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Police: Suspected Petaluma burglar flees on stolen bike, arrested

The suspected burglar was wearing stolen hiking boots and had other items belonging to a Petaluma home owner who had called police after seeing the man flee his garage on a stolen bike. said police.

Petaluma officers arrested Grant Douglas Lowrie, 24, of Petaluma, suspecting he broke into the garage of a Howard Street, said Sgt. Marty Frye.

The homeowner called police at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday to say he had awakened to noise, looked out a window and found a man leaving his garage with a bicycle and other items.

When the resident confronted the stranger the man rode off on the bike, Frye said.

At about 10:40 a.m. a caller reported a suspicious person on Lakeville Street and the description sounded like the early Saturday burglar, Frye said.

Officers found Lowrie in trees in a creek area off of Lakeville Street. As well as wearing the boots the suspect had other items belonging to the Howard Street resident, said Frye.

Frye said Lowrie admitted to the burglary.

He was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possessing stolen property and violating his probation from a prior drug conviction. Officers took him to the Sonoma County Jail and he was booked, with bail set at $40,000.


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