The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:
THURSDAY, NOV. 29 PETTY THEFT -- At 4:56 p.m., a man was seen stealing a basketful of groceries at a business on Alhambra Avenue and was escorted out of the store. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 4:59 p.m. that a bicycle was stolen from the backyard of a residence on Arlington Way. PETTY THEFT -- A caller reported at 5:44 p.m. that a purse was taken from an unlocked vehicle on Castro Street. PETTY THEFT -- At 7:24 a.m. a 43-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at an Arnold Drive business.
FRIDAY, NOV. 30 BURGLARY -- At 12:19 a.m., a caller reported that a vehicle on J Street had been burglarized 15 days previously. DUI -- A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence at 1:42 a.m. at Shell Avenue and Pacheco Boulevard. FRAUD -- A caller reported at 9:34 a.m. a fraudulent charge of $242.58 on an ATM card. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 12:22 p.m. that a 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stealing merchandise at a business on Alhambra Avenue. PETTY THEFT -- A caller on Teakwood Drive reported at 3:16 p.m. that a package was delivered opened, and the contents -- worth $300 -- were left on a porch. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 3:36 p.m. at Ilene and Allen streets. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 4:49 p.m. that a window of a vehicle parked on Center Avenue was smashed and a laptop was stolen. GRAND THEFT -- At Alhambra Avenue and Brown Street, it was reported at 6 p.m. a transient man was seen walking out of a business with a $1,000 wheelchair.
SATURDAY, DEC. 1 BURGLARY -- At 12:56 a.m., a caller reported that gasoline was poured into the interior of a vehicle on Sage Drive. BURGLARY -- A burglary was reported at 8:14 a.m. on Mill Road. VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen at 8:37 a.m. from Mill Road. BURGLARY -- A caller on Vista Oaks Drive reported at 12:16 p.m. that a vehicle was burglarized and jumper cables were stolen.
SUNDAY, DEC. 2 HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported on Shadow Falls Drive at 2:50 a.m. BURGLARY -- On Macalvey Drive at 3:07 a.m., a caller reported that a man was attempting to break into a residence and ran away when approached. VANDALISM -- It was reported at 3:34 a.m. that a man smashed a window of a vehicle at Gilger and Ricks avenues. BURGLARY -- At 8:30 a.m., a caller reported that sunglasses were taken from an unlocked vehicle on Thatcher Drive. BURGLARY -- A caller on Estudillo Street reported at 9:21 p.m. that in the middle of moving it was determined a residence had been burglarized and vandalized.
MONDAY, DEC. 3 VANDALISM -- At 9:07 a.m., a customer reported the glass door at a business on Arnold Drive was broken. ASSAULT -- An assault was reported at 1:42 p.m. at a business on Center Avenue. GRAND THEFT -- On Palisade Drive at 3:21 p.m., it was reported that copper wire was taken out of a light pole. PETTY THEFT -- A caller reported at 3:23 p.m. that notary information was taken from an unlocked vehicle on Masonic Street.
TUESDAY, DEC. 4 PETTY THEFT -- At 10:08 a.m., a caller reported that a purse containing a driver's license, bank and credit cards, a checkbook, cash and a GPS were taken from an unlocked residence on Arcadia Place. FRAUD -- It was reported at 12:48 p.m. that a $200 fraudulent check was written after checks were stolen from Alhambra Way. PETTY THEFT -- A caller reported at 2:34 p.m. that a man was seen attempting to steal a package from a porch on Pacheco Boulevard. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 3:07 p.m. on Ricks Avenue. FRAUD -- On Ward Street, a caller reported at 9:41 p.m. the fraudulent use of a Social Security number to open an account.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5 FRAUD -- At 11:40 a.m. and at 12:31 a.m., unauthorized use of personal identification information was reported on Roanoke Drive. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 3:12 p.m. that a window of a vehicle in a parking lot on Alhambra Avenue was broken, and a purse and work bag were stolen. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 7:56 p.m. in a parking lot on Arnold Drive.