A Cat Stuck in a Tree, Three Dead Raccoons and a Stolen Stop Sign

The eventful San Anselmo Police Log for Aug. 23-27 includes juveniles cited for pot and alcohol and a woman running around in a parking lot while waving a chair in the air.


Monday, August 27

Noise complaint: 2:54 a.m. Sir Francis Drake Bl. RP [reporting person] reported a large delivery truck was idling and was rattling the RP's windows. Unit advised the vehicle was not idling upon arrival and the driver was probably making a delivery. Unit advised no one answered when knocked on the window. Contact was later made with the driver and he was advised of the complaints for the loud refrigeration unit on his truck. He shut it down.

Stop sign theft: 7:47 a.m. The Alameda and Berkeley Avenue. A citizen reported the stop sign at the intersection was removed and people were not stopping. The officer confirmed the sign was missing. The Department of Public Works was notified and responded with a temporary stop sign. A report was taken for theft of town property.

Vehicle complaint: 8:23 a.m. Crescent Road and Woodland Avenue. A citizen reported people were driving and parking on the wrong side of the road during school hours, especially when school starts and ends. Officer responded and issued one warning.

Found bicycle: 2:52. Shaw Drive. Caller reported a found bicycle in the area.  Officer took custody and a report was taken.

Petty theft: 9:52 p.m. Crescent Road. RP reported her 2013 registration tab was stolen off her vehicle, unknown time frame. Officer responded and met with the RP. Incident number was provided.


Sunday, August 26

Vehicle vs. pole: 12:23 a.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP reported a vehicle drove into a light pole and the male driver was out of the vehicle, walking around. Officers responded and determined the driver hit the light pole and the front of a business. The driver was transported to the hospital for treatment and was not under the influence. Officers took a collision report.

Juvenile problem: 1:39 a.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP reported a group of juveniles were in the parking lot. Officer responded and contacted four subjects. A vehicle later came by and picked up some of the individuals.

Pine cone throwing: 1:33 p.m. Lillian Court and Woodside Drive. A citizen reported two teenaged boys threw a water balloon at his vehicle as he was driving by. No damage was done to the vehicle. Officer responded and contacted two male juveniles and warned them regarding throwing pine cones at each other. One of the pine cones accidentally hit the RP's vehicle. The RP was contacted and was able to buff out a small scratch on his vehicle and requested no further action.

Vehicle complaint: 5 p.m. Oak Knoll Avenue and Pastori Avenue. A citizen reported vehicles were parked on both sides of the street making it impossible to drive through. The officer located the owner who moved the vehicle.

Suspicious circumstances: 7:14 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP reported a female subject was running around the parking lot waving a chair in the air, not appearing to be threatening anyone. Officers responded and contacted the female. She was warned regarding her behavior.

Juveniles with pot and alcohol: 9:55 p.m. Officer initiated activity at Indian Rock Road and Tomahawk Drive. Officers contacted several juveniles in a vehicle. One male juvenile was cited for being in possession of marijuana and was released to a parent. Another male juvenile was cited for being in possession of alcohol and was also released to a parent. The rest of the juveniles were also released to their parents. Disposition: arrest made.


Saturday, August 25 

Loud party: 1:39 a.m. Redwood Road. RP reported a loud party. Officers responded and advised the responsible of the complaint.

Reckless driving: 2 a.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP reported a vehicle was weaving in and out of traffic and ran the RP and one other vehicle off the road. RP stated the vehicle was last seen headed into Fairfax. FPD was advised.

Suspicious circumstances: 4:09 a.m. Butterfield Road. RP reported lights were on in a vacant house. Officers responded and found the residence secure. Officers located a bank notice on the door and all the gates were locked. A message was left for the bank.

Noise complaint: 6:39 a.m. Ash Avenue. An anonymous citizen reported a loud electronic noise. Officer advised there was ventilation noise from a water heater closet. When tenants were contacted, they advised the landlord had been notified and would be responding later today.

Harassing texts: 3:52 p.m. San Anselmo Avenue. RP reported receiving harassing text messages from a former friend. Officer met with the RP and provided advice.

Verbal altercation: 7:39 p.m. Ross Avenue. RP reported he got into a verbal altercation with a subject who he confronted for being on the property. The subject left on foot, in the area. Officer checked the area with negative results.

Found shoe: 8:21 p.m. Alta Vista. RP reported she found a woman's shoe in her yard about an hour ago and was nervous about it. RP turned it in at the PD. Officer met with the RP and advice was provided.

Noise complaint: 9:04 p.m. Kensington Road. RP reported a loud party with a live band. Officers responded and contacted the property manager who advised the music was contracted to be turned off at 9:30 p.m. RP was called and advised. 

Noise complaint: 10:22 p.m. Seminary Road. RP reported loud subjects at a party. Officer responded and determined a party was finishing and subjects were leaving the area.

Noise complaint: 11:21 p.m. Oak Knoll Avenue. RP reported a loud party in the area. Officers responded and located an adult party. The responsible was contacted and advised they would keep it down.


Friday, August 24 

Panic alarm: 2:06 a.m. Redwood Road. Alarm Company reported a panic alarm at the residence. The responsible called and advised she activated the alarm because she thought she heard someone walking up the back steps of her residence and then the motion light came on. Officers responded and checked the perimeter. Nothing suspicious was found. Contact was made with the RP and determined it was heard-only, nothing was seen. RP requested extra patrols of her residence.

Three dead raccoons: 7:56 a.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and Spaulding Steet. Citizen reported three dead raccoons in the street. Communications Center was advised for the Humane Society.

Vehicle tampering: 9:05 a.m. Sir Francis Drake Bl. RP reported the license plates had been taken off one of thebox trucks in the loading dock area of the store. Officer contacted the RP and a report taken.  Plate entered into the Stolen Vehicle System. 

Stolen backpack: 11:13 a.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP reported on 08-22-12 between 8 and 9 a.m. his daughters backpack had been stolen. Officer contacted the RP and a report taken.

Suspicious person: 1:03 p.m. Tunstead Avenue. PR reported she received information from another customer, that there was a male subject with a demanding attitude, touching himself inappropriately. RP stated she did not witness any such action, and he was sitting at the table in the main area. Contact made the subject who was FI'ed and released. No witnesses to any inappropriate behavior.

Lost car: 2:49 p.m. San Anselmo Avenue. RP responded to the station and advised she had misplaced her vehicle, parked on a side street. Officer responded and the RP’s vehicle was locate and reunited with the RP.

BBQ fire: 3:46 p.m. Arroyo Avenue. RP reported she had a barbecue fire and it wasn't close to her residence. Officer and Fire responded. The fire was extinguished on arrival.

Found dog: 4:39 p.m. Crescent Road. Officer advised he was out at the listed location with a found dog. Dog and owner were re-united. 

Shots fired: 10:01 p.m. Bay Tree Ln. RP reported she thought someone below her residence was firing a gun. RP stated she heard four shots prior to calling and they were possibly coming from Angela Avenue. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.


Thursday, August 23 

Assault/Battery: 8:11 a.m. Center Blvd. and Saunders Avenue. Via 911, a subject in a gray minivan had just punched another subject in a gray vehicle at the listed location. Suspect was last seen on foot running northbound on San Anselmo Avenue. RP advised the subject also punched a bicyclist about a block away. A subject out of Corte Madera was reprimanded and released after the victim declined to prosecution.

Misplaced books: 10:37 a.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP reported the theft of a box with 25 antique books from her storage unit. The incident occurred between Aug. 20 and 22. It was determined the subject had a couple of garage sales over the past several weeks, and some of the items may have been misplaced. Incident number provided. RP later called back advising she found the books.

Dog bite: 11:41 a.m. San Anselmo Avenue. RP requested an officer respond for a subject with a dog bite. Contact made with the victim who was treated on scene by Paramedics. Contact also made with the dog owner. Parties exchanged names and requested no further action.

Cat stuck in a tree: 6:06 p.m. Cherne Lane. RP reported her neighbor’s cat was stuck up in her tree. Officer responded and found the cat was extremely high up and the owner decided to leave the cat there and if it did not come down, they would call an arborist the next day.

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