An alert off-duty Sonoma County sheriff's deputy helped lead
authorities to a wanted felon in Windsor on Wednesday afternoon, a Windsor
police sergeant said.
The felon, identified as 41-year-old George Minaidis of Santa
Rosa, was wanted for multiple felony crimes by the Rohnert Park Department of
Public Safety, Sgt. Shawn Murphy said.
A sheriff's deputy off-duty was shopping at a Home Depot store at
6280 Hembree Lane where he saw Minaidis, according to Murphy.
The deputy contacted Windsor police who responded to the scene and
observed Minaidis as he exited the store and reentered the business to return
items before going back in his car, Murphy said.
Minaidis met up with another vehicle filled with other people, he
As deputies with Windsor police approached both cars, Minaidis
fled from the parking lot onto Hembree Lane at high speeds, according to
Deputies chased him more than a mile to Cornell Street where
Minaidis stopped his car and surrendered, he said.
Minaidis was arrested and released to the Rohnert Park Department
of Public Safety on suspicion of burglary, possession and usage of stolen
credit cards, possession of stolen property and committing a felony while out