General Crime

* Petaluma Police Officer Injured Making Arrest

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An officer was injured in Petaluma Tuesday night while trying to detain a teen suspect, police said. Officers responded to the 1900 block of Sestri Lane at around 7:30 p.m. in response to reports that a teen, possibly under the influence of  drugs, was destroying property in his mother’s house. The suspect, a 17-year-old boy, allegedly ran away when police arrived and evaded officers who had set up a perimeter around the area, according to police.

Police said that two officers approached the teen on Wisteria Circle and he took a fighting stance and refused to obey their orders. The teen allegedly assaulted the officers and one officer was injured in the attack, police said. The suspect was restrained and taken to Petaluma Valley Hospital for a head injury and is in stable condition. The injured officer was taken to the same hospital with a knee injury and released. The suspect is required to appear in Juvenile Court at an undetermined date and is facing charges of vandalism, possession of marijuana, battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest.

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