Monday, Sept. 12

11:35 a.m., 1500 block of South Novato Blvd.:

Someone complained that a homeless person was yelling and swearing in a nearby creek bed. When police responded to the complaint, they found no encampments.

1:38 p.m., 300 block of Alameda del Prado: A man reported that someone had slashed his tires and scratched his vehicle. His property manager said that although the complex has surveillance cameras, they weren’t working at the time of the vandalism.

3:35 p.m., 5000 block of Nave Drive: A red 1990’s Nissan was stolen.

5:10 p.m., 1000 block of Grant Ave.: A woman told police that a man who’d harassed her at a former job in San Rafael had followed her to her new job in Novato. Police advised her to contact them if the man returned.

6:44 p.m., 2500 block of Center Road: A concerned citizen reported that their neighbor was screaming at her two grandchildren and threatening to expel them from her home. When police responded, the harried woman informed them that she had been trying to corral her 3- and 5-year-old charges into the bathtub after they’d been running around naked and dumping dirt in the house.

8:35p.m., intersection of Bel Marin Keys Blvd. and Hamilton Drive: Someone was afraid nearby power lines were arcing when they heard a loud noise and saw flashes of light.

Sunday, Sept. 11

1:10 a.m., intersection of Fourth Street and Park Ave.: Loud music was causing neighborhood dogs to howl for several hours, someone reported. When police responded they heard no music, but the dogs were still barking.

1:30 a.m., intersection of Center Road and Laurie Drive: Police removed a white clothes dryer from the middle of an intersection where it had been blocking traffic, and placed it on the curb with a note.

4:00 a.m., intersection of Los Alondras Ct. and Novato Blvd.: A person driving a 2003 Mini Cooper missed a deer and hit a tree.

11:04 a.m., 1700 block of Grant Ave.: Moneygram employees called police when a man in a blue t-shirt began yelling at them and throwing one of his shoes. He was arrested for public drunkenness, and taken to Marin County Jail when no Detox beds were available.

2:35 p.m., intersection of Eighth Street and Grant Ave.: A group composed of two women, three men and a baby was reportedly shooting BBs at tin cans in a downtown park. Several of them were cited.

5:35 p.m., 1000 block of Simmons Lane: Someone reported that a group of teens was throwing rocks and debris into a creek near their residence. They added that when they’d asked the teens to leave, they’d used profanity and threatened to burn down a nearby fence. When police responded, the three 10-year-olds playing in the creek said the concerned citizen had been taking photos and swearing at them. Police advised them to play on the side of the creek closer to the park.

5:52 p.m., intersection of Olive Ave. and Redwood Blvd.: A distressed woman told police that she was having a mental breakdown, explaining that she’d come to Novato to speak with an ex-boyfriend who reportedly did not wish to talk to her. She assured police that she was not suicidal.

8:45 p.m., Richardson Rd.: A residence was reportedly vandalized by a paintball gun. The victim found three pink splatters on their house and one on their car.

10:09 p.m., Roman Court:

A bowl containing an unknown liquid mysteriously appeared on a woman’s kitchen counter, she told police. The woman did not know what the liquid was or who had put it there, but when she dumped it into the sink, she guessed it was tomato soup. Police told her to call again if any other unknown liquids appeared.

Saturday, Sept. 10

12:49 p.m., Yukon Way: A concerned citizen told police their neighbor was growing an estimated 20 to 30 marijuana plants in their backyard. Police eventually made contact with the residents in question and found that they were growing close to 40 plants, but had valid medical cards from Alameda County.

7:48 p.m. Morre Road: A man was arrested on outstanding felony charges.

11:22 p.m., Elm Drive: A man called police when his roommate began walking around their living room naked. It was eventually determined that the roommate was having a diabetic emergency and he was rushed to Novato Community Hospital.

Friday, Sept. 9

1:42 a.m. Margarita Rd.:A man told police that an unknown suspect was throwing firecrackers at his door.

8:46 a.m. Glen Road: A man was arrested on domestic violence-related charges.

1:49 p.m, 900 block of Machin Ave.: A woman told police that she’d recently learned that her son, now deceased, owned two handguns, but she was unable to find them when she packed up his belongings.

2:54 p.m, 1000 block of Third Street: A church was tagged with graffiti.

3:37 p.m., intersection of Country Club Drive and Ignacio Blvd.: Passengers in a white Toyota Corolla threw firecrackers at a man while he was riding his bike, he told police. When officials responded, they found no evidence of explosives.

4:02 p.m., 1000 block of Simmons Lane: Someone complained that two people were drinking while their unleashed pit-bull roamed a nearby creek. When police responded, they found the couple holding a water bottle and a Starbucks cup.

4:23 p.m., 300 block of San Carlos Way: A 35-year-old man reportedly passed out on the bus. He was arrested for public drunkenness and sent to Detox.

5:17 p.m., 1100 block of Redwood Blvd.: A rear license plate was stolen.

6:49 p.m., 900 block of Diablo Ave.: A man’s wallet was stolen after he left it on a table outside Safeway.

Thursday, Sept. 8

9:24 a.m. 100 block of Hamilton Drive: Three spools of copper wire were stolen from a PG&E substation, but they were later found on a nearby footpath.

9:39 a.m., Center Road:A man shoved a woman into the door of their house, a neighbor reported. When police investigated, the woman said that her family was upset about their home’s foreclosure and the reported action was not an assault. She said she’d moved toward the man to console him, but he’d moved aside and she’d fallen into the door. The couple’s children confirmed her account.

8:28 p.m., San Carlos Way: Someone reported hearing a man beating a woman and a woman screaming. Police investigated and found the resident in question watching a loud movie.

8:28 p.m., San Carlos Way: Police received a call in which a man said everything was fine, but a woman could be heard in the background denying his assurances. Police responded and found that a man had thrown a TV remote at his wife. He was charged with domestic battery.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

4:23 p.m., 2900 block of Diablo Ave.: $1500 went missing from the Dollar Tree safe during the night. There was no sign of forced entry.

1:00 a.m., 1000 block of Cambidge Street: A computer monitor and printer were stolen.

6:18 p.m., 5700 block of Nave Drive: Someone smashed the window of a locked car and stole an iPhone from inside.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

2:42 p.m., Fairway Drive:

A flower delivery person reportedly left flowers inside a residence when the resident was out. The delivery person walked through the backyard and into an unlocked back door to set the bouquet inside the living room, the resident claimed. Police contacted the flower vendor and advised them of the trespassing complaint.

9:34 p.m., Devonshire Drive: A man was arrested on outstanding warrants.

11:29 p.m., 1400 block of Elm Drive: A woman told police that her boyfriend was threatening her son and hitting himself on the head with a wine bottle. When police responded, they found no danger of domestic violence but the man admitted he struck himself on the head with the wine bottle to get attention.

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