Santa Rosa Police Arrest Man for Allegedly Punching, Kidnapping Woman

Santa Rosa police arrested a man on suspicion of kidnapping and punching a woman at her home in northwest Santa Rosa early Thursday morning.

Police responded to a domestic disturbance around 4:45 a.m. at a home near Lamberson Court and Cynthia Lane, Sgt. Jeneane Kucker said.

The victim's family members said Roberto Perez-Hildebrand, 21, allegedly refused to leave the residence and punched the victim in the face. Before officers arrived, Perez-Hildebrand allegedly picked up the victim, who was kicking and screaming to escape, and carried her away from the house, family members told police.

The victim was able to break free and ran back to family members who were chasing Perez-Hildebrand.

Perez-Hildebrand allegedly fled as officers arrived and surrounded the area. After an extensive search with a K-9 team, the use of a Police Department drone and announcements for Perez-Hildebrand to surrender, he was found hiding 20 feet up in a tree on Cynthia Lane and surrendered, Kucker said.

Perez-Hildebrand was arrested and booked in the Sonoma County jail on suspicion of domestic violence with injury, kidnapping, false imprisonment, resisting or delaying arrest and violating probation. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon in Sonoma County Superior Court.

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