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Reports of thefts, public drunkenness and vandalism feature in this week's roundup of police activities.

May 22

4:58 a.m. – A student at Tam High reported that his black wallet and iPhone 4S were stolen from a table in the library at the school.

6:48 p.m. – The driver of a red Ford F-150 truck hit a street light pole on Throckmorton Ave., sending the pole crashing to the ground. The driver was not injured and was not found to have committed a crime. Police notified the Department of Public Works of the incident.

May 23

9:36 a.m. – A woman called police to report that she has been receiving verbal threats from a resident of Shelter Bay Ave. for parking her Dodge van on the street even though she said she moves the car in accordance within the parking rules for the street. The woman said several notes had been left on her car as well. Though she did not see the person leaving the notes and had no evidence linking the man giving verbal threats to the note-leaving incident, the woman told police she knew it was him.

10:36 p.m. – Someone went to the police station at 1 Hamilton Drive to drop off cookies and a note to Cpl. Ian Maddison. It was unclear what prompted this act of delicious goodwill. 

May 24

8:44 a.m. – A resident of Ethel Ave. reported that two packages had been stolen from his mailbox in the past month. The first was on April 30 and the second was on May 23. In both cases, the resident said that the mailman confirmed that the packages were delivered. The estimated value of the packages was less than $100.

May 25

10:56 a.m. – A resident of Ashford Court reported that her Westamerica bank account was fraudulently used to make purchases valued at $1,200 online. Police filed a report.

2:25 p.m. – A driver backed into a parking meter on Corte Madera Avenue. The car sustained damage to his car’s rear bumper. The meter was knocked to the ground, leaving one of Mill Valley’s meters inoperable fore the time being. 

5:07 p.m. – A resident reported that two apparently drunk girls egged his Honda Odyssey near the on Throckmorton Avenue. Police located the egg-wielding girls and cited them for public drunkenness.

6:09 p.m. – The owner of a business in the 500 block of Miller Ave. reported that a group of teens threw three eggs at her sign. The woman told police that she thought the teens threw the eggs because she posted a two-hour parking sign at the business.

May 26

10:36 p.m. – A resident of Alta Vista Ave. reported that the iron gate of his home was broken off its hinges and the gate operation box was opened. The resident said he received a call from a woman who said she heard the subjects vandalizing the gate and said she heard them say that it they did it for the “Sophomore Scavenger Hunt from Tam High.” The gate was valued at $2,000. Police later learned that the gate had been under construction and that it sustained unknown damage. The resident was going to contact his contractor to determine if there was tampering. 

11:37 p.m. – A resident of Cascade Drive reported that a nearby dog had been barking for 90 minutes in the area behind his house.

May 27

4:12 a.m. – A resident of East Blithedale Ave. reported that a burglar entered his home through a rear glass door and triggered an alarm. A neighbor across the street reported seeing a man leaving in an 80s model Toyota sedan. Nothing was taken.

12:13 p.m. – A Safeway employee reported that five suspects took two hand baskets full of items and left the store, driving away in a white van. The employee didn’t know what exactly was taken and could not get a match on the license plate. Police were unable to locate the vehicle, which was last seen heading south on Miller Avenue.

6:38 p.m. – A resident of the area near the 2am Club on Miller Ave. reported that extremely loud live music was coming from the bar. Police went to the bar and determined that the noise level was acceptable for that time of night. The resident called again at 10:11 p.m. saying the music was still too loud. He also complained that the police department was doing nothing to protect the neighbors in the area from the noise. Police contacted the owner of the bar who agreed to shut the music off.

10:44 p.m. – A resident of Oakdale Ave. reported that a neighbor’s dog had been barking for the past three hour. Police advised the resident on the process to file a complaint and left the requisite note on the door of the offending neighbor’s home.

May 28

3:21 p.m. – An attendee of the reported that her iPhone was stolen from her stroller. The woman reported that a possible suspect was a white man in his 60s with a gray beard and a brown puffy jacket and cowboy hat who possibly still at the Carnival. Police were unable to locate the suspect.

3:56 p.m. – A person who lives in the area of the called police extremely upset about the volume of the music coming from the post-Memorial Day concert and party. Police informed the resident that the music would cease at around 5 p.m.

8:02 p.m. – In what was reportedly an ongoing problem, a resident of Del Casa Drive reported that the neighbors’ two dogs were barking and their children were screaming. The neighbors were advised of the complaint by police and brought the dogs inside and quieted down the children.

8:32 p.m. – Someone stole a Macbook Air computer from a home on Stanton Place. The resident said a tutor was in the home but the tutor denied stealing the computer. The computer was valued at $1,500. 

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