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A Stolen Handicapped Sign and Don't Leave Your Door Unlocked

A roundup of this week's police log includes a reports of cars speeding, weaving in and out of lanes and running stop signs, along with a number of house break-ins.

Tuesday, October 23

4:01 p.m. - A woman on Shelter Bay Ave. requested police to answer the phone after a caller pretending to be her grandson asked her for money, and said he would call back with instructions on where she should send it.

5:04 p.m. - Two cars were broken into in a parking lot on Manor Drive. The window of a black Prius was smashed, and a bag containing electical equipment and a laptop were stolen. Police said at least one other car was also broken into, and searched the area for a man in his mid to late 20's who was seen in the parking lot before the incident. 

7:49 p.m. - A silver Prius was seen running stop signs on Miller Ave.

Wednesday, October 24

1:16 p.m. - A caller reported a construction crew on Eldridge Ave. was playing loud music, but it was actually the sound of power tools. 

2:26 p.m. - A father reported that his son had his cell phone stolen out of his locker around 12:30 p.m. at Tam High.

2:27 p.m. - A Fastrack transponder and owners manual with personal information was stolen from an unlocked dark blue BMW on Bigelow Ave. 

3:20 p.m. - A caller asked police to check on loud music coming from the Tam High football field. It was being played for an event on the track.

4:50 p.m. - A women had cameras and jewelry stolen when someone broke into her home on E. Blithedale Ave. through the unlocked front door.

Thursday, October 25

1:39 p.m. - A man parked on Corte Madera Ave. was playing loud music and singing at the top of his lungs from his car. It's ongoing issue, but does not violate any city ordinance.

2:23 p.m. - A woman on Marlin Ave. came home to find her kitchen door open and jewelry missing.

3:52 p.m. - A caller reported someone stole his handicapped sign while he was parked in the post office lot on E. Blithdale Ave.

9:30 p.m. - A group of men on Camino Alto were thought to be drinking, and someone called police when they walked to their cars. They said they had a few drinks, and had a bottle of wine that was unopened.

Friday, October 26

4:45 p.m. - A black sedan was parked on the roadway and partly blocking traffic on Redwood Highway. The owner eventually moved it and settled a bill with a towing company that was called.

Saturday, October 27

9:11 a.m. - A dark blue Honda was driving at excessive speeds and weaving in and out of lanes on Locust and Miller avenues.

3:57 p.m.- A rental vehicle, either a Budget or U-Haul truck, hit a parked silver Lexus on Oakdale Ave. and left the scene.

Sunday, October 28

1:52 a.m. - A car, possibly a white Audi with a bike on the back, was driving erratically and without lights on E. Blithedale Ave. The caller had been following the car since CA-101 in Corte Madera.

2:08 p.m. - A caller complained about loud music being played by a band at Sweetwater Music Hall. The band finished up for the day.

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Jack November 01, 2012 at 02:25 PM
A few things I like about Mill Valley include leaving my door unlocked, happy people who feel free to sing out loud, and reading the zany Police Blotter.
Tina November 03, 2012 at 05:49 AM
Growing up in Mill Valley we didn't even have a key to the front door. My mom would lock it from the inside and go out the back door (yep no key either) when we were going to be gone for a week or so. And that was just so the toddler neighbors wouldn't walk in while we were gone. Really!

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