Nightmare: Truck stuck on ramp, tide rises

Marin County Sheriff

Feb. 20-26

Child Abuse, Etc: The Marin Sheriff’s Department responded to two cases of child abuse, one in Tiburon and one on Grande Paseo. In this time frame, the department also responded to numerous traffic incidents, vandalism in Strawberry, a drug violation on Peter Behr Drive, a burglary in Marin City, a home burglary in Sleepy Hollow, an assault in Novato, and the burglary of an RV in Tam Valley.


Feb. 22 - 27, 2018

High Tide: A man’s truck was stuck on the boat ramp and the tide rose. Luckily, a bystander with a truck pulled him out before submerging. But, the truck’s engine was full of water. Bummer.

Bad For Business: A man, who police know on a first-name basis, stood in front of a store on Bridgeway and scared customers. Police arrived and moved the man along.

Porsche SUV: Aside from asking why anyone would want to own a Porsche SUV, it was reported to police that a black Porsche SUV backed into a green VW Beetle. A long process then unfolded resulting in arrest.

Hit & Run: The driver of a light flue sedan on Princess Street bumped into a brand spanking new Tesla and then fled.

Smash And Grab: A man parked his car on El Portal Street to grab a bite to eat. When he returned, his car window was smashed and a backpack was taken.



March 1, 2018


Gun Safety: Novato Police Department in conjunction with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program, will distribute free firearms safety kits to local residents. The safety kits include a cable-style gun lock and will be distributed upon request during business hours at the police department, 909 Machin Avenue in Novato. Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), educates community members of safe firearms handling practices and works to reduce firearms accidents in local communities. Project ChildSafe has distributed more than 37 million firearm safety kits throughout the country since 2003. The program is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the firearms industry.


Feb. 28, 2018

Child Abuse: Three cases of child abuse were responded to by police, one at Alta Vista Court, one at Dogwood Court and one at on Ignacio Boulevard. Also, a sex crime was reported on Arthur Street.

Feb. 27, 2018

Suspicious Day: Novato officers responded to several calls of suspicious activity in this reporting period. They occurred on Commercial Boulevard, Timothy Court, Seventh Street, Captain Nurse Circle, Alhambra Court, San Marin Drive and Wilson Avenue. Details were not released. There was also a burglary reported this day.

San Rafael

Jan. 17 – Jan. 26

Drug Possession: 900 block of Fourth Street. A search of a man with two outstanding arrest warrants uncovered that he had a small amount of methamphetamine and a glass meth pipe, violations of his probation terms. He was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail. 1:55 a.m.

ID theft: 826 Second St. A woman tried to buy $500 worth of merchandise at VIP using another person’s Netspend card and ID. Officers uncovered her true identity and found she had an outstanding arrest warrant. She was booked into Marin County Jail. 3:04 p.m.

Prostitution: 865 E. Francisco Blvd. Undercover officers investigated a ad for sexual acts. A woman opened the motel room door wearing only her underwear, but denied being in the area for prostitution. She did not have any ID and police could not find a records match for her. She was booked into Marin County Jail. 3:40 p.m.

Auto burglary: 1775 E. Francisco Blvd. Unknown suspects broke the windows of a black 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe in the parking lot of Extended Stay America. The victim said items were stolen from the vehicle and the damage is estimated at $500. 3:44 a.m.

Petty theft: 3769 Redwood Hwy. Employees of Herb’s Pool Service reported two sets of keys to customers’ residential gates were missing from a company truck that had been rummaged through. The keys did not have addresses attached to them. Security footage shows an unwanted person wearing a black sweatshirt and white hoodie was in the area. 3:30 a.m.

Drug Use: 618 B St. A man causing a disturbance at the San Rafael Community Center was determined to be under the influence of drugs. He was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail. 9:26 a.m.

DUI: Lincoln/Paloma Avenue. Police stopped the driver of a gray 2015 Toyota Tacoma after a report of a drunk driver. He appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was arrested and booked into jail. 12:15 p.m.

Drunk & Disorderly: Woodland Avenue. Police contacted a man twice within an hour on the roadway after he appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Officers determined he was a danger to himself and the issue was likely to continue. He was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail. The next night, he was arrested again after reports he was running in and out of traffic on Lincoln Avenue. 2:28 p.m.

Drunk & Disorderly: 800 block of A Street. Police contacted a man, who is on probation with a “no alcohol” clause, and found he was drunk and in possession of alcohol. He was then booked into Marin COunty Jail, to be released when he was sober. 3:29 p.m.

Illegal Threats: San Rafael Yacht Harbor. During a domestic argument, a man hit and pushed the female victim several times. He also threatened to kill her. He was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail. She was granted a protection order. 12:28 a.m.

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