Marin County Sheriff
Lucas Valley Jogger: The Marin County Sheriff’s Office has determined there is no merit to the reported assault of the juvenile jogger in the Lucas Valley area on Feb. 1. Sheriff’s press release states: A”fter receiving the initial report of the assault, our Detectives worked tirelessly to follow-up on all leads and aspects of the investigation. This included multiple interviews with the alleged victim, interviews with residents in the area where the assault was reported to have occurred, utilizing a sketch artist, locating video surveillance in the area, pushing out all the info for public safety awareness and also following up on the leads we received from the public. Through the investigation we were able to locate video evidence that led us to believe the assault may not have occurred. When presented with this evidence the juvenile admitted to fabricating the information reported to Law Enforcement. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office takes the report of any crime very seriously and we remain committed to investigating all crimes to the fullest extent.
Feb. 8 – 10, 2021
Naked Women: Two women rolled around in the trash in front of a store on Caledonia Street. One of the women started to take her clothes off. Police called.
Bus Woes: A man with a dog tried to board a city bus. The bus driver asked the man to put on a mask, which he did. Then he told the man that his dog had to be on a leash. Man called police and said the driver was trying to intimidate him. He caught the next bus.
Mailbox Theft: On Saturday, Feb. 9, mailboxes on South street were broken into.
Shopping Cart: Homeless encamped in Dunphy Park brought a shopping cart to the illegal camp site.
Road Rage: A biker hit the window of a car in a road rage incident on Bridgeway. Bike had no mask.
Open Fire: A citizen complained to police that “a bunch of people” were having an open fire BBQ and the end of Humboldt Street. Very close to a building. Police checked it out. Enclosed fire pit. No danger.
Camper: A homeless person was camped out under an apartment complex on Bulkley Avenue. He climbed onto a balcony at the apartment complex.
Bothersome: A man acting one bubble off center made employees of a store on Bridgeway uncomfortable. He intruded personal space and raised his voice in an erratic fashion.
Boat Sinker: A woman was caught on video again trying to untie and sink a board. The boat owner asked the woman if she wanted to go to jail. She said yes. Police called.
Fraud: A man and a woman checked into a hotel and left without paying.
Bank Robbery: Aklilu Micael Asefaha, a 44-year-old man from Berkeley, was arrested for allegedly robbing the Chase Bank in the 400 block of Ignacio Boulevard on Dec. 30, 2020. Asefaha was booked at the Santa Rita jail on the Novato robbery and several others in the Bay Area.