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, March 29
A car fire was reported around the Valero gas station on Alhambra Avenue at 9:48 a.m.
A reckless driver was reported in front of Alhambra High School going into opposing traffic at 1:38 p.m.
Two large dogs were reported loose on Baylands Drive at 2:48 p.m.
A man in a gray shirt was reportedly on drugs or having a panic attack at the marina around 4 p.m.
The occupants of a car driving on Pacheco were reported to have yelled obscenities at 5:40 p.m.
Thursday, March 30
A car was parked in a loading zone for approximately 45 minutes until it was reported at 12:10 a.m.
A manhole cover was noticed to be off of the manhole it was supposed to be covering on Morello Avenue at around 8 a.m.
A fire hydrant was struck at 3:30 p.m. on Muir Road and began gushing water.
At around 4:20 p.m., a citrus fruit was thrown at the window of a Warren Street resident. That resident believes the lemon or orange was thrown by a kid that she recently told to stay off her property.
A woman with short hair was refusing to leave the bathroom of the Main Street Starbucks at 5:05 p.m.
The tip jar at Ian’s yogurt was stolen at 5:14 p.m.
An Alhambra Avenue resident found an intoxicated man on his porch screaming and acting erratically at 7:16 p.m.
A man in purple pants grabbed $100 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart and then ran out the fire escape door at 10:29 p.m. That could be like 24 graphic tees or one nice bicycle, or whatever is easiest to carry out by one person. Maybe he put on 24 graphic tees and then walked out, but that’s just speculation.
Friday, March 31
At 4:50 a.m. a man with some sort of pole was spotted attempting to open a fire hydrant on Alhambra Avenue. Dude, just head over to Muir Road, there is already one open.
A bag of bagels and some soup was stolen from the Virginia Hills Safeway at 9:18 a.m.
A sign on Main Street was kicked over and broken around lunch time.
Saturday, April 1
The owners of a Chevy truck and a Ford Focus were yelling and cursing at each other in the Jack In the Box parking lot on Alhambra Avenue at 12:30 a.m. The Focus driver, a woman, defecated in the bushes nearby.
At 3:04 a.m. a man was vandalizing a vehicle and saying “come at me bro” on Center Avenue.
A large rock was noticed in the Southbound lanes of Alhambra Avenue at 7:47 a.m.
At 8:10 a.m., a man on Elderwood Drive was flipping off people driving by.
At 10 a.m., a man was reportedly locked in the stall of the bocce ball court bathroom off Joe Dimaggio Drive.
A woman in cut off jeans was throwing items at a man and they were both spitting at each other. This happened at 11:25 a.m. on Ferry Street.
A woman with her hair in a bun filled a colorful shoulder bag full of groceries at the Virginia Hills Safeway and then walked out at 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 2
A man described as 5 feet 8 inches was said to have been argumentative inside Walgreens at 8:08 a.m.
A man walking a husky was touching himself in the La Salle Manor apartment parking lot at 4:21 p.m. When confronted, he said he could do what he wants, like walk a husky.