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Petaluma Police Department
Friday August 12th, 2022 :: 07:13 p.m. PDT


Residential Burglary and Sexual Battery

On August 12, at approximately 3:32 AM, Petaluma Police received a 911 call from a female victim stating that an unknown male suspect was inside her house in the 700 block of B Street.  Officers arrived within 3 minutes and contacted two female occupants of the house.  One of the victim’s said she was sleeping in a bedroom and awoke to an unknown male suspect lifting the bed covers off the bed and then touch her leg.  The victim then screamed, and the suspect fled from the house.  The other female woke to the screaming but did not see the suspect.  No items of value were taken from the house.  It is unknown how the suspect entered the house.  No vehicle was seen or heard after the suspect fled.  The suspect was described as an unknown race male, with broad shoulders, wearing a black baseball cap, black shirt, and black pants.  Officers searched the immediate area for any evidence and conducted a neighborhood check.  Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators were called out to try and gather any forensic evidence the suspect may have left.  Detectives are actively investigating this incident and attempting to locate any witnesses that may have seen anything suspicious in the area.  Detectives are asking anyone in the area that has video surveillance systems to review their footage to see if anyone suspicious was captured on camera in the area. There has been no other similar type of burglaries in the area recently.   Residents are encouraged to make sure that all windows and doors are properly secured at night to prevent anyone from making entry.  Residential alarms and motion sensor lighting are also great deterrents to prevent any criminal activity.  Patrol officers will also be conducting extra patrols in the area.  
The Petaluma Police Department is asking anyone who may have information or witnessed the incident to contact Detective Jake Gutierrez at 707-778-4532 or [email protected].   
Media inquiries may be directed to Lieutenant Tim Lyons at [email protected] or phone 707-778-4372. PPD Case 22-3384. 

Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-778-4372

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