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Costco Purchase of $4,400 Denied; Credit Card Turns Out to be Stolen

The following information from Jan. 1-3 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

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3:32 p.m., Jan. 3 – A stolen American Express card was used in an attempt to purchase $4,400 in merchandise from the Costco store. The charges were declined.  The suspects fled upon the arrival of the officer.

Jan. 1

1:50 a.m. – A loud crash was heard and vandalism reported on Ferdinand Way. No other details provided.

1:51 a.m. – An armed robbery by a man wearing a mask over his face was reported at the Chase Bank location at 1595 Grant Ave. 

2:52 a.m. – A man on Oliva Court reported hearing a shotgun blast followed by the sound of a shotgun shell dropping to the ground.  Just prior to the blast, he heard a man yell, “What are you doing?” After the blast, he heard a vehicle leave the area.

11:15 a.m. – A man residing on Cielo Lane reported that his roommate just attacked him.  Officers responded and learned the both men engaged in fighting.  Neither man wanted to press charges.  Advice was provided.

11:31 a.m. – A camera was found on the football field of San Marin High School and turned in to police.

2 p.m. – A man reported that he had tracked his wife’s lost iPhone to an apartment on Scottsdale Way.  He requested police assistance to get the phone back.  Officers responded and assisted in retrieving the lost phone.

6:08 p.m. – A rock was thrown and smashed through the bedroom window of a residence on the 700 block of Bradley Avenue.  A truck drove off right after it occurred.

Jan. 2

8:15 a.m. – An employee arrived at work on Deer Island Lane and saw that the business sign had been tipped over and refuse such as couches, chairs , car parts, and trash had been dumped in the parking lot.

10:05 a.m. – A woman on Los Lobos Road reported that a load of household waste was dumped on her property.

12:25 p.m. – A gray SUV struck a pedestrian at the 900 block of Diablo Avenue.  The pedestrian was transported to Novato Community Hospital.

4:31 p.m. – A green Honda Accord parked on the 1300 block of Leafwood Drive near Sunset Parkway was broken into overnight, and items including sweaters were stolen.

6:01 p.m.  – A vehicle struck a light pole at Bristol Lane and Hamilton Parkway.

7:22 p.m.  – A hit-and-run was reported on the 2600 block of Topaz Lane after a large pickup truck drove off after the collision without stopping to exchange information.

7:31 p.m. – An elderly man fell and hit his head near the Safeway on Nave Drive, causing blood to run all over his face.  He was transported to Novato Community Hospital.

9:53 p.m. – One person was booked for possession of a suspected controlled dangerous substance and another cited for possession of suspected drug paraphernalia at Pastel Court and Pastel Lane.

11:08 p.m. – A man allegedly assaulted his 18-year-old daughter and kicked her out of their residence on Rockport Way.  She said he punched her in the face and complained of jaw pain.

Jan. 3

3:47 a.m.  – A stolen white minivan was recovered while parked on the upper lot of condominiums on the 200 block of Marin Valley Drive.

6:47 a.m. – A chain was cut and a GPS Specialty Construction generator valued at $3,500 was stolen from the back of a truck at 1400 Hamilton Parkway. 

11:01 a.m. – Items including televisions, a jewelry box and a dresser drawer were stolen from a residence on Bonnie Brae Drive.  Access was gained through an unlocked rear sliding door.

11:41 a.m. – Health and beauty supplies were the items recovered from a suspected shoplifter caught in the act at the Lucky supermarket on Grant Avenue.  The suspect was cooperative, but her friends were not.  She was cited and released.

12:55 p.m. – A group of about nine teens were hanging out near the loading dock at the rear of the building at Grant Avenue and First Street.  An officer responded and the teens were moved along.

1:16 p.m. – The same group of teens were reported to be throwing pine cones over the roofs of passing cars on the 7300 block of Redwood Boulevard.  The teens left the area upon the arrival of the same officer who had responded 20 minutes earlier to the call about the same group at the loading dock.

1:54 p.m. – A bearded man appearing to be in his 30s was yelling at customers and threatening them at the McDonald’s on Redwood Boulevard.  The door was secured and he was kept from entering the restaurant.

2:51 p.m. – A phone was found in the Marinwood area and turned in to the police.

3:53 p.m. – A vehicle was broken into on Bret Court, and then the garage door opener was used to enter the garage where two unlocked vehicles were ransacked.

7:59 p.m. – A woman on Angelica Court reported that her son was hitting her husband, and that he was possibly under the influence of methamphetamine.  Officers responded and the son was arrested and booked at jail.

10:43 p.m. – An 87-year-old person was lost at De Long Avenue and Reichert Avenue, and requested officer assistance.  An officer arrived and provided directions for the elderly person.

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