Horseshoes: After receiving a report of a man carrying a gun, Novato Police surrounded the Days Inn on Redwood Boulevard mid-morning on Monday, Dec. 28. Police contacted the man and found he was carrying horseshoes, not guns.
Unwanted People: Novato officers on Dec. 21 responded to several calls around the city regarding unwanted people wandering the streets and businesses. Other calls to the police involved public drunkenness, noise disturbances and a burglary report.
Drunk Driving: On Dec. 22, police responded to a drunk driver on Ignacio Boulevard and a number of calls for welfare checks on homeless people throughout town.
Burglary: A couple of burglaries, one on Zanco Way and one on Kelly Court kept officers busy on Dec. 23. Officers also responded to a report of a dead body on Capilano Drive and a threats report on Newport Landing Drive.
Christmas Eve: Officers faced a relatively uneventful day and night.
Christmas Day: Other than a few party noise complaints from parties, Christmas Day was a quiet shift in Novato.
Dec. 22 – 30, 2020
Knife Man: A man was seen on Caledonia Street the day after Christmas with a knife in his hand. He was swinging it back and forth. Police arrived, talked to Knife Man, and told him to stop doing exercises in public involving a knife. Knife Man regularly hits the cop log and on Monday, Dec. 28, the fit hit the shan when police booked Chris Lin, 38, into custody after an argument at Dunphy Park in which he allegedly pulled a knife. In the course of arrest, Lin became erratic and kicked an officer in the face. He’s in jail for resisting arrest and battery against a police officer.
Bus Stop Sleeper: A woman who was three sheets to the wind made herself at home at a bus stop by putting her things everywhere and falling asleep. Police made her clean up the bus stop and move along.
Stranger Things: A man who felt “strange” tried to sell magazines door-to-door on Harrison Avenue. He seemed to be “casing” the house for a robbery opportunity. Police called. Advice given.
Mailboxes: Four mailboxes were ripped open on Bulkley Avenue. Police called.
Tantrum: A customer in a store on Bridgeway refused to leave and yelled at customers and employees after a customer reporter for stealing from the store. The woman told an employee “Oh, you want to play?” She told the male employee that she’d be waiting for him when he got off work. Police arrived, calmed things down, and warned the woman.
Merry Christmas: Someone broke into a car on Gordon Street on Christmas morning and stole a bag of quarters that were in the car. Car registration also taken.
Hit & Run: A vehicle hit a fire hydrant on Harbor Drive the day after Christmas. Sheared the hydrant right off. A witness called police and said it was a white delivery van and it was parked about two blocks away. Police found the van with the hydrant still wedged underneath. Police working to ID the driver. A bit later a man turned himself into police.
Pee Man: A resident on Bulkley Avenue reported a man who appeared “not in the right state of mind” relieving himself on his house. He told the fellow to knock it off. Pee Man gave it one last shake and yelled at the resident. Also, Pee Man was not wearing a mask.
Stolen Jeep: A Jeep Wrangler was reported stolen from Plann Avenue on Dec. 29. Report taken. The only key to the Jeep was in the vehicle.
Central Police Authority
Dec. 16 – 22, 2020
Battery: An Officer advised she was out with a subject on Wornum Drive in Corte Madera. A man, with no permanent address, was arrested on a $5,000 warrant for battery held by Marin County Sheriff Office. He was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
Unwanted: A caller reported an unwanted subject on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Anselmo. A woman, with no permanent address, was arrested for violation of court order, possession of controlled substance and violation of probation. She was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
Drug Possession: An Officer advised he was out with an occupied vehicle on Tamalpais Drive in Corte Madera. A Mill Valley resident was cited and released for possession of drug paraphernalia. A Mill Valley resident was arrested on a no bail warrant held by Marin County Sheriff Office. He was transported and booked into Marin County Juvenile Hall.
Warrant: An Officer advised she was out with a subject on Doherty Drive in Larkspur. A San Anselmo resident was arrested on a $15,000 warrant held by Marin County Sheriff Office. He was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
Obstructing: A caller reported a disturbance on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Anselmo. A San Anselmo resident was arrested for obstructing an Officer. He was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
Battery: A caller reported a disturbance on Old Quarry Road in Larkspur. A Larkspur resident was arrested for domestic battery. She was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.