A Neighbor’s Good Deed Leads to a San Anselmo Police Call

The San Anselmo Police Log for Sept. 6-10 includes a resident accusing her neighbors of stealing towels, a burglary and a suspicious “cable repair” man.


Monday, Sept. 10

Suspicious circumstances: 2:10 a.m. Cordone Drive. RP [reporting person] said two or three male subjects were being loud. RP stated he heard one tell the others to "check garages." The area was checked, but the subjects were not located. The garages and vehicles were checked and appeared to be in order.

Dead deer: 9:58 a.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Following a 911 hang up call, an anonymous RP reported a deceased deer on the side of the road. Humane was advised.

Driving on a suspended license: 1:48 p.m. Magnolia Avenue and Kientz Lane. Pursuant to a traffic stop, a 26-year-old subject was determined to be driving while unlicensed. Subject was issued a citation and released. The vehicle was parked and locked with the subject standing by for a licensed driver.

Barking dog: 8:29 p.m. Broadmoor Avenue. Anonymous RP said a dog has been barking at a residence all day. Officer responded and found it quiet on arrival.  A neighbor was contacted and they confirmed the dog wasn't barking.

Neighbor dispute: 8:55 p.m. Sunnyhills Drive. RP reported her neighbor approached her juvenile daughter and accused her of stealing her towels from the laundry. She then continued to yell and accused other neighbors of the same. Officers responded and mediated the situation.

Suspicious circumstances: 10:11 p.m. Broadmoor Avenue. RP reported a male subject came to her residence on Sept. 9 at approximately 3:30 p.m. and said he was with a cable company and wanted to do a repair. RP stated the subject was wearing a polo t-shirt with the company name on it, but had no paperwork with him. She did not allow him inside her residence.  Officer met with the RP and took an informational report. 


Sunday, Sept. 9

Walking in the road: 2:14 a.m. Center Blvd and San Anselmo Avenue. Anonymous RP reported a female subject was walking in the middle of the roadway. Officers checked the area and the subject was not located. Fairfax Police was also advised. Disposition: Gone On Arrival.

Noise complaint: 9:31 a.m. Veterans Place. RP reported someone was using a loud speaker to yell directions and hype up the crowd and generators were right below his balcony, disturbing his peace. Officer met with the Parks and Recreation director, who advised that the event was a town-sanctioned event and that everything on site has been cleared through the town. Disposition: No Action Taken.

Reckless driving: 5:17 p.m. San Anselmo Avenue. RP reported a vehicle nearly struck his wife while she was on the sidewalk. The area was checked for the suspect and suspect vehicle with negative results. RP was contacted and declined to sign a citizen’s arrest.

No neighborly deed goes unpunished: 10:47 p.m. Morningside Drive. RP reported someone just knocked on her door, but she didn't answer. She looked out and saw a figure with a flashlight. RP called back prior to arrival to advise it was her neighbor trying to tell her that she left a dome light on. Officer was in the area and contacted the RP.


Saturday, Sept. 8 

Whispering and animal noises: 2:26 a.m. Tunstead Avenue. Anonymous RP reported she heard subjects whispering in the area, then a loud sound like an animal that was angry or in distress, and then she heard the subjects whispering again. Officers responded and the area was checked and nothing suspicious was found.

Suspicious person: 6:51 a.m. San Rafael Avenue. RP reported a male subject slept in the yard last night and was changing clothes in the front yard. Officers responded and contacted the subject. A consent search was conducted and the subject was abated from the area. Officer also attempted contact with the RP with no answer at the door.

Parking violation: 7:22 a.m. Oak Knoll Avenue. RP reported there was a vehicle parked blocking his driveway and he needed to leave. The officer attempted to locate the registered owner of the vehicle and was met with negative results. The vehicle was towed.

Dead cat: 8:15 a.m. Butterfield Road. RP reported a deceased cat on the side of the road. Humane was advised.

Hit-and-run: 11:17 a.m. Floribel Avenue. A truck struck his vehicle and left without leaving information. Officer made contact with the RP and determined the incident wasn’t witnessed and the paint transfers did not match to the truck. Incident was documented.

Burglary: 8:37 p.m. Mariposa Avenue. RP reported sometime between 4:30 and 8 p.m. an unknown subject entered his apartment and two laptops, a digital camera and cash were taken. Officer responded and found no signs of forced entry. A report was taken.

Argument ends with warrant arrest: 9:54 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP reported a male and a female subject were in a verbal altercation inside of a vehicle and it was possibly physical. RP stated he approached the vehicle in an attempt to break up the altercation, but was unsure if it ended. Officers responded and contacted both parties and found the altercation was verbal only. The male subject was released. The female subject was determined to have an outstanding warrant out of Lake County and was in possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arrested and booked at Marin County Jail.


Friday, Sept. 7

Unwanted subject: 11:05 a.m. San Anselmo Avenue. RP said a he had allowed a female subject to use his shower, but then she refused to leave. Units contacted the subject who agreed to leave the property.

Extra traffic control: 1:05 p.m. San Anselmo Avenue and Laurel Avenue. During lunch time there are speeders in the area. RP advised a gray convertible BMW almost ran over the RP's baby in a stroller. RP advised the passenger was a blonde male.

Petty theft: 6 p.m. Savannah Avenue. RP reported his iPhone was taken from his vehicle. Officer met with the RP and a report was taken


Thursday, Sept. 6 

Big feline: 8:41 a.m. Rosemont Avenue. . Humane was advised with an extended estimated arrival time due to traffic. The feline jumped over the fence. The area was checked and the officer was unable to locate the animal. Unit stood by for Humane.

Juvenile problem: 12:16 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Bl. RP advised of two kids in the AP office under the influence and in possession of narcotics. The school will handle the situation and parents are contacted and were en-route.

Parking mishap: 3:20 p.m. San Anselmo Avenue and San Rafael Avenue. RP reported his vehicle was hit by the vehicle parked behind him and the vehicle was now stuck under the tow hitch. Officer responded and contacted the RP. Officer advised it appeared vehicle #1 had hit the RP's vehicle while attempting to parallel park. Officer left a note for the RP on vehicle #1.

Solicitor: 8:41 p.m. Yolanda Drive. An Asian male in his 20’s, carrying a clipboard, was going door-to-door soliciting. Contact was made with the subject who advised they are with Clean Water and they have a permit to solicit in the area, which the officer confirmed.


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