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First Day of Duck Hunting Season Startles Bahia Resident

The following information from Oct. 4-6 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

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7:08 a.m., Oct. 6 — A resident of Albatross Drive heard gunshots in the flatlands area of Bahia. The caller was notified that this was the first day of duck hunting season. A responding officer noted no violations.

Oct. 4

4:03 a.m. —  A 20-year-old year old man said he was suicidal over his mother being ill and her divorce. He was taken to a hospital psychiatric ward.

11:40 a.m. — A sign on the west side of the Novato Fair shopping center was vandalized with graffiti. The property management company was notified.

11:40 a.m. — A green Acura Integra was reported stolen from a parking lot on Norman Drive.

1:40 p.m. — A stolen 1985 Toyota 4Runner reported stolen was located by Richmond police.

3:42 p.m. — A noninjury collision was reported at Novato Boulevard and Twin Creeks Court. Two people were yelling at each other.

3:55 p.m. — A large amount of graffiti was reported on buildings on Leafwood Drive. The building owner was unable to supply names of suspects, but he believes it was done by "certain juveniles."

4:01 p.m. — A vehicle reported stolen earlier was recovered on Enfrente Road but was missing a stereo system.

10:26 p.m. — A two-vehicle collision was reported at Galli Drive and Bel Marin Keys Boulevard. A green minivan and a white Hyundai collided, and the Hyundai driver smells like alcohol.

Oct. 5

8:48 a.m. — A woman called 911 to report that a wanted parolee was hiding out on Bolling Drive. No warrants were located for the suspect.

9:10 a.m. — The fence of a lumberyard on Sweetster Avenue was cut. A vandalism report was filed.

11:15 a.m. — Someone called from the area of Diablo Avenue and Novato Boulevard to report a man on his bike pulling his dog up by the neck in an abusive way. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

12:41 p.m. — Two juveniles were cited on minor drug offenses at Novato High School.

2:37 p.m. — The smell of gas was reported in the 100 block of Bolling Circle. A construction crew may have hit a gas main. PG&E and Novato Fire District have been contacted. Click here for a full story on this incident.

3:07 p.m. — A report of a man with no pants on at the Safeway store's cafeteria at Hamilton Marketplace. The man was described as white and about 60 years old. He had no pants and no underwear and was sitting with his legs wide open. The subject left the store and responding officers were unable to locate him.

5:59 p.m. — A man who refused to leave a reporting party's residence in the 1500 block of South Novato Boulevard was arrested and booked on two warrants.

7:15 p.m. — A man was seen grabbing and pulling a woman into a house at an unknown address. Officers responded and arrested the man on suspicion of making threats.

11:07 p.m. — Someone reported hearing running water in the area of Hangar Avenue. An officer found water running into the street from a hose, apparently left by a construction company.

Oct. 6

12:56 a.m. — Someone on Leafwood Drive reported a group of men being loud and making gang-related whistles to call other gang members. A case was taken for gang graffiti.

3:13 a.m. — A man was arrested and booked at jail on parole warrant after a neighbor in the 1500 block of Center Road reported two men talking loudly.

11:14 a.m. — A collision was reported at Diablo Avenue and Redwood Boulevard. The intersection was briefly blocked. The vehicles were gone on officer arrival.

12:09 p.m. — A parent reported that her daughter, a minor, was sexually battered and held against her will the previous night. Case was taken.

12:35 p.m. — A large soda was thrown through an unlocked front door and into a residence in the 1000 block of Seventh Street. The reporting party suspects his sister. Advice was given about restraining orders.

2:08 p.m. — A 5-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl went missing for about an hour from a residence on Brown Drive. The children were located with an aunt who forgot to notify the kids' mom that she would take them to the store.

4:17 p.m. — A man on Camino Drive said he was struck several times by his wife with a closed fist, causing injury. The woman then took off in a car. A warrant for the woman's arrest was issued.

5 p.m. — Two unsecured dogs, both pitbulls, got into a fight on Plaza Amapola. People were heard screaming at the residence. The owner sustained a scrape while trying to separate the dogs.

9:42 p.m. — One person was arrested on multiple drug violations at De Long and Reichert avenues.

10:48 p.m. — A backpack with marijuana and an air-soft gun was found outside the gymnasium at San Marin High School.

Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr October 09, 2012 at 05:20 PM
No surprise here. Novato is the Quicky Mart for Richmond car thieves. Do we need license plate cameras in Novato and on the Richmond Bridge? You decide after your car has been stolen. "11:40 a.m. — A green Acura Integra was reported stolen from a parking lot on Norman Drive. 1:40 p.m. — A stolen 1985 Toyota 4Runner reported stolen was located by Richmond police."

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