PETALUMA, Calif. (BCN) — The Petaluma PD Investigations Unit arrested a suspect in a prowling and attempted burglary incident on Friday, according to a statement from Petaluma PD. Kory Wayne Messer, 34, or Santa Rosa was arrested for a warrant stemming from repeated trips to a home on Webster Street in Petaluma.

On Thursday at 8:11 a.m., officers with the Petaluma Police Department responded to Webster Street on a report of an unknown suspect who walked to the rear of a residence and attempted to enter through a rear door.

Responding officers searched the residence and surrounding area but did not locate the suspect. At 6:56 p.m., police received another call from a neighbor who saw the suspect walk to the rear of the same residence.

Police said the neighbor confronted the suspect, and the suspect fled the area in a dark gray or silver Toyota sedan. Police said officers responded to two similar incidents in the area in the past eight days.

There is no connection between the suspect and the resident of the home, police said. Investigators are working to identify the suspect, and the police department is providing extra patrol to the neighborhood. The suspect is described as a White man between the ages of 30 and 40 years old, about 6 feet tall, and with a slight build and bald head.

“As Messer’s identity was initially unknown, on May 27, 2022, the department issued a press release asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect. The Petaluma Police Department Investigations Unit received information from multiple sources based on the published photograph that led to Messer,” said the department’s statement.

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