A man was arrested for illegally living in a home unfit for habitation in Petaluma on Friday, according to police. Mischa Bakaleinikoff, 32, was living in a home at 1906 Alpine Court, which had been “red tagged” or deemed unfit for living in by city officials, police said. Bakaleinikoff apparently called 911 at about 8:50 p.m. and told a dispatcher he was in the home, that he wasn’t leaving, and that he had a knife, according to police. Officers went to the home and forced Bakaleinikoff out with the help of a police dog. No injuries were reported, police said. Bakaleinikoff was booked into Sonoma County Jail. Prior to Friday’s arrest, Bakaleinikoff had recently gotten out of jail for illegally living in the home. He had apparently been arrested twice before for living there, according to police.
Copyright © 2011 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.
Comment Advisement We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.