Homemade Explosives Found and Neutralized

The following information from Sept. 15-16 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

The Headliner:

5:28 p.m., Sept. 15 — Suspicious materials were found next to an archery range near Oliva Court. Items included bottles, foil and cleaning products. Officers said the materials were being used to make homemade bottle bombs, two of which were found intact and charged. The bottles were neutralized at the scene and booked into evidence. No suspects were identified.

Sept. 15

12:34 a.m. — A suspicious noise complaint was made about a residence on Indian Way. The responding officer found that a man was getting his work truck set up for an early work day.

3:53 a.m. — A woman on Lassen Lane said she was hit in the face by her boyfriend. The man was arrested on suspicion of assault. The woman declined medical treatment.

4:16 a.m. — A man was seen walking up and down the 400 block of Olive Avenue talking to himself and "sounding mentally ill." An officer contacted the subject, who was singing along to heavy metal music and advised of the noise complaint.

7:51 a.m. — A resident of the 1500 block of Indian Valley Road said a security gate was pried open at his home and computer equipment was stolen from a computer/exercise room. No value was set to the lost items.

2:45 p.m. — A woman who had slurred speech and was crying said she had taken prescribed medication with the intent of killing herself. She was hospitalized.

3:51 p.m. — A resident of the 1500 block of Center Road said someone smashed the window of his vehicle and stole a DVD player.

5:57 p.m. — A scuffle was reported on Pamaron Way after one person using a power blower did not realize the window was down on another person's vehicle. One person took a swing and an altercation ensued. Neither party wanted to press charges and no weapons were used.

6:42 p.m. — A resident of Hune Court said her father threatened to hill her and she is afraid to be at the home. She was at the home to take her clothing. Officers determined the reporting party wanted to engage in an argument with her parents.

7:26 p.m. — A 13-year-old boy who was home alone in the 1100 block of Second Street said subjects came to the door and screamed about money before knocking the door off its hinges. Both parties were given advice.

11:40 p.m. — A noninjury crash was reported in the 1000 block of Sunset Parkway. An older BMW hit a power pole, but the pole is not falling over.

Sept. 16

8:13 p.m. — A resident of Peach Street said a cable system installer appeared intoxicated. A verbal confrontation took place between the resident and the installer, and the installer's supervisor responded. The issue was resolved.

12:17 p.m. — Someone reported four males with pitbulls smoking marijuana near some picnic tables on Trinity Drive. The subjects were gone on officer arrival.

1:17 p.m. — A burglary was reported in the 1700 block of Grant Avenue. The juvenile subject was in custody and the reporting party has contacted the suspect's mother. The mother said she would not pick up the juvenile, who was booked on suspicion of burglary.

2:42 p.m. — Someone was cited and released for shoplifting in the 1700 block of Grant Avenue. All items were recovered.

5:18 p.m. — A woman on Drakewood Lane reported that her wallet was stolen from her purse from the inside of her unlocked home. She suspects a painting service that paints curbs.

9:19 p.m. — A manager of a business at Vintage Oaks shopping center said a man in his 20s touched her bottom earlier in the evening when he was in the store. He was asked to leave and is now sitting nearby. The suspect drove away in a white compact car prior to officer arrival. The area was checked with negative results.

9:24 p.m. — Someone reported two kids throwing rocks and breaking limbs off trees on South Palm Drive. The kids were gone on officer arrival.

10:49 p.m. — Someone on Tinker Way reported hearing a male voice screaming at juveniles near the former Marin IJ building on Alameda del Prado. One person was arrested.

10:51 p.m. — An arrest was made during a traffic stop in the 7400 block of Redwood Boulevard. A man falsely identified himself and was found to be in possession of a meth pipe. The man was booked on five outstanding warrants.

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Novatan September 20, 2012 at 04:26 AM
There have been reports of random "booms" and explosions in the neighborhood for over a year now. I hope NPD can catch these (presumed) kids before someone gets hurt.


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