SAN FRANCISCO—After a string of home invasions in Petaluma, a total of seven men have been arrested for their involvement including three at SFO airport on Monday, March 12.
According to reports, authorities are still searching for two additional suspects, one of whom they believe to be a woman. The series of home invasions occurred at about 3 a.m. on 100 block on Eugenia Drive with the suspects attempting to find marijuana plants.
The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office informed the media that the group of assailants came from Virginia and North Carolina. They kicked doors in and confronted the homeowners while armed looking for mairjuana. At least one homeowner was tied up and reportedly pistol whipped.
One of the vehicle stopped on U.S. Highway 101, where five suspects attempted to flee on foot. Officers from the Petaluma Police Department spotted the suspects’ vehicles, a white minivan and a silver Volkswagon Passat leaving the area. When they attempted a traffic stop, the suspects led them on a vehicle pursuit to Novato. The white minivan stopped on the side of the freeway near the San Marin exit.
Javon Crockett, 28, Chrisshawn Denardray Beal, 20, Jaray Day-Shawn Simmons, 28, and Melvin Corbin, 19, were arrested by police and taken into custody. At the Novato Costco, the Volkswagon Passat was located and three more men were taken into custody but a woman escaped before officers arrived. Authorities apprehended Nakia Robert Lydell, 22, Siddiq Jafar Abdullah, 21, and Romello Shamar Jones, 20, Monday at 7 p.m. as they attempted to board a flight out of SFO Airport heading Eastbound. Two more suspects, an African American man and an African American woman are outstanding and are still being sought by Sheriff’s Detectives.
All, but one of the suspects in custody is being held on a $1 million bail each. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding the two fugitives at large to call their local police hotline.
Written By Seymone Khaleghi and Donald Roberts