A 38-year-old Sonoma Valley man was arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing 18 computers from the Sonoma Valley High School computer lab.
School officials told the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office Friday that the lab had been burglarized the previous night. The suspect had forced entry into the locked computer lab and "neatly removed 18 Apple iMac desktop computers," according to a Sheriff's Office statement.
Later that day, sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle and arrested Christopher Graves of Glen Ellen on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Leads developed in that arrest took deputies to a home in the 800 block of First Street West in Sonoma, where all 18 computers were found. One computer was damaged and the rest were returned to the school.
Graves was later booked into Sonoma County Jail for suspicion of burglary, DUI and an unrelated no-bail warrant for violating a restraining order.
— Martin Espinoza