By DANNY YOEONO
The crime blotter is compiled from public record and is not confirmed by Martinez Police or any other party unless otherwise stated. Some accounts may be unfounded.
Wednesday, April 20
At four minutes past 2 a.m., a man was reportedly “banging stuff around” at Cappy Ricks Park on Brown Street. I hope this is the only public drumming incident on 4/20.
Two female persons were observed to be picking up the “pretty rocks” along the train tracks behind the Amtrak station at 6:50 a.m.
Thursday, April 21
Today is former Martinez resident John Muir’s birthday. Muir said, “The mountains are calling and I must go.”
At 11:49 a.m., a 69-year-old woman was severely intoxicated on Farm Lane near Main Street. The woman threatened to “destroy” a resident and all the potted plants at the home.
Around 7:30 p.m., a man in a brown furry jacket had been causing problems and mentioning shooting people, though no weapon was seen, on the corner of Main Street and Ferry Street.
Friday, April 22
At 12:12 a.m., a noise disturbance was reported at the Riverhouse on Alhambra Avenue. A resident was apparently ranting and raving, raising concern from a neighbor. They should save the R&R for the Facebook group.
A business on E Street reported a theft of their back room toaster at 12:30 p.m., the worst time to realize the toaster is missing (it’s lunch).
At 3:03 p.m. it was reported that a man rushed up to a car parked at a gas pump within the Chevron gas station on Morello Avenue. A woman then came out of the car and opened the trunk, which the man entered. The woman closed the trunk and drove off.
Saturday, April 23
At 9:46 a.m., a woman pushing a shopping cart was using the hose attached to the Les Schwab Tire Center to spray herself down in the parking lot while yelling. How come I am never invited to these wet T-shirt contests? Is it because I would always win?
Sunday, April 24
Near 6 p.m., a party occurred on Alhambra Hills Drive. When a neighbor asked the party goers to turn it down, they reportedly turned it up even more. Baller move.
Monday, April 25
At 4:40 a.m., an armed robbery took place at the California Grand Casino on Pacheco Boulevard involving a suspect with an assault rifle. Hopefully no one called his bluff.
Just after 12 p.m., a man in a red plaid shirt was “acting strange, screaming and doing push-ups” behind the 7/11 convenience store on Morello Avenue.
A credit card got stuck in a parking meter at Las Juntas Street and Escobar Street. This is the modern day equivalent of a vending machine eating the coins we put in.
At 5:40 p.m., a group of angry looking adults walked southbound on Pine Street near Shell Avenue. Some of the grumpy-gills were shirtless.
Tuesday, April 26
At 3:10 p.m., a man in baggy pants snatched food off the plate of a young girl at the La Tapatia restaurant on Main Street.
Around 4 p.m., a man described to be covered in red acne spoke to a group of people, insulting one member in particular by stating he makes more money than that member’s parents. The ultimate burn.