Fight at Petaluma Intersection Leads to Firearms Arrest

Richard Crandall's Firearms (Photo courtesy of Petaluma Police)

A physical altercation at a Petaluma intersection leads to a firearms related arrest. On Monday afternoon, police responded to the call at the intersection of West Street at Kentucky Street after reports came in of a subject with a firearm. The victim told officers that the suspect, later identified as 67-year-old Richard Crandall, had loaded a magazine into the gun and pointed it at him, threatening to kill him. Officers began negotiations with Crandall, who had run into his nearby home before they arrived, and eventually he complied without the use of any force. Police didn’t find the firearm on his person but recovered numerous firearms in his residence, including an assault rifle and a high-capacity magazine. Crandall was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Criminal Threats, and Brandishing a Firearm.