The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:
THURSDAY, JAN. 9 BURGLARY -- It was reported at 12:43 p.m. that a window screen at a residence on Willow Tree Lane was cut in an attempt to gain entry. VANDALISM -- At 6:23 p.m., a caller at an Arnold Drive business reported a bullet hole in a door panel. FRAUD -- A caller on Likens Avenue reported at 8:13 p.m. that an elderly woman was scammed out of $483.61 through a PayPal Account. The woman was informed that she never showed up for jury duty. In order to avoid jail, she need to open a PayPal account and send the funds.
FRIDAY, JAN. 10 BURGLARY -- It was reported at 8:29 a.m. that golf clubs worth $1,800 were stolen from a vehicle on Jeanne Circle. PETTY THEFT -- At 8:44 a.m., it was reported that a cell phone was stolen from a backpack on Court Street. FRAUD -- A caller on Pettit Lane reported at 8:54 a.m. that a credit card was fraudulently used outside the United States. PETTY THEFT -- A petty theft was reported at 11:06 a.m. on Deerwood Drive. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 3:49 p.m. that a rear license plate was removed a vehicle in a parking lot on Arnold Drive.
SATURDAY, JAN. 11 PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 7:43 a.m. that a bicycle worth $160 was stolen from Robinson Street. The bicycle cable lock was cut. VANDALISM -- At 10:52 a.m., the window of a vehicle on Ward Street was reported broken. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 1:26 p.m. that vehicle registration and other personal paperwork was stolen from a vehicle on Park Court during the night. BURGLARY -- At 4:04 p.m., a rear window of a vehicle parked at Ward and Ferry streets was damaged and a laptop was stolen. PETTY THEFT -- At 7:03 p.m., it was reported that a man stole merchandise worth $100 from a business on Arnold Drive. BURGLARY -- At a business on Arnold Drive, it was reported at 8:49 p.m. that a 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of taking a cart full of merchandise without payment.
SUNDAY, JAN. 12 BURGLARY -- It was reported at 12:02 a.m. that the lock of a charitable trailer on Center Avenue was cut. PETTY THEFT -- A business on Main Street reported at 4:43 p.m. that a woman stole merchandise and was detained, but fled the scene.
MONDAY, JAN. 13 PETTY THEFT -- On Brackman Lane, it was reported at 11:40 a.m. that a 38-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of theft and being under the influence of a controlled substance, and a 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. PETTY THEFT -- At 11:50 a.m., a bicycle was reported stolen from Main Street. FRAUD -- A caller on Talbart Street reported at 11:54 a.m. receiving a fraudulent call from a man claiming to be from the sheriff's department asking for money to prevent issuance of a warrant. GRAND THEFT -- A theft at a business on Howe Road resulted in a loss of more than $500, it was reported at 12:03 p.m. GRAND THEFT -- At 1:15 p.m., a checkbook and $2,600 in cash were reported taken from an unlocked vehicle on Park Street. Subsequently, an attempt was made to cash a check at a Pittsburg business. FRAUD -- On Brodia Court, it was reported at 3:45 p.m. that a cable television account was fraudulently opened using the caller's name and Social Security number. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 4:16 p.m. at a business on Alhambra Avenue. The gate of the business was damaged.
TUESDAY, JAN. 14 PETTY THEFT -- At 8:09 a.m., an XM radio receiver, CDs and a Bluetooth were reported stolen from a vehicle on Ashwood Drive. FRAUD -- It was reported at 8:17 a.m. that a caller on Alhambra Way received a harassing call from an online vendor. FRAUD -- At 3:52 p.m., a caller on Appalachian Way reported unauthorized use of personal identity information. VANDALISM -- On Brown Street, it was reported that a vehicle was spray painted and keyed at 5:10 p.m. ASSAULT -- A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault at 9:43 p.m. at a business on Alhambra Avenue.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 vandalism -- On Fig Tree Lane, a caller reported at 8:12 a.m. that the passenger door window was broken out of a vehicle. petty theft -- At 9:31 a.m., it was reported that the license plate was taken from a vehicle on Fig Tree Lane and replaced with another plate from a stolen vehicle. Both plates were recovered. grand theft -- At 12:31 p.m., a firearm was reported stolen sometime in the previous week from Susana Street. fraud -- A caller from Santos Ranch Lane reported at 3:32 p.m. that personal information was fraudulently obtained.