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Petaluma man arrested after threats, resisting arrest

A 65-year-old Petaluma man was arrested late Sunday on suspicion of making death threats and resisting arrest, Petaluma Police officials reported.

Edward Hogya was being held on $250,000 bail and was set to appear in court Wednesday, jail staff said.

A man called 911 just before 10 p.m. to report that Hogya had called and threatened to shoot and kill him because of a past argument between the pair, Sgt. Andrew Urton said.

The man claimed that Hogya had appeared at his home years before, brandished a firearm and made threats, Urton said.

On Sunday, Hogya made several phone calls to the man while officers were talking to him, Urton said.

Officers went to Hogya's home on the 1000-block of McDowell Boulevard South and tried to talk with him. Hogya came outside but refused to comply with the officers' demands, went back inside and refused to exit his home, Urton said.

After several attempts to apprehend Hogya, who became verbally confrontational and was believed to have a loaded weapon, officers sent in a police dog to subdue him, Urton said.

Hogya was a local hospital to be treated for the dog bite and released to the jail. Officers found multiple loaded firearms in his home, Urton said.


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