July 23 – 28, 2020
You Dirty Rat: A citizen called police to let them know that she had a rat trapped in her bathroom and needed backup. Police gently let her know that they don’t send backup for such matters, as disturbing as they may be to some, but they talked the resident through the ordeal.
Aimless Homeless: A homeless woman who is a constant problem hanging around a property on Gate Road again showed up. People shooed her away, as they do daily, and she wandered aimlessly into the beautiful Sausalito landscape. She can be verbally aggressive. This day she left on foot, but tomorrow is a new day. Is this how a civilized society treats the mentally ill and homeless?
Trash Can Caper: A citizen on Cazeau Avenue had his trash can stolen and has his Ring Video to prove it.
Theft: Police responded to the theft of a trailer on San Carlos Avenue. Tools were taken.
What To Do: A citizen called police about a homeless encampment near his yard and wanted to know what to do. He just wanted advice, the cop log says. Don’t we all.
Homeless Yeller: A homeless man was having a heated and loud argument with another homeless man in the park on Litho Street. Not physical, but loud and unnerving to others in the park.
Cold & Tired: A woman who was said to smell heavily of alcohol was pitching a tent on Ebbtide Avenue. Also, her dog was off leash. Police were called and responded. No crime. The woman was cold and tired and pitched the tent to sleep.
The Captain: A man who called himself “The Captain” yelled at people who were receiving free food on Filbert Avenue. Workers attempted to give him food, but he threw it on the ground.
Dog Park Camp: A homeless man pitched a tent in a city dog park and was sleeping in it. Police contacted him and he said he’d be moving along shortly.
Clogged Toilet: The public toilet on Bridgeway was reported clogged. Police checked it out and it was working.
No Masks: A business on Princess Street dropped a dime on another business that was allegedly not requiring masks.
Vandalism: A person was seen spray painting the underpass on Spencer Avenue. The vandal split when police arrived.
July 15 – 21, 2020
Stolen Bike: A resident on Redwood Avenue in Corte Madera reported a bicycle theft from her property. An Officer took a petty theft report.
Stolen Bikes: A resident on Upland Circle in Corte Madera reported the theft of her two bicycles. An Officer took a grand theft report.
Catalytic Converter: A resident on Upper Via Casitas in Greenbrae reported the theft of her catalytic converter from her vehicle parked in the garage. An Officer took a report.
Catalytic Converter II: A resident on Via Belardo in Greenbrae reported the theft of her catalytic converter from her vehicle parked fronting her residence. An Officer took a report.
Catalytic Converter III: A resident on Lower Via Casitas in Greenbrae reported the theft of her catalytic converter from her vehicle parked at the residence. An Officer took a report.
Catalytic Converter IV: A caller reported the theft of catalytic converter from his car parked while parked on Greenbrae Boardwalk in Larkspur. An Officer took a report.
Catalytic Converter V: A resident on Sandpiper Circle in Corte Madera reported the theft of catalytic converter from his vehicle. An Officer took a report.
July 23 – 30, 2020
Broken Window: A window was broken on Redwood Highway Frontage. It was believed to have been broken by a guy angry at his girlfriend. The guy will be charged for the window. Owner does not want to press charges.
No Masks: A woman called police to report that her husband saw workers cutting trees. They were working close together and not wearing masks. She wanted police to warn the workers to mask-up, or else.
Party Alert: A watchful citizen heard lots of voices and horn blockers in the basement of a house on Longfellow. Possible illegal party, like it was Prohibition times.
Party Alert II: Another house party was reported on Magdalena Court. Loud music and cars.
Chainsaws: Loud chainsaws were heard early in the morning on Cypress Avenue. Police rolled to put a stop to it.
Parking Scofflaw: A woman parked her car illegally on Greenwood Way. Neighbors asked her to cease and desist, but she wouldn’t. So police were called and the parking scofflaw was cited. Sweet justice.
Hands Off: A customer in a store on Miller Avenue became agitated for some unknown reason. He then put his hands around the waist of another customer and picked her up and moved her out of his way. Police responded. The woman did not want to press charges, but police gave the man a good talking to about putting hands on other people and inappropriate behavior.
Vandalism: An undescribed act of vandalism took place at Harrison Skate Park on Sycamore Avenue. The big question: Was the vandal wearing a mask? If not, that’s a $25 fine in Marin.
Unwell: An elderly woman who is judged mentally unwell yelled at people on Elinor Fire Road. Police notified. The woman, who is a regular there, is from Tiburon and shouldn’t be in Mill Valley, complainers said.
Beer Stealers: Two kids snatched a couple of beers from a store on Miller Avenue and took off down the street. Miller Lite, perhaps?
Suicide Calls: Mill Valley police responded to a couple of suicide-related calls in this reporting period. Details were not released, as they should.
— Compiled by Sherm Frederick and Marinscope writers.