Jan. 7 – 14, 2020
Illegal B’Day Party: A citizen flagged down one of Mill Valley’s finest to report a kid’s birthday party taking place at that very moment. People were not wearing masks, the person said. Police interrupted the party to remind everyone about Marin’s mask rules. Happy birthday.
Unmasked Kids: A citizen called police on five kids playing on Walnut Avenue not wearing masks.
Unmasked Singer: A citizen who did not want his name used reported a man playing music outside a downtown coffee shop. The music was amplified and the singer was not wearing a mask. He called a few times especially upset about the amplified music.
Odd Man: A very tall man, wearing a green dress and drinking a beer was reported on Blithedale Avenue. Caller said she was worried since there are schools in the area. Police checked out the person and reported he was, indeed, odd. But no crime.
Yeller: A woman wearing grey leggings and a black head scarf yelled at people as they walked by her on Forrest Street. Believe she’s under the influence of some kind of drug that makes her yell. Police checked her out. No merit.
Another Yeller: A man on a bike on Matilda Avenue was reported to be yelling very bad words at people.
More Yelling: A woman yelling, possibly with a bullhorn, and pounding of a stick was reported on Throckmorton Avenue. Police performed a welfare check. Told the woman to stop it. She said she’d keep it down.
Van Sleeper: A citizen reported someone was parked in a van in front of his house, sleeping in the van and cribbing off his home internet. He wanted police to move the man along. Police told him they cannot force the man to leave.
Doorbell Ditching: Kids in the Plymouth and Surrey avenues were “doorbell ditching,” a citizen reported. He said that he “lit them up” with a powerful flashlight and they scattered like cockroaches. Police patrolled the area for a while.
Worried Mom: A worried mom called police because she dropped her kids off at their dad’s per custody agreement. She said the dad slurred his words and “appeared out of it.” Police talked to the dad and the son. No distress or violation.
Lawn Damage: A citizen reported teen were “doing donuts” over the park on Vista Linda Drive. The park’s lawn is damaged. The thoughtless kids were gone when police arrived.
Child Abuse: A citizen called police on a woman who is always begging for money, using her children as props. It was cold outside. Citizen told police this is a form of child cruelty.
Card Eater: The dreaded Mill Valley parking meter “ate” a credit card. Police called.
Shoplifting: A young man in a white mask and a black hoodie stole cosmetics and other items from a store on Blithedale Avenue. There is video footage and the store wants to prosecute.