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We’ll Call Novato PD Later If the Car Is Not Returned

The following information from Aug 7–9 was supplied by the Novato Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

The Headliner: 

Aug 9, 1:40 p.m. – A woman on Captain Nurse Circle reported that her 17-year-old son had just ran after two men in ski masks that had come to the house brandishing a knife.  The woman did not want to report a vehicle as stolen nor did she want the PD to contact the suspects to advise them to return the vehicle.  She said she would call at a later date if the vehicle were not returned. 

Aug 7 

12:25 a.m. – Suspicious circumstances were reported by a citizen after he saw a group of three men he thought might be attempting to break into vehicles in the Safeway parking lot on Nave Drive.  Officer(s) spoke with the group in the parking lot.  They said they had not seen any suspicious persons. 

1:19 a.m. – A woman in the 100 block of Posada Del Sol reported that her daughter was in the house breaking things.  The daughter was booked for vandalism. 

11:27 a.m. – A woman on Nancy Drive reported her house is being hit by kids with an airsoft BB gun.  Last week her son was hit in the neck.  She had advised the parents but the problem persists.  Officer(s) admonished residents and two sons and advised about the municipal code and laws. 

12:11 p.m. – A woman on Hathaway Drive reported that her son had pushed another boy by the pool.  The father of the boy who was pushed told his son to “kick his a**”.  The man’s son punched the other boy in the eye.  The father and son had been kicked out of the pool area.  The mother of the boy who was punched requested that the father and son be counseled on their public behavior. 

2:53 p.m. – A warrant arrest was made on Los Padres Circle. 

3:58 p.m. – A warrant arrest was made on Hathaway Drive. 

7:39 p.m. – A woman in the Hamilton area reported that her husband had threatened her with a knife but said that she just wanted to leave and didn’t want police at her house.  A person was arrested and booked for domestic battery. 

9:20 p.m. – A woman was reported refusing to pay her cab fair from Mill Valley to America’s Best Value Inn on Redwood Boulevard.  The cab driver said she owed $76.70.  She was cited for defrauding a business and released. 

10 p.m. – A stolen vehicle was reported located by the Sonoma County Sherriff’s Office.  The vehicle was released to Cloverdale Tow.  The vehicle was not damaged but both plates were missing and one suspect is in custody.  

Aug 8 

1:03 a.m. – A warrant arrest was made at the Shell station in the 2000 block of Novato Boulevard. 

2:55 a.m. – A man was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail for driving under the influence in the 1000 block of First Street. 

4:09 a.m. – A report of a man asleep on the street in the vicinity of Bolling Circle and Hutchins Way resulted in his arrest for public drunkenness and a probation violation. 

10:44 a.m. – A verbal disturbance was reported in the 1100 block of Elm Drive.  The reporting party said the manager of the complex put dirt all over his gold Lexus because he was unable to move his car.  The man is with the reporting party and is angry.  One party was cited for vandalism and released. 

11:30 a.m. – A grand theft was reported at the Country Villa on Hill Road.  The reporting party said that unknown(s) stole $2000 from her room.  A caregiver for a physically challenged client took advantage of an agreement and appears to have taken money without permission during a time when the client was heavily medicated. 

3:16 p.m. – An armed robbery in progress was reported on Oak Crest Court.  A man driving a silver Cadillac said he was just robbed by people in a silver SUV, possibly a Rav4.  The victim was approached while he was sitting in his car by a man with a black hand gun who took his cash.  

4:05 p.m. – A 15 to 16-year-old girl was seen stumbling to the rear of the library on Novato Boulevard.  The reporting party said the girl was last seen wearing a white shirt and jeans with her clothes “half off.”  The girl appeared to have been drinking and was being held up by others.  She was cited and released to her mother for public drunkenness, probation violation, and possession of cigarettes.  She was taken to Novato Community Hospital for medical clearance.  Her mother was contacted and will respond to pick her up when cleared. 

6:46 p.m. – A solicitor was reported trying to get payment for curb painting that was not requested.  The solicitor was described as a white man about 25 years of age and was last seen wearing a baseball cap, a t-shirt and white shorts. 

8:08 p.m. – A physical fight was reported on the sidewalk in front of the California Grill on South Novato Boulevard.  One was arrested for being drunk in public, and another was transported to Helen Vine Detox Center. 

8:48 p.m. – A person was reported to be acting out and yelling at staff members at Novato Community Hospital.  A person was booked for being drunk in public.

9:27 p.m. – A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle while parked in the Park n Ride on Alameda Del Prado.   The vehicle damaged was a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. 

10:20 p.m. – A man seen stumbling in the street in the vicinity of Hill Road and Redwood Boulevard was reportedly yelling and had appeared to have been drinking.  He was arrested for an outstanding Marin County warrant. 

10:54 p.m. – A woman on Inyo Circle reported that 2 men stole her BBQ.  She said that it occurred 15 minutes ago and that the men she suspects of stealing it live in the same complex.   The BBQ was valued at $300. 

Aug 9 

12:01 p.m. – Two men and a woman were reported soliciting money from patrons at Paradise Foods on Ignacio Boulevard.  The three refused to leave when asked.  Officer(s) contacted them and were advised of the complaint and of ADA laws to allow for the flow of customers.  The subjects left the area. 

12:51 p.m. – A hot puppy was reported inside a white Nissan Frontier parked in the 800 block of Grant Avenue.  Officer(s) assisted the Humane Society in checking on the dog.  The owner returned to the vehicle during the investigation and was asked not to do it again. 

1:01 p.m. – A stolen vehicle was reported in the 400 block of Ignacio Boulevard.  The reporting party said a friend had been staying with her for two days.  When she woke up her car was gone and she found a note from her friend who said he had taken her car. 

1:27 p.m. – A burglary was reported on Lambert Way.  Unknown(s) broke into the victim’s vehicle and stole cash from the ashtray. 

4 p.m. – A stolen vehicle was reported on Redwood Boulevard.  The reporting party said that a 2012 Toyota Yaris that was rented in April has not been returned and the party that rented it cannot be reached. 

6:08 p.m. – A warrant arrest was made in the 1200 block of Maple Court. 

7:33 p.m. – A fraud was reported on Cambridge Street after a landlord had cashed a check that belonged to the reporting party. 

9:59 p.m. – A woman on Woodfern Court was reading the Novato Patch and saw a report of fraud and believes that the same thing has happened to her.  There was no loss because the bank called and stopped the transaction.  Bank of America advised that an unknown person attempted to open an account. 

10:08 p.m. – A man violating a restraining order was reported in the 1100 block of Second Street.  The protected party was at her residence.  The man was booked on five warrants with an additional charge of violating a court order.

hope herndon August 13, 2011 at 04:04 PM
I find the charge by a cab from Mill Valley to Novato to be more than excessive. I can go from the SFO airport to my home which is the last exit in Novato for $96.00. That cab driver should have his meter checked or he should be asked to account for this kind of charge. It does not excuse the person who did not want to pay but he should have lessened the amount to perhaps $50.00.
Herb Derpman August 13, 2011 at 08:30 PM
Cab companies operating in Marin do have their meters calibrated per Weights

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