DUI: On April 21st at 8:30p.m., Novato Police Officers were dispatched to a reported vehicle versus pedestrian collision on Alameda Del Prado near the intersection of Posada Del Sol. The first officer who arrived on scene located two pedestrians who had apparently been struck by a sedan traveling southbound on Alameda Del Prado.
Personnel from the Novato Fire Protection District responded to the scene to render aid. As the investigation progressed, officers learned that a 27-year-old male victim, along with 4-year-old son were struck while walking in the crosswalk. The 27-year-old male was transported to Marin General Hospital and sustained major injuries, which are not life threatening. The 4-year-old child was also transported to Marin General Hospital and later air lifted to a children’s hospital in Oakland due to life threatening injuries from the collision. The child is in critical condition. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family during this difficult time.
Members of the Novato Police Department Major Collision Investigation Team responded to the scene and took over the investigation and the roadway was closed for several hours while the collision scene was processed. The driver, 75-year-old Edward Cox of Novato, was subsequently arrested and booked into Marin County Jail for suspicion of felony driving while under the influence.
We would like to thank our community members who stopped at the collision scene to render assistance to the victims and provide information to responding officers. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has any additional information is encouraged to contact the Novato Police Department at 415-897-4361.
Body Found: On Friday April 16, family members and friends reported Bruce Linwood Adams, a 59-year-old male from Mill Valley, CA.missing from his boat, The Bristol, which was discovered in Richardson Bay drifting with the motor on and nobody aboard the vessel.
Fearing the subject had fallen overboard from the vessel into the bay waters, an arduous search was conducted by the United States Coast Guard, First Responders and members of the public at large, which met with negative results. On Sunday April 18, the subject was discovered unresponsive and unconscious in the aforementioned waters. The subject was then transported by a private vessel to the Clipper Yacht Harbor where First Responders had been summoned to. The subject was declared deceased without any resuscitative aid provided.
The cause and manner of death is pending.
April 19 – 20, 2021
Bike Stolen: A bicycle was taken from an open garage on Spencer Avenue on April 19.
Yeller: A woman yelled at a coworker on El Portal Street. She was not wearing a mask and demanded entry. She was yelling many bad words, according to witnesses.
Bus Ticket: A man wandering around town and swearing loudly to no one in particular, was picked up by police and dropped off at a bus stop. He was given a bus pass and a care package.
April 15 – 21, 2021
Off Leash: A citizen called police about dogs off leash on Throckmorton.
Trash: A queen size mattress was dumped alongside Penn Avenue.
Skateboarders: A gaggle of boy skateboarders were making trouble on Lovell Avenue. They were not respectful of wishes to disperse.
Mail Theft: Mail boxes were open and mail strewn about on Molino Avenue. From Mirabello to Cascade on Molino boxes were open.
Mail Theft II: A resident on Hamilton Drive turned in mail that was found in front of his house belonging to other addresses.
Leaf Blower: A gas powered leaf blower was reported on Miller Avenue. When police arrived, workers were packing up. No crime observed.
Wallet Returned: A bicyclist found a wallet while riding on April 21. Turned it in to police and police returned to owner. That the way to do it.
Begging Cigs: An “all points subject” (code for homeless) was reported begging cigarettes from customers at a store on Miller. Police observed no crime but move him along.
March 3 – 9, 2021
Dispute: A caller reported a dispute on Lincoln Village Circle in Larkspur. A Larkspur resident was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, battery on a person and a $10,000 warrant held by Sonoma County Sheriff. He was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
Theft: A resident on Park Drive in San Anselmo reported a bicycle theft from the residence. An Officer took a report.
Accident: A caller reported a vehicle accident on Skylark Drive in Larkspur. A Larkspur resident was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
Bikes Taken: A resident on Skylark Drive in Larkspur reported his bicycles has been taken. An Officer took a report.
Crash: A caller reported a vehicle accident on Center Boulevard in San Anselmo. A San Anselmo resident was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. She was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
Burglary Tools: Loss Prevention at a business on Redwood Highway in Corte Madera reported a subject detained or theft. A San Francisco resident was arrested for shoplifting and possession of burglary tools. She was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
Arrest: An Officer advised he was out with a subject on Via Casitas in Greenbrae. A Larkspur resident was arrested on a $1,000 warrant held by Marin County Sheriff Office. He was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
Theft: A resident on Tamalpais Avenue in San Anselmo reported the theft of her catalytic converter. An Officer took a report.
Bike Theft: A caller reported the theft of her unlocked bicycle while parked at Corte Madera Town Center in Corte Madera. An Officer took a report.
Summary: During this one week time period, we had 535 calls for service. This included 4 calls related to hit and run accidents, 0 minor injury accident, 0 major injury accidents and 2 property damage only accidents. There were 2 residential burglaries, 1 commercial burglary and 1 auto burglary. There were 2 calls related to DUI and 3 DUI arrests.