San Pablo police commander arrested for domestic violence

Sidney DeJesus is seen in this undated image. (ROSEVILLE POLICE)

A former Vallejo police lieutenant and San Pablo police commander was arrested in Roseville Sunday morning on suspicion of domestic violence, according to Roseville police.

Sidney DeJesus, 56, was arrested at 12:10 a.m. Sunday and was released from Placer County Jail after posting $50,000 bond, Roseville police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther said.

Roseville police went to a residence in west Roseville at 11:42 p.m. Saturday in response to a domestic violence report, Gunther said.

Officers contacted a woman with visible facial injuries from an assault and learned the suspect was a man she was dating. The woman declined medical assistance, Gunther said.

Police stopped DeJesus's vehicle on westbound Baseline Road near Fiddyment Road and arrested him without incident, Gunther said.

DeJesus was with the Vallejo Police Department for 22 years before joining the San Pablo Police Department last year. He served as a spokesman for both departments.

DeJesus is no longer a San Pablo Police Department employee, Cmdr. Gene Alameda said.

DeJesus is scheduled to appear in Placer County Superior Court in Roseville on Feb. 27.
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