Oct. 1 – 7, 2020
Leaf Blower Beef: The use of gas-powered leaf blowers are verboten in Mill Valley. An angry citizen called the cops about one being used on East Drive. Police arrived and found a landscaper employee with a gas-powered leaf blower. But it was not on, so no citation was issued. The woman who complained then shouted non-church words at the workers.
Median Lady: A woman was seen on the media at Camino Alto writing on the one-way sign. Police stopped and talked to her. She said the complainer was mistaken: She was cleaning up trash on the median.
Suspicious: A man in a pick-up truck with a large American flag was seen driving on Miller Avenue and stopping and talking to people. A citizen thought that suspicious and called 911.
Candy Man: A man who was “possibly from India” offered children candy on the Redwood Highway Frontage Road. He seemed “off,” according to the citizen who called it in. Police responded but the man “possibly from India” was gone on arrival.
Garbage Man: On Lomita Drive a woman found a man throwing bottles on the street and putting garbage into private garbage cans. Police rolled and told the man to stop it.
Girls Parking: Police contacted three juvenile girls parked in a car on Fern Canyon Road and told them they could not park there overnight.
California Stop: Two bicyclists were stopped on Nelson Avenue and warned to cease making rolling stops at stop sign intersections.
Dog Kicker: A man approached kids on Lovell Avenue and threatened to kick their dog. Police took a report.
Oct. 1 – 6, 2020
Car Burglary: A car was broken into on Oct. 1 on Bridgeway. Victim says a homeless person was seen in the area.
Welfare Check: At the request of a citizen, police did a welfare check on a woman in a car with a baby and a toddler. She was on a cross country trip to the Pacifica Northwest and stopped to rearrange things. Kids looked healthy. Food in the car.
Band Aid: A drunk became verbally aggressive at a local hotel. He said he “stretched” his knee on the property and called it a “serious injury.” Hotel gave him a Band Aid and told him to scram. Also called the police.
Racoon Death: The last thing this racoon saw was the 2000 block of Bridgeway. Moved to the median for removal.
Naked & Afraid: A woman on Easterby Street was found outside her apartment yelling “I’m locked out naked. Let me in.” She spent the night with a neighbor.
Tool Theft: All the tools stored in a locked construction container on North Stree were stolen on Oct. 5.
Barefoot: A man dressed in a hoodie and barefoot was seen walking on Lincoln Drive with an armload of packages. A citizen shot a video in case, you know, hoodie-man was a porch pirate.
Plant Hater: A man was seen kicking newly planted trees on Bridgeway, cursing at them and spitting them. Police were called.
Suspicious Suspect: A citizen reported a homeless person wrapped in blankets amid the bushes between Galilee and Schumaker in the Tiki Junction. Lots of trash in the area, too.
Barking Dog: A dog was heard barking for over an hour on Monte Mar Drive. Police told the complainer that a letter will be sent to the home. Can dogs read?
Car Burglary: A vehicle on Spencer Avenue was rifled through last night.
Yoga Pants Lady: See wore yoga pants, a black sweatshirt and tennis shoes when she squatted on Willow Lane and peed on a person’s car. She was gone when police arrived.
Suspicious: A suspicious person was running around the library and when folks confronted him about his behavior he threatened them. Police found the man, but couldn’t pinpoint a crime exactly.
Scary: A woman looked out her window to see a lone man standing in her backyard. She called police, but subject was gone.