Oct. 22 – 28, 2020
Rude Parker: A citizen reported to police that some jerk parked across two parking spaces on Corte Madera Avenue.
FORE: A drunk bum hung out on the golf course on Buena Vista Avenue. Golfers called him in. Police told him to play through to some other place.
Trunk Man: A man sat in the open trunk of his car parked on Blithedale Avenue. Gone when police arrived.
Identity Theft: A citizen reported to police that someone has written checks in his name. He had his mail stolen in June.
Scam Alert: The Mill Valley Police Department has been made aware that there has been an increase in telephone scams. The majority of these calls have been made by someone falsely representing PG&E, threatening to shut off power if a payment is not made immediately over the phone or that you have a refund available to you. PG&E has stated that they are aware of these scams and will never ask for financial information or immediate payment with a prepaid cash card over the phone. If you ever doubt the validity of a call, please call PG&E directly and speak to a representative (800-743-5000). If you have fallen victim to a scam, call the Mill Valley Police Department’s non-emergency line at (415) 389-4100 to speak to an officer.
Oct. 29 – Nov. 5, 2020
Maskless Kids: A citizen called police to chastize them for not doing enough to stop kids from using a park as a skateboard facility. Plus they are doing it daily WITHOUT MASKS.
Hold My Beer: A homeless woman who has a history of stealing stuff from a store on Locust Street entered the store and put a cold beer in her purse. An employee told her to put the beer back, which she did.
Broken Window: Someone broke out the glass at the front door of a store on Santa Rosa Avenue.
Mailbox Looker: A man who looked like he was talking on a phone (but was actually talking to himself) was seen hanging about mailboxes on Filbert Avenue. A citizen asked the police to check it out. No crime was committed.
Stop My Neighbor: A citizen on Girard Avenue asked the police to stop his neighbor from power washing stuff and eating outdoors with other people who dropped by. Police arrived and noticed no noise, but talked to the resident anyway about the complaint.
Purse Taken: On Spring Street on Nov. 2, someone smashed the back window of a Toyota Tacoma and took an empty purse.
Stolen Vehicle: On the Oct. 26 shift, police took a report of a stolen vehicle on Ignacio Boulevard. Police also dealt with a couple of suspicious characters around town, a burglary on Reichert Avenue and an assault with a deadline weapon at an unspecified location.
Burglary: On Oct. 27, police took a report on a burglary on Alameda Del Prado, took care of a hit-and-run call and handled a couple of drunks in town.
Assault: An assault was reported to police on Diablo Avenue during the Oct. 28 shift. It wasn’t the only one. Another was reported on Alameda Del Prado and a burglary was reported on Hector Lane.
Looking For A Fight: Police went looking for a fight on Vintage Way on Oct. 29. But couldn’t find it. But they did find several suspicious characters around town during this reporting period — one on Johnson Street.
Stolen Vehicle: Police responded to a stolen vehicle on Green Oak Drive during the Oct. 30 shift. Police also took a burglary report on Diablo Avenue and an animal disturbance on Amber Curt.
Spooky: The Halloween shift in Novato was largely uneventful, which is a good thing.
Par-Tay: On Nov. 1 police responded to a number of party complaints, a handful of suspicious people bumping around town and one burglary report on Front Street.
Neighbors Don’t Talk: To illustrate that neighbors don’t talk to each other any more, a resident on Pearl Street called the police and asked them to talk to his neighbor and tell his neighbor to park his RV in his driveway. Police did so.
Smash-n-Grab: This truck was the victim of a smash-n-grab on Nov. 2 on Novato Boulevard next to the library. The thief took tools the owner needed for work that day.