Sonoma Man Arrested For Suspected Looting In Wildfire Zone

SONOMA (CBS SF) – The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Sonoma man Thursday afternoon on suspicion of stealing prescription medications and an emergency fire shelter kit from a fire agency, a sheriff’s sergeant said.

The sheriff’s office received a call around 3:10 p.m. about a physical fight in Maxwell Farms Regional Park at 100 Verano Ave. in Sonoma, Sgt. Spencer Crum said.

Morgan Plumere, 30, of Sonoma allegedly rode away from the fight on a bicycle. The reporting party heard Plumere tell a neighbor, “All I did was steal these glasses,” Crum said.

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Plumere was contacted by sheriff’s deputies and found to be in possession of a bottle of insulin and prescription pills belonging to a female, sunglasses, an emergency fire shelter kit with “SMFD” written on it, a portable radio that was stolen Oct. 5 from La Prenda Vineyards in Sonoma, a baggie containing white residue and unused syringes, Crum said.

Morgan Plumere (left), along with the items he allegedly stole. Plumere was arrested in Sonoma on October 13, 2017. (Sonoma Sheriff Facebook)

Morgan Plumere (left), along with the items he allegedly stole. Plumere was arrested in Sonoma on October 13, 2017. (Sonoma Sheriff Facebook)

Plumere was on probation for previous charges of possession of a controlled substance and receiving stolen property, according to the Sonoma County Jail log.

He was booked under $25,000 bail for felony receiving stolen property, misdemeanor petty theft during a local state of emergency, misdemeanor petty theft, and possession of an opium pipe.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in Sonoma County Superior Court Monday afternoon.

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