Antonio Reinstadler was arrested Saturday on a probation violation (Image – Facebook)
PETALUMA – According to a Petaluma Police Department Community Message, Sonoma County law enforcement officers conducted compliance checks on high-risk felony probation and Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) subjects on Saturday, November 21st. The focus of the 26 checks conducted was on individuals residing in Petaluma, Rohnert Park and Cotati.
Officers from PPD, Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, Santa Rosa Police Department, and the Sonoma County Probation Department all participated in the operation. The team contacted 15 individuals as part of the process. Two were arrested and two additional complaint reviews were sent to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.
Funds for such operations are provided by the Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011 (AB109). Counties are provided these funds by the Board of State and Community Corrections to address crime impacts in their communities and assist front line law enforcement in providing public safety.
The Sonoma County Probation Department conducts risk assessments to establish the list of individuals subject to operations involving the use of these funds, and the Santa Rosa Police Department is the fiscal agent of these funds for Sonoma County.
Individuals identified for the focus of such operations fall into one of the following categories:
1. Persons on Felony Probation determined to be a high risk to re-offend.
2. Habitual felony offenders determined to be a high risk to re-offend with outstanding warrants.
3. Persons on PRCS with outstanding warrants.
4. Persons identified as high risk after they have been directly released from custody to the community or high risk persons following their completion of Mandatory Supervision.
Petaluma Police reported the arrest of Antonio R Reinstadler at 4:42 in the afternoon on a felony probation violation. His probation status stems from Wednesday, April 29, when 18-year-old Reinstadler and a juvenile entered the CVS Pharmacy on North McDowell in Petaluma, and while wearing a mask and holding a gun, jumped over the counter and took several bottles of prescription codeine. He then pulled the gun on a CVS employee who had followed the pair outside.
Police found the two in their vehicle, and they were arrested for robbery. Reinstadler was also charged with resisting arrest after police used a Taser to subdue him when captured. He had also been arrested the year before, in June 2014 when he had just turned 18, and was charged with disorderly conduct – prowling on private property and peeking into window or door, possession of a switch-blade knife, and resisting arrest.
Later that night during the probation sweep operation, at 11:16 pm, Michael J. Gebhardt was arrested for felony violation of his PRCS terms, and misdemeanor possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Gebhardt has been arrested several times in the past four years, on charges of possessing a controlled substance for sale, drug paraphernalia, dangerous weapons, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and probation violations. He was arrested in a northeast Petaluma neighborhood near Casa Grande High School and La Tercera Elementary.
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