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Four Vehicles Reported Stolen Over Three-Day Period

The following information from Dec. 19–21 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

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Dec. 19 – 21 (See highlighted items below.) 

Dec. 19  

1:36 a.m. – A person at the Circle K gas station on Ignacio Boulevard said there was someone there wanting to fight him. One was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness and a probation violation. 

9:05 a.m. – A stolen vehicle was reported in the 900 block of Ignacio Boulevard.  The victim parked his white 1994 Honda on the street last night.  All keys were accounted for and there are no known suspects. 

10:05 a.m. – A stolen vehicle was reported in the 100 block of Los Robles Road.  A blue 1995 Honda Accord was missing from the street.  All keys were accounted for and there are no known suspects. 

11:22 a.m. – A burglary was reported on Sandy Creek Way.  The reporting party said that someone had taken a gun from his vehicle sometime last Thursday or Friday.  He does not recall if the vehicle had been locked. 

12:01 p.m. – A hit-and-run misdemeanor was reported in the 100 block of Marin Valley Drive. A semi truck making a delivery took out a stop sign and some landscaping. Vehicle information was provided to the property manager’s office. 

1:27 p.m. – A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center parking lot.  A woman said that the driver of a tan vehicle hit her with his vehicle and then told her it was her fault and drove off.  She said he was very angry and aggressive.  The woman was not hurt.  Plate information was provided. 

4:12 p.m. – A stolen vehicle was reported in the vicinity of the Novato Toyota dealership on Rowland Boulevard.  A red 1986 Toyota pickup was stolen from behind the business.  It was last seen at 7:30 a.m. 

5:07 p.m. – A burglary was reported in the 100 block of Los Robles Road.  The utility box on a work truck had been broken into and the tools had been taken. 

6:08 p.m. – Graffiti vandalism was reported in the parking lot behind Circle Bank on Grant Avenue.  A tree was tagged with paint. 

6:52 p.m. – An identity theft was reported on Drakewood Lane.  Unknown(s) opened six credit card accounts in the victim’s name.  All cards have been cancelled. 

9:07 p.m. – A driver was stopped for vehicle code violations at the truck scales on southbound Highway 101.  He was cited and released for driving with a suspended license.  The vehicle was towed and impounded. 

9:20 p.m. – A burglary was reported on Cambridge Street.  A woman said she just observed two people breaking into her car.  She said she confronted two Hispanic boys who fled the scene.  The stereo faceplate had been removed from the vehicle.  The suspects were gone on arrival and could not be located. 

Dec. 20 

12:57 p.m. – A person was booked for driving under the influence in the vicinity of the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center. 

1:25 p.m. – A grand theft was reported in the 100 block of Albion Court.  The reporting party said the theft occurred overnight and insisted that the vehicle was locked.  Unknown(s) removed property from the victim’s unlocked vehicle. 

3:51 p.m. – A reporting party at Ghiringhelli’s Pizzeria said that a woman was yelling and throwing things in the bar area.  She was described as a white woman in her 50s and wearing a black leather coat and blue sweater.  She was determined to be a danger to others and was placed on a hold for psychiatric evaluation at Marin General Hospital. 

4:46 p.m. – A fraud was reported on Vivian Court.  Unknown(s) used the victim’s ATM card at Buck’s Saw Service for an unauthorized transaction. 

4:57 p.m. – A man believed to have been drinking was reportedly yelling at customers outside Paradise Foods on Ignacio Boulevard.  He was described as a white man with blonde hair in his 40s and was wearing brown pants and a black shirt.  He was booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of public drunkenness. 

5:26 p.m. – A burglary was reported on Park Crest Court.  A victim’s vehicle was broken into overnight.  Unknown(s) took $50 from a glove box, binoculars, a flashlight, and a remote for a CD player.  The total loss is about $300. 

10:45 p.m. – An aggravated assault was reported on Elm Drive.  A domestic disturbance was heard between a man and a woman and the woman was later seen on the ground.  One was arrested and booked on suspicion of battery on a spouse.  The victim declined an emergency protection order. 

Dec. 21 

9:40 a.m. – Suspicious circumstances were reported on Laguna Vista Drive.  The reporting party has a landscape company at his residence.  An employee of the company just notified him that the neighbor, a white woman in her 50s, is screaming at the workers about their treatment of the turkeys on the property.  The neighbor was upset because she didn’t want the wildlife yelled at by the workers. 

10:23 a.m. – A petty theft was reported in the 1000 block of Eighth Street.  Two bicycles were taken.  The reporting party said it was the third stolen in a month.  It is believed that a local gang is responsible.  There was no further suspect information. 

10:39 a.m. – A stolen vehicle was reported on Lovejoy Way.  A 2001 Nissan Murano was taken from an apartment complex parking lot overnight.  All keys were accounted for. 

1:26 p.m. – Extra patrols were requested in the 700 block of Samoa Lane after several residents had their vehicles rummaged through overnight.  The reporting party had her Dooney and Burke purse stolen.  Neighbors have recently been noticing a blue hatchback in the vicinity at late hours. 

3:59 p.m. – A petty theft was reported in the 200 block of Fairway Drive.  The driver of a black Mustang convertible pulled into a resident’s driveway, jumped out and took a package from the porch.  The driver was described as a white man about 35 years old with blonde or reddish hair.  The packaged was dumped out of the vehicle and found unopened by a neighbor who returned it to the reporting party. 

4:03 p.m. – Shoplifting was reported at a store in the 100 block of Vintage Way.  The reporting party said a white man about 21 years old, possibly named Kenny, grabbed a pair of shoes and ran out of the store. 

5:24 p.m. – A grand theft was reported on Taft Court.  A package delivered by UPS was taken from the front porch.  The loss is a Bose speaker system.  

6:37 p.m. – A petty theft was reported at the Safeway on Nave Drive.  The reporting party said $100 was taken from him while he was at the self-checkout.  The store has video of two kids stealing the money when the reporting party stepped away from the machine. 

8:25 p.m. – A burglary was reported in the 700 block of Olive Avenue.  Unknown(s) entered the residence via a broken back gate and then a back door.  There was no evidence of a forced entry however the back door to the home was found open when the victim arrived.  The loss is $700 in cash.

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