Blotter: Coyote Sighting, Stolen Christmas Decorations and a Playground Gets Glued

The San Anselmo Police Blotter for Dec. 11-17 includes street sweeper shenanigans and someone setting off fireworks.


Monday, Dec. 17

Street sweeper noise: 4:33 a.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP (reporting person) reported a street cleaner was in the parking lot making extremely loud noise. A second caller advised the same. Officer responded and confirmed it was a street cleaner and the noise was exceptionally loud due to the rain. The worker advised he only had ten minutes left. 

Street sweeper chronicles continue: 9:34 a.m. Durham Road. RP reported a street sweeper and another vehicle collided.

Found wallet: 10:11 a.m. San Anselmo Avenue. RP reported that he lost his wallet but a citizen returned it to him. Everything was intact however cash was missing.  RP requested documentation only. No further action at this time.

Collision: 1:02 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Bl. RP stated there was a two vehicle non-injury collision. Officers responded and assisted parties exchange information.

Hit-and-run: 1:25 p.m. Red Hill Avenue and Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP reported a vehicle was off to the side of the road into a bush. Officer checked the area but did not locate the vehicle. A street sign was found on the ground after being hit. Officer took a report.

Harassing phone calls: 8:25 p.m. San Anselmo Avenue. RP reported an unknown female subject called their landline three nights in a row asking for the RPs husband. The subject didn't say why she was calling and became argumentative. RP does not have caller ID. Officer contacted the RP and advice was provided.

Coyote: 9:09 p.m. Saunders Avenue and Yolanda Drive. RP stated she saw a coyote on the sidewalk. 

Suspicious circumstances: 10:06 p.m. Oak Avenue. RP stated she was home alone and saw a subject carrying a flashlight walking up the hillside behind her residence. Officers checked the perimeter and the hillside with negative results. Nothing out of the ordinary was located. Advice was provided to the RP on ways to secure her residence.  Extra patrols were provided throughout the night.


Sunday, Dec. 16

Banging sound: 5:56 a.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP stated she heard a banging sound outside her apartment. Officers checked the area and all was secure.

Parking violation: 5:04 p.m. Santa Barbara Avenue. RP reported multiple vehicles in violation of 12 ft. clearance. Officer responded and found sufficient clearance. 

Parking complaint: 6:39 p.m. Alta Vista. Anonymous RP reported two vehicles were parked at the end of the street making it difficult for vehicles to turn around on the street due to it being so narrow. Officer responded the vehicles were not parked in violation and vehicles were able to turn around.

Juvenile problem: 6:41 p.m. Entrata Avenue. RP reported an explosion was heard in front of her house. RP said juveniles were playing with firecrackers and she didn't need any further assistance.

Firecrackers: 7:03 p.m. Entrata Avenue. RP reported firecrackers were being set off and believed a party was at a nearby residence. Officers responded and did not locate a party. One parking violation was located and the vehicle was moved. RP was contacted.


Saturday, Dec. 15

Suspicious circumstances: 1:57 a.m. Scenic Avenue. RP reported she heard a male subject banging on the door across the street and he was calling out someone's name. Upon arrival, a broken window was located. Contact made with the residents.  It was determined the resident locked himself out and he was trying to wake up his girlfriend. The resident broke the window and made entry prior to arrival.  Determined it was an accidental lockout and they would be quiet for the night.

Found property: 10:03 a.m. Butterfield Road. Caller reported a vehicle accidentally dropped a couple of boxes with miscellaneous items and documents. Officer left the items on the owner’s porch and a message was left for them.

Juvenile problem: 11:14 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP reported a group of juveniles were loitering in the parking lot and were associated with six vehicles.  Officers responded and contacted the group. They were advised of the complaint and were abated from the area.


Friday, Dec. 14

Suspicious person: 3:55 a.m. San Anselmo Avenue. Officer contacted a subject wearing a costume. He was determined to be coming from Larkspur after seeing a midnight showing of a movie.

Bus false alarm: 11:35 a.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Several callers advised of a Golden Gate Transit bus with a "need help" sign. Determined Fairfax Police made contact with the driver and all was fine. GGT was advised.

Unwanted subject: 1:29 p.m. Tunstead Avenue. The service manager reported an unwanted female in the business. Female had gotten upset when the bank refused to deposit her check. Female was refusing to leave the bank and started taking pictures of the RP. Matter abated and the subject left. 

Suspicious circumstances: 7:09 p.m. Woodland Avenue. Her friend just came to her house saying she was being followed. RP stated the friend was followed by a woman driving a silver two-door vehicle and it was now parked across the street. Officer determined the two drivers had been involved in a road rage incident in San Rafael and the other party followed her to the friend's house.

Unwanted subject: 10:30 p.m. Tunstead Avenue. Resident reported he has been allowing a homeless subject to stay with him. RP stated they have been in a verbal argument for several hours tonight and the male subject pushed him. He wants the subject removed from the residence.  Contact made with both subjects and the matter was abated. RP requested no further action on the physical contact. The male was given a courtesy ride to Fairfax.

Disturbing the peace: 11:14 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Anonymous reported what sounded like possibly two intoxicated males at the church, yelling for a couple of hours. The church was checked and contact made with one male subject who was alone and not intoxicated.  He was advised of the complaint and will quiet down.


Thursday, Dec. 13

Citizen assist: 12:52 a.m. Greenfield Avenue. Officer located a vehicle with its dome light on. The owner was located and confirmed it was an oversight.

Raccoon: 3:28 a.m. 100 block Sir Francis Drake Blvd. A citizen reported a deceased raccoon was in a westbound lane. The communications center was advised for Humane.

Grand theft: 2:47 p.m. San Anselmo Avenue and Tamalpais Avenue. A citizen came to the station to report their bike was stolen between 1:15 and 2:15 p.m.

Vehicle collision: 3:49 p.m. Center Blvd and Saunders Avenue. Multiple callers reported a two-vehicle collision. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and one driver was transported to the hospital. 

Animal complaint: 5:22 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. A man was yelling and hitting his dog with his fist. Officers responded and contacted the subject. No merit to animal abuse. Subject was reprimanded for the disturbance and released.


Wednesday, Dec. 12

Stolen Christmas decorations: 9:56 a.m. Lincoln Park. RP reported an unknown subject took some of her outdoor Christmas decorations. RP declined a report, but wanted the information documented at this time.


Tuesday, Dec. 11

Strange noises: 2:11 a.m. Park Drive. RP reported she heard strange noises outside of her front door.  There was growling, but it sounded like a person. Officers checked the perimeter and the area. Nothing suspicious was located.

Vandalism: 10:23 a.m. Butterfield Road.  RP reported between 4 p.m. on Dec. 10 and 9:50 a.m. on Dec. 11 an unknown subject poured glue on a play structure.  Officer responded and found the glue could be removed. Incident was documented and advice provided.

Dog bite: 3:01 p.m. San Anselmo Avenue. RP reported he was bitten by a dog and declined medical treatment. Officer responded and took a report.


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