DUI/license checkpoint Friday night in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa police plan a DUI/license checkpoint Friday night. The location isn't being disclosed by police, but it will be 6 p.m. to midnight, weather permitting. Police Sgt. Lance Badger said in a statement that checkpoints are a proven tool in reducing the number of people killed and injured in [...]

By | January 19th, 2012|0 Comments

SRPD watching for motorcycle violations

Santa Rosa police on Tuesday will pay extra attention to traffic violations by motorcyclists. Sgt. Lance Badger said extra officers will patrol the city's main streets in an effort to catch violators -- both motorcyclists and drivers of cars and trucks -- with the intent of reducing the number of [...]

By | November 28th, 2011|9 Comments

SRPD watching Black Friday traffic

It's Black Friday, and shoppers need all the help they can get. SRPD is trying to do its part. Sgt. Lance Badger said he's assigned his motorcycle officers to pay extra attention to traffic problems around Coddingtown Shopping Center and the Santa Rosa Marketplace on Santa Rosa Avenue. Both are [...]

By | November 25th, 2011|7 Comments

SRPD gets extra money for traffic enforcement

With a $235,370 state grant in hand, Santa Rosa police are launching a year-long program of special traffic enforcement. Since the grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety was issued last month, officers participating in the program already have had three operations targeting speeders; intersection violations, such as right-of-way [...]

By | November 18th, 2011|16 Comments

SRPD crackdown on bicyclists

In one of several crackdowns on bicyclists who ride unsafe, Santa Rosa police ticketed 14 riders in the downtown area. Police Sgt. Lance Badger said five uniformed officers roamed the Courthouse and Railroad square areas early Monday evening and cited the bicyclists mostly for riding on the wrong side of [...]

By | June 23rd, 2011|66 Comments

Santa Rosa’s most dangerous intersection

For the second year in a row, Sebastopol Road at Stony Point Road is Santa Rosa's most dangerous intersection with 20 collisions there in 2010. That's one crash more than in 2009, according to Santa Rosa police statistics, which include only collisions where officers took reports. They don't [...]

By | February 7th, 2011|19 Comments

UPDATE: Chanate Road closed in Santa Rosa

Part of Chanate Road in Santa Rosa is expected to remain closed until late tonight because of a power pole knocked over in a car crash. Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Lance Badger said Chanate is closed from Jeremy Court, which is several blocks east of Parker Hill Road, to Montecito [...]

By | July 30th, 2010|0 Comments