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, April 12
A car parked in the handicapped spot at the Hidden Creek apartments was not displaying a proper placard and was given a parking citation at 2:55 a.m.
It was reported at 8:29 a.m. that pillars and rocks were spray painted to read “F U” on Northridge Road.
Two young men on the Hidden Valley Park play structure at 11:35 a.m. were allegedly playing loud and offensive music and would not turn it down when asked.
An apartment on Center Avenue had water coming out from underneath the front door at 9:41 p.m.
Thursday, April 13
Seven people were reportedly stuck on an elevator on Arnold Drive at 6:36 a.m.
Around lunchtime, the driver of a white truck was yelling at the driver of a white Nissan to get out and fight him.
A man with a briefcase was yelling at people passing by on Green Street at 1:35 p.m. Truly a businessman.
A man in blue jeans was yelling at people passing by the Safeway on Alhambra Avenue at 2:15 p.m. Truly casual Friday is tomorrow.
A knife was pulled out on the bus at 4:13 p.m. while it was traveling on Escobar Street.
At 4:23 p.m. a male driver was asked to slow down after allegedly driving recklessly on Alhambra Avenue. He responded with cursing and making derogatory comments towards women. So it sounds like he won that argument.
Friday, April 14
Windows were reportedly broken at the county hospital at 1:03 a.m.
Makeup was stolen from the Rite Aid on Arnold Drive at 7:13 p.m. So if you see four women glammed up, please call me and let me know.
Saturday, April 15
A woman in a light brown trench coat repeatedly trespassed the Main Street Starbucks just before 7 a.m. I can only do my trespassing after I’ve had my coffee.
A woman was seen screaming and driving erratically on Escobar Street at 10:05 a.m. Sounds like a bee in the car.
A man in a black beanie walked out of the Safeway grocery store at noon carrying two bags loaded with bottles that he had no intention of paying for. When confronted he would not return what he had taken.
At 7:49 p.m., three men stole two baskets full of groceries from Nob Hill on Center Avenue.
Sunday, April 16
At 5:36 p.m., a man in a black jacket lit a log on fire on the sidewalk near Hagins Automotive on Alhambra Avenue. I don’t remember this Easter celebration.
Monday, April 17
Adorned in all white, a person attempted to cross Highway 4 on foot near the Center Avenue exit.
Tuesday, April 18
It was reported at 3:50 a.m. that several kids stole several cases of beer from the Virginia Hills Safeway. Who needs beer that early? At least wait until after breakfast to go stealing beers.
A man in a plaid shirt was breaking bottles on Escobar Street and harassing women passing by at around 3 p.m.
At 6:12 p.m., it was reported that several bottles of alcohol, amounting to $200, were stolen from the Safeway by the high school. Now this is an appropriate time.