A pair of men's pants and a wallet found in the back of a stolen van led Petaluma police to a local man well known to officers and launched a day-long investigation into a possible mobile drug lab.
Suspect Michael Innocencio, 30, was found sleeping Tuesday morning in his mother's car. It was parked at a Magnolia Avenue apartment complex, Petaluma Sgt. Ken Savano said Wednesday.
It was his wallet found in a pants pocket of the trousers found in the back of the van. The van had disappeared during the night from a Petaluma Boulevard North business.
Officers have crossed paths with Innocencio multiple times, Savano said, and knew he might at the nearby apartment complex.
While a suspect in the van theft, that remains under investigation and he was arrested on a $10,000 burglary warrant.