July 1 – 7, 2020
Camera Wins Again: On July 3 police received an alert from the License Plate Recognition Cameras of a Lexus with a stolen license plate upon it entering Sausalito from Alexander Avenue. The license plate had been stolen out of Vallejo on Tuesday, March 10. Sausalito Police Officers located the car and found it occupied by two adults, the vehicle’s owner Danny Turner (40-year-old resident of Rodeo) and a passenger. Officers confirmed that the license plate was stolen and that the Lexus’ registration had been expired for over four (4) years.
Further investigation revealed that Turner had a $10,000 felony arrest warrant out of San Mateo County for burglary. Turner was arrested for the warrant and booked into the Marin County Jail. The passenger was released at the scene. The Lexus was impounded. Since the City of Sausalito’s License Plate Recognition Camera program became operational on May 18, 2017, 33 stolen vehicles have been recovered and 38 individuals have been arrested for various crimes. The goal of the License Plate Recognition Camera program is to increase public safety by utilizing technology to alert Law Enforcement to wanted vehicles, enhance post-crime investigative abilities, and deter crime by increasing the likelihood of suspect identification.
Catalytic Convertor: A catalytic convertor was reported stolen from a parked vehicle on Spring Street.
Pee Cup Man: A man on Bridgeway peed into a cup and then poured the contents on to a statue. Police caught up to the guy and told him what his momma should have told him: Go pee in the restroom, dammit.
Suspicious Buzzing: An alert citizen reported a buzzing sound coming from a power police on Marin Avenue. Sounds like an electric shaver, he said. Police reported to PG&E.
Drinkin’ & Rowdy: It sounded like a country western song when the call came in. It was a party on Central Avenue.
Drunk Dog Walter: At least that’s how a citizen saw it when he called it to police. A man in a coral shirt and beige pants (does that match?) was stumbling around while walking two dogs. Police responded and found no merit to call. The man was walking home with the dogs.
So Wrong: A couple were walking on the sidewalk with two dogs off leash. The people were not wearing masks, either. The man was a fat sorehead who used aggressive language toward others. So many things wrong, so little time.
I Said Good Luck: A man reported that he lost his hearing aides three weeks in the park on Portal Street. Good luck with that.