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Woman Found Beaten, Wrapped In Bed Sheet In Corte Madera Restaurant

Twin Cities Police receive reports of domestic violence, bike thefts and embezzlement.

The following incidents were reported by the Twin Cities Police between Oct. 24-30, 2012. Suspects are innocent unless proven guilty. Arrests do not necessarily equal convictions.

• The manager of a restaurant located in the Corte Madera Town Center reported there is a female subject inside the business wrapped in a bed sheet who has lacerations on her face and neck. Officers responded and contacted a homeless woman who was reportedly assaulted by her husband while in a vehicle in the parking lot of the shopping center. The female was medically checked by the Corte Madera Fire Department and then transported to the Marin General Hospital Emergency Room for further treatment. A report was taken for Domestic Battery and there is further investigation pending.

• A Security Guard for the Town Center Chevron Station reported he located a male subject inside the business, lying down, with his pants off. He advised the subject appeared mentally imbalanced or intoxicated. Officers responded and contacted a Mill Valley man who was determined to be intoxicated. The Corte Madera Fire Department was requested for a medical check-out, after which the subject was transported to the Helen Vine Treatment Center for detoxification.

• TCPA received a report via 9-1-1 by a subject stating she was following a vehicle in the area of Via Belardo and South Eliseo Drive with a male subject yelling and hitting a female subject. Officers located the vehicle and contacted both involved subjects who admitted to mutual combat but neither wanted an arrest. Officers stood by while the female subject gathered her belongings and left the area. A Domestic Battery report was taken and will be forwarded to the Marin County District Attorney’s Office for review.

• A resident in the 10 block of Pixley Avenue reported he heard a group of juveniles behind the residences whispering and they were possibly doing something suspicious. Officers contacted two Larkspur men, a Corte Madera man, a Larkspur woman and a Mill Valley man. One of the Larkspur men was determined to have an outstanding bench warrant held by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested and booked at the Marin County Jail.  The other subjects were determined not to be juveniles and were sent on their way.

• A resident of the 900 building of Old Quarry Road North reported his wallet with his Czechoslovakian identification and his car keys were stolen while he at the Harbin Hot Springs in Lake County. He advised he needs a courtesy report for documentation so that he can get his identification replaced. A courtesy Theft report was taken.

• A resident of the 10 block of Chanticleer Avenue reported their blue 21 speeds Marin mountain bike, valued at $500, were stolen from in front of his residence. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A resident of the 10 building of Skylark Drive reported her husband pushed her onto the couch during a verbal argument. Contact was made with both parties and the situation was mediated. She advised it was a light push and requested her husband leave for the night and asked that no charges be filed. A Domestic Battery Report was taken for documentation.

• A resident of the 70 block of Cross Creek Place reported thefts from her vehicle which occurred approximately five months ago. An Auto Burglary report was taken for documentation.

• A resident of the 40 block of Via Navarro reported his unlocked vehicle was entered while parked in the area of his residence. Taken were the registration paper, a wallet and sunglasses. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A resident of the 80 block of Sandpiper Circle reported he was the victim of an attempted a phone scam regarding money for his nephew in jail in Mexico. He said he was asked to wire $21,025 and to call and advise when the transaction was completed. He said he told his "nephew" he'd have to stay in jail. Documentation was provided for the attempted fraud.

• A resident of the 90 block of Dartmouth Drive reported her 15 speeds Trek road bike was taken from her garage. She advised the front garage door had been left open. The bicycle is valued at approximately $1,800. Documentation was provided for the Residential Burglary.

• TCPA received a report via 9-1-1 of a subject seen in the area of the 700 block of Meadowsweet Drive who was possibly intoxicated or in distress. Officers located a Corte Madera man who was determined to be intoxicated. He was arrested for Public Intoxication and booked at the Marin County Jail.

• Pursuant to a traffic stop on a bicyclist, a San Rafael man was determined to be on probation for narcotics violations. During a search of his person, drug paraphernalia was located. He was arrested for Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia and released at the scene on a citation. The bicycle he was riding at the time of the stop was determined to not belong to him. It was confiscated for further investigation. A report will be forwarded to the Marin County District Attorney’s Office for the Violation of Probation.

• A resident of the 40 block of El Portal reported possible identity theft by someone using her Social Security number. An Identity Theft report was taken and there may be follow-up pending.

• A San Rafael resident reported he had left his bicycle, a blue KT men’s, 21 speeds, mountain bike, valued at approximately $400, at the Corte Madera Town Center and when he returned, he discovered it had been taken. A Petty Theft report was taken and the bicycle was entered into the automated property system.

• Pursuant to being contacted in the area of Redwood High School, a Kentfield juvenile female was arrested for being a Minor in Possession of Alcohol. She was released to her father on a juvenile citation.

• A Corte Madera resident reported that while she was at the Corte Madera Town Center, her bicycle was stolen. The bicycle is a gray women's Specialized Rock Hopper, valued at approximately $400. Documentation was provided for the theft.

• A Corte Madera resident reported that while she was at Nordstrom, located in the Village Shopping Center, her wallet was either lost or stolen.  She said that she has spoken with Nordstrom Loss Prevention and was told they had video of something, but wouldn't provide any information to her.  A Nordstrom Loss Prevention Agent called TCPA and provided information regarding the suspect and vehicle involved. Officers responded and located the subject and vehicle. After a search of the vehicle, the stolen wallet was located. A San Leandro woman was arrested for Possession of Stolen Property and booked into the Marin County Jail.

• Pursuant to contacting two male subjects in the area of the 200 block of Koch Road, one subject was found to have an outstanding warrant held by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. A San Rafael man was arrested for the warrant and booked into the Marin County Jail. The second subject was released from the scene.

• A Kentfield resident reported sometime in the past three weeks, a leather wallet containing vehicle information paperwork was stolen from the saddlebag of his motorcycle. The exact location of the theft is unknown, however he believes it may have occurred at the Corte Madera Town Center.  Documentation was provided for the theft.

• Pursuant to checking an occupied vehicle in the 100 block of East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Officers contacted a Corte Madera juvenile male and a Larkspur juvenile female. The female was released to her parents. The male subject was arrested for Possession of a Gravity Knife and Possession of Marijuana. Per his Mother's consent, he was released at the scene on a juvenile citation.

• A resident of the 120 block of Granada Drive reported fraudulent activity on his bank account. A Fraud report was taken and there may be additional investigation pending.

• An employee of the Lucky Pharmacy, located at 570 Magnolia Ave., reported a female subject presented a forged prescription for a narcotic. Officers responded to the store and located two involved subjects. An Oakland woman was arrested for Commercial Burglary, Conspiracy, Forged Prescription, and an outstanding warrant held by the Oakland Police Department. An Oakland man was arrested for Commercial Burglary and Conspiracy. Both subjects were processed at TCPA and booked at the Marin County Jail.

• A Loss Prevention Agent for Nordstrom, located in the Village Shopping Center, reported they had an employee in custody for theft. A Marin City woman was arrested for Embezzlement and booked into the Marin County Jail.

• A resident of the 100 block of Locust Street reported there was attempted fraudulent activity on her and her husband’s bank accounts. Charges in excess of $300 were attempted on her credit card, and in excess of $2,000 on her husband's credit card. The exact location of the attempted charges was unknown at the time of report. A report was taken for Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud. There is further investigation in progress.

During this one week time period, Twin Cities Police had 352 calls for service. This included three hit and run accidents and 11 property damage only accidents. There was one auto burglary, two commercial burglaries and one residential burglary. There was one call related to Driving while Intoxicated, which did not result in any arrests.

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Ian November 02, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Quite a few expensive bicycle thefts.

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