Transient Arrested in Petaluma After Attacking 7-Eleven Clerk, Robbing Store - NBC Southern California

Transient Arrested in Petaluma After Attacking 7-Eleven Clerk, Robbing Store

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    Transient Arrested in Petaluma For Attacking 7-Eleven Clerk

    A transient man was arrested in Petaluma on Tuesday morning after assaulting a 7-Eleven clerk and robbing the store, according to Petaluma police. Thom Jensen reports. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017)

    A transient man was arrested in Petaluma on Tuesday morning after assaulting a 7-Eleven clerk and robbing the store, according to Petaluma police.

    Dale Ostrand was booked into Sonoma County jail on suspicion of battery and robbery, police said.

    At around 6 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 7-Eleven for a reported battery. Upon arrival, they found a clerk suffering from head injuries and having no recollection of what happened, police said.

    Officers reviewed the store’s surveillance footage and confirmed that a violent battery and subsequent robbery took place. The footage showed the clerk was punched in the side of the head by man who officers recognized as Ostrand, who had a history of contacts with law enforcement.

    After the attack, Ostrand left the store, taking merchandise without paying, police said. He was located nearby after a search of the area and taken into custody without incident.

    Ostrand has been arrested seven times prior since 2015 for charges including narcotics, domestic violence and theft, police said.