Cop Calls: Suicidal Shoplifter, Vandalism, Car Egged

Twin Cities Police Log July 11-17: Alleged shoplifter tries to slit her wrists after she's caught.

The following incidents occurred between July 11-17 as reported by the Twin Cities Police. Arrests do not necessarily equal convictions.

• An employee for Mollie Stone’s Grocery Store, located in the Bon Air Shopping Center, reported a female in custody for the theft of merchandise.  A Novato woman was arrested by Twin Cities Police for shoplifting, after which she attempted to slit her wrist.  Medics responded and confirmed the wound was superficial.  The subject was released on a citation for the shoplifting, and then transported to the Marin General Hospital Crisis Unit for treatment and evaluation.

• A resident of the 60 block of Via Belardo reported his vehicle was broken into. It was unknown if anything was taken. The front passenger window was broken.  Documentation was provided for the damage to the window.

• A Corte Madera resident reported that while her vehicle was parked in the 170 block of Via Casitas, it was broken into. The passenger front window was smashed and a GPS unit and a coin purse were stolen.  An Auto Burglary report was taken for documentation.

• A resident of the 400 block of Via Hidalgo reported when he went to his vehicle, he found the right rear door was ajar.  On checking the vehicle, he determined his golf clubs were missing.  A Theft from Auto report was taken.

• A resident of the 30 block of Key Largo Course reported a fraudulent charge was made against her account in Texas.  She had been advised by her bank to make a Police Report.  A Fraud report was taken and will be forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency in Texas.

• A Resident of the 500 building of Old Quarry Road North reported her vehicle had been broken into during the night and had been ransacked.  At the time of the report, she was unable to determine if anything had been taken.  An Auto Burglary report was taken.

• A resident of the 300 block of Via La Paz reported someone used her debit card number to make online purchases.  A Fraud report was taken.

• While on a foot patrol in the 700 block of Casa Buena Drive, Twin Cities Police Officers located a female subject behind a dumpster.  A homeless woman was contacted and determined to have an outstanding warrant out of Sonoma County.  The subject was arrested and booked at Marin County Jail.

• An employee of the Corte Madera Mini Storage, located at 5776 Paradise Drive, reported one of her tenant’s storage lockers was broken into in the last twenty four hours.  At the time of report, it was unknown what was taken.  A Commercial Burglary report was taken and a property list is pending.

• A resident of the 900 block of Via Casitas reported someone used her Social Security number to open two American Express credit card accounts and make $2,100 in charges.  An Identity Theft report was taken.

• A resident of the 600 block of Oakdale Ave. reported a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of Oakdale Avenue.  She advised saw three male juveniles sitting in a parked vehicle.  She stated the subject were possibly using drugs, and one subject was holding a glass cylinder, then she heard them talking about "packing blow."  Officers responded and contacted two Corte Madera men and a Tiburon man, all adults.  A small amount of marijuana was located in the vehicle and was seized for destruction.  The subjects were sent on their way with a warning.

• A Petaluma resident reported that while her vehicle was parked in the area of the 10 block of First Street, it was entered via a window smash.  Her purse was taken from the vehicle.  An Auto Burglary report was taken.

• A Loss Prevention Agent for Nordstrom, located in the Village Shopping Center, reported they had a female subject in custody for the theft of $309 in merchandise.  A San Rafael woman was arrested for Shoplifting and released on a citation.

• A business in the 300 block of Magnolia Avenue reported someone spray painted the trash cans with graffiti.  Photographs of the tagging on the two dumpsters were taken for documentation of the vandalism.

• An employee of a business located in the Village Shopping Center reported a couple came into the store and may have taken five shirts and three newborn cardigans.  The subjects left the store in an unknown direction of travel.  The area was checked with negative results.  Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A resident of the 500 block of South Eliseo Drive reported there are three subjects possibly smoking marijuana in the park.  The area was checked and contact made with a Kentfield man and two Greenbrae men, all adults.   They admitted to the violation and claimed they had used up all their marijuana.  They were identified and sent from the area.

• A Larkspur resident reported his vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of a business in the 500 block of Magnolia Avenue.  He stated he had the keys, but may have left the vehicle unlocked.  The area was checked for the vehicle with negative results.  A Vehicle Theft report was taken and the vehicle was entered into the Stolen Vehicle System.

• A resident of the 200 block of Via Casitas reported she found egg on the windshield, fender, hood and roof of her vehicle.  The incident was not witnessed.  She has photographs of the vandalism.  Documentation was provided for the vandalism.

• A resident of the Spyglass Condominiums, located at 700 through 900 Via Casitas, reported theft of his son's bicycle from the open mailroom.  The bicycle is a boy's 21 speed mountain bike, 20 inch Kona II Lanai blue and white with no seat, valued at approximately $457.  A Theft report was taken and there is follow-up pending.

During this one week time period, Twin Cities Police had 343 calls for service.  This included two calls related to accidents with minor injuries, five hit and run accidents and eight property damage only accidents.  There were three auto burglaries, one commercial burglary and no residential burglaries.  There were no calls related to Driving while Intoxicated.

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