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$16K in Jewelry and $3K in Clothes Stolen and Dude, Where’s Your Cell Phone?

This week’s roundup of police activities includes a guy who reported his cell phone stolen and then used its GPS tracking system to locate it in his car.

Feb. 12

10:17 a.m. – A resident of Thoreau Circle reported to police that her daughter stole $16,000 in jewelry from a jewelry box in her bedroom. Police have a report on file.

11:46 a.m. – An employee of Starbucks reported that an African-American teenager wearing a black hoodie and jeans stole the tip jar from near the cash register and fled on foot towards the Jamba Juice in the same building. Police were unable to locate the suspect.

4:10 p.m. – A resident of Marsh Drive complained of dogs barking in the area for the past two hours. Police checked the area but did not hear any barking.

7:07 p.m. – A resident of Eucalyptus Knolls reported that someone stole six UPS boxes containing clothing from outside the home. The clothing was valued at $3,000, and UPS had confirmed that the packages were delivered.

Feb. 13

12:04 a.m. – A driver was pulled over in the 600 block of East Blithedale Ave., and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

2:28 a.m. – A resident of Hillside Ave. reported to police that he asked his neighbors to turn down their loud music but they had not done so.

11:04 a.m. – A Shelley Dr. resident came home and found the side door of her home open and the house “was turned upside down.” Police took a report.

3:06 p.m. – A white man in his 30s was playing “very loud and disruptive” drums on the Depot Plaza for about 45 minutes when a resident called police. The drummer agreed to cease the disruption.

4:26 p.m. – The mother of a Tam High student called police when she went to pick her daughter up at school and she wasn’t there. The girl was located shortly thereafter.

10:01 p.m. – A resident of Magee Ave. reported that his mail was stolen because he “always gets mail” and there wasn’t any in his mailbox today.

Feb. 14

11:47 p.m. – A bicyclist reported a reckless driver in the area of Locust and Miller avenues, saying the driver of a purple Plymouth tried to hit him and has been circulating the neighborhood to honk at him several times. Police were unable to locate the Plymouth.

Feb. 15

6:29 p.m. – A man called police to report that his cell phone was either stolen out of his pocket at the 7-Eleven on Miller Ave. or he dropped it and someone took off with it. The man told police that he had activated GPS tracking on his phone and had determined its location. In the midst of filing a report on the stolen phone, the man realized that the phone was in his car the whole time.

8:24 p.m. – A resident of Echo Lane reported that a dog had been barking in the area for a long time and the owner may be out of town. Police went to the home and noted that the barking had ceased but left a response card. A similar incident was reported in the area of Sheridan Court a few minutes later. 

Feb. 16

8:40 p.m. – The driver of a Mill Valley Fire Department engine doing a training session struck a parked vehicle in the area of the 400 block of Hillside Ave., left a note for the owner and filed a report with police.

Feb. 17

7:31 p.m. – After learning that her debit card had been used to charge $500 at the Rite Aid on East Blithedale, a resident filed a fraud report with police.

Feb. 18

1:24 p.m. – A resident of Hazel Ave. reported that her ex-husband grabbed her hand and destroyed her cell phone. The man was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail.

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Rebecca Chapman February 21, 2013 at 12:13 AM
wow! & i thought i had a rough week...

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