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Home Electronics Sauteed With Beer Leads to Vandalism Charge

The following information from Dec. 23-26 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

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9:09 p.m., Dec. 24 – Police officers responded earlier in the day to a dispute between roommates on Fourth Street. One roommate returned home to find beer had been poured all over his television and Xbox. One roommate was arrested and suspected of vandalism.

Dec. 23 

9 a.m. – It was reported that a man and his daughter were arguing, and the daughter was out of control and trying to hit her father.  The parties were advised to separate themselves, and the responding officer gave advice.

10:52 a.m. – A tree at the intersection of Marin Valley Drive and Marin View drive fell on cars in the parking area. The city's Department of Public Works was advised.

12:16 p.m. – A man reported a hit-and-run by a large white SUV that hit his car as he was leaving the Whole Foods Market.  They both pulled over to exchange information, but the woman in the SUV then drove off.

12:25 p.m. – A non-injury crash between a Blue Toyota and a Green Lexus occurred at Ignacio Boulevard and Nave Drive. Both vehicles were towed.

1:05 p.m. – A collision between an older model orange pickup truck and a bicycle occurred at the 900 block of Diablo Avenue.  No injuries were reported.

10:24 p.m. – A group of 15 to 20 people were reported as being loud and possibly unruly.  They were seen walking toward Sutro Avenue.  At 10:43 p.m. a similar group was reportedly being very loud in front of the Christmas House on Devonshire Drive.  At 11:12 p.m. a similar group was reported near Devonshire Drive and Eucalyptus Avenue as possibly being intoxicated.  They were seen knocking over Christmas decorations in people’s front yards. 

Dec. 24

12:39 a.m.  – A resident of Alconbury Way reported that someone just rang their doorbell but no one was at the door.  A white Mazda minivan not recognized in that area was seen.

1:14 a.m. – A resident of Laconheath Avenue, near Alconbury Way, reported that their doorbell had been rung about 20 minutes prior, no one was at the door, but a white minivan was parked across the street.

10:48 a.m. – A woman on Margory Court reported that her boyfriend allegedly was very drunk last night and tried to choke her and threw her into the headboard.  Her boyfriend was arrested for suspected domestic battery.

1:13 p.m. – A wallet was found near Machin Avenue and Vallejo Avenue and turned into the police.

1:25 p.m. – A wallet found the previous day was turned over to the police and booked into found property.

4:27 p.m. – A man was cited for possession of suspected drug paraphernalia. His rifle and other items were taken as evidence, and a bird with a hole in its head was taken by Marin Humane Society for further follow up. A rifle was noticed in the front seat of the man’s truck near Scottsdale Way and Redwood Boulevard.

5:16 p.m. – A person was arrested for suspicion of being drunk in public and for an outstanding warrant after an officer responded to a request to move the person along. The person was sleeping outside the door of the Shell station at De Long Avenue and Redwood Boulevard.

Dec. 25

12:42 a.m. – A person on the 400 block of Ignacio Boulevard was apprehended, arrested and booked at the Marin County jail for resisting arrest after running from two police officers after being told to stop.  The police were there responding to a noise complaint.

2:12 p.m.  – The smell of natural gas was reported on Bowling Circle.  PG&E was contacted and sent a technician.

5:30 p.m. – A woman refused to leave the restroom at the Safeway on Nave Drive.  She denied needing assistance and was upset about the store hours.  Officers responded, moved the woman along and advised her not to return.

Dec. 26

10:52 a.m. – A stolen red Honda Civic was recovered on the 200 block of Marin Valley Drive when a resident reported the car was in her spot.  The owner of the Honda was unable to respond and requested that the car be towed.

12:44 p.m. – A man overstayed his welcome at America's Best Value Inn at 7600 Redwood Boulevard, but refused to leave when asked.  Officers responded, contacted the man and moved him along.

1:06 p.m. – A non-injury crash between two vehicles at the 900 block of San Marin Drive left a black Toyota Highlander unable to move.

1:32 p.m. – A woman at the Planet Beach Spa at 2019 Novato Boulevard reported that her ex-boyfriend had threatened to bash her head in, and was now sitting outside the spa in a black Cadillac.  Officers responded and contacted the ex-boyfriend, advising him to leave his ex-girlfriend and her coworkers alone and to leave the area.

3:58 p.m. – A car crashed into a pole on Redwood Boulevard near Cowbarn Lane.  It is unknown if there were any injuries.

11:10 p.m. – A man and women living on Peach Street were reportedly arguing.  The woman was screaming and yelling for the man to stop.  Officers responded and the man was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

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Brandon Connaughton January 09, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Lately on the mobile version of patch.com sites, banner ads have been covering the first lines of the story. in longer stories, you dont miss much, but in the police logs, you cover the entire top story... This kind of advertisement is unquestioningly in poor taste. small ads are ok, but if you are blocking the content, you defeat the purpose.
Cliff Jacobs January 14, 2013 at 08:21 PM
Thank you for pointing this out, Brandon. I will bring this to the attention of the editor.

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