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    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — A man was in critical condition after being shot several times Saturday night on Sebastopol Road in Santa Rosa, police said. The shooting was reported shortly after 9 p.m. in the 700 block of Sebastopol, where officers found the victim, according to a release from Santa Rosa police. READ MORE: Fauci: Early Reports on Omicron Variant EncouragingThe man, who wasn’t able to give officers a description of the shooter, was taken to a hospital. He was in critical condition but is expected to survive, police said Sunday. READ MORE: Police Officers Denied Service At San Francisco Restaurant Triggering Negative Reviews, Social Media BacklashWitnesses were unable to give officers detailed information about a suspect, but said the shooter was male, wearing a dark gray hoodie and was with another male. After the shooting, the pair left in a silver sedan and drove west on Sebastopol Road, witnesses told police Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Santa Rosa police at (707) 543-3600, or through an online Tip line: http://www.SRCity.org/CrimeTips. A reward of up...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The National Weather Service issued a fog advisory for several parts of the region until noon Sunday. The advisory, for hazardous driving conditions due to dense fog, is in effect for North Bay interior valleys including the cities of San Rafael, Santa Rosa, South Santa Rosa, Napa, Petaluma, Novato and Rohnert Park. READ MORE: Police Officers Denied Service At San Francisco Restaurant Triggering Negative Reviews, Social Media BacklashThe Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the Northern Salinas Valley, Hollister Valley and Carmel Valley areas are also seeing dense fog on Sunday morning, the weather service said. READ MORE: Shoppers Welcome Heighten Police Presence In Downtown Walnut CreekWhen driving in heavy fog, motorists should slow down, use headlights and leave ample distance between cars ahead of them. MORE NEWS: Long Lines Form Outside San Mateo Event Center COVID-19 Vaccination Site© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Police arrested two students after threats were reported Thursday and Friday at three Santa Rosa schools. Santa Rosa police said the two students were arrested in separate cases, including one student allegedly in possession of a gun, and a third incident was determined to be a hoax. READ MORE: Man Found Dead In San Jose Home Over Thanksgiving Weekend, Ruled As HomicideThe first incident was reported at North Valley School at 9:40 a.m. Thursday. Police said a 14-year-old male student made threats to another student about wanting to send bombs to the school, along with other threats of death/violence to another student. The suspect was removed from a class and officers searched him and his belongings, but no weapons or other contraband was found. Based on interviews and other information obtained, police arrested the student for alleged criminal threats and booked him into the Sonoma County Juvenile Justice Center. A search of the suspect’s home did not turn up any explosives or bomb parts. On Friday at about 8:43 a.m., a parent of a student...
    A Northern California Apple store was targeted by thieves Wednesday in the latest smash-and-grab theft as mobs continue to commit brazen burglaries on retail shops in several U.S. cities.  Four suspects walked into the Apple store just after 11:30 a.m. in Santa Rosa, 55 miles north of San Francisco, and stole more than $20,000 worth of merchandise in broad daylight in front of customers and staff, authorities said.  LA THIEVES ATTACK SECURITY GUARD IN CALIFORNIA'S LATEST SMASH-AND-GRAB Police in Santa Rosa, California are looking for four suspects involved in a Wednesday smash-and-grab burglary at an Apple store.  (Santa Rosa Police Department ) They fled in a vehicle and ranged in age from 14 to 18-years-old, the Santa Rosa Police Department said. They were wearing black clothing and masks.  The incident follows similar burglaries involving dozens of suspects that have ransacked numerous stores in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.  Hours after the Apple burglary, five suspects in Los Angeles stole about $25,000 worth of merchandise from a Nordstrom inside the Westfield Topanga mall and used bear spray on a security...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Police in Santa Rosa on Wednesday evening announced they are investigating a new daylight smash-and-grab robbery earlier in the day that targeted the Apple Store in Santa Rosa Plaza. According to police, shortly after 11:3o a.m., officers responded to the Apple Store on the 1000 block Santa Rosa Plaza after a “smash-and-grab” theft was report involving four young male suspects. READ MORE: Smash-and-Grab Mob Thwarted In Downtown Palo Alto; 2 Suspects ArrestedPolice said the “brazen daytime burglary” happened in front of customers and staff, with the four suspects grabbing over $20,000 worth of merchandise from the store before fleeing the area in an unknown vehicle. Police released surveillance photos that showed images of the suspects. READ MORE: Berkeley's Bread Project Helps Meet Need For Restaurant Workers By Offering People A Second Chance Santa Rosa Apple Store robbery suspects (SRPD) Police said the suspects were described as four young, Black males between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. They were all wearing mostly black or grey sweatshirts and jeans with masks covering their...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Investigators released additional details Wednesday surrounding the in-custody death of a Santa Rosa shooting suspect who succumbed last week after a physical struggle with several officers and being shot twice with a Taser. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office coroners unit has identified the dead man as Jordon Pas, a 40-year-old Santa Rosa resident. READ MORE: Oakland Police Asks For Public’s Help Finding Dozens Of Suspects In Store BurglaryInvestigators also released a photo of a weapon Pas allegedly had been carrying and a surveillance image of him discharging the weapon into a car. According to police, they received a call from someone who heard several gunshots being fired in the neighborhood around Peach Court at around 1:19 a.m. on Nov. 18th. Shortly after, police received additional calls regarding a man, later identified as Pas, walking around a neighborhood with a gun. Investigators released details of the timeline between the initial call and Pas’ death. At approximately 1:29 a.m., officers arrived on the scene and found Pas at the west end of Peach Court shirtless, holding a...
    SANTA ROSA (BCN) — An electrical fire in the attic of a pet hospital in Santa Rosa early Tuesday morning caused $100,000 in damage but no animals were in the building at the time, fire officials said. The fire was reported at about 1:20 a.m. at Lakeside Pet Hospital at 4331 Montgomery Drive, where a security guard saw smoke coming from attic vents and called 911. READ MORE: San José Police Arrest Three Suspects Involved In Brazen Daylight ShootingSanta Rosa fire officials said crews arrived and controlled the blaze in about 15 minutes and did not find any animals in the building after a search. No injuries were reported to firefighters or civilians at the scene. READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming? Fire at Lakeside Pet Hospital in Santa Rosa on November 16, 2021. (Santa Rosa Fire Department) Investigators determined the fire was electrical in nature and that it caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the building and its contents. MORE NEWS: Sutter Health Admits To Giving Wrong COVID Vaccine Dosage To 14 Children© Copyright...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Police in Santa Rosa said one person was killed and one person seriously injured after a suspected DUI head-on crash Friday night. Police said the received a report at around at about 8:43 p.m. that a head-on collision had happened on Corporate Center Parkway at Challenger Way. READ MORE: Dense Fog Advisory Issued for Parts of Bay Area; Expect Reduced VisibilityArriving officers found two vehicles — a red Jeep and a white Ford SUV — that had been involved in a collision. The driver of the Jeep — a 51-year-old male Santa Rosa resident — was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford — a 37-year-old female Santa Rosa resident — suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital. She was listed in stable condition, police said. The drivers were the only occupants of both vehicles. READ MORE: Amber Alert in East Bay Deactivated After Child Found Safe; Abduction and Shooting Suspect Still At LargeAn investigation into the collision determined that the driver of the Jeep had driven from a...
    LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas (CBS SF) – A Santa Rosa woman who was cycling across country reportedly suffered serious injuries after she was struck by a driver in a deadly crash in Southeast Texas last week. According to CBS affiliate KFDM-TV in Beaumont, 59-year-old Barbara Anne Farrell was among three bicyclists struck by the driver around 11 a.m. Saturday in near the town of Rye in Liberty County, about 70 miles northeast of Houston. Farrell was among six cyclists who were participating in an annual ride from San Diego to St. Augustine, Florida. READ MORE: San Francisco DA Charges Police Officer With Manslaughter In 2017 Shooting Man Who Died Of injuries in 2020Authorities said Farrell was airlifted to a Houston-area hospital in serious condition. The crash killed 51-year-old Kent Joshua Wosepka of Massachusetts. According to the Houston Chronicle, Wosepka was a community activist and chaired the board of trustees at the Montserrat College of Art. READ MORE: Report: Raiders Wide Receiver Henry Ruggs III Facing DUI Charge After Fatal CrashA third cyclist, identified as 54-year-old Elizabeth Anne O’Brien of Massachusetts, was...
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) -- It's been a long 24 hours for a Santa Rosa neighborhood located in Tachevah Drive along the Lornadell Creek, where flooding caused the evacuation of hundreds of residents.In disbelief, Mike Leavitt walked inside his home with water up to two feet high flooding his entire first floor. His belongings were outside his front door as water kept rushing in.RELATED: Bay Area storm: Drivers abandon vehicles on flooded I-880 in FremontNext door was Zackary Neumann, piling towels and blankets with his brother and sister-in-law against their sliding door. Their home is directly behind the Lornadell Creek, where four townhomes are located."We were running up and down and just throwing everything to try to keep that barrier up. We tried to grab thick towels, thick blankets and try as much as possible to reduce it," said Neumann.As the creek overflowed in a matter of minutes they were surrounded by water."It was coming from both. It started in the backyard but then once it kind of surrounded the whole apartment building then it started zipping through the door...
    SANTA ROSA (BCN) — Residents of 95 homes and a four-unit apartment building in Santa Rosa’s Bennett Valley neighborhood were evacuated Sunday afternoon due to flooding, city officials said. The fire department went door-to-door to inform homeowners in the Neotomas Avenue and Tachevah Drive, Brookhaven Drive, Tuscan Drive and the Washoe Court area, said Santa Rosa Public Information Officer Adriane Mertens. READ MORE: Video: San Rafael Streets Flooded as Wild, Wet Storm Lashes Bay AreaThe city received multiple reports of flooding, downed trees and power lines early Sunday afternoon, according to the Santa Rosa Fire Department. Officials encouraged residents in the area to remove their belongings from the first floor and garage due to rising waters. All residents in low-elevation areas were encouraged to do the same. READ MORE: Atmospheric River: More Than 130,000 Affected by Widespread Bay Area OutagesDuring evacuations, residents of two homes needed assistance and the city has called services to help them. City buses were also sent to help those evacuated. The city is working on lowering flood levels. Debris is being cleared out of drainage...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – A Santa Rosa man was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison after he was found with 65 pounds of methamphetamine for sale inside his home, prosecutors said. The Sonoma County District Attorney’s office said in a statement that 39-year-old Edgar Ortega-Aguilar received a sentence of 16 years and four months in state prison after pleading no contest to felony possession of a controlled substance back in August. READ MORE: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In Separate Falls During Phish Concert At Chase Center“This sentence reflects the danger posed by dealers moving large amounts of illegal narcotics. Our families and friends are at risk when these drugs hit the street,” District Attorney Jill Ravitch. “We will always advocate for and support substance abuse treatment.  But we will also advocate for significant consequences for drug peddlers.” READ MORE: 2 Wounded In Weekend Shooting In San Francisco's Tenderloin, Suspect SoughtNarcotics detectives began investigating Ortega-Aguilar back in January following allegations he was trafficking narcotics from two addresses. On February 22, Santa Rosa Police served a warrant at Ortega-Aguilar’s...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Authorities in Santa Rosa have arrested an arson suspect in connection with multiple fires that broke out in the same area early Wednesday morning. At 6 a.m. Wednesday, Santa Rosa Fire Department units responded to multiple reports of a vegetation fire on Guerneville Road just east of Ridley Avenue. Arriving firefighters found and quickly extinguished a 5-foot by 20-foot vegetation fire. READ MORE: Power Restored To Nearly All PG&E Customers; More Public Safety Power Shutoffs ImminentAbout 30 minutes later, authorities received reports of second fire in the vicinity. Firefighters located burning debris in the area of Guerneville Road and Lance Drive. Moments later, reports were received regarding a third fire along a creek near Herbert Street and Jennings Avenue. Based on the fire activity, multiple SRFD fire investigators and Santa Rosa Police officers also responded to the area. While patrolling the general area, a fourth fire was located at 6:53 a.m. by a fire investigator along the SMART train tracks in the area of Central Avenue and Carrillo Street. READ MORE: Battle Over...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Authorities in Santa Rosa have arrested a suspect in connection with multiple fires that broke out in the same area early Wednesday morning. At 6 a.m. Wednesday, Santa Rosa Fire Department units responded to multiple reports of a vegetation fire on Guerneville Road just east of Ridley Avenue. Arriving firefighters found and quickly extinguished a 5-foot by 20-foot vegetation fire. READ MORE: Power Restored To Nearly All PG&E Customers; More Public Safety Power Shutoffs ImminentAbout 30 minutes later, authorities received reports of second fire in the vicinity. Firefighters located burning debris in the area of Guerneville Road and Lance Drive. Moments later, reports were received regarding a third fire along a creek near Herbert Street and Jennings Avenue. Based on the fire activity, multiple SRFD fire investigators and Santa Rosa Police officers also responded to the area. While patrolling the general area, a fourth fire was located at 6:53 a.m. by a fire investigator along the SMART train tracks in the area of Central Avenue and Carrillo Street. READ MORE: Battle Over California...
    A driver was killed Thursday in a collision with a bus in front of Korbel Champagne Cellars, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. The accident occurred just before noon near the winery’s entrance on River Road east of Guerneville. An eastbound Toyota Tacoma pickup truck reportedly veered into the westbound lane and struck a Sonoma County Transit bus head-on, CHP Officer David deRutte said. The driver was ejected and ended up under the bus, the CHP said. The pickup was pushed about 50 feet before it spun into the trees at the side of the road. Related Articles San Jose: Pedestrian dies after being hit by multiple cars on I-680, temporarily shutting down freeway lanes Driver killed in Hayward traffic collision, passenger injured Motorcyclist in ‘fun run’ killed on Highway 1 Weekend I-80 crash victim identified as Richmond man Three people killed in two Contra Costa County crashes The bus was on Route 20, from Santa Rosa along the Russian River to Monte Rio. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat...
    A motorcyclist killed Saturday in a crash on Highway 1 in Sonoma County was riding in a “fun run” event, the California Highway Patrol said. The man died from injuries he suffered when he was thrown from the motorcycle after losing control on a curve, the CHP said. The crash occurred around 11:30 a.m. Saturday on northbound Highway 1 near Wright Hill Road, south of Jenner. The man, whose name has not been released, was airlifted to a hospital in Santa Rosa, and he died there. He was reportedly among hundreds of motorcyclists participating in the Rip City Riders’ Chilly Billy Fun Run, which started in Cotati and was to end at the fairgrounds in Petaluma. He was wearing a helmet, but fire officials told the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat that it was “flimsy and offered little protection.” The previous weekend, a motorcyclist was killed in a similar solo crash on Highway 1 near Fort Ross, 15 miles to the north. He was identified as Donald Wiens, 63, of Battle Ground, Wash. Related Articles Weekend I-80...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — A 17-year-old boy was injured in a drive-by shooting in Santa Rosa early Thursday morning and the suspects were still at large. Police said a reward was being offered in the case. Santa Rosa police said the shooting happened at about 12:45 a.m. on the 1000 block of Dutton Ave. The victim contacted police to report he had been shot while parking his car. READ MORE: CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: State Water Officials Warn Californians To Brace For Another Dry WinterThe unidentified teen from Santa Rosa was shot more than once and he was taken to the hospital in serious condition with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. Collected evidence helped investigators determine the suspect vehicle was an older, dark-colored sedan that pulled up next to the victim and his vehicle, and a male gunman in the front passenger seat opened his door and shot several times at the victim, police said. READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Signs Law to Strip Badges From Bad OfficersThe suspects then fled northbound on Dutton Ave. toward Sebastopol Rd. Detectives do...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — A head-on crash killed one driver and severely injured a second driver in Santa Rosa Wednesday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. The collision happened around 10:45 a.m. on State Route 12 east of Irwin Lane just west of Santa Rosa. The CHP said a GMC Sierra was headed eastbound on SR 12 and drifted into the westbound lane, hitting a Chevrolet flatbed truck head-on. READ MORE: YouTube Boots Anti-Vaccine Accounts With Large Followings In Misinformation CrackdownBoth vehicles sustained major damage and the adult male driver of the GMC was killed, the CHP said. The male driver of the Chevrolet suffered major injuries and was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. There were no passengers in either vehicle. READ MORE: Britney Spears' Father Jamie Spears Suspended from ConservatorshipHighway 12 was blocked for several hours following the crash and reopened at 1:42 p.m. MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Eastbound Lanes of Hwy 24 Reopen in Orinda After Police Arrest Carjacking SuspectsThe name of the deceased driver was withheld pending family notification. Anyone with information about the crash was...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — A Santa Rosa man who stalked and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend while on parole for a previous domestic violence assault was sentenced Wednesday to more than 12 years in prison. Jesse Boatman, 42, pleaded no contest in June to felony charges of stalking and making criminal threats, and admitted a prior strike conviction under California’s three-strikes law, according to a press statement from the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office. READ MORE: Oakland Unified Closes 2 Elementary Schools Due to Flea InfestationThe charges resulted from a September 5, 2019 incident where Boatman stalked and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend who had cut off communication with him after their rekindled relationship soured. The night before the incident, Boatman sent her threatening text messages and the next night he banged on her door and sent her a photo of the exterior of her home and a picture of a bloody knife, the DA’s office said. The woman had already fled from her home that night and was not at home when Boatman arrived. READ MORE: Man With...
    SANTA ROSA (BCN) — Police arrested one of two suspects in the fatal shooting Sunday of 27-year-old Santa Rosa resident Kenneth McDaniel. Santa Rosa police detectives and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s SWAT team arrested Fogatia Fuiava, 29, of Santa Rosa, on suspicion of murder, according to a news release from Santa Rosa police. READ MORE: Non-Specific Threat Shuts Down San Francisco State Campus The arrest happened at about 2:45 a.m. Monday, after detectives served search and arrest warrants in the 300 block of Anteeo Way. Detectives said the investigation is ongoing as the search continues for a second suspect in the shooting, which was reported at 9:19 p.m. Sunday in a parking lot in the 1900 block of Sebastopol Road. READ MORE: Deadly Rip Tide Warning Issued For Northern California Beaches The investigation found that two suspects shot McDaniel multiple times before they fled the area. McDaniel was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Anyone with information about the investigation is encouraged to contact police through an online tip line at http://www.srcity.org/CrimeTips. MORE NEWS: Simone Biles Opens Up About Olympic...
    SANTA ROSA (BCN) — Santa Rosa police say no injuries occurred after several shots were fired late Saturday during what they described as a gang fight. Officers responded to a 9:16 p.m. report of a gang fight in the 700 block of West College Avenue. READ MORE: One Dead, Three Wounded In Early Sunday Morning Shooting In Oaklands Uptown Neighborhood Officers found two occupied homes that had been struck by gunfire but no one was injured. Witnesses reported having heard gang slogans shouted prior to the shooting and officers found fresh gang graffiti on a nearby fence. READ MORE: Widespread Bay Area Sunday Morning Power Outages Affecting Thousands Anyone with information is asked to call Santa Rosa Police at 707-528-5222. MORE NEWS: VIDEO: Smash-and-Grab Suspects Arrested In Brazen Serramonte Center Jewelry Store Robbery © Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    Bay City News Service SANTA ROSA — Santa Rosa police say no injuries occurred after several shots were fired late Saturday during what they described as a gang fight. Officers responded to a 9:16 p.m. report of a gang fight in the 700 block of West College Avenue. Officers found two occupied homes that had been struck by gunfire but no one was injured. Witnesses reported having heard gang slogans shouted prior to the shooting and officers found fresh gang graffiti on a nearby fence. Related Articles Man fatally shot by Fremont police pointed gun at officer, police say Man wounded in East Oakland shooting Shooting in Oakland leaves Berkeley man in grave condition Two men dead after weekend shootings in Richmond See it: Video of car believed to be involved in Richmond homicide Anyone with information is asked to call Santa Rosa Police at 707-528-5222.
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Emergency crews responded to an injury crash that blocked lanes in both directions on Highway 12 in Santa Rosa on Sunday afternoon. The crash was reported about 2:30 p.m. on eastbound Highway 12 near Melita Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. Highway 12 injury accident in Santa Rosa A Sig-Alert was issued about 2:45 p.m. At least two cars were involved in a collision. Information about injuries was not immediately available. © Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Bay City News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Mick Brigden, who managed guitarist Joe Satriani and directed tours for The Rolling Stones and several other major artists, died last week after an accident at his Santa Rosa home. He was 73. A protege of Bill Graham, Brigden spent the last three decades managing Satriani. His long career included managing tours for The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, and working with artists like Peter Frampton, Van Morrison, Taj Mahal and Carlos Santana, according to an obituary posted on Brigden’s website, MJJ Management. “He was the ultimate music business mentor,” Satriani said in a statement. “Honest, tough, nurturing, hardworking, respectful, tenacious, insightful, he was all of things and more. I learned so much about how to be a good person from Mick.” Mick Brigden, longtime manager for guitarist Joe Satriani and tour director for The Rolling Stones and many other artists, died Sept. 5 after an accident at his Santa Rosa home. He was 73. (Photo courtesy MJJ Management) Bridgen died Sept. 5 after an accident occurred while he was taking care of something on...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — Students from working class families have been grappling with the question of whether they can still afford to start — or continue with — their higher education during the pandemic. As some students struggle to keep their college dreams alive, there are Bay Area campuses that are campaigning to keep them from dropping out. READ MORE: Crews Clear North San Jose Homeless Encampment on Apple Property Ingri Mendoza of Oakland considered not applying to her dream college after her Dad’s work hours dropped. “If I do get into one, and look at the financial part, it’s like, ‘I can’t attend it,’ and it’s going to be such a disappointment,” Mendoza said. People of color, low income, and first-generation college students are among the hardest-hit in the pandemic. “There was a decline in black and Latino enrollment at the JC as well as community colleges throughout the state,” said Santa Rosa Junior College President Dr. Frank Chong. Enrollment dropped 12 percent in California community colleges over last year. The decline was 15 percent at Santa Rosa JC. Soccer...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – Police in Santa Rosa are offering a reward for information in connection with a sideshow where dozens of vehicles were involved last week. The sideshow took place on August 27 near the intersection of Sebastopol Road and West Avenue in the city’s Roseland neighborhood. Police estimated there were about 70 vehicles and 300 spectators at the event. More than 80 calls were received. Along with sideshow activity, police said a group of spectators attacked officers in a patrol vehicle. Suspects also vandalized another patrol vehicle and illegal fireworks were also shot off at the event. Investigators are seeking photographs and videos from the August 27 event and anticipate making arrests and impounding vehicles involved. Participants face prosecution and their vehicles would be impounded for 30 days. Police said the Roseland neighborhood has has been disproportionately impacted by large sideshows as of late. The events are a challenge for law enforcement throughout the Bay Area. On the same weekend, more than 170 people were cited and several vehicles were seized following a sideshow in San Jose....
    SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- The homeowner is still on edge. This act of vandalism from April made headlines across the country because of its "intended" target, a former Santa Rosa police officer who testified for the defense in the Derek Chauvin murder trial.None of the five defendants or their lawyers would comment on the record after the arraignment in Sonoma County Superior Court.The I-Team's Dan Noyes asked attorney Vincent Barrientos, "So, I'll call your office, okay?"RELATED: Trump supporter shares what he uncovered after infiltrating anti-fascist group in Sonoma Co.He answered, "Okay."But a short time later, three of the defendants posted this picture to Instagram - fists in the air, with a Black Lives Matter poster, at the same location they're accused of vandalizing.In April, just days after use of force expert Barry Brodd testified for the defense in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, his former home in Santa Rosa was splashed with pig blood; a severed pig head, left behind; and the hand statue at a nearby shopping district was doused with blood and a sign placed there, "oink...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Fire crews in the North Bay were at the scene of a brush fire burning Santa Rosa early Tuesday evening, according to authorities. An alert issued by the Santa Rosa Fire Department stated multiple fire agencies had responded to the vegetation fire in the area of Llano Road and Todd Road. READ MORE: Pleasanton Approves $6M Settlement With Family Of Jacob Bauer Over Deadly Confrontation With Police Santa Rosa Fire, the Sonoma County Fire District and other agencies were at the scene of what was being referred to as the Todd Fire, authorities said. Video tweeted by Santa Rosa Fire showed the brush fire burning along the roadside. READ MORE: Authorities Searching For 15-Year-Old Runaway From Hayward Vegetation fire in area of Llano & Todd roads. Smoke visible in SR. Avoid the area. https://t.co/rtQM6mogLQ pic.twitter.com/VBTimw7gPV — Santa Rosa Fire Department (@SantaRosaFire) August 11, 2021 MORE NEWS: Pittsburg Police Search for More Information on Deadly Accident Residents were asked to void the area.
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — A wild police pursuit of two stolen car suspects through the streets of Santa Rosa Saturday afternoon ended with a collision that left three people injured, authorities said. Video of the pursuit was recorded by a Sonoma County Sheriff’s department helicopter and posted to Facebook. READ MORE: COVID: San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants Temporarily Close Due to Breakthrough Cases Among Staff According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the pursuit began in Roseland Saturday afternoon and ended in eastern Santa Rosa. READ MORE: Driver Dies As Vehicle Careens Into Livermores Pet Food Express Investigators said the Honda Civic with the two suspects inside slammed into a silver Toyota sedan crossing the intersection of Hoen and Yulupa Ave. The vehicle came to a stop on the lawn of an apartment building and the suspects were taken into custody. MORE NEWS: Oakland Middle-Schoolers Receive Backpacks, Inspiration From Warriors Star Deputies said a man in the Toyota was hospitalized as were the two suspects. There was no word on their conditions early Sunday morning.
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – An employee of a flooring business in Santa Rosa is accused of stealing thousands of dollars in carpet from her employer, some of which was installed at a North Bay home. Santa Rosa Police launched an investigation Tuesday after receiving a report by an unidentified business. Police said the suspected employee loaded rolls of carpet onto a flatbed trailer after business hours. The value of the flooring was estimated at over $5,000. READ MORE: Dixie Fire Update: Firefighters Battle To Save Chester; Lassen Volcanic National Park Shut Down; Guns Drawn On Firefighters The investigation led detectives to a home several miles away on the 5800 block of Volkerts Road in Sebastopol. Police said there was a large roll of carpet in the driveway which matched one of the rolls taken. Roll of carpet that police said was stolen from a flooring business in Santa Rosa. An employee has been arrested in the case. (Santa Rosa Police Department) On Wednesday afternoon, a search warrant was served at the home. Detectives found the suspect at the home...
    SANTA ROSA (BCN) — The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted this week to move the county headquarters to downtown Santa Rosa by 2027, a move that could cost the county as much as $55 million a year. The decision to move was prompted by rising operation costs and lack of expansion options at the current location in northern Santa Rosa. In a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the board approved moving forward with a new site located on 7.4 acres at the former Sears Auto Center in the Santa Rosa Mall. READ MORE: VIDEO: Cars Impounded for Reckless Driving Following Daytime Oakland Sideshow Two other options had been proposed: staying at the current site or moving to a combined site already owned by the city of Santa Rosa. Prior to the meeting, the county’s General Services Department conducted a site evaluation and cost feasibility study and concluded that rebuilding on the current site — a project estimated to cost between $37 million and $46 million per year for 30 years — was the fastest and cheapest option for the county. The...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Authorities in Santa Rosa on Wednesday morning arrested a suspect in a fatal weekend hit-and-run crash that left a 16-year-old girl dead. Santa Rosa CHP investigators have been working to find the driver of the fatal crash since it happened Saturday morning, authorities said, though they offered no details regarding the fatal collision. READ MORE: UPDATE: Shooting In Fremont Neighborhood Injures 1; Police Seeking 2 Suspects As the investigation unfolded, CHP investigators determined 27-year-old Jovan Velazquez of Santa Rosa was driving at the time of the crash. Velazquez fled the scene after the collision, leaving the victim behind. READ MORE: UPDATE: Wednesday Flex Alert Issued by Cal ISO Goes Into Effect; Energy Conservation Encouraged Jovan Velasquez is arrested by Santa Rosa CHP Wednesday morning, investigators from CHP Santa Rosa, the Santa Rosa Police Department, the Sonoma Sheriff’s Department and several other local law enforcement agencies served a search warrant on a residence in Sonoma. Velasquez was not at the residence in Sonoma, but additional information obtained by officers led the investigation back to Santa Rosa....
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Authorities in Santa Rosa on Wednesday morning arrested a suspect in a fatal weekend hit-and-run crash that left a 16-year-old girl dead. Santa Rosa CHP investigators have been working to find the driver of the fatal crash since it happened Saturday morning, authorities said, though they offered no details regarding the fatal collision. READ MORE: UPDATE: Shooting In Fremont Neighborhood Injures 1; Police Seeking 2 Suspects As the investigation unfolded, CHP investigators determined 27-year-old Jovan Velazquez of Santa Rosa was driving at the time of the crash. Velazquez fled the scene after the collision, leaving the victim behind. READ MORE: UPDATE: Wednesday Flex Alert Issued by Cal ISO Goes Into Effect; Energy Conservation Encouraged Jovan Velasquez is arrested by Santa Rosa CHP Wednesday morning, investigators from CHP Santa Rosa, the Santa Rosa Police Department, the Sonoma Sheriff’s Department and several other local law enforcement agencies served a search warrant on a residence in Sonoma. Velasquez was not at the residence in Sonoma, but additional information obtained by officers led the investigation back to Santa Rosa....
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — A 19-year-old Santa Rosa has been arrested after he allegedly threatened another driver with a gun during a road rage incident Saturday night, authorities said. Santa Rosa police said that about 9:44 p.m. an officer was dispatched to a road rage incident in which the passenger of the suspect’s vehicle pointed a firearm at the occupants of the other vehicle. READ MORE: One Dead, 3 Wounded In Shooting Outside Walnut Creek Nightclub The victim was able to provide dispatch with a description of the suspect vehicle, including unique details about the car’s appearance. With a Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department helicopter overhead, a deputy located a vehicle matching the description provided by the victim. READ MORE: Two Wounded By Stray Bullets From Early Morning Oakland Shooting The deputy initiated a traffic stop in the 1900 block of Sebastopol Road and was quickly assisted by several Santa Rosa police officers. Two men were detained, and a search of the vehicle uncovered a Springfield XD .40 caliber handgun loaded with 10 rounds. MORE NEWS: Tamarack Fire: Firefighters Make...
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Berkeley Police engaged in a standoff Thursday afternoon with an individual who was believed to be armed. Officers warned residents to avoid the 1400 block of Prince Street at 3:05 p.m. Thursday as they handled the incident. READ MORE: Thunderstorms With Dry Lightning May Strike Bay Area Sunday, Weather Service Warns Berkeley Police also noted that officers were “are handling a report of a person passed-out inside a vehicle with firearms inside the vehicle as well.” READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Arrested In Shooting At Santa Rosa Park “We have formed a safety perimeter around the vehicle and are using our negotiators to try and communicate with the person via loudspeaker,” Berkeley Police tweeted. MORE NEWS: COVID: Nearly 60 Infected In Outbreak At Santa Rosa Homeless Shelter This story will be updated.
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – A 16-year-old was arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting that injured a woman in a Santa Rosa park a month ago and additional suspects are still being sought. According to Santa Rosa Police, the 31-year-old victim was shot at the Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens on the afternoon of June 9. The woman was hospitalized in critical condition. As of Thursday, police said she is still recovering and expected to survive her injuries. Following weeks of investigation, officers located the suspect during a traffic stop near Stony Point Road and Ludwig Avenue around noon on Wednesday. The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Sonoma County Juvenile Justice Center on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery. His identity was being withheld due to his age. Police are still looking for other suspects and the Sonoma County Alliance Community Engagement and Safety Rewards Fund is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest. Any potential witnesses or anyone with information about the shooting is asked to submit tips online to www.srcity.org/CrimeTips.
    SANTA ROSA (AP) — At least 59 residents at a homeless shelter in Northern California have tested positive for the coronavirus, half of whom were vaccinated, health officials said. Of those infected at the shelter in Santa Rosa, 28 were fully vaccinated, Dr. Sundari Mase, Sonoma County’s health officer, said Wednesday. Another 26 possible positive cases were being reviewed by officials. READ MORE: Peninsula Wildfire Preps: Residents Urged To Know Your Zone Ahead Of Evacuation Orders Of the 59 people with confirmed infections at Samuel L. Jones Hall, nine were hospitalized, including six who were fully vaccinated and had “multiple, significant” underlying health conditions, including diabetes and pulmonary disease, health officials said. Four have since been discharged and five remain hospitalized. Officials said that fewer than half of the 153 residents had received at least partial vaccination and they do not know whether the outbreak started with a vaccinated or unvaccinated resident. “We know congregate settings are at much higher risk,” Mase said. “We also know there is a very high proportion of unvaccinated individuals that were in this setting.”...
    SANTA ROSA (BCN) – Police arrested two men in separate incidents Sunday on suspicion of carrying concealed ghost guns. These weapons are called ghost guns because they are unregistered and lack serial numbers, making them virtually untraceable by authorities. READ MORE: Bootleg Fire Advances Toward Summer Lake; Disrupts Power Transmissions To California The first arrest followed a 1 a.m. traffic stop near Dutton Avenue and W. Barham Road in the Roseland neighborhood of Santa Rosa. Police said the driver — 19-year-old Alberto Arias of Santa Rosa — ignored instructions and began to reach toward the floorboard of the vehicle. The officer acted quickly to pull the main from the vehicle without incident or injury, police said. The officer found a .45 caliber handgun equipped with a 26-round magazine under the driver’s seat of the vehicle, police said. Arias was arrested on suspicion of three offenses: carrying a concealed gun in a vehicle, carrying a loaded gun in a vehicle, and resisting arrest. READ MORE: Berkeley Man Charged With Murder Connected To I-80 Reno Freeway Shooting Alleged ghost guns seized by...
    SANTA ROSA (KPIX) — The husband of innocent bystander is speaking out about terrifying night his wife was struck by gunfire during a 4th of July block party. Four people were shot and one person is dead, in police believe was a gang-related shooting. The Santa Rosa Police Department is still looking at the possibility that all of the victims in this case were innocent bystanders. Sgt. Christopher Mahurin says gang challenges were yelled out and that’s when the 4th of July block party turned deadly. READ MORE: VIDEO: Oakland Police Released Images Of Suspects Wanted In Attempted Robbery Of News Crew According to police, more than 20 rounds were exchanged just after midnight, on July 5 as a silver Honda Accord drove by on the 1500 block of Beachwood Drive. “After the first volley of shots happened, a second exchange of gunfire occurred. That’s when the 4th victim was shot. The 29-year-old female,” says Sgt. Christopher Mahurin. That 29-year-old victim is Meaghan Jones. A mother of a 4-year-old, she had just returned to a house in the...
    SANTA ROSA (KPIX) — The husband of innocent bystander is speaking out about terrifying night his wife was struck by gunfire during a 4th of July block party. Four people were shot and one person is dead, in police believe was a gang-related shooting. The Santa Rosa Police Department is still looking at the possibility that all of the victims in this case were innocent bystanders. Sgt. Christopher Mahurin says gang challenges were yelled out and that’s when the 4th of July block party turned deadly. READ MORE: Santa Cruz: Police ID Woman Killed By Boyfriend Who Confessed, Led Police To Her Body According to police, more than 20 rounds were exchanged just after midnight, on July 5 as a silver Honda Accord drove by on the 1500 block of Beachwood Drive. “After the first volley of shots happened, a second exchange of gunfire occurred. That’s when the 4th victim was shot. The 29-year-old female,” says Sgt. Christopher Mahurin. That 29-year-old victim is Meaghan Jones. A mother of a 4-year-old, she had just returned to a house in...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – A Santa Rosa man previously convicted for DUI twice has been found guilty of murder in a 2019 crash that killed a mother of two while he was intoxicated. Prosecutors said a jury on Friday convicted 33-year-old Fernando Leon Aguilera on charges of second degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated DUI causing injury in the death of 47-year-old Rosa Lua of Windsor. READ MORE: UPDATE: San Francisco Police Arrest Suspect in June 10th Muni Stabbing “This victim left behind twins who celebrated their sixth birthday the day the verdict was rendered,” Sonoma County Jill Ravitch said in a statement. “The defendant’s conduct, after twice being convicted in the past for driving under the influence, will forever impact their lives as well.” Prosecutors said Aguilera was behind driving on Highway 101 near River Road on March 20, 2019 when she struck Lua’s vehicle. Immediately after, Lua’s vehicle overturned and she suffered fatal injuries. READ MORE: All-Star Home Run Derby Adds Oakland’s Matt Olson Lua was pronounced dead at the scene. Prosecutors said Aguilera was found...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — One person was dead and three others wounded in an early Monday morning gang-related, drive-by shooting in a Santa Rosa neighborhood as a gathering was in the midst of a July 4th celebration, authorities said. Santa Rosa police Sgt. Christopher Mahurin said the shooting was reported shortly after midnight in the 1500 block of Beachwood Drive, where a large group had gathered to set off illegal fireworks, READ MORE: Report: Delays In San Franciscos Van Ness Project Were Forseeable And Avoidable According to investigators, a silver Honda Accord drove by and witnesses told police they heard gang challenges coming from the car, then shots were fired from inside the car. A witness said he was in his front yard when a car drove by, a gunman pointed a weapon out of the window and shot as many as five shots. “Everybody scattered,” he said. “I went straight to the ground.” As the car was driving away, someone in the street fired at the car and then shots came again from the vehicle, hitting a 29-year-old...
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- One person was fatally shot and three others critically wounded early Monday in what police say was a gang-related shooting in southwest Santa Rosa.The shooting was reported shortly after midnight in the 1500 block of Beachwood Drive, where a large group had gathered to set off illegal fireworks, Sgt. Christopher Mahurin said.RELATED: Fourth of July: Illegal fireworks light up Bay Area skies, spark fires across regionA silver Honda Accord drove by and witnesses told police they heard gang challenges coming from the car, then shots were fired from inside the car.A 35-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old boy were hit by gunfire, police said. As the car was driving away, someone in the street fired at the car and then shots came again from the vehicle, hitting a 29-year-old woman.RELATED: Newark police arrest 2 people after officers find van with over 600 pounds of illegal fireworksThe Honda then crashed into a parked car and an unknown number of people got out and ran away, police said.The 35-year-old man, whose name was not released, died...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Four people were wounded in an early Monday morning drive-by shooting in a Santa Rosa neighborhood as a gathering was in the midst of a July 4th celebration. Santa Rosa police told the Press Democrat they received a 911 call reporting gunfire in the area near Beachwood Drive at Myrtlewood Drive at about 12:12 a.m. READ MORE: Oakland Warehouses Destroyed In Overnight Multi-Alarm Fires Video from the scene showed a street littered with debris from used illegal fireworks — a sign of the festivities that were going on in the neighborhood during the evening. A witness said they were in their front yard when a car drove by, a gunman pointed a weapon out of the window and shot as many as five shots. READ MORE: Professional Fireworks Show at Concord Pavilion Sparks 2 Grass Fires “Everybody scattered,” he said. “I went straight to the ground.” Investigators have not released any information on the shooting, but witnesses said they saw several people loaded into ambulances. The Press Democrat reported that police radio traffic and witnesses...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – Police in Santa Rosa arrested two people Wednesday morning in connection with the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man earlier this week. According to investigators, Manuel Valdez was shot at his home on the 700 block of Pine Street sometime on Monday morning. His body was found by authorities that afternoon after an acquaintance noticed smoke coming from the kitchen of Valdez’s home and requested a welfare check. When an officer arrived, Valdez was found shot in one of the bedrooms and a small kitchen fire was found on the stove. Following an investigation, two suspects were identified and warrants were served Wednesday morning. Around 4 a.m., a search warrant was served on the 500 block of Tunny Place in Larkfield but no arrests were made. Shortly after 9 a.m., detectives, a hostage negotiator and SWAT officers from multiple agencies served a search warrant on the 3100 block of Stony Point Road. The suspects, identified as 34-year-old Stephen Archer and 31-year-old Alexie Edge were arrested. According to investigators, Archer is accused of shooting Valdez, while...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – Officials in Santa Rosa may order all residents and businesses to reduce their water usage by 20%, as a worsening drought leads to lower available supplies in Sonoma County. The city council is expected to consider declaring a water shortage and adopting Stage 3 of the city’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan at Tuesday’s meeting. Along with reducing water usage by 20%, the watering of lawns and other landscaping would be limited to the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Shut-off nozzles would be required for all hoses. Using potable water to wash down sidewalks and driveways would be prohibited unless required for public health and safety. Pressure washing with potable water would also be banned, unless a variance is obtained. For restaurants, water can only be served upon request. Meanwhile, hotels and other lodging must tell guests about the drought and only launder linens only upon request. The proposed restrictions come as the State Water Control Board’s decision to allow Sonoma Water to reduce releases from Lake Sonoma into the Russian River and an...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – A Santa Rosa man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder charges following a shooting in 2018. According to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office, a judge sentenced 23-year-old Thomas Alejandro Martinez on Wednesday. Prosecutors said in March of 2018, Martinez and Miguel Sanchez-Aleman attacked the victim, who was parked at an apartment complex on Corby Avenue. Martinez had been searching for the victim to settle a debt. Martinez pistol-whipped the victim and shot at him multiple times while he attempted to drive away, according to the DA’s office. Following the shooting, both Martinez and Sanchez-Aleman fled the scene, while Sanchez-Aleman’s girlfriend jumped out of the getaway car and stashed the gun in a nearby apartment, prosecutors said. The victim, who suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen, called for help at a nearby convenience store and received lifesaving medical treatment at a hospital. Martinez pled no contest earlier this year to charges of attempted murder and admitted sentencing enhancements for using a firearm and inflicting great...
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) -- You may have heard many stories, by now, about unfilled jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, but it took a heat wave to reveal this one.There is a widespread shortage of lifeguards."I was surprised when we could not recruit enough staff," said Don Hicks, who runs aquatics programs for the City of Santa Rosa.RELATED: California's reopening marred by employee shortage"They just were not motivated to come back and do lifeguarding whatsoever," said Ashey Simmons, a lifeguard who did return.The shortage is impacting recreation. On a normal day in a typical heat wave, Santa Rosa's Ridgway and Finley pools might accommodate 1,000 swimmers. "Maybe 400 we can let in," said Hicks with frustration.The problem stems from COVID-19, he said. The pandemic reduced training and, because many of the pool users are unvaccinated children, that has also kept some people away.RELATED: Bay Area heat wave: Here are some of the best ways to save power during a Flex AlertConsequently, the lifeguard shortage has made swimming competitive for people even before they get into the pool. "You have...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Cal Fire units are at the scene of a vegetation fire that started burning in Santa Rosa late Wednesday morning. The Cal Fire Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit tweeted that firefighters were at scene of a 1/4-acre fire near the area of Porter Creek Road and Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa shortly before noon. READ MORE: San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin To Remain In Office During Alcohol Rehabilitation #PorterFire – CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit is at scene of a 1/4 acre vegetation fire near the area of Porter Creek Rd/Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. If traveling in the area use caution. No evacuations issued at this time. Updates to follow. #CALFIRE#CALFIRELNU pic.twitter.com/TwOzXwa1G7 — CAL FIRE LNU (@CALFIRELNU) June 16, 2021 READ MORE: VTA Mass Shooting: San Jose Officials Mandate Videotaping Of All Gun Purchases Residents traveling in the area are advised to use caution. So far, no evacuations have been issued. There were some reports of reduced smoke after Cal Fire air support dropped fire retardant in the area. MORE NEWS: Biden...