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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Friday August 2nd, 2019 :: 12:47 p.m. PDT

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Deputies arrest man after standoff in Agua Caliente

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Santa Rosa man after he was found burglarizing a relative’s home this morning. The call came into the Sheriff’s dispatch center shortly before 7:00 AM. A caller said his neighbor reported to him that a white Saturn minivan was in his driveway with a tarp over it and a man entered his home whom he’d never seen before.
 
The neighbor confronted the man and asked him what he was doing there and the man made nonsensical statements asking about the occupants of the home and appeared to be under the influence of drugs. The caller told dispatchers that nobody fitting that description should be inside his home and had no idea who it could be.
 
Deputies responded to the home in the 16700 block of Hwy 12 in Agua Caliente and tried to make contact with the man. They observed him moving around in the home but the man refused to come to the door and would peek out at the deputies through curtains at times.
 
Sheriff’s deputies surrounded the home and tried to call him out through the use of loudspeakers. During this time the resident observed the man on a camera system in his home and recognized him as his estranged cousin, Kurt Rodda, 30 of Santa Rosa. According to the resident Rodda had a drug problem and had no business being inside his home.
 
At about 8:45 AM Rodda responded to Sheriff’s negotiators, exited the home and was taken into custody without incident. The van that was covered by a tarp that Rodda arrived in was determined to be stolen out of Santa Rosa. The Sheriff’s SWAT team was activated but the incident was resolved before their arrival.
 
Ultimately Rodda was booked on vehicle theft, burglary and resisting arrest charges. He was booked into the Sonoma County Jail and is being held on $50,000 bail.
 
 CR: 190802-009
 

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