Woman assaulted in downtown Mill Valley


Mill Valley


Jan. 25, 2018



Assault: On Jan. 25 a woman was assaulted in downtown Mill Valley. Police consider the case a credible case and say they will release no more information due to the sensitive nature of the crime. If you know anything about a woman being assaulted the night of Jan. 25, please contact the Mill Valley Police Department at 415-389-4100.



Feb. 1 - 7


Beanie Man: A man was seen staggering on the beach off of Bridgeway. He can “barely walk” reported one citizen. He was wearing a black beanie cap and a grey jacket.

Public Drunk: A man who appeared to be three sheets to wind sat near the bocce ball court and harassed people. Police arrived and sent him to jail.

Stolen Wallet: A woman reported someone stole her wallet from her purse while she shopped at a local grocery store.

Boat Bump: A boat pulled out of the harbor and hit 4 or 5 other boats on the way out. When it came back, police were called. A report will follow.

Dumb Move: A citizen called police to report a guy who looked like “he didn’t have a job” carrying a gas can and a propane tank on Brideway, while he lit a match to light a cigarette. Police contacted the man and he said he was “fine”. Not too smart, but “fine”.

Trashy Anchor Out: A man living on an “anchor out” rowed in with a pile of trash and dumped on shore. He was caught on video. Police are looking into it.

Hazards of a Houseboat: A man fell in the water dead drunk on Napa Street. He was fished out.

Shhhh: A woman caused a stir at the Sausalito library by insisting on using the phone. It is not a public phone, so they said “no”. She said it was an emergency. She left the library. Earlier she was at the police station.

Bad Karaoke: A guy was in the park off Bridgeway singing amplified karaoke for tips. He wasn’t getting any and citizens complained it was loud and bad. The singer moved along.

Get Out: A man entered a store in the city and made odd gestures that made the shopkeeper uncomfortable. She told him to scram. He yelled at her. She called the cops. The rest of the story is blacked out, but we suspect it didn’t go well for Gesture Man.


Jan. 12 – 27

Buddy Rich: A citizen called the cops to report the neighbors on Sequoia Road who have been drumming loudly for last five hours. The citizen suspect there is a party going on. (Pro Tip: If you’re going to have a loud party, invite the neighbors.)

Big Debate: Nothing wrong with a big debate, unless you are having it with yourself. In public. And generally weirding people out. That’s the call police received about a woman on Sir Francis Drake and Claus Drive. She was walking around, yelling at herself.

Library Patrons: Two men fought over a computer at the Fairfax Library. The guy that got the computer, used it. When he left, he found his car tire punctured. Report taken.

Bad Parker: The driver of a grey Toyota parked in the yard of a person on Canyon Road. The bad parker ran over the plants.

Car Hobos: Police cited people sleeping in a car on Coolidge Avenue. It’s against the law in Fairfax to sleep in your car.

Town Hobo: A regular disruptive homeless man in downtown Fairfax was hanging around a local establishment on Bolinas Road. He was kicked out last night. But, of course, that was last night. The man left the area before police could get there.

Tourette’s: A shifty looking guy described as “homeless and under the influence” approached a woman at Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Claus Drive and “cursed at her for no reason”.



Jan. 31 – Feb. 6 2018


Busy Days: The Novato police provides only a skimpy account of crime that occurs in the city. While the department does provide good information on bigger crimes, the day-to-day stuff is not very complete. But we do our best because we are the only newspaper in the world that cares about Novato. In this time frame, we found calls to the police for three burglaries, (exact locations not revealed) 30 calls about suspicious circumstances or characters roaming about town, an attempted suicide, homeless encampments, one dead body discovered (no details, but probably from accidental or natural causes), dozens of parking problems, calls for reckless driving, public drunkenness and a few calls from people who say they heard shots being fired in the distance.

District Attorney

DUI Charge: A Petaluma man was arrested last week on suspicion of gross vehicular

manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing injury in connection with a fatal collision in Marin County. Lucas John McFadden, 23, was booked into Marin County Jail. McFadden was driving a Honda Prelude on Shoreline Highway in Marshall around 4:40 a.m. on Jan. 29 when it collided head-on with a Peterbilt truck-trailer towing a small excavator.  McFadden allowed the Honda to drift off the right side of the road on a left curve, then tried to turn back into his lane and crossed the center of the road into the path of the big-rig, CHP Officer Andrew Barclay said. The collision killed McFadden's passenger Ricardo De Santiago, 18, of Marshall.


San Rafael

Jan. 13-15, 2018

Attempt To Swipe An Officer's Weapon: Second and A streets. An officer contacted a man who was walking in the roadway while staring at the sky. The man appeared to be blind, according to the officer, who tried to escort the man off the roadway. The man said he wanted to die and tried to grab the officer's firearm. The man was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail. 9:05 p.m.

Domestic Abuse: 100 block of Novato Street. A couple were arguing, as victim believed her male partner was texting her sister. She grabbed him, but he then pushed her to the bed, punched her in the face and strangled her. He was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail. 9:06 p.m.

Domestic Abuse: 300 block of Bahia Way. A man and woman were arguing when he pushed her twice, causing visible injuries. He was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail. 12:16 a.m.

DUI: Fairfax Street. A man who had earlier been warned not to drive because he was intoxicated, was seen driving a gold 2000 Toyota Camry. Police stopped him and the driver actively fought with officers. He was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail after a blood sample was obtained for a chemical test. 1:15 a.m.

Drug Possession: 40 Canal St. Police searched a man in the parking lot of the Pickleweed Community Center and found he had prescription pill bottle that did not belong to him. He also had a baggie containing methamphetamine. He was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail. 8:24 a.m.

Fake ID: Louise Street. Police contacted a group of people who were drinking along the street. One man was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Another man was cited for drinking in public. A third subject was found to be too drunk to care for himself and was arrested for public intoxication. A search found he had a false Guatemalan ID card. Two men were booked into Marin County Jail. 11:50 a.m.

Drunk & Disorderly: 1300 block of Lincoln Avenue. A man was found drunk near the train tracks. He had two outstanding warrants for his arrest and was booked into Marin County Jail. 12:40 p.m.

Drunk & Disorderly: 101 McInnis Parkway. A man who earlier caused a disturbance at his sober living home, was now intoxicated and causing a disturbance at the Embassy Suites Hotel. He refused several requests to leave. He did not qualify for Detox and was booked into Marin County Jail. 8:50 p.m.

Assault with a deadly weapon: Ritter Street. A Barbier Security guard asked a subject to leave a private parking lot, at which point the subject threatened to "beat" the guard. The subject got into a white and blue 1988 Ford Econoline van and began driving away, but then stopped and backed up toward the guard, forcing him to jump out of the way to avoid being hit. The van struck the guard's patrol car before the subject drove away. The subject was later found and arrested. 10:50 p.m.

Stolen Vehicle: 100 block of Park Street. The owner of a green 2000 Toyota Camry reported his car was stolen from a parking lot sometime after 7 p.m. January 14. The car has a large scratch on the driver's side bumper and a broken headlight. 4:31 a.m.

Drunk & Disorderly: 700 block of B Street. A woman was reportedly screaming at cars and people passing by. She was found to be too drunk to care for herself and so was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail. 7:32 a.m.

Commercial Burglary: Northgate Walgreen's. Three suspects stole $402 worth of baby formula, then fled in a blue Hyundai sedan. 1:33 p.m.

Drug Possession: 100 block of Merrydale Road. Responding to a report of a suspicious person at an apartment complex, police conducted a probation search on a male subject and found he had methamphetamine and a meth pipe. He was cited and released. 1:29 p.m.

Making Criminal Threats: Miramar Avenue. A man was brandishing a machete and threatening to kill his mother after she asked him to leave the residence. Police arrested him and booked him into Marin County Jail. 2:37 p.m.

Drunk & Disorderly: 800 block of B Street. Police received several reports of a woman banging on passing cars, screaming, aggressively panhandling and causing a nuisance. The woman, who is on probation with a "no alcohol" clause, appeared to be extremely drunk. She was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail. 9:04 p.m.

Battery: Two victims, a man and woman, reported her ex-husband repeatedly violated court orders to stay away from her. The suspect is allegedly fixated on her and believes she has started a relationship with the male victim. The suspect, who is homeless, went to the female victim's workplace and threatened to injure the male victim. 10:22 p.m.


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