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Heavy Lifter Stolen From Cost Plus; Party Out Of Control

Reports of gunshots and yelling coming from a juvenile party.

The following incidents were reported by the Twin Cities Police between Nov. 7-13, 2012. Suspects are innocent unless proven guilty. Arrests do not necessarily equal convictions.

• An employee of Hertz Rentals reported the theft of a scissor lift from a work site. The equipment, a 19 foot scissor lift valued at $9,500, was stolen from Cost Plus, located at 2040 Redwood Highway. A Grand Theft report was taken and the equipment was entered into the Automated Property System.

• A caller in the 20 building of the Skylark Apartments reported she heard what sounded like several gunshots and then people yelling. She stated she could hear both males and females yelling, people running and car horns honking. It was determined that the Marin County Sheriff’s Office was also en route to the area for a party complaint. The MCSO located the party in their jurisdiction and requested TCPA’s assistance in dispersing a very large juvenile party. Assistance was provided.

• While on patrol in the Village Shopping Center, an Officer located an unoccupied vehicle which had been reported as stolen to the Marin Office of the California Highway Patrol. The owner was contacted and responded. The vehicle was released to her at the scene. The vehicle was removed from the Stolen Vehicle System.

• A Greenbrae resident reported that while he was in Corte Madera Town Park, he was threatened by a male subject. Contact was made with a Truckee man who was determined to be intoxicated. He was arrested for Public Intoxication and booked at the Marin County Jail.

• A resident of the 80 block of Via Barranca reported he had just returned from vacation and found his house was broken into. Entry was made via a garage window. He advised that his housekeeper had found a door open while they were gone. Among the items taken were an iPad and a camera. The loss is estimated at $1,800. A Residential Burglary report was taken.

• A San Rafael resident reported that while they were in a restaurant in the Corte Madera Town Center, his wife left her ring in the restroom. When she went back later, it was gone. They contacted the manager and the ring had not been located. Documentation was provided for the incident.

• A Tiburon resident reported, via 9-1-1, a possible intoxicated driver weaving in and out of traffic. The vehicle and driver, a Sausalito resident, were located in the Market Place Shopping Center. She was determined to not be under the influence and she advised she had a migraine, which may have affected her driving.

• The manager of the Lenscrafters store, located in the Corte Madera Town Center, reported they discovered a theft had occurred. They advised the involved subjects are two teenage girls and that they had possible suspect vehicle information. The loss is 36 pairs of eyeglass frames, valued at approximately $5,700. A Commercial Burglary report was taken and there is possible additional investigation pending.

• A resident of the 10 block of Sandpiper Circle reported their bicycle was stolen from the porch and that they believed that two male subjects, who had been seen in the area, were involved. The area was checked with negative results. The bicycle is described as a black and green K2, Shadow 9, 21 speeds, men’s mountain bike, valued at approximately $650. A Petty Theft report was taken.

• A business in the 1000 block of Magnolia Avenue reported a male subject was dumping things behind the business. They stated the subject was now leaving the area in an older white minivan, headed south on Magnolia Avenue. The vehicle was located by officers and stopped. The driver, an Oakland man advised he was collecting recyclables and claimed he had permission from the business owners. He was warned regarding driving on a suspended driver's license.

• A Larkspur resident reported that while his vehicle was parked in a lot at the Corte Madera Town Center, someone entered his unlocked vehicle and took a black leather brief case, a calculator, a planner and a large fleece jacket.  The loss is estimated at $350. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A Novato resident reported that while his vehicle was parked in the lot of a business in the 100 block of East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, his catalytic converter was removed from his vehicle. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• The Richmond Police Department reported they had recovered a vehicle reported stolen to TCPA on Nov. 6, 2012, from the lot of JoAnn Fabrics, 245 Tamal Vista Blvd. They advised that there was no one in custody, but the vehicle had major stripping and the rear plate was missing. RPD notified the vehicle owner. The vehicle was cleared from the Stolen Vehicle System.

• A Greenbrae resident reported about three days ago his son's phone was stolen from his backpack which was in the locker room at Redwood High School.  The phone is a white iPhone 4, valued at approximately $200. A Petty Theft report was taken.

• An employee of Redwood High School reported a student's locker was broken into and his cell phone was taken. The phone is a black iPhone 4s, with an approximate $400 value. A Petty Theft report was taken.

• A San Francisco resident reported, via 9-1-1, that she was just assaulted and robbed. She stated a larger male subject threw her to the ground and stole her iPod and that she is now at Corte Madera Town Park. The Corte Madera Fire Department responded for medical treatment as she was bleeding from the head. She was transported to the Marin General Hospital Emergency Room. The event was discovered to have actually occurred at a nearby apartment in the 20 block of Redwood Avenue and it was determined there was no merit to a robbery.

Upon additional investigation, it was determined the woman had been assaulted by her boyfriend after they used narcotics together. A San Francisco man was located hiding there, in his mother's apartment. He was arrested for Domestic Battery, Violation of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order and Violation of Probation and was booked at the Marin County Jail. The original caller was arrested for Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia and was released at Marin General Hospital on a citation.

• A Larkspur resident reported the theft of his daughter’s bike from the bike rack at Henry C. Hall Middle School. The bicycle is a black and white Hardrock, Sport Disc, 21 speeds, mountain bike valued at approximately $500. Documentation was provided for the theft and the bicycle was entered into the Automated Property System.

• A business in the Corte Madera Town Center office building reported someone entered the business and three computers were stolen. The loss is estimated at $4,000 to $5,000. A Commercial Burglary report was taken. A second burglary was also located in the building and another Commercial Burglary report was taken.

• A San Anselmo resident reported approximately two minutes ago, a male subject was on the ferry boat and appeared to be intoxicated. He advised the subject got off the boat and into a vehicle, with a female passenger, and drove off. They were last seen parked in front of the Chevron station in Greenbrae. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the vehicle or subjects.

• Pursuant to a traffic stop in the area of El Portal Drive and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, a Kentfield man was arrested for Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia and Violation of Probation. He was booked at the Marin County Jail.

• A San Rafael resident reported she was at a restaurant in the Corte Madera Town Center and used credit cards for transactions, but the cashier never gave her cards back to her. She reported one of the credit card companies called last night and advised that $12,000 had been charged at an Apple store and there were an additional $50,000 in attempted charges. A Fraud report taken and there is further investigation pending.

• A Kentfield resident reported the theft of her iPhone 4, Canon digital camera and an iPod from her unlocked vehicle, which was parked in the lot at the Mt. Tam Racquet Club, located at 1 Larkspur Plaza Drive. The loss is approximately $700. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A resident of the 20 block of Echo Avenue reported a female neighbor was at the front door, ringing the door bell and woke them up. Officers responded and contacted the subject and she was determined to be intoxicated. She was arrested for Public Intoxication and transported to the Helen Vine Treatment Center for detoxification.

• A Security Officer for the Corte Madera Town Center reported a male subject had pushed the custodian, and was verbally accosting him. Officers contacted the custodian and a Truckee man. The custodian declined to press charges for the Assault/Battery. The involved subject was given a trespassing warning for the Corte Madera Town Center and was sent on his way.

• An employee of the Corte Madera Town Center Chevron Station, located at 90 Madera Blvd., reported she parked her vehicle in the lot this morning and just discovered it is missing. The area was checked for the vehicle with negative results and an Auto Theft report was taken. The vehicle was entered into the Stolen Vehicle System.

• A Richmond resident reported his laptop was stolen out of his vehicle in Berkeley and he now received an e-mail from the Apple store, located at the Village Shopping Center, confirming an appointment for work on the computer. He was referred to the Berkeley Police Department to file a theft report as he had not previously. A TCPA Officer stood by during the time of the appointment and no one showed up. A report was taken for documentation and will be forwarded to Berkeley Police.

• A resident of the 100 block of King Street reported her purse, which contained her wallet with identification and $3,000 cash, was taken from her front porch while she was bringing groceries and her dogs inside. She advised did not hear or see anyone at the time. The approximate loss is $6,000.  A Theft report was taken for documentation.

• An employee for Nordstrom, located in the Village Shopping Center, reported the theft of a wallet and they have suspect information. A theft report was taken and there is further investigation pending.

• Pursuant to a traffic stop on East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, in the area of the West Gate of San Quentin, the Officer determined the driver was driving while intoxicated. A Santa Rosa man was arrested for Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol and booked into the Marin County Jail.

During this one week time period, Twin Cities Police had 310 calls for service. This included four calls related to hit and run accidents and two property damage only accidents. There were three commercial burglaries and one residential burglary. There were three calls related to Driving while Intoxicated, resulting in one arrest.

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