March 18 – April 1, 2021
Duck Danger: A mother duck and 15 chicks were in the roadway on Blithedale Avenue about noon on March 26. Mill Valley citizens, as they always do, were trying to keep them getting run over. Police assistance required.
Cruel Kids: A group of kids were in the creek off of Sycamore Avenue throwing rocks at the ducks. A citizen asked them to stop and they not-so-politely refused.
Side Show: A “side show” was reported the afternoon of March 26 behind the Safeway parking lot. The car was “doing donuts” and his tires were “smokin’”. Gone when police arrived.
Road Slide: Police helped the fire department secure a scene on Magree Avenue when on March 18 part of the hillside slid into the road.
Assault: A person was assaulted on Throckmorton. Police responded.
Possible Party: Loud music was reported on Blithedale Avenue. Police rolled and checked it out.
Wood Chipper: A resident on Ralston Avenue reported the use of a wood chipper in the area. Asked police to check it out and stick around for a while to make sure it doesn’t start up again.
Dog Barks: A dog barker on Shelter Bay Avenue. Police talked to the owner.
Tires Slashed: The tires of a car parked on Camino Alto were reported slashed. A possible suspect was seen.
Damn Bicyclists: A citizen flagged down one of Mill Valley’s finest to complain about bicyclists not obeying traffic laws. The officer said the department ia aware of the problem and have established special days “where we focus on cyclists exclusively.”
Creeper: A citizen on Sunnyside Avenue caught suspicious behavior on his doorbell camera overnight on March 30. A creeper dressed all in black and wearing gloves looked into a mail box. Nothing taken.
Aerial Footage: The Sheriff’s Department sUAS Team was called upon several times in the first quarter of 2021 to assist with investigations. One on Feb. 24 involved an assist to the Novato Fire Department at the scene of a fatal residential fire, another helped in a missing person case at China Camp and on March 15 the unit helped in a theft case in which a suspect fled on foot.
March 18 – 30, 2021
Fence Bump: A black Audi sedan damaged a gate on Second Street and left the scene. The driver was seen and contacted, admitted to hitting the gate but didn’t realize the extent of the damage. No police report. Handled like civilized people.
Stolen Chair: Someone stole a chair from inside an apartment on Olima Street.
Lyft vs. Uber: Passengers in a Lyft vehicle complained that the driver didn’t have a clue how to get to their destination. Cops called and tried to mediate. The passengers then left in an Uber.
Salty Comments: A man keeps running into a woman at various homeless encampments around town and making sexual comments. A police report was filed.
Dog That Bit Me: A dog allowed to roam unleashed bit a woman last week. Now the woman saw the same dog and owner walking the dog off leash. Police were called. But, the dog and owner were gone when police arrived.
Tent City: A humane officer requested police assistance as he was investigating dog cruelty in the Tent City in Dunphy Park.
Shifty: A man who looked “shifty” was reported by a citizen on Bridgeway. Police rolled but the shifty man was gone when they arrived.
Old Boots: Sometime overnight on March 17, someone snuck into a garage on Glen Drive and took some stuff from a 2009 CRV. It included a beach towel, sunglasses and old hiking boots.
Tree Trimmed: A resident who has lived in a house on Second Street for 30 years woke up one day and found his new neighbor had come onto his property and trimmed his tree nearly bald. Police called and gave the neighbors some tree-trimming advice which no doubt included “talk to each other.”
Dog Hole: A woman on Valley Street called police when her neighbor’s dog got off leash and came into her yard and proceeded to dig a hole, like dogs sometimes do. She didn’t want to cause a scene, but reported that her neighbor does not have good control of her dogs. An officer was dispatched to the hole scene.