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Petaluma Police Department
Friday June 9th, 2023 :: 12:57 p.m. PDT


Two Subjects Arrested after Officers Locate a Concealed Loaded Firearm and a Myriad of Controlled Substances

For Immediate Release                                                                        Friday, June 9, 2023
Issued By:
Sergeant Zilverio Rivera, Petaluma PD, 707.778.4372

Incident:                 Two Subjects Arrested after Officers Locate a                                   Concealed Loaded Firearm and a Myriad of                                       Controlled Substances
Report Number:     23-2548
Occurred Date :     June 9, 2023
Occurred Time:      1:30  a.m.
Location:                Payran Street and East Madison Street,                                               Petaluma   
Suspects:               Victor Nieto-Mendoza (22, Novato) and Haylee                                   Dolan (24, Fairfax)
Charges:                Multiple Firearms Violations including                                                Possession of a Loaded Firearm and                                                  Possession of Controlled Substances for Sale
Incident Summary
On Friday, June 9, 2023, at approximately 1:30 am, an officer with the Petaluma Police Department observed a vehicle committing multiple vehicle code violations. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and it yielded in the area of Payran Street and East Madison Street. Officers contacted vehicle occupants and identified them respectively, as driver Haylee Dolan and passenger Victor Nieto-Mendoza. Records check revealed Dolan was on active Marin County Probation with a Fourth Amendment waiver.
Based on Dolan’s probation status and other information learned at the scene, officers conducted a search of the vehicle and persons in the vehicle. During the search, Dolan was found to be in possession of controlled substances on her person. Nieto-Mendoza was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun on his person. A search of the vehicle yielded additional controlled substances and ammunition for the firearm.
Dolan and Nieto-Mendoza were both arrested on suspicion of multiple violations. Nieto-Mendoza’s charges included felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded concealed firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm. Dolan’s charges included felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a controlled, and possession of a controlled substance. Nieto-Mendoza and Dolan were both transported to and booked at the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility.
Media inquiries may be directed at to Lieutenant Garrett Glaviano at [email protected] or via telephone at 707-778-4372.   

Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

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