The sinking barge was first reported about 10 a.m. Sunday adjacent to Heritage Salvage about a quarter-mile north of the U.S. Highway 101 overcrossing of the river.
Erick Francisco Pimentel-Alvarado, 32, allegedly started abusing the child when she was about 5 years old. The suspect was a friend of the girl's parents.
Investigators said Friday that the unknown suspect caused $10,300 in damage to the gate while trying to pry open the gate.
Neighbors and friends are coming together to help a Petaluma man who had his work truck stolen.
The robbery was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday.
The crash took place soon after 1 a.m. Friday, when a northbound Harley Davidson motorcycle hit a southbound Honda Fit head-on.
A Santa Rosa resident who had fled the Glass Fire was nearly struck by a stray bullet in a Petaluma motel room.
Mario Gongaro Castaneda, 53, died Tuesday evening about 7 pm, as he brought his garbage cans to the curb in front of his Petaluma home.
The robbery, reported to police at 3:45 p.m., left the woman with several injuries and she was taken to the hospital.
The suspect is possibly armed with a knife, according to police.
Petaluma's landmark Palace of Fruit has been open more than 60 years, but it was declared a total loss from a fire started by joyriding teens who crashed a car into the produce stand. Owners say they will rebuild with help from a crowdfunding effort.
It's the first time in 20 years and 13 years overdue.
Debora Villalon reports.
The firefighter, who tested positive on July 19, is currently in good condition and has not been hospitalized.
Petaluma police are asking for the public's help in finding an elderly man who has not been seen since Sunday night.
Police said the suspect smashed a front door window, gained access to the business and stole cash.
Police said both the man and the woman appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds.
Posters supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have been torn down repeatedly. Residents have confronted the man doing it, but say police let him go.
The hate speech was written in dust on the victim's parked vehicle, police said, which was otherwise undamaged.
Fire officials say there is a vegetation fire burning on Hardin Lane and Adobe Road in Petaluma Wednesday afternoon.