County Crime: Bullets Hit Roseland House; $70K Fire, Explosion in Rohnert Park


A fire at a home in Rohnert Park on Thursday afternoon caused an estimated $70,000 in damage, according to the city's Department of Public Safety.

A garage fire and explosion at a home was reported in the 7900 block of Santa Barbara Drive, public safety officials said.

Fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the garage and attic then initiated an interior fire attack, according to officials. The blaze spread to the kitchen and crews were able to contain the fire to half the home, officials said.

The fire was under control about 30 minutes later and no injuries were reported, according to officials.

The female resident who called 911 to report the fire safely evacuated herself and her family, officials said.

Crews from the Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District, Rincon Valley Fire District, Santa Rosa Fire Department and Cal Fire assisted in battling the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


 A resident on Eddie Drive in the Roseland area of Sonoma County reported bullets struck their home early this morning, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said.

An anonymous person called 911 around 2:20 a.m. to report gunfire near Moorland Avenue and Barbara Drive in Roseland, sheriff's Sgt. Cecile Focha said.

Deputies responded and patrolled the area but found nothing illegal or unusual, but they returned to Roseland a half-hour later when the Eddie Drive resident called, Focha said.

Two rounds entered the home from outside but no one was injured and the residents said they did not call earlier because they were afraid, Focha said. The residents said they didn't see who fired the shots and did not know why they were targeted, Focha said.

A deputy recovered a bullet that entered the front door at waist height, went through a wall shelf unit, through an interior wall behind the shelf unit, through a mirror and a jewelry box top on a dresser in the next room, Focha said.

The second bullet entered the home at about six feet high through a front window next to the front door. The bullet passed through an interior wall and through a picture in a glass frame on the opposite wall that is shared by an adjoining residence.

The bullet did not enter the adjoining home and was found stuck in the wall, Focha said.

The surrounding residences were dark and there were no other witnesses or other incidents, Focha said.


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