alcohol, and possession of marijuana, and released.
More boozing in Depot Park
Three more alcohol-related incidents in the area of Depot Park which, with its picnic tables, petanque courts, playground, railroad cars and a museum of local history, might otherwise be of more appeal to the law-abiding citizenry. On Saturday at about 12:45 p.m., two underage drinkers ages 18 and 19, and 21-year-old were cited for alcohol-related activity. At 3 p.m. police responded to a reported fight with a knife. They found three men, one with a pocketknife, who denied any altercation; another, a 33-year-old transient, was jailed on a felony drug charge. Two men of legal age managed to earn citations the following morning at 11:20 a.m. when they could not wait 10 minutes – until the alcohol curfew lifted at 11:30 a.m. — to delve into an 18-pack of beer.
A neon orange Klein mountain bike, all 21 speeds and $2,000 value of it, was reported stolen from a yard on the 600 block of Second Street East. It had not been locked.
Covered by her HMO?
There was a time when if your house got busted into and your marijuana plants got ripped off, you changed your locks, friends and bad habits. Nowadays, you call the cops. Such was the right of a woman who returned to her Haraszthy Drive home at 2:15 p.m. to find it had been entered via a pried-open door. Several small, allowed-by-law pot plants – unfortunately all stunted by mold, she told deputies – were missing. The would-be guard dog, a Rottweiller, properly licensed as were the plants, one assumes, was locked in another room, suggesting the intruder had a friendly face.
A Chevy Suburban was cruising along east side of the Plaza at about 10 a.m. when the driver heard a loud explosion. Stopping and exiting the vehicle to investigate, the driver told police there was a strong smell of sulphur in the air. He also found a burn mark on the vehicle. No other evidence of an explosive device, of the cherry bomb variety, most likely, was found. Nor was seen any trace of the prankster who might have perpetrated the 10 a.m. pyrotechnics.
The 24-year-old woman told police she had left her $500 wallet on the front seat of her unlocked car. When she returned to the vehicle, parked at her Broadway home, the wallet was, and you may want to sit down at this point, missing. Totally gone. Worse, it contained $2,500 in cash, credit cards and a few pieces of jewelry. Total reported loss: $3,100.