Blotter: Irrational Man with Firearms, Gas Can Fire, Storm Damage

The San Anselmo Police blotter for Dec. 19-25 includes a woman being cyber stalked by her mother-in-law, juveniles with alcohol and a threat made at White Hill Middle School.


Tuesday, Dec. 25

Wandering dog: 9 a.m. Oak Springs Drive. RP reported he was house sitting and a dog wandered into the yard. RP (reporting person) later reported the dog was re-united with the owner.

Hit-and-run: 11:08 a.m. Red Hill Avenue and Sequoia Avenue. RP reported he was involved in a collision yesterday and the other driver refused to give the RP his information. The RP was contacted for the incident and the incident number was provided. The RP was then arrested on a no bail Marin County bench warrant for probation revocation for resisting arrest. He was booked into Marin County Jail.


Monday, Dec. 24

Animal complaint: 10:33 a.m. Madrone Avenue. RP reported her dog was missing from the residence. RP later called to report the dog had been located.

Smoke: 5:01 p.m. Pine Street. RP reported a lot of thick smoke was seen in the area.  Officer and fire department responded and determined the smoke was from a fireplace.

Public intoxication arrest: 5:21 p.m. Center Blvd. RP reported two intoxicated subjects departed a bus and were at the bus stop. Officers responded and contacted a male and female subject. A male subject was found to be intoxicated. He was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail.

Eggs: 10:55 p.m. Brookside Drive. RP reported eggs were thrown at her vehicle and residence. She went outside and did not see or hear any subjects or vehicles. RP advised there was no damage and did not request contact.


Sunday, Dec. 23 

Tree down: 10:58 a.m. Scenic Avenue and Canyon Road. RP reported a large oak tree fell and was blocking the roadway. RP also noted power lines are down on Canyon. Fire, police and the department of public works responded. PG&E also responded for the downed lines. Officer stood by until the power was off and the roadway was cleared.  The tree service later called to advise the roadway was now open. 

Wires down: 11:53 a.m. Foss Avenue and Sunnyside Avenue. RP reported a wire down in the area. Police and fire checked the area and were unable to locate it.

Family feud: 2:34 p.m. Entrata Avenue. RP reported a verbal altercation between family members. Officers responded and confirmed the altercation was verbal only. No further assistance was requested.

Wires down: 4:02 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Bl. RP reported some wires appeared to be down in the creek. Officer responded and found a wire was hanging over the creek, but wasn't detached or in the creek.

Tree down: 4:23 p.m. Tamalpais Avenue. RP reported a neighbor called him and advised a tree fell on some power lines at his residence. Officer responded and confirmed the tree had fallen on some lines, but they weren't detached or sparking. RP was contacted and he advised he would call a tree company and PG&E on his own. He would call back if further assistance was needed.

Party: 10:37 p.m. Broadmoor Avenue. RP reported a party at the residence with a loud group of male subjects. Officers responded and contacted the responsible, who advised three juveniles were in the backyard and he would have them come inside for the night.

Juvenile problem: 10:55 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Anonymous RP reported noise in the area. Officers checked the area and contacted two juveniles who were found to be in possession of alcohol. The juveniles were cited and released to their parents.


Saturday, Dec. 22

Culvert operation: 10:50 a.m. Greenfield Avenue. Caller reported a culvert that runs underground was backing up. The San Anselmo Department of Public Works was advised.

Not the mailman: 10:55 a.m. Center Blvd. and Saunders Avenue. Caller reported a white male with gray hair, wearing a dark bomber jacket, has a crow bar and is attempting to get in a big blue mailbox. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate anyone. The mailbox was secure.

Stalker: 3 p.m. San Anselmo Avenue. Resident said she feels she is being stalked again from a subject who stalked her in the 80's. RP said she received a letter. Determined she lives in Marin County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction. MCSO was advised and sent a deputy to the San Anselmo police for contact.

Suspected sewage: 3:15 p.m. Carolina Avenue. Resident reported between 27 and 31 Carolina there appears to be a sewage leak. Ross Valley Sanitary District advised the debris is run off from the storm, not sewage.


Friday, Dec. 21

Brick: 9:11 a.m. Madrone Av. Resident reported someone threw a brick on Dec. 20 at the driver’s side rear door and shattered the window. There was no suspect information, and advice was given.

Irrational male: 9:34 a.m. Willow Avenue. Fairfax police requested assistance for a welfare check on a male subject who is acting irrational and making suicidal statements. Fairfax stated he is in possession of two firearms and subject had discharged the firearm in the residence last night. Contact made at the residence, assistance provided for Fairfax Police Department.

Clogged rain: 10:44 a.m. San Anselmo Avenue. A citizen reported a clogged drain in the area. DPW was advised.

Citizen assist: 3:32 p.m. Occurred on Tomahawk Ln. Resident reported the lid of his garbage can flew off onto the yard of his neighbor who holds a restraining order against him and requested an officer retrieve his property. RP was advised to quickly obtain the lid himself and his call would be documented.

Assist fire department: 4:16 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Multiple cell 911 callers reported a fire or explosion. Call was handled by Ross Valley Fire Department. Determined to be an extinguished gas can fire. Police stood by for traffic control.

Tree down: 4:40 p.m. Scenic Avenue. 911 caller reported a tree down and it may have taken some wires with it. Call was handled by Ross Valley Fire Department. PD stood by for traffic control.

Assist: 11:38 p.m. The Sleeping Lady on Broadway. Fairfax police requested assistance in handling an unwanted male subject at a bar, being loud and disruptive. Subject was described as a white male in his 20’s. Business was checked and the subject had left prior to police arrival.


Thursday, Dec. 20

Animal complaint: 1:15 p.m. Lansdale Avenue and San Anselmo Avenue. 911 caller advised a subject didn't clean up after his white pit bull and was walking east. The area was checked and the subject and dog were not located.

Mother-in-law stalking: 2:25 p.m. San Anselmo Police Department on San Anselmo Avenue. Resident believes her mother in-law is cyber stalking her and now is physically stalking her. RP believes she is hacking into her computer while she is at coffee shops and in the library, and that she has hacked into her daughter's iPod, her cellular telephone, etc. Contact made, advice given.

Threats at White Hill: 3:47 p.m. San Anselmo Police Department on San Anselmo Avenue. Resident advised that she received an e-mail from the principal of White Hill School that a student threatened the school. Contact was made and resident was referred to Fairfax Police.


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