The following incidents were reported by the Twin Cities Police between Oct. 17-23, 2012. Suspects are innocent unless proven guilty. Arrests do not necessarily equal convictions.
• While on patrol, a Twin Cities Police Officer advised he was out with several subjects, including an intoxicated juvenile female, in the area of the 10 block of Hazel Avenue. A party was located at a nearby residence with numerous juveniles and minors that had been consuming alcohol. Marijuana and marijuana smoking devices were also located in the residence. Contact made with the parents of the juveniles and they were advised. Rides home were arranged for all juveniles contacted. A Larkspur man was issued a notice of violation for the Larkspur Social Host Ordinance.
• A caller in the 40 block of Pacific Queen Passage reported there was a group of males and females fighting in the street. A second caller reported one of her neighbors was assaulted and he appeared injured. Officers responded and contacted a Larkspur man and a Corte Madera man. Medical responded and treated the Corte Madera man at the scene. The fight was determined to be mutual combat. A report was taken for documentation and will be referred to Marin County Adult Probation as the Larkspur man is on Probation.
• TCPA Officers responded to the Marin Country Mart Shopping Center on a report of a male subject masturbating in the vehicle while watching a video. Units contacted a San Francisco man who was arrested for Indecent Exposure, Committing a Lewd Act in a Public place and for an outstanding Arrest Warrant held by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office. He was booked at the Marin County Jail.
• A caller reported two subjects were smoking marijuana in a vehicle in the area of Via Belardo and Via Casitas. He advised he could smell it from where he was. Officers responded and contacted the two subjects who had been smoking marijuana. No marijuana was located. A Greenbrae Juvenile male and a Corte Madera woman were warned for Possession of Marijuana in a Vehicle and sent on their way.
• A resident of the 10 block of Sandpiper Circle reported her 12-year-old daughter was on Facebook last night and was “cyber-bullied” and threatened that she was going to be beaten. The person they suspect it is another 12-year-old girl who had attacked her daughter last year. A report was taken for the Cyber-Bullying and there is pending further action.
• A Tiburon resident reported her purse was taken from her unlocked car which was parked in the lot of the Cost Plus Plaza. The theft occurred while she was returning the shopping cart and had left her purse and elderly aunt in the car. A description was obtained of the involved subject who stole the purse. A report was taken and there is additional investigation pending.
• A Larkspur resident reported her unlocked bicycle was taken from the bike rack at Redwood High School. The bicycle is a women's, white Specialized Myka, 15 speeds, mountain bike. Documentation was provided for the theft.
• A Kentfield resident reported his white iPhone 5 and his iPod, for a total loss of approximately $800, were taken from his locked locker at Redwood High School. A Petty Theft report was taken and there is follow-up pending with the school.
• Pursuant to contacting a subject in an occupied vehicle in the area of the Jamba Juice store in the Bon Air Shopping Center, a Marin City man was arrested for an outstanding Warrant held by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. He was booked at the Marin County Jail.
• A San Anselmo resident, who is an employee of Marin Luxury Cars, located at 201 Casa Buena Drive, reported that he discovered that $100 had been withdrawn from his Credit Union account. The withdrawal occurred at a Sam's Club in Riverside. A Fraud report was taken and will be forwarded to the Riverside Police Department for follow-up.
• An employee of Redwood High School reported two cell phones had been taken from boy’s locker room during the period before lunch. Contact was made with one of the victims, a Kentfield resident. A Petty Theft report was taken. The second victim, a Larkspur resident, was contacted several days later and a second Petty Theft report was taken.
• A resident of the 200 block of Chapman Avenue reported the theft of items and cash from her residence. She reported that there have been multiple small thefts over a period of time. A Residential Burglary report was taken and there is additional investigation pending.
• A Loss Prevention Agent for Nordstrom, located in the Village Shopping Center, reported a female subject made a purchase on someone else's account in excess of $400. The subject exited through the east doors. She and another female subject got into a vehicle and left the shopping center at the exit near the Cheesecake Factory. A Fraud report was taken and there is possible follow-up pending.
• An employee of the Wipe-Out Bar and Grill, located in the Bon Air Shopping Center, reported a subject left a gift card for payment after eating at the restaurant. When they attempted to process the gift card, it was declined. A Fraud report was taken and there is follow-up pending review of the video footage.
• A San Rafael resident reported the theft of his bicycle which had occurred on a previous date from the area of the 1000 block of South Eliseo Drive. He advised that he had chased the subject who cut the lock off the bike, and last saw him in the Larkspur Landing area near the bicycle/pedestrian tunnel. The bicycle is described as a yellow, 6 speeds, Cambri unisex bicycle, with one middle shock absorber in the front. Documentation was provided for the theft.
• A Mill Valley resident reported his iPod touch and $7 had been taken from his locker in the boy’s locker room at Redwood High School. A Petty Theft report was taken.
• Employees of the Marin Airporter, located at 300 Larkspur Landing Circle, reported a male subject got into a vehicle and he smelled of alcohol. The area was checked and the units were unable to locate the vehicle or subject.
• A caller reported a naked man had defecated between two cars then walked into a residence in the 10 block of Drakes Way. Officers responded and contacted the subject. They determined there was no merit to the defecation. The subject had run across the street on a dare and ducked between the cars to hide, however, he was minimally covered. Officers warned the subject regarding indecent exposure.
• TCPA Officers checking the hillside above the Larkspur Landing Office Complex located two subjects at an illegal camping site. A San Rafael man was arrested for Illegal Camping and released on a citation. A report will be forwarded to the Marin County District Attorney’s office for a Probation Violation regarding that subject. A San Rafael woman was also arrested for Illegal Camping and released on a citation.
• A resident of the 300 building of Lincoln Village Circle reported an identity theft which had occurred in 2011. He advised his accountant had attempted to “E-File” his 2011 tax return and it was declined. When his accountant filed the return by mail, he received a letter from the Franchise Tax Board that stated he had already filed for that year and he was sent a bill for $192. He discovered an unknown person had fraudulently filed using his information. He checked his credit history and did not find any additional instances of identity theft. Documentation was provided for the Identity Theft and he was referred back to the Franchise Tax Board.
x• A Stinson Beach resident reported on the previous day, he left his prescription reading glasses and an old iPhone at the Apple Store, located in the Village Shopping Center, and when he called back they were gone. The approximate value is $1,200. A report was taken for documentation and there is follow-up pending the review of the video in the store.
• A Greenbrae resident reported that while he was in the Barnes and Noble bookstore, located in the Corte Madera Town Center, his wallet and cell phone were stolen. A Petty Theft report was taken for documentation.
• A resident of the 10 block of Gretchen Place reported his son witnessed a male subject assault a male juvenile, and then pull out a knife, in front of their residence. He reported his son knew the involved juvenile. It was determined the male subject had punched the juvenile and then brandished a knife at him. Officers checked the area for the subject and he was not located. A second witness called and reported the same information. An Assault/Battery and Brandishing report was taken and there is additional investigation pending. The involved male subject was last seen headed towards South Eliseo Drive, walking with two small dogs.
• Pursuant to a traffic stop in the Corte Madera Town Center, a Santa Cruz man was determined to be driving while intoxicated. He was arrested and booked at the Marin County Jail.
• A resident of the 160 block of Granada Drive reported someone had smashed a rear window of the residence and items were taken. The scene was processed for evidence and a Residential Burglary report was taken.
• A resident of the 200 block of Via Casitas reported someone stole her laundry from the laundry of the building. Documentation was provided for the theft.
• A resident of the 300 block of West Baltimore came to the TCPA Police Facility to report she interrupted a residential burglary that occurred at her residence the previous Saturday morning. She advised that as she was entering her residence when she was coming back from a walk, a male subject, wearing a hooded sweatshirt that was covering his face, pushed past her leaving the residence. She said she was so frightened, she went to a friend's and didn't report it until later. Taken was a laptop computer and jewelry for a loss of approximately $1,350. A Residential Burglary report was taken.
• A San Francisco resident reported that while her vehicle was parked in a lot at the Village Shopping Center, someone smashed her car window and her laptop was taken. An Auto Burglary report was taken.
While taking the above report, a second auto burglary was located. The owner of the second vehicle, a Mill Valley resident, was located and another Auto Burglary report was taken. Taken was a Laptop, an iPad, a purse and a necklace. The victim of the second auto burglary later called and advised she received a call from a Safeway in San Francisco and they had her purse, necklace, and a USB memory stick, which she retrieved from them. She advised other property was found as well, but it didn't belong to her.
During this one week time period, Twin Cities Police had 346 calls for service. This included one call related to accidents with minor injuries, two hit and run accidents and eight property damage only accidents. There were two auto burglaries and three residential burglaries. There were two call related to Driving while Intoxicated, resulting in one arrest.
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