Fairfax

April 5-6

Suspicious knocking: A citizen on Court Lane heard “brief knocking” on her door. But she was not expecting anyone, so she called the police. Police checked it out.

Noise complaint: A citizen complained about the loud music from the patio of a local watering hole at about 10:45 p.m. Police notified management.

My lousy boyfriend: A citizen called police when she saw her boyfriend sneak onto her property and steal her truck. Report taken.

Wood stove: A neighbor called police about a neighbor on Spruce Road using an illegal wood-burning stove. Service provided.

Novato

April 9

Selling liquor to a minor: Police contacted a man who had sold alcohol to a minor. 1:03 a.m.

Domestic incident: Police contacted a man suspected of inflicting injury upon his spouse. 2:03 a.m.

DUI: 1400 block of Cambridge Street. Police stopped a vehicle as the driver seemed intoxicated. 11:12 a.m.

Rape: 1400 block of South Novato Blvd. A sexual assault was reported. 4:47 p.m.

Drug use: Police contacted a woman who showed signs of being under the influence of drugs. 5:10 p.m.

April 10

Drug use: Police contacted a man who showed signs of being under the influence of drugs. 12:27 a.m.

Drug use: Police contacted a man who showed signs of being under the influence of drugs. 4:20 p.m.

April 11

Burglary: Police arrested for burglary and an assault on an officer. 4:05 a.m.

Burglary: 200 block of Vintage Way. Police arrested a male suspect. 5:08 p.m.

April 12

Suspicious circumstances: Greenwood Drive. A male suspect was seen inside the victim’s truck, a 1997 green Dodge Ram. The suspect then got out of the truck and ran down the street, then got into a Toyota SUV with at least three other men inside. There have been reports that several vehicle locks in the area have been tampered with recently. 5:27 a.m.

Suspicious circumstances: Pimentel Court. The victim reported that three of his vehicles had gas siphoned from their tanks last night. 7:49 a.m.

Suspicious circumstances: Reservoir Lane. Novato Police received a report that a 14-year-old has been sexually active with a 23-year-old man within the past two weeks. The teen’s parents suspect the adult is a predator. 8:23 a.m.

Hit & run: Vintage Oaks. A witness reported seeing a gold Toyota hit a gold BMW in the shopping center, then leave without contacting the victim. 3:06 p.m.

Central Marin

April 4 – 10

Burglary: A caller reported arriving for work on Magnolia Avenue in Larkspur to find a window smashed and items missing.

Theft: A caller reported a theft in progress in Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Anselmo with the responsible parties leaving in a vehicle. Pursuant to a traffic stop on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard a Richmond resident was cited and released for shoplifting.

Theft: A resident on Via La Paz in Greenbrae reported a theft from an unlocked vehicle. An Officer took a report.

Grand theft: A caller reported a theft on Redwood Highway in Corte Madera. A San Francisco resident was arrested for grand theft. He was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.

Theft: A resident on Corte Placida in Greenbrae reported a theft from his unlocked vehicle. An Officer took a report.

Theft: A resident on Niven Way in Larkspur reported a theft from his unlocked vehicle. An Officer took a report.

ID theft: A resident on Tamalpais Drive in San Anselmo reported she was a victim of identity theft. An Officer took a report.

Theft: A resident on Palm Avenue in Corte Madera reported a theft from his unlocked vehicle. An Officer took a report.

Battery: A caller reported a theft at Corte Madera Town Center in Corte Madera. A San Francisco resident was arrested for public intoxication and battery. He was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.

Burglary: A caller reported arriving for work on East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Larkspur to find a window smashed and items missing. An Officer took a burglary report.

Warrant arrest: Pursuant to a traffic stop on Tamal Vista Boulevard in Corte Madera, a Cazadero resident was arrested on a $2,500 warrant held by Santa Cruz County Sheriff Office. She was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.

Court order violation: A resident on Park Drive in San Anselmo reported a violation of court order. An Officer took a report.

License plate theft: A resident on Grove Lane in San Anselmo reported the theft of both license plates from his vehicle. An Officer took a report.

Theft: A caller reported a theft on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Anselmo. A Fairfax resident was arrested for shoplifting and public intoxication. He was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.

License plate theft: A resident on Ross Avenue in San Anselmo reported the theft of her license plates. An Officer took a report.

ID theft: A resident on Floribel Avenue in San Anselmo reported he was a victim of identity theft. An Officer took a report.

Suspicious subject: A caller reported a suspicious subject at Corte Madera Town Center. A man with no permanent address was arrested for loitering and violation of probation. He was transported and booked into Marin County Jail.

Statistics: During this one-week time period, we had 712 calls for service. This included 4 calls related to hit and run accidents, 1 minor injury accidents, 0 major injury accidents and 8 property damage only accidents. There were 0 residential burglaries, 2 commercial burglaries and 1 auto burglary. There was 1 call related to DUI and 0 DUI arrests.

Sausalito

April 14

Auto burglaries: Several citizens from around the city called police about car burglaries this morning. The majority of the vehicles targeted were unlocked. In many cases property had been left inside the vehicles and was visible from outside. The suspects ransacked the vehicles and stole items of value that could be removed quickly. If you have a security camera system at your home or business in Sausalito and wish to assist in preventing crime within the community, please consider participating in the Sausalito Police Department’s Citizen’s View Program. If you choose to participate in the Citizen’s View Program, you will only be contacted by the Sausalito Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. If anyone in the community has information about the thefts or notices anything that looks suspicious, you are encouraged to call the police department at 415-289-4170, or dial 911 for emergencies and crimes in progress.

April 5-12

Welfare check: The wife became concerned about her husband, who was on a boat off short from Sausalito. He has little fuel and generator capacity and no food. The man was contacted and brought to shore.

Dine ’n’ dash: A man in a red jacket and tats on his neck and hands ordered and ate a $30 meal at a local restaurant then split without paying. The restaurant said it did not want to press charges.

Boat arson: A woman told police that her “anchor-out” boat was set on fire. It is out now but she thinks it was arson and needed advice on jurisdiction.

Grabbed cell phone: A homeless man grabbed the cell phone of a citizen and ran away. The citizen yelled at him. He then dumped the cell phone in the trash, where it was retrieved.

Smash & grab: A vehicle was broken into on Bridgeway and a laptop was taken about 8 p.m. April 5 on Bridgeway.

Sleeper: A man was sleeping behind a building on Harbor Drive. Security approached him and he became agitated. Police were called. The sleeper was taken in custody.

You call this clean? A citizen got a carwash on Bridgeway and was unsatisified with the wash. But could not get a refund. Called police.

Bad employee: A store fired an employee and every since the employee returns to the store’s front entrance and shouts hurtful words at the manager and customers.

Boat gone: A citizen reported to police that his boat anchored out is gone. He was last on the boat a month ago. May have drifed away, or been stolen.

San Rafael

March 21

Drug possession: Fourth and B streets. A routine probation search of a male subject found he had .30 grams of methamphetamine in his pocket. A records check returned an outstanding warrant. He was arrested and booked into Marin COunty Jail. 12:36 p.m.

Auto burglary: 1010 Northgate Drive. The victim reported his company vehicle, a black 2010 Ford Expedition, was burglarized while at the Four Points Hotel some time after 10 p.m. Tuesday. The rear driver’s side window was smashed, but all the doors were still locked. A backpack was stolen from the vehicle, but was found with all its contents nearby. 7:30 a.m.

Drunk & disorderly: 555 East Francisco Blvd. A woman was involved in a verbal argument with her friend in a parking lot. The female suspect appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine. She seemed paranoid, aggressive and agitated. She was arrested and taken to Marin County Jail. 1:07 p.m.

Drunk & disorderly: 800 block of Lincoln Avenue. Police contacted a man who appeared to be too drunk to care for himself. He is on probation with a “no alcohol” clause. He was arrested and taken to Marin County Jail. A complaint request will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for the probation violation, due to overcrowding at the jail. 4 p.m.

March 22

Vandalism: 900 block of Fourth Street. A woman used a hammer to smash out the front glass door of a commercial business, resulting in $1,000 damage. She was identified through still photos and video footage. Police contacted her at her home and she admitted to the crime. She was arrested and taken to Marin County Jail. 7:05 a.m.

Making criminal threats: 1100 block of Fifth Avenue. A citizen contacted a man sleeping in a stairwell and ushered him off the property. He followed the suspect to the corner of Fourth and A streets, where the suspect threatened to kill him. The victim then tried to pepper spray the suspect, but missed and sprayed an innocent bystander. 11:42 a.m.

Vandalism: 800 Belle Ave. Officials at the Coleman School reported red marker graffiti on an air conditioner box on the school’s roof. It is believed the graffiti occurred while the school was on break, March 16-22. The tagging included the words “scoffs, pope, drippy,” and ornate symbols. 2:41 p.m.

Possession of drug paraphernalia: Louise Street. A man and woman were found hiding inside a brown 2006 Chevy Impala. The man, who is on probation, had two outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrants. A probation search found two methamphetamine pipes inside the car. The woman claimed they belonged to her. She was issued a citation and he was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail. 3:53 p.m.

Possession of drug paraphernalia: 4000 block of Redwood Highway. Police contacted a man near his vehicle in a parking lot. In plain view on the front passenger seat of the car was a pipe for smoking narcotics. A search of the car found a meth pipe and a crack pipe, a violation of the terms of his probation. He was cited and released. 4:30 p.m.

Possession of drug paraphernalia: 600 block of East Francisco Blvd. A probation search found the male subject had a glass meth pipe and an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was booked into Marin County Jail. 6 p.m.

Drunk & disorderly: 950 Las Gallinas Ave. A witness reported seeing a man she believed to be drunk driving a red 1996 Toyota Corolla away from Safeway. Police contacted the driver at his residence and found him to be intoxicated, but he said he didn’t start drinking until he got home. The management of the sober living house asked him to leave because he was drunk. Once he left the residence, police determined the suspect was too drunk to care for himself and he was booked into Marin County Jail. 6:31 p.m.

DUI: 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue. Police contacted two people at the scene of a minor traffic collision. They both claimed the male suspect was the driver of the vehicle that caused the collision. Further investigation showed the female suspect was the driver and the male was the passenger. The male suspect was very drunk and is on probation for a prior DUI. The female was also drunk. They were both arrested for lying to a police officer, among other charges. 8:40 p.m.

March 23

DUI: Bahia Way. Police stopped the driver of a silver 2003 Honda Civic for speeding. The driver appeared drunk and admitted he had been drinking. A breath test showed he had a .13 percent blood-alcohol level, well over the legal limit. He is also on probation for a DUI with a suspended license. He was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail and his car was impounded. 3:41 a.m.

Stolen vehicle: Harbor Street. The owner of a black 1998 Nissan Frontier reported his truck was stolen from where it was parked on the street some time after 7 p.m. Thursday. The truck has a lumber rack and a tool box mounted in the bed, with miscellaneous tools inside. 6 a.m.

Commercial burglary: 880 Las Gallinas Ave. An unknown suspect entered the Marin City Health & Wellness Center through an unlocked sliding door. The suspect appears to have triggered an alarm and fled prior to stealing anything. 11:36 a.m.

Stolen vehicle: Third and B streets. While taking a report of a stolen green 1997 Toyota Tacoma, officers were advised that Fairfax Police had pulled over the truck and arrested the driver. Fairfax Police were advised the truck was stolen. 3:20 p.m.

DUI: Fourth Street/Ross Valley Drive. The driver of a white 1998 Ford Expedition was reportedly driving erratically, swerving and colliding with the center median. Police located the driver in the area of Second and B streets and pulled him over. He admitted to smoking marijuana earlier and failed a series of field sobriety tests. He was arrested. 6:34 p.m.

Stolen vehicle: 125 Shoreline Parkway. The owner of a green 1998 Honda Crv reported the car was stolen from the Target parking lot. 6:51 p.m.

Human trafficking: 737 East Francisco Blvd. Police responded to an anonymous complaint of prostitution at Motel 6. Officers contacted a woman and an underage female believed to be a prostitute. The adult was cited for aiding the act of prostitution. The girl was returned to her mother. 8:24 p.m.

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