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. 24
At 5:44 a.m., a man and woman were reportedly yelling and screaming at each other for 15 to 20 minutes across the street from the Martinez Museum on Court street. Probably just a heated debate about Martinez history.
A Lake Crest Court resident pulled up to his home to find a suspicious man sitting on the curb. As the resident started to get out of the car, the “weird” guy tried to open the door to get in. This is the ride-sharing app society we live in now. Now every car can be mistaken for a taxi.
One minute later at 11:05 a.m., another Lake Crest Court resident reported that she was surprised by a similar “weird” guy who was at the door to her house, telling the resident that he was tripping.
A woman believed to be in her 50s was picking fights with people on the street in front of the Marina Market on Escobar near 9 p.m. I will fight her if she is still offering.
Thursday, Aug. 25
At 9:19 a.m. a man refused to leave the dumpster he was rummaging through behind the Starbucks in the Muir Station shopping center, even after being told to do so by an employee. He must have been looking for some delicious used coffee grounds in which he could brew again, making a beverage known as white night in Russia.
At 3:37 p.m. a Ridgewood Drive resident was threatened with a baseball bat after confronting a stranger parked in front of his home. The regret probably set in immediately.
Friday, Aug. 26
Two men were breaking car windows in the parking lot of the Hillside Apartments on F Street at 5:46 a.m. Which may have been legal if there were hot dogs inside, both kinds.
Around 1 p.m., a thin man was walking near the Ace Hardware store on Pacheco Boulevard carrying a large knife and threatening to slit his tattoo-covered wrists.
At 10 p.m. a Wal-Mart shopper was punched in the face and stomach while perusing the great Wal-Mart deals.
Saturday, Aug. 27
A man in a red and white t-shirt was sighted at a bus stop near Virginia Hills being his own best friend, if you know what I mean.
Sunday, Aug. 28
Thirty-two minutes into the new week, a man was reported to have possibly been high on drugs, asking for money and “talking crazy” at th 7-Eleven on Pacheco Boulevard. This wasn’t me.
A woman was near Luigi’s on Castro Street at 10:38 a.m. spitting and pulling her pants down, exposing herself. Which is one weird way of ordering a sandwich there.
At 8:40 p.m. a man in a do-rag was reportedly drinking beer and harassing people near the old train station on Ferry Street. Should be called a don’t rag in that situation.
Monday, Aug. 29
It was so hot on this day that a man appeared to be stealing an A/C unit out of the window of the Senior Center Apartments on Ferry Street around 1:30 a.m.
A Haven Street resident reported that their neighbor had been throwing a mix of dirt, grass and leaves at their home this morning.
Tuesday, Aug. 30
At 7:38 a.m. a man and woman were spotted on the F Street bridge near the adult school writing something onto the bridge. If it says “DAN was here 2016” then it definitely wasn’t me.