Police Blotter: March 23-29, 2016

Martinez Tribune

Wednesday, March 23
Roughly an hour after noon, a woman was seen “smoking something from a bowl,” in the Jack in the Box parking lot on Alhambra Avenue. Bowls are for eating at Jack in the Box, not smoking.

At 3 p.m., a sheathed knife was found at the Boys and Girls Club parking lot across from City Hall.

Loud “hot rodding” was reported to have occurred in the Holiday Hills Drive area at 8 p.m.

At 8:20 p.m., an intoxicated man walked onto the freeway via the Highway 4 westbound entrance at Pacheco Boulevard.

Around 10:30 p.m., three men were in the midst of what was thought to be a fight in front of Ray’s Lounge on Ferry Street. One of them, a clearly inebriated bearded man, continued to return to the bar to pick fights even after being kicked out three times.

Thursday, March 24
A man appearing to be on drugs entered and unwelcomely re-entered the Rite Aid store on Arnold Drive several times by 11:30 a.m.

At 12:45 p.m., the crossing arm that stops traffic going towards the marina from driving in front of oncoming trains got stuck in the down position for a little while.

A suspicious man urinated in a private resident’s side yard, then just hung out there around 3:30 p.m.

At 5 p.m., on Berrellesa Street near Masonic Street two girls were seen darting in front of and out of the way of oncoming cars on Razor scooters. My favorite childhood pastime, real-life Frogger.

Meanwhile at the Wendy’s restaurant, a group of young people in their late teens through early 20s were throwing apples at people in the parking lot. As a person who fits the description of the suspects, I promise it was not me; I would never bring dishonor to any Wendy’s restaurant.

At 6:12 p.m., an envelope with money inside was found on Center Avenue. Dibs.

Near 11:30 p.m., three youths were on the playground at Rankin Park.

Friday, March 25
Thirty-one minutes past 6 a.m., a man was heard screaming profanities at the corner of Main Street and Alhambra Avenue. I feel the same way that early in the morning.

At 7:38 a.m., a man described as being in his early 50s with shoulder-length hair and baggy clothes looked “out of it.”

Near 5:30 p.m., a man at the Amtrak bus stop was passed out on the sidewalk.

At 8 p.m., mad over the drink prices, a man in his 70s, cane in hand, punched out the screened window at Whiskey Lane on Ferry Street. Go home grandpa, you’re drunk.

About half an hour before midnight, a man in his 40s was swinging around golf clubs at the Amtrak station as trains passed through.

Saturday, March 26
At 12:37 p.m., some kids were skating off the steps of the courthouse.

Near 4:45 p.m., at the Chevron gas station on Alhambra Avenue, a woman forgot to take the gas pump out of her car and drove off, breaking the gas hose and activating the shut off valve. When she quickly realized her mistake, she stopped and took the broken gas pump out of the car and drove off once again.

Monday, March 28
At 12:22 p.m., a green baseball cap wearing man was lighting garbage inside a trashcan on fire, generating small flames and smoke at Mt. View Park on Parkway Drive.

Around 9:30 p.m., a woman in her late 20s repeatedly entered Ray’s Lounge and harassed customers, defying the bartender’s order to stop coming back.

Tuesday, March 29
At 7:30 in the morning, a man went into Alhambra Dental Group on Alhambra Avenue and aggressively spat on people inside. I guess he didn’t know about sinks dentists have specifically for spitting; would have saved him the trouble.

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