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Sonoma Police: Peeping Tom, Assaults on Women and Jewelry Theft Arrest

Police log: July 16-20

Selected calls from Sonoma Police Department:

Assaults on women:

There have been four reported cases of women being grabbed, pushed down or touched by an assailant in Sonoma since October. It's not known whether the same suspect is involved. Victims have been ages 19 to mid-30s. The suspect descriptions vary. Police are cautioning women against walking alone at night. People should also be aware of their surroundings.

Peeping Tom:

Two cases of a man looking at women through windows in their homes have been reported to police in the past month. The most recent case happened just before midnight on July 19 in the 20,000 block of First Street West. The woman reported a man tapping on her window while she was in bed. Occupants of the home sought to confront him, and he fled on a bicycle. The suspect is described as a white male of average build, possibly heavy set.

Jewelry theft:

A 34-year-old Sonoma man has been arrested on two counts of burglary and two counts of grand theft in connection with 20 rings and two necklaces stolen from a jewelry store in the 400 block of First Street East. The jewelry, with a total estimated value of at least $60,000, was taken on July 10 and 17. The suspect was arrested on a warrant related to jewelry thefts from Petaluma stores. He was identified in the Sonoma crimes through witnesses, a surveillance tape and fingerprints. Police are following up on where the jewelry may have gone.

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