Feb. 23 – March 1, 2022
Coyote Scare: A woman out for a walk became frightened by a coyote who scampered by her. She asked police to escort her home, which they did.
Bad Title: A man reported to police that he bought a boat and trailer online, but when the goods arrived there was a problem with the title. Police investigating
Boat Bum: A woman reported that a man who was supposed to be buying her boat was on board and refusing to leave or pay rent.
Electric Bike: A citizen reported an electric bike stolken on Girard Avenue. It was left unlocked.
Barking Dog: Police interacted with neighbors of a barking dog on Sunshine Avenue. Word was passed to the owner to handle the situation.
A Bother: A woman homeless person was talking to herself and generally being a bother of a place of business. Police were asked to do a welfare check, which they did. Advice given.
A Brother Bother: A shopkeeper called the cops on her brother, who keeps showing up at her store and harassing her. Advice given.
Fence Cut: A resident reported his fen e cut on Bridgeway. It happened Feb. 24th.
Homeless Inquiry: A homeless woman called the police to ask about housing in Sausalito. She wants to get out of the cold, but is not currently in Sausalito. She said her case worker gave her the name of the Sausalito PD.
Loud Noise: A woman reported a loud noise that “shook” her house. Police responded and surmised it was a truck passing by.
Tent City Life: A resident in Sausalito’s Tent City was reportedly sprayed with bear mace by another resident.
Smash-n-Grab: A car window was smashed on Bridgeway. Owner taking inventory to see what was taken.
Homeless: A homeless man with a mattress was reported at the bus stop on Bridgeway. Police talked to the homeless man. He said he didn’t know anything about the mattress.
Good Policing: Here’s a favorite memory … when i was 16 ‘Officer Brunzie’ as I called him, a police sergeant friend of my dad’s, taught me to drive. Two generations later, Sergeant Steve Veveiros of the Sausalito Police Department heard my story and offered to coach my granddaughter Hannah, above, who had failed her first test. He coached, gave her both skill and confidence, and she passed … Now that’s community policing – Annaka Sonz Matranga
San Rafael Police Department
It’s always good to know the police in Marin. Above is Officer Brickell and his K9 partner Achilles. They are attached to the San Rafael Police Department.
Novato Police Department
Bike Patrol: Due to a number of incidents occurring in central Novato, we’ve increased patrols at our shopping centers. Acting Corporal Young patrolled on bicycle at Vintage Oaks shopping center. We’ve been very thankful to our community members who have reported suspicious circumstances which have helped us to prevent retail theft and make arrests.
Everyone can help to make our city safer. Here are some tips for preventing crime at our shopping centers.
Stay Alert: Be aware of your surroundings.
• If you think someone suspicious is approaching you or following you, cross to the other side of the street and head for the nearest public place.
• Know which stores and other public places are open along your route.
• Don’t hesitate to run back to where you came from to get help.
• Look for anyone “hanging” around your car or your path to your car.
• Have your keys in your hand and be ready to open the car door.
Show Confidence: Walk, stand, talk, and carry yourself with an air of confidence. This tells criminals that you are not an easy target.
Trust Your “Gut Feelings”: Intuition can be one of your best allies in self-protection. Trust your feelings…they’re seldom wrong.
If you see something, say something! Call 911 and report suspicious circumstances. Be sure to provide a description of the involved person and their vehicle. If you can safely see their license plate, provide it to our Dispatcher.
Thank you for helping us keep Novato safe.