Police seeking witness to attempted arson in Petaluma

PETALUMA (BCN) — Petaluma police are looking for anyone who saw a male pour gasoline in the parking lot of a Quik Stop convenience store Saturday afternoon.

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. and the suspect also poured gasoline on a building adjacent to the Quik Stop at 1510 E. Washington St., police said.

The suspect then tried to light the gas on fire but was unsuccessful, according to police.

An unknown person told the Quik Stop clerk what was happening and police were notified. Police have not been able to identify the person who witnessed the incident.

Anyone who saw the incident is asked to call Petaluma police Officer Patrick Gerke at (707) 778-4372.

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