Aug. 6 – 12, 2020
Census Worker: A woman census worker reported to police that she went to an address on Compton Court and the guy who answered the door threatened her. She said he also let his dog loose on her, but pulled him back just before the animal was about to chomp a piece out of her. She gave the address of the ill-tempered man to police.
Child Abuse: A citizen called in a child abuse report involving two children in a hot car on Camino Alto. No adult present and kids have been in the car for about 10 minutes. One is an infant, who is crying, and a toddler, who is trying to console the infant.
Racist Homeless Man: A citizen reported a homeless man in a black tent on Miller Avenue and Reed Street yelling “profanities and racist comments.” He was described as an old white guy with messy hair, which in Marin narrows it down to, say, 35% of the population. The man was gone when police arrived.
Bad Driver: The driver of a silver Toyota Corolla was seen passing on the bike lane on Miller Avenue. Younger male driver, people said. Police rolled, but the bad driver was gone. No justice this time. Maybe next time, if the kid doesn’t kill himself or others before that.
Blonde Driver: A woman described as “blonde” ran a red light in front of Tam High School doing about 60.
Burglary: A shed at 700 Miller Avenue was broken into overnight. No items appear to be taken, but things moved around.
Child Alone: A 5-year-old girl was found alone on Blithedale Avenue. She didn’t know her last name or her address. She was supposed to be meeting someone. Police were able to reunite her with her mom.
Child Alone II: Apparently the same 5-year-old child above was found alone again. She said she was walking with her mom and her mom went too fast. Child returned to her mother, again.
Vandalism: Three kids were cited for vandalism in the tunnel at Blithedale Avenue and Marguerite Avenue.
Stolen Bike: A bike locked to a telephone pole on Willow Street was stolen.
Stolen Bike II: A bike was stolen out of a carport on Kilmer Court.
Leaf Blower: A gas powered leaf blower was heard on Sycamore Avenue. The scofflaws made like a leaf and blew away by the time police arrived.
Aug. 16, 2020
Assault: Around 9:40 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Redwood Boulevard. and San Marin Drive on a report of a battery. Upon arrival, officers contacted the victim who reported that he was approached by a male suspect who waved a knife at him in a threatening manner and demanded the victim’s wallet. In defense, the victim swung a backpack at the suspect attempting to get the suspect away from him. The suspect then tripped the victim and hit him several times in the face, while the victim was on the ground. The suspect was not able to take the victim’s wallet and left the scene on a bicycle. A description of the suspect was provided by investigating officers to additional officers who were searching the area. After several minutes, an officer located a man who fit the description that was provided. The suspect was identified as Lamont Elkins, a 31 year old Novato homeless man, who was subsequently arrested for attempted robbery, brandishing a weapon other than a firearm and battery resulting in great bodily injury. The victim suffered significant injury as a result of the attack and was transported to a local hospital for continued treatment by Novato Fire Protection District personnel. Lamont Elkins was booked into Marin County Jail.
Aug. 5 – 19, 2020
Sinking Boat: Police were notified that a docked boat was sinking off of Marinship Way. Owner was on board and got the sump pump working. No longer needs assistance.
Lurking and Quiet: A caller notified police that an “odd man” pulled up his skiff and is sitting on the dock. He cast an “eerie vibe,” the caller said, but could not articulate it beyond that.
Pee Pee Boys: An eagle-eyed citizen spotted three cars parked in the two-hour parking. About eight people, who appeared to be headed to the beach, got out of the cars and the boys-being-boys peed in the parking lot. The citizen wanted police to keep an eye out on the cars and ticket them the instant they exceeded the two-hour parking limit. That’s how Sausalito rolls.
Car Sleepers: A dark colored camper van was parked on Sausalito Boulevard for several days. Many people were seen in and around the van, some of them sleeping there. A citizen called the police when the group started putting chairs out and making the neighborhood street their living room. Police rolled to the site of the mobile homestead. Found no chairs and the van locked. Left a note.
Surly Janitor: The janitor for a building on Caledonia Street was cleaning the building without a mask. He also yelled at a person “to pick up his garbage.” Advice given.
Unwanted: An “all points subject” (homeless) woman lay in the parking lot on Bridgeway. Police told her to move along and gave her a “602 advisement.” A concerned woman gave the woman a peanut butter sandwich and told police she believed the woman needs more help than that.
Mail Theft: Someone pried open five mailboxes on Rodeo Avenue.
Blue Dress: A woman in a blue dress stood in front of a business and refused to leave. She called the shopkeeper names, including a racist. Cops were called and the shopkeeper asked that the lady in the blue dress be removed.
Tree Branch: A tree branch fell on Bulkley and damaged two cars.
Stolen Car: On Monday, Aug. 17, at approximately 11:39 p.m., the Sausalito Police Department received an alert from the License Plate Recognition Cameras of a stolen vehicle entering Sausalito from Spencer Avenue. The vehicle, a 2019 Toyota Camry, had been stolen from Daly City earlier that day. Officer Edgar Padilla located the vehicle parked at the top of Spencer Avenue near the east Spencer Park and Ride parking lot. There were multiple people standing outside the vehicle upon his arrival. All five subjects complied with the Officer Padilla’s orders and were detained during the investigation. After further investigation officers were able to determine that Darwin Trochez-Gomez (a 20-year-old male out of San Francisco) was the driver of the vehicle. Trochez-Gomez was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and booked into the Marin County Jail. The other four subjects were released from the scene without charges. During the search of the vehicle a replica airsoft pistol was located and was taken for destruction.