The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:
THURSDAY, DEC. 26 BURGLARY -- At 6:04 a.m., an attempt was made to enter a residence on Costanza Drive via a garage door. The back patio slider and bathroom screen on the window were pried open. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 7:19 a.m. that a vehicle was ransacked on Vine Hill Way. BURGLARY -- At 8:59 a.m., the rear window of a vehicle on Bridgeport Way was reported broken. PETTY THEFT -- A caller on Arnold Drive reported at 9:41 a.m. that a wallet and a jacket were stolen from a locked vehicle. Company credit cards were subsequently used. PETTY THEFT -- At 1:19 p.m., two vehicles were ransacked on Deerwood Court. VANDALISM -- It was reported at 2:33 p.m. that the front tire of a vehicle in a parking lot on Alhambra Avenue was slashed.
FRIDAY, DEC. 27 VEHICLE THEFT -- It was reported at 7:04 a.m. that a vehicle was stolen from Fig Tree Lane. PETTY THEFT -- At 10:58 a.m., 30 to 40 packs of cigarettes were reported stolen from a business on Howe Road by three men who fled in a vehicle. FRAUD -- A resident on Robinson Street reported at 12:02 p.m. receiving a call from someone claiming to be part of the fraud department for her credit card issuer. The caller questioned the call, and subsequently contacted her bank and was told they were not investigating anything. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 4:32 p.m. on Via Cordova Lane. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 4:58 p.m. that an unlocked vehicle was ransacked on Skyline Drive and the dashboard was damaged. A bag containing unknown items were taken. PETTY THEFT -- A business on Arnold Drive reported at 7:29 p.m. that a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting. VANDALISM -- It was reported at 9:24 p.m. that the window of a vehicle on Arana Drive was smashed, but nothing was taken. PETTY THEFT -- A business on Arnold Drive reported a petty theft at 10:16 p.m.
SATURDAY, DEC. 28 PETTY THEFT -- A mountain bike worth $300 was reported taken from a yard on Costanza Drive at 8:45 a.m. PETTY THEFT -- At 5:16 p.m., a 34-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of petty theft at an Arnold Drive business. PETTY THEFT -- On Palisade Drive, it was reported at 6:07 p.m. that a checkbook and an ATM card were stolen. PETTY THEFT -- A 45-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of theft of merchandise at 7:20 p.m. at a business on Alhambra Avenue. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 8:43 p.m. that 36-year-old woman was arrested in a parking lot on suspicion of petty theft at a business on Arnold Drive. VANDALISM -- At 11:45 p.m. it was reported that an individual in a vehicle was spinning doughnuts on Morello Park Drive.
SUNDAY, DEC. 29 RECOVERED VEHICLE -- A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a vehicle at 8:10 a.m. at Morello Heights Drive and Circle.
MONDAY, DEC. 30 BURGLARY -- At 11:34 a.m., a burglary was reported at a business on Arnold Drive. VANDALISM -- Eggs were reported thrown at a vehicle on Kingston Court at 1 p.m. PETTY THEFT -- A petty theft was reported at 4:54 p.m. on Corte Segunda. HIT-AND-RUN -- Four vehicles were involved in a hit-and-run at 5:55 p.m. on Franklin Canyon Road.
TUESDAY, DEC. 31 GRAND THEFT -- At 9:42 a.m., a suitcase left at a business on Muir Station Road was reported missing. It contained two laptops and a camera. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 8:57 p.m. that the window of a vehicle on Sunnybrae Drive was smashed and a purse was stolen. PETTY THEFT -- At 9:26 p.m., it was reported that an employee's vehicle was burglarized in a parking lot on Arnold Drive.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1 BURGLARY -- A vehicle was burglarized at 9:35 a.m. in a parking lot on Arnold Drive. VEHICLE THEFT -- On Center Avenue, a vehicle was reported stolen at 9:52 a.m. BURGLARY -- A caller reported the window of a vehicle on Fig Tree Lane was smashed at 4:28 p.m., and a briefcase with personal information was stolen. PETTY THEFT -- At 9:30 p.m., a caller reported that bike was stolen on Arnold Drive.