The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:
THURSDAY, FEB. 7 VEHICLE THEFT -- At 5:09 a.m., an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft at Brown Street and Alhambra Avenue. VEHICLE THEFT -- It was reported at 8:36 a.m. that a vehicle on Howe Road was missing. FRAUD -- A caller on Heatherleaf Lane reported at 9:10 a.m. that a credit card account had $2,000 fraudulently transferred to an unknown bank account. FRAUD -- A man was arrested at 5:54 p.m. at an Alhambra Avenue business on suspicion of fraudulent use of a credit card to make purchases. ROBBERY -- A caller reported at 6:47 p.m. that a 17-year-old male juvenile was mugged at a school on F Street, and a phone was taken by force. VANDALISM -- It was reported at 8:16 p.m. that three tires were slashed in a parking lot on Arnold Drive. BURGLARY -- Entry to a residence on Hull Lane was discovered at 8:39 p.m., but there were no signs of damage inside.
FRIDAY, FEB. 8 PETTY THEFT -- At 7:35 a.m., a caller reported theft of a money bag containing $347 from an elementary school cafeteria on Glacier Drive. PETTY THEFT -- Theft of medical equipment from a vehicle parked on Morello Avenue was reported at 10:08 a.m. FRAUD -- A caller on Elmquist Court reported at 12:55 p.m. that fraudulent credit cards were received in the mail in the caller's name. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 1:30 p.m. on Morello Avenue. VEHICLE THEFT -- At 3:27 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a park-and-ride lot at Franklin Canyon Road and Alhambra Avenue. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 5:08 p.m. that paychecks were stolen from a business on Midhill Road. DUI -- A 43-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence at Alhambra Avenue and Highway 4 at 10:09 p.m.
SATURDAY, FEB. 9 BURGLARY -- An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary of a storage shed on Alhambra Avenue at 4:14 a.m. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 1:28 p.m. that the lock of a storage shed on Beech Street was cut and items were stolen. VANDALISM -- On South Harbor View Drive, it was reported at 9:10 p.m. that a mailbox was damaged. GRAND THEFT -- A caller reported at 7:23 p.m. that a laptop was stolen on Center Avenue.
SUNDAY, FEB. 10 VANDALISM -- At 7:48 a.m., a caller on Castro Street reported three windows of a vehicle were broken and there was writing on the hood and side of the vehicle. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 8:37 a.m. in a parking lot on Arnold Drive. BURGLARY -- At 10:17 a.m., tools, a television and a microwave were reported stolen from a storage unit on Sunrise Drive. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 12:53 p.m. that the front license plate of a vehicle parked on Marina Vista was stolen. PETTY THEFT -- Theft of mail was reported at 4:09 p.m. on Soto Street. Some mail was recovered in a creek nearby.
MONDAY, FEB. 11 VEHICLE THEFT -- At 6:57 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from Fig Tree Lane. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 8:03 a.m. on Castro Street. PETTY THEFT -- On Howe Road, it was reported at 8:45 a.m. that gasoline was stolen from vehicles. PETTY THEFT -- A caller reported at 10:45 a.m. that mail was stolen from a mailbox on Reliez Valley Road. A subsequent call from a credit card company advised of a fraudulent charge of $350. FRAUD -- At 3:19 p.m., a caller on Vine Hill Way reported unauthorized use of personal identification information. PETTY THEFT -- A caller from a business on Center Avenue reported at 4:04 p.m. that a 20-year-old woman stole a tip jar containing $150. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 8:59 p.m. in a parking lot on Arnold Drive. HIT-AND-RUN -- At Brown and Richardson streets at 11:54 p.m., a hit-and-run was reported.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12 PETTY THEFT -- Packages were reported stolen from the porch of a residence on Macalvey Drive at 1:57 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13 PETTY THEFT -- A caller reported at 9:08 a.m. that a license plate was stolen from a company truck on Rolling Hill Way. BURGLARY -- At 10:20 a.m., a burglary was reported at school on Vista Way.