The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:
THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 12:23 a.m. that a cell phone charger and $100 in cash was stolen from a vehicle on Pine Street. PETTY THEFT -- At 7:05 p.m., a 56-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of petty theft at a business on Arnold Drive. HIT-AND-RUN -- A driver at Alhambra Avenue and F Street was seen swerving in traffic at 7:56 p.m. and hit another vehicle. VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen at 9:31 p.m. from Shell Avenue.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 13 FRAUD -- At 11:08 a.m., a caller on Meadowvale Court reported a fraudulent credit card charge. PETTY THEFT -- At a park on Buckley Street, it was reported at 1:48 p.m. that a wallet was stolen from a purse. BURGLARY -- A vehicle was burglarized at 3:30 p.m. on Vista Oaks Drive, and a bag containing $1,000 worth of tools was stolen. An attempt was also made to remove the stereo from the center console. FRAUD -- It was reported at 5:59 p.m. on Arana Drive that an ATM card was fraudulently used, resulting in a charge of more than $600. VANDALISM -- A 24-year-old-woman was arrested at 7:39 p.m. on suspicion of breaking the front door window of a Masonic Street building. FRAUD -- It was reported at 8:30 p.m. that a wallet was stolen from the purse of an employee at a business on Alhambra Avenue by a woman asking to use the restroom.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 VANDALISM -- It was reported at 2:11 a.m. that ketchup was thrown on a house and eggs were thrown on a vehicle on Euclid Avenue. MISCELLANEOUS DISTURBANCE -- A 39-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of vandalism, and a 38-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance on Morello Heights Drive at 8:03 a.m. BURGLARY -- A vehicle was reported burglarized at 7:52 p.m. on Vista Oaks Drive.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 PETTY THEFT -- At 12:18 a.m., a caller reported that 35 containers of cans were stolen from a backyard on Talbart Street. The estimate loss is $400. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 9:35 a.m. that the lock to the rear gate of a business on Pacheco Boulevard was cut and a power washer was stolen. An attempt to gain entry to the business was reported two nights earlier when a garbage can was thrown at the front doors. VANDALISM -- A caller on Stillspring Place reported at 11:46 a.m. that the side of a vehicle was scratched. ASSAULT -- It was reported at 4:23 p.m. that a process server was assaulted on Rainbow Court while serving the documents.
MONDAY, SEPT. 16 PETTY THEFT -- A 33-year-old man and a 24-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of theft of washers and dryers from an apartment complex on Arnold Drive. FRAUD -- A caller on Pacheco Boulevard reported at 9:41 a.m. that a credit card was fraudulently used in the amount of $759.97. GRAND THEFT -- It was reported at 10:50 a.m. that a bronze sculpture worth $8,000 was taken from a backyard on Foster Street. ASSAULT -- At 11:41 a.m. on Center Avenue, a man reported being stabbed with a knife by a woman who subsequently fled in a vehicle. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 3:06 p.m. at Center Avenue and Muir Road where the driver of a vehicle hit a tree and left the scene. The tree was down in the bike lane. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported on Roanoke Drive at 6:55 p.m. that renters removed a pinball machine when vacating the premises. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 7:14 p.m. on Alhambra Avenue. The driver of a vehicle jumped the curb and broke a fence and left the scene.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17 FRAUD -- A caller on Main Street reported at 7:45 a.m. that a fraudulent account was opened utilized personal identification information. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 9:46 a.m. that a vehicle was ransacked on Santos Ranch Lane. Nothing appeared to be stolen. PETTY THEFT -- A bicycle worth $300 was reported stolen at 10:38 a.m. from an Arnold Drive business. FRAUD -- A caller on Holiday Hills Drive reported a forgery at 11:44 a.m. HIT-AND-RUN -- At 2:40 p.m., a dent was discovered on a vehicle parked in a lot on Center Avenue. BURGLARY -- On Tarantino Drive, a vehicle burglary was reported at 4:29 p.m. BURGLARY -- At 5:55 p.m., a wallet was reported stolen from the glove box of a vehicle on Fig Tree Lane.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18 VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen at 6:07 a.m. from Fuschia Court. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 12:58 p.m. that two men were in custody at an Arnold Drive business on suspicion of theft. VEHICLE THEFT -- At 1:32 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from Howe Road. VANDALISM -- A caller reported at 2:03 p.m. that a vehicle was keyed while parked on Arnold Drive. FRAUD -- It was reported at 3:09 p.m. that a fraudulent check for $3,980.98 was cashed at a business on Center Avenue.