San Francisco Bay Area Violent Crime

Man Arrested for Golf Club Assault and Bike Robbery

Petaluma police arrested a suspect for assaulting a man with a golf club and taking his bicycle in a park Saturday night. The victim was riding his bike while trying to balance a golf club and bottle of soda as he rode near the Lynch Creek Trail in Lucchesi Park around 10:10 p.m., police said.

The victim told police a man appeared and knocked him off the bicycle and struck his left forearm multiple times with the golf club. The suspect, identified as 55-year-old Lee Bussell of Petaluma, fled with the golf club and bicycle but he was arrested nearby on North McDowell Boulevard for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. The victim suffered a fractured to the left ulna bone and was taken to Petaluma Valley Hospital, police said.

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