The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:
THURSDAY, MARCH 13 VEHICLE THEFT -- It was reported at 7:49 a.m. that a vehicle was stolen from Holiday Hills Drive. PETTY THEFT -- An employee reported petty theft at 11:58 a.m. at an Arnold Drive business. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 1:14 p.m. that a UPS package was stolen after it was delivered to a residence on Castro Street. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and run was reported at Olympic and Bryce drives at 1:27 p.m. HIT-AND-RUN -- At 9:08 p.m., a caller reported a hit-and-run at a business on Alhambra Avenue.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14 FRAUD -- A caller on Wildcroft Drive reported at 1:42 p.m. that an email account was hacked. Fraudulent contact was made to a financial institution for funds to be wired into an unknown account. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 5:23 p.m. that a 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of petty theft at a business on Arnold Drive. PETTY THEFT -- A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at an Arnold Drive business at 10:12 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15 VANDALISM -- A vehicle on Palm Avenue was vandalized with feces at 3:51 a.m. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 9:04 a.m. that a stereo was taken from an unlocked vehicle on Geneva Street. PETTY THEFT -- A caller reported at 11:26 a.m. that an unlocked vehicle on Robinson Street was ransacked during the night. PETTY THEFT -- At 12:01 p.m., a locked vehicle on C Street was ransacked. The glove box was left opened and it was unknown if anything was taken. PETTY THEFT -- A caller reported at 3:36 p.m. that a package worth approximately $300 containing music CDs was taken from the porch of a residence on Midhill Road. PEDESTRIAN STOP -- At 7:27 p.m., a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication at Castro and Ward streets. DUI -- A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence at 11:49 p.m. at Berrellesa and Mellus streets.
SUNDAY, MARCH 16 VANDALISM -- Two men, both 23, were arrested on suspicion of throwing items at vehicles on Vine Hill Way at 1:36 a.m. and on suspicion of public intoxication. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 9:37 p.m. that a woman was detained at a business on Arnold Drive on suspicion of theft of $60 worth of merchandise.
MONDAY, MARCH 17 VEHICLE THEFT -- It was reported at 7:22 a.m. that a vehicle was stolen from Brown Street after house and vehicle keys were lost the previous day. TRESPASSER -- A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on Marina Vista at 7:53 a.m. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 7:55 a.m. that a business on Embarcadero was burglarized. WARRANT -- A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance at 8:46 a.m. on Center Avenue. VEHICLE THEFT -- It was reported at 9:03 a.m. that a vehicle was stolen from Arnold Drive. GRAND THEFT -- At 12:08 p.m., a laptop and documents were reported taken from a residence on Center Avenue while the caller was bringing in items from a vehicle. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 1:22 p.m. that a debit card and vehicle keys were taken from an unlocked vehicle on Olympic Drive. PETTY THEFT -- At 2:32 p.m., a cell phone was taken from a business on Main Street.
TUESDAY, MARCH 18 DUI -- A 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence at 2:13 a.m. at Alhambra Avenue and Benham Drive. PETTY THEFT -- A petty theft was reported at 12:12 p.m. on Morello Heights Circle. TRAFFIC STOP -- At 8:55 p.m., a 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance at Yale Street and Holly View Drive. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 9:25 p.m. that the passenger window of a vehicle on Augustine Drive was smashed and a purse, money, driver's license and credit cards were stolen. SUSPICIOUS PERSON -- A 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance at 9:42 p.m. at Gilbert Lane and Alhambra Valley Road. RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE -- At 11:30 p.m., a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, possession and transportation of methamphetamine for sale, and probation violation. A 26-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19 PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 9:36 a.m. that a package delivered on Center Avenue was never received. It was believed to have been stolen from a porch. FRAUD -- At 9:53 a.m., a caller on Pinon Drive reported fraudulent credit card use despite all the cards being physically accounted for. VANDALISM -- Four tires of a vehicle on Platt Drive were reported slashed at 1:37 p.m. ASSAULT -- At 6 p.m., a driver at Sage Drive and Reliez Valley Road reported that a pedestrian jumped in front of the vehicle and moved to the driver's window, grabbing his neck, slapping and threatening the driver. The caller advised the pedestrian said, "Don't honk while I am walking." GAS SIPHON -- It was reported at 6:09 p.m. that gasoline was siphoned from a vehicle at Eastwoodbury Lane and Fig Tree Lane. The gas tank was damaged. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 7:28 p.m. that a purse was taken from a vehicle on Trailview Circle while the caller was unloading belongings from the house to the vehicle.