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 27
At 9:15 p.m., a resident was disturbed by a man who was trying to enter the residence on Main Street and Alhambra Avenue by way of force while saying he would choke the resident when he got in.
At 9:20 p.m., an eavesdropper heard a conversation on Main Street that alluded to a drug deal that would have supposedly taken place later at Rankin Park.
Thursday, April 28
Practically the first customer of the day, a man was threatening and cursing at patrons of the Starbucks on Main Street at 6:30 a.m. Don’t even threaten me until I’ve had my coffee.
A suspicious person described as “dirty looking” was yelling that he was in pain, and causing a scene around 8 a.m. on Ilene Street.
Another suspicious person was seen at 11:48 a.m. passed out on the grass directly in front of the Fire Station at Jones Street and Alhambra Avenue. He was described as wearing “blue paper pants” and having “his face covered in stuffed animals.” Glad to hear Calvin and Hobbes are still together.
Around 12:30 p.m., a woman carrying luggage at the bus stop outside the Village Oaks shopping center on Morello Avenue and Arnold Drive was yelling that she needed drugs.
Suspicious people rule on this day because another one was at Estudillo Street and Green Street at 3:18 p.m., rolling around on the road without a shirt on while throwing rocks at nothing in particular.
At 5:22 p.m., a woman was tearing items off the wall at the AT&T store on Arnold Drive while allegedly high on drugs.
Friday, April 29
At three minutes past noon a woman on Walnut Street was talking to herself and “throwing” a large blue and purple purse.
Six minutes later, a man “screaming threats and being crazy” was in the Jack In The Box bathroom, where you’d think one could get some privacy but no, someone reported the stranger.
Around 5:30 p.m., a man in a blue pinstripe suit was urinating in public at Sunnybrae Drive and Macalvey Drive. Hope he didn’t splash onto his suit.
Another man was described as erratic when he pulled his pants down and was vandalizing trees in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo bank off Main Street at 5:47 p.m.
A meat thief was thwarted when his duffel bag full of meat was taken from him by a good Samaritan while he was fleeing the Safeway grocery store across from the adult school.
Saturday, April 30
Here at the paper we began to move things into our new office front at 725 Ward Street where Certified Reporting was previously.
Sunday, May 1
At 12:54 a.m., a man in a light colored flannel was kicking the vending machines in front of the Wal-Mart while, of course, using foul language and talking to himself.
Roughly 12 hours later, a woman wearing “bro clothing” was lighting things on fire behind the Bernie Sanders table at the farmer’s market. Sounds like a Hillary supporter.
At 6:42 it was reported that a herd of cows had broken through the chains that bound them (the fence) and had entered the Alhambra sports field at the top of F Street. Those cows need to MOOve back up the hill.
Monday, May 2
Around 10:35 a.m., a party of four left the IHOP diner without paying their bill of $87.71. That’s a lot of pancakes.
At 1:04 p.m., a woman wearing a bandanna told a child and the accompanying parent strolling by Susana Park to “keep walking or she will cut off their heads.”
Tuesday, May 3
A beautiful jazz pianist residing on Alhambra Avenue was interrupted from his musical process by the police at 12:57 a.m., who told the ivory tickler that a neighbor had complained about his piano playing. Some people do not appreciate musical genius. Keep at it Joe.
At 8 p.m., a suspicious person described as a white man about 30 years old was at Mt. View park taking pictures of children.
Two people were seen running on Highway 4 between the Morello Avenue and Alhambra Avenue exits at 11:46 p.m.