Drunk Teacher: Police arrested a Terra Linda High School teacher suspected of being drunk and high on prescription drugs and marijuna while teaching students. The English teacher was booked into jail. The San Rafael Federation of Teachers told the Independent journal newspaper that the union “cannot and will not comment on personnel matters.”
Theft: On April 29, at around 6:42 p.m., Novato Police Officers contacted the occupants of a white Honda Accord that was parked at the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center. Prior to speaking with the vehicle occupants, officers learned that the front and rear matching license plates on the Honda were recently reported stolen to the Daly City Police Department. A records check was performed on the Honda’s vehicle identification number (VIN) and revealed that the Honda was reported stolen by the San Francisco Police Department.
During the investigation, a search of the vehicle was conducted and officers located a considerable amount of new clothing, which still had sales tags attached to the items. Officers discovered suspected stolen property, such as high value alcohol and identification items belonging to theft victims throughout the Bay Area inside the Honda. Additionally, officers located suspected methamphetamine, cocaine and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle during the search.
As a result of the investigation, a 43 year old Pacifica man, Arnold Lampkins and a 43 year old San Francisco woman, Ama Jaques were placed under arrest for vehicle theft, possession of stolen property and drug related charges. Lampkins and Jaques were later booked at the Marin County Jail.
Our patrol teams continue to place a high priority on proactive policework and conducting extra patrols of areas like shopping centers to combat theft. We appreciate our community members who alert us to suspicious activity and report crime while it is occurring. We are working towards creating a safer Novato one contact at a time.
April 27 – 4, 2022
Sleeper: A woman was reported on April 28 sleeping in the entryway of a gallery on Bridgeway. She appeared to be one taco short of a combination plate to passersby. Police talked to her and moved her along. She refused public services.
Red Pants: A man in red pants and a jean jacket lay on the sidewalk. Some thought he was sleeping. Some thought he was sick. Police thought he was wanted on a warrant and they gave him a free ride to jail.
Wrong Change: A local business in reviewing camera footage discovered they gave a customer the wrong change. Wanted police to help find the person so a refund can be made. Police are helping.
Homeless Encampment: A man started to set up his tend on Brideway and Richardson Street. Police contacted him and said he couldn’t do that, so he broke camp and headed back to San Francisco.
Warrant Arrest: A sketchy fellow bothered customers as they came and went from a store on Bridgeway. Police intervened and arrested the man on an outstanding warrant.
Sleeper: On May 3, a man slept in a sleeping bag on Main Street, which is not allowed. Police moved him along.
BB Gun: A resident reported a hole the size of a BB in the window of a home on Second Street.
Rock Thrower: A man wearing all black and appearing to be one bubble off center was reported throwing rocks at cars on April 27 on Harbor Drive. A series of altercations took place. The man was 40-ish with long brown hair. He left the area walking down Bridgeway.
Stick Man: A fellow was seen walking in a remote area off of Stanford Way. He was seen sharpening a stick and talking to himself. He wore a Boston Red Sox ball cap and all who encountered him said he was “strange.” Police on the alert.
Bomb Man: A 30-ish man told police that a broken bottle near the water off of Bridgeway might be a bomb. Mental health issues suspected. No bomb.
Pest: A man made a pest of himself off of Bridgeway behaving erratically, etc. Police on the alert.
Smash ‘n Grab: A car was broken into off of Bridgeway on April 27. A backpack with a laptop was taken. The car belonged to New York visitors.
Angry Sleeper: A man slept on Bridgeway and got angry and belligerent when people walked by him.
Sleeper: A man presumed to be a vagabond slept on private property on Bonita Street. He coughed a lot during the night. Reported to police.