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Petaluma burglary suspect held after chase

A man was arrested Sunday at the end of a chase that began when employees at the Bose factory outlet caught him trying to steal from the store, Petaluma police said.

Police got a call reporting a theft at around 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, said Sgt. Andrew Urton in a news release issued Monday.

The man, who police later identified as Nathan Verrill, 38, homeless out of Santa Rosa, allegedly entered the Bose store at the Petaluma outlet mall on Petaluma Boulevard North, took some merchandise and tried to flee, police said.

Store employees chased him and recovered the stolen property, police said. Verrill fled again, but a CHP helicopter spotted Verrill and alerted police as Bose employees continued pursuing him, Urton said.

Officers arrested him Verrill on suspicion of burglary and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, Urton said. He was booked into jail with bail set at $15,000.

Bose employees could not comment on the chase, per company policy.


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