Stabbing: On Aug. 14, at about 9:50 p.m., SRPD Officers were sent to a residence in the 300 block of Prospect Avenue, San Rafael on the report of a stabbing that just occurred. The victim was placed in a vehicle and driven away from the residence but flagged down responding officers at Lincoln Avenue and Laurel Place.
Officers contacted the victim who was alert and conscious but holding a t-shirt around his neck to stop the bleeding. Officers rendered first aid to the victim and saw that he had about a 5” laceration in his neck, and two lacerations on the back of his left arm. The San Rafael Fire Department responded to the scene, provided aid to the victim, and transported him to a local hospital.
Prior to being transported to the hospital, the victim told SRPD Officers that he attended a party in the 300 block of Prospect Avenue, San Rafael. He said that he had only been at the party for a few minutes when a fight broke out. He said that he did not know why the fight broke out but that during the fight someone stabbed him in the neck. He was not able to provide any further information.
SRPD Detectives took over the investigation and conducted numerous interviews, collected physical evidence, and obtained video evidence. Based on their investigation, a search warrant was obtained for a residence in the 100 block of Prospect Avenue, San Rafael. The search warrant was obtained to locate physical evidence and video evidence connecting the suspect to this case.
Based on all the evidence obtained in this case, SRPD Detectives had probable cause to arrest a juvenile suspect for the stabbing. On Aug. 19, at about 8:30 a.m., the suspect was located in the area of Mission and Tamalpais in San Rafael and was arrested. He was transported to SRPD where he was interviewed then subsequently booked for 245(a)(1) PC- Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The suspect is a 17-year-old male who is a resident of San Rafael. Because of his age, the suspect was not identified.
Aug. 19 – 24, 2021
Beach Dogs: There were so many off-leash dogs on the beach that the caller said she couldn’t give police a description of them all. Police trundled down to the beach and let the owners know the city has a law against off-leash dogs. Police noted that when they arrived the dogs running loose were not bothering anyone.
Dead Rat: The inhabitant of a home on Bridgeway told police that “someone placed a dead rat” on the front doormat. She said she believes it is a warning of some kind.
Bomb Scare: Police called out the bomb squad to Johnson Street where an unattended box with a radioactive sign on it and “all kinds of threats” on it was found. After tense moments, the box was determined to not contain a bomb or any hazmat threat. Police are investigating.
Down & Out: A Sausalito resident gave a homeless woman $20 and called the police asking them to check on her welfare. She has no shoes and looks like she’s been sleeping pretty rough for a while.
Reckless Driver: A man driving a white Chevy pickup was reported driving badly. Drove on the sidewalk on Marinship way and stumbled out his truck. Police located the man at the Tent City in Marinship Park.
Harassment: A citizen tied up the 911 line for 30 minutes complaining about gossip and slander. Citizen was advised to not do that again.
Tent Spat: A resident of Tent City at Marinship Park called police to report that her tent was stolen and she was cold. Her call didn’t make sense at times. Police know the caller and will provide service to her.
Knock Knock: A barefoot man knocked on the door of a home on Excelsior Lane asked to use the restroom. The resident said “no” and called the police.
Cougar: On 08/18 around 11:44 a.m Novato Police received initial reports of a mountain lion sighting in the area of Mount Burdell near the path at the end of Simmons. The Novato Police Department advises caution when entering areas that can be wooded or contain lots of brush.
According to the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, mountain lions are generally afraid of people, and aggressive behavior is rare. However, a mountain lion will be defensive when protecting their young or a food source or if they are startled. Most of the time a mountain lion will avoid confrontation, but if they become aggressive, please take necessary precautions.
Back To School: Although, sending children back to school can feel a little uneasy with mask mandates and new safety protocols, yesterday’s event helped kids feel more positive about the school year ahead. Novato’s finest had the opportunity to assist the local community in shining bright with a fresh haircut and a backpack just in time for the first day of school next week. A special thanks to the Sparkle Foundation Incorporated and North Marin Community Services for empowering local children to lead with purpose, which continues to perpetuate positive relationships. Also, to Kona Ice of San Pablo for donating their time to serve our community. A huge thank you to the Barbers and Hair Stylists who donated their time to assist. Manny & Oscar from The Gentlemen’s Barbershop in Windsor, Lupita from New LOOK HAIR SALON and George Thebarber from Novato. We appreciate you all!
Unlicensed Guns: Last Thursday a Mill Valley man, James William Palmer, was arraigned in federal court for making and selling unlicensed guns. He was also charged with being a convicted felon in possession of guns. Palmer was arrested in January by Marin law enforcement in a probe into “ghost guns.”
Authorities believe Palmer was selling firearms and firearm accessories through the county, many to known felons.
Petaluma Biter: Daniel James Armstrong Rauer, 35, of Rohnert Park, was arrested by Mill Valley police. Rauer resisted arrest and bit and hit officers. Rauer was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run moments before in Novato. MV officers found Rauer in his skivvies at a gas station. He appeared jacked up on something. Rauer was ultimately placed into a WRAP restraint device to prevent him from further assaulting officers and risking injury to himself. Medics were summoned to the scene for an initial check on Rauer and the officers. Rauer was transported for a medical evaluation and eventually cleared and booked into Marin County Jail. Two of Mill Valley’s finest sustained bites and facial contusions during the incident. Rauer was booked into jail on a raft of charges.
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