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Laundry Machines Robbed and a Slew of Shoplifting Downtown

A roundup of this week's police log includes a report of someone drilling into the machines at a laundromat and stealing the coins, and two reports of shoplifting from women's shops.

Tuesday, November 13

8:00 a.m. – A cyclist on Camino Alto and Miller Ave. ran into a car door that was opened. The owner of the vehicle called police, and there was no injury reported.

1:26 p.m. –  The driver of a black Lexus SUV crashed into a parked car on Kipling Drive. Information was exchanged between the two owners and the roadway was partially blocked until a tow truck arrived.

2:21 p.m. – A white Mini Cooper drifted out into the middle of Del Casa and Fairway drives, with no driver behind the wheel. Police moved the car and contacted the owner.

5:23 p.m. – A silver Toyota Corolla was hit by a silver Jeep on Camino Alto. Information was exchanged, and the driver of the Jeep could not provide insurance.

7:12 p.m. – A caller reported an ongoing issue with a dog on Underhill Road barking for more than an hour.  No formal complaint was issued and police left a message with the owner.

9:16 p.m. – Fireworks were heard across the canyon from Marsh Driver, and a caller said he thinks they were being set off by the hillside near Lee and Blithedale. Police checked the area but didn’t find anything.

9:45 p.m. –  A charcoal grey Gary Fisher men’s road bicycle and a lime green Santa Cruz Blur road bike, were stolen from Circle Ave. They were worth a total of 4,000 and belonged to a Sausalito resident.

Wednesday, November 14

11:41 a.m. – The owner of Come Clean Laundromat said her machines were drilled into and the coins were missing. She didn’t know how much money was missing, but is looking into whether the surveillance cameras were working.

Thursday, November 15

8:04 a.m. – A woman in her 60’s ran off the road at on Buena Vista Ave. Her airbag deployed, and she said she wasn’t injured.

3:48 p.m. – A male student at Tam High was found in possession of iPhones and cash, possibly stolen from lockers. He was cited and released to the school.

6:28 p.m. – A caller reported an ongoing problem with dogs barking on Shelley Drive. He left a note and knocked on the door but no one was home, so requested an officer stop by later. There was also no answer when police arrived, so an officer left a note advising the resident of the complaint.

8:01 p.m. – A father reported his son’s  iPhone and cash were stolen from his locker at Tam High. They tracked the iPhone to an area of pawn shops in San Francisco. Police placed a report on file.

9:32 p.m. – Another father called to report his son’s iPhone and wallet were stolen from Tam High. He had already called his credit card company, and a report was placed on file.

Friday, November 16

11:23 a.m. – A juvenile at Tam High was brought to the office for theft and possession of marijuana.

12:26 p.m. – A caller reported that a grey Prius blew through a stop sign on Edgewood and Molino avenues, and continued to speed down the street. Police were unable to locate the car.

Saturday, November 17

7:56 a.m. – A woman on Shelley Drive heard a loud noise around 5:30 a.m. She went outside later that morning and discovered the back window of her vehicle was smashed and her laptop was stolen.

11:46 p.m. – Loud music was reported on the lower part of Hillside Ave.

Sunday, November 18

1:00 a.m. – A caller reported loud music by Corte Madera Ave. An officer parked in the area for 10 minutes didn’t hear anything.

4:04 p.m. –  Showroom on Throckmorton Ave. reported someone stole a black women’s leather jacket worth $620. Police met with the manager to review video footage.

6:56 p.m. – Mili on Throckmorton Ave. called police to report a shoplifting incident captured on tape.  Video surveillance showed a mother and daughter came into the shop around 12:15 p.m. and the daughter stole a $300 top.

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