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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Monday July 27th, 2020 :: 04:31 p.m. PDT


Rohnert Park Police Officer arrested for embezzlement.

Today, July 27, 2020, a Rohnert Park Police Officer turned himself in to be booked on charges related to his embezzlement from his police union, the Rohnert Park Public Safety Officers Association.

The Rohnert Park Public Safety Officers Association previously requested the Sheriff’s Office start a financial crimes investigation related to their association. Property Crimes detectives conducted a thorough investigation and submitted it to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office. After reviewing the investigation, the District Attorney’s Office filed charges and issued a warrant for the arrest of David Sittig-Wattson, 34, Rohnert Park.

Officer Sittig-Wattson, former treasurer of the Rohnert Park Public Safety Officers Association, is being charged with embezzlement over a 4-year period.  Officer Sittig-Wattson turned himself in this afternoon for the booking process.  He was booked on one felony count of grand theft by embezzlement.  He was released on $5,000 bail to appear in court at a later date. 

Prepared by: Misti D. Wood, Community Engagement Liaison
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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
2796 Ventura Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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