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Possible Copper Wire Thief Actually Installing New Wire

The following information from Oct. 16-17 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

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11:37 a.m., Oct. 17 — Someone on Vineyard Road reported a suspicious person using a drain "snake" in a hole near Sinaloa Middle School. The reporting party suspects the man is stealing copper wire. Officer determined it was a Comcast employee laying down new copper wire.

Oct. 16

3:33 a.m. — Someone saw another person break a car window in the 300 block of San Marin Drive. The suspect was in a dark two-door car and was heading toward San Andreas drive. A vandalism report was taken.

8:04 a.m. — A resident on Woodfern Court believes employees of a cleaning service took jewelry from the home within the past month. Estimated loss is $5,900.

9:44 a.m. — A gray 1993 Acura Legend was reported stolen from a residence on Los Robles Road.

10:09 a.m. — A woman on Harrison Court reported the loss of a computer and other files from her vehicle, which was likely unlocked. All items were found discarded close to the house.

10:59 a.m. — A man used the women's restroom at a business in the 300 block of Ignacio Boulevard and refused to leave when asked by management. The man drove away prior to officer arrival.

11:42 a.m. — A man was punching holes in the wall of a home on Moffett Court and said he was going to hang himself with his Bow Flex machine. The reporting party said the man is an alcoholic. He was hospitalized and placed on a psychiatric hold.

12:55 p.m. — A house on Shannon Court was burglarized the previous weekend. Papers with account information were missing and furniture was moved around. Entrance was possibly through an unlocked door.

4:09 p.m. — A woman said she took a job off an Internet listing that involved wiring money to another account and that the deposits she made were fake. She said she has now lost $8,600 of her own money. A fraud case was taken.

3:40 p.m. — Two people were seen stealing perfume from a business in the 200 block of Vintage Way. The suspects were identified as black female adults in a Maroon Nissan. A license plate number was obtained and a burglary report was filed.

5:33 p.m. — A silver Ford Fiesta and a maroon Ford Escape collided on Wilson Avenue, and one driver refused to exchange insurance information. An officer arrived and information was exchanged.

5:47 p.m. — A person fell from a second story bedroom window on Muroc Lake Drive and landed on bushes and a bed of bark. The unidentified female either leaned or pushed on a screen the window opened. She was transported to Marin General Hospital.

5:50 p.m. — Three people were detained as robbery suspects at San Marin High School. One juvenile was cited and released to a parent.

7:28 p.m. — A homeowner on San Andreas was reportedly yelling at a male renter who had just paid the rent. The homeowner was upset about the renter not flushing the toilet or cleaning up.  The renter said he would leave at the end of the month.

8:12 p.m. — Someone reported seeing a woman driving a Prius on Leveroni Court while she is holding a leash of a big dog running alongside the vehicle. A responding officer did not locate the driver.

8:16 p.m. — A woman walking in Hamilton Parkway near Palm Drive saw a tree snap in half and block the sidewalk. The tree is from someone's backyard. A note was left with the homeowners about how to dispose of the tree.

9:41 p.m. — Someone on Virginia Avenue reported hearing a gunshot from the direction of Pioneer Park. The area was checked and nothing was found.

9:34 p.m. — Fireworks were set off near the corner of Buchanan and Cambridge streets.

10:25 p.m. — A woman said her ex-husband came to her home on Redwood Boulevard and stole a battery charger.

11:20 p.m. — A gray sedan keeps driving around the area of Court Road and George Street flashing lights. The reporting party said the vehicle is very loud and has been in the area for 30 minutes. An officer contacted the subjects, who were learning to drive with a manual transmission.

Oct. 17

8:18 a.m. — A woman said she was threatened during a road rage incident at Alameda del Prado and Ignacio Boulevard. She said a man in his 40s threatened to kill her.  An officer was unable to locate the suspect.

10:54 a.m. — A resident of Taft Court reported the theft of his laptop computer, a watch, gift cards and $2,000 in cash. The reporting party suspects a cable installer who was at the house.

11:50 a.m. — A man called to say he had overdosed on anti-depressant pills. He was admitted to Novato Community Hospital.

1:57 p.m. — A fight was reported on a bus with students from San Jose Middle School. The bus was stopped near Rowland Way and Rowland Boulevard. An officer arrived and gave advice to the students.

3:55 p.m. — A noninjury collision was reported in the 200 block of Vintage Way. A woman said the driver who parked next to her car damaged it.

3:57 p.m. — A business on Vintage Way said it had video and the possible name and address of a shoplifting suspect.

5:05 p.m. — A noninjury collision was reported in the 5400 block of Nave Drive. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.

8:54 p.m. — A caller said his 91-year-old grandmother on Chase Street is getting calls from Publisher's Clearing House saying people are going to show up and present her with a prize. The caller is concerned about his grandmother's safety. Extra patrols were requested.

9:17 p.m. — A resident of the 1200 block of Redwood Boulevard said a visitor who stayed the previous night is suspected of taking a debit card. A petty theft report was taken.

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