Steven Perez (picture courtesy of Petaluma Police)
A reward is being offered leading to the arrest of a homeless man who assaulted two Petaluma officers. Police have identified Steven M. Perez, of Sonoma County, as the suspect wanted for Assault with Deadly Weapon, Vehicle Theft, Evading Police and Resisting Arrest. The Sonoma County Alliance Community Engagement and Safety Rewards Fund is offering $2,500 dollars for information leading to his arrest. As we reported yesterday, Perez stole a customer’s vehicle from a business on Hopper Street on Sunday. When found by officers arriving on scene, he resisted arrest and fled in the stolen vehicle. He then rammed two patrol cars which were occupied by officers to escape. He then drove the vehicle through a construction site where officers lost sight of him. They eventually found the stolen vehicle unoccupied. Several locations were checked, but officers were unable to locate the suspect.