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Fight Breaks Out At Corte Madera Denny's

Cash register is damaged in a confrontation between four men; Student arrested for battery against a San Andreas High School employee

The following incidents were reported by the Twin Cities Police between Nov. 14-20, 2012. Suspects are innocent unless proven guilty. Arrests do not necessarily equal convictions.

• The manager of Denny’s Restaurant, located at 5839 Paradise Drive, reported via 9-1-1 that four male subjects were fighting inside the business. Upon arrival the manager stated the subjects were fighting and had damaged the cash register, but then paid for the damage and left the area. They requested no further action. Twin Cities Police Officers checked the area and the vehicle with negative results.

• An employee of San Andreas High School reported a student had been drinking. Officers arrested a Larkspur juvenile male for Battery on a School Employee, Possession of Marijuana on School Grounds, Public Intoxication, and Possession of Tobacco. The subject was booked into Juvenile Hall after being medically cleared at the Marin General Hospital Emergency Room.

• A business in the Corte Madera Town Center reported a theft of merchandise had just occurred. They reported a male subject and two female subjects were seen running through the parking lot, with arms full of clothing still on hangers. They got into a vehicle and fled. They were able to provide vehicle information and Officers checked the area for the vehicle with negative results. A Commercial Burglary report was taken and there is possible further investigation pending.

• Officers responded to the area of Magnolia Avenue and Doherty Drive to assist in locating a subject and vehicle associated with a San Anselmo Assault/Battery case. The subject was located and pursuant to a traffic stop, a San Anselmo man was arrested for Battery. He was transported to TCPA for processing, and then booked into the Marin County Jail.

• A San Francisco resident reported she had parked her vehicle in the Marin Country Mart Shopping Center and when she returned, her vehicle was missing. A check of the area for the vehicle met with negative results. An Auto Theft report was taken and the vehicle was entered into the Stolen Vehicle System. TCPA later received notification from the San Pablo Police Department advising they recovered the vehicle. The owner was notified and the vehicle was removed from the Stolen Vehicle System.

While taking the above report, the Officer advised he was out with an unoccupied vehicle which had been reported stolen to the Richmond Police Department on Nov. 15. Richmond Police Department was advised of the recovery and the vehicle’s owner was contacted and responded to pick up her vehicle. The vehicle was cleared from the Stolen Vehicle System.

• A resident of the 10 block of Spindrift Passage reported she received a fraudulent phone call from a subject pretending to be her grandson who stated he was in an accident and needed cash. She told the caller “no” and he hung up. She advised her grandson is a Sergeant for a Marin County police department.  Documentation was provided for the attempted fraud.

• A Tustin resident reported his 13-year-old daughter lost her iPhone in San Francisco. He advised he had “pinged” the phone to a residence in Corte Madera. He was connected with the San Francisco Police Department to file a report and he requested we attempt to contact the resident to see if they are in possession of the phone. Contact made with the resident who found the phone at Twin Peaks in San Francisco and was intending to turn it in at a later time. The phone was brought to the station for safekeeping and will be turned over to a designated friend.

• A Loss Prevention Agent for Nordstrom, located in the Village Shopping Center, reported a “grab and run” theft of merchandise had just occurred. They advised two male subjects took two bottles of Gucci fragrances. When the manager confronted the subjects, one of the subjects started swinging at him. They then got into a vehicle and drove out of the area. The loss is approximately $300. The area was checked with negative results. A Commercial Burglary report was taken and there is possible follow-up pending.

• A resident of the 20 block of Echo Avenue reported a tire was slashed on his vehicle while it was parked in front of his residence. He believes the damage is related to a neighborhood dispute, but nothing was witnessed. Documentation was provided for the Vandalism and extra patrol will be provided for the area.

• TCPA received a call from the California Highway Patrol reporting they received a 9-1-1 cellular hang-up call about a male subject pushing a female subject in front of a residence in the 30 block of Edison Avenue. Upon units arriving in the area, a male subject ran from the scene. He was later located in the area of Corte Madera Avenue and Redwood Avenue. A Mill Valley man was arrested for Domestic Battery, Criminal Threats, Public Intoxication and Resisting Arrest. He was booked at the Marin County Jail.

• The Richmond Police Department reported they had located a vehicle reported as stolen on Nov. 5, from the Corte Madera Town Center. The owner was notified and the vehicle was removed from the Stolen Vehicle System.

• A resident of the 10 block of Navajo Lane reported their son had come into the residence and punched his father. He left on foot from the house. Officers located the subject in the area, but he fled. After a short foot pursuit, the subject was able to evade the Officers and was not located. The father declined charges for assault. The Fairfax Police Department later arrested the subject for Public Intoxication and he was booked into the Marin County Jail.

• Loss Prevention Agents for Nordstrom, located in the Village Shopping Center, reported they had two cooperative female juveniles detained for the theft of merchandise. Stolen items from various other stores were also located in their possession. A Petaluma juvenile female and a Novato juvenile female were arrested for Commercial Burglary. The Petaluma Juvenile female was also arrested for Minor in Possession of Tobacco Products and Possession of Marijuana. They were brought to TCPA for processing and released to their parents on juvenile citations.

• An employee for Bed, Bath and Beyond, located in the Marin Country Mart Shopping Center, reported a vehicle with its window smashed and a purse lying on the ground. The owner was contacted and it was determined there was no loss. An Auto Burglary report was taken for documentation.

• A Corte Madera resident reported he had parked his vehicle in the 100 block of Sandpiper Circle. When he returned, he discovered the rear window was broken and his backpack is missing. An Auto Burglary report was taken for documentation.

• A resident of the 50 block of Via Belardo reported someone used her information to attempt to open online credit accounts. An Identity Theft report was taken and there maybe follow-up pending.

• A Novato resident responded to TCPA and reported he had a female subject in his vehicle that has an outstanding arrest warrant. Prior to Officers going outside, the subject fled on foot. Following a brief search of the area, the subject was located in Piper Park. A Mill Valley woman was arrested on the outstanding arrest warrant held by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. She was booked at the Marin County Jail.

During this one week time period, the Twin Cities Police had 404 calls for service. This included one call related to an accident with minor injuries, two hit and run accidents and five property damage only accidents. There were two auto burglaries and three commercial burglaries. There were no calls related to Driving while Intoxicated.

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