Santa Rosa Man Sentenced For Vicious Inmate Assault and Torching County JailA Santa Rosa man has been sentenced to more than 35 years in prison for a Sonoma County jailhouse crime spree that included the attempted murder of a fellow inmate and setting an arson fire that heavily damaged the facility's common area and sent several inmates to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
Petaluma Police Arrest Suspected Stalker Who Tracked Girlfriend Via GPS on Her CarA man suspected of stalking his former girlfriend by attaching a GPS tracker to her car and violating a restraining order was arrested Saturday morning in Petaluma, police said.
Sonoma County Jail Fire Hospitalizes 21 People For Smoke Inhalation TreatmentFive inmates and 16 Sonoma County Jail staff members were treated at hospitals for smoke inhalation after an inmate started a fire in the jail Monday morning, county sheriff's officials said.
Asleep at the Wheel, Suspected Drunk Driver Arrested in PetalumaA suspected drunk driver was arrested early Saturday after police found him sleeping in a car stopped at a Petaluma intersection.
Petaluma DUI Suspects Allegedly Took Turns Behind Wheel In Hit-And-RunPetaluma police arrested two people Saturday who allegedly took turns driving a vehicle while intoxicated, a police sergeant said.
Sonoma County Woman Arrested for Stalking; Held with $2 Million BailA woman was arrested in Sebastopol Saturday and booked into jail with a $2 million bail on suspicion of stalking, police said.
Sonoma Co. Official Denies Claims Deputies 'Sadistically' Attacked, Beat InmatesA sergeant with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office has enthusiastically denied the claims contained in a federal lawsuit alleging that correctional deputies beat more than 20 Sonoma County Jail inmates during an incident in May.
Lawsuit: Sonoma Co. Jail Staff ‘Sadistically Attacked’ Inmates, Videotaped BeatingsThe 14-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court alleges, "For five-and-a-half-hours, the jail was filled with screams, cries of pain, and the sound of inmates begging the deputies to stop."
Corte Madera Man Allegedly Tailed Driver Who Cut Him Off, Assaulted Him With HammerSean Exter allegedly got angry when a box truck cut in front of him on Bodega Highway and hit the driver on the back of the head with a carpenter's framing hammer.
Series Of Inmate Deaths At Sonoma County Jail Prompts Review Of ProceduresA series of inmate deaths at the Sonoma County Jail in Santa Rosa has prompted the sheriff's office to hire an outside panel to review policies and medical practices at the jail.
Taxi Driver Takes Unruly Passengers Straight To Sonoma County Jail During AssaultA Santa Rosa taxi driver drove to the Sonoma County jail for help while he was allegedly being attacked by an unruly passenger, police said Sunday.