Sept. 22 – 28, 2021
Yeller: A man yelled anti-semetic slurs to people on Bridgeway on Sept. 26. He had a small puppy with him. Citizens were concerned about his slurs and the welfare of his puppy.
Dog Bite: Citizens heard a woman scream from Gabriel Park. Police arrived and found a woman who was bitten during a dog fight. No medical attention needed.
Tool Box: A man on the side of the road saw a large red tool box fly out of a pick-up truck at Spencer and San Carols avenues. He moved the tool box to the side of the road and called the police.
Urinator: A man on Second Street was reported spitting on passing bicyclists and pissing into the street. Police were called.
Unsafe: A man and woman staying at the homeless Tent City at Marinship Park contacted police about not feeling safe. Police talked with them, but they were “unable to put together a coherent thought about what he needed.”
Spitting: A woman at the homeless Tent City at Marinship Park reported a man in the bathroom who spit on her and exposed himself. She did not want to press charges.
Mooners: Three kids on bikes mooned residents on Caledonia Street.
Fornicating: A man described as an “anchor out” was reported smoking dope and fornicating in the Napa Street area.
Necklace: A cheap gold-ish necklace was found on the street and turned into police.
Sept. 15 – 21, 2021
Recap: During this one- week time period, we had 613 calls for service. This included 1 call related to hit and run accidents, 2 minor injury accidents, 0 major injury accidents and 11 property damage only accidents. There was 1 residential burglary, 2 commercial burglaries and 2 auto burglary. There was 1 call related to DUI and 0 DUI arrest.
Burglary: A caller reported a subject just broke the door and entered a building on Larkspur Plaza Drive in Larkspur. A Mill Valley resident was arrested for burglary. He was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
Drunk: Callers reported an intoxicated subject on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Anselmo. A man, with no permanent address, was arrested for public intoxication. He was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
Vandalism: A caller reported vandalism in progress on Saunders Avenue in San Anselmo. An Oakland resident was arrested for vandalism and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was cited and released.
Smash ‘n Grab: A caller reported returning to her vehicle parked on Larkspur Landing Circle in Larkspur to find a window smashed and items missing. An Officer took an auto burglary report.
Smash ‘n Grab II: A caller reported returning to her vehicle parked on Redwood Highway in Corte Madera to find a window smashed and items missing. An Officer took an auto burglary report.
Marin County Sheriff
Investigation Continues: The San Rafael Police Department is investigating the in-custody death of an inmate housed at the Marin County Jail. Around 8:35 p.m. on Sept. 13, a Deputy and a Nurse in a housing unit of the Marin County Jail were making rounds to give inmates medication when they located a male inmate slumped over in his cell. This inmate was the only inmate assigned to this cell. The Deputy and Nurse immediately started performing life saving measures and requested the San Rafael Fire Department respond to the Jail. Despite all life saving measures, the inmate was pronounced deceased at 9:15 p.m. . The Sheriff’s Office requested the San Rafael Police Department respond to handle the investigation
Suspicious Car: On Sept. 23, at about 8:13 a.m., a resident reported a suspicious silver colored Ford in the area of Rowe Ranch Drive in Novato. The resident reported they believed the driver of the vehicle might be impaired and reported that it appeared that the driver was drinking from an open container. Novato Police officers responded and located the vehicle a short distance away on Redwood Boulevard. The investigation revealed the Ford had been reported stolen in San Francisco on September 18.Novato Police officers arrested a 38-year-old transient male from the vehicle for vehicle theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of an open container. It was determined the driver of the vehicle was not impaired.
This is a good reminder to give police a call anytime you see something suspicious in your neighborhood at 415-897-4361. Keeping our community safe together!
Loaded Gun: On Sept. 24, at 2:51 p.m,, Novato Police Department Dispatchers received several calls about a driver who may be impaired, driving with a flat tire near Olive School. Officers checked the area but did not find the vehicle. Another caller reported seeing the vehicle driving on Grant Ave. with one flat tire and driving on a rim.Officers contacted the driver, a 26-year-old Petaluma resident near Railroad and Grant Ave. The driver was evaluated and determined not to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded, non-serialized, semi-automatic pistol near the driver’s seat. The driver was arrested for possession of a loaded and concealed firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of a firearm within 1000 feet of the school, as well as driving on a suspended license and violating terms of his probation. The driver was booked into Marin County Jail for the listed charges.We encourage community members to call 911 when they see unsafe driving or something suspicious in our neighborhoods.
Together, let’s keep Novato safe!
Search Continues: The San Rafael Police Department continues to search for a knife-wielding man who assaulted political protesters just before the recall election. The department has a YouTube video of the alleged assailant and urges citizens to help them find the man. The video is at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arfTE3_x6OY.