Sheriff's Calls

Monday, September 15

BOLINAS: At 1:43 a.m. a man supposedly told his wife he was having dark thoughts and wanted to hurt himself. 

INVERNESS: At 5:03 a.m. a woman said someone was on her porch: she’d seen the shadow and heard footsteps.

MUIR WOODS: At 9:34 a.m. a resident called to ramble about a neighbor’s block party scheduled for an upcoming Saturday.

DILLON BEACH: At 10:37 a.m. a landlord reported finding colored wafers and candy packaged in baggies among the debris left by a tenant who had abruptly moved out; the caller believed they were drug-related.

WOODACRE: At 2:17 p.m. a property manager asked for help evicting a penniless and hostile tenant, who later told the woman he would leave that day.

WOODACRE: At 4:54 p.m. a man was yelling at a woman, a neighbor reported.

OLEMA: At 8:29 p.m. an injured deer’s plight had stopped numerous vehicles, a passerby reported.

WOODACRE: At 8:44 p.m. someone observed a driver slumped down in his seat in a sedan parked on Castle Rock. Deputies found (sober) teenagers.

NICASIO: At 8:57 p.m. a mother said her son had been headed to her house from the city but never showed up; deputies said he was in county jail.

POINT REYES STATION: At 9:08 p.m. a resident reported the theft of a phone from a car and a homeless couple hanging out in the area.

WOODACRE: At 11:10 p.m. fireworks were reported.


Tuesday, September 16

FOREST KNOLLS: At 6:16 a.m. someone wished to talk about someone else who had been in the area lately.

OLEMA: At 8:34 a.m. someone leaving work at Turtle Island Restoration Network noticed his tires begin to go flat; upon inspecting he found about 15 screws in one tire. He believed they were deliberately placed.

BOLINAS: At 8:57 a.m. someone asked about getting a car towed.

STINSON BEACH: At 9:45 a.m. the attorney of a Seadrift resident called about a neighbor dispute, saying a contractor was on the scene to tear down a fence.

BOLINAS: At 5:07 p.m. the parent of a 4-year-old said a woman dressed in sandals and a camouflage vest was scaring the child with “devil talk and profanities.”

LAGUNITAS: At 6:07 p.m. a resident said both his or her car and his or her landlord’s car each had four flat tires. The caller suspected an old friend.

MUIR BEACH: At 6:56 p.m. someone reported a break-in on Seacape, with the suspect smashing a bathroom door (getting cut in the process), ransacking the place and leaving with several hundred dollars worth of costume jewelry. 

OLEMA: At 7:32 p.m. a black steer was in the road.

BOLINAS: At 9:08 p.m. a woman saw a person with a flashlight in her Horseshoe Hill garden.

BOLINAS: At 10:09 p.m. a man was walking down Brighton, yelling “Stop following me!” He’d done the same thing the other day, the caller said.


Wednesday, September 17

SAMUEL P. TAYLOR: At 10:05 a.m. deputies found raccoons stuck in a recycling bin, and called the Humane Society.

MUIR WOODS: At 10:33 a.m. a woman who had lost her iPad the day before said the device was tracking to her neighbor’s house, which was vacant. She later tracked it to her own house.

BOLINAS: At 2:11 p.m. a man called again about his uncle.

SEASHORE: At 4:03 p.m. an adolescent cut her head deeply while on a field trip. 

FOREST KNOLLS: At 6:07 p.m. a woman said her son was visiting a drug house without permission; she was now standing outside it.

FOREST KNOLLS: At 8:45 p.m. a neighbor saw a flashlight shining into a vacant house.

WOODACRE: At 9:14 p.m. someone complained about an RV.


Thursday, September 18

CHILENO VALLEY: At 6:33 a.m. someone drove off the road.

BOLINAS: At 10:14 a.m. a power pole was smoldering on the mesa.

MUIR WOODS: At 5:04 p.m. a doctor, unable to reach a patient whose son was restricting her diet, asked deputies to check on the woman. (She told deputies she was fine.)

INVERNESS: At 5:56 p.m. smoke was pouring out the windows of a Pine Hill house.

SAN GERONIMO: At 9:16 p.m. a woman with a flat tire and no spare asked for a ride.


Friday, September 19

MUIR WOODS: At 1:05 a.m. a neighbor complained about loud music and talking a few doors down from the Alpine Club.

BOLINAS: At 1:35 a.m. the bar reported a man swinging a sword in the street. 

MUIR WOODS: At 5:54 a.m. someone was heard in someone else’s garage.

SAN GERONIMO: At 11:14 a.m. a man stopped while en route to the house of another man who had been threatening his life, awaiting deputies’ advice.

LAGUNITAS: At 12:41 p.m. a motorist complained about a county road worker who was talking on a cell phone in the middle of the street, blocking traffic.

WOODACRE: At 12:45 p.m. a resident complained again about a Pace Arrow RV.

POINT REYES STATION: At 12:53 p.m. a Jeep was speeding through town.

MOUNT TAM: At 3:43 p.m. police reported an attack on the Stagecoach.

BOLINAS: At 4:51 p.m. someone reported that Ricky Green, dressed in a velvet hat with tassels, and several other “shaggy-looking” “hippies” were drinking and walking toward the wharf; deputies dismissed the complaint, saying the man was just “unpopular with locals.”

OLEMA: At 9:16 p.m. a car was pulled from a ditch.

STINSON BEACH: At 10:03 p.m. fireworks were sounding on the beach.

WOODACRE: At 11:03 p.m. a man said he was not sure what he had heard, but no one else had heard it. Deputies admonished him.


Saturday, September 20

HICKS VALLEY: At 1:56 a.m. a 25-year-old man lost after taking a detour due to the closure of Highway 37 was having a panic attack at the end of Novato Boulevard. Firemen calmed him and showed him the way home.

POINT REYES STATION: At 2:40 a.m. deputies followed up on an anonymous complaint of cars parked for two years on Fifth Street.

FOREST KNOLLS: At 8:03 a.m. a resident heard a gunshot; another thought it was a car backfiring.

MUIR BEACH: At 9:17 a.m. a bicyclist was injured in the road, someone said.

POINT REYES STATION: At 11:06 a.m. a sign was reported stolen.

FOREST KNOLLS: At 12:01 p.m. a woman reported the theft of her cell phone; deputies later arrested the thief.

FOREST KNOLLS: At 12:40 p.m. a resident reported an ongoing problem with a neighbor making excessive noise with his engines; another neighbor was now outside arguing with him about it.

POINT REYES STATION: At 4:23 p.m. a wallet was found.

STINSON BEACH: At 5:59 p.m. someone said people had come into Seadrift saying they were staying at a certain house, but the owner of said house had told the caller that no one was supposed to be staying there.

STINSON BEACH: At 6:59 p.m. novelist Danielle Steel called from New York “very upset with security” in Seadrift and asking that deputies do a walk-through of her house.

BOLINAS: At 7:56 p.m. someone reported a fire in a fire pit on the beach, and eight people around it.

TOMALES: At 10:02 p.m. an angry neighbor reported a lot of screaming and yelling outside the bar.


Sunday, September 21

BOLINAS: At 1 a.m. someone saw a woman screaming and yelling and unable to sit still on Wharf.

TOMALES: At 7:14 a.m. a rancher found a Fort Bragg man in a pasture who appeared confused and said he did not know how he got there. Nor was there a vehicle around.

CHILENO VALLEY: At 8:53 a.m. a rancher reported six deer hunters who were refusing to leave the property.

MOUNT TAM: At 11:13 a.m. a 12-year-old girl said her mother had called from a hike to say she was dizzy and dehydrated; the woman was later taken to the Parkside to recover.

STINSON BEACH: At 11:54 a.m. a woman reported a domestic altercation. (Deputies noted she suffers from “severe psychiatric issues from the war.”)

MUIR WOODS: At 12:58 p.m. a Prius had driven partway off the road.

CHILENO VALLEY: At 5:28 p.m. a passerby reported a backpacker walking down the road with a large, distressed dog who had collapsed while the caller drove past.

TOMALES: At 7:04 p.m. a property owner reported an unfamiliar motorcycle parked by a gate leading to a field.

INVERNESS: At 7:06 p.m. a woman reported hearing her dog bark, then exiting her bathroom wearing only a towel and seeing a heavyset man walking around outside.

SAN GERONIMO: At 10:13 p.m. someone heard loud rummaging near where road construction was underway.