Alleged Stalker Arrested, Firearms Confiscated, Bond Set at $300,000

Alleged Stalker Arrested, Firearms Confiscated, Bond Set at $300,000
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SAN RAFAEL — A man who allegedly stalked and harassed a woman was arrested last week. Bond was set at $300,000 for Jason C. Carpenter, 46, of Benicia, to be released from police custody.

San Rafael detectives and investigators from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office searched Carpenter’s residence. They found and confiscated four firearms and ammunition. Carpenter was taken into custody on April 11 at 4:33 p.m.

The suspect had a brief dating relationship with the victim. Carpenter was booked on open charges at Marin County Jail for stalking PC 646.9(A). He is scheduled to appear at a preliminary court hearing on April 27.

Carpenter who is unemployed is implicated in several stalking incidents involving the same woman. It started with letters and items being left at her front door in San Rafael. The victim felt increasingly threatened as the suspect’s stalking behavior escalated.

On one occasion, her door lock was vandalized with glue rendering it inoperable. Documents were stolen from her vehicle, which Carpenter later claimed she had left at his residence. Photographs of the missing documents were sent to her. She felt particularly threatened when the suspect told her he had a gun.

The suspect also pretended to be an anonymous caller and reported drug activity at the victim’s residence. San Rafael police said in a prepared statement “Carpenter tried to use the fake (report) in a further attempt to use officers to harass and intimidate.”

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