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Police blotter: Aug. 31 – Sept. 6, 2016

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By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune 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, Aug. 31 A man was observed sleeping near the playground equipment at Nancy Boyd Park around 7 ...

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New assistant city manager hired

Mayor Rob Schroder (center) sported green hair at the March 9, 2016, meeting of the Martinez City Council. While he joked it was in support of open space, the coif is actually in support of an upcoming St. Baldrick's Day fundraiser, where the mayor will have his hair shaved off to raise funds for children's cancer research.  (ERIN CLARK / Martinez Tribune)

MARTINEZ – City Manager Brad Kilger announced Monday the hiring of Anne Cardwell as the assistant city manager for the City of Martinez. Cardwell will fill the position that was vacated by the previous Assistant City Manager Alan Shear, who left in April of this year to assume the position ...

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Appreciating First Responders …

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The community came out Tuesday, Sept. 6, to celebrate and appreciate those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe – first responders like law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMT personnel. The celebration took place in front of City Hall, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez, from 6-7 p.m. ...

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Arrest log: Aug. 24-29, 2016

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Those appearing in the following listings have only been arrested on suspicion of the crimes indicated and are presumed innocent. Arrests listed may not necessarily have taken place in Martinez. • Tyler Lewis, 31, was arrested Aug. 29 for alleged possession of burglar’s tools, receiving stolen property, taking a vehicle ...

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Police blotter: Aug. 24-30, 2016

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By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune 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, Aug. 24 At 5:44 a.m., a man and woman were reportedly yelling and screaming at each other ...

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City goes greener …

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The City has installed new recycle bins with padlocks throughout the city. However, they had to make small adjustments to the size of the center holes to allow for cans and bottles but deter other trash. (JOHN GRUBKA / Courtesy)

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Female escapee eludes capture

Nakiya Laverne Hutcherson, 27, who absconded from the area of the Martinez Detention Facility on Friday, Aug. 26. (SAN PABLO PD / Courtesy)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The search for an escapee near the area of the Martinez Detention Facility in downtown Martinez was called off shortly after it began last Friday. Around 7:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, the Martinez Police Department (MPD) sent out an alert it was assisting in the apprehension of ...

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