Fairfax Police Mistake ‘Friendly Play’ for Fighting and a Domestic Violence Arrest

The Fairfax Police log for Jan. 31 – Feb. 5 includes a late-night hitchhiker and a man urinating in the road.



Tuesday, Feb. 5 

Citizen assist: 2:17 p.m. Canyon Road. Three weeks ago, PG&E came to put in a phone pole two houses down from hers. They never put the pole up and it is still in her front yard taking up two parking spaces. RP requested a phone call from an officer for advice.

Found property: 3:55 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and Glen Drive. RP turned in a wallet she found in the roadway.

Suspicious circumstances: 9:23 p.m. Shady Brook Apartments on Merwin Avenue. Suspicious subject reported outside of her apartment.


Monday, Feb. 4

Broken water line: 12:06 a.m. Broadway. RP reports a water line broken and squirting into the air, in the area of the lumber year and to the rear of M&G’s.

Hitchhiker: 1:32 a.m. Marinda Drive and Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP reports a woman hitchhiking in the area, who ahs been there for nearly 30 minutes.

Vandalism: 6:40 a.m. Bolinas Road. RP reports his vehicle’s right side rear view mirror was damaged sometime during the night.

Abandoned vehicle: 1:03 p.m. Geary Avenue. Vehicle has been parked there for four months. Police also received a report of two other cars on the same street that had been parked there for one month.


Sunday, Feb. 3

Public intoxication: 10 p.m. Naves Bar & Grill on Bolinas Road. Report of a man urinating in the road. Area checked and officers were unable to locate him.

Disturbance: 10:49 p.m. Cascade Drive and Cypress. Group of approximately six subjects in a verbal dispute, about to go physical.


Saturday, Feb. 2

Animal complaint: 5:31 p.m. Rudy Conratti Field on Bank Street. RP reported a female subject on the ball field who is running her dog off leash.

Suspicious circumstances: 10:07 p.m. Redwood Road. Resident walks her dog at 10 p.m. on a regular basis. She shines her flashlight into parked cars and into home windows. It’s been going on for a couple of months. Tonight the light shinned in through the RP’s bathroom window. Occurred 10 to 15 minutes ago. She is no longer there. RP just wants it logged.

Public intoxication: 11:49 p.m. Peri’s Silver Dollar on Broadway. Unwanted subject refusing to leave the bar. RP said the subject was intoxicated.


Friday, Feb. 1

Domestic violence: 12:18 a.m. Shady Brook Apartments on Merwin Avenue. Multiple calls of a physical fight outside the building. Disposition: arrest made.

Screaming: 1:16 a.m. Cascade Drive. Heard only. A male is screaming. RP is in the 600 block of Bolinas and said he thinks it’s on Cascade.

Unwanted subject: 12:20 p.n. Willow Avenue. A male subject was in her house without permission. RP then stated she did not need any police response.

Disturbance: 11:53 p.m. Fairfax Theatre. Officer on patrol saw adults who appeared to be fighting. Officer determined it was friendly play.


Thursday, Jan. 31

Service: 11:37 a.m. White Hill School on Glen Drive. RP at the front office has possession of a student’s backpack that has a strong odor of alcohol coming from it. RP would like officer to come out and perform a search and figure it out.

Public intoxication: 11:01 p.m. Mono Avenue. 911 call of an intoxicated man in front of Nave’s bar. Subject was stumbling around and carrying a napsack. Disposition: arrest made. 

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