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Police Find Gang Member In Greenbrae With Loaded Gun

CHP in Hayward finds a gun stolen from a Corte Madera business.

The following incidents were reported by the Twin Cities Police between Sept. 12-18, 2012. Suspects are innocent unless proven guilty. Arrests do not necessarily equal convictions.

 • Twin Cities Police Officers responded to a report of a man sitting in a parked car in the area of Via Hidalgo and Corte Lenosa in Greenbrae. Officers found a San Rafael man who, they discovered, was on probation. Following a search of his car, the subject was arrested for Violation of Probation and Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place. The man is a known gang member, according to police. He was booked at the Marin County Jail.

• While on patrol in the area of the 200 block of Doherty Drive, a TCPA Officer checked on subjects that were previously seen driving erratically in the area. The driver, an Alameda woman, was determined to be under the influence. She was arrested for Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol and transported to the Marin County Jail.

• The San Francisco Police Department reported they recovered a vehicle reported to TCPA as stolen on Sept. 6, 2012. The vehicle had been stolen in San Francisco and we had taken a courtesy report for SFPD. The vehicle was removed from the Stolen Vehicle System and the owner, a Larkspur resident, was notified.

• A resident of the 160 block of Lakeside Drive reported they are the victim of an Identity Theft. A Fraud report was taken and there may be further investigation pending.

• A business in the Village Shopping Center reported a theft of jackets just occurred. Three women were involved. The theft was not witnessed but the subjects were seen on the store video. The area was checked for the involved persons with negative results. A Commercial Burglary report was taken.

• The California Highway Patrol Office in Hayward reported they had located a firearm that had been reported as stolen to TCPA on July 18, 2012. The firearm had been taken in a Commercial Burglary which occurred in the 5700 block of Paradise Drive. CHP advised that they have a subject in custody. There is follow-up pending.

• A building maintenance worker reported there is graffiti vandalism to back of the clubhouse in the 600 block of Via Casitas. Photographs were taken of the vandalism and documentation was provided.

• A Corte Madera resident reported that while her vehicle was parked in the lot of a business in the 100 block of Nellen Avenue, it had been broken into via the passenger side window being smashed. She reported her purse had been taken for a total loss of $90. An Auto Burglary report was taken.

• A resident of the 10 block of Council Crest Drive reported her house had been entered and jewelry had been taken. She stated there were no signs of forced entry, and she was unsure exactly what was taken. A Residential Burglary report was taken and there is follow-up pending.

• A resident of the 10 block of Council Crest Drive reported he needed to file a report regarding a counterfeit check. Contact was made and a Fraud report was taken. There is further investigation pending.

• A resident of the 900 block of Meadowsweet Drive reported he received a call from Kohl’s stating someone had tried to open an account under his name. There was no loss at this point. Advice was given for Identity Theft and the incident was documented.

• A resident of the 700 block of Meadowsweet Drive reported her two daughters were in a physical fight. Contact was made with the two Corte Madera women. They were separated and the matter was mediated. The fight was determined to be mutual combat and no further action was requested.

• TCPA received a report via 9-1-1 of a physical fight between 6 or 7 male subjects in the parking lot of the Denny’s Restaurant, located at 5839 Paradise Drive. While taking the call, they reported one vehicle had just left the area with several subjects inside. The area was checked and the involved vehicle was located. Contact was made with an Alameda woman and three Novato men. One of the male subjects was medically checked out at the scene as he was an involved in the fight and had experienced a loss of consciousness. He was transported to the Marin General Hospital Emergency Room for a medical check-out. The area was checked for the other involved parties with negative results.

• A resident of the 40 block of Corte Real reported two female subjects in a parked vehicle smoking marijuana for the past half hour. Contact was made with a Benicia man and a Novato woman. The subjects had been smoking marijuana; however they had a medical marijuana card. Both parties were reprimanded regarding smoking in a public area and in a vehicle; advised not to drive, and were released.

• A resident of the 900 block of Meadowsweet Drive reported he had received a call from Kohl's advising that someone opened a credit card in his name and charged $662.81. An Identity Theft report was taken and will be forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

• A Loss Prevention Agent for Nordstrom, located in the Village Shopping Center, reported they had a male subject in custody for the theft of $145 of merchandise. A San Francisco man was arrested for Shoplifting. After being processed at TCPA, he was released on a citation.

• A business in the Village Shopping Center reported someone had taken 15 bottles of fragrances valued at $45 each, for a total loss of approximately $675. They advised the theft was not witnessed. Documentation was provided for the incident.

• A Corte Madera resident reported that while it was parked at the Golden Gate Ferry Terminal, his locked black 21 speed bicycle had been stolen. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• Pursuant to contacting him in an occupied vehicle in the parking lot at the Bon Air Shopping Center, a Corte Madera man was arrested for Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia.  He was released on a citation.

• TCPA received a report from the Novato Police Department of a Novato resident’s credit card being used at Trader Joe's, located at 2052 Redwood Highway, and at Big 5 Sporting Goods, located at 110 Nellen Ave., on April 6, 2012. A report was taken and there is additional investigation pending.

• A San Rafael resident reported the theft of his vehicle from a parking lot in the 2000 block of Redwood Highway. Officers checked the area the area for the vehicle with negative results. A Vehicle Theft report was taken and the vehicle was entered into the Stolen Vehicle System.

• While taking the above report, a TCPA Officer located a vehicle reported to the Berkeley Police Department as stolen on Sept. 15, 2012. The stereo was stolen and the interior rear view mirror was gone. The vehicle owner was notified and the vehicle was removed from the Stolen Vehicle System.

• A resident of the 100 block of Ward Street reported he had accidentally left the key in the front door of his apartment and someone had come in and stolen his iPad. He advised that he does have the serial number and a receipt for the purchase. A Residential Burglary report was taken and the iPad was entered into the Automated Property System.

• TCPA received a report from the Petaluma Police Department in which credit cards that were taken in a residential burglary in their jurisdiction were subsequently used, and attempted to be used, at several businesses in Corte Madera and Larkspur. A Fraud report was taken and there is follow-up pending.

• A business in the 20 block of Tamal Vista Boulevard reported the business had been entered sometime over the weekend. Pry marks were found on the front door. It was determined that a laptop is missing. A Commercial Burglary report was taken.

• The Richmond Police Department reported they had located a vehicle reported as stolen to TCPA on September 16, 2012, from the 2000 block of Redwood Highway. The vehicle’s owner was notified.

• A Greenbrae resident reported the theft of her cell phone from the girl’s bathroom at Redwood High School. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A San Rafael resident reported her purse containing an iPad was stolen in San Rafael in October of 2011. She had made a report with the San Rafael Police Department. She advised that she had just received information from the Apple Store, located in the Village Shopping Center, that a subject was bringing an iPad with a matching serial number to the store.  TCPA Officers responded and confirmed the iPad was a match. The iPad was returned to the owner at the scene and removed from the Automated Property System. A report was taken and there is further action pending.

During this one week time period, the Twin Cities Police Authority had 357 calls for service. This included three calls related to accidents with minor injuries, three hit and run accidents and seven property damage only accidents. There was one auto burglary, two commercial burglaries and two residential burglaries. There was one call related to Driving while Intoxicated, resulting in one arrest.

Tracy September 23, 2012 at 05:49 AM
It just goes to show that Marin County is not immune to gang members living amongst us all.

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