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, Aug. 3
Around 2 a.m., the Berrellesa Street train crossing arms that stop traffic were in disarray. One arm was up while the other was down with no trains around.
At 6:14 a.m., a man in a black hat was at the 7 Flags Car Wash on Alhambra Avenue taking items out of trash cans and throwing them around.
A transient man was throwing objects at a woman rolling down Berrellesa Street in a motorized scooter around 8:30 a.m. None of the items hit her. If he was any worse at throwing he’d be a College Park quarterback.
A man and woman were reportedly getting drunk off Hennessy in the tunnel that is a part of the playground at Rankin Park at 4:40 p.m.
At 8:23 p.m., a man associated with a white truck was parked at the marina boat launch “yelling and insulting people passing by.” He was also noted for being aggressive and threatening to commit battery against someone who confronted him about his behavior.
Thursday, Aug. 4
An Ashwood Drive resident reported that the video doorbell to her home was stolen in the night. Knock, knock. Who’s there? If your video doorbell was still here you would know; also, I wouldn’t have had to knock.
Friday, Aug. 5
At 2:27 p.m., a man in a brown shirt was waving a four inch knife around while yelling and screaming downtown on Castro Street.
A man described as dirty, thin, disoriented and long-haired was wandering in and out of yards along Sweetwater Drive barefoot, though carrying his shoes. This was not me; I do not have long hair.
Saturday, Aug. 6
At 1:54 a.m., a pack of five cars were parked in the Alhambra High School parking lot that is next to Knowles Field. People outside the vehicles were reportedly talking loudly. Look, I get that school starts up again soon but you do not need to be this early for class.
At 8:20 p.m., a woman in a grey shirt was walking along Pacheco Boulevard toward downtown right by where Foster Freeze (R.I.P.) used to be, yelling, screaming and throwing things. I know one thing, she definitely wasn’t throwing any delicious Foster Freeze food around.
Sunday, Aug. 7
Someone complained about people walking their dogs around the farmers market.
At 11:55 p.m., a young woman was sitting at the train station unresponsive to Amtrak employees requesting that she leave. She was noted to have been staring at a wall.
Monday, Aug. 8
A group of people yelling was observed on Mellus Street at 3:13 a.m.. The exclamations were described as loud and possibly coming from a fight.
At 8:23 a.m., an intruder intruded on a yard on Lakeside Court throwing the door entry mats around. This anarchist was said to have been at the same residence before, breaking fence boards and plumbing.
A blond haired man who was possibly wearing sunglasses was dumping trash on the side of the Family Dentistry building on Alhambra Avenue at 11:20 a.m.
Around 6:30 p.m., a woman who appeared to be on drugs was stumbling down Green Street.
A man was reported to have been swinging a shirt around and yelling at passersby near the Golden Vintage liquor store on Alhambra Avenue.