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, July 27
At 6:09 a.m., a verbal fight between two women possibly got physical for a moment, “based on words that were said.” The catfight occurred at Talbart and Buckley streets.
A kid, identified as being 14 years old, was throwing rocks at cars driving through Parkway Drive around 11 a.m.
A man, possibly under the influence, was walking in circles while talking to himself on Center Avenue near Rainier Drive around 1:15 p.m.
A resident of Panoramic Drive noticed a suspicious middle-aged man with a shoulder tattoo showering with a garden hose in his neighbor’s front yard at 6:20 p.m. Which I believe to be in violation of the drought-water-use restrictions.
At 8:45 p.m., a man with a mustache and prosthetic leg was rolling around in the dirt on a pathway by the First Baptist Church of Martinez.
Near Howe Road, clothing and debris were ablaze on the train tracks around 10 p.m. Railroad maintenance put out the fire.
At 10:42 p.m., a man, who was described as tall, was stalking along Green Street calling to people inside the buildings around him to come out so that he could batter them. I am not falling for that one again.
Thursday, July 28
A man described as tall, skinny and wearing beige clothing was observed to be too weak to pick up his backpack in the rear parking lot of Muir Station shopping center at 6:27 a.m. This wasn’t me; I am very strong and can lift a number of backpacks without help.
A landlord complained that one of his tenants was leaving dirty diapers on the front porch. Something something “deposit” joke.
Amtrak requested Martinez police assistance for an unruly stowaway who was threatening to fight passengers and train staff at 3 p.m.
At 3:43 p.m., a Brodia Court resident reported that her neighbor had sprayed water over her backyard fence and onto her daughter, another drought-restriction violation.
Friday, July 29
Security cameras were stolen from the Rising Star Montessori School on Midhill Road. The suspect was caught on video.
Saturday, July 30
At 9:36 a.m., a short man took a shovel from the cemetery on Carquinez Scenic Drive. I would put it back. That shovel is probably haunted.
Around 10:30 a.m., a woman in a black dress was observed attempting to break into a private laundry room on Richardson Street. I have not heard of someone so determined to do laundry before.
A man on Berrellesa Street, donning a white beard, looked disheveled and unsteady at 10:46 a.m.
A suspicious man was reportedly sticking his head into open car windows at the Jack In the Box drive thru line and yelling at occupants inside said cars at 6:15 p.m. Probably just making sure they got their order right.
Sunday, July 31
A man by the payphone at the Amtrak station threatened to throw his hat at 10:11 a.m.
A man with a brown ponytail ran into the convalescent hospital on Ilene Street naked. He then stole clothing from one of the patients.
Monday, Aug. 1
A Duane Lane resident noticed their neighbor had been using their tractor without permission.
At 5:30 a.m., a man in green pants was observed passed out in the bushes in front of the Safeway grocery store on Alhambra Avenue.
At 6:26 p.m., a man with a large build was yelling at his dog and people in the gravel parking lot on the corner of Alhambra Avenue and Franklin Canyon. Please do not yell at dogs; they have been nothing but good to us.
Tuesday, Aug. 2
At 5:45 p.m., a petty theft at the CVS drug store on Center Avenue was reported. The two female thieves were confronted and one returned face cream she had swiped. The other refused to be searched but possibly took a curling iron.