Dude, Where’s My Car? And Kony 2012

This week’s roundup of police activities includes an alleged eBay fraud, some reckless driving and a thwarted attempt to steal some alcohol. And guess what? A few more reports of barking dogs.

April 17

9:11 p.m. – A resident of Sycamore Ave. reported hearing a banging noise that sounded like a drum for the past 30 minutes. The drumming ceased before police went to the scene.

April 18

11:11 a.m. – A resident of Marguerite Avenue came home and found the front door of the house unlocked and noticed that a jewelry box was missing.

3:52 p.m. – A resident of Middle Court reported that she sold a printer on eBay for more than $200 and the buyer later returned the item, but the item that was sent back was a different printer than the one sold and was broken with multiple parts missing.

9:04 p.m. – After hearing a dog barking for more than an hour, a resident of Nelson Avenue called police and said that it had been an ongoing problem with a neighbor. Police went to the dog owner’s house and the resident was apologetic and said she would take care of the issue to avoid future problems.

April 19

8:42 a.m. – A woman called police to report that she had parked her red Honda Civic on April 10 or 11 in the area of Old Mill School but couldn’t find it. She couldn’t recall the name of the street she’d parked on but provided her license plate number. Police located the car on Lovell Avenue.

10:39 a.m. – A resident of Tamalpais Avenue put a check for AT&T into his mailbox as outgoing mail and said the check had been stolen and cashed under a different name.

4:25 p.m. – After spotting a black Mustang speeding down Hwy. 101 at 90mph or more and whizzing across multiple lanes, a witness called police to report that the car was at the Arco station on Redwood Highway. The Mustang had a dent in the driver’s side door.

April 20

8:50 a.m. – A resident reported that his car, which was parked at the Marin Terrace senior housing complex, was broken into by smashing a window and books were stolen from it.

5:08 p.m. – A Rite Aid employee reported that a teenager was about to stuff some alcohol into his backpack and was confronted before he was able to do so. He ran out of the store, leaving behind the backpack.

8:37 p.m. – A resident of Thoreau Court reported that her daughter took money from her and “gave it to boys from Marin City.”

April 21

4:07 a.m. – A resident of Tamalpais Commons on Miller Ave. reported hearing someone power washing restaurant equipment in the back lot behind Hawk’s Tavern. Police made contact with a worker who was hosing off a walkway and advised him of the complaint.

5:19 a.m. – After spotting spray paint and “Kony 2012” flyers around the shopping center, someone called police to report vandalism.

1:36 p.m. – Police received a report of a green Honda Civic speeding and peeling out in the Edna Maguire School parking lot and went to the scene. Police found that it was simply a dad teaching his son to drive a manual transmission car and that the apparent recklessness was nothing more than a learning curve.

4:39 p.m. – A driver turning left onto Camino Alto from the Safeway parking lot reportedly side-swiped another car and didn’t stop. The suspect vehicle was a black SUV of an unknown model. Police were unable to locate a suspect vehicle.

6:25 p.m. – The owner of a blue Honda Odyssey reported that someone dented her back bumper in the parking lot of Tam High and didn’t leave a note.

6:30 p.m. – A resident reported that a black Nissan Pathfinder was driving recklessly on West Blithedale Avenue at Eldridge Avenue, heading into oncoming traffic and almost hitting a bicyclist. The resident and the bicyclist both reported the incident. Police were unable to locate the Pathfinder, which has a University of Missouri sticker on it.

9:59 p.m. – A resident of Eton Way reported a small dog barking for the past hour in the area. The baring dog was an ongoing issue, the resident said. Police found a dog tied up on a front porch and left a complaint notice.

11:19 p.m. – A resident of Janes Street told police that his neighbors were being so loud that when he went to his back porch to ask them to quiet down, they couldn’t even hear him.

April 22

9:36 a.m. – A car apparently struck the cross-walk sign on Elm and Locust avenues sometime during the previous night, shearing it off at the base and leaving it lying on the sidewalk. No suspect was identified. Police checked the area for additional damage or evidence and were unable to locate either.


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