The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:
THURSDAY, JAN. 2 VANDALISM -- It was reported at 12:23 p.m. that the front door of a business was shattered at a business on Main Street. ASSAULT -- An assault was reported at 9:55 a.m. to the police department on Henrietta Street. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 10:09 a.m. that a travel bag was stolen on Marina Vista. PETTY THEFT -- On Ulfinian Way at 11:24 a.m., a package was reported stolen from the porch of a residence. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at noon that a purse was stolen from a shopping cart at an Arnold Drive business. FRAUD -- At 12:02 p.m., a caller on Klamath Court reported unauthorized use of a debit and credit card used in various businesses. PETTY THEFT -- Earrings valued at $450 were reported stolen at 2:43 p.m. from a residence on Alhambra Way. DUI -- At 10:58 p.m. on Center Avenue, two men, 44 and 59, and three women, 38, 49, and 53, were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Additionally, the 53- and 59-year-olds were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance; and the 38- and 44-year-olds on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.
FRIDAY, JAN. 3 VANDALISM -- A business on Ferry Street reported at 9:59 a.m. that a glass door was broken and there appeared to be a bullet hole in a window. BURGLARY -- A burglary was reported ton Main Street at 10:42 a.m. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 1:07 p.m. that a hard top was stolen from a vehicle on Condor Drive, and a window was broken. PETTY THEFT -- At 4:55 p.m., a rear license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle on Clear Creek Court. TRAFFIC STOP -- At 9:35 p.m. at Pacheco Boulevard and Howe Road, a 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and illegal possession of a firearm. Also, a 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and falsely impersonating identification. ARREST -- At 9:43 p.m. on Pacheco Boulevard, a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and possession of burglary tools. A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. DUI -- A 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence at 10:59 p.m. at Highway 4 and Alhambra Avenue.
SATURDAY, JAN. 4 PETTY THEFT -- At 12:28 p.m., a stereo and miscellaneous clothing items were reported taken from an unlocked vehicle on Ashwood Drive. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 4:29 p.m. that a man attempted to steal merchandise from a business on Arnold Drive, but when confronted, he returned the item.
SUNDAY, JAN. 5 VANDALISM -- It was reported at 3:57 p.m. that a vehicle on Pomona Avenue was spray painted.
MONDAY, JAN. 6 ASSAULT -- A 27-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault at 1:50 a.m. on Virginia Hills Drive. BURGLARY -- On Franklin Canyon Road 7:06 a.m., a burglary was reported and a vehicle was also stolen. SUSPICIOUS PERSON -- At 11:37 a.m., a caller reported that three men with a gun were walking to the courthouse on Court Street. The caller advised seeing the gun being taken out of the waistband of one man's pants and put into a vehicle. VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen at 12:57 p.m. from Martindale Drive. PETTY THEFT -- At 1:32 p.m., a truck cover was reported stolen on Martindale Drive. BURGLARY -- At 1:46 p.m., the yard of a business on Alhambra Avenue was reported burglarized and several tool boxes were missing. PETTY THEFT -- A caller reported at 5:15 p.m. that a bicycle was taken from a porch on Arreba Street. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 10:24 p.m. that a vehicle was burglarized on E Street. The window of the vehicle was broken and a laptop was stolen.
TUESDAY, JAN. 7 BURGLARY -- At 8:20 a.m., a caller at a business on Green Street reported that three vehicles were broken into and the windows were smashed. FRAUD -- A caller on Shenandoah Drive reported unauthorized use of personal identification at 11:05 a.m. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 2:03 p.m. that a dry cleaning machine was taken from the front yard of a residence on Morello Avenue. VANDALISM -- It was reported at 3:02 p.m. that a vehicle caused turf damage at a park on Morello Avenue. BURGLARY -- The window of a vehicle on Morello Avenue was reported broken at 5:25 p.m. and a purse was stolen. PETTY THEFT -- At a business on Arnold Drive, a caller reported at 7:32 p.m. that a purse was stolen or missing. PETTY THEFT -- A vehicle parked on Escobar Street was burglarized at 7:56 p.m. and a backpack was stolen. ASSAULT -- It was reported at 8:28 p.m. that a man was assaulted on Banbury Loop.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 PETTY THEFT -- At 5:20 p.m., a caller on Henrietta Street reported keys were stolen from a purse, along with money and jewelry. DUI -- A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence following an accident at 9:19 p.m. at Morello Avenue and Elderwood Drive.