By Nikki Silverstein
Hero: A good neighbor helped police snag a suspect in a San Rafael robbery. The hooligan grabbed the victim from behind and forcibly removed the man’s watch from his wrist. Our alert hero read a social media post about his neighbor’s mugging in the Dominican area and realized that he may have the key to the thug’s identity, as he had witnessed a gold-colored Kia driving erratically near the scene of the crime. Better yet, he had written down the license plate number—just in case. The San Rafael police determined that the Kia, a rental car, had been rented by a parolee from Oakland. GPS coordinates placed the vehicle on I-5 in Kern County. Busted. The suspect was nabbed, arrested and returned to Marin.
Zero: A child, Justin Kai, was elected to the Marinwood Community Services District board and serves as president. Another youth, Marinwood resident Stephen Nestel, lost his bid for a board seat last year. The two kids now feud with each other at district meetings. Stephen doesn’t follow the rules of order and becomes disruptive. Justin pulls power plays and calls the Marin County Sheriff to fight his battles. Last month, the prez stopped the proceedings and requested that sheriff’s deputies remove the troublemaker. This might amuse us, except these badly behaved boys, chronologically, are adults. We suggest that Stephen shut his mouth when his turn to speak ends and that Justin stop wasting the cops’ time. As Prince said, “Act your age, not your shoe size.”