Soccer Dad Takes Things a Tad Too Seriously

The following information from Oct. 25-28 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

The Headliner:

9:45 a.m., Oct. 28 — An adult threatened a soccer referee with a closed fist during a game at the Hill Recreation Center field. Play was halted and an officer was called. The parent was contacted and left the field willingly.

Oct. 25

12:24 a.m. — A vandalism case was filed after someone reported a man moving a soda machine in front of a store at San Marin Plaza shopping center.

4:48 a.m. — A noninjury collision was reported in the 900 block of San Marin Drive.

7:37 a.m. — A window and planter were smashed at a business in the 300 block of Enfrente Road.

8:50 a.m. — A woman said her 6-year-old son was being bullied by two middle school boys. One boy was suspected of grabbing the younger boy by the neck and holding him against a wall. An assault report was taken.

9:58 a.m. — A large truck knocked down a branch that blocked traffic on Marion Avenue. There were no injuries.

12:24 p.m. — A Novato High student admitted to a theft that took place on campus one month earlier. The property was recovered.

12:49 p.m. — A boy was cited and released to his mother for stealing muffins worth $5.99 from a business at San Marin Plaza.

1:36 p.m. — A woman reported the theft a purse and suitcase from Ignacio Lane. She was very upset because was to board a plane that day and now has no ID.

1:57 p.m. — Someone reported a man in his 20s jumping in front of cars and grabbing his crotch in the area of Center Road and Tamalpais Avenue. The suspect was not located.

1:59 p.m. — A San Marin Drive resident complained that a woman who walks her dog repeatedly allows the dog to poop in the yard without picking it up. Advice was given.

2:07 p.m. — A dog knocked a child off a slide at a park on Simmons Lane and the dog's owner seemed unconcerned. An officer was unable to locate the dog and dog owner.

7:28 p.m. — Two or three vehicles were reportedly spinning doughnuts in the 1300 block of Hamilton Parkway. They were gone on officer arrival.

Oct. 27

2:30 a.m. — A car struck a tractor near the corner of South Novato Boulevard and Adele Street. The car driver, who had a leg injury, was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence.

10:24 a.m. — A suspicious man wearing a costume was standing on a bench and looking into businesses on Grant Avenue. The reporting party was uncomfortable by the man's presence. The man told an officer he using his reflection in the windows to style his hair.

11:38 a.m. — A man with no shirt and camouflage pants was reportedly yelling in the 1200 block of Grant Avenue. An officer asked the man to remove a 6-inch knife from his costume and secure it in his vehicle.

12:28 p.m. — A noninjury collision between a motorcycle and car was reported at De Long and Reichert avenues.

2:36 p.m. — A noninjury collision between a blue Lexus and blue Mini Cooper was reported at Diablo Avenue and Redwood Boulevard.

3:13 p.m. — A yellow lab dog was reportedly running loose on Highway 101 and got off on South Novato Boulevard. Officer was unable to locate the dog.

5:01 p.m. — Someone tried to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at a business on Ignacio Boulevard.

7:40 p.m. — A noninjury collision was reported in the 800 block of De Long Avenue.

8:51 p.m. — A social host violation was reported at a party on San Marin Drive.

10:16 p.m. — A stolen vehicle was recovered on Green Oak Drive.

11:16 p.m. — One person was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public following a fight in a parking lot on Hill Road.

Oct. 28

7:08 a.m. — The window of a Vintage Oaks Shopping Center business was smashed.

7:52 a.m. — A 2000 Honda Civic was stolen from the 1100 block of Elm Drive.

10:35 a.m. — Cash was stolen from a washer and dryer in an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Fifth Street.

12:50 p.m. — A burglary was reported at Rancho School. A screen was found leaning on the ground next to a kindergarten classroom. Loss could not be determined.

2:17 p.m. — A 17-year-old girl on Center Road was on a hunger strike and in bed because she doesn't want to go to college. The mother says the girl is now out of control. The girl is being treated for PTSD.

3:48 p.m. — One person was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence following a verbal fight in the 1700 block of Grant Avenue.

4:51 p.m. — A verbal argument was reported in the 800 block of De Long Avenue. An officer found that a father and son were arguing over which Halloween pumpkin patch to visit. Advice was given.

5:20 p.m. — A girl was cited and released for shoplifting at a business at the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center.

9:09 p.m. — A man who said he was a police officer told a woman that she had been driving too fast on Santa Maria Drive, but the man did not show an identification. Advice was given to both parties.

10:35 p.m. — Four juveniles were seen in a parking lot in the 400 block of Ignacio Boulevard including one hiding underneath a van. An officer found that they were playing hide-and-seek.

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D Rex November 06, 2012 at 11:19 PM
parents need to relax and understand they are being watched, closely, by the kids .give me a break


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