The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:
THURSDAY, FEB. 13 DRUGS -- A man, 29, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance at 3:58 p.m. on Escondido Drive. GRAND THEFT -- Someone cut a fence at a business on Howe Road and stole more than $950 worth of item(s). THEFTS -- It was reported at 10:32 p.m. that someone had stolen a 39-inch television from a garage on Lake Dale Court. A wallet was stolen from a shopping cart while the victim was putting bags into her vehicle at 10:29 a.m. in a parking lot on Arnold Drive. And, someone broke into a locked shed on Fig Tree Lane and stole undisclosed items.
FRIDAY, FEB. 14 DUI -- Police arrested a woman, 55, on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after she struck a parked vehicle and started to walk away from the scene. THEFT -- It was reported at 6:03 p.m. that a man stole a pair of shoes and wore them out of an Arnold Drive business, leaving his old pair behind. TOOLS -- At 12:15 p.m., someone found an envelope in front of a business on Main Street that contained mail, a screwdriver and suspected burglary tools.
SATURDAY, FEB. 15 INEBRIATED -- Police arrested a man, 49, on suspicion of being drunk in public at 8:22 p.m. at Estudillo Street and Shell Avenue.
SUNDAY, FEB. 16 ANIMAL SIGHTING -- It was reported at 9:53 a.m. that a bobcat had been spotted near Chilpancingo Parkway and Hidden Lakes Drive. ASSAULT -- A man, 35, was arrested on suspicion of assault after he reportedly came up behind someone on Alhambra Avenue and struck the victim on the back of the head with his fist. DISORDERLY CONDUCT -- A woman, 61, was arrested at 7:54 p.m. on suspicion of alcohol-related disorderly conduct and resisting an officer on Boynton Avenue. POSSESSION -- A man, 43, was arrested at 7:11 a.m. near Center Avenue and Vine Hill Way on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia. SHOTS FIRED -- Someone reported hearing a shot fired and then seeing a flash at 1:31 a.m. near Alhambra Avenue and McMahon Court. THEFTS -- A DVD player valued at $90 was stolen from a mailbox on Alhambra Avenue. Also, a purse was stolen from a shopping cart at an Arnold Drive business.
MONDAY, FEB. 17 STOLEN AUTOS -- A vehicle was reported stolen from Pine Street at 8:48 a.m., and a caller advised at 9:07 a.m. that a vehicle was stolen from Deer Path Court during the night. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE -- It was reported at 7:17 a.m. that a man wearing a mask was shining a light into parked vehicles and a house on Pine Street. THEFT -- At 1:36 p.m., a mountain bike was reported stolen from a garage on Arnold Drive four weeks previously. THEFT FROM AUTO -- At 4:34 p.m., a caller reported that stereo equipment and tools had been stolen from a locked vehicle on Arnold Drive. VANDALISM -- It was reported at 10:14 a.m. that someone had moved a Dumpster during the night prior in order to climb on the roof of a church on Palisade Drive. Roof tiles were damaged and light bulbs shattered. A ladder was left behind.
TUESDAY, FEB. 18 DRUGS -- A man, 50, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance at 2:31 a.m. near Marina Vista and Shell avenues. RECKLESSNESS -- Police arrested a 31-year-old man at 9:06 a.m. near Brittany Hills Drive and Morello Avenue on suspicion of reckless driving and resisting an officer. THEFT -- At 6:48 p.m., a vehicle was broken into on Wawona Circle and sunglasses and paperwork were stolen. VANDALISM -- It was reported at 6:49 a.m. that tires were slashed on two vehicles the night prior on Carter Acres Lane.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19 ARSON -- An Andrews Drive resident told police at 10:48 a.m. that someone had been throwing fireballs over a fence. The caller had already extinguished the fires. BURGLARY -- At 5:18 a.m. on Fig Tree Lane, a man, 19, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of a controlled substance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. It had been reported that three teen males were breaking into cars by smashing windows. DUI -- Police arrested a woman, 27, on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol at 1:44 a.m. at Highway 4 and Pacheco Boulevard. VANDALISM -- At 9:07 a.m., it was reported the rear window of a vehicle on Marina Vista Avenue was broken.