Police in Novato arrested a man for allegedly stealing a pickup truck Sunday morning. Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at the Shell gas station, at 1390 S. Novato Blvd., at about 9 a.m., police said. The victim had told police he left the keys to his Ford pickup truck inside it when he went into the store, according to police. When the victim exited the store, the truck was gone, and a customer had told the victim the truck had been taken and let him know which way it went, police said. Officers in the area found the truck on southbound U.S. Highway 101 and stopped it just north of the Ignacio Boulevard off-ramp, police said. Dale Curtis Gaines, 56, of Mill Valley, was subsequently arrested for auto theft and was booked into the Marin County Jail.
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