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Suspected Coffee Creamer Thief Might Want to Switch to Decaf

The following information from Dec. 11-13 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

The Headliner:

9:55 a.m. Dec. 11 – A man became violent and threw a trash can inside a store on the 300 block of Ignacio Boulevard when asked by a store clerk to leave for a suspected attempt of stealing creamer.  The man left before police arrived, but the clerk has the event on video.

Dec. 11

3:10 a.m. – Strange clanging noises were reported outside the front and near the swimming pool at the rear of a home on Winged Foot Drive.  An officer responded, found a family of raccoons, and advised residents to leave them alone.

3:50 a.m.  – A woman was reported lying on the sidewalk near Grant Avenue and Virginia Avenue.  Upon arrival the officer found her sitting on the sidewalk.  She had minor facial injuries as a result of falling, and appeared to suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia.  She was taken home and released to her caregiver.

8:37 a.m. – A teenage girl on the 100 block of Rowland Way apparently overdosed on unknown pills and was transported to medical facility, where she was later cleared.

8:55 a.m. – Acting on a tip from neighbors, a juvenile on the 800 block of Diablo Avenue was arrested on a warrant and booked into juvenile hall.

12:19 p.m. – A man was knocked off his bike by three men while approaching Taco Bell on Seventh Street. 

12:26 p.m. – An officer removed cones placed to block off parking spots in front of a property next to Marin Country Club on Country Club Drive. This was reported as an ongoing problem.

12:48 p.m. – A woman reported that a white pickup truck appeared to have been parked in her driveway on Novato Boulevard and found no one around. The owner of the truck arrived with a gas can stating he had run out of gas. Advice given to leave a note or contact the police if this should happen again.

8:16 p.m. – A hit-and-run crash was reported involving a small yellow car that hit a white GMC truck near the Donut Works at Redwood Boulevard near Pinheiro Circle.

8:22 p.m. – A black Honda Accord was reported stolen from the Vintage Oaks parking lot near Old Navy.  An officer determined that the owner forgot where he parked his car and later remembered that he had parked in a different area.

8:30 p.m. – Property including a laptop, Nook, cash and a silver Pontiac were stolen from a house on Aaron Drive between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  The front door to the house had been left unlocked, and the car was parked in the garage with the keys in it.

8:45 p.m. – A woman on Muroc Lake Drive reported that her mother and husband were fighting, and she contended that he shoved her into the stove.

Dec. 12

1:23 a.m. – A car reported as stolen was identified in front of Extreme Pizza at the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center.  The car left with two occupants inside, and a short pursuit ensued.  The driver fled on foot and was not found, but the passenger was booked for auto theft, and for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Click here for a full story on this incident.

2:11 a.m. – A resident of the 400 block of Ignacio Boulevard reported a man appearing to be drunk entered his unlocked upstairs apartment uninvited and was now downstairs trying different doors.  

8:12 a.m. – An overnight possible burglary was reported at the new construction site for the new AT&T building on the 200 block of Hamilton Drive.  Several hundred feet of wire and other valuable items were reported missing.

11:04 a.m. – A student at San Marin High School walked off the school grounds just prior to being confronted for carrying a marijuana bong. 

12:49 p.m. – A Social Security card belonging to a Petaluma man was left at the front desk of the Novato police station.

1:02 p.m. – A car was struck by a stick near the 1500 block of Novato Blvd.  The car owner saw a young man throw the stick.  He was last seen in a group of seven youths near the Nave Shopping Center.  No damage to the car was reported, but an area check was requested along with a reprimand if the young man was found.

4:38 p.m. – A postal employee reported that she is in her postal vehicle on Rena Court, and is being stalked and threatened by a woman who is following her in a car as she delivers mail on her route.  This is an ongoing issue that has escalated.

5:10 p.m. – A girl was trying to pass a fake $10 bill at a business on the 100 block of San Marin Drive.  The girl stated that she found the bill at a construction site.  The manager contacted the girl’s mother and gave advice to the girl. No charges were filed.

7:25 p.m. – A piece of a rear car bumper containing a California license plate was found on the 5400 block of Hanna Ranch Road.  It appears to be from an older model Oldsmobile Bravada.

Dec. 13

8:34 a.m. - A 1970s van was reported on fire on the 200 block of Marin Valley Drive.  The registered owner was able to put the fire out before the arrival of the officer.  He said a spark caused the fire during an attempt to jump-start the van.  The Novato Fire Department arrived and confirmed that the fire was out.

9:50 a.m. – A diamond ring was found on the 1400 block of Grant Avenue and turned over to the police.

9:55 a.m. – A woman on the 200 block of Martin Drive stated that a man wearing a blue PG&E jumpsuit asked to come into her house to check if a pilot light was on.  The woman had not called PG&E, nor reported any utility trouble, and did not allow the man to enter. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the man.

11:17 a.m. – A recently stolen silver Pontiac was recovered and the registered owner notified.

11:35 a.m. – A resident of Blanca Drive, alerted by their dog barking, reported a suspicious person prowling around the side of the home.

12:51 p.m. – A man in the lobby of America's Best Value Inn was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public.  Police were requested after the man refused repeated requests to leave.

1:51 p.m. – Extra patrols were requested by a resident of Margarita Terrace, after finding Roman candle fireworks in front of his house.

2:42 p.m. – A non-injury collision occurred when a 97-year-old man in a white sedan hit a large white moving van that was parked partially sticking out into the street on the 100 block of Marin Valley Drive.

3:21 p.m. – Advice regarding child custody and temporary restraining orders was given to a woman on the 1600 block of Novato Boulevard in regard to her son, whom she reported as harassing her.

3:22 p.m. – Extra patrols were requested in response to teenagers seen  between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. drinking on the field of Hill Middle School on Diablo Avenue and Hill Road.

6:18 p.m. – Two women described as acting intoxicated were seen on the 7000 block of Redwood Boulevard darting into traffic and stumbling around.  They were gone upon officer arrival. 

7:28 p.m. – A man reported a hit-and-run crash after finding a note left on his car by a person who witnessed a silver Honda Insight strike his car.  The license plate was included in the note, and the suspected car was still in the parking lot. An officer said he would attempt to contact the registered owner the following day.

7:54 p.m. – A woman on the 1500 block of Center Road was arrested for suspicion of causing injury to a cohabitant and a probation violation.

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Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr December 25, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Take my stuff, please. This is not 1950s America. Things have changed and habits should, too. "Dec. 11, 8:30 p.m. – Property including a laptop, Nook, cash and a silver Pontiac were stolen from a house on Aaron Drive between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The front door to the house had been left unlocked, and the car was parked in the garage with the keys in it."
Craig Belfor December 26, 2012 at 03:28 PM
800 block of Diablo? Isn't that Wyndover?
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr December 27, 2012 at 03:50 AM
Yes, 800 block of Diablo is Wyndover. I am so glad that at least one person is listening. Now get 50,000 of you closest Novato friends to get current on the news.

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