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, Oct. 5
Just before 8:30 a.m., a white SUV was road-raging on Pacheco Boulevard by brake checking the car behind them and then following that car while swerving.
A man in a gray sweatshirt refused to stop sitting on the train tracks that cross Ferry Street at 11:19 a.m. He cursed when asked to move. He was arrested for public intoxication.
At 2:39 p.m., a tall and thin man in black clothing was seen doing drugs and urinating under a stairwell at the Senior Center apartments on Ferry Street.
A Haven Street resident noted an ongoing problem of their neighbor throwing lawn clippings into the front yard.
Thursday, Oct. 6
At 8:39 a.m., a man reported that his phone charger was stolen from his unlocked car on Starflower Drive.
At 11:04 a.m., a man in a black sweatshirt asked a civilian for change for a $5 bill. When the civilian took out his money to give change all of his money was snatched, adding up to a theft of $91.
A man in a long-sleeve shirt stole a bag full of food and alcohol from Lucky supermarket at 4 p.m.
At 5:47 p.m., a number of children were running in circles stating they were the “killer clowns” by the YWCA on Arnold Drive.
A Farm Lane resident claimed that their neighbor had stolen the resident’s keys and was refusing to return them.
Friday, Oct. 7
At 11:50 a.m., Martinez United Methodist Church on Church Street was purportedly burning things, with the smoke entering neighboring yards.
At 3 p.m., a man with a goatee was continuously entering and exiting Contra Costa Federal Credit Union on Pine Street. Talking strangely, he mentioned people were stealing from him.
A man with a beard in a wheelchair, drinking alcohol, was refusing to leave the premises of the Chevron gas station on Alhambra Avenue at 5:08 p.m. He had a dog with him.
At 6:37 p.m., it was reported that in open space associated with Hidden Lakes Park, there was a filming of unclothed people. I need to see the footage if anyone has it, for news reasons.
At 8:19 p.m., a woman in blue scrubs was observed yelling derogatory remarks at passersby in front of the Amtrak station.
Saturday, Oct. 8
At 5:45 p.m., a car on Palisade Drive was reported to have all its doors open and smelled of marijuana, with its occupants shouting and being loud in general.
At 8:10 p.m. a bag-of-chips-carrying teen knocked on the door of a Warren Street resident and asked to come inside to look at the phone book.
Sunday, Oct. 9
A person on Estudillo Street allegedly was hearing a loud buzzing noise, like an electric hum, for a few hours in the beginning of the day. It’s probably just T H E H U M. (EDITOR’S NOTE: I heard it too! I believe it was originating from the roof of Campbell Theater … probably their AC unit. I contacted the theater about it.)
Monday, Oct. 10
Today is a good day. Just an A-plus day. A real 10/10.
A man was walking on Muir Road near the movie theater wearing a headlamp and carrying a five gallon bucket around 5:30 a.m.
There was a water leak on Plaza Drive around breakfast time.
A car of juveniles driving on Alhambra Avenue near Franklin Canyon Road threw bottles and shouted obscenities out of the vehicle at 11:53 a.m.
A white truck parked by the Baskin Robbins on Arnold Drive was reported suspicious when its two occupants inside looked lethargic. Maybe they’re lactose intolerant.
Tuesday, Oct. 11
At 12:45 a.m., a man was seen hitting a white Volvo with his hands and feet while it was parked in the parking lot by the fishing pier.
A man in a blue beanie was throwing bottles and scaring patrons in front of the Safeway grocery store on Alhambra Ave and F Street at 6:33 a.m.
At 5:10 p.m., a coin purse was found at the Chevron gas station on Morello Avenue. It contained what appeared to be drugs. If no owner claims it, I will take it. I need it for coins.