Blotter: San Anselmo Car Burglaries and ‘Shooting Radiation Around Hot Box’

Check out some of the calls the Central Marin Police Authority Police responded to in San Anselmo for Jan. 8-14. Arrests do not indicate a conviction


Monday, Jan. 14

Fireworks: 8:24 a.m. Butterfield Road. Caller reported fireworks were found on campus. Extra patrol was requested.

Citizen assist: 3:45 p.m. Kensington Road. 911 caller reported an employee became upset after she fired him. RP (reporting person) said the subject drives a gold Toyota and she requested a show of colors to make sure he had left the area before she left work. Service provided and the RP was contacted.

Petty theft: 4:06 p.m. South Oak Avenue. Between 1:30 and 4 p.m. someone entered the caller’s unlocked vehicle and took a bag with sweaters, an itemizer, and a wallet. The wallet contained a California driver’s license, debit card, credit card, Peets card and $240 in cash. Unit contacted the RP and a report was taken.

Vehicle complaint: 4:11 p.m. Berkeley Avenue and Broadmoor Avenue. Caller reported a vehicle was driving recklessly, with people leaning out the window and screaming profanities.

Disturbing the peace: 6:43 p.m. Barber Avenue. Resident reported her teenage daughter has threatened suicide. Mom advised the daughter has done this in the past, but no action has been taken. Juvenile was evaluated and did not meet the criteria for a 72 hour hold and had just made the statements to gets her mother’s attention. Daughter has been under the care of a therapist and mother advised they would follow up with the doctor tomorrow.

911 hang up: 7:56 p.m. Lincoln Park. 911 caller reported that she was trying to reach a hotel in South Dakota. RP was told she reached the police department and she quickly hung up. The front desk was contacted and advised to check on the elderly resident and call if assistance was needed.


Sunday, Jan. 13 

Suspicious circumstances: 3:58 a.m. Ash Avenue. Resident reported he was in his kitchen and heard noises outside. Caller turned on the light and saw two to three subjects run away. Officers checked several areas and no subjects were located.

Auto burglary: 7:54 p.m. Summit Road. Resident reported between Jan. 11 and Jan. 13, her vehicle’s window was smashed and her purse was taken. RP said her bank called reporting suspicious charges on her credit card. Officer responded and a report was taken.

Injured raccoon: 9:14 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd and Butterfield. Caller reported an injured raccoon was in the roadway, causing a hazard. Officer responded and the raccoon was not located.

Citizen assist: 10:36 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Caller reported he just flew into town from school and needed assistance on where to stay as he made poor travel plans. Contact was made with the male subject and he advised he was unable to get ahold of any of his family for a place to stay for the night. Officer transported the subject to (Denny's) Corte Madera and contacted the manager who advised the subject could stay at the restaurant as long as he doesn't fall asleep.


Saturday, Jan. 12

Prowler: 12:27 a.m. Butterfield Road. 911 caller reported he just confronted two subjects in his backyard that were attempting to steal a garden hose. The area was checked and officers were unable to locate the subjects but a hat was located. RP requested extra patrol for the residence.

Juvenile problem: 1:59 a.m. Redhill Shopping Center on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Caller advised there were several juveniles standing next to a vehicle near Peet's Coffee. RP stated they made her nervous when she arrived to check on her business.  Two carloads of juveniles were contacted and abated from the area.

Hit deer: 10:45 a.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Caller reported she witnessed a minivan hit a deer. The vehicle continued on and the deer limped toward the open space.  The area was checked and the deer had left the area.

Juvenile party: 10:34 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Unit was flagged down and advised of a large juvenile party. Contact made at the residence and units stood by until the party was cleared out.


Friday, Jan. 11

Suspicious circumstances: 6:32 a.m. Center Blvd. 911 caller reported a subject called and stated "Shooting radiation around hot box." Then the caller hung up.  Dispatch attempted a call back and there was no answer. Officers checked the area but did not locate anything suspicious.

Petty theft: 2:19 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and Suffield Avenue. Resident reported she parked her vehicle overnight and when she returned she noticed the battery was missing. Officer contacted the RP who requested a parking exemption until she can get the vehicle towed. Officer contacted the RP and provided a parking exemption for tonight.

Suspicious person: 6 p.m. Center Blvd. Caller reported a man approached her 13-year- old daughter in the parking lot. The daughter ran to get the RP, who then spoke to the subject. Caller was concerned because the male subject started making comments about how the daughter and her car was "cute." Area checked and units were unable to locate the subject.

Overdue daughter: 11:16 p.m. Redhill Shopping Center, Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Unit advised he was flagged down by a dad who wanted to report his daughter as overdue. RP declined to report her as missing, since she is supposed to be with friends, but requested we be on the lookout for her. Dad will possibly call later for a report if she does not return.


Thursday, Jan. 10 

Stolen vehicle: 7:51 a.m. Barber Avenue. RP reported theft of a vehicle. Another vehicle on the property was rummaged through.

Sparks: 7:30 p.m. Tunstead Avenue. RP reported via 911 that sparks were coming from a power line across the street.  Handled by Ross Valley Fire Department, PD stood by for traffic control.


Wednesday, Jan. 9 

Grand theft: 9:54 a.m. Barber Avenue. RP reported a bike was stolen from her open garage on Dec. 17.

Noise complaint: 9:51 p.m. Crooked Avenue. RP reported he heard a possible domestic dispute, but later advised it sounded like a possible party. The residence was checked and determined no merit to a dispute or party. The residents advised they were watching a movie that was too loud. They were advised and would turn it down.


Tuesday, Jan. 8

Stalled street sweeper: 9:39 p.m. The Hub on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. One of their street sweepers is broken down. A tow truck is en-route. Traffic control was provided.

Vandalism: 12:17 p.m. Ross Avenue. Caller advised he is with the Ross Valley School District and requested to speak with an officer via phone about vandalism to the gate off of Woodland the past several years. RP was contacted and requested extra patrol.

Battery on a police officer: 8:27 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Officer reported the arrest of Peter Newcome, 62, for driving on a suspended license pursuant to a traffic stop.  Unit advised the subject became combative when a tow was requested for a 30 day impound of his vehicle. Unit requested Ross Valley Fire Department respond for a medical check out as the subject had a laceration above his eye while he was resisting arrest. He was booked into Marin County Jail on charges of driving on a suspended license, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.


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