The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:
THURSDAY, FEB. 21 VEHICLE THEFT -- At 9:06 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from Shell Avenue. FRAUD -- A caller on Willow Street reported unauthorized changes of $1,188.82 on an account at 10:22 a.m. FRAUD -- A caller on Euclid Avenue reported at 2:04 p.m. that the Social Security number of the caller's daughter was fraudulently used.
FRIDAY, FEB. 22 VANDALISM -- At 8:34 a.m., it was reported three windows of a business on Arnold Drive were smashed. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 11:41 a.m. in a parking lot on Arnold Drive. FRAUD -- Unauthorized use of personal identification information was reported on Center Avenue at 12:02 p.m. FRAUD -- On Center Avenue at 5:38 p.m., a caller reported the fraudulent use of a debit card.
SATURDAY, FEB. 23 FRAUD -- At 9:56 a.m., a caller on Smith Drive reported that an account was fraudulently opened. VANDALISM -- In a parking lot on Alhambra Avenue, it was reported at 10:15 a.m. that water was poured in a vehicle gas tank, and a muffin stuffed in the tail pipe. ASSAULT -- At the marina on Tarantino Drive, a man reported being punched in the face at 3:50 p.m. BURGLARY -- A caller reported at 5:13 p.m. that a window of a vehicle on Muir Station Road was broken, and a military backpack worth $100 was stolen. FRAUD -- At 7:29 p.m., a caller on Heatherleaf Lane reported fraudulent charges on a debit card.
SUNDAY, FEB. 24 PETTY THEFT -- Mailboxes at a business on Alhambra Avenue were reported pried open at 12:15 p.m. and mail was found on the floor. VANDALISM -- It was reported at 12:26 p.m. that gasoline was siphoned from a vehicle on Vine Hill Way and the fuel line was tampered with. PETTY THEFT -- A petty theft was reported at 3:07 p.m. on Carquinez Scenic Drive. VANDALISM -- It was reported at 10:56 p.m. that a residence on Pine Street was burglarized and papers were burned.
MONDAY, FEB. 25 BURGLARY -- At 3:59 a.m., a burglary-in-progress was reported on Pine Street. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 7:44 a.m. that a vehicle was burglarized on Arnold Drive. VANDALISM -- On Waverly Road, a caller reported at 8:19 a.m. that a residence and vehicle were egged. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 9:45 a.m. that a mailbox on Alhambra Way was tampered with and mail was found on the street. BURGLARY -- A residence on Pine Street was reported burglarized at 2:47 p.m. and a television, Xbox and jewelry were stolen. Entry was made through a broken window. GRAND THEFT -- A caller on Vista Oaks Drive reported at 3:56 p.m. that a tailgate had been stolen. GRAND THEFT -- At 5:18 p.m., it was reported an air conditioner was stolen from the side yard of a residence on Hidden Creek Court. PETTY THEFT -- A petty theft was reported at 6:49 p.m. at a business on Alhambra Avenue. VANDALISM -- A caller on Tarantino Drive reported at 6:55 p.m. that a group of teenagers were seen throwing rocks at a vehicle. PETTY THEFT -- On Woodview Court at 7:23 p.m., a petty theft was reported.
TUESDAY, FEB. 26 BURGLARY -- A vehicle was reported burglarized at 11:19 a.m. on Bayshore Street. Identification cards, glasses and a gas card were stolen. FRAUD -- A caller on Brown Street reported at 3:37 p.m. that fraudulent tax returns were filed using her Social Security number. VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was stolen at 9:28 p.m. from Walnut Street. A screwdriver was used to start the ignition.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27 BRANDISHING WEAPON -- At 9:14 a.m. at Morello Avenue and Muir Road, it was reported that a cup of coffee was thrown at the caller by a driver, who then pointed what appeared to be a handgun. FRAUD -- It was reported on Castro Street at 9:45 a.m. that credit card checks were stolen from a mailbox and subsequently cashed for $1,128. Other mail, including bills and W-2, were also stolen. GRAND THEFT -- At 9:47 a.m., a caller reported that a gun and two computers were stolen from a residence on Baylands Drive. The bedroom was ransacked but there was no sign of forced entry. PETTY THEFT -- A caller reported to the police department on Henrietta Street at 12:15 p.m. that a dog was stolen. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 2:57 p.m. that a caller on Beechwood Drive allowed people to use his bathroom, and later discovered $200 missing from his wallet. VANDALISM -- At 11:52 p.m. on Shell Avenue, the driver's window and back window of a vehicle were reported smashed.