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Petaluma Police Department
Monday February 21st, 2022 :: 05:17 p.m. PST


 Elder Abuse, Resisting Arrest, & Battery on Protected Persons

For Immediate Release 
Monday, February 21, 2022

Issued by: Lieutenant Nick McGowan
[email protected]

Incident:                     Elder Abuse, Resisting Arrest, & Battery on Protected Persons
Report Number:          22-0715
Occurred Date:           Sunday, February 20, 2022
Occurred Time:           10:05 a.m.
Location:                     Parkview Court, Petaluma, CA
Suspect:                      David Standring, 40 year old Petaluma Resident  
Charges:                     368 PC, 243(b) PC x 2, 148(a)(1) PC, & 1203.2 PC

Incident Summary-

On 2/20/2022, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Petaluma Police Department received a call regarding elder abuse.  Officers arrived on scene and determined Standring assaulted an individual over 70-years-old over a disagreement about a residential gate. 

As officers attempted to secure Standring’s hands in handcuffs, he became uncooperative and resisted officers.  Officers were able to gain control of Standring and requested Petaluma Fire Department Paramedics respond to evaluate Standring.   During the medical assessment, Standring became combative and kicked a Petaluma Fire Department Paramedic in the chest. 

Standring was transported to the Sonoma County Jail for booking.  During the booking process, Standring became combative a third time and struck a Correctional Deputy in the face with his head causing injury. 
Standring was booked for elder abuse, resisting arrest, battery on protected persons, and violation of probation.  Due to Standring’s volatile behavior, a Sonoma County Judge enhanced his bail to $50,000.00.

Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

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Non-emergencies: 707-778-4372

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