Mill Valley Police responded to, what they’re calling a “nightmare residential prowler” incident last night, ending in arrest of a Larkspur man.
Around midnight Thursday night, residents on the 200 block of Molino Ave. reported a male dressed in black was on the roof of a two-story home.
According to police, prior to seeing the person on the roof the residents heard sounds of someone trying to manipulate doors and windows from the outside. The residents locked themselves into their bedroom and called for the police.
Police officers arrived on the scene within two minutes of the dispatch, and MVPD Sergeant Lindsay Haynes coordinated assisting agencies to secure a perimeter around the area and check the residential property for any suspects.
The officers almost immediately heard someone in the bushes on one side of the residence and saw a person flee to the rear of the home, and after a short foot pursuit, the suspect, reportedly wearing a headlamp, sweating profusely covered in dirt and plant material after running through vegetation, was detained.
Michael Du Shane Vance, 23, of Larkspur, was arrested on charges of Prowling and Attempted Burglary,Anyone with information or questions regarding this crime, please contact Detective Sergeant Steven Heisinger at 415-389-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org