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Thieves Steal from Several Storage Units

The following information from Dec. 20-22 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

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9:29 a.m., Dec. 20 – A burglary of several storage units on the 100 block of Renaissance Road was reported to have occurred between 4:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. the previous afternoon.  A witness noticed a U-Haul van being loaded up with property from the storage units, and upon checking realized that the people removing the contents were not the tenants of the units. The U-Haul then drove off.  One tenant that was contacted reported upon checking the contents of her unit that about $2,300 worth of items missing including a pistol, clothes dryer and miscellaneous photography equipment.

11:33 a.m., Dec. 20 — Another tenant of the burglarized units on the 100 block of Renaissance Road reported that miscellaneous automotive parts were taken from his unit.

11:34 am., Dec. 20 — A couple, also tenants of the burglarized units on the 100 block of Renaissance Road, were contacted but were unable to respond at the time, so their unit was secured until they could arrive there.

Dec. 20

6:01 a.m. – A Honda Accord hit the center divider at De Long Avenue and Redwood Boulevard.  No injuries were reported.

11:23 a.m. – A teacher at the Pleasant Valley Elementary School reported the overnight theft of a tape and record converter.

11:24 a.m. – A collision involving a silver Mercedes Benz and 2 other cars occurred near 6100 Redwood Boulevard, resulting in minor injuries.

3:27 p.m. – An elderly woman was reported to have hit an unoccupied blue van at the 900 block of Diablo Avenue.  The woman was standing outside her Toyota Camry, and a witness to the crash helped her leave a note on the van before reporting the crash to the police.  No one was injured.

3:37 p.m. – An officer responded to a report that the train signal has been ringing for 10 minutes, and that traffic was backing up at Atherton Avenue near Highway 37.  Cars were reportedly starting to go through the signal anyway, creating a hazard. The officer reset the arms at the signal and opened the roadway.

4:26 p.m. – A gray Honda sedan was reported stolen from a home on the 1200 block of Denlyn Street.

Dec. 21

10:02 a.m. – An iPod and iPads were among items reported stolen from an unlocked car on Regent Court.

11:40 a.m. – Two students allegedly slashed a teachers tires at San Marin High School.  The witnesses were other students.

3:14 p.m. – A 2008 silver Ford F-150 truck was reported stolen from a home on the 200 block of Pico Vista. 

2:55 p.m. – A man living on Hutchins Way reported that his cat, dog, television and his mother’s medications are missing.  He also advised police who he believes has taken them.

7:16 p.m. – A woman believed to be very intoxicated was on the floor in the restroom at the Whole Foods Market on De Long Avenue. She was undressed and unable to get up.  She was taken into civil protective custody, transported to the Marin County Jail and later released.

9:16 p.m. – A resident of Stanford Court reported that his parked Nissan Frontier was hit by a small compact car that immediately left the scene.  This was witnessed by a neighbor who also got a partial plate.

Dec. 22

4:14 a.m.  – A man fell asleep in his car with the engine running and lights on outside of the leasing office of the Bay Vista at Meadow Park apartments on Hutchins Way.  A resident shook the man, who would not wake up.  Officers were contacted and upon investigation arrested the man on suspicion of driving under the influence.

3:26 p.m. – A man believed to be homeless and carrying a guitar refused to leave the Shell station at 7473 Redwood Boulevard and Olive Avenue.  His knuckles were bleeding all over the store.  He stated he did not need medical attention.  Officers responded and moved the man along.

3:48 p.m. – A fight was reported at the Chevron Gas station at 7474 Redwood Boulevard, but a witness stated that it was an argument only with no physical contact.

4:35 p.m. – A non-injury collision occurred between a Nissan Altima and a Chevrolet. No other details provided.

10:31 p.m. – A possible gunshot was reported heard near Vallejo Avenue and somewhere between First and Fourth Streets.

11:37 p.m. – Three or four possible gunshots were heard at the rear of the Lucky supermarket at 1761 Grant Ave.

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MarkSindone April 05, 2013 at 04:12 AM
Wow, the thieves managed to make off with several storage units in daylight? What happened to security? Most storage facilities come with their own security unit to ensure that your items are not stolen. It would be stupid to leave a storage facility unattended, since the storage units are typically locked using only one steel lock. It can be life threatening too, with the thieves stealing a gun from the unit. Who knows what mischief they will do with it?

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