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NOVATO – The Novato Police Department (NPD) recently issued a community bulletin about the arrest of a man reported for erratic behavior.
On Sunday, March 13th, shortly after 1:15pm, NPD Officers responded to a report of a man running into traffic and causing a disturbance in the vicinity of San Marin Drive and Simmons Lane.
When Officers arrived on scene, the man refused to follow their directions and suddenly ran out into traffic again.
He was simultaneously yelling threats about harming his family. When officers attempted to move the man out of oncoming traffic, he resisted.
At one point, the man was discovered to have been holding a box cutter, at which point a TASER was deployed.
He was brought to the ground but he continued to struggle.
A concerned citizen stopped his vehicle and aided the officers with putting the man into handcuffs. Additional officers and Novato Fire Protection District personnel arrived and assisted in putting the man in maximum restraints to avoid further injury to himself and others.
The man was identified as 27-year-old Mark Elloway of Concord.
He was arrested for suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, resisting a peace officer, and battery on a peace officer.
Novato Fire paramedics transported Elloway to the Novato Community Hospital for medical clearance prior to his later booking at the Marin County Jail.
Two NPD Officers were injured during the incident and also received medical attention and Novato Community Hospital. Both Officers were released from the hospital with minor injuries.
The NPD expressed its appreciation to the reporting party and the concerned citizen who assisted the Officers.