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Arrest for Suspected Methamphetamines, Credit Card Fraud

Novato police officers with police canine make arrest at Chipotle for suspected methamphetamines and credit card fraud.

photo by Rem O'Donnelley
photo by Rem O'Donnelley

Novato police on Monday responded to Chipotle restaurant on Delong Avenue, on a report of a suspected fraudulent purchase by a customer. Officers arrived and contacted Violet Bloomfield. 

Submitted by Novato Police Department

Novato police Officer Ames, with the assistance of police canine Metz, found Bloomfield was  in possession of suspected methamphetamines, fraudulent credit cards and drug paraphernalia.

The Novato Police Department currently has three canines that have been trained in the detection of narcotics. The Novato Police Department is proactive in the detection, and removal of dangerous drugs from our city streets.




Al Nymous January 15, 2014 at 02:27 PM
Police dogs are used to violate your fourth amendment right. The dogs can be triggered by the officer to create a false positive to search your possessions without a warrant. And police dogs have a 50% success rate.
Sam January 15, 2014 at 06:32 PM
And you have a zero for a brain
Al Nymous January 15, 2014 at 06:48 PM
Read the Constitution, then tell me that a dog can void the fourth amendment. I like your Philosophy Sam, but giving up your security for freedom is insane.
Bubba six pack January 15, 2014 at 08:20 PM
So Bowzer's batting 500. That's better than A-Rod, and they're not doing more drugs than Lindsey Lohan to get the job done. Dogs smell 1000 times better than humans, so they're an asset to cops who are an asset to us. That philosophy works for me, and if they go Cujo on a crackhead don't look for me to reach for the hankies. I'm a fan of the fourth amendment too, and I hate illegal search and seizure by crackheads from AH next door while I'm at work (a four letter word to them). Unless you live in a cement pillbox, cops are your friends, and dogs are their tools. Better to get bitten than shot, and the threat of a dog can cool down a bad situation. All of the other police forces are constantly borrowing our dog teams (hey budget dudes- make them kick down some to help this cost. No need to shoulder it all ourselves), so enjoy the fact that dogs have better batting average than our city council.
Bubba six pack January 15, 2014 at 08:26 PM
P.S. Great job, Rem. By the way, which wino warehouse--sorry, affordable housing project --did this waste of oxygen-sorry--outstanding citizen-- come from?

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