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, Feb. 22
A knife was found in the backpack of a student at Martinez Junior High School around 10 a.m. Sounds like someone has been doing some back-to-school shopping.
A man in a De La Salle sweatshirt grabbed a beer and ran from the Valero on Alhambra Avenue, pushing a civilian on the way out. The greatest con job ever happened at 10:47 a.m.
A loose dog chased a person around the grass field at Morello Park Elementary School at 11:23 a.m. Good boy.
Thursday, Feb. 23
A man on the fishing pier was observed wearing a black fish shirt, causing a disturbance by yelling and being visibly drunk. He made his presence known around 3:15 p.m.
A Via Cabrera Lane resident heard a neighbor banging on the adjoining wall and screaming for help at 11:43 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 24
A suspicious person was said to be concealing something within a Taco Bell bag within the bushes to the right of the 7-Eleven. This was at 8:39 a.m.
Another suspicious person was reported at 9:43 a.m. A man was sitting at his car with all the doors open in the back parking lot of the 7 Flags Car Wash. He was said to be staring at people while also doing nothing. But it can’t be both.
At 9:52 a.m., a man shot a gun in a Lotus apartment on Alhambra Avenue.
A woman admitted to being drunk when her car broke down in the McDonald’s drive-thru at 11:18 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25
A Brodia Court resident reported their neighbor had moved the fence over while they were gone.
A bald man was observed on Haven Street laughing and cursing sans shoes at 2:12 p.m.
A man repeatedly entered and exited the Safeway on Alhambra Avenue at 11:54 p.m. Probably just could not decide whether or not to play Safeway Monopoly.
Sunday, Feb. 26
At 3:40 a.m., a woman who had been drinking was being aggressive and trying to start fights at the scene of what was a party just hours before.
At 7:16 a.m., a woman was upset that someone had defecated in the marina parking lot near her car.
At 5:21 p.m., a woman reported her car slipping off the road and getting stuck while she was driving inside the St. Catherine’s cemetery. She herself was stuck as the gate to the cemetery had been closed so she could not have even walked out. I don’t know why she was trying to leave; people are dying to get in.
Monday, Feb. 27
A vehicle hit a fire hydrant on Alhambra Avenue at 7:50 a.m. Water everywhere.
At 11:15 a.m., an alleged man was agitated and running around the Ace Hardware on Pacheco Avenue.
At 12:08 p.m., a man was using a computer while sitting in the back of a white van parked on Ulfinian Way. This is the hacker.
A man with a mustache was squatting in the lobby of the post office on Alhambra Avenue at 5:27 p.m. He made a woman checking her P.O. Box uncomfortable.
Tuesday, Feb. 28
A shopping cart containing copper pipes and recycling was found on Center Avenue at 1:13 p.m. Can anyone tell me where they sell recycling AND copper pipes? I am tired of making two trips.
A skateboarder was seen around 6 p.m. using the old Bank of America building on Main Street as a ramp and riding on the walls. He was on X-Games mode.
A man was taking clothes out of the donation drop box and trying them on in the Safeway parking lot on Alhambra Avenue at 9 p.m.