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Rude Magazine Solicitor Unsuccessful but Persistent

The following information from Nov. 5-8 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

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4:52 p.m., Nov. 8 — A solicitor became angry when a resident of Kendon Lane refused to buy magazines from him. An officer contacted the solicitor and advised him of the city ordinance on solicitation.

7:07 p.m., Nov. 8  — A solicitor was rude when a resident of Illes Court refused to buy magazines from him. An officer contacted the solicitor and advised him of the city ordinance on solicitation.

8:26 p.m. , Nov. 8  — A solicitor was rude when a resident of Sunny Cove Drive refused to buy magazines from him. An officer was unable to locate the subject.

9:10 p.m. ., Nov. 8  — A solicitor startled a resident of Trumbull Court and refused to open the door. An officer told the solicitor he would be cited if soliciting continued. He agreed to stop and go home.

Nov. 5

7:21 a.m. — Someone on Joan Avenue reported that his brother, who had been deported to Mexico "for life" was in town. The reporting party said the brother would run away if police arrive. Subsequent details undocumented.

8:55 a.m. — A man carrying a Mitt Romney sign was standing near Nave Drive and traffic was swerving around him as if he was dropping something in the roadway. Responding officer said the man was not a hazard.

9:14 a.m. — Neighbors who share a common wall on Little Creek Way got into an argument over barbecue grill fumes, music choice and parking issues. An officer gave advice and found a suspicious plant on the reporting party's deck.

11 a.m. — A person was sleeping near the play structure at the McDonald's restaurant on Redwood Boulevard. The man said he was only resting and that he has Agent Orange in his back.

11:14 a.m. — A resident of Oliva Court left food cooking in an oven too long, leading to a small fire. Police assisted with evacuation.

11:54 a.m. — A resident of Fairway Drive said cars in the neighborhood were shot by a BB gun the previous night. Extra patrols were requested.

12:55 a.m. — A woman on First Street said her husband grabbed her by the neck, leaving a mark. The man was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

1:45 p.m. — Someone reported that a pitbull jumped out of a parked car and bit a man at Vintage Oaks Shopping Center. The Marin Humane Society investigated.

2:19 p.m. — A minor-injury collision was reported between a gray Mini Cooper and a green Honda Accord at Center Road and South Novato Boulevard. One driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

4:52 p.m. — A assault/battery report was filed stemming from a Halloween party on Oct. 27 on San Marin Drive.

5:11 p.m. — A man on Silverberry Court was cited for making charitable solicitations without a permit. Several people reported he was being verbally aggressive. An officer determined there was no merit to making threats.

6:01 p.m. — Surveillance video showed two suspects stealing shoes at a business at Vintage Oaks Shopping Center.

7:52 p.m. — A water heater was stolen out of a locked garage on Plum Street.

Nov. 6

12:45 a.m. — A trailer stolen from Novato was located in Oakland. A pickup truck also stolen is still outstanding.

9:26 a.m. — A donation box left outside a home on Cambridge Street was stolen.

10:06 a.m. — A noninjury collision was reported between a green Dodge van and a large truck in the 7500 block of Redwood Boulevard.

10:12 a.m. — A minivan rear-ended another vehicle at Seventh Street and Grant Avenue, then took off. A hit-and-run case was taken.

11:09 a.m. — A noninjury collision was reported at Center Road and Wilson Avenue between a red PT Cruiser and a blue Jeep.

1:30 p.m. — A man was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence after an incident with his girlfriend on South Novato Boulevard. The man was accused of driving his car toward the woman as she was holding onto the door, causing her to fall and sustain an injury.

2:32 p.m. — A woman on Second Street said she was hit on the head by her husband the previous night. The man was located and arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

3:53 p.m. — A welfare check was made on a 7-year-old girl who is often seen sitting outside an apartment by herself in the 400 block of Ignacio Boulevard. Two adults were contacted and advised.

5:40 p.m. — A shoplifter was in custody and cooperative after being detained by Target store security. The person was cited for taking clothing.

6:37 p.m. — A box was shoved between railings on an overpass at Alameda del Prado and a caller was concerned it could fall onto highway traffic. An officer removed the empty 12-pack beer case.

6:57 p.m. — A 13-year-old girl in the 1700 block of Novato Boulevard was transported to a hospital after threatening to end her life.

8:15 p.m. — A man was yelling at someone and into a phone at the Novato Unified School District office. The man was upset about an Election Day polling situation and made other voters anxious. He was gone on officer arrival.

Nov. 7

9:14 a.m. — A juvenile fell from his bike at the corner of Center Road and Sutro Avenue.

4:15 p.m. — A resident of Valley Oak Court reported fraudulent use of a debit card  in the Sacramento area. Estimated loss is $4,000.

5:39 p.m. — A vandalism report was taken after an incident in the 600 block of Plum Street.

6:19 p.m. — An older green Volvo wagon struck a Mazda 6 at Alameda del Prado and Ignacio Boulevard, then sped off. A hit-and-run report was taken.

Nov. 8

4:50 a.m. — A naked man was seen in the area of Entrada Drive and Lilac Place. The man was described as white and in his late 40s. Other residents told an officer that the man often bathes in the area, possibly in the creek.

7:36 a.m. — A male with a knife was trying to stab another male on Kelly Drive. One suspect was booked at Marin County Juvenile Hall and faces an assault charge.

11:18 a.m. — A suspended student at San Marin High told an assistant principal that he was seeing aliens, not sleeping and not feeling well. The reporting party is concerned because of a mental health check on the student the previous week. The student was taken to a hospital.

11:54 a.m. — A cream-colored Lexus hit a tree in the 1600 block of Grant Avenue, damaging the lights on the tree. The driver was contacted and said he didn't notice the damage to the tree.

11:58 a.m. — A minor-injury collision was reported at Novato Boulevard and Simmons Lane.

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