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Walking the Dog? Best to Get Out of Your Car First

The following information from Sept. 12-14 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

The Headliner:

7:12 p.m., Sept. 13 — Someone reported seeing a man driving a car while holding a leash out the window and a dog running alongside the car near Digital Drive and Leveroni Court. The driver was yelling at the dog. The subject was gone on officer arrival.

Sept. 12

6:58 a.m. — A minor-injury collision was reported at Bolling Drive and Nave Drive.

9:49 a.m. — Protesters were blocking the entrance to Trader Joe's store on Redwood Boulevard. Members of the carpenters' union were told to stay 25 feet from the entrance.

10:34 a.m. — A woman was reported to be screaming and hitting herself with a baby stroller near a trailer park in the 7000 block of Redwood Boulevard.

12:06 p.m. — An attempted burglary was reported at a business in the 800 block of Diablo Avenue. Video surveillance showed suspects going into a back office. It was unclear what was taken.

2:10 p.m. — A noninjury collision was reported at Third Street and Grant Avenue. A gray Nissan and a gray Ford Contour were involved.

3:56 p.m. — A former employee of a business on Galli Drive was accused of using a company credit card to rent a car for approximately one month.

6:18 p.m. — A resident of Posada del Sol said a tenant might be vandalizing property by kicking the irrigation system, poisoning cats and throwing rice out for the birds to choke on. Advice was given about surveillance cameras, security companies and handling animal issues.

Sept. 13

12:23 a.m. — A man walking in the 1700 block of Grant Avenue said another person told him to watch out or he might get stabbed. No weapon was seen by the reporting party, who was escorted to his residence. The area was checked but no one matching the description was found.

1:22 a.m. — Someone was heard yelling "Stop running, I have a knife" in the area of Redwood Boulevard and Village Circle. One person was booked on an assault charge.

7:03 a.m. — An altercation was reported between a mother and 16-year-old daughter on Kelly Court. The mother struck the daughter after the daughter grabbed the mother's purse, then the daughter struck the mother with a cell phone.

10:40 a.m. — A resident of Baca Vista Drive said his credit card and Social Security card were stolen while he was filling up his vehicle, and the card was subsequently used at Costco and a gas station.

11:37 a.m. — A noninjury collision between a Chevy Equinox and a Chevy pickup was reported at Grant and Reichert avenues.

12:26 p.m. — A possible hit-and-run collision was reported in the 1400 block of Hamilton Parkway. The drivers exchanged names and phone numbers, but one party left before exchanging insurance information. The info was obtained with officer assistance.

2:47 p.m. — A minor-injury collision between a motorcyclist and a Triple A truck was reported at De Long Avenue and Redwood Boulevard.

3:47 p.m. — Someone reported a broken window in a vehicle and the loss of an iPod near 900 Diablo Avenue.

5:00 p.m. — A vehicle vs. pedestrian collision was reported at Diablo Avenue and Novato Boulevard. The injuries were unknown.

8:54 p.m. — A person outside of a residence on South Palm Drive was trying to get inside and was advised to stop yelling "fire" as a joke. The person was advised to take prescribed medication and relax.

9:18 p.m. — A white Mitsubishi sedan that was parked in the Safeway parking lot since July was reported stolen. The reporting party's friends said they saw the car being driven by someone else around Novato.

10:31 p.m. — A robbery was reported in the 5600 block of Nave Drive. The suspect was described as a Hispanic or black man in a black shirt and left in a black Jeep.

Sept. 14

1:52 a.m. — A man on Stasia Drive said his friend was doing voodoo and had a black liquid on the counter in the bathroom. The caller was rambling and not making much sense. A caretaker found that the man was taking medication that made him hallucinate.

5:26 a.m. — A woman was reported running around the first floor of a residence in the 1000 block of Green Oak Drive screaming that she is going to die. She has an unknown item in her hand. The woman was transported to a hospital psychiatric ward.

9:50 a.m. — A woman on First Street cut herself and was bleeding. Her sister took the knife away. The woman was treated at Novato Community Hospital then transported to Marin General's psychiatric ward.

3:07 p.m. — A 10-year-old boy near Chase and Plum streets was crying and saying someone was hurting him. It was a dispute between 10-year-olds, and both were counseled on their behavior. Parents were contacted.

3:52 p.m. — A noninjury collision was reported at Brown Drive and Washington Street and the drivers are arguing over fault.

7:12 p.m. — A bicyclist was treated for head injuries after being struck by a vehicle at Chase Street and Olive Avenue.

10:26 p.m. — A man and woman were reportedly fighting in the 800 block of Diablo Avenue. The woman is crying and screaming for help. One subject was booked on an assault charge.

10:44 p.m. — A man said his friend his hitting him with a stick and her fist. One person was booked on a domestic violence charge.

11:40 p.m. — A woman said she was being stalked by the wife of a man who sexually assaulted her and was previously charged. She said she has been followed for about a year and that the man's wife tried to run her over earlier today in Corte Madera. Documentation taken and information forwarded to Twin Cities police.

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Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr September 18, 2012 at 04:29 PM
"Sep 12, 12:06 p.m. — An attempted burglary was reported at a business in the 800 block of Diablo Avenue. Video surveillance showed suspects going into a back office. It was unclear what was taken." Wyndover tax exempt badly managed low income housing. Your tax dollars at work. "Sep 14, 10:26 p.m. — A man and woman were reportedly fighting in the 800 block of Diablo Avenue. The woman is crying and screaming for help. One subject was booked on an assault charge." Wyndover badly managed tax exempt low income housing. Ask ABAG and the city council, they say that we need more of this.
Sherri irons September 19, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Does the Wyndovers bad reputation have anything to do with there tax exempt status,? It seems like if that's the only place in Novato crime takes place, what about Leafwood, Romar ct, and Elm Apts? Crime happens everywhere in Novato. Stop picking on the low income residents of the Wyndover Apts! From: Former Wyndover resident

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