June 17 – 22, 2021
MV Mooner: A resident on Eucalyptus Knoll said her neighbor came out and “mooned” her. The neighbor was carrying a pine cone and has been known to throw them at people. Police interviewed the ‘mooner’ and the ‘moonee’ and will review pictures of the event and follow up.
Screamer: An ongoing problem with a woman who screams at people in Mill Valley cropped up again on June 17 when she sat in a parked car in front of a school on Old Mill Street and yelled at parents dropping off their children. There was no merit to a crime as, apparently, she may scream to her heart’s content in the area.
Noise Beef: A woman sings on Throckmorton using an amplified system. A resident complained to police about the noise. Police checked it out. She does have a permit and at the time the police were them it did not appear to be an issue.
Drunk: A man was arrested for public drunkeness on East Drive.
Mailbox: A car hit a mailbox on Kipling Drive on June 17. A neighbor who witnessed the episode said it appeared the driver of the car did in on purpose.
Stumbler: A man was reported stumbling around Corte Madera Avenue with a bottle in one hand and a one-finger salute in the other, which he liberally gave to passing cars. Police talked to the man, who was uncooperative. Eventually he was booked into jail.
All Is Quiet: A woman tents near the creek on Miller Avenue and periodically rants about nothing in particular. A citizen called the police, but didn’t want to approach the woman as that usually “amps her up.” All is quiet now.
Assault: A woman was assaulted on June 18 at a home on Hill Street. She required hospitalization. Police said it was a “targeted” assault and there was no other danger to the community. The assault remains under investigation.
Car Liver: A man appeared to be living out of his car for several weeks on Molino Avenue. Residents nearby reported it to police.
Stupid Kids: A group of boys were seen at the site of a home tear-down project on Edgewood Avenue shooting at deer with slingshots. Gone when police arrived.
Speeder: A UPS driver was driving recklessly on Eldridge Avenue, residents said. Police are on the lookout.
Shoulder Tap: Central Marin Police, in partnership with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), conducted a Shoulder Tap Operation on June 15, 2021.
During the Shoulder Tap Operation, under the direct supervision of Central Marin Police and ABC Agents, a minor decoy solicits adults outside of ABC establishments to purchase them alcohol. Should alcohol be furnished to the minor, the subject providing the alcohol is issued a citation or booked into the Marin County Jail. The ABC Shoulder Tap Program allows local law enforcement agencies to detect and deter shoulder tap activities near and around ABC establishments.
On 06/15/2021, CMPA officers, along with three ABC Agents and two 19-year-old decoys, conducted a Shoulder Tap Operation visiting several establishments throughout CMPA’s jurisdiction. They contacted approximately 54 adults, and of those, two furnished alcohol to the decoy.
In both cases the adult was cited for a misdemeanor charge of 25658 (a) Business and Professions Code – Furnish Alcohol to a Minor. Each furnisher was released at the scene and the reports will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for prosecution.
The goal of this program is to not only detect and deter shoulder tap activities in the area, but to use it as an opportunity to educate the public on the prevalence of underage drinking in our communities and throughout the greater Marin County area. We strongly encourage adults and parents to not contribute to this issue, and to teach their children about the dangers of underage drinking.
This project is part of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Minor Decoy / Shoulder Tap Grant Project, funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
June 16 – 22, 2021
Yeller: A public works fellow tried to replace stalls in the public women’s restroom on Marinship Way. A woman sitting on the ground at the restrooms started yelling at him and throwing things.
Smashed Window: A resident reported his car window smashed overnight on Cypress Place.
Goo Alert: Residents on Easterby Street reported some kind of discharge oozing into the sewer system.
Camper Alert: A citizen reported that homeless people were camping in authorized areas. Police called.
One Handcuff: A man sat in front of a local grocery store. He had tats on his face waving his arm with a handcuff attached. Cops called. Handcuffs were fake. Tat man moved along.
Warning: A man on Sausalito Boulevard told police he found a dead fish on his porch. He thinks a friend put it there as a warning of some sort. Nice friend, eh?
June 10 – 15, 2021
Hit & Run: Occurred at Victory Village on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. A woman reported her vehicle was sideswiped. Service provided.
Theft: Occurred at Sherwood Oaks Apartments on Bolinas Road. A woman left her bicycle and it was taken.
Alcohol Violation: Officer initiated activity at Bolinas Road/Sherman Avenue. The officer contacted several juveniles who had been drinking. One was cited for public intoxication. All of them were released to parents, which can sometimes be the harshest penalty on the books.
Garbage Complaint: Occurred on Willow Avenue. A baby crib and other miscellaneous items were left on the sidewalk. Marin County may be the most difficult place on the planet to properly dispose of junk. Even babies do it.
Noise Complaint: Occurred at Peri Park. Loud drums coming from Peri Park. Stopped when police arrived.