Petaluma man arrested after allegedly running other man down with his truck after argument
Originally published 3-16-21 via Nixle
by the Petaluma Police Department:
“On 3/15/2021 at approximately 6:58 p.m. the Petaluma Police Department received a 911 call of an assault with a deadly weapon which had just occurred at the Mary Isaak Center.
Petaluma Police Officers arrived on scene and located an adult male victim who had a possible broken leg. During the investigation officers learned that shortly before the police were called the victim and the suspect, Kyle Kruger, become involved in an argument. During the argument Kruger thew a rock and other items at the victim, which the victim was able to avoid being hit with. Kruger then entered his vehicle and drove over the victim’s bicycle, which was nearby.
After driving over the victim’s bicycle, Kruger began to drive at a high rate of speed towards the victim. In order to escape from Kruger, the victim began climbing over a nearby fence. As the victim was climbing over the fence Kruger struck the fence with his vehicle. The force of the collision caused the victim to fall to the ground, which resulted in the victim injuring his leg. Kruger then fled from the area in his vehicle.
A Petaluma Police Officer, who was searching the area for Kruger, located him driving on Washington Street at Keller Street. The officer-initiated traffic stop on Kruger who was safely taken into custody.
The victim was admitted to a local hospital for a broken right leg. Kruger was booked into the Sonoma County Jail for Assault with a Deadly Weapon. His bail was set at $30,000.”