The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:
THURSDAY, AUG. 14 BURGLARY -- It was reported at 5:54 a.m. that a vehicle on Canyon Way was burglarized. BURGLARY -- At 6:16 a.m., a GPS and other personal items were taken from an unlocked vehicle on Kim Court. PETTY THEFT -- Mail was reported stolen at 8:20 a.m. from Morello Heights Circle; and at 10:11 a.m. on Alhambra Way. BURGLARY -- At 10:37 a.m., a vehicle was burglarized on Canyon Way. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 10:45 a.m. that two vehicles on Euclid Avenue were burglarized. PETTY THEFT -- A bicycle locked to a fence was reported stolen at 12:05 p.m. on Alhambra Avenue. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 12:36 p.m. that a vehicle was burglarized and CDs, a coin purse and sunglasses were stolen. FRAUD -- A caller on Marina Vista reported at 3:09 p.m. that a credit card was stolen. FRAUD -- It was reported on Village Place at 3:50 p.m. that fraudulent telephone calls were received from people claiming to be officials. PETTY THEFT -- At 6:40 p.m., a bicycle was reported stolen from a locked vehicle on Arnold Drive.
FRIDAY, AUG. 15 VANDALISM -- It was reported at 4:52 a.m. that the brake line of a vehicle on Alhambra Avenue was intentionally cut. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 7:12 a.m. that the window of a vehicle was smashed on Mt. Kennedy Drive and a computer was stolen. BURGLARY -- A vehicle was reported burglarized at 8:17 a.m. on Escobar Street, and cameras, briefcase and suitcases were stolen. FRAUD -- An individual on Spring Lake Drive reported at 7:52 p.m. receiving a call from a man who attempted to extort $2,800, and if not paid, threatened to close bank accounts and deny computer access.
SATURDAY, AUG. 16 VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen from Main Street at 6:17 a.m. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 10:21 a.m. that license plates were stolen from a vehicle on Pine Street and replaced with different plates. BURGLARY -- At 10:50 a.m., a vehicle was burglarized on Vista Oaks Drive. SUSPICIOUS PERSON -- At 9:43 p.m. on Freda Court, a 40-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. ARREST -- A 40-year-old-man was arrested at 9:57 p.m. on suspicion of evading a police officer at Reliez Valley Road and Blue Ridge Drive.
SUNDAY, AUG. 17 VANDALISM -- Tires of vehicles were reported slashed at 7:43 a.m. on Mill Road; and at 8:40 a.m. on Bertola Street. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 10:28 a.m. on Alhambra Avenue. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 11:43 a.m. that rifles were stolen from a vehicle on Franklin Canyon Road. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 12:26 p.m. that items were taken from a garage on Roseann Drive. BURGLARY -- At 3:20 p.m., a burglary was interrupted at a residence on Walnut Street and a window was broken. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 4:03 p.m. on Huntridge Court. ROBBERY -- A robbery was reported at 6:57 p.m. at a business on Arnold Drive. PETTY THEFT -- A caller at a business on Arnold Drive reported at 6:57 p.m. that a purse was stolen.
MONDAY, AUG. 18 PETTY THEFT -- A caller at a business on Howe Road reported at 7:50 a.m. that 75 gallons of fuel were stolen. FRAUD -- On Ward Street, it was reported that fraudulent checks totaling $3,000 were cashed at 10:12 a.m. GRAND THEFT -- It was reported at 2:06 p.m. that a bicycle worth $1,000 was taken from an open garage on Augustine Drive. VEHICLE THEFT -- At 3:48 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from Alhambra Avenue. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 11:18 p.m. on Ferry Street.
TUESDAY, AUG. 19 BURGLARY -- It was reported at 6:15 a.m. that floor covering and tools were stolen from a vehicle on Shasta Drive. VANDALISM -- At 9:10 a.m., the rear window of a vehicle on Blue Canyon Way was reported smashed. PETTY THEFT -- A bicycle was reported stolen from Main Street at 4:14 p.m. FRAUD -- It was reported on Fig Tree Lane at 6:46 p.m. that an account was compromised and fraudulent charges made.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20 PETTY THEFT -- A caller on E Street reported at 8:17 a.m. that a computer was stolen. BURGLARY -- At 1:32 p.m., packages were stolen from a delivery truck on Center Avenue. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 3:12 p.m. that a vehicle on Knollwood Drive was burglarized and moved about five feet. FRAUD -- A caller on Rainbow Court reported fraud at 5:02 p.m.