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Conspicuous Shoplifting at Whole Foods, $7K Bike Theft and Concrete Mix All Over the Road

This week's roundup of police activities includes a number of DUIs, hit-and runs and someone very upset with the dogs barking outside of Beerworks.

Feb. 19

1:05 p.m. – A resident of Hillside Ave. returned home to find the house burglarized, with the front door and side door pried open. No details on what, if anything, was stolen.

1:21 p.m. – A car on Park Ave. was broken into during the previous night, with the lock being picked.

Feb. 20

10:19 a.m. – A resident of Molino Ave. reported that Discover Card contacted him to report that someone had filed a fraudulent credit card application using his information. Police advised the man to reach out to Discover to get info to start an investigation.

2:42 p.m. – A 63-year-old Mill Valley man was accused of shoplifting from the Whole Foods Market on East Blithedale Ave. after he started eating some food while in the store and then left the store with other items in his hands, according to store employees.

Feb. 21

10:17 a.m. – The owner of a green Toyota Prius reported that someone either hit or vandalized his car in the parking lot of the Alto shopping Center while he was shopping at CVS.

11:47 a.m. – A resident of the 400 block of Sycamore Ave. reported that someone broke into the entry sanctuary of his home overnight between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. There was no loss of property so a report was filed for criminal trespass.

2:26 p.m. – An 80-year-old driver crashed her gray Lincoln Towncar into the side of the road on East Blithedale near the Whole Foods Market for an unknown reason. The woman was not injured.

3:18 p.m. – A resident reported that his bike was stolen from outside Joe’s Taco Lounge on Miller Avenue. The bike was black with gold trim and Las Vegas poker chips designed on it.

11:49 p.m. – After a resident reported hearing a crash in the 300 block of Corte Madera Ave., a driver was pulled over in the area and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The driver was booked into Marin County Jail.

Feb. 22

4:44 p.m. – A resident of the 400 block Lovell Ave. complained that an unknown vehicle or construction equipment hit the cement posts that have a chain on them to block anyone from using her driveway as a turnaround. The post sustained minor damage.

6:55 p.m. – Police received a hang-up 911 call from a home on Camino Alto Court and when they called back, they reportedly heard a male subject yelling, “Help!” Police went to the home and arrested a man on suspicion of battery of a dependent adult and preventing him from calling 911.

7:02 p.m. – Police received a complaint about a dog barking outside Mill Valley Beerworks, with the caller saying that it is an ongoing problem with customers leaving their dogs tied up out front. Police advised the dog owner of the complaint.

9:03 p.m. – After receiving a report that a dark blue Honda CRV struck the 2am Club and took off down Miller Ave. towards Tam High, police located the car and arrested the driver on suspicion of misdemeanor hit and run.

Feb. 23

2:21 a.m. – A resident reported seeing an SUV speed around the corner in the 100 block of Woodbine Dr., run into a 1995 Nissan Maxima and take off. Police located the vehicle and arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence.

9:15 a.m. – A resident of Roque Moraes reported that a friend of hers from AA stole prescription medication for tremors and anxiety from her car while she was stopped at a gas station.

11:09 a.m. – A resident of Tamalpais Ave. reported that two trucks were in the roadway and that there had been no notification. Workers told police that they were there to clean out a sewer line. When police went to the scene, they determined that it was for an emergency repair and that there was no need for traffic control. No violation.

11:39 a.m. – Police received a report that a bag of concrete mix was all over the road on East Blithedale at Camino Alto. Police determined that the mix was not causing a hazard. The Department of Public Works was notified to have someone clean it up.

4:45 p.m. – A resident of Oakdale Ave. reported that a former babysitter had stolen her credit card, likely as long ago as last October. The babysitter now lives in Los Angeles.

6:46 p.m. – Police received another complaint about barking dogs outside of Mill Valley Beerworks. The caller asked police to tell the owner to inform their patrons to “leave their dogs at home.” Police went to Beerworks and discovered that the dogs were quiet.

Feb. 24

1:17 p.m. – A resident reported that his $7,000 bike was stolen from the bike rack of his car parked across from Tam Bikes in the 300 block of Miller Avenue. The black Pivot mountain bike had dual suspension and was dirty. Police were unable to locate the bike.

Here's what else is happening on Mill Valley Patch:

  1. Parks Guru Rick Misuraca Races to Retirement
  2. Ethan Allen Closing After 25 Years in Mill Valley
  3. Blithedale Terrace Project Back on Track, Heads to Commission
  4. Golden Gate Bridge District Eyes Shift to All-Electronic Tolls, Targets Cash-Paying Drivers
  5. Police Blotter: $16K in Jewelry and $3K in Clothes Stolen and Dude, Where’s Your Cell Phone?
  6. City Council Urges Stronger Staff Guidance, Better Communication Between City and Planning Commission
  7. Shots Fired in Beer Theft Sunday at Safeway in Strawberry Village

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