PETALUMA – On Friday May 8, Petaluma Police Department (PPD) issued a News Release about the arrest of a wanted felon.
At approximately 3:30 pm on Wednesday, May 6, PPD Officer Corie Joerger was patrolling the 800 block of Petaluma Boulevard North when she recognized a wanted felon riding his bicycle towards her patrol car.
Officer Joerger stopped her vehicle and ordered the felon to stop. The suspect immediately fled, and Officer Joerger pursued him into a parking lot where he dropped his bicycle and continued to flee on foot. He ran toward the rear of the parking lot and out of view of Officer Joerger.
Based on her knowledge of the suspect’s previous weapons history, Officer Joerger removed her canine partner “Basko” from her vehicle to aid in the search of the suspect. Basko located the suspect hiding under a truck in the rear of the parking lot. Officer Joerger ordered the man several times to show his hands and surrender, but the suspect refused. Officer Joerger was forced to use Basko to assist in the apprehension of the felon.
The suspect was identified as 47-year-old Shane Dion Kee. Kee received medical treatment for minor injuries that he received while resisting arrest. He was later booked into Sonoma County Jail for three outstanding arrest warrants and resisting arrest. He is being held on a “no bail” hold.