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Redwood Student Arrested for Assault

Reports of shoplifting, DUIs and robberies keep Twin Cities Police busy during the holiday season.

The following incidents were reported by the Twin Cities Police between Dec. 5-11, 2012. Suspects are innocent unless proven guilty. Arrests do not necessarily equal convictions.

• A Tiburon resident came to Twin Cities Police with her mother to report a bullying/assault that took place at Redwood High School. She had sustained a scratch to her right cheek. A report was taken. The other involved subject, a Corte Madera juvenile female responded to the station with her father at the request of the Officer. She was arrested for the assault and was released on a citation.

• Officers responded to a report of a silent panic alarm from the Shell Station located at 295 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Phone contact was made with the employee inside who confirmed the business was robbed by a subject wearing a black hoodie over his face. A Robbery report was taken and investigation continues on the case.

Police later released a more detailed description of the subject, who is described as a white man in his 40s, between 5 feet 7 inches to six feet tall with blue eyes and had a dirty blond Fu Manchu mustache.

• A resident of the 30 block of San Clemente Drive reported she has been receiving annoying and threatening phone calls for the last four months, possibly by her husband’s ex-girlfriend. She was given advice. Documentation was provided for the incident.

• A resident of the 400 block of Via Hidalgo reported he has been receiving on-going harassment via telephone and letter by an ex-friend. He was given advice. The officer also contacted the involved subject, advised him of the complaint, and to cease calling and contact. Documentation was provided for the incident.

• A Corte Madera resident reported her son's bicycle was stolen from the area of Neil Cummins Elementary School. The bicycle is described as a black Intense Micro Mini. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A San Francisco resident reported she had seen a possible intoxicated driver who was last seen walking into a restaurant in the Marin Country Mart shopping center. She advised she saw him park his vehicle after he was driving erratically from U.S. 101. Contact was made with the owner of the vehicle who was determined not to be intoxicated.

• A Security Officer for the Village Shopping Center reported suspected shoplifters just left a business in the shopping center in a vehicle headed towards Tamalpais Drive. Employees of the store had stopped two female subjects and a male subject and recovered a shirt on a hanger. The store was contacted and given advice. The involved subjects may also have taken cologne. Documentation was provided for the incident.

• A resident of the 10 block of Via Belardo reported he is receiving telephone threats from a mechanic in Palo Alto who is working on his vehicle. He advised he found the mechanic via Craig's List. He was given advice. Contact was also attempted with the mechanic. Extra patrol was requested for the subject’s residence and documentation was provided for the incident.

• A resident of the 170 block of Via Casitas reported someone broke into the vehicle via the driver's side window; however nothing appears to be missing. An Auto Burglary report was taken for documentation.

• Pursuant to a traffic stop in the 10 block of Fifer Avenue, a Novato man was arrested for Display of False Evidence of Registration. He was released on a citation.

• A resident of the 600 block of Via Casitas reported someone entered his vehicle and took the GPS unit and a FasTrak transponder. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A resident of the 700 block of Via Casitas reported her unlocked vehicle was entered and a skateboard and miscellaneous papers were taken. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A Corte Madera man, who had come to TCPA for advice regarding a restraining order, was determined to have an outstanding warrant held by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. The subject was arrested for the warrant and transported to the Marin County Jail.

• A Ross resident reported while she was shopping at a store in the Marin Country Mart shopping center, her purse was taken from her shopping cart. Later in the day, she called back and advised her purse was located in the store with all of the contents. Documentation was provided for the incident.

• Pursuant to a traffic stop in the area of Via Hermosa and Via La Cumbre, a Greenbrae man was determined to have an outstanding warrant held by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested and transported to the Marin County Jail.

• A manager of a store in the Corte Madera Town Center reported that another manager has a shoplifter in custody. He didn't know the male subject's name or the amount of the loss. It was determined no crime had been committed. The manager was going to contact the subject because he thought he was getting ready to steal, but the subject took off running north through the shopping center. He requested that the subject be given a trespass notice if located. The area was checked for the involved individual with negative results.

• A resident of the 700 block of Via Casitas reported someone entered the unlocked camper shell on his truck. Taken were several tools, valued at approximately $450, but he has since found all but two hammers in the parking garage. He reported the recovered tools had their serial numbers scratched out. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• Pursuant to a traffic stop in the 40 block of Industrial Way, a San Rafael woman was arrested for possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia. Following processing at the station, she was released on a citation.

• A resident of the 60 block of Corte Del Bayo reported the passenger front window of his vehicle was broken while it was parked in the area of his residence. Taken was a work bag with a computer inside. An Auto Burglary report was taken.

• A resident of the 30 block of Chickasaw Court reported a theft from her unlocked vehicle while parked in the area of her residence. She advised the vehicle was rifled through and head phones and change were taken. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• An employee of a store located in the Village Shopping Center reported 29 cashmere sweaters, valued at $5,544, were taken from the business. There is no suspect information. A Grand Theft report was taken for documentation.

• An employee of a business in the Corte Madera Town Center reported she witnessed an older male subject kick a female subject in the legs and push her. The female subject was standing in front of the store. Contact was made with the involved subjects. A San Francisco man was arrested for Public Intoxication and Resisting Arrest. He was transported to the Marin County Jail.

• A resident of St. Louis, Missouri, reported via telephone that someone had passed a counterfeit check belonging to his account at the Nordstrom store located in the Village Shopping Center for $5,907. He had called his local police department, who advised him to call TCPA. He was contacted and a Fraud report was taken. There is possible follow-up pending.

• A business in the 1100 block of Magnolia Avenue reported a subject tried to take items and leave the store. Contact made with the involved subject and he was determined to have an outstanding warrant held by the Berkeley Police Department. The original caller declined any action on the attempted shoplifting. A Kentfield man was arrested for the warrant and booked at the Marin County Jail.

• A resident of the 200 block of Harvard Drive reported his vehicle was entered by unknown means. He advised he saw a glove hanging from his rear hatch when he went out to the vehicle this morning. Taken were approximately $2,000 worth of tools, binoculars and miscellaneous items. An Auto Burglary report was taken.

• A resident of the 300 block of Riviera Circle reported her vehicle was entered sometime during the night. Taken were a gym bag with workout clothes and a backpack with emergency supplies. The loss is approximately $700. The vehicle had been unlocked and there was no suspect info. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A resident of the 200 block of Eliseo Drive reported her locked vehicle had been stolen. She advised the keys are not with the vehicle. 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 San Anselmo resident reported he parked his bicycle in front of a business in the 400 block of Magnolia Avenue and when he returned to retrieve it, it was gone. It is a gray, Raleigh Dino 2, 21 speeds, men's mountain bike, valued at $900. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• Pursuant to a traffic stop in the 10 block of East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, the driver was determined to have outstanding warrants held by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. A San Rafael man was arrested for the warrants and transported to the Marin County Jail.

• A Sonoma resident reported via 9-1-1 that his black Apple iPhone 5 was taken from the counter of a store located in the Marin Country Mart shopping center. The loss is $450. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A Riverside resident reported two bicycles were stolen from the top of her vehicle while it was parked in the 400 block of Magnolia Avenue. It was determined the lock was cut. Taken were a black, with white writing, Specialized Amira, 20 speeds, street bike, valued at $9,500, and a black and red BML SLL-01, 20 speeds, bicycle, valued at $5,500. A Grand Theft report was taken.

• Pursuant to contacting two subjects in the area of Nellen Avenue and Wornum Drive, it was determined one of the subjects had an outstanding warrant. A Novato man was arrested on the warrant held by the Department of Corrections. The other subject was identified and sent on their way. After being processed at TCPA, the subject was booked at the Marin County Jail.

• A Corte Madera resident reported she just got off the phone with her mother who advised that her brother is at their residence, located in the 10 block of Seminole Avenue, in violation of their restraining order. Officers responded and the subject was no longer at the residence. A report was taken for the Restraining Order violation.

• Officers responded to the 100 block of Golden Hind Passage on a report of a verbal argument between three men regarding a dog. Prior to officers’ arrival, the dispute had ended and the subjects had gone back into the residence. A Corte Madera man, who was outside the residence, was contacted. He became combative and was arrested for Resisting a Police Officer, Battery on a Police Officer, and for Being Under the Influence of Narcotics. After being processed at TCPA, he was booked at the Marin County Jail.

• Officers responded to the Silver Peso Bar, located at 450 Magnolia Ave., on a report that a female subject hit a male subject over the head with a glass bottle. Officers responded and contacted the involved subjects, both Mill Valley residents, and it was determined there was no merit to an assault with a bottle. The male subject advised he was hit in the face, but he could not recall what was used to hit him. Medical attention was declined by the victim. A Mill Valley woman was arrested for Domestic Battery and Public Intoxication. She was transported to the Marin County Jail.

• A San Rafael resident reported he had parked his vehicle in a lot at the Corte Madera Town Center. When he returned, the vehicle was missing. Officers responded and checked the area with negative results. An Auto Theft report was taken and the vehicle was entered into the Stolen Vehicle System.

• An employee of the management company for a building in the 100 block of Drakes Landing Road reported sometime during the night someone cut the plumbing that feeds three of their buildings. It was determined that a copper backflow device, valued at approximately $500, was taken. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A resident of the 700 block of Meadowsweet Drive reported a vehicle was left near the mailboxes in front of the building. A check of the vehicle revealed it had been reported as a stolen vehicle to the California Highway Patrol Marin Office. A message was left for the registered owner and the vehicle was towed. The vehicle was removed from the Stolen Vehicle System.

• A business in the 10 block of Bon Air Road reported they had discovered fraudulent activity on a business account. Someone had used their business account to obtain money from an Internet cash lending business. The loss is approximately $3,000. A Fraud report was taken and there may be follow-up pending.

• A San Rafael resident reported while her vehicle was parked in a lot at the Village Shopping Center, it was “keyed.” Documentation was provided for the Vandalism.

• A Loss Prevention Agent for Macy’s, located in the Village Shopping Center, reported they were attempting to apprehend a shoplifter, but during a brief struggle, the subject ran off and got into a waiting vehicle. The vehicle was driven by another subject. The suspect took a $300 jacket from the store and left the rest of the property behind. Officers responded and checked the area for the vehicle and subjects with negative results. A theft report was taken.

• Pursuant to checking an occupied vehicle in the 30 block of San Clemente Drive, a San Francisco woman was arrested for Violation of Probation, Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia and Possession of Narcotics. A Rohnert Park man was also arrested for Possession of Narcotics. They were both booked at the Marin County Jail.

• A Rio Oso resident, via a report from the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office, reported they were a victim of fraud which occurred at Macy’s, located in the Village Shopping Center. A Fraud report was taken and there maybe additional follow-up pending.

• A resident of the 12 building of the Skylark Apartments reported someone made three checks using his checking account number. The suspect tried to cash the checks, which totaled $11,700. His bank has requested a police report be made. A Fraud report was taken and there is follow-up pending.

• A resident of the 20 block of Morningstar Course reported several fraudulent transactions on her bank account. She had checked her online banking account and found seven fraudulent Internet transactions. The loss is approximately $500. A Fraud report was taken.

• The San Pablo Police Department reported officers had recovered a vehicle reported stolen to TCPA on Dec. 9,  from the area of the Corte Madera Town Center. The vehicle was not damaged, stripped or burned, there are no plates missing and there was no one in custody. SPPD advised they had left a message for the owner. The vehicle was removed from the Stolen Vehicle System.

• A Larkspur Firefighter reported there was a woman at the fire station crying and saying she wants to kill herself. Officers responded and contacted the subject who was determined to be intoxicated. A San Rafael woman was arrested for Public Intoxication and Violation of Probation.

• A caller reported he was walking in the area of the Silver Peso Bar, located at 450 Magnolia Ave., and saw a male subject exit the business stumbling as if he was intoxicated. The subject got into a vehicle and left. Officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was determined to be driving under the influence. A Greenbrae man was arrested for Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol and was booked at the Marin County Jail.

• A restaurant in the Corte Madera Town Center reported a patron who was sitting at the front of the restaurant seemed intoxicated and incoherent. Officers responded and contacted the subject. A Mill Valley man was arrested for Public Intoxication and Violation of Probation. He was booked at the Marin County Jail.

During this one week time period, Twin Cities Police had 365 calls for service. This included one call related to accidents with minor injuries, one hit and run accident and nine property damage only accidents. There were three auto burglaries. There were two calls related to Driving while Intoxicated, resulting in one arrest.

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