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Novato Police, CA
Monday March 12th, 2018 :: 01:03 p.m. PDT


Update: Shelter in Place Lifted

Update: 12:45 PM- SWAT Tactical teams have concluded their search of the area. We located and arrested one suspect during the search. There are four outstanding suspects, who are described as black male adults dressed in dark clothing. We believe the suspects are no longer in our perimeter and may have left the area. We are working other leads in conjunction with Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office to locate the additional suspects. We have lifted the shelter in place order for Wood Hollow Drive and neighboring streets. We encourage the public to continue to  contact us with any information about this investigation. We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. The safety of our community is our top priority.

Update:10:31 AM- We have tactical teams from Novato/San Rafael Regional SWAT and the Sonoma Couny Sheriff's Office SWAT  searching and clearing yards and residences in the Wood Hollow area. Please continue to shelter in place if you live in the Wood Hollow neighborhood and report anything suspicious to our dispatch center by calling 911. We appreciate your patience in this process. 

Media Infomation: There is a staging area for the media at the SMART train station at 7700 Redwood Blvd. Press Information Officers from Novato PD and Sonoma SO are on-scene. 
Update 9:18 AM- Thank you for your patience as we continue our search for suspects in the Fireman's Fund/Wood Hollow neighborhood. This is a large geographical area and we would like to be a thorough as possible to ensure the safety of our community. We have not ordered any lockdowns of schools or any additional businesses. Please continue to shelter in place (remaining inside with your doors and windows locked) if you are in the Wood Hollow neighborhood. We will continue to provide updates as information is available. Please call 911 if you observe anything suspicious near your home.
Update: 7:20 AM - We are asking residents in the area of Wood Hollow Drive to shelter in place until further notice. Suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Please call 911 if you observe anything suspicious near your home. Please be advised that the Novato Police Department, Petaluma Police Department and Sonoma County Sheriff's Office personnel are currently conducting a search of the area. We will provide updates as information becomes available. ********************************************************************************The Novato Police Department is currently assisting the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department with a pursuit of robbery suspects that ended in Novato. The suspects have fled in the area of the Fireman's Fund Campus at 777 San Marin Drive. The areas of Redwood Blvd at Wood Hollow Drive, San Marin Drive at West Campus Drive and East Campus Drive may be affected. There will be limited access to this area until further notice. Please avoid this area due to police activity. The Sonoma County Sheriff's Department helicopter is assisting with this investigation. 

Novato Police, CA
909 Machin Ave
Novato, CA 94945

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 415-897-4361

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