A Driver Almost Swerves Into a Cyclist and Poisoned Chai Tea

The San Anselmo Police Log for Oct. 10-14 includes a drunk subject who is too intoxicated to determine if she was in a altercation with her boyfriend in San Anselmo or San Rafael.


Sunday, Oct. 14

Suspicious circumstances: 2:03 a.m. Foothill/Lansdale Station. Anonymous RP (reporting person) said a male subject with a bicycle was sleeping on the side of the road. RP advised the subject woke up and said he was going to head home. Officers contacted the subject and said he appeared to be fine.

Shoe prints: 4:07 p.m. RP reported she found shoe prints around her window. Officers checked the residence and everything appeared in order.

Wounded deer: 7:52 p.m. Butterfield Rd. RP reported a wounded deer was in the area. A second RP reported the deer was in a driveway. An officer and humane checked the area, the deer was not located.

Out of control daughter: 8:16 p.m. Saunders Avenue. RP reported her juvenile daughter was out of control and was threatening to leave. Officers responded and mediated the situation. The argument was verbal only and they agreed to be peaceful for the evening.


Saturday, Oct. 13

Lost Cholé purse: 12:47 a.m. San Anselmo Avenue. 911 hang up, with no answer on call back. Upon arrival, units made contact with residents who wanted to report a lost red Cholé purse that contained ID and credit cards.

Suspicious security: 1:35 a.m. Butterfield Road. RP reported two young men with dark jackets and hats standing by two vehicles in the parking lot at the school. Determined the subjects were on-site security.

Newspaper theft: 5:40 a.m. San Anselmo Avenue. RP reported he works for the Pacific Sun free newspaper and someone has been taking several papers from the racks at several locations in San Anselmo. RP witnessed a couple in a vehicle on Oct. 12, at 6:30 a.m., take more than 25 copies of the newspaper. RP advised the two subjects work for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and when he confronted them they had numerous papers in the vehicle. RP requested extra patrol in the area and the subjects cited if located.

Driver almost swerves into cyclist: 10:59 a.m. Tunstead Avenue. RP responded to the PD to report a WMA, 65yrs., balding yelled at her and tried to swerve into her while she was riding her bicycle. The RP was contacted and given advice. The area was checked for the vehicle. Officer responded and was unable to locate the subject.

Illegally parked: 2:19 p.m. Fern Lane and San Anselmo Avenue. A citizen reported two illegally parked vehicles at the end of Fern Lane. The vehicles were located, but the red zone is not enforceable due to over grown bushes and leaves. An e-mail was sent to the Department of Public Works requesting they assess the situation to see if no parking signs need to be posted and to have the bushes trimmed back to make the red curb visible. The vehicle was issued a warning and the RP was trimming the bushes and clearing leaves to make the curb visible.

Public intoxication: 6:23 p.m. Veterans Place. RP reported an extremely intoxicated female subject stumbling around the park. RP stated the subject had a black left eye and a possible laceration on her head. Officer responded and contacted the subject, who was in intoxicated. Medical was requested for her injuries and she was transported to Kaiser for treatment. The subject advised her injures had been the result of an altercation she had been in with her boyfriend and the incident had possibly occurred in San Rafael. The San Rafael Police Department was notified and responded to Kaiser. Officer was later requested to respond to Kaiser as the subject was now stating the incident had occurred in San Anselmo. Officer responded and determined the subject was still too intoxicated to determine the location of the incident. A report was taken for probation violation. Further action pending.

Suspicious person: 7:44 p.m. El Cerrito. RP reported two subjects were banging on her door, and when asked if they were the police they said they were. The RP refused to open the door and the subjects left. Officers responded and contacted the subjects who were determined to be bail bondsmen trying to locate someone.


Friday Oct. 12

Extra traffic control: 8:52 a.m. Forbes Avenue. Extra patrol requested for speeding vehicles during commute hours (7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.). Traffic unit was advised.

Lost iPad: 4:55 p.m. San Anselmo Avenue. Resident said around 3:30 p.m. he misplaced his iPad in downtown San Anselmo area. The iPad has a black leather case and if located, please notify the RP.

Chased by dog: 6:52 p.m. Veterans Place. Resident reported he was chased by an unleashed dog while riding his bike in the sunny slope area of the park. Officer checked the area and did not locate any unleashed dogs.

Suspicious circumstances: 10:14 p.m. Allyn Avenue. Her son-in-law, arrived at the residence possibly intoxicated and angry at the RP's daughter. RP stated the subject then left the residence, taking her 8-year-old grandson with him, heading to his home in San Francisco. California Highway Patrol, Southern Marin officers and the Golden Gate Bridge patrol were advised to be on the lookout for the vehicle. San Francisco PD was contacted to conduct a welfare check on the juvenile.  At 11:05 p.m., a San Francisco officer said they had located both subjects and advised they were fine and did not appear to have been drinking. Officer contacted the RP who was advised and an informational report was taken.


Thursday, Oct. 11

Silent hold up alarm: 11:18 a.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Alarm company reported a silent hold up alarm at a bank. Prior to unit’s arrival the Alarm Company advised they received a good code and the alarm was a false. Contact made with an employee who confirmed user error.

Suspicious circumstances: 12:31 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Bl. An employee reported sometime on Oct. 10 it appears as if someone shot a bullet through the front window of the business. Unit contacted the RP.

Father-son fight: 9:40 p.m. San Anselmo Avenue. Resident reported she could hear a child screaming and could also hear a male subject yelling at the child. Officer contacted the residents. It was determined to be a verbal dispute between a father and son.


Wednesday, Oct. 10 

‘Emergency’ error: 7:17 a.m. Greenfield Avenue. RP reported seeing a Golden Gate Transit Bus with its "emergency" sign flashing, last seen headed towards the hub. Unit made contact and determined it was an error.

Stolen bike: 8:10 a.m. San Anselmo Avenue. Resident reported his daughter’s bike was stolen last night while it was fronting the residence.

Poisoned chai tea: 12:44 p.m. Brookside Court. Resident reported she thinks her roommate may have poisoned her chai tea Tuesday at approximately 1:30 a.m. The RP was contacted and given advice.

Noise issue: 1:43 p.m. Grove Hill Avenue North. His wife is at home recovering from cancer and having problems with the female neighbor who is yelling and telling the plumbers to be as loud as possible to disrupt her. This is an ongoing neighbor issue, and would also like advice for a long-term solution. The contractor and workers were contacted and were leaving for the day. Advice was given to RP's wife.


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