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Petaluma Police Department
Saturday September 7th, 2019 :: 04:24 p.m. PDT

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Retail Thieves Arrested

 

Petaluma Police Department
NEWS RELEASE
                                                                                                                                                           
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release                                                           Saturday September 7, 2019
Issued By:
Sergeant Lance Novello, Petaluma PD, (707) 778-4372, lnovello@ci.petaluma.ca.us  
 
 
Incident:             Retail Thieves Arrested
Additional:          459.5 PC, 21510 PC, 11377 HS, 11364 HS
Report Number: 19-3758
Occurred Date:  September 7, 2019
Occurred Time:  1:36 PM
Location:            261 North McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma
Suspect(s):        Jesocimo Villena Rilles, 54-years-old, Richmond
                           Pao Chiam Saechao, 44-years-old, Richmond
 
Incident Summary
 
Petaluma PD officers were dispatched to a shoplifting that just occurred at the Petaluma Kmart.  Loss Prevention followed the suspect to a vehicle, which officers stopped just after leaving the parking lot.  Jesocimo Rilles and Pao Saechao were contacted in the vehicle and the stolen items were recovered.  Rilles was positively identified as the one responsible for the theft.
 
A search of their vehicle revealed a brand-new generator, which was determined to have been stolen from the San Rafael Home Depot prior to the Kmart theft.  Suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia were located as well.  It was learned the thefts were committed by the display of random receipts while passing through checkouts without paying.
 
Rilles was arrested for burglary, and Saechao for possession of controlled substance, paraphernalia, and a switchblade knife.  Both were booked into the Sonoma County Jail.
 

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Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

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Non-emergencies: 707-778-4372

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