On Wednesday, July 7, a resident of the 600 block of Oak Lane told Sonoma police that she received a fraudulent email reportedly from the Geek Squad, telling her that they had renewed her account for $40. Since the woman didn’t have any such account, she called the phone number on the email to cancel. She talked with a man about canceling, but he then told her that he accidentally put $40,000 into her account, and that she would have to return $39,000 of it. And, if she didn’t return the $39,000, the FBI would be notified.

The woman then arranged for her bank to transfer the funds to an overseas Chinese bank account.

Police have no suspect information.

In other incidents reported recently to Valley law enforcement:

Saturday, June 26:

2:20 p.m. – Hardly a week doesn’t go by without at least one catalytic converter theft. The owner of a 2004 Prius, whose car was parked in the 700 block of Oak Lane, reported that his catalytic converter was taken sometime between Thursday, June 24, and this date.

Sunday, June 27:

3:31 p.m. – Deputies responded to a battery in the 400 block of Bernice Lane. A 14-year-old girl reportedly punched and kicked her mother after an argument over cleaning the girl’s room. The teen was cited to Sonoma’s Youth and Family Services.

5:31 p.m. – Deputies responded to a residence in the 2200 of Trinity Road for a burglary call. Deputies discovered two suspicious persons in the garage looking for tools and both were arrested. A…

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