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Woman arrested for domestic violence

Petaluma police and fire officials assisted on a domestic violence incident that temporarily shutdown Lakeville Street on Friday afternoon.

On March 7 about noon, a man called 911 to report that he had been the victim of repeated battery and death threats at the hands of his partner, who also threatened to injure herself.

Police units were on their way to the residence when the suspect broke out a window to the house and armed herself with a piece of broken glass. She sliced at her arms while threatening the victim, according to a police press release.

The Petaluma Fire Department were dispatched to provide medical assistance, but told to wait outside while the police got a handle on the situation. Emergency vehicles briefly blocked access to Lakeville Street at East Court.

Police used "lethal and less lethal force options," including Tasers and bean-bag rounds, to subdue the woman, identified as Valerie Anton, 38, of Petaluma. When officers approached the suspect outside of the house, she dropped the piece of glass and complied with directions.

Anton was taken to the hospital for medical treatment before she was transported to the Sonoma County Jail. Her bail was set at $15,000. The victim was not hurt.


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