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, Jan. 18
At 2:47 p.m., a vehicle’s front license plate was reportedly touching the vehicle in front of it. The owner of the offending license plate refused to move. The touched car’s owner claimed minor damage was done.
Multiple vehicles were reportedly driving in private mud off Arnold Drive when at least one vehicle got stuck. Their tow cable was left out and another vehicle driving by ran it over and crashed into another vehicle. The incident was reported at 5 p.m.
A man described to be in his 50s and smelling of urine was being disruptive by the pay phones at the Amtrak station at 5:14 p.m.
At 11:06 p.m. a Midhill Road resident came home to find his sliding glass door smashed and an electric guitar stolen. So if you see a criminal shredding a guitar solo please call me.
Thursday, Jan. 19
At 7:38 a.m., a man reported that his partner had been smoking crack for the past three days. What is this, the ‘90s?
At 9:04 a.m., a business on Arnold Drive encountered a man in green pants that was attempting to fight the manager. In the process he threw computers and other items.
At 2:25 p.m., a balding man in a green jacket refused to leave Legacy Nursing and Rehabilitation on Muir Road upon learning that the person he came there to find no longer lives there.
At 5:45 p.m., a man in an orange beanie on Mellus Street was talking about going to heaven while agitated and angry.
Around 6:45, a 50-year-old bald man in all beige clothing door-dinged another car in an Arnold Drive parking lot. When confronted, the bald man got aggressive and entered the personal space of the door-ding victim. Nothing beige about that encounter.
A stabbing was reported at 7:18 p.m. A man was allegedly stabbed in the chest, arm, back and shoulder blade on the ramp of the Contra Costa Federal Credit Union on Pine Street.
A man in his 20s wearing gray sweats was reported to have stolen a few beers from the Safeway across from Wendy’s 10 minutes before 11 p.m. It wasn’t me.
Friday, Jan. 20
At 5:45 a.m., a man in a black hoodie and Pokemon baseball cap was refusing to leave the Starbucks on Main Street. I don’t even try to catch ‘em all until I have my coffee.
At 6:38 a.m., a man was observed sleeping in his car with a blanket on Redwood Drive. Sweet dreams.
At 9:05 a.m., a young man with a beard locked himself in the public restroom of the Berrellesa Palms apartments on Berrellesa Street for at least 10 minutes. It probably just takes longer to wipe when you got a beard, I assume.
At 10:45 p.m., a man was heard yelling to himself on the Estudillo Street side of the St. Catherine’s Church.
Saturday, Jan. 21
A man was observed on his knees, muttering to himself in the Susana Street park for 15 minutes just after 12 a.m.
A man was observed screaming in the middle of Susana Street Park at 1 a.m. It was said he sounded like he was in mental distress.
A television and basket full of items were taken without payment from the Rite Aid on Arnold Drive around 9:15 a.m., with the getaway vehicle being a white Acura. So if you see a white Acura watching television, call me.
A sandwich and a bag of chips were stolen from the Safeway grocery store by the high school at 8 p.m. The petty thief fought with an employee before leaving the store with blood on his tan jacket.
Sunday, Jan. 22
Three people, two men and one woman, were seen fighting physically near Whiskey Lane on Ferry Street at 1:49 a.m.
Two homes on both Linden Street and Rolling Hills Way reported they were egged around 10:45 p.m. One more house and you could’ve had an omelet.