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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday December 12th, 2018 :: 03:04 p.m. PST

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Two arrested for hitting a Sonoma teen with baseball bat.

Two Sonoma 19-year-olds were arrested after chasing a Sonoma Valley High School student with a baseball bat. Yesterday at about 1240 the Sheriff’s Office received two reports of the assault. One witness was a school employee who reported seeing a known 15-year-old Sonoma Valley HS student standing with two other unknown boys about 17-19 years old in the area E. MacArthur and Broadway adjacent to the high school.  A moment later he saw the student and two other boys running southbound on Broadway being chased by a man carrying a baseball bat yelling for them to give him his money.
 
Another caller to 911 stated he believed one of the youths got hit by the man with the baseball bat. The suspect then got into the passenger seat of a black Chevrolet pickup and fled SB on Broadway. This witness was in a vehicle and was able to follow the suspects, giving location and the license plate number to dispatch.
 
Deputies were able to catch up to the suspects in the area of Hwy 121 and Hwy 12 where they conducted a traffic stop and took the occupants, Diego Rosas and Damian Calderon, both 19 of Sonoma, into custody without incident. It was determined Diego Rosas was the man chasing the 15-year-old with the baseball bat and Calderon was the getaway driver. Both were ultimately booked into the Sonoma County Jail. Rosas was charged with child abuse and violation of probation. He is on probation for a felony theft case and he’s being held without bail. Calderon was charged with being an accessory to the crime and is being held on $50,000 bail.
 
At this time it is unclear if the teen was actually struck by the baseball bat. The School Resource Officer for Sonoma Valley High School is still investigating this case. If anyone witnessed the incident or knows anything about it, they are encouraged to call Deputy Smith at 707-996-3602.
 

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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
2796 Ventura Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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Sgt. Spencer Crum
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sheriff-pio@sonoma-county.org
707-565-3941

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