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A roundup of this week's police log includes a con man who pretended to be a computer programmer, fireworks going off, and a $60 garden hose swiped from Park Elementary School.

Tuesday, September 25

8:01 a.m. – A man on Miller Ave. had his iPod Touch stolen from his BMW. The car was locked, but the windows were down.

Wednesday, September 26

1:28 p.m. – Someone pretending to be a computer programmer called a woman on Camino Alto Monday night and offered to fix her computer if she sent money first. The woman wired $209 to India through Western Union, and police are investigating the fraud.

2:35 p.m. – A dog on Hazel Ave. was barking for approximately two hours. The owner was contacted.

4:01 p.m. – Someone stole a $60 hose from the garden at Park Elementary School.

Thursday, September 27

9:02 a.m. – Fireworks were going off for about four or five minutes by Buena Vista Ave.

4:47 p.m. – Someone opened credit cards at Macy’s, TJ Max and Target using  the name, address and social security number of the Mill Valley caller, and purchased items in Roseville, CA.

Friday, September 28

12:25 p.m. – A man in a green convertible was playing continuous loud music on Corte Madera Ave. The caller reported he now had beer. After police advised him there were multiple complaints, he turned off the music and began singing in his car, then went into Sweetwater.

3:36 p.m. – A grey 24-speed mountain bike worth $499 was taken on Sept. 12 from a bike rack on Sycamore Ave.

Saturday, September 29

7:52 p.m. – A dog on Miller Ave. was barking for about three hours. Neighbors say it's an ongoing issue.

8:15 p.m. – A man backed his vehicle into a sign and pole by the pumps at the ARCO gas station on Redwood Highway. There was no fuel leak, and minor damage to the sign and the vehicle.

10:06 p.m. – There was a report of a loud wedding party on West Blithedale Ave.

11:35 a.m. – An orange school bag containing books and a laptop was stolen from a locked green Jetta on Redwood Highway. The car was broken into through the front drivers side window.

Sunday, September 30

12:43 p.m. – A caller complained about loud construction with power tools on Alta Vista Ave. and requested the workers stop. They shut down temporarily.

6:23 p.m. – There was a complaint about a dog barking on Cascade Drive. Police left a message with the owners, and the caller plans to contact the Humane Society.

7:02 p.m. – Another caller on Cascade Drive complained about a barking dog, and also requested to speak to a Humane Society officer.

Citizen2 October 03, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Incessant dog barking often seems to be a complaint. It seems the only thing the police do is "contact the owner". Isn't there a dog barking ordinance? Any why doesn't the city enforce it?
Rico October 03, 2012 at 02:17 PM
I just don't understand why somebody would want a dog only to leave it outside barking all day and into the night. We have some people like that up on Monte Vista. The dog barks constantly during the day and sometimes until 1 or 2 am. This has been going on for 4 years. One day I walked over to that house to get the address and see what was causing this dog to be constantly agitated and barking all the time. The poor dog was on a chain on the side of the house and had a run of 40 feet long by 5 feet wide, there were no people in sight. What I don't understand is how the residents of the house can stand listening to that loud barking all the time, and if I were one of their close neighbors , I would be calling the police every time that dog bothered me. How many more years is the peace and quiet in the area going to be ruined by these selfish inconsiderate dog owners ? What kind of person would do that to their neighbors and their pet ? I guess we all have to wait until the poor dog dies, hopefully it will have a better life in doggy heaven, because right now, the dog is living in hell on earth.

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