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Kenneth John Chiarenza Novato man arrested for alleged drugs and weapon

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Police said a Novato man was arrested Sunday night after he was walking around under the influence of drugs and in possession of a dagger. Kenneth John Chiarenza, 41, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and possession of a concealed dagger.

Police said Chiarenza was walking on Grant Avenue around 11:20 p.m. when an officer stopped him and attempted evaluate him for being under the influence of drugs. Police said Chiarenza fled on food and tried to get rid of a fixed-blade knife and a methamphetamine pipe. Police said officers detained Chiarenza, recovered the discarded items and found an Oxycontin pill in his possession.

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