June 9 – 15, 2022
Covered Barely: Citizens reported a man walking his dog on Bridgeway dressed only in a G-string. Later calls described it as a “white rag” just barely covering his private parts. Police checked it out and determined that the man was “covered up just enough.”
Don’t Drive Angry: A road rage incident was reported to police at Bridgeway and Johnston. Drivers of two cars got into it verbally. Police provided service.
Ding Dong: A citizen called the police because someone rang her doorbell and she didn’t know the person. Service provided.
Stolen Flags: A city worker reported on June 10 that three flags were stolen from the City Hall Edgewater room.
Sideswiped: A citizen reported his car sideswiped overnight. A note was left, but when he called the person refused to share insurance information.
Panhandlers: A citizen reported a woman panhandling on Harbor Drive with her child for the last eight hours. Concerned that the length of time plus heat makes this cruel punishment for the child.
Tent Life: Police arrested a man at the homeless tent shelter in Marinship Park on an outstanding warrant. The arrest involved a lot of yelling and bad behavior.
Hands In Pants: A man was reported screaming on Bridgeway with both hands in his pants and looking like, well, he was trying to pleasure himself. Police arrived and determined the man was high and told him to move along.
Good Neighbor: A man on Buchanan Drive reported his neighbor’s garage door open. Police assisted. It was an oversight.
Underwear Man: Citizens reported a man dressed only in his underwear harassing passersby on Bridgeway and Anchor. Underwear man appeared to be trying to provoke a response from people. He eventually got on a bus and left town.
Man At Door: A citizen reported a tall, muscular man at her door begging for food. He was well dressed and trim. Police arrived and offered the man social services, which he declined.
Fire Victim Identified: On Tuesday May 31, at approximately 9:09 p.m., multiple calls were received by 9-1-1 advising of a residential structure fire in the 1900 block of Center Road in Novato. The Novato Fire Department in addition to multiple other First Responders were immediately dispatched to the scene and upon their arrival they located a fully engulfed structure fire to the rear in a secondary unattached residence on the property.
It was learned the structure had been occupied by two occupants at the time of the incident. One occupant was able to escape the residence but was badly injured. He was transported by paramedics from the scene to an area hospital for treatment. Regrettably the second occupant was unable to evacuate from the residence having incurred significant injury. Upon firefighters’ arrival they completed an immediate interior search of the residence, locating the subject unconscious and unresponsive on the second floor. He was rescued and extricated from the residence to the driveway and provided emergent resuscitative aid. Despite their efforts the subject failed to respond to treatment and his death was pronounced on the scene. The circumstances and origin of the fire remain under active investigation by multiple agencies with no conclusions available at the time of this writing.
The decedent has been positively identified as: John Matthew Turley, 39.
Marin County Sheriff
Arrest: On June 14 a little after 11 a.m., deputies responded to the Sleepy Hollow area for a reported interrupted catalytic converter theft. The witness provided a description of a vehicle and the occupants and a general direction of travel. A deputy responding to the call saw a vehicle matching the description and stopped the vehicle. Throughout the investigation, Deputies found tools indicative of catalytic converter thefts, replica firearms and suspected methamphetamine. Both subjects were arrested for a variety of crimes stemming from the investigation.
Anna’s OK: Law enforcement authorities report that Anna, above, has been located safe and alive. Anna walked away from her residence in Marinwood. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office thanks everyone involved in Anna’s safe return.
San Rafael PD
Sgt. Alex Holm
Congratulations: Investigations Sgt. Alex Holm, above, graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI), a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) program designed to stimulate personal growth, leadership, and ethical decision-making in California law enforcement front-line supervisors. Chief Spiller, Captain McElderry and Lieutenant Eberle attended the graduation ceremony.
June 3 – 8, 2022
Threats: Police responded to a report of a man yelling threats at passersby on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Claus Drive. Service provided.
Rolling A Joint: A guy sat on the porch of a residence on Manor Drive and rolled a joint. The resident asked the guy to leave. He would not. So, police called. Service provided.
Trash Eater: A man obviously down and out was seen eating food from a trash can in front of a coffee joint on Bolinas Road. Police contacted the man and gave him resources to better cope.
Shooting: Someone shot a pistol (probably a BB gun) from a car on Center Boulevard at a citizen. Police rolled. Service provided.
Bad Mouth: Citizens called police about an “older man” in a local bar yelling racial comments for all the world to hear. Police rolled and told the old man to knock it off.
Drugs: A resident of June Court told police that drug activity was going on in the neighborhood and wanted to point police in the right direction. Service provided.
Uncomfortable: Parents in Peri Park reported a man wandering around talking about weapons and children, making all uncomfortable. Service provided.
Twitcher: Citizens reported a man twitching and taking his shirt off on a bench on Broadway. Service provided.