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Petaluma man's arrest leads to investigation of possible meth lab

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.


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