Police Blotter: Man's Head Cut Open in Attack, Man Threatens Pit Bull and Bad Car Wash

A selection of calls responded to by the Novato Police Department over the weekend.

Photo by Rem O'Donnelley
Photo by Rem O'Donnelley
A selection of calls responded to by the Novato Police Department

January 12

11:58am - Pastel Ln. and Yukon Way

Stolen vehicle – A 2014 silver Hyundai Sonata reported stolen with Sirius XM. Vehicle has a GPS tracking system. Vehicle later returned to RP, no suspect info.

9:38pm - 6th St.

Assault with deadly weapon – Man says he was assaulted one block from his home. Man had laceration to back left side of head and right ear. Man would require stitches.

8:49pm – NB Hwy 101 at Atherton Ave.

Reckless driving – Light blue Toyota RAV4 with paper plates reported swerving in and out of lanes. RP said vehicle almost crashed twice.

11:21pm - De Long Ave and Reichert St.

Driving under the influence –

Driver arrested and booked.

January 11

1:13am – 819 Grant Ave.

Petty theft – RP at rear of De Borbas Cocktail Lounge said cell phone was stolen from her unlocked, Chevy Tahoe. RP did not wish to file a report.

11:03am – Machin Ave.

Assist citizen – RP said he had two long guns that he wants to turn in for destruction. Four long guns were taken for destruction.

15:01 – Redwood Blvd.

Threats report – Person reported an individual was threatening to sodomize his Pit Bull. The case was sent to Marin Humane Society. RP asked for welfare check of individual who was now reported to be in San Rafael.

January 10

8:29am - Nave and Main Gate Rd.

Reckless driving – A GMC SUV was reported for reckless driving and possible road rage.

9:02am – Vescallonia Dr. / Gazania Ct.

Vehicle habitation – Person reported a small white bus parked for one month that they believe a person was living in. Police investigated to find vehicle not lived in. Vehicle had expired registration but was located on a private road so unable to tow or issue a citation.

12:18pm – 22 Rowland Way

Verbal disturbance – Female customer complained about quality of the car wash took employee's phone after he took photos of her vehicle.

13:59 - 900 Diablo Ave.

Physical fight – Two homeless males involved in physical fight near loading dock near Redwood Blvd. Officer later contacted a homeless woman that another homeless person wearing a camouflage jacket accosted her. Suspect gone on arrival of police.

17:33 6090 Redwood Blvd.

Burglary – Chevy Caprice broken into. Car owner said car doors were locked. Stereo reported stolen.

Pamela January 13, 2014 at 04:21 PM
Please check spelling, especially in headlines and subheads. Police Blotter is spelled with two Ts. Thank you.
Hopkin January 13, 2014 at 05:09 PM
Pamela, you're supposed to pronounce it with a French accent, like Target.
Rem O'Donnelley January 13, 2014 at 05:16 PM
Thank you for bringing that to my attention Pamela. I will have another police blotter / bloter out at the end of the week.
Pamela January 13, 2014 at 05:38 PM
Thanks, Hopkin, for injecting humor into my sometimes zealous and unsmiling attitudes toward journalistic integrity. I will pronounce every misspelled word and ill-constructed sentence with a French accent from now on...and laugh instead of cry.
Hopkin January 13, 2014 at 05:50 PM
If only it were that simple, Pamela... sometimes you just can't pronounce them at all as written nowadays!
Al Nymous January 13, 2014 at 07:32 PM
why is this a news alert?
Bubba six pack January 13, 2014 at 08:56 PM
If you're looking fort a full assault on the English language, just look at broadcast news. A 110 pound blonde (with 90 pounds of that in her bra) uses adjectives as adverbs, (real good) and hangs participles, misuses plural phrases, and treats the past tense as if it's an enemy. I've learned to appreciate the effort, if not the delivery. Please keep up the police reports, and see if you can put a single day in with all of the entries, not just the interesting ones. I'd like to see the percentage of calls to AH, and then compare them to the police budget to see if AH uses more of it's allotment of taxed services.
Bubba six pack January 13, 2014 at 08:57 PM
For, not fort. Geez, what a time to screw up.
Roger January 13, 2014 at 09:51 PM
Rem: Will you become the editor of the Novato Patch since Karina has left?
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr January 13, 2014 at 11:47 PM
Thank you for bringing back the Police Blotter.
Kari Hulac (Editor) January 14, 2014 at 09:23 AM
Rem is filling in while we recruit/hire.
Gram January 14, 2014 at 09:35 AM
Please stay with us, Rem!
Al Nymous January 14, 2014 at 10:26 AM
please get somebody local who knows novato
Craig Belfor January 14, 2014 at 10:38 AM
It's getting to be like jury duty. Tag- you're it, Rem. Still, thanks for the effort. I'd also like to see a location chart of all of the calls, to see where our police budget is being spent.
Al Nymous January 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM
I bet they will get a hipster from New York to do the job.
Al Nymous January 14, 2014 at 04:24 PM
home break-ins are frequent these days. Very concerning. I don't think it will get better after more low income projects are put in.
Hopkin January 14, 2014 at 04:50 PM
Al, I heard through the grapevine that the reason all the apartments across from 7-11 on Diablo became a gated community (locked up tight after dark with patrolling security) was because of break-ins. But how many of those break-ins could be attributed to residents themselves and their acquaintances?
Patricia Warren January 14, 2014 at 05:06 PM
To Bubba Sixpack - you are so critical of a broadcaster's verbiage, but you conclude your comments with a grammatical error: "...budget to see if AH uses more of it's allotment of taxed services." The "it's" in this sentence should be" its" (you want the possessive here, not the verb contraction). pw
Rem O'Donnelley January 14, 2014 at 05:25 PM
What does A H stand for? For those interested in specific areas or frequency of calls the police call logs can be reviewed at the Novato Police Department. They are in a large binder that you can ask for and view in their lobby. One day's worth of calls is four or more pages. Some of the information is redacted.
Hopkin January 14, 2014 at 05:28 PM
AH = "affordable housing"
Rem O'Donnelley January 14, 2014 at 05:39 PM
Thank you for the explanation. What other areas or neighborhoods of Novato would you be interested in having covered and any issues? Let me know.
Bubba six pack January 14, 2014 at 06:38 PM
Patricia - you are right, and I love you for being so nice to point it out. I promise to be more careful, now that I know you are watching. We need more people like you to keep the king's English alive and safe. (Shoud I have capitalized king?).


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