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Petaluma Police Department
Sunday September 16th, 2018 :: 01:55 p.m. PDT


Busy Night in Downtown Petaluma for Police Department


Petaluma Police Department
                                                                                                                                                           PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release                                                                          September 16, 2018
Issued By:
Lieutenant Ron Klein, Petaluma PD, 707.778.4372, email: [email protected]
Incident:                      Busy Night in Downtown Petaluma for Police Department
Report Number:          18- 4204, 18-4206, 18-4205, 18-4207
Occurred Date :          September 15 & 16, 2018
Occurred Time:           Between 11:26 PM and 1:52 AM
Location:                     Downtown Petaluma
Suspect:                     Rafael Magana 26 year old from Marin,                                                Eduardo Cruz-Martinez 23 year old                                                      from Santa Rosa,
                                    Richard Alonso-Jimenez  22 year old from                                          Santa Rosa
                                   Jonathan Calderon-Tapia 21 year old from                                          Santa Rosa

Incident Summary:
On Saturday Night Downtown Petaluma proved to be a busy evening for the Petaluma Police Department.  The Petaluma Police Department began by responding to a fight on Kentucky St. between numerous subjects at 11:26 PM. When officers arrived they detained several subjects, one of them Rafael Magana from Marin was found to have a No Bail Warrant from Marin County. He was arrested and taken to the Sonoma County Jail for booking. No other arrests were made due to no one wanting to place any of the other involved subjects under citizen’s arrest.
At 1:25 AM officers witnessed a physical altercation between a male and female on Kentucky St.  Officers saw the female hit the male in the face. She was detained and later arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence when it was learned the two had been in a previous dating relationship. She was transported to Sonoma County Jail for booking.
At 1:28 AM as officers were investigating the above call a fight broke out inside the Keller Street Garage. Multiple subject’s entered the garage from the north side and began to fight. There were approximately 12 subjects involved. Officers were already on Kentucky St. investigating other reports of fights and responded quickly to the Keller Street Garage fight to break it up. On scene officers contacted several subjects. One of those subjects, Eduardo Cruz Martinez shoved a police officer and squared off with the officer in a fighting stance. Martinez was taken to the ground by officers and placed into handcuffs. It was later learned Martinez is on probation. He was arrested and booked at the Sonoma County Jail for Battery on a Police Officer and Violation of Probation.
While officers were dealing with Martinez other officers saw Richard Alonso-Jimenez in a fight with another subject. Jimenez was identified as the more aggressive and was arrested by officers for Fighting in a Public Place. There were no weapons seen during the above mentioned fights.
At 1:52 AM officers were still in the area of Kentucky St. when they observed a silver Honda Accord driving down Kentucky St. with its headlights off. The car was stopped and Jonathan Calderon-Tapia was contacted as the driver. He appeared to officers to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested for Driving under the Influence of Alcohol. A chemical test showed his blood alcohol level to be nearly double the legal limit of .08.
The Petaluma Police Department wants to remind people when they are visiting the Petaluma Downtown Bars too drink responsibly and always have a designated driver or other option to get home safely.

Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

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Non-emergencies: 707-778-4372

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