War of the Hedges
January 21, 2009
By KAREN VELIE
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies responded Monday to a domestic disturbance call at the North County home of Sheriff Pat Hedges and his wife, Sandy Oneal-Hedges, according to the sheriff’s log.
Sandy Oneal-Hedges called 911 at 5:36 p.m. to report her husband was screaming at her and asked for assistance, said Undersheriff Steve Bolts.
“A sergeant and a beat car went out to the house and cleared it without a report,” Bolts added. “Deputies determine if there is a violation of the law.”
Oneal-Hedges is president of the D.R.E.A.M. for Kids Foundation, an organization that “strives to provide a safe and loving environment for foster children and their families,” according to its Web site.
Oneal-Hedges said the incident “wasn’t anything. It was handled perfectly and resolved. I didn’t want it to escalate. We needed to stop. It did not get physical.”