Police Blotter: March Madness

Here’s a triple shot of police activity, from a rash of car burglaries and some suspicious Facebook messages to a burger lover who threatened to get slap happy.

Tuesday, March 8

(Burglary Report) A resident of Longfellow Road reported at 7:31 a.m. that at some point during the night her car’s vehicle’s passenger-side window was smashed and her purse was taken. A fellow resident of Longfellow called police a few minutes later to report that his vehicle’s rear-side window was smashed and his backpack was taken.

(Vandalism Report) The owner of a business on Camino Alto reported at 3:29 p.m. that the window of his business appeared to have been shot with a BB gun.

Thursday, March 10

(Burglary Report) Residents of two homes on Millay Place reported that their respective car windows were smashed and items were stolen. In the first case, a resident reported at 7:38 a.m. that his vehicle’s front passenger-side window was broken and his wallet was stolen. The second caller reported at 10:20 a.m. that her unlocked car was entered and that her keys, which were inside, were missing.

At 8:36 a.m., a resident of nearby Shelley Drive reported that her vehicle’s front passenger-side window was smashed and clothing, duffle bags and work inventory were taken. The residents requested additional patrols of the neighborhood due to the recent car burglaries.

(Fraud Report) A resident of Manor Drive called police at 6:22 p.m. to report that someone contacted her financial advisor and requested her money be transferred to another account. The woman wanted to report financial fraud. A police officer determined that the caller’s email account was compromised but no fraud had occurred as no money was exchanged or transferred. Police advised caller to change her email passwords.

Friday, March 11

(Suspicious Person) Police stopped a man walking on the 500 block of E. Blithedale Ave. at 3:47 a.m. but determined that he was a baker walking to work at Whole Foods Market.

(Juvenile Disturbance) A called told police at 1:55 p.m. that two cars had parked in the Scott Valley Swim Club parking lot and several juveniles walked into the woods. Police contacted the juveniles and told them to move along.

Saturday, March 12

(Suspicious Circumstance) A resident of Sarah Drive told police at 11:02 p.m. that a friend stole items from her home within the last 2 weeks and that she saw pictures of the items on his phone. Police kept a report on file.

Monday, March 14

(Found Property) A man called police at 9:23 a.m. to say that he’d found a bicycle in the bushes along Sycamore Avenue across the street from his home. The man brought the bike to the police station for safekeeping.

(Burglary in Progress / Just Occurred) A woman called police to report that she just saw someone smash her parked car’s window and steal her purse near the Tam High track at around 10 a.m. A witness saw the suspect’s vehicle and provided a description to police. Police found the car and detained two subjects, handing them off to Sheriff’s deputies for arrest.

Tuesday, March 15

(Suspicious Vehicle) A resident of Seaver Drive called police at 10:18 am. to report that a white van was parked outside in a fire zone and that her condo was visible from the front window of the van and she found it to be suspicious. An officer responded and found the van belonged to a delivery driver making a delivery to a nearby resident.

(Disturbance – Verbal) A customer at Pearl’s Phatburgers called police at 5:20 p.m. to say that they gave her the wrong burger and refused to give her another one. She told police that she was going to slap somebody, hurt some people, break glasses and be loud and disruptive in order to scare customers. She wanted another burger. Employees made the woman another burger and avoided getting slapped.

Wednesday, March 16

(Suspicious Circumstance) A property manager called police at 9:58 p.m. to report that there was a burglary occurring at a recently foreclosed home on Hillside Avenue at 9:58 pm. The caller said that a recently evicted tenant was let in to retrieve some personal property but was found taking kitchen cabinet doors off the hinges with a crowbar.

Thursday, March 17

(Traffic Hazard) A resident of Sycamore Avenue called police at 3:19 p.m. to report that there was heavy traffic in front of her house because a car had struck and killed her neighbor’s dog. The dog’s owner was in the middle of the street with the dog and traffic was backing up, the caller reported. Police responded and found that an unknown driver had struck the dog and took off. 

Sunday, March 20

(Stolen Vehicle Report) A car owner called police at 11:49 a.m. to report that she had left her car with an auto repair shop on Camino Alto and it was supposed to be parked on the street but it isn’t there. Police responded and located the car in the repair shop’s back parking lot.

Wednesday, March 23

(Health & Safety Violation) The mother of a female student at Tam High called police at 9:14 a.m. to report that she saw Facebook page of her daughter and messages related to drug suppliers. The woman printed out the messages and sought advice from police.

(Burglary Report) A home on Country Club Drive was allegedly burglarized between 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., according to its owner. The doors were locked and it was unclear how the burglar entered and exited the home. A jewelry box with wedding rings, a computer and an iPad were stolen, police said.

Thursday, March 24

(Advice to Citizen) A resident of Throckmorton Ave. reported to police at 4:21 p.m. that her 15-year-old granddaughter has not been going to school since January. Police provided advice.

Friday, March 25

(Penal Code Violation) An officer on patrol spotted some questionable registration tabs on a car on Laverne Avenue at 4:52 a.m. and stopped the car. The officer ran the driver’s license through the records database and arrested the driver on suspicion of driving with a suspended license, unlawful display of false registration tabs, violation of probation and possession of a controlled substance. The man was booked into Marin County Jail and the car was towed.

(Fraud Report) A resident went to the Public Safety Building at 2:07 p.m. to report that the Internal Revenue Service has claimed he owes $38,000. The man said the matter was based on five companies that filed fraudulent 1099s under his Social Security number.

Sunday, March 27

(Suspicious Circumstance) A resident called police at 11:24 a.m. to report that someone had been driving on the grass at Boyle Park and tore up the grass. Police responded and determined and found the field muddy due to the heavy rains but that it did not appear that anyone drove on the grass. 

Monday, March 28

(Harassing Telephone Calls) An employee of El Paseo restaurant called police at 11:08 a.m. to report receiving threatening and disturbing voicemail messages left on the restaurant answer machine. The employee said she knew who was responsible for making the calls and she’d call back with more information.


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