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Police Blotter: Car Thefts, Fraud and Looking for Chickens in a Neighbor's Yard

Highlights from the Novato Police Department blotter December 6 through 11

An angry customer at Papa Murphy's Pizza threatened to shoot up the business after demanding his money back on December 11. The customer was asked to leave, but continued banging on the shop's windows. 

A woman shopping at Target had her Kate Spade bag stolen from her shopping cart on December 11. Inside was her wallet, cell phone and house keys.

Mariah Louise Rafael, 20, was arrested for prostitution at a home in the 200 block of Alameda Del Prado on December 11.

A Toyota Corolla was reported stolen while parked in the 200 block of Marin Valley Drive on December 11.

Laura Bernardini, 48, was arrested December 10 on charges of theft of property valued at more than $400 and being under the influence. 

Paris Dawn Kennedy, 51, of Novato, was arrested December 10 and charged with selling liquor to a minor. 

Chevy Silverado reported stolen December 9 while at a gas station at 375 Ignacio Boulevard. Incident occurred 4:40am

Resident reported their 1995 Nissan Maxima stolen overnight while parked near Cutlass Drive and Redwood Boulevard on December 9. 

Police received reports of a homeless encampment in the 900 block of Seventh Street and subjects sitting around drinking coffee.

Caller reported a man sitting on a box labeled "Lottery supplies" and a gun nearby. The incident occurred near Center Road and Rica Vista December 9 around 3pm.

A resident of the 100 block of Laurelwood Drive called to say that someone had illegally used her credit card information to make $3,000 worth of purchases from Macy's.

A safe was stolen from a home in the 200 block of Shevelin Road on December 9. According to the caller, someone entered the home through the back door.

Someone called in a bomb threat at Moylan's Brewery on December 9 at 7:20pm. 

Resident of 900 Reichert Avenue said that someone stole multiple bags containing ski equipment as well as a large cement statue on December 8.

A man was seen leaving his 2 children, ages 4 years old and an infant, alone in the car on December 8. A resident saw him and tried to speak with the driver, but the man took off. Police attempted to contact the driver at home, but no one answered the door.

A garage in the 100 block of Fairway Drive was broken into on December 7. Stolen was a $1,700 jack hammer.

Neighbors reported that homeless people were living in a home in the 1800 block of Marion Avenue. There was a fire inside the home about six months ago and the property had been boarded up. Police came out to the property, but could not located anyone inside. They also advised the property owner to secure all doors and windows to prevent anyone from accessing the home. 

A worried neighbor called the police after someone climbed over his fence in the 600 block of Arthur Street on December 7. It turned out it was his neighbor who was looking for a lost chicken.

A man told police that he was in The Viking when he learned that the 415 BGF gang had put a hit out for him on December 6. The man said he was being followed. 

A Public Storage unit located at 130 Landing Court was broken into December 6 and a laptop and other items stolen. 

Craig Belfor December 12, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Thank you, army of one, for your expanded police blotter. Since you can only do so much, I'd like to think you found the time by bolting out of Eric's debutante inauguration. I'm thinking halfway through it you started wanting to see a crime that resulted in an arrest. Between the city hall and a kid playing leap frog with our politics, bank robbers start to look good.
Roger December 12, 2013 at 11:36 PM
Karina: Thanks for the crime highlights.
Megs L. December 14, 2013 at 09:58 AM
Thank you for keeping us informed. I wondered if there was a shake up at the homeless encampment near Safeway. It looks like there was a cleanup of sorts. Lots of people wandering around than usual.
Roger December 26, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Karina: Time for another weekly crime report update?

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