The following incidents were reported by the Twin Cities Police between Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012. Suspects are innocent unless proven guilty. Arrests do not necessarily equal convictions.
• Twin Cities Police Officers responded to the America’s Best Value Inn, located at 1595 Casa Buena Drive, on a report via an anonymous 9-1-1 call that the party could hear a man demanding entry into a nearby room, but a woman wouldn't let him in.
After locating the involved room, Officers determined the room is registered to a subject who is on parole. Officers obtained a key from the front desk, but the occupants had dead bolted the door, so entry was forced.
Police contacted Aaron Das Hadala and a woman who identified herself as Kristine Kelly. Hadala was arrested for Possession of Hypodermic syringes and taken to the police station, where he admitted Kristine Kelly was really Kelly Erin O'Neill of San Rafael. Officers determined O'Neill has two outstanding warrants held by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.
Officers attempted to serve the warrants, but O'Neill injured her ankle while attempting to escape out of a back window. She was taken into custody and the Corte Madera Fire Department responded for a medical check-out. The subject was transported to the Marin General Hospital Emergency Room, where she was released on a citation for Obstructing a Peace Officer and Providing False Information to a Peace Officer. The male subject was released on a citation at the scene.
• The Bike and Bean shop, located at 546 Magnolia Ave., reported a subject came in several days ago and took a bicycle, valued at approximately $490, for a test ride. He left behind a California Identification card with an address on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Kentfield, and a telephone number. The subject told them the address and phone number is his sister's. The bike has not been returned and is overdue. They have gone by the address and persons there were familiar with the name provided by the subject, but said he was not there. A report was taken for Fraud and Probation Violation.
Upon further investigation, Officers responded to the address in Kentfield. Pursuant to contact at that address, a Kentfield man, not the subject who had taken the bicycle, was arrested for Resisting Arrest, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, Destruction of Evidence, and Violation of Probation. He was booked at the Marin County Jail. A second report was taken for the incidents related to the arrest.
• Pursuant to being located on foot in the 90 block of Sandpiper Circle, a San Rafael man was arrested for being Intoxicated in a Public Place. He was booked at the Marin County Jail.
• A caller in the area of the 100 block of Bon Air Center Road reported he saw two male subjects in open carports and they appeared to be trying vehicle door handles. TCPA Officers responded and contacted the subjects, a Greenbrae man and a San Rafael man, who were found with someone else's property. The area and was checked and several ransacked vehicles were located. The owners were contacted and confirmed that items had been taken. The two subjects were arrested for Auto Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property and Conspiracy. They were booked into the Marin County Jail.
• A resident in the area of Hill Path and Redwood Avenue reported she saw four kids coming down the steps on Hill Path carrying a partial case of beer. She advised they appeared to be under age. The area was checked for the subjects with negative results.
• While on patrol, a TCPA Officer advised he was out with some juveniles at Corte Madera Town Park. Contact was made with two Fairfax juvenile males, two Greenbrae juvenile males and a Sausalito Juvenile male. One of the Fairfax subjects and the Sausalito subject were arrested for being Minors in Possession of Alcohol. Parents were contacted and responded for pick-up of all of the subjects. The arrested subjects were released on citations.
• A business in the 2900 block of Larkspur Landing Circle reported embezzlement through misuse of a debit card by a representative of the business. Loss at this time is more than $5,000. A report was taken and there is further investigation pending.
• A Los Angeles man reported that while he was staying at the Corte Madera Inn, located at 56 Madera Blvd., an iPad 3, valued at $699, was taken from his room. A Grand Theft report was taken for documentation.
• Pursuant to a traffic stop on a bicycle in the area of Tamalpais Drive and U.S. 101, a Kentfield man was determined to be in possession of Marijuana for Sale. He was arrested and booked at the Marin County Jail.
• An employee of Redwood High School reported a teacher's work phone, belonging to the school district, was stolen. The phone is an iPhone 3. A Theft report was taken for documentation.
• A Petaluma resident reported that his bicycle, a black with red and white trim Giant 21 speed mountain bike, valued at approximately $750, was stolen from where it was locked in the bike rack at the Golden Gate Ferry Terminal. A Theft report was taken for documentation.
• A Loss Prevention Agent for Nordstrom, located in the Village Shopping Center, reported they had a subject detained for the theft of $477 in merchandise. A Corte Madera woman was arrested for Shoplift. She was released on a citation.
• A Woodacre resident reported his co-worker was at his storage unit in the Corte Madera Mini-Storage, located at 5776 Paradise Drive, and found the lock was broken and it looked like someone attempted to burglarize it. It appeared that nothing was taken. A report was taken for Attempt Commercial Burglary.
• A caller in the area of Chapman Drive and Oakdale Avenue reported a vehicle was in the middle of the roadway at that location. Officers responded and located an occupied vehicle. The owner, a Corte Madera man, was arrested for Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia and Expired Registration. He was released at the scene on a Misdemeanor Citation.
• An employee of Redwood High School reported sometime during the night, vandalism had occurred at the amphitheater. A sign had been knocked over and there was multiple graffiti tagging. A Vandalism report was taken for documentation.
• A Pittsburg resident reported that while his vehicle was parked in a lot at the Corte Madera Town Center, his bicycle was stolen from the bike rack. The bike is a Specialized Mountain Bike, red in color, valued at approximately $150. Documentation was provided for the theft.
• A business in the 40 block of Tamal Vista Boulevard reported an employee received a counterfeit $10 bill. A Fraud report was taken and will be forwarded to the Secret Service.
• A resident of the 10 block of El Portal reported she is the victim of online fraud. Unknown persons made several attempts to open accounts, using her personal information, in other jurisdictions. Some were successful and some were not. The amount of the loss was not known at the time of report. An Identity Theft report was taken and will be forwarded to the appropriate agencies where the fraud occurred.
• A San Rafael resident reported while his vehicle was parked in a lot at the Corte Madera Town Center, the driver’s side window was smashed and a backpack with a laptop was taken. The approximate loss is $2,500. An Auto Burglary report was taken.
• Officers were contacted by a subject while on a call at Redwood High School who wanted to turn in a backpack he found on the William Avenue Extension, between San Andreas and Redwood high schools. The backpack was determined to have been taken from an unlocked vehicle which had been ransacked. All of the stolen property was located and returned. A report was taken to document the theft.
• A resident of the 200 block of Riviera Circle reported his unlocked vehicle was entered and change was taken. Documentation was provided for the incident.
• The property manager for the building at 900 South Eliseo Drive reported the cleaning staff just discovered two suites had been broken into. Taken was $30 cash, four laptop computers, and some sample medications. Two Commercial Burglary reports were taken and there is possible follow-up pending.
• A Loss Prevention Agent for Nordstrom, located in the Village Shopping Center, reported he needed to file a credit card fraud report. The suspect is known to them, but isn't in custody. A Fraud report was taken and there is further action pending.
• A Corte Madera juvenile female reported via 9-1-1 that while she was in the area of Neil Cummins Elementary School, located at 58 Mohawk Ave., someone had assaulted her and several of her friends. Officers located the subjects and the Corte Madera Fire Department responded for medical check-outs of several subjects. The parents of the involved subjects, all juveniles, were contacted and either responded or authorized them to go with other parents. An Assault/Battery report was taken for documentation.
• A Loss Prevention Agent for Nordstrom, located in the Village Shopping Center, reported he was watching two male subjects and a female subject. One of the male subjects was making a fraudulent purchase with a stolen credit card. The other male subject had completed a purchase and walked the merchandise out to his vehicle, and then returned to the store. TCPA Officers responded and contacted all three subjects. A San Rafael woman was arrested for Commercial Burglary, Conspiracy, and Possession of Marijuana. A Pinole man was arrested for Commercial Burglary, Conspiracy, Identity Theft, and Theft with an Access Card. The third subject, an Oakland man, was identified and released. The two other subjects were booked at the Marin County Jail.
• Pursuant to contacting a subject who was standing in the traffic lanes of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, in the area of U.S. 101, a homeless 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 349 calls for service. This included one call related to accidents with minor injuries, four hit and run accidents and five property damage only accidents. There were two auto burglaries and four commercial burglaries. There were no calls related to Driving while Intoxicated.
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