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Outbreak of Ethics: Checks, Wallet Found and Returned

The following information from Jan. 26-28 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

The Headliner:

9:18 a.m. – Business checks and approximately $10 in cash were found in the Super Buffet parking lot on Redwood Boulevard and returned to their owner at his workplace.

Jan. 26

2:28 a.m. – Officers patrolling the Marin Country Club area cited a driver for using a vehicle without the consent of the owner, damage to property, and impeding the officers, before releasing the driver to a parent.

9:37 a.m. – A collision on the 400 block of San Marin Drive between a gold Lexus SUV and a gold four-door sedan resulted in a minor injuries.

4:52 p.m. – A shoplifter was caught at Claire’s in Vintage Oaks and cited before being released to her mother.  All items taken were recovered.

6:12 p.m. – Items including a purse, sunglasses and schoolbooks were stolen from a Toyota Camry parked on Kelly Court.

6:54 p.m. – Hit-and-run damage was reported on a black Audi in the parking lot of the YMCA at Hamilton Landing. Two people witnessed the crash.

9:09 p.m. – A young man appearing to be in his early teens reportedly stole a white iPhone from the counter at the Italian Delight restaurant on Front Street. Officers located the suspect and arrested him on suspicion of petty theft, possession of stolen property, possession of alcohol by a minor and possession of a concealed dagger.

Jan. 27

12:36 a.m. – A woman reported driving through cellophane that was stretched across Novato Boulevard between stop signs at Eucalyptus Avenue. No damage was caused to her car, and she noticed an occupied black Honda that may have been observing and possibly involved.  An officer responded and removed the cellophane from the roadway, but was unable to locate any vehicles matching the description.

1:30 p.m. – A group of 16- to 17-year-old boys were doing stunts on their bikes at the skate park on Hamilton Parkway, intimidating the younger kids that wanted to skate there. An officer contacted them and warned them about the municipal code.

6:48 p.m. – A woman was cited and released at the Safeway store on Nave Drive for shoplifting two bottles of wine and $150 in grocery items.  She was also cited for a probation violation.

8:13 p.m. – A man on Shields Lane was allegedly choked, thrown against a wall and punched in the head and face in an act of possible jealousy.  An officer responded, but the man refused to press charges because he was concerned that it would aggravate his other half’s family.

9:59 p.m. – A coyote was seen on Nave Drive, Bolling Drive and Marin Valley Drive. It was reported to the Marin Humane Society.

Jan. 28

5:27 a.m. – A white Jeep attached to a trailer was parked perpendicular the curb, sticking far into the street on the 1300  block of Cambridge Street and forcing traffic to swerve around it. An officer issued a parking violation.

7:54 a.m. – A white Ford Taurus crashed into a van at Ferris Drive and Leese Lane, then drove off.  It returned a short time later.

8:05 a.m. – A locked truck bed was broken into on the 200 block of Marin Valley Drive and an estimated $2,150 of tools were stolen.

8:26 a.m. – A blue Honda Accord on the 1300 block of Leafwood Drive had the driver side window pried open, and an in-dash stereo and phone charger stolen. A full toolbox and a wheel rim were also taken from the trunk.  The loss totaled approximately $1,850.

8:48 a.m. – A fence at 1321 Olive Avenue was tagged with “X3”.

9:01 a.m. – Playground equipment was tagged with a sharpie marker at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Fifth Street.

9:02 a.m. – A fence on Corona Court was tagged.

4:40 p.m. – A wall of the building at 1054 First Street was tagged.

6:04 p.m. – Two brick walls were tagged on San Carlos Way.

7:11 p.m. – A brick wall on San Carlos Way was tagged.

10:12 p.m. – Gang graffiti was reported at Fourth Street and Romar Court.

11:25 p.m. – Loud construction-type noises were reported near Enfrente Road and Salvatore Drive.  Officers arrived to find a water district crew working on a drainage line and work was to be completed within 45 minutes.

11:54 p.m. – A backpack found in the middle of the street at Amanda Lane and Novato Boulevard was turned in to the police and booked into evidence for safekeeping.

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