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Police Blotter: July 19 - 26

A series of break-ins, a reported hit-and-run and a complaint about panhandling top the week that was for Mill Valley Police.

Monday, July 19, 2010

A man reported to police at 8:23am that his locked construction trailer on Nelson Ave. was broken into and numerous construction tools were stolen. Police determined that the trailer door was forced open. The estimated loss was $7,500 worth of hand tools and jackhammers.

Tuesday, July 20

At 6:46pm, a woman told police that her blue BMW X5 was broken into on Camino Alto at Overhill Rd. and a $300 Louis Vuitton purse was stolen. Police characterized the burglary as a "smash and grab."

A woman called police at 10:09am to report that a passerby informed her that a blue Honda minivan being driven by a young white male hit her car while it was parked at the Mill Valley Community Center, denting and scratching the driver's side door.

Wednesday, July 21

A woman told police that her black Prada purse was stolen from her shopping cart in the Safeway parking lot at 1 Camino Alto at around 8am. She later said that she left the purse in the cart and it was unclear if it had been stolen. The woman estimated the loss at $1,500 and cancelled her credit cards before any unauthorized charges were made.

Friday, July 23

A parent of an incoming freshman at University of California Santa Barbara went to the Public Safety Building at 1 Hamilton Dr. at 9:03pm to complain that a subject believed to be a 55-year-old man was contacting incoming freshman at the school and pretending to be an 18-year-old incoming freshman female. Police advised the family to contact the school.

Saturday, July 24

Frustrated by the presence of panhandlers in Mill Valley, a man went to the Public Safety Building at 3:16pm to complain and tell police what they should do about the matter.

Sunday, July 25

A resident called police at 6:59pm to report that someone had broken into his car in the Mill Valley Community Center parking lot at 180 Camino Alto and stole an Apple iPhone and a wallet containing $100 in cash.

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