A Fairfax Cat Gets Painted and Shaved, a Juvenile Girl Screaming and Found Keys

The Fairfax police log for Sept. 16-22 includes a complaint about a neighbor’s early morning chainsaw work, a harassed and filmed crossing guard and a mysterious cat-hazing incident.


Saturday, Sept. 22

Public intoxication: 12:59 a.m. 19 Broadway on Broadway. Anonymous report of a heated argument, unknown if physical, in the street. Disposition: arrest made.

Neighbor with a chainsaw: 8:21 a.m. Redwood Road. Anonymous RP reported an ongoing problem with their neighbor doing chainsaw work at 8 a.m. every weekend morning.

Loud party: 10:15 p.m. Glen Drive. RP reported a loud party with many juveniles at the above address.

Public intoxication: 10:24 p.m. Peri’s Silver Dollar on Broadway. Patient in the bar was having difficulty breathing.


Friday, Sept. 21

Citizen assist: 8:47 a.m. Crossing guard said he was harassed and filmed by a female driver.

Animal complaint: 3:48 p.m. Fairfax Plaza on Center Blvd. A Rhodesian Ridgeback has been wandering around, with no collar, limping. RP was transferred to the humane society.

Vehicle accident: 5:30 p.m. Bank of America on Broadway. Vehicle backed into another vehicle and the two parties are exchanging information. RP is a witness and believes one of the drivers had been drinking. Gold Toyota Camry vs. gold BMW.

Found keys: 6:34 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and Pastori Avenue. Anonymous RP brought in a set of keys he found in the road.

Found key: 6:36 p.m. Rudy Contratti Field on Bank Street. Anonymous RP brought in a key he found on the field.

Citizen assist: 8:49 p.m. Fairfax Police Department on Bolinas Road. A stranded citizen and her children came into the department.

Noise complaint: 8:59 p.m. Deer Park Villa on Bolinas Road. RP wishes information be logged in regards to their on-going noise issue with the villa.


Thursday, Sept. 20

Broken bus: 8:46 a.m. Glen Drive. A broken-down bus in front of the school is causing traffic to back up.

Alcohol violation: 5:15 p.m. 7-Eleven on Bolinas Road. Anonymous complaint of a man, wearing a ski hat, drinking alcohol in front of the premises.

Disturbance: 5:43 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and Willow Avenue. Subjects are beginning to yell at each other in traffic. RP is afraid a fight will break out.


Wednesday, Sept. 19 

Meet the citizen: 2:10 p.m. Nave’s Bar & Grill on Bolinas Road. While sitting inside his parked vehicle, RP was involved in a verbal altercation with an unknown male subject fronting Nave’s.

Civil problem: 7:35 p.m. Piper Court. RP wants to report his bicycle as stolen, as he last saw it a week ago. Officer determined it is a civil matter. Both parties agreed to meet tomorrow for an exchange of property.


Tuesday, Sept. 18

Suspicious circumstance: 11:18 p.m. Frustruck Avenue. RP said she found a piece of mail that appears to have been tampered with in her mailbox.

Theft: 3:54 p.m. Piper Lane. RP said money was stolen from her car and the vehicle was tampered with in the ignition area.

Not-so missing person: 7:04 p.m. Fairfax Police Department on Bolinas Road. RP came to the police because a friend told her she had been reported missing in the last two days. RP said she is not missing, but currently has no fixed address and her cell phone doesn’t work. Dispatch couldn’t locate a record of a missing person report for the RP.

Skateboarder: 8:32 p.m. Broadway. Subject (age 14) was warned for skateboarding in the middle of the street. Officer also notified the subject’s mother.


Monday, Sept. 17 

Theft: 2:04 p.m. Porteous Ave. A state refund check was stolen and cashed.

Juvenile problem: 6:32 p.m. Marin Town and Country Club on Pastori Avenue. Report of juveniles in the back smoking.


Sunday, Sept. 16 

Assist: 7:15 p.m. Olema Road. Report of a juvenile female screaming for the past hour in the Marin County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.

Animal complaint: 8:24 p.m. Oak Tree Apartments on Oak Tree Lane. An unknown subject painted and shaved the RP’s cat. 


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C Ross September 25, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I am the RP who found the Rhodesian Ridgeback near my house in Fairfax, but it was he, not me, who was "transferred" to the Humane Society. The good news is that he was chipped, so his Dad was found and he was picked up and taken home. (I do thank the Humane Society for notifying me of that. They know that I was not very pleased to have been "advised" of their euthanasia policy AFTER they took the dog.) But this did have a happy ending after all. Thank you to Laurel of Inverness and the Gentleman on his way to the gym for your help with the sweet boy I am now calling Lucky. Thanks for reminding me that this community does have some truly wonderful and caring people. D (Also known as Cin dy)
Jessica Mullins (Editor) September 25, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Thanks for the update about the dog. It's great to hear the story has a happy ending!
Carol X September 25, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Hey Cindy -- What is the euthanasia policy? I thought they didn't euth for lack of space??
C Ross September 25, 2012 at 11:18 PM
I'm not 100% sure what the policy is. When I called the HS I told them I didn't agree to having them pick up the dog if it was going to be euthanized. I reiterated that to the officer who arrived. He put the dog in the truck, asked me for my contact information, then rattled off the policy after the fact. I again said, "I told you I do not want this dog euthanized". He initialed the paper he had filled out stating that I had been advised of the policy, but that I refused to sign. I said to him, "You need to keep me informed. I don't agree to this dog being euthanized and you need to call me if you can't find the owner." He said that they couldn't, but I had to call them in a few days. He refused to give me the dog back. I called the HS from my cell again. I believe they said that there was a policy of 5 days to try to find an owner. Then they would evaluate if it was adoptable, and that it would be euthanized "only" if it was found to have an extreme illness/injury or if it was aggressive. I was told that the officer was supposed to have listed me as an "interested" party to pick the dog back up. He refused and said he had to leave. So I demanded his supervisor, who told me that since he was chipped if would be an 8 business day waiting period. I was very frustrated because they told me different things and wouldn't give me the dog back. I was going to try to bring it to Milo. I still don't know the exact policy, but they are a kill shelter. Next time I'll just try Milo.
Bill Turner September 26, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Thank you Dyanne for helping reunite this dog with his person. Shows the value of chipping one's pets. But I take issue with your statement "I still don't know the exact policy, but they are a kill shelter." If you don't know the policy, that's pretty inflammatory, and creates the false impression they are eager to put down found animals. From the Marin Humane Society website FAQ (http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/site/c.aiIOI3NLKgKYF/b.7628521/k.AD6C/FAQ.htm#q2), here is their answer on the question: Are you a “No-Kill” Shelter? The Marin Humane Society discourages the use of the phrase “no kill” as the term is very misleading. What we can tell you is that the Marin Humane Society is in a very fortunate position that we never have to euthanize an animal for lack of space and no adoptable animal is ever given a time limit. At the same time, we have a responsibility to ensure that we do not place dangerous animals in the community and that no animal suffers from a medical condition that goes beyond our ability to provide treatment. We are lucky to be able to treat many conditions here in our Veterinary Clinic that would doom the life of an animal in another shelter. We perform amputations when needed, remove tumors, set broken limbs, and often treat contagious conditions. We are also lucky to have a nationally renowned behavior and training staff who work on behavior modification for adoption animals.
C Ross September 26, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Bill, The HS itself says that they discourage the use of the term "no kill" because they find it misleading. So how is that inflammatory on my part? They are not a no kill shelter, by their own admission. The form that they tried to manipulate me into signing mentions euthanasia several times. I also took issue with the surrender statement they wanted me to sign a statement (I refused) that said in part, "I request the animal(s) be disposed of as deemed advisable at the discretion of the Society." They would not agree to notify me *if* they were deciding to put the dog down. I called a friend later who works with Milo and she told me that the HS puts down animals more frequently than most people realize. This was clearly an older dog that had medical problems. It was not vicious, but I'm not sure that it would have necessarily been "adoptable". Yes, the HS does good things, and that's where I adopted my own dog. But I will explore other options if something like this ever happens again.
Bill Turner September 26, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Dyanne, your comment raised the question in my and others' minds about what's the euthanasia policy of MHS. So I looked it up. Beyond that, I'm neither equipped nor interested in a debate on the merits of MHS vs. Milo and kill vs. no-kill shelters. There seems to be a personality and politically-driven history between the two, sadly. In any case, thank you for helping reunite this dog with his human. Luckily, in this case, as with 3 other pets I've adopted from MHS, all is well. Now, about the shaved and painted kitty. Perhaps someone needs to find and "adopt" him.


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