Rarely did the Santa Rosa papers print police logs, but here’s a summary of Dec. 1905 arrest statistics; interesting that three of 38 arrests were for verbal offenses. Presumably “driving on walk” meant a buggy with a horse — automobile operators were still called “chauffeurs.”

At the Marshal’s Office

During the month of December many matters passed through the office of City Marshall Severson. There were 38 arrests made, for charges as follows: Drunk, 25; riding bicycle on sidewalk, 1; peddling without license, 1; using language to provoke quarrel, 2; profane language, 1; driving on walk, 1; misdemeanors, 7. The offenders were taken before City Recorder Bagley who administered justice in the following doses. Fines, 20; jailed, 11; dismissed, 5; two yet to be disposed of. Receipts from selling licenses and use of city ambulance, $18.50; taxes collected, $1792.95.

– Santa Rosa Republican, January 5, 1906

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