Motel search warrant snowballs into 5 arrests
SANTA ROSA – Yesterday afternoon at 2:20, Santa Rosa Police Officers and Narcotics Investigation Detectives served a search warrant at a Santa Rosa Avenue motel related to an ongoing investigation. According to a department press release, the team entered the room and found two people, 44-year-old William Oliver Anderson and 39-year-old Sunshine Rayna Anderson of Santa Rosa. They had plenty of evidence for the ongoing case against them – officers collected 75 grams of heroin, 12.7 grams of methamphetamine, Xanax pills, Oxycodone pills, packaging materials and $550.00 in cash.
No doubt satisfied with the results of the search and arrest of the couple, the investigation team got an unexpected bonus when they got a visitor knocking on the motel room door. Anthony Joseph Robledo 34 of nearby Rohnert Park, was invited in and interviewed. He turned out to have two outstanding felony warrants out on him, and he had just inadvertently turned himself in. Patiently waiting for his friend, 58-year-old Robert George Erickson remained in the car in the motel parking lot. He was soon contacted and found to have some heroin and meth of his own. It is not clear if the two had come to the Anderson’s motel to buy drugs, sell theirs, or just enjoy it together.
With the arrest of those four, and with the help of the SWAT team detectives moved on to serve a warrant at a home on Petaluma Hill Road, a rural road between Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park. As they arrived at the location, they detained a man as he left the property. A search of the house found 12 grams of heroin and Oxycodone pills, along with quite an armory – three shotguns, another sawed off shotgun, three assault rifles, another rifle, a 9mm automatic handgun and a .38 revolver. The man who was about to leave – 31-year-old Matthew Dean Domingos – was arrested for possession of narcotics for sale, conspiracy, manufacture, import, sale or possession of a short barreled rifle or shotgun. He was also charged with child endangerment.
William and Sunshine Anderson were charged with possession of narcotics for sale, possession of restricted dangerous drugs, conspiracy, and outstanding warrants. Robledo was arrested for his outstanding warrants, and Erickson for drug possession.
Note – the photo of Matthew Dean Domingos includes a picture of an unidentified female from his Facebook profile. Her image has been obscured to protect her identity as there is no indication she was in any way connected to the incident he was arrested for. It was originally published without the blurring. Our apologies for any confusion – ed.