Ex-Drake Football Players Suspected in Marin Burglary Plead Not Guilty

One of the suspects is a member of the prominent Giacomini family.

Two former Drake High football players pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to multiple felonies for their alleged roles in a Mill Valley burglary last month in which a female resident who returned home during the heist was shoved to the ground, the Marin Independent Journal reports.

Nicolo Giacomini of San Geronimo and Lorenzo Cook of San Anselmo, who played for Drake in 2012 and graduated from the school last year, were among three adult suspects were arrested last month on suspicion of robbery, burglary, receiving stolen property, possession of burglary tools and conspiracy according to Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Jamie Scardina.

The other adult suspect, Jabari Bryant of San Francisco, also appeared in court on Tuesday.

A San Francisco juvenile whose name was withheld was arrested on the same charges.

All three adult suspects were 18 at the time of their arrests.

The adult suspects are all free on bail. They are scheduled to return to court on Feb. 5 to set hearing dates, the report said.

A Marin County superior court judge granted Giacomini permission to have his attorney appear on his behalf at future court proceedings according to the report.

Giacomini is a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

The four were arrested after an interrupted burglary was reported to the Marin County Sheriff's Office at 1:35 p.m. on Dec. 19, Scardina said.

All four suspects, who were identified by the alleged female victim, were arrested later in the day, Scardina said.

The suspects left a vehicle parked in front of the home, Scardina said.

Additional witnesses helped deputies locate the suspects.

Police officers from departments in Tiburon, Mill Valley, Belvedere, and Sausalito helped authorities track down all four suspects.

One adult suspect was found under the deck of a Richardson Drive residence. The three others were found running on Greenwood Cove Road in Tiburon, Scardina said.

During a search of the abandoned vehicle authorities found stolen property from a residence that had been burglarized an hour earlier on Seminary Drive in Mill Valley, Scardina said. 

The property allegedly stolen from both the Reed Circle and Seminary Drive locations consisted of jewelry and electronics, Scardina said. 

Giacomini is a member of a prominent Marin County family that includes former longtime county supervisor Gary Giacomini.

Gary Giacomini is listed as a partner at Hanson Bridgett, a San Francisco law firm. 

Nicolo Giacomini listed Hanson Bridget as an employer on his Facebook page.


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Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr January 11, 2014 at 03:54 PM
Crime in Novato unreported by Patch: Tuesday, Nov. 20 Driving under the influence: South Novato Boulevard/Redwood Boulevard. A male subject was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail for felony DUI, driving with a suspended license, driving without an ignition interlock device and driving on the left side of double-yellow lines. His vehicle was impounded. Fraud: Simmons Lane. An unknown subject(s) accessed the reporting party’s account and charged $12,000. Identity theft: Grande Vista. An unknown subject(s) used the reporting party’s social security number for employment purposes. [Darn those Australian illegal aliens!] Suspicious circumstance: Tamalpais Avenue. The reporting party stated that her grandfather died on Nov. 17 and that the coroner called the reporting party’s mother and told her poison was detected in his body. The reporting party believed the grandfather was poisoned by a family member. The case was reopened.
novato 3per January 11, 2014 at 04:07 PM
Jerome this is the outcome of the AB4 legislation, which undermined ICE holds and kicked out something like 40 illegals who would have been either removed or placed into removal proceedings, but instead they were sent back to our neighborhoods to continue doing what they were doing before: driving drunk, beating women, molesting underage girls, selling and using drugs, etc. Where is the outcry ? Is everyone okay with this. I guess we just need more bloodshed like the Bologna family massacre. Keep that in mind at election time.


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