Police Log: A Daughter in Tears on Her Bike and Ducklings in the Road

The San Anselmo police log for June 24-30 includes a woman who sent a man to the hospital after striking him in the head with a ceramic cup.


Saturday, June 30 

Dog in vehicle: Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 12:15 p.m. Caller reported a dog was left in a vehicle.  Officer located the vehicle with two dogs inside that weren’t in distress. The windows were rolled down for them.

Crying daughter: Ross Avenue. 12:18 p.m. Caller reported hearing a young juvenile crying for an extended period of time. Officer responded and located a father and daughter who were on a bike ride. The daughter was tired, and was crying.

Vehicles parked on sidewalk: Crescent Road. 1:06 p.m. Caller reported two vehicles were parked on the sidewalk. Officer checked the area but they were gone on arrival.

Wire down: Spring Grove Avenue. 1:52 p.m. Caller reported a wire hanging 1 and 1/2' off the ground. Officer responded and determined it was a telephone line. The line was cut and removed from the roadway as a hazard. AT&T was notified for repair.

Noise complaint: Carlson Court. 10:24 p.m. Caller reported loud music coming from a residence. Officers located the party and had the responsible turn the music down.


Friday, June 29 

Traffic signal woes: Red Hill Avenue and Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 11:36 a.m. Citizen advised that the traffic light was malfunctioning. An officer responded and found the signal appeared to be abnormally long, but was functioning normally.

Assault with a deadly weapon: Center Blvd. 12:53 p.m. Caller reported a female subject threw a ceramic cup at a male subject and it struck him in the head. Officers and medical responded.  The male subject was transported to MGH for treatment. Officer took a report of the incident and it would be forwarded to the DA's office for review.

Suspicious person: San Anselmo Avenue. 5:42 p.m. Caller reported a suspicious subject was in the area and the properties were vacant. Officers responded and contacted the subject. The situation checked out OK and the subject was moved along.

Suspicious circumstances: Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 10:33 p.m. Caller reported two male subjects were in the area and appeared to be involved in suspicious activity. Officers responded and contacted the subjects and determined they were waiting for a friend. The subjects gave officers consent to search the vehicle, and nothing suspicious was located and subjects were moved along.

Suspicious circumstances: Sunnyhills Drive. 11:51 p.m. Caller reported a subject was outside of her residence and had been tampering with a window screen and shining a flashlight into her residence. Officers responded and checked the area. The subject was not located and contact was made with the reporting person.


Thursday, June 28

Burglary: Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 6:35 a.m. Caller reported she received a call from a maintenance worker advising a window was smashed and the front door was open to the business. The owner and the officers responded.

Burglary: San Francisco Blvd. 11:04 a.m. Caller reported his son’s laptop was stolen from the residence. An officer responded and found no signs of forced entry.

Possible DUI: Center Blvd. and San Anselmo Avenue. 2:07 p.m. An anonymous caller reported a possible reckless or DUI driver in the area. The driver was unable to maintain lanes and ran a stop sign. Officers checked the area and the vehicle was not located.

Petty theft: Woodside Court. 4:03 p.m. Caller reported his credit card was stolen from his unlocked vehicle on June 27 and his bank advised the card had been used. Officer responded and a report was taken.

Criminal threats: Suffield Avenue. 4:19 p.m. Caller reported he received threatening statements from an unknown subject through an online website. Officer contacted the reporting person and advice was provided. 

Suspicious circumstances: Aspen Court. 10:41 p.m. Caller reported she heard a loud explosion in the area and it was possible that it was fireworks. Officer responded and checked the area.  Nothing suspicious was located.


Wednesday, June 27 

Vehicle collision: Park Drive and Calumet Avenue. 4:12 p.m. Caller reported a vehicle drove into the bushes at her neighbor's residence. An officer responded and a report was taken.

Animal locked in vehicle: Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 4:12 p.m. Caller reported a dog was locked in a vehicle with its windows up. Officers and humane responded. The responsible individual was cited by humane.

Disturbing the peace: Library Place and Magnolia Avenue.10:09 p.m. Caller reported a heated verbal altercation between two male subjects. Officers responded and contacted one of the subjects. The altercation was determined to be verbal only between a motorist and a pedestrian over a parking space.

Fire assist: Entrata Avenue. 10:46 p.m. Several 911 calls were received reporting a fire to possibly a garage and flames were seen. Officers and fire officials responded.  The . Traffic control was provided and a few residences were temporarily evacuated until the fire was extinguished.


Tuesday, June 26 

DUI: San Francisco Blvd. and Alderney Road. 1:46 a.m. During a traffic stop, officer determined a man was driving while under the influence. He was arrested and booked in Marin County Jail. The vehicle was left legally parked and locked at the scene. 

Ducklings in the road: Floribel Avenue and Scenic Avenue. 8:31 a.m. A citizen reported a female duck and her ducklings were walking in the roadway. Humane was advised and would check the area.

Assault/battery: Morningside Drive. 9:20 a.m. Officers responded and took an assault/battery report.

Disturbing the peace: San Anselmo Avenue. 10:02 p.m. Officers responded to a family disturbance and mediated the situation.

Barking dog: Sunnyhills Drive. 5:46 p.m. An anonymous citizen reported a dog barking all day.  The officer made contact with the dog's owner and advised them of the complaint.

Dog bites dog: Shaw Drive. 7:32 p.m. Caller reported a small aggressive dog bit another dog and went after him. Reporting person confronted the owner who refused to remove her dog from the park. Caller doesn't own the dog that was bitten. Officer made contact with the reporting person at the park who advised both dog owners had already left the area.

Suspicious circumstances: San Francisco Blvd. 8:18 p.m. Caller reported he received second-hand information that there were people in front of his house. He wasn’t home and requested the PD check the area. He also noted his bicycle was taken a few weeks ago and wasn't sure if it was related. Area was checked and no one was at the residence.


Monday, June 25

DUI: Fourth Street and Santa Margarita Drive. 4:26 a.m. During a traffic stop, officer determined a man was driving under the influence.  He was arrested and booked at the Marin County Jail without incident. His vehicle was left legally parked and locked at the scene per his request. 

Parking violation: Brookside Drive. 5:24 a.m. Anonymous caller reported a vehicle was parked facing the wrong way and was across from another vehicle. Caller couldn't get by in his pick-up and stated a fire engine wouldn't be able to pass at all.

Vehicle collision: Bridge Avenue and Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 4:46 p.m. Several callers reported a vehicle vs. a semi-truck. Officers and medical responded. Some drivers were taken to the hospital for further evaluation and a report was taken. 

Sleeper: Camino De Herrera. 8:52 p.m. Caller reported he saw at least two subjects sleeping in sleeping bags in the area. Officers responded and located two juveniles who were having a picnic. They were abated from the area.


Sunday, June 24

Letters left on vehicles: Greenfield Avenue. 11:34 a.m. Caller reported someone left a suspicious four-page letter on their vehicle. Caller also noted the same letter was placed on other vehicles along the street. Officer obtained the letter, and after reading it, there found there was no merit as the letter was vague.

More on the letters: Myrtle Avenue. 7:02 p.m. Caller reported he located a letter in a driveway on Myrtle that was asking for money and sounded as if they might attempt to harm themselves if they don't receive monetary help. It appeared several copies were placed all over this neighborhood.  Officer contacted the reporting person and provided advice. 

Suspicious vehicle: Yolanda Drive. 7:32 p.m. Caller reported he saw a subject driving in a damaged vehicle on Yolanda. The subject parked and stumbled out of the vehicle and entered a residence.  Caller advised they also saw a white van in the area that could have been a victim vehicle of a hit-and-run. Officer checked the area but found the suspected vehicle was no longer there. The white van was also located, but had old damage. 


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