Police: Customers thwart would-be burglar in Petaluma

Petaluma police Thursday asked for the public’s help identifying a man who tried to cart off $1,800 worth of items from a home improvement store.

News Briefs


  3 rescued from capsized boat off coast (w/video)

Three men clinging to an overturned boat off Gualala Point were plucked from the water Wednesday by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s helicopter team.

Chris Smith


  Smith: Sonoma County centenarians share birth date

Art Janssen, 105, and Ann Beach Burrow, 109, are the oldest man and woman in Sonoma County, both with birthdays on Oct. 23.

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Bay Area


  Bay Area officer admits stealing from suspects

A former SF police officer, indicted in corruption case, acknowledged stealing more than $5,000 in computers, gift cards and more from people during searches.

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