A 51-year-old Petaluma man was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of robbery and resisting arrest.

Kristin Longenbaugh was identified as a suspect in a strong arm robbery at the 7-11 Store at 101 N. McDowell Blvd. that occurred Thursday night.

Petaluma Police said the victim, the store clerk, was uninjured.

On Friday afternoon, a police officer spotted Longenbaugh on a bicycle and attempted to stop him. He fled down a dirt path between East Washington Street and Maria Drive.

Even after the officer caught up with Longenbaugh, the cyclist continued to evade him, according to Sgt. Jim Stephenson, forcing the officer to cut off his escape by driving in front of him.

Longenbaugh was booked into Sonoma County Jail. He also was wanted on a felony warrant for a previous burglary and probation violation.

— Clark Mason, The Press Democrat


What: Celebrate the Russian River Valley's 30th anniversary at this year's Grape to Glass party ??? "Back to Our Roots: A Salute to Our Founding Members."

When: Aug. 17 4 p.m.

Where: Richard's Grove and Saralee's Vineyard, 3575 Slusser Road, Windsor

Cost: $85

Information: 521-2534, rrvw.org/event-grape-to-glass

Details: A showcase of 50 Russian River Valley wineries and growers pouring wines, plus small bites provided by local restaurants and food purveyors. Also includes silent auction, barbecue dinner, Gravenstein apple pie, live auction and local entertainment.


"From Obscurity to Excellence: The Story of Grapes and Wine in the Russian River Valley" is a documentary by Sebastopol-based filmmaker Maurice Joe Nugent about the region's history from pre-Prohibition times to today. To see a preview and find information on future screenings, visit russian-river-valley.com.