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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday January 21st, 2020 :: 12:24 p.m. PST


Santa Rosa man beaten, suspect arrested.

A Petaluma teenager was arrested early this morning after allegedly beating a Santa Rosa man late last night.
At approximately 11:30 pm last night, dispatch received calls from two different people about a man who was bleeding and looked like he had been beaten up. Deputies responded to the 400 block of Hunter Lane, Santa Rosa, and spoke with the victim. The victim had agreed to meet the suspect on Hunter Lane. He walked towards the location they agreed upon and saw the suspect’s car. As he got into the car, people pulled him out and began beating him by punching, kicking, and possibly using a bat or similar weapon. He was able to get away and ran for help. The car was seen speeding away southbound on Hunter Lane towards Mountain View Avenue. The victim was bleeding from his head and face. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. Violent Crimes detectives were called out to investigate.
Meanwhile, Petaluma Police Department heard this call over the radio and found the suspect in Petaluma.  They detained him until deputies arrived; deputies confirmed he was the suspect.  Petaluma Police officers knew about the suspect because they helped us with a fight he had been involved in on January 13, which also took place on Hunter Lane. 
In addition to finding the suspect, Petaluma Police found the car involved in the January 13 fight. In that incident, the same victim was beaten up and another person was stabbed in the back. Five people were involved in that fight and most have gang affiliations. One person had a gun, although it wasn’t used that night. Everyone except the victim is under 18, so their names and information will not be released. Two people were arrested on warrants. Ultimately, one of them was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon for the stabbing.
The suspect was booked into juvenile hall for assault with a deadly weapon, felony conspiracy, and petty theft. The suspect’s name and other information will not be released because he is under 18 years old. Violent Crimes detectives are actively investigating both cases.
Prepared by: Sergeant Juan Valencia, Public Information Officer
Case no: 200121-001 and 200113-020
Media inquiries: 707-565-3941

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
2796 Ventura Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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