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Friday, August 12, 2016

Recent Police Activity in the Wine Country

Yes, there are high crimes and misdemeanors committed in the Sonoma/Napa wine country. Here's a sampling of reports to the police from the past several days from a couple of Mayberryesque towns.

Main street, St. Helena
  From St. Helena in Napa Valley, pop. 6,000. Known mostly for the traffic that backs up into town on weekends along Highway 29.

Tues, Aug 2
  A caller on Main Street reported there were baby goats in a cage under her neighbor’s house, with water and a few tufts of grass. Nobody had been around the house lately, and the neighbor only comes around once a month or so, so the caller was concerned that the goats might get too cold at night.

Wed, Aug 3
  Report of a man and woman yelling at each other and picking figs from a tree on Main Street near Charter Oak Avenue.

Thu, Aug 4
  Report of a speeding car passing three cars in a row on Hunt Avenue.

Sat, Aug 6
   Report of three dogs barking and panting in a Prius on Oak Avenue.
  A Monte Vista resident reported a problem with their cat biting them whenever something is dropped. This time the bite was on the hand. The caller declined medical attention, but asked for help removing the cat because they were afraid something was wrong with it. This was the third or fourth time this had happened. The cat was currently hiding under the bed.

The Kenwwod train depot where the last train came through in 1934
  From Kenwood in Sonoma Valley, pop. 1,000, known for ... give me a minute, I'll think of something. Their crime reporting is a bit older as they only publish once a month.

Mon, Jul 11
  A suspicious blue Mustang was reported at 11:30 p.m. parked in front of a home in the 9000 block of Channing Row. There was no one inside the vehicle. A deputy drove out and found owner of the Mustang, who turned out to be playing Pokemon Go.

Sun, Jul 17
  A man was reported on the side of the road in the 4000 block of Lakeside Dr. yelling and screaming at passing cars. The man ran away when a deputy arrived, but was eventually caught and arrested for suspicion of being under the influence.