In the early hours of Wednesday morning, officers of the Novato Police Department finally tracked down the suspect in a domestic violence incident that took place nine days earlier, according to an NPD press release issued by Sergeant Jenner.
NPD officers first responded to the call of domestic battery on February 24 in an unspecified location in Novato. The victim was injured and reported being threatened. The suspect in the incident was named as Anker Aardalen, a 41-year-old resident of Novato.
After a thorough investigation, officers ultimately tracked Aardalen down to a Novato residence he was using as a hideout. Officer Carroll and colleagues arrived at the home, located on Center Road, around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning to take Aardalen into custody. Though he resisted arrest, he and the involved officers remained free of injuries.
Aardalen’s attitude towards law enforcement is perhaps best understood by a post he made on Facebook in June of 2011, commenting on a crime story. “atta boy scotty.and f— the novato pd.marin county sheriff task force ,and the marin county prosecuting da’s. And all the confidential informants droppin dimes cause u cant do the time”
Officers ultimately arrested Aardalen and booked him at Marin County Jail on charges of domestic battery, violation of a restraining order, criminal threats, intimidating a victim, and resisting arrest, along with charges stemming from a separate outstanding warrant.