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A Stubborn Golden Retriever, 24-Hour Humming and a Forklift Goes Wild

A roundup of the week's police log includes numerous non-injury accidents, a forklift ramming a Prius and a no-contact assault.

Tuesday, August 28

6:11 a.m. - A person located on Hamilton Drive called police because they needed to use a phone, "if possible." Police responded and provided support.

8:13 a.m. - A hit and run occured on East Blithedale when the vehicle of the subject who called the police was scratched. The party responsible left a note but the subject with a newly scratched vehicle told police that they had been unable to get in touch with the responsible party.

9:16 p.m. - A driver near the intersection of East Blithedale and Camino Alto told police that a reckless motorist had been tailgating them and was swerving around the road.

Wednesday, August 29

12:19 a.m. - A resident of Miller Ave. informed police that his black and red Trek mountain bike was stolen out of his garage, which is located in the rear of the house. The garage housing the bike was unlocked.

2:23 p.m. - Two white vehicles crashed into each other at the intersection of Ashford Ave. and East Blithedale. Both drivers were uninjured and no arrests were made.

6:50 p.m. - A resident near Hazel Ave. told police that extremely loud yet acoustic music was creating a noise disturbance in the area. The resident told police that the issue was ongoing, and asked for advice.

8:29 p.m. - A simple (no contact) assault occurred on Corte Madera Ave. The subject who reported the incident told police that a woman grabbed a piece of paper from them, then appeared as if she wanted to hit them. The person who called in the simple assault said that they didn't want to press charges, but wanted police to have the incident on file. Police told the subject about restraining orders and other legal issues.

Thursday, August 30

8:26 a.m. - A non-injury vehicle accident occurred on Miller Ave. at Evergreen Ave. when a Marin Horizon School bus hit a purple Toyato Tercel. The driver of the Toyota attempted to flag down the bus to exchange information but was unable to garner the driver's attention. It is still unclear whether or not the school bus was aware that it hit another vehicle. No children were on board the bus.

Friday, August 31

10:26 a.m. - A vehicle collision occurred on Redwood Hwy. involving a black Audi and a brown van. The drivers exchanged information, though the driver of the van claimed that the other driver denied that a collision occurred.

6:22 p.m. - A resident of Longfellow Road called police to report a neighbor using a table saw next door. When the police officer arrived no power tools were in use. The officer reported that it appeared that home repairs were in process and no violation was cited.

Saturday, September 1

12:24 p.m. - A non-injury accident occurred on Throckmorton Ave. when a forklift rammed into the passenger side door of a silver Toyota Prius. There was moderate damage to the Prius and the parties eventually exchanged information, although the driver of the Prius didn't want to at first.

4:51 p.m. - A 15-year-old boy on Plymouth Ave. reported a vandalism that involved his sweater, hat and jeans. His clothes were stolen while hanging from his garage. Police checked the area and put the incident on file.

Sunday, September 2

6:34 p.m. - A woman at the Mill Valley Community Center called police and reported that her husband's wallet was stolen while they were swimming. The wallet was left unattended in an open area and $200 was taken. There are no suspects.

8:33 p.m. - A person located on Elm Street with a stubborn golden retriever that was not their own called police to report that the dog did not want to move, and that they were having trouble getting the animal inside the house. The police contacted the animal's owners to no avail but luckily the dog walker called the police back and canceled the distress call.

8:45 p.m. - A resident of Throckmorton Ave. told police that he was hearing a loud humming noise 24 hours a day and requested that an officer meet him and go on a search for the strange sound. The sleuthing duo determined that the noise was coming from an exhaust fan at Beerworks. The officer spoke with the owner and learned that the fan is shut off each night by 11:00 p.m.

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Vicky September 07, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Just a correction if you please: Marin Day School doesn't have buses (I work for them), so they could not have been involved in a hit-and-run.
Mari September 07, 2012 at 06:13 PM
so much for a "safer route" to Marin Horizon School...
Mari September 07, 2012 at 06:32 PM
sorry - couldn't resist - but a neighbor checked and it was a Marin Horizon School bus - and according to the police, the accident occurred after the bus turned right, onto Miller.
Jim Welte September 07, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Clarification made - this info comes to us from the PD in a very bare bones format. Thanks for the additional details.
Mari September 08, 2012 at 04:22 PM
You can thank Mr. Sands. He's a stickler for details and getting the facts straight.
HV Majority September 08, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Whew! Thank god we have the sidewalk! What with a red sports car, driven by a bald, goateed man on Evergreen driving recklessly, and now this, it's great such a dangerous street now has a safe place for pedestrians! p.s. Charles Sands and facts aren't words that are normally associated with each other.
Mari September 09, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Thankfully, there's at least one journalist in Marin who, when given facts, will actually make a correction. The problem with local club newsletters are usually skewed to represent the needs and desires of their own special interests. Unfortunately, sometimes the people who work at local pool clubs only see the skewed perspective of their sheltered surroundings - or they have to take orders from a Board packed with allies of a commuter school. As for Mr. Sands, no one ever said he was perfect. But at least he has the guts to stand behind his comments (most of the time.)
michael September 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM
To the resident of Throckmorton Ave. "hearing a loud humming noise 24 hours a day", I too was hearing the humming and I'm in Homestead Valley so very certain it wasn't the noise coming from the exhaust fan at Beerworks. I have on my calendar (I keep track of when I hear it, hoping to eventually have an answer as to its cause) that the hum started on the evening of 8/27 and stopped sometime in the early morning of 8/29. And then started again the evening of 9/1 increasing in strength on 9/2. I've heard this humming sound off and on since March, have heard it on the coast at Sea Ranch, and in other homes in Homestead. You may be hearing "The Hum", from Wiki: "The Hum is a generic name for a series of phenomena involving a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming noise not audible to all people."

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