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Not So Happy Meal: Teens Bust Down McDonald's Door

The following information from Jan. 10-12 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

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10:26 a.m., Jan. 12 – A group of teens at the McDonald’s on Redwood Boulevard were reported to have intentionally broken the lobby door off its hinge by use of excessive force.

Jan. 10

12:12 a.m. – A resident of Rosewood Drive reported that his neighbor just physically accosted him.  A case was taken for battery.

10:37 a.m. – A student at the Sinaloa Middle School on Vineyard Road was cited for allegedly being drunk in public and was held at the office until being released to parents.

12:05 p.m. – A student at Novato High School on Arthur Street was cited for possession of cigarettes and alleged possession of marijuana.

3:51 p.m. – The Westamerica Bank at 300 Ignacio Boulevard was robbed by a suspect who entered the bank and demanded money. No weapon was visible. For a full story on this incident, click here.

4: 48 p.m. – Two students attempted to steal beef jerky and Coca-Cola from the CVS at 2035 Novato Blvd.  The items were recovered along with some of the student’s possessions.

7:15 p.m. – An arrest was made on the 1100 block of Grant Avenue for an outstanding warrant.

10:02 p.m. – A man was arrested on the 1400 block of Chase Street for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia and on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs.

Jan. 11

9:15 a.m. – Mail was found in the bushes behind the new building on the corner of Redwood Boulevard and Grant Avenue. It was turned in to the police for follow up.

1 p.m. – A patient at the Kaiser Permanente facility on San Marin Drive had her car broken into and her purse stolen along with other miscellaneous items.

1:59 p.m. – The driver’s side window of a gray Chevrolet Impala parked near the Eddie Bauer shop at Vintage Oaks  was shattered. No loss was reported.

2:10 p.m. – A person was arrested at a shop located at 208 Vintage Way for alleged shoplifting.  A record check indicated prior shoplifting charges as well.

2:24 p.m. – The rear driver’s side window of a silver Honda Accord parked at the Sleep Train at Vintage Oaks was shattered sometime between noon and 1:20 p.m. and property was stolen.

2:54 p.m. – The driver’s side window of a Black BMW parked near the shops in the same lot as the Safeway Market on Nave Drive was shattered sometime between noon and 2:20 p.m. No loss was reported.

3:03 p.m. – The front passenger window of a silver Ford Escape parked in front of the Marshall’s store in Vintage Oaks was shattered.  No loss was reported.

3:16 p.m. – The two passenger side windows of a green Jeep Cherokee were shattered and a purse that was on the front passenger floor was stolen.  The estimated loss was $183, and the damage was estimated at $250.

3:20 p.m. – The trunk of a blue Honda CRV parked at the Safeway on Nave Drive had a hole punched in it, and a rear window was also damaged.  No loss was reported.

3:56 p.m. – Officers responded to a call regarding a verbal disturbance on Hathaway Drive, and found two women arguing over the same man.

3:59 p.m. – A beige Honda Accord hit a parked gray Ford Fusion on the 100 block of Roblar Drive. No injuries were reported.

6:13 p.m. – A woman was arrested for alleged shoplifting at the Lucky supermarket on Grant Avenue.  All items were recovered, and the woman was booked into the Marin County Jail.

6:22 p.m. – An estimated $1,000 worth of tools were stolen from a locked Toyota truck on the 300 block of Enfrente Road sometime overnight.

9:50 p.m. – A woman was arrested on Kaehler Street for four outstanding warrants totaling $14,000.

10:14 p.m. – A person at Eighth Street and Grant Avenue was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Jan. 12

7:41 a.m. – A man was arrested on the 200 block of San Marin Drive for an outstanding warrant.

8:47 a.m. – A woman was arrested at the Nave Drive exit of northbound Highway 101 for suspected auto theft of a white Toyota Camry.

2:29 p.m. – A sliver Honda crashed into a Dodge Challenger on the 1700 block of Marion Avenue.  No injuries were reported.

3:28 p.m. – A gray Santa Cruz Blur mountain bike valued at $3,000 was stolen from the bike rack on a man’s vehicle parked in front of the Ross store in Vintage Oaks.

8:05 p.m. – A man was arrested for suspicion of being drunk in public at the Jack in the Box on Enfrente Road.

9:44 p.m. – A driver was arrested at Seventh Street and Novato Boulevard  for suspected driving under the influence, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and failure to have the rear license plate illuminated.

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T.Sprocket January 22, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Beef jerky and Coca cola do not go well together.
Kim January 23, 2013 at 07:55 AM
Sounds like the Vintage Oaks shopping center is becoming a haven for criminal activity. I think I'll be avoiding the place in the future. Way to go Novato!
Craig Belfor January 23, 2013 at 02:43 PM
They want to put affordable housing next to Vinyage Oaks, so the criminals from Bay Vista and Wyndover won't have to commute too far to their happy hunting ground.
Novatomom January 30, 2013 at 12:35 AM
Novato seems to be having more and more crime. I miss the small, safe, quiet little town.
Bubbasixpack January 30, 2013 at 01:01 AM
Only bozos go shopping at Vintage Oaks or Hamilton Market Place. Everyone knows you car will get broken into, and you could be caught in gunfire.

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