Santa Rosa man arrested for stealing pot

November 20, 2009 1:04:39 PM PST
A Santa Rosa man suspected of robbing marijuana from a Healdsburg resident will be arraigned this afternoon in Sonoma County Superior Court.

James Cody Solheim, 24, was arrested after a traffic stop in Santa Rosa Wednesday. He is one of three suspects believed to have robbed three large plastic bags of marijuana from a resident at 719 Johnson St. in Healdsburg on Oct. 30.

Healdsburg police arrested a second suspect, Melissa Ann Hirshfield, 25, of Santa Rosa on Nov. 3 for robbery, burglary and possession of drugs.

Rick Jones, 56, let Hirshfield, Solheim and another suspect into his home around 9:20 a.m. on Oct. 30 because he knew Hirshfield, Healdsburg police Sgt. Rick Urteago said.

One of the suspects ordered Jones down on the bed at gunpoint and the suspects left with the marijuana, according to police.

Solheim was arrested for robbery, burglary, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and on an outstanding felony warrant, Healdsburg police said.

He is being held without bail in the Sonoma County Jail.