Suspected burglary in Inverness leads to two arrests – Marin Independent Journal


Two people were arrested in West Marin on Sunday morning after a reported burglary in Inverness.

The incident occurred around 9:15 a.m. when Marin County Sheriff’s Office deputies were alerted to a possible residential burglary. A resident, who was away from the property, said his neighbor alerted him that someone was taking items out of his house, according to Sgt. Brenton Schneider.

Deputies and a National Park Service ranger, as described by the neighbor, stopped a vehicle on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road near Highway 1.

Craig Mitchell Weaver, 34, of San Rafael, and Lia Watts, 37, of San Rafael, were found in the vehicle. Deputies searching the vehicle found items stolen from the Inverness residence, along with suspected drugs and paraphernalia.

“Through our investigation, we were able to determine that Weaver was not authorized to be at the residence and entered in an unknown manner,” Schneider said. He added that Weaver struggled with deputies and resisted arrest.

Weaver was incarcerated in the Marin County Jail on suspicion of burglary, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance, narcotics and substances requiring a prescription. Watts was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of a controlled substance.