Troublemaker Arrested 14 Times, Confined Inside Padded ‘Safety Cell’
SAN RAFAEL – A local troublemaker, 32-year-old Justin T. Tullos, is no stranger to handcuffs, mugshots, and jailhouse food. Tullos was locked up again on October 2 for his latest indiscretions—his 14th arrest incident.
This time, Tullos was taken into custody for making criminal threats, violation of probation, and an outstanding September 9 arrest warrant in Mendocino County for trespassing in a non-commercial building. He’s also charged with failure to appear after making a written promise.
In his latest encounter with law enforcement, Tullos was arrested by a San Rafael police officer, responding to a call from the Ritter Center, located at 16 Ritter Street, a community services center that helps prevent homelessness for low-income families and individuals.
A security guard told Tullos to leave Ritter House, where he’d been banned from entering due to previous aggressive and unruly behavior.
Rather than leaving the premises, Tullos yelled at staff and visitors—and allegedly threatened to kill them, according to what the security guard told the police officer. The situation purportedly escalated with Tullos threatening to stab the security guard in the neck, and throwing plastic chairs around in a courtyard.
Tullos was taken away to Marin County Jail, where deputies were advised of his uncooperative behavior, whereby Tullos was placed in a “safety cell” reserved for inmates who might harm themselves or someone else, which has padded walls and flooring, but no bed nor sheets.
Tullos remains in custody in lieu of for $52,500 bail, while awaiting a court hearing on November 3.
His previous arrests in Marin, Alameda, El Dorado, Mendocino, and San Francisco counties involved such charges as arson, assault, burglary, fighting, public intoxication, robbery, theft, and vandalism, among other indiscretions.