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Man 'Passed Out' on Grass Just a Tired Furniture Mover

The following information from Oct. 29-31 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

The Headliner:

10:26 a.m., Oct. 29 — A woman said a man appears passed out on the grass near her home on Josepha Court. An officer found the man was resting while on a break from moving furniture all day.

Oct. 29

7:21 a.m. — A woman working at day care facility in the 1900 block of Novato Boulevard was startled to find a homeless person sleeping on the porch. She locked herself inside. The homeless person was contacted and advised to stay away of schools and businesses.

9:05 a.m. — A neighbor on Pierce Drive complained of a rooster crowing and says it's an ongoing issue. The owner was contacted and was advised of an ordinance against roosters. The person said he recently moved her from out of state and would relocate the rooster.

9:39 a.m. — Machines in the laundry room of the Nova-Ro Apartments were burglarized.

9:57 a.m. — Bank employees in the 7300 block of Redwood Boulevard asked officers to check the welfare of a woman who walked in with a blue coat, purple plaid pajamas and black slippers asking for food. Officers determined she was gravely disabled, placed her on a psychiatric hold and transported her to a hospital.

10:47 a.m. — A resident of Livingston Court said his credit card was used at a gas station in Wheaton, Ill. A fraud case was taken and Illinois police were contacted.

11:34 a.m. — A woman on Alameda del Prado said she purchased $300 worth of jewelry at a store and the clerk switched items and instead gave her "junk." When the patron tried to return the items, the clerk only offered store credit. The patron was advised to file a legal complaint.

12:43 p.m. — A man who had been evicted from a residence after being found naked in a female roommate's bedroom is suspected of following the woman in San Rafael. The woman was advised of the restraining order process.

1:53 p.m. — A woman who said she works as a model said she is being harassed by a man who had been hired to update her portfolio. She said the man is "creepy" and has been emailing and calling her, and now the man said he is going to sue for time lost. Advice was given on a civil issue.

2:32 p.m. — A woman at a Bel Marin Keys business said a package and appears to be something they did not order. She started to open it but then asked for officer assistance. It was a book sent by an unknown person. The woman said she was happy to receive it because it "looked interesting."

5:47 p.m. — A 13-year-old boy is out of control and throwing things inside a home on Kelly Drive. He had just had an argument with his mother. The mother needed help getting the boy home after he ran away. Advice was given.

6:14 p.m. —  A Chevy Tahoe was broken into and two laptops, a digital camera and some clothing were stolen in the 100 block of Vintage Way.

7:46 p.m. — A minor injury collision took place in the 5700 block of Nave Drive. A black Audi ran into a large recycling bin.

9:36 p.m. — One person was arrested following a domestic disturbance on Poppy Place. An emergency protection order was issued.

Oct. 30

9:50 a.m. — Someone on Marion Avenue reported an identity theft. A suspect has used the reporting party's Social Security number to open lines of credit.

12:36 p.m. — Someone reported seeing a person dump gasoline from a generator into a planter box in the parking lot of Vintage Oaks Shopping Center. A customer was advised by a business that he could not return a generator with gas still in it. Fire District official said the gas would evaporate.

4:21 p.m. — A woman said her young son was chased by a pitbull in the 1100 block of Grant Avenue. She said if she had not picked up her son, he would have been attacked because the dog did not heed voice commands.

5:06 p.m. — Someone on Bayside Court reported that an unknown suspect is using the reporting party's debit card and PIN at various businesses without permission.

5:30 p.m. — A noninjury collision was reported at De Long Avenue and Redwood Boulevard. A red Nissan Altima was rear-ended by a black Jeep Cherokee.

5:44 p.m. — A man was cited for stealing DVDs from a business at Vintage Oaks Shopping Center.

6:51 p.m. — A resident of Sixth Street said a man collected money from six people and said he would assist them with immigration papers. A case was taken for suspicious circumstances.

7:14 p.m. — A juvenile on Sequoia Glen Lane accidentally broke a window with a lemon, and the child's mother is being uncooperative and refuses to pay for the damage. Advice was given.

Oct. 31

12:35 a.m. — A woman walked into the emergency room at Novato Community Hospital and made suicidal statements. She was transported to the psychiatric ward of Marin General Hospital.

1:48 a.m. — A man was reported screaming in the 2400 block of Center Road for someone to call police. A burglary case was taken. Click here for a full story on this incident.

8:49 a.m. — Someone described as very upset called to say that a small bicycle was locked to a pole on Novato Boulevard near a memorial where a fatal accident occurred.

9:06 a.m. — A noninjury collision was reported at South Novato Boulevard and Rowland Boulevard involving a silver Acura and a white Jeep Cherokee.

10:00 a.m. — The theft of $200 was reported from a residence in the 1800 block of Novato Boulevard. The reporting party told an officer that she might have misplaced the money.

10:17 a.m. — An assault-battery case was taken at a home on Fernando Drive.

11:31 a.m. — A resident of Speedster Avenue said a neighbor is harassing and threatening her, calling her names and threatening to kill her flowers. Advice was given.

11:33 a.m. — The thefts of a speakers, a mixer, a conga drum and microphone stands was reported from a residence on C Street.

1:09 p.m. — The theft of copper piping and other construction materials was reported in the 1400 block of Chase Street.

2:17 p.m. — The theft of a grass trimmer was reported on Third Street.

4:33 p.m. — A man said his car parked near a bus stop in the 700 block of Redwood Boulevard sustained damage from a hit-and-run incident.

5:41 p.m. — A resident of Grove Lane reported that someone wrote checks in her name. A fraud report was taken.

9:12 p.m. — The owner of a blue Toyota Corolla said someone in a blue Mercedes hit her car and drove off near Olive Avenue and Redwood Boulevard. A hit-and-run report was taken.

11:32 p.m. — A person in a white Dodge reportedly threatened at a restaurant employee through a drive-thru window and threatened to shoot the employee.

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