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False Alarm on Live Grenade Found in House

The following information from Sept. 8-9 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

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5:37 p.m., Sept. 8 — A person cleaning out the home of a deceased friend on Clausing Court found a grenade with the pin still in it. An officer found that it was not real and the reporting party requested to keep it as memorabilia.

Sept. 8

3:39 a.m. — A man was found prostrate in a bike lane near Redwood and Rowland boulevards. He told the reporting party that he was on the ground "because it feels good." He was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness.

6:51 a.m. — A person who was staying with a friend on Cherry Street said a woman came forced her way into the house and stole a backpack that contained pain medication.

8:40 a.m. — Items from a purse, including a wallet, were found scattered on Taft Court. The items were gathered and returned to their owner, but $100 was missing from the purse.

8:42 a.m. — A hit-and-run was reported at Redwood and Rowland boulevards. The driver of a black Toyota Tacoma ran a red light and struck another vehicle, then fled. The driver of the struck vehicle followed the suspect and the other driver was eventually cited.

10:35 a.m. — Someone called from San Andreas and San Marin drives saying an elderly woman has fallen a couple of times on a sidewalk and her husband is trying to guide the wife away from the reporting party. An officer found that the woman is a cancer patient who was dizzy from chemotherapy. They refused paramedic assistance and were urged to call a doctor.

10:42 a.m. — A possible road rage incident was reported on Enfrente Road between the driver of a Ford pickup and the driver of a Toyota Matrix.

1:13 p.m. — Someone reported a mid-1980s Mustang driving on the Vineyard Road sidewalk and forcing people off the road. Officer was unable to locate the driver.

3:39 p.m. — A false identity report was made by a resident of Country Lane.

5:40 p.m. — Someone reported two suspicious people hiding the back seat of a parked car near Alameda del Prado and Clay Court. One was dangling his feet out the window. The subjects were taking a nap before going to work at a nearby restaurant.

9:11 p.m. — A loud boom was reported in the area of Maria Loreto Court. The area was searched but nothing was found.

Sept. 9

6:14 a.m. — A combative patient was reported at a care facility in the 1500 block of Hill Road. The person was throwing things at a doorway and trying to leave the facility.

8:46 a.m. — About $10,000 worth of jewelry was reported stolen from a home on  Merritt Drive while the reporting party was out of town. The victim's adult son had a large party over the weekend.

1:40 p.m. — Someone in the 1100 block of Grant Avenue saw two elderly women on electric scooter/walkers yelling at each other and chasing each other. The subjects were gone on officer arrival.

1:48 p.m. — A noninjury crash was reported in the 1900 block of Novato Boulevard. One vehicle rear-ended another and the involved subjects are arguing.

2:47 p.m. — A woman in a tent off Clausing Avenue was heard screaming, "My boy's dead and it's all your fault." Officers contacted the woman, who said she was in a verbal dispute with a man she did not want to identify.

6:33 p.m. — A pedestrian was injured when struck by a vehicle in the 900 block of Diablo Avenue. The driver remained on scene and the injured person was conscious and breathing.

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Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr September 13, 2012 at 11:43 PM
"8:42 a.m. — A hit-and-run was reported at Redwood and Rowland boulevards. The driver of a black Toyota Tacoma ran a red light and struck another vehicle, then fled. The driver of the struck vehicle followed the suspect and the other driver was eventually cited." Ahhhh..... Cited for what? Hit and run, yes. How about license, insurance, immigration status?

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