PETALUMA – According to a press release by the Petaluma Police Department (PPD), an officer was approaching suspicious person(s) in a parked vehicle in the vicinity of Alhambra Court at about 1 am when the suspects then fled, and a vehicle pursuit ensued.
When officers subsequently came upon what turned out to be a stolen vehicle, they found that the driver had fled on foot and had left his girlfriend in the back seat of the car. The woman was arrested for unrelated charges but her identity has not been shared by PPD at this time.
The suspect had avoided contact with officers for almost ten hours. They were continuing the investigation when at approximately 10:45 am, during a search and the setup of a perimeter of a home in the vicinity of the 1200 block of Ramona Lane, the suspect jumped over a sound wall onto Caulfield Lane.
Shortly thereafter the suspect was contacted by two motor officers and two detectives, and arrested for felony evading in a vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle and violation of probation.
The suspect is 29-year-old Stewart Giovanni Borondy of Petaluma who was booked into Sonoma County Jail. The vehicle was returned to the registered owner. No stranger to the back of a squad car, Bordondy has been arrested several times this year on charges of vandalism, narcotics possession, and probation violations. Records also show a DUI in 2013, and a DUI with an open container in 2009.