The arrested three people in connection with a burglary at Saturday afternoon.
Police took Geoffrey Cambell, 25, of Santa Rosa, Cody Benson, 25, of Rohnert Park, and Jacob Allred, 21, of Cotati into custody shortly after being summoned to located at 1363 N. McDowell Boulevard.
The three were arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary, possession of burglary tools, stolen property, methamphetamine, prescription narcotics, drug paraphernalia, and Benson on suspicion of violation of parole.
Police say Benson and Allred entered Kohl's at approximately 3:45 p.m., Saturday, and began taking items worth several hundreds of dollars from the store.
"Both removed property from several shelves and concealed the items under their clothing and in bags," read a Petaluma Police Department press statement. "Both exited the store without paying and entered into a vehicle being driven by Geoffrey Cambell, waiting near the exit doors."
Police officers found the vehicle as it was exiting the shopping center and stopped it a short distance away. Inside the vehicle, police found the items taken from Kohl's along with a large number of items taken from several other stores in the area, many of which had the price tags still attached.
Officers also found drug paraphernalia along with prescription narcotics and a small amount of methamphetamine. The officers found checkbooks and credit cards belonging to other people.
Police are currently investigating the thefts and are in the process of identifying victims in the case. The three individuals were also wearing stolen clothing at the time of their arrests, according to police.
The trio was taken to Sonoma County Jail. Cambell is being held without bail because of two outstanding warrants out of Sonoma County stemming from felony narcotics violations.
Benson is also being held without bail due to a violation of parole. Allred posted $10,000 bail and is currently out of custody.