Petaluma police have arrested a man they believe has committed more than 13 commercial burglaries in the city since December.
Michael Patrick Stewart Stull, 39, of San Rafael, was arrested May 28, and wife, Lauren Nicole Marguglio, 33, of Santa Rosa, was arrested for possession of stolen property, Sgt. Ed Crosby said.
Police said Stull divided his time between his San Rafael residence and his wife’s Santa Rosa apartment.
The bulk of the burglaries occurred between March and May, mostly within the office and industrial complexes in the 1300 block of North McDowell Boulevard and the 700 block of Baywood Drive adjacent to the Sheraton Hotel, Crosby said.
There were no signs of entry in most of the burglaries, and Stull entered the businesses while employees were still on site, Crosby said.
Stull is believed to have compromised the “Knox-Box” on the outside of the businesses that contains keys to the buildings, and the businesses have since taken corrective measures to prevent further thefts, Crosby said.
In one instance, Stull is believed to be the suspect who put on a pair of coveralls during a burglary at BioSearch Technologies at 2199 South McDowell Boulevard between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on April 29, Crosby said.
The burglar took three Dell laptop computers worth more than $2,000, police said.
The same suspect also took nine cell phones worth more than $1,000 from the AT&T store at 1367 North McDowell Boulevard between 9 p.m. April 24 and 5 a.m. April 25, police said.
Police recovered stolen lap top computers and cell phones from Stull’s and Marguglio’s residences, Crosby said.
Stull was booked under no bail in the Sonoma County Jail for burglary, possession of stolen property and a parole violation that stemmed from a series of burglaries in Marin County in 2005, Crosby said.
His Sonoma County Superior Court date is June 16.
Marguglio was booked for possession of stolen property. She is no loner listed as an inmate in the county jail.