Three Sonoma County residents were in jail, suspected of kidnapping a Petaluma man at gunpoint Monday from his Sixth Street home, police reported.

A call to police tipped them to the alleged crime and officers stopped a car not far from the home, reported Petaluma Police Sgt. Marty Frye.

Inside they found the resident, three suspects, a loaded handgun and some methamphetamine, Frye said.

Officers arrested Genoveva Ramirez, 28, of Santa Rosa, Eduardo Hernandez, 32, of Sebastopol and Raul Atilano-Lopez, 29, of Penngrove on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery, possession of methamphetamine for sale and other charges.

Police said the crime occurred just before 9 p.m.

The witness called 911 to say she'd seen a person taken at gunpoint from his home and put into a car. The description of the car helped police make the stop, officials said.

There were other family members at the house who were threatened with harm during the kidnapping, Frye said.

Officers booked the suspects into the Sonoma County Jail.

Officials asked anyone with information to call detectives at 778-4372.

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Shelters for Pawnee fire evacuees

Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake St., Lower Lake, is the official shelter established for people evacuating from the Pawnee fire. It is equipped to handle animals.

The Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge, 15900 E. Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks, is not authorized by the Office of Emergency Services but is also sheltering fire evacuees, mostly people in campers and RVs who want their animals with them.

There is an authorized Lake County animal services station in an open field at Highway 53 and Anderson Ridge Road in Lower Lake.