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, Dec. 7
A man in sweats was blocking traffic by acting erratically on Alhambra Avenue 1:14 a.m.
At 3:26 a.m., a voice was heard on Susanna Street crying, “you deserve 25 to life.” Which sounds like a contest judge giving a verdict on a performance for which the prize was 25 years to a lifetime supply of ice cream.
Around 7 a.m., a woman in camouflage pants entered the Starbucks on Main Street and created a disturbance; she was asked to leave. She then locked herself in the bathroom.
At 9:37 a.m., the odor of gas was noticed at Hidden Valley Park. My brother must’ve farted.
Thursday, Dec. 8
At 3:37 a.m., a small shack was seen on fire off Arnold Drive.
A Castro Street resident had an unknown traveler knock on his door and ask to be taken to the Bart station at 7:41 a.m.
A Hidden Creek Court resident thought a man might be smoking underneath his neighbor’s house at 11:34 a.m.
A couple pushed a cart of groceries out of Lucky supermarket without paying at 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 9
One patron of the Creek Monkey Tap House punched another patron in the face at 9:10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10
A man in a Giants shirt rang the doorbell for several minutes at a Holiday Court resident’s home to whom he was unknown at 6:47 a.m. He is the one who rings.
Three youths appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol were screaming obscenities and attempting to bend or break trees at Eastwoodbury Park at 8:52 p.m.
A man described to be in his 40s fell down in the middle of Palisade Drive at 10:27 p.m. With no obvious sign of injury he also had no obvious reason for falling: he didn’t appear drunk, osteoporosis doesn’t usually set in till later in life and there aren’t many obstacles that need dodged on Palisade Drive in order to maintain an upright position.
Sunday, Dec. 11
A briefcase containing $100 worth of stamps was stolen out of a car on Platt Drive by way of a broken window.
A man was in the bushes outside Safeway with his pants down at 3:38 p.m. Looking like a fool.
Monday, Dec. 12
A man described to be in his 40s was taking his clothes off in the Starbucks bathroom on Main Street at 8:30 a.m. Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays.
A burn victim in the ER was allegedly earlier cooking meth in his home when a butane tank blew up, causing the burns on his entire person.
At 5:12 p.m., a man on Brown Street was allegedly robbed when he was pushed down and his bag containing $500 worth of $2 bills, that is 250 $2 bills, was snatched from him.
At 7:45 p.m., a man was reportedly running down Main Street doing karate, acting crazy and being violent.