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This week's roundup of police activities also include alleged theft of a car from the Whole Foods parking lot.

July 10

7:58 p.m. – A resident of Seaver Drive called police to report that she was attacked by a dog near the earlier in the day, and that a police officer told her that the leash law wasn’t enforced and nothing could be done. The woman said she wanted to speak to an officer, adding that she wasn’t attacked but was approached by a barking dog and is afraid of dogs. The woman said she was concerned about the dog owner’s “discourteous attitude.”

10:04 p.m. – After hearing what sounded like a group of people fighting or at least loudly arguing on Locust Ave. near Miller Ave., a resident called police. Police went to the scene and arrested one man on suspicion of public drunkenness.

July 11

1:38 p.m. – A resident of West Blithedale Ave. reported that a neighbor’s dog had been barking for the past five hours and was concerned that something was wrong. Police went to the neighbor’s house but no one answered the door. The officer left a response card at the home about the complaint.

6:44 p.m. – A resident reported that the driver of a black BMW sedan tried to run him off the road on Camino Alto near East Blithedale. Police were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.

July 12

5:23 a.m. – A residential burglary was reported in the 400 block of Miller Ave., with a motion detector alerting its owners to the incident. At least one flat-screen television was stolen.

1:15 p.m. – A resident reported that someone tagged the bus stop booth and nearby adjacent electrical box on Miller Ave. at Una Way.

5:37 p.m. – A woman walking by a home on Buena Vista Ave. reported hearing a dog howling, possibly from pain or injury.

July 13

4:07 p.m. – After stopping for groceries at the Whole Foods Market on Miller Ave., a visitor to town returned to the parking lot to find his dark gray Jeep Laredo stolen. The man had been inside the store for about 20 minutes, he told police. The Jeep was locked and the man had the keys in his possession, police said.

9:48 p.m. – A neighbor of Old Mill School reported that people playing basketball at the school were causing a noise disturbance. Police moved the subjects along.

10:57 p.m. – Two large off-leash dogs attacked another dog in the area of Lovell and Corte Madera avenues, according to a report. The owner of the dog that was attacked told police that the owner of the dogs was verbally abusive towards her after the incident. The owner of the victim dog filed a report with the Marin Humane Society, as the dog sustained unspecified injuries. Police gave both parties an incident number and advised the owner of the two large dogs of the complaint that was filed.

July 14

9:01 p.m. – A resident complained to police that people were being loud while playing basketball at Old Mill School. Police determined that no crime had occurred but promised to do extra patrols in the area later in the night.

9:10 p.m. – A woman reported seeing a group of teens in a black sedan driving recklessly in the parking lot of the Safeway on Camino Alto. The woman told police that she thought the teens were drunk, though she did not spot alcohol in the car. Police contacted the suspect vehicle and determined that they didn’t have any alcohol on them and had not been drinking.

July 15

7:48 p.m. – A resident of Hazel Ave. complained of loud music and drums in the area, possibly at a home on Rose Avenue. Police checked the area and weren’t able to hear any unreasonably loud music or drumming. An officer later heard a band playing in a garage at a home in the area and advised them of the complaint. They stopped playing for the evening.

leah aaron July 18, 2012 at 12:12 AM
the leash law is not being enforced because there is no leash law. Not in Marin County and not in Mill Valley. No mention of a leash in any law. Mentions keeping dogs under voice control, but that is it.
Citizen July 18, 2012 at 03:29 PM
This Q and A is from the city of Mill Valley website: Q: Is it okay for my dog to be off-leash? A: Mill Valley has a leash law that requires all dogs to be on-leash when on public streets, parks, and sidewalks. You can be fined for not having your dog on-leash. If your dog is off-leash and picked up by a patrol officer or an animal control officer, it will be taken to the Marin County Humane Society (883-4621). (I'm not weighing in on the law, just passing on the info.)


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