May 13 – 17, 2021
Armed Robbery: A “subject” entered a store on Redwood Highway Frontage Road and took a flashlight. When confronted by staff, the “subject” reached into his backpack and grabbed a black semi-auto handgun. The “subject” never pulled the handgun out of the bag (does that make a difference?) and fled the area on foot. The rest of the report was blacked out so it became impossible to report more.
Bikes Stolen: Three bikes were stolen from a storage unity on Park Avenue on May 13.
Fight: Teens were fighting in a parking lot on Camino Alto. Details were blacked out of the police report.
Argument: Two men and a woman were heard to be arguing loudly at a blacked-out location on Redwood Highway Frontage Road. Details of the confrontation were blacked out of the police log, making it impossible to report further to the public.
Missing Child: A “missing juvenile” was reported to police on May 14. The child returned home. Other details withheld, but it is presumed that police would have told us if other Mill Valley children were in danger of going missing.
May 13 – 17, 2021
Stolen Car: On Thursday, May 20, 2021, at approximately 4:42 PM, Sausalito Police Officers were notified by Marin County Dispatch that the Automated License Plate Reading (ALPR) cameras at Rodeo Drive had registered a stolen license plate entering the City of Sausalito. The stolen plate returned to a silver Infinity SUV stolen on May 11, 2021 out of Eureka from Enterprise Rental. It was reported that the women who rented the vehicle used a fake identification.
Officers immediately began to check the area. Shortly after receiving the notification, Detective Davin Rose observed the stolen vehicle driving southbound on 700 block of Bridgeway. Officers made a traffic stop on the vehicle and were able to detain the two occupants without further incident.
The driver of the stolen vehicle was identified as Brandy Rudder, a 41, of Buckley, Washington. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Nicholas Thomas Riippi, 42, of Tacoma, Washington.
During a search of the vehicle officers located a loaded firearm in the glove box. The firearm returned stolen out of Lincoln City, Oregon as of April 10, 2021.
Brandy Rudder was placed under arrest for possession of the stolen vehicle, possession of a stolen and loaded firearm, possession of a controlled substance, possession of stolen ID cards and multiple stolen credit cards. Rudder also had an outstanding warrant out of Clackamas County, Washington for $50,000. Nicholas Riippi was arrested for possession of the stolen vehicle, possession of a stolen and loaded firearm, possession of a controlled substance, possession of stolen ID cards and multiple stolen credit cards. Rudder and Riippi were booked into the Marin County Jail for the listed charges.
Mask Beef: A man who comes into a store on Bridgeway without a mask and every day is asked to leave caused a particularly noisy ruckus on May 14. Police were called. The maskless dude refused to give police his name and after a bit he wandered off into the Sausalito homeless landscape.
Card Eater: The dreaded parking meters in Sausalito “ate” another credit card. So the parker called the police.
Soccer Fight: Police were called to a field off of Ebbtide Avenue in which a soccer game was played. A fight ensued. When police arrived the two fighters had already left.
Looked Bad: A woman believed to be homeless was reported in a building on Harbor Drive. She came out of the bathroom and looked ill. Police found the woman, but she did not wish to talk to the police.
Car Burglary: A car left unlocked on Lincoln Drive was found on May 12 with glass broken and the car ransacked. Nothing was taken, however.
May 5 – 11, 2021
Catalytic Converter: A resident on Larkspur Plaza Drive in Larkspur reported the catalytic converter had been taken from her vehicle. An Officer took a report.
Dagger: Pursuant to a traffic stop on Paradise Drive in Corte Madera, a juvenile resident of San Pablo was arrested for carry/conceal dirk or dagger, possession of marijuana while driving and driving on a suspended license. He was cited and released to a parent.
Burglary: A resident on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Anselmo reported a theft from the residence. A San Rafael resident was arrested for residential burglary and violation of probation. He was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
Stoned: A caller reported a suspicious subject on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Anselmo. A man, with no permanent address, was arrested for being under the influence of narcotics and violation of probation. He was cited and released.
Drunk: A caller reported a suspicious subject on Mohawk Avenue in Corte Madera. A woman, with no permanent address, was arrested for public intoxication. She was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
DUI: A caller reported a vehicle accident on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Anselmo. A Fairfax resident was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, violation of probation, hit and run and driving without a license. He was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
Drunk: A caller reported a possible intoxicated subject on Bolinas Avenue in San Anselmo. A woman, with no permanent address, was arrested for public intoxication. She was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
Jailed: A caller reported a suspicious subject on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Anselmo. A San Anselmo resident was arrested for being under the influence of narcotics, violation of court order, possession of a controlled substance and obstructing an Officer. He was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.
Marin County Sheriff
May 18, 2021
Pedestrian Killed: On 8:05 a.m. Tuesday morning, May 18, a pedestrian was struck by a commercial vehicle at the intersection of Fourth Street and G Street in downtown San Rafael. During the preliminary scene investigation, it was learned the subject was a pedestrian located on the southeast corner of Fourth Street attempting to cross G Street to the westbound side. A commercial vehicle travelling north on G Street stopped for a fixed traffic control device at the southeast corner of the crossing prior to proceeding through the intersection, across Fourth Street. The driver reportedly did not see the pedestrian and she was stuck by the commercial vehicle resulting in her becoming unconscious and unresponsive.
First Responders provided medical aid. Paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after and discovered the subject to be in cardiopulmonary arrest. Resuscitative aid was provided on the scene and despite these efforts, the subject failed to respond. She died at the scene. The vehicle driver remained on the scene and was cooperative with the ensuing investigation.
The woman was identified as Elida Delgado Rodriguez, 73, of San Rafael.