A 32-year-old Santa Rosa man was arrested Sunday as a suspect in a burglary from the historic in San Anselmo, said.
Witnesses told police officers that they saw a man inside the town-owned house at 200 Crescent Drive, which was closed to the public at the time. The man was said to have fled the area at about 10:13 a.m., according to Cpl. Sethi Jervan. Witnesses then noticed a pair of french doors with glass broken on the second story, side entrance to the building.
With a suspect description in hand, officers searched the area and at 11:40 a.m. came across a possible match near the intersection of San Anselmo Avenue and Bridge Street.
Nathan Daniel Eaton, 32, was questioned and arrested on suspicion of burglary. He was found to be in possession of narcotics, steroids and drug paraphernalia. Eaton, who gave his occupation as a plumber, was booked at Marin County Jail at 12:36 p.m. facing four felony charges and one misdemeanor.
The Robson-Harrington House, considered a town treasure, was built in 1906 by a lumber magnate and later purchased and expanded by the Robson family. The home, surrounded by organic gardens, sits on the slope of a hill with views of Mount Tamalpais and Bald Hill in one direction and Red Hill in the other. Its ownership was transferred to the town in 1968.
The upper floor is rented out for office space, and the lower floor is used for an afterschool childcare program, as well as classes, programs and occasional events.
San Anselmo Town Manager Debbie Stutsman .
According to Stutsman:
There is a small studio apartment in the house that is rented out to a caretaker at a reduced rent ($800 per month) in exchange for caretaker duties. The studio is 450 square feet and consists of a large kitchen, bath and bedroom. No pets are allowed in the studio and no smoking is allowed. No exceptions to the “no smoking – no pets” rule.