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Man Threatens Motorists With Umbrella; Larkspur Storage Units Robbed; Gas Stolen From Cars

Kentfield man is arrested for brandishing what appeared to be a rifle, but turned out to be an umbrella.

The following incidents were reported by the Twin Cities Police between Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2012. Suspects are innocent unless proven guilty. Arrests do not necessarily equal convictions.

• Larkspur Storage, located at 2160 Redwood Hwy., reported several storage units were broken into Monday evening. The suspect reportedly jumped over the fence. All of the units had been entered by cutting the padlocks. A few items were taken, although the value of the loss is uncertain. Five Commercial Burglary reports were taken.

• A business in the 100 block of Lucky Drive reported they have had several instances of gasoline stolen from company vehicles over the past one and a half months. Sometime during the past night, a lock was broken and entry gained to the yard. They advised that whoever broke in may have been interrupted as they left their container behind. Documentation was provided for the incident and thefts.

• A caller reported a subject in the area of Magnolia Avenue and Frances Avenue who has what appears to be a long rifle with a silver handle and black barrel pointing it at people driving by. A Kentfield man was located and the “weapon” was determined to be an umbrella. He was arrested for Brandishing and transported to the Marin County Jail.

• The Manager of the CVS Pharmacy, located in the Bon Air Shopping Center, reported they’d had a possible shoplift and was requesting an Officer look at the captured video footage to determine if a shoplift had occurred. It was determined a shoplift had occurred, but all items had been recovered in the parking lot. Documentation was provided for the incident.

• Officers responded to the 400 block of South Eliseo Drive on a report of a suspicious circumstance. The resident there reported someone entered her bathroom and smeared toothpaste around, threw toilet paper around and turned a bath mat upside down. It did not appear anything was taken. She advised she does not know who did this or why. Documentation was provided for the Vandalism and advice was given. Extra patrol will also be provided.

• A resident of the 1000 block of South Eliseo reported someone has hacked into her computer and took all of her passwords. She was given advice and provided documentation for the incident.

• A resident of the 10 block of Ridgeway Lane reported he received a call that his nephew was arrested and he needed money for bond. The caller told him he would get his money back in three days so he sent $2,500 in a money gram. The people then called back and said they needed an additional $2,230 for a work release program for his nephew which he also sent. A Fraud report was taken for documentation.

• A Sausalito resident reported while his vehicle was parked in the 200 block of the Nellen Avenue, someone cut the catalytic converter out of his exhaust system. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A business located in the Bon Air Shopping Center reported an iPad, valued at approximately $400, was stolen. The theft was captured on the security camera system. A Petty Theft report was taken and there is possible further investigation pending.

• A resident of the 40 block of Corte Encanto reported she was being harassed by her ex-husband. She stated he has been calling her and texting her, saying he has been watching her and he will “get her back.” She was given advice and documentation was provided for the incident.

• A caller reported via 9-1-1 that he was following a possible drunk driver eastbound on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, in the area of the U.S. 101 interchange, who was unable to maintain his vehicle in his lane of traffic and forced several vehicles out of their lane of traffic. After an area check, Officers located the vehicle unoccupied, at the registered owner’s address in the 2500 building of Lincoln Village Circle. They attempted to contact the subject at the residence, but there was no answer.

• Pursuant to checking an occupied vehicle in the area of the top of Drakes Cove Road, a TCPA Officer contacted three juveniles. A small amount of marijuana was confiscated for destruction and they were sent on their way.

• A resident of the 40 block of Laurel Avenue reported someone spray painted his driveway. Graffiti vandalism was also located on several street signs in the area. Documentation was provided for the Vandalism.

• A resident of the 600 block of Larkspur Plaza Drive reported his bicycle was stolen and the cable had been cut. The bicycle is described as a blue and silver Giant brand, men's, 27 speeds, 21 inch frame with a gel seat, mirror on the left side, and a sticker from a bike shop of Muncie, Ind., on the frame. The bicycle is valued at $400. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A resident of the 300 block of Willow Avenue reported he just heard a loud explosion, possibly north of his residence. Several other callers put the source of the noise as being in the area of Chapman Drive, Oakdale Avenue, and Willow Avenue. A strong smell of smoke was detected in the area. The area was checked with the assistance of the Corte Madera Fire Department and the source of the noise and smoke was not located. Later in the evening, it was determined someone had used a firework to blow-up a mailbox in the 400 block of Montecito Drive. A resident there reported she just returned home and found her mailbox destroyed and letters on the ground. Documentation was provided for the Vandalism.

• A caller reported there are several juveniles in Niven Park, located at Drakes Landing Road and Barry Way, drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. Prior to the Officer’s arrival, he called back and stated he had confronted the subjects and they were now slowly dispersing. The area was checked and three carloads of juveniles were located in the front of the Bon Air Shopping Center. No alcohol or marijuana was located and they were sent on their way.

• An employee of Mollie Stone’s Grocery store, located in the Bon Air Shopping Center, reported he confronted a male subject outside of the store that had stolen some items. He advised they had retrieved the merchandise and he wanted the subject contacted. The area checked for the subject with negative results. Documentation was provided for the incident.

• The Tiburon Police Department reported they had recovered a license plate that had been reported as stolen to TCPA on Feb. 7, 2008. The license plate was removed from the Stolen Vehicle System. There is possible follow-up pending pursuant to receiving the report from TPD.

• A Marin City resident reported she parked her car in a lot at the Village Shopping Center and when she returned, she discovered a passenger side window was smashed. It was determined a bag and its contents were taken from the vehicle for a loss of approximately $40. An Auto Burglary report was taken for documentation.

• A caller reported he saw two male subjects in a vehicle parked in a lot at the Village Shopping Center and he could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. He stated they were to the rear of Macy’s, in the area of the loading dock. Officers located the vehicle with subjects inside and contacted an Emeryville man and a Marin City man. A search of the vehicle was conducted and a small amount of marijuana was located. It was seized for destruction. The Marin City man was determined to have an outstanding warrant held by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and was arrested and booked at the Marin County Jail. The other subject was identified and sent on his way.

• A resident of the 200 block of Koch Road reported he is the victim of Identity Theft. He advised that the current fraud is related to previously reported identity thefts, reported in 2009 and 2010. Documentation was provided for the on-going Identity Theft and there is possible follow-up pending.

• A Loss Prevention Agent for Nordstrom, located in the Village Shopping Center, reported a subject who was involved in the theft of $120 of Northface beanies, who is not in custody, was being kept under observation in the parking lot. They reported they believe he may be waiting for another subject who is still in the store.  TCPA Officers responded and contacted the subject. A Berkeley man was arrested for Shoplifting. He was released on a citation.

• A Sausalito resident reported she parked her vehicle in a lot at the Corte Madera Town Center and when she returned the vehicle was missing. The area was checked for the vehicle with negative results. An Auto Theft report was taken and the vehicle was entered into the Stolen Vehicle System.

• While out at the Corte Madera Town Center on the above Auto Theft report, the Officer advised he located a vehicle which had been reported as stolen to the San Pablo Police Department. An attempt was made to contact the owner by phone. The vehicle was towed by Terra Linda Tow and removed from the Stolen Vehicle System.

• A Corte Madera resident reported an intoxicated male yelling and cursing at group of older women who were exercising near Skate Park in Corte Madera Town Park. Officers contacted a Truckee man who was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for Public Intoxication and was booked at the Marin County Jail.

• A business at the Corte Madera Town Center reported a theft of merchandise had occurred. They reported two female subjects took clothing and other accessories. Officers were unable to locate the involved subjects. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A San Rafael resident reported she had parked her vehicle in the lot of a business in the 200 block of Tamal Vista Boulevard and her vehicle is now missing. The area was checked for the vehicle with negative results. An Auto Theft report was taken and the vehicle was entered into the Stolen Vehicle System.

• A Kentfield resident reported her son's gym bag was taken from the locker room of the gym at Redwood High School. The bag contained keys, a cell phone, gym attire and shoes. She stated another student's bag was also taken. A Commercial Burglary report was taken for documentation and the stolen items were entered into the Automated Property System.

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