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Petaluma Police Department
Saturday September 3rd, 2011 :: 02:39 p.m. PDT
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CITY OF PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA


NEWS RELEASE

Police Administration, 969 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4372 Fax (707) 778-4376 E-mail:police@ci.petaluma.ca.us
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Petaluma Police Department
NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release/Broadcast

DATE: 9-03-2011

Report Number: 11-4200

Occurred Date and Time: 9-03-2011 @ 1108

Incident: Annoying and/or Molesting a Child

Location: Ely Blvd. South @ Frates

Suspect(s): Seyed Ferdows 59 years old of Petaluma

Summary: On the listed date and time the suspect, Seyed Ferdows pulled up to a 13 year old girl who was walking on the street and began motioning for the girl with his hand to enter his car. Ferdows then opened his car door and continued to motion for the girl to get into his car. The victim ran from the suspect in an attempt to get away from him. As this was occurring an Off-duty Petaluma Police Sergeant witnessed the incident. The Sergeant dropped his wife off with the victim and followed the suspect as he called in the incident to Police. The suspect was stopped several blocks away where he was arrested for annoying a child. The suspect was booked into Sonoma County Jail. The suspect was driving a black Toyota 4 door corolla. The off-duty sergeant advised he also saw a female jogger who was running past the victim as the incident occurred. The female was described as wearing black running tights and a pink shirt. After a check of the area we were unable to locate the female. If anyone may have witnessed this incident or has had contact with a vehicle matching this description or may be involved in similar incidents please call Ofc. Patrick Gerke at 707-778-4372.
Prepared by: Sgt. Steve Nelson

Address/Location
Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-778-4372

Steve Nelson
Patrol
snelson@ci.petaluma.ca.us
707-778-4372

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