Duo accused of shoplifting, false identity theft and drug possession

PETALUMA, Calif. β€” A duo was arrested on suspicion of theft from a local department store in Petaluma when a community member called the Petaluma Police Department dispatch center and reported that two people were committing a theft from a department store.

The caller took down the information about the suspect vehicle and relayed it to dispatchers, and Petaluma officers soon saw the suspects’ car heading south on U.S. Highway 101 near Kastania Road, according to Kelsey McCathery , community engagement liaison for Petaluma PD.

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After conducting a traffic stop, officers searched the vehicle and revealed the stolen merchandise, methamphetamine, meth pipes and the identifying information of three other individuals.

It is alleged that the suspects, identified as Kendra Timmons, 55, of Richmond, and Nathan Caveness, 63, of Sacramento, initially provided officers with false names that returned to real people.

Timmons was on probation for identity theft in Marin County, while Caveness had a parole warrant and a felony warrant, both out of Alameda County.

Caveness was booked into the Sonoma County Adult Detention Center on the warrants and on suspicion of shoplifting, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of drug paraphernalia and false identity theft.

Timmons was booked into the county jail on charges of shoplifting, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, false identity and using a person’s personally identifiable information without his consent for fraudulent purposes.

β€œTo the person who alerted us to this incident, thank you!” McCarthy said. “We are working to keep our residents, our schools, our businesses and the entire city safe, and one way to do that is through help from the community. If you are If you witness any suspicious activity, please let us know by reporting it to 911.”