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Police reports: No recent domestic violence calls to Coronado mansion

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CORONADO, Calif. (CBS 8) -- Coronado police reports show no domestic violence calls over the past three years at the Spreckels mansion. Arizona millionaire Jonah Shacknai, 54, owns the home, where two fatal incidents occurred earlier this month.

Police dispatch logs released to News 8 show officers where called to the home a total of four times between July 10, 2008 and July 10, 2011, resulting in two crime reports being taken.

Some calls to the home were either false alarms or not related to the mansion itself, according to Coronado Police Commander Michael Lawton.

For example, two separate alarm calls dispatched on Jan. 4, 2011 and Aug. 18, 2008 turned out to be false alarms with no crime reports taken, the records show.

A citation given to a vehicle for a registration violation on Nov. 16, 2010 was initiated by a traffic stop in front of the home, Commander Lawton told News 8.

That leaves just two incidents that resulted in actual crime reports: 1) a second-degree burglary report taken Sept. 24, 2008; and 2) an automobile vandalism report taken July 24, 2008, according to the dispatch logs.

Recent media reports claiming a higher number of police calls to the mansion apparently did not account for double entries in the logs, where the incident dispatch and the crime report taken on the same date were listed as separate line items, Lawton said.

Max Shacknai, the 6-year-old son of Jonah Shacknai, died following a fall off the stairway at the Spreckels mansion July 11.

Two days later, Shacknai's 32-year-old girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau, was found dead and hanging nude from a second story balcony at the oceanfront home.

The cause of death in both incidents has not been released, pending toxicology and forensic testing.

Police have said Zahau's death could be either homicide or suicide, while Max Shacknai's death appears to be a tragic accident.

The boy's mother, Dina Shacknai – the ex-wife of Jonah Shacknai – lives a short distance away on G Avenue in Coronado.

Police dispatch logs show a total of five calls to Ms. Shacknai's home since July 10, 2008, none of which resulted in crime reports being written. The calls include two false alarms, two noise complaints, and one suspicious vehicle call.

News 8's review of the Coronado police dispatch logs showed a total of 9 calls over the past three years for both homes combined, including four false alarms.

The police calls are summarized chronologically in the table below (which does not include the 2010 traffic stop in front of the mansion).

Date

Address

Dispatched as:

Crime report taken as:

07/24/08

1043 Ocean Ave

Vandalism

Malicious Mischief/Vandalism
Tamper with auto

08/18/08

1043 Ocean Ave

Robbery alarm

None

09/24/08

1043 Ocean Ave

Petty theft  <  $400

Burglary / Second degree

11/27/09

1124 G Ave

Undetermined alarm type
Suspicious circumstances

None

06/29/10

1124 G Ave

Suspicious vehicle

None

08/09/10

1124 G Ave

Disturbing peace noise only

None

12/13/10

1124 G Ave

Burglary alarm

None

01/04/11

1043 Ocean Ave

Burglary alarm

None

07/03/11

1124 G Ave

Disturbing peace noise only

None

* Nov. 16, 2010 traffic violation in front of Spreckels mansion not included.  Driver was cited for violation of rear license plate tabs.

 

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