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Cop Calls: Computer Stolen From Redwood High

Twin Cities Police Log: Residents report vandalism, shoplifters and auto burglaries.

The following incidents were reported by the Twin Cities Police between August 8-14, 2012. Suspects are innocent unless proven guilty. Arrests do not necessarily equal convictions.

• An employee for Redwood High School reported a computer was stolen from an unsecured room which was under construction.  The loss is approximately $1,200. A Commercial Burglary report was taken.

• A Larkspur resident reported a subject he knows threw eggs at them while they were driving by in the area of Holcomb Avenue.  Officers checked the area and were initially unable to find the subject and vehicle. The reporting person called back and advised the subjects had found him and began to throw eggs at him and his friends again, this time near William Avenue.  Officers located the vehicle and contacted a Kentfield juvenile male, two Corte Madera juvenile males and a Larkspur juvenile male. They were warned regarding their behavior and were released to their parents. The victims declined any prosecution.

• A resident in the 10 block of Mohave Court reported the theft of a firearm from his residence which occurred sometime within the past two weeks. A Grand Theft report was taken and there is further investigation in progress.

• A Corte Madera resident reported that while she was at the Corte Madera Town Center, her unlocked bicycle, a gray unknown model 15 speed, with a black basket in the back, was stolen. A report was taken for documentation of the theft.

• A Security Officer for the Bon Air Shopping Center reported via 9-1-1 they were following a female subject who had just stolen some merchandise from a store in the shopping center. While the Officers were en route, they stated the subject had dumped the merchandise and entered a waiting vehicle, which was last seen headed toward southbound U.S. 101 from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. $100 worth of alcohol was recovered at the scene. A report was taken for an Attempt Commercial Burglary.

• A resident of the 900 block of Meadowsweet Drive reported someone used his bank account number to take out a loan from an online company. A report was taken for Identity Theft.

• A Loss Prevention Agent for Mollie Stone’s Grocery Store, located in the Bon Air Shopping Center, reported he had a cooperative female in custody for the theft of $75 in merchandise. A Novato woman was arrested for Commercial Burglary and booked into the Marin County Jail.

• A resident of the 400 block of William Avenue reported a possibly intoxicated subject stumbling in the middle of the street.  The area was checked and a La Quinta man was located and taken into custody for Public Intoxication. He was transported to the Helen Vine Center in San Rafael for detoxification.

• A Larkspur resident reported that while his vehicle was parked in a lot at the Marin Country Mart shopping center, in the area of the Marin Brewing Company, it was entered via the front passenger window being smashed. Taken was a computer bag with personal documents and work identification. There was no computer in the bag. A Security Officer for the shopping center advised there were two additional victims, but they left prior to the Officer’s arrival and did not leave any contact information. A report was taken for an Auto Burglary.

• A San Francisco resident reported that while his vehicle was parked in the lot at the Cost Plus Plaza, someone smashed his car window and stole a beach bag. An Auto Burglary report was taken.

• An employee of the Gold’s Gym, located at 10 Fifer Ave., reported a customer’s vehicle had been broken into via window smash and the incident was witnessed on video, providing a suspect and suspect vehicle description.  Taken was a purse with a wallet which contained credit cards, and a cell phone.  An Auto Burglary report was taken and there is further investigation pending.

• A Mill Valley resident reported her vehicle had been broken into via the passenger side window being smashed. Taken was a purse containing miscellaneous items and identification. There was no cash in the purse. An Auto Burglary report was taken.

• An employee of The Treasure Mart, the Thrift Store located at the Episcopal Church on Redwood Avenue, reported they have had two bad checks that have been passed by two different persons at the store.  They have attempted to work with the persons who passed the checks, but are getting “the run around.”  Advice was given and they were referred to the “bad check” program at the Marin County District Attorney’s Office.

• A business located in the Village Shopping Center reported three subjects came into the store about an hour ago.  Two of them distracted the lone clerk while the third subject stole three Bulgari sunglasses, for a loss of $1,700. A Grand Theft report was taken for documentation.

• A McKinleyville resident reported while her vehicle was parked in the lot of a business in the 50 block of Tamal Vista Boulevard, it was broken into and a bag of maps was taken.  Entry was gained via a window being smashed. An Auto Burglary report was taken for documentation.

• A Mill Valley resident reported while she was at the Marin Country Mart Shopping Center, as she was leaving in her vehicle, a subject with two small children kicked the side of her vehicle and accused her of trying to hit the children. She had information regarding the involved person and their vehicle.  A Vandalism report was taken and there is further investigation pending.

• A business in the Village Shopping Center reported a theft had just occurred. They advised a female subject just stole a pair of sunglasses. The woman who had two small children with her was being followed by a Security Officer from the shopping center and they observed her get into the passenger side of a waiting vehicle and leave the center.  The area was checked for the vehicle and subject with negative results. It was determined four or five sunglasses, worth approximately $400 each were stolen. A Grand Theft report was taken.

• A Corte Madera resident reported she saw a female subject drive up to the Colonial Liquor store, located at 212 Tamalpais Drive.  She said the subject could barely walk and watched her as she staggered in to the store.  The vehicle was located and stopped on Willow Ave. A Corte Madera woman was arrested for Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol. She was booked at the Marin County Jail.

• A Greenbrae resident reported she could hear several juveniles on the path behind her residence on Laderman Lane. She thought they were drinking as she could hear bottles breaking.  The area was checked and several subjects initially ran as the officers approached.  Contact made with two Greenbrae juvenile males, a Greenbrae juvenile female and a Larkspur juvenile female.  All the contacted juveniles had been drinking. Their parents were contacted and responded to pick-up their children.

• A Mill Valley resident reported her vehicle's rear window was smashed and items were stolen from the vehicle. An Auto Burglary report was taken.

• A resident of the 200 block of Sausalito Street reported a loud party with music at a house on Tamalpais Drive. Officers responded and made contact with the responsible person for the party who was advised of the complaint and turned down the music.

• A resident of the 400 block of Via Casitas reported her wallet was taken from her unlocked vehicle. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A resident of the 10 block of Seminole Avenue reported his mother's boyfriend got mad at him for smoking in the residence, slapped him in the face, and took off on a bicycle. A report was taken for Assault/Battery and there is further action pending.

• A resident of the 30 block of Via Cheparro reported someone entered his wife's unlocked vehicle, while it was parked in the area of his residence, and took approximately 6 pairs of sunglasses.  The total loss is approximately $600.  Documentation was provided for the theft.

• TCPA was contacted by the California Highway Patrol to advise their unit is out with a citizen reporting an auto burglary that had just occurred in the area of the Mollie Stone’s Grocery Store.  The victim, a San Rafael resident, had left prior to officer's arrival and was contacted by phone.  An Auto Burglary report was taken for documentation.

• A Tiburon resident reported she parked her vehicle in a parking lot at the Corte Madera Town Center and when she returned, she discovered the rear right passenger window was broken. Items taken include a microphone stand, speaker stand, microphone, and a big leather bag that had Bibles and handbooks inside. An Auto Burglary report was taken.

• An employee of Paradise Foods, located at 5627 Paradise Drive, reported they had a cooperative female subject in custody for the theft of merchandise.  A San Rafael woman was arrested for Shoplift and released on a citation.

• A business in the Village Shopping Center reported a pair of black Mary Jane Lighthouse sunglasses, valued at $159, were stolen. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A resident of the 200 block of Chapman Drive reported the car stereo was taken from her vehicle. There is no damage to the vehicle and it is unknown how entry was made. The stereo is valued at approximately $250. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• An employee of Lucky, located at 570 Magnolia Ave., reported they had a cooperative male juvenile in custody for theft of a 12 pack of beer. The store declined to file charges at this time. The juvenile was released to his mother.

• Pursuant to being contacted in the 2000 block of Redwood Highway, a homeless subject was arrested for an outstanding warrant. He was booked at the Marin County Jail.

During this one week time period, Twin Cities Police had 355 calls for service. This included two accidents with minor injuries and two property damage only accidents.  There were nine auto burglaries and two commercial burglaries. There was one call related to Driving while Intoxicated, resulting in one arrest.

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