Teens Go on a Crime Spree, Home Invasion and Fraud Among This Week's Calls for Service

Concerned about crime in your neighborhood? Drop Local Editor Karina Ioffee a line at karina@patch.com


Three teenage boys spent their day off school breaking into cars on Parkway Drive, burglarizing a total of seven vehicles before finally being apprehended by police. The break-ins began around 6am and continued until around 6pm. The teens were charged with burglary, felony vandalism, receiving stolen property and resisting an officer.

Rose Medina, a 49-year-old Rohnert Park resident, was arrested Saturday, February 16 after being caught shoplifting on Commerce Boulevard. Medina was on probation and was also charged with violating the terms of her probation.

Jason Bartlett, 40, of Rohnert Park, was arrested Friday, February 15 after swinging a knife during an altercation with two men on Laguna Drive. No injuries were reported.

A resident of Lancaster Drive reported that someone expressing an interest in what he was selling on Craigslist said he'd send a money order for more than the value of the item in exchange for cash back. The seller grew suspicious when the buyer gave an address in Africa and notified the police.

A stolen vehicle was reported in the 1300 block of Southwest Boulevard on Friday, February 15.

A home invasion was reported in the 100 block of Arlen Drive on Thursday, February 14. During the incident, a man knocked on the door of a residence, then brandished a knife at a woman and asked for money. When the victim said she had no money in the house, he took a bottle of wine and left.

Jesse Wilmes, 36, of Rohnert Park, was arrested Tuesday, February 12 on charges of shoplifting from the Redwood Center.

An 86-year-old victim lost $25,000 in scam in which she was told she had won the lottery in South America. But in order to claim the prize, she was told she needed to send in money via Western Union. The victim did as she was told.

All individuals mentioned in this police log are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Want to know more about crime trends in your community? Drop Local Editor Karina Ioffee a line at karina@patch.com

Judy Brown February 20, 2013 at 04:15 PM
Home invasions are increasing rapidly. These thugs know that there is less of a chance getting caught burglarizing a home then robbing businesses. So stay safe, be vigilant, install deadbolts and keep alarm activated. If you don't have an alarm system try the United States Security Company Directory USSCD for great affordable home security options.


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