Novato woman pleads guilty to wire fraud in tax return scheme

Parnian Djafarzadeh, aka Parnian Clark, aka Saundra Djafarzadeh, 42, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to possessing stolen mail, filing a false claim and committing wire fraud in connection with a tax fraud scheme that ran from 2010 through 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Assault suspect dies in highway patrol chase

A suspect in a chase involving the California Highway Patrol died in a crash late Thursday afternoon in the unincorporated Marin County community of Greenbrae, a CHP spokesperson said. 

Credit card skimmer found at San Anselmo gas station

The illegal skimming device was found by a Marin County weights and measures inspector at the Gas & Shop gas station on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard earlier this December, county officials said.

San Rafael home seriously damaged in afternoon fire

Firefighters were called about 2:40 p.m. Sunday to 775 Estancia Way, where fire destroyed the master bedroom of the house and damaged the attic. The rest of the house suffered major smoke damage, said acting Chief Robert Sinnott