Nov. 9 – 12, 2020
Mask Shamers: A citizen reported that three men and a woman sitting in trash and gathered near the church on Bulkley Avenue shamed her for wearing a mask and followed her for a bit in a harassing manner. Police responded and talked to some folks outside the church who said, like Col. Klink, they knew nothing.
Biden Vandalism: A Biden political flag on Spencer Avenue and pole was broken. Homeowner has a video of the vandalism.
Smelly Noise: A resident on Edwards Avenue complained to police about construction noise and toxic smelling gas from a construction site. Police informed the resident that the construction is legally permitted.
Bad Bed Sale: A man went to a residence because they had a bed for sale on Craig’s List. He intended to buy the bed and disassembled it with his own tools. When disassembled, he changed his mind and left. Then, he realized he had left his tools there. He went back to get them and the inhabitants closed the door on him.
Threats: Police responded to two reports of threats one on Salvatore Drive and Pastel Lane on Nov. 2 They also took a report of a burglary on Green Oak Drive and a public drunk on Nave Drive.
Very Suspicious: Suspicious was the word of the day on the Nov. 3 police log in Novato. No less than 8 items on the log mentioned something suspicious at various places around town. There was also a burglary reported on Armstrong Avenue.
Gas Theft: A resident on Grande Vista reported through social media that he has had the gas stolen out of his cars parked in his driveway. It happens every few months, he reports.
Assault: On Nov. 8, police responded to an assault call on Olive Avenue, a drunk call on Nave Drive, and a party complain on Pastel Lane.
While You Slept: The morning of Nov. 10 at about 4:15 a.m., police received a phone call regarding a vehicle revving its engine for about 20 minutes on Plum Street. Upon arrival, the vehicle caught fire. NPD Officers quickly removed the driver from the vehicle and requested the Novato Fire Protection District. Within a minute of NPD arriving on scene, the vehicle was completely engulfed in flames. NFD arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. The driver, a 45-year old Novato resident, was treated and released by NFD medical personnel at the scene. NPD conducted a DUI investigation, which resulted in the arrest of the driver for DUI related to Drugs. He was booked into the Marin County Jail.