Deputies throughout the night responded to a variety of calls for service called in by members of our community. In between those calls for service, we proactively patrol your neighborhoods looking for anything out of the ordinary. Deputies handled 29 calls for service, performed 17 vehicle stops and 9 suspicious vehicle investigations. Below is a synopsis of some of our events throughout the night:
Deputies, assisted by the Mill Valley Police Department and Tiburon Police Department, responded to a possible armed robbery at the Safeway in Strawberry. The suspect produced a note saying he had a gun and wanted prescription medication. When the clerk did not provide the suspect with the medication he fled the store. The suspect was not located, but the investigation is continuing.
Deputies assisted the Central Marin Police Department with a possible armed robbery at a Walgreens. The suspect in this case produced a note and then jumped the counter of the pharmacy stealing multiple items. The suspect in this case appeared the be the suspect from our earlier robbery. An area search was completed with no suspect being located. This investigation is on-going by the Central Marin Police Authority.
Deputies, along with multiple Fire Departments, one of our Open Space Deputies and the Novato Police Department responded to the area of north Novato for a reported vegetation fire. Multiple callers reported seeing flames on the hill. The fire was quickly knocked down by Novato Fire Department. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A Deputy performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for vehicle code violations. During the course of the investigation the Deputy located suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle. The driver was cited and the methamphetamine was seized as evidence.
Deputies responded to assist the California Highway Patrol with a vehicle accident in Novato where two occupants of the accident fled the scene. A Deputy located two subjects walking in the area of Target in Novato a short time later. They claimed they were just getting out of a movie nearby…. at 1AM. CHP later arrested one of the subjects for DUI after he admitted to driving the crashed vehicle and blew more than double the legal limit. It was determined they were coming from a warriors watch party….as you can see from the photo.
Our dispatchers are the best, as they kept busy with law and fire while you were asleep.