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Arrest log: March 23-29, 2016

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. • Jacob Whatley, 25, was arrested March 23 for alleged grand theft. • Steve Lundberg, 54, was arrested March 24 …

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Police Blotter: March 16-22, 2016

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Wednesday, March 16 At 1:39 p.m., well into lunchtime, a man fell down and was bleeding from the forehead in the McDonald’s restaurant on Morello Avenue. He walked out and probably went to the Carl’s Jr. across the street. Just after 6 p.m., a woman …

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Arrest Log: Feb. 10-16, 2016

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. • Juan LaFontainealvarez, 47, was arrested Feb. 16 on larceny charges. • Alana Goddard, 22, was arrested Feb. 15 for …

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Police Blotter: Feb. 10-16, 2016

By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Wednesday, Feb. 10 At 6:35 a.m. a spoon with heroin in it was found in the bathroom of the downtown Starbucks alongside the cap to a hypodermic needle. I guess everyone has their own reasons to be addicted to Starbucks. An hour and a half …

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Police Blotter: Jan. 22-25, 2016

Bag with $16,000 left at Luigi’s Deli By DANNY YOEONO Martinez Tribune Friday, Jan. 22 At approximately 2:08 a.m. Friday morning, a traffic stop turned into a chase after the occupants of a red Buick fled the vehicle after being pulled over. Police believe the car may have been stolen. …

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Cold case still under investigation

Jan. 24 marks anniversary of death of 9-year-old Martinez boy By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The wet, sloppy conditions descending on the area in recent days are an eerie reminder of the brutal murder of a child nearly 30 years ago, that left a dark cloud over …

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Man shot; suspect on the lam

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – An investigation continues in a weekend shooting that left one person with non-life-threatening injuries. Martinez Police Det. Gerardo Espinoza declined to go into specifics about the investigation, but said a “person of interest’’ is being sought in connection with the case. The …

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Home invasion has resident pondering gun ownership

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – “A year ago, if you’d have asked me if I owned a gun, I would have told you I never planned on owning one. Well, that’s going to change.” That’s what Fred Morse, long-time Martinez resident and business owner told the Tribune …

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Tolliver named MPD Employee of Year

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Shelley Tolliver says she loves her job with Martinez Police Department, although the police assistant’s work doesn’t always make other people happy. Among her tasks is handing out tickets when motorists have failed to keep parking meters fed. She also oversees …

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Officer Dirk Miller named Martinez’s Officer of the Year

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A 14-year veteran of Martinez Police Department (MPD) has been named Officer of the Year by Police Chief Manjit Sappal. Officer Dirk Miller received his chief’s praise for his communication skills, among other abilities. “Officer Miller has been an asset to …

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