PETALUMA – In a recent press release issued by the Petaluma Police Department it was reported that a multi-agency operation targeting high-risk felony offenders on probation was conducted on November 13th.
The operation included officers from various jurisdictions across Sonoma County including; Santa Rosa PD, Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, Sebastopol PD, Petaluma PD, Windsor PD, Sonoma PD, the Sonoma County Probation Department and the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.
Compliance checks were conducted on 38 of 65 subjects, which had been identified within the County under Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). A total of 16 arrests were made at various locations around the county within a ten-hour period as a result of the public safety enforcement.
The operation was funded by the State through the Board of State of Community Corrections (BSCC) to address crimes impacting local communities. The BSCC funding is a result of the Realignment Act of 2011 via Assembly Bill 109, which was designed to assist front line community law enforcement in providing public safety.
The operation addresses gaps in the Criminal Justice System and focuses on; 1) persons on felony probation determined to be at high risk to re-offend, 2) habitual felony offenders at high risk to offend with outstanding warrants, 3) persons on PRCS with outstanding warrants, and 4) persons identified as high risk after they have been directly released from custody to the community.
Some of those arrested on November 13 were:
- Jacob Blaine Berry-Davis, 26 of Guerneville, charged with unauthorized use of personal identification, and violating his probation for vandalism.
- Heather Rae Borges, 26, who reports her occupation as “drug dealer” was arrested at Motel 6 in North Santa Rosa for probation violation on possession of a controlled substance and possession for sale.
- Aaron Matthew Comer, 34 of Guerneville was arrested for violation of probation for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession.
- Brian Nicholas Giuliani, 22 of Rohnert Park was arrested for violation of probation in possession of a controlled substance, along with vandalism and carrying a concealed dirk or dagger.
- Lydia Imelia Jones, 29 of Rohnert Park was charged with violating probation in possession of drug paraphernalia, along with possession of drugs without a prescription and keeping a place to store or use drugs.
- Erin Michelle McCoy, 38 of Novato, was charged with possession of a controlled substance in violation of probation.
- Brenda Jean Rossi, 55 of Rohnert Park was charged with probation violation for DUI, evading a peace officer, and refusing to take a chemical test.
The Sonoma County Probation Department will continue to conduct risk assessments to identify individuals subject to operations involving the use of these funds provided to Sonoma County.
The California Police Chiefs’ Association had proposed that these funds be used regionally in collaboration between police departments to address the impact of crime in their communities. Departments also partner with county probation departments while employing best practices in focusing on serious, violent and habitual felony offenders.