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$10,000 Bike Theft, Online Dating and Backstage Bandit at the Sweetwater

This week's roundup of police activities includes the usual assortment of bike thefts, noise complaints and miscellaneous thefts.

March 19

7:27 a.m. – The driver of a truck making a delivery to Mill Valley Market accidentally struck and broke off a parking meter near the store. The meter was sheared off at its base, police said.

8:03 a.m. – A resident reported seeing a woman driving recklessly in a gray SUV while on her cell phone, running a red light on Camino Alto while heading north. Police were unable to locate the car.

March 20

1:38 p.m. – An employee of Rite Aid at 701 East Blithedale Ave. reported that a black male adult tried to steal at least six cartons of cigarettes and pushed the employee as he approached him. The man left without the cigarettes and fled in a gray four-door sedan. Police were unable to locate the suspect.

2:39 p.m. – An employee of Northern Trust Bank on Redwood Hwy. reported that an unknown subject had been trying to access bank’s accounts. Those attempts were blocked, the employee said, as fraud was suspected.

4:04 p.m. – A resident called police to report that his brown leather wallet, including IDs and credit cards, was taken from an unlocked locker at the Mill Valley Community Center. A knit cap was also stolen.

March 21

8:08 a.m. – A white-and-lavender women’s Fuji 10-speed road bike was reported stolen from the carport at a Park Ave. residence.

8:28 a.m. – Someone cut the lock of a large steel box at the Shelter Hill apartment complex on Miwok Way, stealing four rolls of “bear wire.” The wire was valued at $300 to $400.

March 21

9:53 a.m. – The owner of a $10,300 yellow men’s Santa Cruz mountain bike reported it stolen from outside the Whole Foods Market on Miller Avenue. The bike was reportedly locked.

10:40 a.m. – A burgundy Volvo was left unlocked outside the Mill Creek Meadows complex and a stroller, cash and sunglasses were stolen from it.

11:58 a.m. – A resident reported that his son was performing at the Sweetwater Music Hall and brought his school backpack and baseball bag with him and put them in the backstage dressing room. When he returned to retrieve the items after he performed, the items were gone, according to the report.

3:22 p.m. – A man who was eating dinner at Bungalow 44 reported that his iPhone 4 was stolen from the restaurant. 

5:23 p.m. – A resident of Del Casa Dr. reported that he left his patio door unlocked and returned home to find his house ransacked. The incident occurred between 1 a.m. and 5 p.m., according to the report.

8:36 p.m. – A resident of Manor Terrace reported that her 17-year-old daughter called her to say that her 19-year-old brother’s girlfriend was “beating her up” and later fled.

March 22

12:59 a.m. – An 86-year-old resident of the Redwoods was reported missing but was later found at the bus stop near the Safeway across the street.

6:07 p.m. – A woman reported that her wallet was stolen out of her purse while she was shopping at Whole Foods Market on East Blithedale Avenue. The woman said that she did not notice anyone take the wallet but that it had occurred within the past 20 minutes. The case was characterized as grand theft, meaning that the wallet had a value of more than $400.

March 23

11:54 a.m. – A truck driver looking to deliver a load of steel for the ongoing $36 million reconstruction of Edna Maguire Elementary School got stuck in the area of the 200 block of Camino Alto and needed police assistance to get turned around.

8:44 p.m. – A resident reported that she went on a date with a person she met online and that her date left her at Old Mill Park and drove off with her cell phone and car keys. The woman told police that the subject was 24 years and gave his name as “KY.” He fled the scene in a black pickup truck with an extended cab. Police later determined that no crime had occurred and that it was a misunderstanding. The woman was able to get back in her car.

March 24

1:39 a.m. – A resident called police to report that a cleaning crew was making too much noise at Mill Valley Beerworks. Police took a decibel level reading and reported that the city’s code enforcement officer.

6:14 p.m. – A resident of Ashford Ave. reported seeing a Hispanic male in his teens or early 20s with his eyes closed stumbling around with no short. The resident said he appeared to be intoxicated. Police were unable to locate him.

5:35 p.m. – Police received a report of grand theft of a blue and white road bike on Sunnyside Avenue.

March 25

3:28 a.m. – Police received another complaint of noise being made at Beerworks by a cleaning crew. Police found no merit to the complaint.

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Jack March 28, 2013 at 01:58 PM
21 incidents. The one non-melanin deficient fellow is identified by his race. Oops, there's another one - the mysterious vanishing Hispanic man wandering blindly without pants? Enough with the racial profiling in Southern Marin please. My African-American brother who routinely gets pulled over in Tiburon and my Latin-American brothers who get rousted in the Depot Plaza attest to this current, public ugly problem in our midst.

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