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Martinez PD: Doorbell Ditching, Injured Deer, Road Rage

Selections from the Martinez police reports, April 10 and 11.

April 10

Wakey, wakey. The alarm from a Toyota truck was blaring for over half an hour in the 1 a.m. hour. 

Drunken doorbell ditching. A woman was arrested at about 2 a.m. for allegedly ringing her ex-boyfriend's doorbell for over an hour. 

Oh deer. At 12:44 p.m., an injured deer was blocking the westbound lanes of Highway 4 between the Pine Street and Alhambra Avenue exit.

Bank woes. At 1:41 p.m., a 60-year-old woman was "bothing customers" at the Bank of America on Main Street by yelling, screaming and pacing up and down inside the bank.

A bird in hand is worth two in the neighbor's yard. Around 3 p.m., a resident of Court Street complained that the neighbor was refusing to allow him to retrieve his pet parakeet from the yard.

Promiscious shooting? Just before 5 p.m., a resident on Stonehurst Drive heard something that sounded like two gun shots. There were two more while the caller was on the phone to the police. There was no shooter to be found on police arrival.

Those pesky kids. Three teenagers in a black Honda were seen dumping trash out of the car on Vine Hill just after 6 p.m.

Road rage. At around 3 p.m., a man crossing the street by Launderland on Alhambra Avenue was allegedly almost hit by his neighbor's SUV. The man believed the aggressive behavior from the female driver was intentional, since he has a restaining order out against her.

April 11

Stranger danger. An 11-year-old at Martinez Junior High suspected she was being followed home by an unknown man.

Car break-ins. Martinez police added patrols to the Sunnybrae Ct. area due to a recent spate of vehicle break-ins.

Teen troubles. Around 1 p.m., a parent of an "out of control" 17-year old called police to complain about the son's behavior. Yelling was heard in the background. The argument was abated.

Pins and needles. Around 6 p.m., someone found hypodermic needles in the bushes at the Walgreens parking lot on Alhambra Avenue.

Pot party. Around 9 p.m., a group of teens were seen allegedly smoking marijuna and drinking alcohol by the pier. 

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