Police Blotter

Crash closes Highway 12
A three-car collision closed Highway 12 north of Madrone Road and injured two on February 26. The CHP reported that a vehicle driven by Jenny Sanchez-Perez, 25, of Kenwood, was northbound on Highway 12 when it swerved into the southbound lane and sideswiped a vehicle driven by Dagoberto Gomez, 29, of Sonoma, which went off the road. The third car involved, driven by Jerry Padilla Jr., 34, of Sonoma, then hit Sanchez-Perez’s vehicle. The injuries were not life threatening. Traffic was detoured down Madrone Road, and also at Arnold Drive through Glen Ellen, after the 8 p.m. wreck.

Beverage serving training
Restaurant, bar and tasting room operators take note: The Sonoma Police Department will hold a Responsible Beverage Service Training on Wednesday, April 17. The class, which covers ABC laws and regs, procedures for checking legally acceptable forms of ID, and liability issues, will be offered free, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the police department. Checking IDs should be easy, particularly California cards for minors which are formatted vertically, not horizontally as for adults. But as a recent (and randomly ongoing) SPD sting proved in three cases, servers aren’t checking dates or just don’t care. They should – it could mean a fine, and probably their job. To register for the seminar call 996.3602.

Country living
Deputies responding to a disturbance on Hyde Road on February 28 found two males and one female in a heated shouting match. Possibly fueling the antics: the methamphetamine found among their effects. All three were busted,

Possible identity theft
The cache of credit, debit and social security cards found February 23 in a residence in the 18500 block of Lomita Avenue looks a lot like identity theft. The materials, much of it out of Oregon and San Rafael, was in different names and included 13 vehicle registration cards, plus tax records. No arrests, but the investigation continues.

No direction
The driver of semi-truck parked his rig at Jack in the Box at about 7:30 a.m. on February 23. Returning some five minutes later, he realized his Garmen GPS has been stolen from the cab. Value; $480.

Reverse souvenir
A visit to wine country left a bitter aftertaste for the guest at the El Pueblo Inn on February 22. Stolen overnight from the parked minivan: an Ipod Nano valued at $200.

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