Petaluma police have had their hands full in the past couple of days.
On Friday night, they responded to a call of someone crashing into the 7 Eleven on Perry Lane and fleeing the scene. There was extensive damage to the building, but no injuries to anyone inside. Police were able to obtain a suspect description and located Ryan Watt, 20, of Petaluma, a few hours later at the Keller Street garage.
Watt was found to be on probation and with a blood alcohol level of .19 percent, a violation of his probation. He was charged with causing a hit and run and being in violation of probation and booked into Sonoma County Jail.
A little later that evening, police conducted a traffic stop over a cracked windshield at Petaluma Boulevard North and McDowell, when they found a loaded .22 caliber revolver pistol that had the hammer in a cocked position and a bag of bullets.
After searching the driver of the car, officers also located methamphetamine in his wallet. Paul Alan Gebhardt, 21, of Petaluma was charged with being in possession of a concealed and loaded firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia and other related charges.
Around 11pm Friday, Petaluma police responded to a report of a single-vehicle roll-over accident at Sonoma Mountain Parkway and Riesling Road to find a 24-year-old woman who had a blood alcohol level of .10 percent. She admitted to texting while driving. She was cited and released.
On Thursday, police responded to the , 301 S. McDowell Blvd., on reports that a suspect had stolen more than $500 worth of phone accessories. Andrew Faylong, 28, of Petaluma was observed on the store’s security camera taking items on various dates. Store employees recognized Faylong because he had opened an account on the day of the first theft in April.
After investigating, police learned that Faylong was staying at the , 5100 Montero Way, where he was arrested for burglary. He was arrested and booked into Sonoma County Jail.
And on Thursday, a resident reported that their rifle and shotgun were stolen from the 300 block of 12th Street. Suspects broke into the vehicle and took the guns and ammunition that had been left out of view behind the seat. Police have no leads in the case.