The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 THEFT -- Two incidents of petty theft included a report of a stolen rear license plate at 10:45 a.m. on Alhambra Avenue that occurred a couple of days prior, and a theft of vehicle registration tabs reported at 1:25 p.m. on Ashwood Drive. THEFT FROM RESIDENCE -- A caller reported that a home on Arreba Street was burglarized between 9:20 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. and advised finding the front and back doors wide open. It was unknown what was taken. Also, on Costanza Drive, it was reported at 8:15 p.m. that someone had possibly entered a home through the garage door and stolen a safe. THEFT FROM AUTO -- It was reported at 7:53 p.m. that someone had broken into a locked vehicle on Center Avenue and stolen coins.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 28 VANDALISM -- On Willow Creek Lane, a caller reported at 6:31 a.m. that someone had entered a vehicle through an open window and broken the ignition. ASSAULT -- At 8:31 a.m., it was reported that a parent pushed a teacher at a school on Glacier Drive. There were no reported injuries. SHOTS FIRED -- A caller reported at 12:53 p.m. that a single shot had been fired at a school on E Street. STOLEN AUTO -- At 5:01 p.m., it was reported that a 2000 green Honda Civic in a parking lot on Alhambra Avenue was stolen. THEFT FROM RESIDENCE -- At 5:23 p.m., a caller reported that water heaters were stolen from a home under renovation on Scenic Avenue. CAR CRASH -- At 6:12 p.m., it was reported that a motorist had crashed into a pole at the corner of Appalachian Drive and Appalachian Way.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 POSSIBLE HAZARD -- It was reported at 2:18 p.m. that people were power washing a building on Court Street causing lead-based paint to run down the storm drain and out to the bay. AUTO ACCIDENT -- At around 4:18 p.m., a caller reported that a car ran a stop light at Old Orchard and Howe roads and struck a tree. The driver reportedly left the scene. RECOVERED CAR -- A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stolen property and a 19-year-old woman was cited on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance at 7:13 p.m. after a reported stolen vehicle was seen in a parking lot on Arnold Drive.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30 THREATS -- At 5:46 p.m., it was reported that someone had sprayed water on a Escondido Drive resident and threatened to shoot the victim's dogs.
MONDAY, OCT. 1 VANDALISM -- At 8:03 a.m., it was reported that someone had broken a window at a school on Court Street during the night. THEFT -- Approximately $200 worth of clothing was reported stolen at 2:05 p.m. from a laundry room at a complex on Fig Tree Lane. THREATS -- At 3:23 p.m., it was reported that a man had reportedly threatened another man with a crow bar at a business on Alhambra Avenue. STOLEN VEHICLE -- Two motorcycles were reported stolen at 8:06 p.m. from a locked garage on Arreba Street. SHOTS FIRED -- At around 10:15 p.m., two reports of shots being fired included one incident near Alhambra Way and Brookside Drive, and another near Estudillo Street and Shady Glen.
TUESDAY, OCT. 2 BRANDISHING -- It was reported at 11:06 a.m. in a parking lot on Arnold Drive that an individual pulled a knife on someone. ASSAULT -- At approximately 5 p.m. at a business on Main Street, a caller reported being verbally threatened and having a rock thrown at her by a woman with blue hair. THEFT FROM AUTO -- At 6:27 p.m., a caller reported that CDs and clothing were stolen from a vehicle on Muir Road. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE -- At an Alhambra Avenue business, a caller reported that around 7:40 p.m. two men who said they were drug enforcement agents pointed handguns at him and attempted to handcuff him. The caller fled and called police.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3 SHOTS FIRED -- A caller reported hearing shots fired around 8:15 a.m., originating near Midhill Road and Kittie Lane. GRAND THEFT -- On Muir Road, it was reported at 10:44 a.m. that a catalytic converter, valued at $2,800, was taken from a vehicle in a parking lot. STOLEN AUTO -- An attempted auto theft was reported at 3:24 p.m. in a parking lot on Center Avenue. THEFT -- The victim of a wallet snatching reported at 6:28 p.m. leaving her purse in the hallway of a school on F Street, and discovered her wallet missing when she returned. HIT-AND-RUN -- At 11:06 p.m., a hit-and-run was reported on Forsythia Way.