Sonoma County

Petaluma Police Seeks Man Who Failed to Register as Sex Offender

Petaluma Police has asked the public to help locate a man they said failed to register with the department as a sex offender.

Police attempted to locate Thomas Steger, 45, at a business in the Gateway Shopping Center in Petaluma on Wednesday after they were told Steger might be hiding in a crawl space in the ceiling.

Police failed to locate Steger with a police K-9 assistant.

Steger has six outstanding Sonoma County warrants for offenses which include failing to register as a sex offender, possession of dangerous weapons and possession of narcotics, police said.

Officials have asked anyone with information to contact Petaluma Police Department immediately at 707-778-4372.

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