Possible Mountain Lion Sightings, Goats on the Loose and Cats Scared by Knocking

The San Anselmo police log for Nov. 3-8 includes a DUI arrest, multiple bike thefts and a juvenile arrested for a parole violation.


Thursday, Nov. 8

Suspicious circumstances: 12:20 a.m. Officer initiated activity at Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and Madrone Ave. Officers advised they found a bicycle lying on the ground.  Officer advised he had earlier observed a woman riding the bike. They checked the area for the woman but were unable to locate her.  Her identity was determined and contact made with her husband, who took custody of the bike.  He also stated he received a call from her at approx. 10:30 p.m. hrs, stating she had been drinking and was going to walk home.  UPDATE: Officer later located the woman looking for her bike. She was given a courtesy ride home.

Vehicle collision: 6:59 a.m. Suffield Ave. RP (reporting person) reported via cell 911 that a vehicle just struck a parked vehicle. Second 911 caller reported the female driver didn't appear injured, but there was air bag deployment. Contact made with the driver.  Determined there was no need for medical. Unable to locate the registered owner for the parked car, but insurance info was left with a neighbor. 

Petty theft: 9:06 p.m. Red Hill Ave. RP reported via 911 that her white bicycle was stolen from the unlocked laundry room between 8 and 9 p.m. Contact made. Area checked for the bike, unable to locate.

Suspicious circumstances: 9:09 p.m. Red Hill Avenue. RP reported that someone was knocking on her door and kept pressing her buzzer. RP is upset because her cats are scared by the knocking. Officer determined the responsible was the victim from the bicycle theft (refer log# 121108038), trying to contact possible witnesses.

Bicycle theft: 9:41 p.m. Red Hill Avenue. RP reported via the officer on the previous call (refer log# 121108038) that his blue bicycle was stolen between 6 and 9 p.m. Area checked, unable to locate.


Wednesday, Nov. 7

Moved signs: 5:21 p.m. Crooked Avenue. The Mitt Romney and Kay Coleman sign was moved. Officer contacted the RP who was unable to provide any suspect information. Incident number provided.

Screaming neighbor: 8:54 p.m. Tamalpais Avenue. RP reported his neighbor was coming out of her apartment screaming at him regarding his former roommate (who wasn't on scene). Officer contacted both subjects and determined the incident was a verbal only disturbance and the matter abated with both residents going inside for the night.


Tuesday, Nov. 6

Struck gas line: 9:45 a.m. Waverly Road. Workers struck a gas line at the location.  Handled by PG&E; fire department and police responded for assistance. 

Probation violation: 9:58 a.m. Greenfield Avenue. RP reported her juvenile daughter was in violation of her probation. Officers checked the residence and the juvenile was gone on arrival.

Possible mountain lion: 12:42 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and Sais Ave. RP reported a citizen told her she saw a mountain lion crossing Sais. Information was provided to Humane.

Juvenile problem: 2:54 p.m. Greenfield Avenue. RP reported she heard noises downstairs and believed it was her daughter who was not allowed at the residence.  Officers checked the area and the residence.  The daughter was not located.

Juvenile probation violation: 6:17 p.m. Greenfield Avenue. Officer arrested a juvenile for probation violation and transported her to Juvenile Hall.  A report was taken. Disposition: Arrest Made.

Dog in the road: 8:21 p.m. Red Hill Avenue and Ancho Vista Ave. RP reported she saw what appeared to be a small white dog in the roadway that was injured or deceased. Officer checked the area and did not locate any animals.


Monday, Nov 5

Possible mountain lion: 8:11 a.m. Oak Avenue. A citizen reported seeing a mountain lion in the area. RP was transferred to Humane.

Small fire: 8:58 a.m. Butterfield Rd. RP reported sometime over the weekend, a fire was against a building. Minimal damage was done and a small amount of burned material was found at the scene. FD also responded. A report was taken.

Public intoxication: 9:57 a.m. San Anselmo Avenue. A citizen reported a male subject was sitting on a bench yelling at passersby. The male subject was arrested for public intoxication and probation violation and was booked into Marin County Jail.


Sunday, Nov. 4 

Reckless driving: 12:16 a.m. Center Blvd. and Bridge Av. RP reported a vehicle was swerving at a high rate of speed and almost hit several other vehicles. Officer located and stopped the vehicle. The driver was not intoxicated and was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign. He was advised about his reckless driving.

DUI driver: 8:31 p.m. Tamalpais Avenue. Pursuant to a traffic stop, a subject was determined to be driving while under the influence. The vehicle was released to the subject’s girlfriend. The subject was arrested and booked at Marin County Jail.


Saturday, Nov. 3 

Intoxicated neighbor: 12:59 a.m. Grove Hill Av North. RP reported her neighbor was outside yelling and sounded intoxicated. Officers responded and made contact with the subject who had been drinking. She was advised of the complaint and sent inside for the night.

Goats on the loose: 9:35 a.m. Nokomis Avenue. RP reported two goats were running in the roadway. Humane was advised.

Stolen purse: 10:49 a.m. Ross Avenue. RP reported her purse was stolen from her unlocked vehicle. Officer contacted the RP and a report was taken. 

Near collision: 10:58 a.m. Bella Vista Avenue and Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP reported a near collision occurred earlier today at the crosswalk between she and a moving vehicle while she was in the crosswalk. The RP was contacted and advice given.

Juvenile problem: 10:11 p.m. Oak Knoll Avenue and Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP reported a group of juveniles were being loud in the street and one of them urinated - he was possibly intoxicated. The area was checked and the juveniles were not located.

Hit-and-run: 6:47 p.m. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. RP reported her vehicle was hit while parked in the parking lot and no information was left. Officer contacted the RP and found minor bumper damage and damage to a bicycle rack. There were no witnesses and none of the vehicles in the parking lot matched the description.


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