Law and Order – Martinez Tribune https://martineztribune.com The website of the Martinez Tribune. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:12:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 The 8 California Laws Every Resident Must Know https://martineztribune.com/2019/03/07/the-8-california-laws-every-resident-must-know/ Thu, 07 Mar 2019 15:00:29 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=10873 BY HELEN LAME´ January 1 wan’t just the beginning of a new year, it was also the day on which California ushered in new laws. Here are eight of the newest Californian laws that came into effect on January 1, 2019 and which you must be aware of. After all, these laws could change your …

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BY HELEN LAME´

January 1 wan’t just the beginning of a new year, it was also the day on which California ushered in new laws. Here are eight of the newest Californian laws that came into effect on January 1, 2019 and which you must be aware of. After all, these laws could change your life. Resources such as PrisonFinder could be instrumental in finding your friends and family members who might have fallen to any of these new laws. Better still, be aware, and be safe.

1. Worker Pay

With California’s minimum wage climbing up to the maximum of $15 per hour, this year, the base hourly wage is now pegged at $12 for companies with 26 employees or more and $11 for micro-mini businesses. Small businesses will achieve the minimum wage of $15 on January 1, 2023. However, this law also provides for a postponement in wage increase, should there be an economic crisis.

Come 2022, a full-time worker getting a minimum wage can see his income increasing from $20,000 a year to $30,000 a year.

2. Gender Identification

Californians who neither fall in the male category nor female but a third gender can now opt for a driver’s license by subscribing to the new “non-binary” gender category, as Senate Bill 179 states. It will be symbolized by the letter “X.”

However, under the First Step Act, if health care workers in this state “wilfully and repeatedly” refuse to use the “preferred name” of a transgender patient, they could be punished under law, ranging from a monetary penalty to jailtime.

3. Gun Control

Already one of the strictest laws on gun control in the United States, California continues to make it more stringent. Through the Senate Bill 1100, the age limit for buying rifles and shotguns has been increased from 18 to 21, as is the case with handguns.

For anyone wanting to possess concealed carry weapons, it is mandatory to undergo at least eight hours’ training and pass a live-fire test of shooting. These will come through with Assembly Bill 2103.

If a Californian citizen is convicted of misdemeanour domestic violence, he or she will no longer be allowed to own a weapon, under Assembly Bill 3129.

4. Climate Change

Lawmakers in California now believe that at least 60% of energy must be produced from solar, wind and other renewable sources. Electricity generation from fossil fuels will be completely phased out by 2045. California is America’s second state after Hawaii to make this commitment. 

Yet another law prevents the Trump administration from increasing oil drilling at the California coast. It seeks to do this by blocking new pipelines and other related construction in the state waters.

5. Sexual Misconduct

After the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment at the workplace gathered sufficient momentum, enormous changes were brought in to protect workers from this while at work. For instance, earlier, organizations that settle issues of workplace harassment with their employees can now no longer keep such employees from discussing it with other colleagues. In fact, they were forced to sign a non-disparagement agreement to this effect.

But with Senate Bill 820 coming into effect, this no longer holds good. Now, a victim might still not want his or her name to be disclosed, but the perpetrator’s name has to be made public. 

Under Senate Bill 1300, workers no longer have to sign a release of liability as a pre-condition of continued employment or as a trade-off for a bonus. And this might be the most constructive law of them all: Senate Bill 1343 says that all California employeeswill be given sexual harassment training twice a year.

Those who have been sexually assaulted stand to seek civil damages from such experienced for up to 10 years, according to Assembly Bill 1619. With Senate Bill 826 coming into effect, California’s public companies will mandatorily need to have at least one woman director on their boards by the end of 2019.

6. Police Shootings

The public outrage and protests over frequent police shootings forced the California government to take cognizance of the problem and step up accountability and transparency in matters of civilians being killed by officers.

Senate Bill 1421 gives the public total access to internal investigations into incidents of the police killing or injuring individuals, apart from opens public access to internal investigations of incidents where police killed or seriously injured someone, as well as findings supported by evidence of sexual assault and of telling lies at the workplace.

Beginning July 2019, under Assembly Bill 748, law enforcement agencies will be required to release audio or video footage as evidence of a shooting or other incidents where force was used within 45 days.

7. Education Laws

By December 2019, all schools will have to put into effect a set of procedures that prevent students from bullying and cyberbullying their classmates. According to SB-830, the California Department of Education will be required to list all instructional materials and resources relating to media literacy on its official website.

Besides, former and present students will no longer be subject to paying any debts raised by public schools or school districts, under AB-1974.

8. Electric Scooters

Riding electric scooters is a rage these days, as the streets of California will testify to. Now, Assembly Bill 2989 allows individuals 18 years or more to ride these scooters unaided by helmets, on city streets. They will have to adhere to a speed limit of a maximum of 35 miles per hour.

Concluding Remarks

With the above laws, the lives of Californian residents have been improved, making them safer and the State an easier place to live in. It is therefore necessary for all residents of this state to know the scope of each of these laws that will make a difference to their life.

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7 Things to Know About Cannabis Possession in California https://martineztribune.com/2019/03/05/7-things-to-know-about-cannabis-possession-in-california/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 20:29:52 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=10868 BY HELEN LAME´ On January 1, 2018, California’s recreational marijuana laws came into force. With this, it became the sixth American state to sell marijuana to people 21 years or older. It also means that no one will need to go in to a store with a doctor’s prescription to buy marijuana from licensed stores. …

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BY HELEN LAME´

On January 1, 2018, California’s recreational marijuana laws came into force. With this, it became the sixth American state to sell marijuana to people 21 years or older. It also means that no one will need to go in to a store with a doctor’s prescription to buy marijuana from licensed stores.

The problem is, Californians are not well aware of the nuances of cannabis laws. The problem, when faced with a strict law enforcement office, a loved one could end up in trouble, and the next thing you know, you’d be searching inmate records in Martinez Prison or any other Californian prison, to see if that’s where your friend is, waiting for help.

1. Buying and Selling Cannabis

Individuals 21 years and more can legally carry, buy, sell and grow cannabis to the tune of 28.5 gm. of cannabis and a maximum of 8 gm. of concentrated cannabis found in candies, breakfast bars and brownies. Individuals can only buy cannabis from stores licensed by the California Bureau of Cannabis Control. Californians can legally possess cannabis but cannot sell it in the absence of a license.

In order to be eligible to buy legal cannabis in California, it is important to show certain documents. First, documents that prove an individual’s age is 21 or more or a driver’s license. All transactions are done in cash, so cards don’t work here. Further, you will need to go to a licensed store, which means they remain shut between 10 pm and 6 am.

2. Driving Under the Influence

Though recreational cannabis is legal in California, yet driving under its influence is still illegal. If one is caught driving under the influence of cannabis, he or she is subject to penalties ranging from informal probation to suspension of license or even some amount of jail time.

3. Growing and Possessing Cannabis

Adults can only plant, harvest, dry, process and possess a maximum of six living plants of cannabis on their estates. These plants must be kept confined in a locked space, not easily visible to others. Outdoor cultivation of cannabis may be prohibited by cities and counties and by landlords and property owners.

4. Consuming Cannabis

One cannot use cannabis within a radius of 1000 feet of a day care centre, school or youth centre in the presence of children. Though legal under Californian law, yet employers can prohibit their employees from using cannabis while at work.

It is legal to consume cannabis on private property but not in public. Though you can consume it on private property, yet you cannot consume it, or eat, smoke or vape cannabis in public places. Despite it being legal in California, it cannot be consumed or held in one’s possession in national parks or other such federal properties in California.

Also, you cannot take it out of the state limits, when travelling from California to any other state where its use is legal. Further, it is not legal to smoke cannabis in those places where tobacco smoking is already prohibited. Certain cities are now considering permits for cafes and lounges where cannabis smoking would be legal, as in San Francisco and Oakland.

So, where can one consume cannabis?

Cannabis can be legally consumed at:

  • Private homes
  • Additional structures located on the grounds of private homes that are away and safe from the public and enclosed
  • On a private residence and in the outdoors in those cities or counties where such actions are not legally prohibited

5. On the Road with Cannabis 

If you consume cannabis before driving your car, or operating your boat or any other vehicle, you could be subject to a law enforcement officer asking you to pull over to the side of the road for a sobriety test. All violators of this law are subject to normal DUI laws.

If, while driving, you are caught with an open container of cannabis, you could be punished and made to pay a fine of $70. This also applies to those in the passenger seats. Any cannabis you drive with or are in possession of when driving must be in a sealed and an approved pack or container. Else, it should be stored in the trunk.

6. Flying with Cannabis

California law states that it is illegal to send cannabis out of the state or city by plane, even if it is wanted for medical treatment. This includes air trips within the state and to those states that have already legalized its use.

Although it is illegal to have it in one’s possession when aboard a plane, yet the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says that usually security officers don’t specifically look for cannabis or marijuana or any other drugs.

According to the organization, screeners at airports look for those things that can affect an airplane’s efficiency in the skies, not specifically cannabis. However, this doesn’t mean one is safe to fly with it. After all, TSA sniffer dogs look not only for explosives in one’s luggage but also illegal substances like cannabis. So, the bottom line is that flying with cannabis is illegal.

7. No advertisements for cannabis on TV and elsewhere

According to Proposition 64 or the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), billboard advertising and TV advertising for cannabis are prohibited. Billboard ads on highways are included under this law.

Concluding Remarks

For a Californian, it is necessary to know the updated laws regarding procuring, consuming and advertising cannabis. Any ignorance on such subjects can cost one dearly in jail term and money.

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Martinez Police Blotter: April 26 – May 2, 2017 https://martineztribune.com/2017/05/05/martinez-police-blotter-april-26-may-2-2017/ Fri, 05 May 2017 09:20:54 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=7258 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, April 26 At 2:24 a.m., a man was walking up and down Polson Circle with a bike with a red light on …

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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, April 26
At 2:24 a.m., a man was walking up and down Polson Circle with a bike with a red light on it by his side. The red light was actually ET phoning home.

At 5:33 a.m., a man with a beard was driving down Orchard View Avenue shining a flashlight into parked car windows.

At 8:53 a.m., a man re-entered CVS with a cane after stealing it and removing the tags moments before.

At 3:20 p.m., two kids stole cough syrup from the Marina Market. I hope they’re feeling better.

At 5:12 p.m., a man in his late 20s walked out of the Virginia Hills Safeway with $200 to $300 in groceries in one cart.

At 5:24 p.m., a man about six foot tall wearing camouflage pants was punching the air on Alhambra Avenue.

At 6:49 p.m., a woman allegedly stabbed her sister in the forehead with a car key causing bleeding. And I thought my brother was bad.

At 10 p.m., a man was aggressive towards his mother on Gilger Avenue.

Thursday, April 27
“Help me,” was heard yelled twice by a male voice from a Brown Street residence at 1 a.m.

A woman dropped off her child at a daycare on Midhill and came back to her car to find her purse and lunchbox stolen at 7:20 a.m., which is much too early for lunch.

A woman reported her boyfriend beating a trash can with a bat at 9:31 a.m. Beating trash cans is the new cross fit.

Friday, April 28
A Ricks Avenue resident found his girlfriend in his driveway at 1:41 a.m. She had a bat.

Saturday, April 29
At 2:10 p.m., a man allegedly stole a pit bull by pouring a milkshake on the owner by the Jack In the Box on Alhambra Avenue.

Around 7 p.m., a woman shoved a man a few times in the Wal-Mart parking lot off Arnold Drive.

At 11:08 p.m., a “big guy” with dark hair at Nu Rays was allegedly intimidating and possibly looking to harm another man.

Sunday, April 30
A man wearing a mask, camouflage pants and a red sweater was possibly taking pictures of children at Hidden Valley Park at 10:13 a.m.

Four men were seen dropping items onto the train tracks near Franklin Canyon Road at 3:10 p.m.

A woman in sunglasses took a bottle of wine without paying for it at the Marina Market at 4:07 p.m.

An argument between a couple was heard on Warren Street at 6:52 p.m. A slap was also heard.

Monday, May 1
A man was yelling at himself for over an hour that ended at 3:25 a.m. He was spotted on Brown Street near the creek sans shirt.

Just before 10 a.m., a man pulled his gray sweatpants down and exposed himself in front of the Main Street Starbucks. Don’t even flash me until I’ve had my coffee.

A man fitting the same description from above was spotted an hour later at the Safeway across from the adult school. His pants were still down and it appeared he may have defecated on himself.

Tuesday, May 2
Around 2 a.m., a man decided Berrellesa Street was the right spot to chill so he stood in the road and did not move for cars wanting to go by.

At 7:17 a.m., a man in dark clothing was harassing Amtrak customers by “saying strange things that don’t make sense.” He was probably saying that hot dogs are a type of sandwich.

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Martinez Arrest Log: April 20-23, 2017 https://martineztribune.com/2017/04/28/martinez-arrest-log-april-20-23-2017/ Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:43:50 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=7202 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. • Russell Lang, 51, was arrested April 20 for alleged evasion and wanton disregard for safety. • Cameron Cuenco, 21, was arrested April 19 for alleged use/under …

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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.

• Russell Lang, 51, was arrested April 20 for alleged evasion and wanton disregard for safety.

• Cameron Cuenco, 21, was arrested April 19 for alleged use/under influence of controlled substance.

• Cody Dillon, 25, was arrested April 19 on revocation of probation charges.

• Nancy Kingham, 61, was arrested April 19 for allegedly driving with license suspended for drunk driving, hit and run resulting in property damage, DUI alcohol/drugs, and DUI alcohol with BAC greater than .08.

• Daniel Elkins, 36, was arrested April 23 on warrants or holds only.

• Terry Tallman, 61, was arrested April 24 on charges of possession of controlled substance, possession of control substance paraphernalia, possession of burglar’s tools, petty theft, petty theft with prior, possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Christopher Harless, 24, was arrested April 23 on warrants or holds only.

• Ruben Perez Grobman, 26, was arrested April 23 for allegedly driving with license suspended.

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Martinez Police Blotter: April 19-25, 2017 https://martineztribune.com/2017/04/28/martinez-police-blotter-april-19-25-2017/ Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:36:21 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=7200 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, April 19 A suspicious person was spotted on Carquinez Scenic Drive wearing a long black and blue pea coat, jeans and a …

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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, April 19
A suspicious person was spotted on Carquinez Scenic Drive wearing a long black and blue pea coat, jeans and a pair of red Converse while looking into vehicles at 7:06 a.m. The outfit almost sounds fashionable.

A woman in multicolored yoga pants allegedly committed assault at the CVS pharmacy on Center Avenue at 9:31 a.m.

During lunchtime, a woman described as middle aged was seen pulling her pants down at the bus stop on Alhambra Avenue and F Street.

At 2:23 p.m., a man wearing a gray and blue jacket over a gray sweatshirt opened and guzzled about five bottled drinks, then walked out of the CVS pharmacy on Center Avenue. Thirsty boy.

At 2:47 p.m., an elderly man purchased alcohol from the Quik Stop market on Muir Road and then chugged it in his car in the parking lot. He then drove away.

At 5:50 p.m., a man in camo pants was punching the poles and seats on the bus. He was the only passenger.

Around 9:30 p.m., a man in a black jacket put merchandise in his pants at Walgreens.

Thursday, April 20
It’s April 20th. Nice.

At the bus stop of Alhambra Avenue and F Street, a woman not wearing a shirt was yelling and throwing things onto the street at 10:26 a.m.

At 12:08 p.m., a woman was heard on Court Street saying “Don’t hit me,” and then, “You just hit me.”

Friday, April 21
All the toilets were backing up at Rankin Park at 6:40 p.m. It’s probably somehow my brother’s fault.

Parents were apparently spitting on one another at a game at Alhambra High School around 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 22
Happy Earth Day!

A driver fell asleep, drove through a fence and partially up the hillside onto old golf course property off Morello Avenue at 4:20 a.m.

A woman said to be six feet tall with blonde hair ran out of Wal-Mart with store merchandise at 1:30 p.m.

A semi-truck struck a fire hydrant causing water to spill into the air by the Westaire neighborhood pool around 3 p.m.

At 3:23 p.m., a driver of a green SUV was driving erratically on Reliez Valley Road while towing a child on a skateboard. The skateboard must’ve been parked in a red zone or something.

Monday, April 24
At 8:45 a.m., a man in a cowboy hat was attempting to scam customers of Bagel Street Cafe on Center Avenue. Don’t even try to scam me until I’ve had my morning bagel.

Tuesday, April 25
A suspicious person was reported on Thomas Drive at 12:37 a.m. He wore an oversized bright white t-shirt, had tattoos, had a shaved or bald head and was out of breath.

A man wearing no shoes was reportedly walking up and down Haven Street wielding some type of 2 foot metal bar in his hands at 4:09 a.m.

A man in black pants and a white tank top had been walking down Estudillo Street stopping at various homes and sitting on their porches in the 8 to 9 a.m. range.

At 1:32 p.m., a woman at Mt View Park was yelling at a man who asked her to keep her dog away from him and his children. At one point she left and then came back to yell some more.

Around 5:30 p.m., a possibly transient man with a beard was in front of the CVS drug store on Center Avenue vomiting. His pants were down and there was an open bottle of alcohol sitting nearby.

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Martinez Arrest Log: April 15-18, 2017 https://martineztribune.com/2017/04/21/martinez-arrest-log-april-15-18-2017/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:58:12 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=7138 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. • Wendy Ward, 39, was arrested April 18 for alleged failure to appear on felony charge, receiving or concealing stolen property, receiving stolen property-motor vehicle, unauthorized …

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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.

• Wendy Ward, 39, was arrested April 18 for alleged failure to appear on felony charge, receiving or concealing stolen property, receiving stolen property-motor vehicle, unauthorized use of personal identifying information with previous conviction.

• Alfonso Hermosilloblanc, 62, was arrested April 18 on DUI alcohol/drugs, DUI alcohol with BAC greater than .08 charges.

• Desi Johnston, 25, was arrested April 11 on charges of resisting, obstructing, delaying a peace officer, and disobeying domestic relations court order.

• Tyler Lanitoe, 21, was arrested April 11 for alleged possession of burglar’s tools.

• Amir Moner, 35, was arrested April 12 for alleged possession of controlled substance.

• Christopher Smith, 38, was arrested April 15 on charges of battery.

• Stoney Mouton, 58, was arrested April 15 for allegedly driving while license suspended.

• Chelsey Cardenas-Reynolds, 28, was arrested April 15 for warrants and holds only.

• Rogert Guzman, 46, was arrested April 13, allegedly for being intoxicated in public.

• Jose Edward, 48, was arrested April 15 on warrants or holds only.

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Police Blotter: April 12-18, 2017 https://martineztribune.com/2017/04/21/police-blotter-april-12-18-2017/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:33:19 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=7136 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, April 12 A car parked in the handicapped spot at the Hidden Creek apartments was not displaying a proper placard and was …

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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, 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.

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Police Blotter: April 5-11, 2017 https://martineztribune.com/2017/04/14/police-blotter-april-5-11-2017/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:22:43 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=7097 Wednesday, April 5 Six to eight teenagers were seen running around Loreto Court with flashlights at 2:07 a.m. Hair products were shoplifted from the CVS drug store on Center Avenue by a man said to be 22 years old. He was said to slip away in a van at 12:52 p.m. So if you a …

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Wednesday, April 5
Six to eight teenagers were seen running around Loreto Court with flashlights at 2:07 a.m.
Hair products were shoplifted from the CVS drug store on Center Avenue by a man said to be 22 years old. He was said to slip away in a van at 12:52 p.m. So if you a see a 22-year-old with beautiful hair driving a van, call me.

Multiple teenagers were seen throwing lemons at cars in motion around the Pacheco Boulevard and Arreba Street area at 3:31 p.m. These teens should be at home watching television where they belong.

A tall man in a dark flannel was allegedly throwing garbage all around him in the Ward Street and Berrellesa Street area at 5:44 p.m. He was said to even throw a bottle at a person. This is the exact reason I recycle everything.

A woman thought to be in her 50s was sitting on a bench on Main Street yelling profanities at the cars and people passing by her at around 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 6
A man in a blue checkered shirt ran into the Starbucks on Arnold Drive and stole a laptop from a patron at 4:41 p.m. So if you see a criminal whose writing a screenplay, again, call me.
Seventeen trees or large branches were reported to have fallen on this day.

Friday, April 7
A man in a gray shirt and another wearing a hat, stole meat from the Lucky grocery store at 11:36 a.m. Which was just in time for lunch.

The tip jar was stolen from Kinder’s bbq on Center Avenue at around 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 9
A man in a white shirt was cleaning a seven inch knife near the dumpster of McDonald’s at 2:09 p.m. He was asked to leave, but I don’t see how else one can eat a Big Mac without cutting it down to more manageable proportions. I think the seven inch knife is modest.

A man in cargo pants was seen attempting to pry open the doors of the Contra Costa Records and ID building on Arnold Drive at 5:28 p.m. Clearly someone is in a hurry for some records or an ID.

Tuesday, April 11
At 8 a.m., a man was arrested for violently shoplifting from the Safeway on Alhambra Avenue.
A man in an army jacket was seen drinking a bottle of wine near the Walgreens drug store at 2:15 p.m.
A cart of merchandise, including a baby car seat, a portable bluetooth speaker and a traditional speaker, amongst other things, went unpaid as it was pushed out of Wal-Mart at 9:08 p.m. Why does a baby need a traditional speaker and a bluetooth portable speaker?

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Martinez Arrest Log: April 3-9, 2017 https://martineztribune.com/2017/04/14/martinez-arrest-log-april-3-9-2017/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:16:59 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=7095 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. • Joseph Sechiatano, 43, was arrested April 9 for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia. • Ian Mclain, 28, was arrested April 9 for alleged possession of controlled …

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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.

• Joseph Sechiatano, 43, was arrested April 9 for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Ian Mclain, 28, was arrested April 9 for alleged possession of controlled substance.

• James Costanza Jr, 37, was arrested April for alleged possession of controlled substance.

• Chris Murphy, 35, was arrested April 8 on DUI alcohol/drugs charges.

• Ray Martin, 48, was arrested April 8 for alleged possession of controlled substance.

• Russell Bayerski, 47, was arrested April 8 for allegedly receiving or concealing stolen property.

• John Buettgenbach, 29, was arrested April 8 for alleged possession of narcotic controlled substance.

• Richard Brock, 56, was arrested April 8 for alleged contempt of court: disobey court order/process.

• Danny Perry, 23, was arrested April 8 for allegedly driving with license suspended for drunk driving.

• Anastasia Atencio, 22, was arrested April 7, allegedly for possessing a controlled substance for sale.

• Chelsey Cardenasreynolds, 28, was arrested April 7 on charges of receiving or concealing stolen property.

• Xavier Huerta, 35, was arrested April 6 for allegedly being intoxicated in public.

• Jesse Silvera, 30, was arrested April 5 on alleged revocation of probation and shoplifting.

• Jacob Whatley, 27, was arrested April 5 on charges of shoplifting.

• Sara Poston, 21, was arrested April 4 for alleged evasion of public transit fare payment.

• Arash Pakzad, 39, was arrested April 4 for alleged battery on person.

• Peter Poulson, 67, was arrested April 4 on warrants or holds only.

• Duell Tapia, 27, was arrested April 3 on warrants or holds only.

• Adolfo Zermeno, 49, was arrested April 3 on warrants or holds only.

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Traffic stop nets drugs, gun, cash https://martineztribune.com/2017/04/07/traffic-stop-nets-drugs-gun-cash/ Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:00:02 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=6999 MARTINEZ, Calif. – A traffic stop led to the arrest of a young man, as well as the confiscation of drugs, a gun and narcotics-related paraphernalia Saturday. At approximately 1:48 a.m., Martinez Police conducted a traffic stop in the 3500 block of Pacheco Boulevard. During this traffic stop, they contacted an 18-year-old adult male subject …

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Drugs, a loaded gun, a ‘large sum of money’, and an intoxicated minor were discovered in a vehicle during a traffic stop on Pacheco Boulevard on Saturday. Eighteen-year-old Lenny Dombach was arrested, and the minor returned to her parents. (MARTINEZ POLICE DEPARTMENT / On File)
Drugs, a loaded gun, a ‘large sum of money’, and an intoxicated minor were discovered in a vehicle during a traffic stop on Pacheco Boulevard on Saturday. Eighteen-year-old Lenny Dombach was arrested, and the minor returned to her parents. (MARTINEZ POLICE DEPARTMENT / On File)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A traffic stop led to the arrest of a young man, as well as the confiscation of drugs, a gun and narcotics-related paraphernalia Saturday.

At approximately 1:48 a.m., Martinez Police conducted a traffic stop in the 3500 block of Pacheco Boulevard. During this traffic stop, they contacted an 18-year-old adult male subject who was with a highly intoxicated juvenile girl. The male subject, Lenny Dombach, was on active felony probation for burglary.

A search of Dombach’s vehicle yielded several dozen xanax pills, as well as other controlled medications that were not prescribed to Dombach. In addition to the controlled pills, officers located packaging material, a scale, a large sum of money and other items associated with the sale of narcotics. Lastly, officers located a loaded 9mm pistol in the vehicle.

The juvenile was safely returned to her parents, and Dombach was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on $252,000 bail.

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