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. 19
An F Street resident reported a suspicious person wearing glasses and a grey beard lurking outside their home and tampering with the fence at 8:42 a.m.
A car parked on the corner of Baron Court and Roanoke Drive was stolen. The owner thinks the theft might have happened as a joke because his neighbor had been leaving anonymous notes that he shouldn’t park on the street.
A father was reported to have not paid back his son after a ticket was purchased by the offspring.
Thursday, Oct. 20
At 8:30 a.m., it was reported that a man in a black hoodie was loitering at the US Gas station. When asked to leave he did, but came back with a bottle of chocolate sauce and poured it around the store and door, then started acting aggressively.
A woman was purportedly walking in the middle of Paradise Drive at 7:30 p.m. and would not move out of the way of oncoming vehicles but instead would continually tie and untie her shoes while blocking traffic.
Friday, Oct. 21
A man who appeared to be in possession of a Slim Jim was attempting to break into a black sedan on Susana Street around 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22
A man in a Raiders jacket was purportedly writing on a business door on Marina Vista Avenue at 9:13 a.m.
At Eastwoodbury Park, a jump house was set up at 12:10 p.m. But here’s the thing – there is a sign posted prohibiting such things.
Sunday, Oct. 23
At 12:21 a.m., a loud party was reported to have bright twinkle lights and can’t be missed. Yet somehow I still missed it.
Monday, Oct. 24
At 7:50 a.m., the West America Bank on Center Avenue opened and the door to the ladies bathroom was locked from the inside, possibly with someone inside. Guess someone got confused as to which door was the vault.
At 10:44 a.m., a woman was seen naked and in the spread eagle position inside her red SUV that was parked at the crossing of Franklin Canyon Road and Cummings Skyway. A man was also associated with the vehicle, possibly taking pictures.
At approximately 2 p.m., a car full of men and one pitbull rolled up to the marina area and asked a bystander if they wanted to buy heroin, asked if they would sell them a gun and told the bystander they were from Richmond, recently released from San Quentin and a member of a gang.
Around 5:30 p.m., a man was peeling stickers off items at the Shell gas station on Pacheco Boulevard.
A man described as shoeless and in his late 20s was asking customers of the Quik Stop Market on Alhambra Boulevard for cigarettes and yelling at them at 7:19 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25
A Mellus Street resident was under the impression that someone from next door was trying to signal him by turning a vacuum cleaner on and off around 4:20 p.m.