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. 28
A Date Street resident hired a dog sitter while she went out of town. The resident discovered the dog sitter had let the dog out of the house and that her credit card had been compromised. Coming home early to investigate, she found her house littered with other people’s check books.
At 1:26 p.m., some kids were seen writing on the wall of the Hot Dog Depot on Ferry Street. I totally saw this coming. It was quite obvious. How did nobody notice? The writing was on the wall.
A woman gave a stranger a ride to Warren Street. During the ride he kept asking for heroin and after the ride was over, he took her wallet. SAD.
Thursday, Dec. 29
Around 2 a.m., a Tuolumne Avenue residence was host to a possible fight between three to four women with items being thrown around the house.
At 1:13 p.m., a woman in blue sweatpants was screaming and yelling in the middle of Ilene Street, blocking the roadway. She’s probably just exclaiming her joy for 2016 being over.
The Virginia Hills Safeway was having troubles with a trespasser who continually came back into the store and into the employee-only area around 4 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 30
At 12:38 a.m., a Shasta Drive resident could not get a woman to leave their house.
At 9:36 a.m., a large addition to a home was noticed being built on Canyon Way and the validity of a building permit was questioned.
At 9:39 a.m., a man with a shaved head took $100 to $200 worth of razors from the CVS drugstore on Center Avenue. Geez, that is a lot of razors for a man whose head is already shaved.
An aggressive panhandler was stationed outside of Safeway. When he was refused a donation he got agitated and started pacing in front of the store.
At 12:51 p.m., a Green Street resident was yelled at by a man in grey jeans who was not me.
At 1:05 p.m., a woman reported a theft of her purse after she got a ride originating in Martinez with its destination in Concord. At the start of the ride, the driver insisted the purse be placed in the trunk. After the ride was over, the driver refused to open the trunk and drove off.
At 10:32 p.m., a bag hanging from a tree was on fire on Arreba Street. The bag fell out of the tree. The tree was near a house.
Saturday, Dec. 31
A Toyota pickup truck was flashing its headlights and running stop signs at the marina around 6 p.m.
At 7:07 p.m., a bicyclist fell off his bike and became unconscious on Green Street.
Sunday, Jan. 1
What a beautiful New Year folks.
Monday, Jan. 2
At 12:40 a.m., a loud party was heard on Berrellesa Street.
At 9:49 a.m., a man with a bowl cut stole $10 worth of small bottles of wine from the CVS on Center Avenue. I would drink my sorrows away too if I had a bowl cut.
Around 5 p.m., a man walked around the Lucky supermarket parking lot attempting to sell a Yorkshire Terrier for $4,800 dollars.
Tuesday, Jan. 3
After sleeping in front of the store, a man in a burgundy jacket and orange shoes repeatedly trespassed the Safeway on Alhambra after being repeatedly walked out four to five times by employees.
A man in gray sweatpants was reportedly bothering the taxis in front of the Amtrak station at 2:42 p.m. This man was identified as the same man who was told not to return to the station after using drugs in the bathroom.
At 7:24 p.m., a Panda Express patron found their car passenger window smashed. The patron thought it might be related to being a Cowboys fan. Other car owners in the lot reported smashed windows and theft. Probably Cowboys fans as well.
A man locked himself inside the Valero gas station bathroom on Alhambra Avenue for three hours.