The North Bay had a characteristically macabre Monday night. Last night at a little before 8:30 p.m., a woman was walking near Water Street near the Petaluma River when a sketchy man approached her from behind, then robbed and stabbed her in the face. Ouch. According to CBS 5, "[t]he suspect is a heavyset white male adult, about 50 years old and clean-shaven with dark hair. He was wearing a plaid shirt and blue jeans ... Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Petaluma police at 707-778-4372."
Then, a few miles up north in Santa Rosa, a little after midnight, an intruder sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl in her bedroom. After molesting the child, the suspect escaped. According to Mercury News, "he is described as a man with dark skin around 40 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall with a 'chunky'' build and wearing dark clothing, according to police. Anyone with information regarding this or a similar attack is asked to contact the Santa Rosa Police Department's Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault Team at (707) 543-3595."