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Mashed Mailboxes, Thunderous TV and an Over-Served Patron Refuses a Cab

In this week's roundup of police activities, police receive a noise complaint about a chainsaw, and later a report of a theft of a chainsaw.

April 9

9:17 a.m. – A resident who lives near the Mill Valley Golf Course reported to police that he saw a number of damaged mailboxes in the area, particularly on Del Casa, Fairway and Manor drives. Several of the mailboxes were on the ground, according to the resident. Police left response cards at the homes where the mailboxes were damaged.

12:06 p.m. – A resident of The Redwoods on Camino Alto called police to report that he received a phone call that his grandson had been arrested and that he needed to wire money. Police said it was unclear if the man had provided the caller with any of his financial info.

5:16 p.m. – A resident of Del Casa Dr. reported that his mailbox was vandalized during the previous night. It looked like the mailbox had been hit with a bat, according to the report.

6:37 p.m. – A motorcyclist was rear-ended by a silver Lexus in the 300 block of Miller Ave., sustaining negligible injuries and declining medical attention. The parties exchanged information.

April 10

8:01 a.m. – A resident of Oxford Ave. called police to report that nearby workers began using a chainsaw at 7:50 a.m. when the city’s noise ordinance prevents anyone from doing so until 8 a.m. The workers were advised of city laws.

10:59 a.m. – A resident reported a reckless driver behind the wheel of a white pickup truck on East Blithedale Ave. and Roque Moraes Drive. The driver was a white male adult with white hair.

2:49 p.m. – A resident of Locust Ave. reported that a neighbor’s dog had been barking since 8 a.m. The resident told police that the dog is outside and that the neighbors were not home. Police went to the home and determined that the residents were not home, gave the dog water and left a response card.

April 11

2:27 p.m. – A resident of 100 block of Monte Vista Ave. reported that sometime between 4 p.m. on April 10 and 9 a.m. on April 11, a chainsaw valued at $600 was stolen from an unlocked camper shell. The resident was retrieving the serial number of the chainsaw from Buck’s Saw Service in Novato.

5:27 p.m. – A resident of Molino Ave. at Seymour Lane reported that a neighbor’s 2-3 dogs were barking out of control for nearly 30 minutes.

April 12

12:33 p.m. – A driver reported that her car was hit by a green Honda SUV in the parking lot at 450 Miller Ave., and the suspect vehicle left the scene.

10:28 p.m. – A resident of the 100 block of East Blithedale reported hearing a loud TV in the area. The resident asked police to patrol the area.

April 13

12:21 p.m. – A resident reported seeing a bag of gravel in the left lane of eastbound East Blithedale at Kipling Drive. Police determined that it was a very small bag of gravel adjacent to the traffic median and was not impacting traffic flow.

3:32 p.m. – A resident of De Casa Dr. reported that his home was burglarized through the upstairs window and a laptop, mini-iPad and jewelry was stolen. The house had been ransacked.

3:49 p.m. – After spotting a silver Toyota sedan speeding recklessly on East Blithedale Ave. near Lomita Drive and then stopping suddenly, a resident called police to report the reckless driving. All officers were out of position to locate the driver at that time.

6:11 p.m. – An employee at Piatti Restaurant called police to report that an inebriated customer who had been drinking at the restaurant all afternoon left and drove away in a gold Ford SUV. The customer, described as a white woman in her 50s with silver hair, had refused a cab.

April 14

8:01 a.m. – A resident who lives near Super Duper Burger reported that a man and a woman were loading cardboard from a dumpster behind the restaurant into their white pickup truck, making too much noise in doing so. The resident said the incident had been occurring every Sunday morning for a while. Police were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.

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