The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:
THURSDAY, JULY 10 VEHICLE THEFT -- A work vehicle was reported stolen from Vista Oaks Drive at 5:43 a.m. FRAUD -- A caller on Holiday Hills Drive reported at 10:57 a.m. receiving a call from someone impersonating the caller's grandson requesting that money was needed for his release from jail in Dubai. FRAUD -- On Center Avenue at 1 p.m., a resident reported receiving multiple calls from a company stating money was needed to clear an outstanding warrant. FRAUD -- An ATM card was reported lost at 3:26 p.m. on Court Street, and subsequently used at a business. ROBBERY -- A robbery was reported at Vista Way and Estudillo streets at 3:27 p.m. A cell phone was taken after the caller was punched from behind. BURGLARY -- On Shasta Court, jewelry was reported stolen at 3:48 p.m.
FRIDAY, JULY 11 BURGLARY -- It was reported at 1:11 p.m. that two men were seen on Green Street with bolt cutters. Both were arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property, and a 38-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, while and a 23-year-old was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. BURGLARY -- At 9:09 a.m. on Main Street, a 25-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen goods and probation violation. A 30-year-old-man with the woman was arrested on suspicion of burglary, probation violation and possession of a hypodermic needle. PETTY THEFT -- A digital camera and binoculars were reported taken from an unlocked vehicle on Francis Drive at 9:17 a.m. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported that a dog was stolen at 10:53 a.m. on Polson Circle. PETTY THEFT -- A purse and other belongings were reported missing from a locked vehicle on H Street at 12:03 p.m. VANDALISM -- At 5:59 p.m., the back window of a business on Ferry Street was egged and broken. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES -- A man was arrested on suspicion of stealing parts from a bicycle at 8:16 p.m. at Ward and Estudillo streets.
SATURDAY, JULY 12 PETTY THEFT -- A petty theft was reported at 7:55 a.m. on Costanza Drive. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 2:54 p.m. that items were stolen from a vehicle on Shenandoah Drive. PETTY THEFT -- At 8:45 p.m., a purse containing a cell phone, credit cards and approximately $500 was stolen. VEHICLE THEFT -- A caller at Castro and Green streets reported that a vehicle with the key left in the ignition was stolen at 8:54 p.m. PETTY THEFT -- A petty theft was reported at 10:23 p.m. at a business on Escobar Street. GRAND THEFT -- At 11:06 p.m., two bicycles were taken from an open garage on Starflower Drive.
SUNDAY, JULY 13 PETTY THEFT -- At 8:11 a.m., a bicycle was reported taken from a locked garage on Lagunita Court during the night. HIT-AND-RUN -- A hit-and-run was reported at 3:13 p.m. on Arnold Drive. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 4:07 p.m. that a mountain bicycle was stolen on Village Plaza. PETTY THEFT -- A 32-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of petty theft at a business on Arnold Drive at 4:10 p.m.
MONDAY, JULY 14 BURGLARY -- It was reported at 5:52 a.m. that a stereo and drills were stolen from a locked vehicle on Euclid Avenue. BURGLARY -- At 7:17 a.m., a locked delivery trailer on Arnold Drive was broken into. BURGLARY -- A caller on Macalvey Drive reported at 10:58 a.m. that stereo speakers and an amplifier were stolen from an unlocked vehicle. VANDALISM -- It was reported the track shack on E Street was set on fire at 12:48 p.m. It was unknown if anything was stolen. PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 2:58 p.m. that a 43-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of not paying a bill at a business on Main Street. PETTY THEFT -- At 3:33 p.m., a 19-year-old-woman was arrested on suspicion of petty theft at an Arnold Drive business. FRAUD -- At 5:08 p.m., a call on Warmcastle Court was received asking $1,000 in order to release a relative in connection with a DUI. A $500 money order was sent. PETTY THEFT -- A petty theft was reported at a business on Arnold Drive at 8:08 p.m.
TUESDAY, JULY 15 BURGLARY -- A caller on Center Avenue reported that the rear window of a vehicle was smashed at 7:27 a.m. and a computer bag containing a laptop was stolen. PETTY THEFT -- Mail was reported stolen and a vehicle was ransacked at a residence on Benson Court at 8:39 a.m. BURGLARY -- A locked vehicle was burglarized at 9:14 a.m. on Benson Court. PETTY THEFT -- At 12:14 p.m., the rear license plate of a vehicle on Marina Vista was reported stolen. Vehicle registration and insurance card were also missing. BURGLARY -- A caller on Knollcrest Court reported that items were missing from the residence at 2:38 p.m. VANDALISM -- A mailbox kiosk on Center Avenue was reported broken at 3:28 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 PETTY THEFT -- It was reported at 12:31 p.m. that prescription medication was stolen on Court Street. BURGLARY -- A caller on Morello Heights Drive reported at 4:50 p.m. that a vehicle was burglarized and tools, a chain saw and leaf blower were stolen. PETTY THEFT -- A 24-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of petty theft at an Arnold Drive business at 7:25 p.m.