Is That a Naked Man in the Creek?

The San Anselmo police log for July 9-15 includes a child left in a vehicle, two DUIs, burglaries and a swimmer mistaken for being naked.


Sunday, July 15

Strange happenings: Bolinas Road. 1:02 p.m. Caller reported a strange occurrence involving a former employee and requested advice.

Barking dog: Laurel Avenue. 4:49 p.m. Caller reported a barking dog. Officer responded and checked the area; it was quiet upon officer’s arrival.

Traffic shopping?: Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 11:41 p.m. Anonymous reporting person reported a male subject was pushing a shopping cart while walking in traffic. Officer responded and checked the area with negative results.


Saturday, July 14

DUI: Berkeley Avenue. 1:53 a.m. Officer arrested a subject, pursuant to a traffic stop, for driving while intoxicated. The subject booked into the Marin County Jail.

Inside light: Foss Avenue. 3:09 a.m. Caller reported he thought he had seen someone opening his vehicle, as the interior light was on. Officers responded and determined the incident was user oversight.

Child in vehicle: San Anselmo Avenue and Pine Street. 9:44 a.m. Citizen flagged down an officer to report a child was left in a vehicle. Officer responded and located the vehicle owned who was counseled and abated from the area.

Extra traffic control: San Anselmo Avenue and Hazel Avenue. An officer conducted extra traffic enforcement in the area.

Disturbing the peace: Oak Springs Drive. 1:17 p.m. RP reported a verbal altercation between two parties. Officers responded and counseled the responsible.


Friday, July 13

Suspicious circumstances: Shaw Drive. 9:29 a.m. Caller reported a suspicious subject was in the area associated with what looked like an unmarked police car and asked the reporting person if he had seen any cops around. Officers responded and contacted the subject who denied speaking with anyone. The subject was advised of the complaint. No further action was taken.

Vehicle collision: Center Blvd. and Bridge Avenue. 7:12 p.m. Caller reported she rear ended a vehicle and when speaking with the other driver, he requested cash for the damage and did not want to exchange information. Reporting person thought it was suspicious and wanted the incident logged. Caller noted there were minor scratches to the other vehicle and no damages to her vehicle. Officer spoke with the RP and advice was provided.


Thursday, July 12

Vehicle collision: Broadmoor Avenue and Morningside Drive. 7:28 a.m. Caller reported a two vehicle collision. Officers responded and took a report. Medical also responded for a complaint of back pain.

Panhandling: Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 12:31 p.m. Caller reported a male subject was panhandling at the business. Officer contacted the subject who was abated from the area.

Hit-and-run: San Anselmo Police Department on San Anselmo Avenue. 2:17 p.m. Reporting person said a moving truck hit his vehicle and a neighbor witnessed the incident. Officer responded and a report was taken.

Remote-control helicopter: Indian Rock Court. 7:50 p.m. Caller reported someone was flying a gas powered, remote control helicopter in the area. Reporting person said the helicopter was loud, had camera on it and he was concerned that if it crashed it would start a fire. An officer checked the area and the device was not located.

Noise complaint: Fern Lane. 11:37 p.m. Caller reported there was loud music and loud conversation outside the noted resident. Officers responded and contacted a responsible who was advised of the complaint and agreed to keep it quiet.


Wednesday, July 11

Loud construction: Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 6:35 a.m. Caller reported there was loud construction noise in the area. Officer responded and contacted a responsible who was advised of the complaint.

Unlicensed driver: Center Blvd. 3:56 p.m. Pursuant to a traffic stop, a female subject was determined to be driving while unlicensed. Subject was cited and released.

Traffic signal problems: Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and Broadmoor Avenue. 8:27 p.m. Caller reported the traffic signals at the noted location were not changing properly and it was causing traffic congestion. The department of public works said a technician was en route to fix the lights.

Tuesday, July 10

Burglary: Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 7:09 a.m. Caller reported someone kicked in their door and broke a window over the weekend. Officer responded and took a report. No loss was found.

Jam attempt: Fern Lane. 8:50 a.m. Caller reported someone attempted to jam the front door lock and noticed it yesterday. Officer responded and determined there was no merit to any damage. A security check and advice was provided

Naked man in the creek: Center Blvd. and Bridge Avenue. 3:31 p.m. Caller reported a nude male was swimming in the creek. Officers responded and contacted him and found he was wearing a bathing suit. He was advised of the complaint and was abated from the area.

Petty theft: Spring Grove Avenue. 4:51 p.m. Caller reported someone took an extension cord and leaf blower from their carport. They requested documentation only at this time.


Monday, July 9

Suspicious circumstances: Red Hill Avenue. 1:21 p.m. Caller reported someone entered her storage unit by unknown means and took miscellaneous paperwork. It was determined she had contacted the police last night about the same incident and advice was given.

Burglary: 2:26 p.m. Caller reported a theft of jewelry from her home and no signs of forced entry were found. Officers responded and took a report.

Petty theft: 3:58 p.m. Caller reported a stolen bicycle. Officer met the reporting person and took a report.

Non-injury collision with DUI driver: Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 10:36 p.m. Caller reported he heard from other witnesses that a vehicle hit two parked vehicles and left the scene. A second reporting person stated he was stopped behind the vehicle and provided the plate; reporting person said he also witnessed the collision. Officers and fire officials responded and located the vehicle and driver. It was determined the collision occurred in San Anselmo. A male subject was determined to be driving under the influence. He was booked into Marin Co. Jail after being medically cleared. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

Sierra Salin July 17, 2012 at 05:53 PM
And what is indecent exposure? Are we really supposed to be ashamed of and hide our bodies? Europeans and many other cultures don't really care. Are our bodies indecent? In our culture sex is dirty, and wars are clean, and all that seems to matter are money and appearances. There is a big difference between being naked, and being sexual. Here's a news story about a guy in Portland who stripped and went through airport search/homeland insecurity, naked, and the newspaper stating how parents averted their children's eyes, etc. What a bunch of nonsense all the way around, oh horrors, and why should we care, really? There is a huge difference between someone exposing or flaunting and advertising themselves inappropriately, and swimming naked, or breastfeeding in public, etc. The guy in the creek was not even naked, and why should he have been "abated" to begin with. Being or swimming in the creek is not illegal. Apparently it is illegal to have a body or be a human being. Is everything in this world owned, and there are no commons anymore? http://jezebel.com/5903273/man-strips-down-at-airport-security-to-protest-the-tsa-getting-all-up-in-his-business A few years back there were apparently some "upset mothers" because of bare breasts on the art/mural wall by the Fairfax ballfield. Upset why, because their children may see them, and somehow figure out that they were bottle fed or what? Aside from getting sunburned, frostbit, or scratched up, why should we care, really?
Willa Cather July 18, 2012 at 03:54 PM
May I point out that while nudity is freeing for some, it is threatening to others. Some men use their penis as a weapon. I don't want to see a gun waved around in public space any more than I want to see a penis.
Finley Lacey August 10, 2012 at 07:24 PM
And many more men--and women--use their fists, elbows, knees, feet, teeth, and heads as weapons. We'd be wise to get those covered up and illegal, too!!! Seriously, Willa, if you see anyone waving either a penis or a gun around and feel threatened by that, I suggest you simply avert your eyes. And in the case of the gun, you might want to call the police. Sierra Salin is spot on in her comments. Get some therapy to work on those fears and inhibitions, Willa.
lindainfairfax January 01, 2013 at 06:35 PM
The guy had a bathing suit on and was "abated from the area"--that's what bothers me. Didn't he have a legal right to be there?
Barbara Nelson May 04, 2013 at 09:19 AM
I used to enjoy swimming in the creek, too. I say, go for it! Who is William Goetz?


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