Father Accused of Head-Butting 15-Year-Old Daughter

The following information from Aug. 24-26 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

The Headliner:

10:26 p.m., Aug. 26 — A father was accused of head-butting his 15-year-old daughter during an argument over her phone use at a home on Ranch Drive. The father was taken into custody and booked at Marin County Jail. The daughter had visible injuries.

Aug. 24

9:47 a.m. — A homeless encampment was found unoccupied at 94 Rowland Boulevard. A second notice was left at the camp and the city's maintenance staff was notified.

10:08 a.m. — People were picketing a store in the 700 block of Grant Avenue. Officers made sure it was a peaceful demonstration.

11:31 a.m. — A maroon minivan struck a parked black Jeep in the 2000 block of Mill Road. A minor injury was reported.

11:34 a.m. — A woman said an ex-boyfriend has been threatening her life via text and Facebook since March. An investigation is ongoing.

1:07 p.m. — A woman reported that her backpack was stolen out of her shopping cart at the Target store at Vintage Oaks. The loss was estimated at $403.

5:05 p.m. — A woman on Driftwood Avenue who left her wallet at a San Rafael gas station said she received a call from a man who started asking her a lot of questions. He said he would not meet with her to return it.

3:06 p.m. — A report of a Honda CRX striking several pedestrians was reported near the intersection of Hill Road and Indian Valley Road.

3:53 p.m. — A neighbor reported that a barking dog on Williamson Court has been parking "for three years." No barking was heard when an officer arrived.

4:22 p.m.  — A patient at a facility on Redwood Boulevard said she had pills and threatened to overdose because she didn't want to live anymore. She was taken to Marin General Hospital's psychiatric unit.

4:23 p.m. — A man on Taft Court said he just realized the license plate on his car was stolen and replaced with a different plate. He thinks that explains why he began  receiving Fastrack violation notices. The plates were returned to a recovered stolen vehicle reported by Napa police.

8:04 p.m. — A Toyota Corolla parked on Raposa Vista Drive had a rock thrown through its window.

8:34 p.m. — A burgundy Mazda 626 was stolen from a carport on Posada del Sol in Ignacio.

Aug. 25

12:26 a.m. — A stolen vehicle was located by an officer with an automated license plate reading device. Two arrests were made after a stop on Highway 101.

1:05 a.m. — Someone reported a woman running naked down Highland Drive toward Becky Court. The area was checked and the reporting party was contacted, but the suspect was not found.

8:20 a.m. — A man in his 20s was seen lifting the door handles of vehicles on Scotia Lane in an attempt to gain entry. The action was captured on a surveillance camera.

9:15 a.m. — A 2004 GMC Envoy was stolen from a driveway in the 1400 block of Dawes Street. The owner left the keys in the center console. The SUV was located by Onstar at the end of Parkwood Drive and returned to the owner.

10:28 a.m. — A resident of Crescent Lane reported finding a cat that had hung itself on a fence. A shoelace was tied around the cat's neck, and it apparently got caught on the fence as the cat attempted to jump it. The Marin Humane Society is investigating.

12:49 p.m. — A woman was being held by a loss prevention officer for shoplifting after being found at a Vintage Oaks business with a tool used to cut security devices. The woman was booked at Marin County Jail.

1:45 p.m. — One juvenile was arrested and booked after a  reported robbery at a business at 228 Vintage Way.

4:05 p.m. — A noninjury crash between a white sedan and another unnamed vehicle was reported in the parking lot of Inn Marin on Entrada Drive.

5:55 p.m. — A noninjury crash between a white Mercedes and a white van was reported on Enfrente Road.

7:12 p.m. — A small fire was put out on a concrete walkway between the Novato Library and the Lucky supermarket.

10:57 p.m. — A woman said a man against whom she has a restraining order is blocking her entrance into her home on Spinosa Way. The suspect left on foot and was not located.

11:32 p.m. — Four young brothers standing outside their family home in the 1800 block of Novato Boulevard said their mother threw all the clothes out of house and won't let them inside. The oldest boy said they are getting cold. Advice was given and the kids were to stay with their grandmother in San Rafael.

Aug. 26

2:15 a.m. — A stolen vehicle out of Sonoma County was located and one person was identified as a suspect.

2:41 p.m. — The CHP identified a Novato woman as the person who jumped into the bay from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to elude officers. The woman has a history of mental illness, according to a reporting party who said they broke up a couple of weeks ago.

10:41 a.m. — A couple on Muroc Lake Drive got into an argument during which the man threw a soda and a plate at the woman. Officers determined that the marriage strain was caused by the birth of their second child. Advice was given.

11:58 a.m.. — A road rage incident was reported in the 1800 block of Novato Boulevard. The suspect vehicle was a teal Ford Taurus being driven by a white male aged 18-20. The suspect was not found, and the reporting party received an escort to the freeway.

12:40 p.m. — A white Acura Integra slipped out of gear and rolled into a neighbor's garage and crashed on Madrid Court.

2:11 p.m. — A man was arrested and faced a public drunkenness charge after being reported by a clerk at the 7-Eleven store on Diablo Avenue.

2:59 p.m. — A woman in the 1100 block of Second Street said her son is screaming at her because he cannot find his clothes. The son was advised by officers to respect his mother and her rules.

3:55 p.m. — A fight between two men was reported on Loleta Lane. Residents were uncooperative and no injured people were located.

4:49 p.m. — A 911 call was placed from a residence on Laurelwood Drive. An attempt to call back was meet with voicemail. An officer went to the residence and it determined that parents were trying to get their teenager to do his homework.

7:45 p.m. — A man about 20 years old on a BMX bike threw a beer can at a passing vehicle near the intersection of Bel Marin Keys Boulevard and Nave Drive. A verbal confrontation took place between the biker and the driver. Officers checked the area and the suspect on the bike was gone on arrival.

9:33 p.m..— A man was arrested on Redwood Boulevard after he fled on foot from police officers. The man faced resisting arrest and probation violation charges.








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Jessica P August 30, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Two questions: 1. What store were people picketing on Grant? Why? 2. Is there more info on the car that was hitting pedestrians? Thanks!
Brent Ainsworth (Editor) August 30, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Good questions, Jessica. Almost every item on the PD call log could be a full story, but I'd certainly drive the police staff even more crazy than I do now if I pestered them that much. As for the picketing, I heard it was Lucky, but I don't know anything more than that. And with the car vs. pedestrians, there was no indication that anyone was hospitalized.
Jessica P August 30, 2012 at 05:01 AM
Thanks, Brent! Those were just the two that popped out and left me wanting to know a little more. Maybe other Patch readers will have more input??
Craig Belfor August 30, 2012 at 02:12 PM
The sign outside Lucky seemed to say that Lucky was unfair to families. Not sure if they represent every employee. Someone that knows should fill us in.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr August 30, 2012 at 06:35 PM
"1:07 p.m. — A woman reported that her backpack was stolen out of her shopping cart at the Target store at Vintage Oaks. The loss was estimated at $403." Why women leave their purses in a shpping cart and walk away amazes me as much as people who send money to Nigerian email solicitors. Duh!
Rick Budzak September 02, 2012 at 07:43 PM
@Jessica: Re: the car striking pedestrians incident I don't believe anyone was hit (as far as I saw, it was a woman and her infant and they dove out of the way). Also, it was a silver Honda CRV. It came around the turn from Indian Valley to Hill too fast, slammed the brakes, hit the sidewalk, reversed, and took off in the opposite direction. If I were to speculate, it was likely a car full of high schoolers just getting out of school (happened minutes after 3pm near my house) and driving recklessly. There were no injuries that I know of, just some very scared people. I would love to see that driver get punished, though. He very likely could have killed those people.


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