The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:
THURSDAY, OCT. 18 VANDALISM -- At 1:25 p.m., it was reported that a seat in an unlocked vehicle on Muir Road was removed.
FRIDAY, OCT. 19 PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 8:23 a.m. that a rear license plate was stolen from a vehicle on Virginia Hills Drive. BURGLARY -- A caller reported at 9:44 a.m. that a petty cash box and file cabinets were damaged at a business on Alhambra Way. A window was broken in order to gain entry. VANDALISM -- It was reported at 10:44 a.m. that property at the Martinez reservoir was damaged on Pacheco Boulevard. GRAND THEFT -- A caller on Yale Street reported that a laptop was stolen from a residence at 12:09 p.m. VEHICLE THEFT -- It was reported at 12:41 p.m. that a vehicle was stolen from Escobar Street. FRAUD -- A caller on Arnold Drive reported at 2:18 p.m. that a bank card was fraudulently used. VEHICLE THEFT -- It was reported at 3:34 p.m. that a vehicle was stolen from a parking lot on Morello Avenue. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 3:52 p.m. that a shoplifter was in custody at a business on Arnold Drive. VANDALISM -- On Alhambra Avenue, a caller reported at 5:50 p.m. that a vehicle was vandalized. PETTY THEFT -- Propane tanks were reported stolen at 9:44 p.m. at a business on Alhambra Avenue.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20 PETTY THEFT -- A caller reported that license plates of a vehicle on Via Cordova Lane were replaced with two different ones. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 8:47 a.m. on Jones Street. ROBBERY -- A caller reported at 2:50 p.m. that a woman in a wheelchair was robbed of a wallet on Marina Vista. VEHICLE THEFT -- At Ferry and Escobar streets, a vehicle was reported stolen at 4:13 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCT. 21 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE -- A caller on Estudillo Street reported at 11:12 a.m. that the backyard of the residence was damaged. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 3:27 p.m. at a parking lot on Arnold Drive. HIT-AND-RUN -- On Escobar Street at 3:27 p.m., a hit-and-run was reported.
MONDAY, OCT. 22 PETTY THEFT -- At 10:15 a.m., the rear license plate of a vehicle on Arnold Drive was replaced with a different one. FORGERY -- A caller on Black Rock Place reported at 10:55 a.m. that a caregiver fraudulently wrote checks to herself amounting to $3,200. PETTY THEFT -- At 2:09 p.m., a caller on Village Oaks Drive reported the theft of bank statements and a credit card, and the credit card was fraudulently used. HIT-AND-RUN -- At 4:26 p.m., a hit-and-run was reported at a business on Center Avenue. PETTY THEFT -- A coin machine was reported stolen from a business on Muir Road at 7:32 p.m. ROBBERY -- At D Street and Alhambra Avenue, a caller reported at 8:42 p.m. being robbed at gunpoint of medical marijuana. The caller advised he was to meet for the transaction but was robbed by people in a vehicle, and noted they had four guns, including a 20-gauge shotgun.
TUESDAY, OCT. 23 BURGLARY -- At 8:26 a.m., a caller on Corte Segunda reported being told that someone attempted to break into the residence. T window by the front door was open and it appeared that someone tried to pry the door open. It was unknown if entry was gained. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 11:54 a.m. that a screen was removed from a window of a vacant residence on Roanoke Drive, but and nothing was taken. PETTY THEFT -- The rear license plate of a vehicle on Arana Drive was reported stolen at 3:29 p.m. FRAUD -- A caller reported at 3:30 p.m. that a counterfeit check for $916.45 was cashed at a business on Arnold Drive. PETTY THEFT -- At 6:11 p.m., it was reported that a purse was stolen at a business on Arnold Drive. FRAUD -- A caller from Forsythia Way reported at 8:07 p.m. the unauthorized use of personal identification information.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24 PETTY THEFT -- At 5:15 p.m., a caller on Linton Terrace reported seeing a man stealing a package from the porch of a residence and driving off in a vehicle. HIT-AND-RUN -- At 5:21 p.m., a hit-and-run was reported in a parking lot on Arnold Drive. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 9:24 p.m. that a residence on Eagle Nest Drive was burglarized and a vehicle was stolen.