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Washing Machines Robbed, Groceries Swiped and Driver Flipped the Bird

A roundup of this week's police blotter also includes teenagers swearing at kids on the Tam High turf field, a missing motorcycle cover, and noise complaint about a newspaper delivery car with a loud muffler.

Tuesday, January 15

8:52 a.m. –  A two-year-old bleeding from the face and a female with a bloody nose were transported to the hospital after an accident on Miller Ave.

3:35 p.m. – Two teenage males in an older black mustang were driving erratically and swearing at kids on the Tam High turf field.

Wednesday, January 16

3:35 p.m. –  A man in a 2006 silver Ford was side swiped on Miller Ave. He tried to follow the other car but was unable to find it.

Thursday, January 17 

7:09 a.m. – A caller reported there were people living out of a camper on Ashford Ave, and said she believes they were associated with an old Honda parked behind the camper. It turns out the Honda was reported stolen and Bolinas residents Miller Hoffman, 29, and Michael McGinnis, 43 were arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.

9:19 a.m. – A father reported his son at Tam High had a silver Macbook Pro in a black sleeve stolen out of his backpack two days ago. Police have the serial number and placed the report on file.

9:55 a.m. – A motorcycle cover went missing from a man’s carport on Lovell Ave. between Tuesday at 11:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. The cover is black with a silver triangle on it and worth $100.

3:27 p.m. – A caller believes someone was using their old FasTrak responder that was dropped off at the post office on Dec. 10 to be mailed back to the company. Charges appeared on the account on Dec. 10 and Dec. 23. The caller was advised to contact the post office.

Friday, January 18

2:18 a.m. – A Throckmorton Ave. resident called to complain about four or five people hanging out outside and making a lot of noise. He said he couldn’t see what they were doing but could hear them. Police asked them to move out of the area.

5:13 a.m. – A resident of Tamalpais Ave. complained about a noisy newspaper delivery vehicle. The caller said the car had a loud muffler.

8:36 a.m. – About $300 worth of coins were taken from the washing machines at Come Clean Laundromat on Miller Ave. Six locks were pried open. The business was advised to check it’s video surveillance. 

10:06 a.m. – A large truck on Miller Street was blocking the southbound lane of La Goma.

12:46 p.m. – Multiple construction vehicles, including a dump truck, a cement truck, and a car, were parked on Hillside Ave. There were no signs and the trucks were “working on getting the gravel moved that’s blocking half the road.”

4:09 p.m. – A man reported his wife was in a minor collision on E. Blithedale Ave. and Tower Drive, and the other driver had no license or insurance. 

5:22 p.m. – A caller reported that someone in a silver Toyota cut them off and then flipped them off at Miller and Reed. The driver was headed toward downtown from the area of the 2am Club.

9:46 p.m. – A driver swerved to avoid an animal on Carmelita Ave. and crashed. An ambulance was called to the scene. Her injuries are unknown, but she was out of the vehicle when police received the call.

Saturday, January 19

10:29 a.m. – A Woodside Lane resident reported someone opened 12 credit card accounts under their name between January 8 and January 10.

10:00 a.m. – A group in their late teens or early 20’s stole groceries from Mill Valley Market then headed back toward City Hall, where people watching the Further concert at Sweetwater Music Hall had gathered. An employee of Mill Valley Market called the reporting party from home, and he then called police and requested the entire group outside City Hall not be allowed to enter the store. The suspect had partially paid for the food.

10:26 a.m. – Jewelry was reported missing from a home on Elinor Avenue. The resident told police she believes the cleaning crew stole it about two weeks ago. The denied taking anything.

Monday, January 20

1:23 p.m. – A UHaul and a Volvo wagon got into an accident on Miller Avenue and La Goma Street. The vehicles were blocking the road but there were no injuries. 

4:01 p.m. – A large yellow truck with the words “Maggoria & Ghilotti” on it hit the reporting party’s car and kept going. Police couldn’t locate the vehicle.

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