|RP police capture burglary suspect
The Rohnert Park Dept. of Public Safety arrested a Petaluma man on Saturday for suspicion of possession of stolen property and burglary tools.
According to a report by the RPDPS, an officer responded to the 400 block of Santa Alicia Drive for a report of a bicycle theft at around 10 a.m.
Upon investigation, the officer learned that sometime during the previous night, an unknown suspect had cut the cable, which secured the bicycle to an apartment staircase and stole the bicycle.
There were no witnesses to the theft, but the owner of the bicycle provided the officer with photographs.
At about 6 p.m., the officer who took the report was on patrol in the area of Rohnert Park Expressway and Commercial Boulevard when he spotted 35-year-old Michael Turner riding a bicycle that matched the description of the stolen one.
The officer stopped Turner to investigate, and a search of Turner’s property revealed he was carrying bolt cutters, pry bars, lock picks, screwdrivers, wrenches and other tools. He also had broken pieces of spark plug porcelain, which burglars use to break car windows.
Turner was booked into Sonoma County Jail, and the bicycle was returned to its owner.