Martinez PD: Who Is Messing With The Lawn Furniture?

Also, some keys left in the trunk lock — and other unusual and sometimes criminal behavior in Martinez police reports from Feb. 14-17.

Feb. 14
Messing with my ride. At 8:15 a.m., Martinez police began to investigate a report of a cover taken off a resident's vintage car parked in his Pine Street driveway. The owner thought some items might have been taken from inside the car, but he wasn't sure.

Fatigue of harassment. At 1:25 p.m., a drunken man was harassing customers at the Walgreens on Alhambra Avenue and then was reported to be sleeping on the drive-through side of the store. He was gone by the time officers arrived.

Feb. 15
Lawn furniture. At 10:50 a.m., police took a report from a Susana Street resident, who said someone rearranged his lawn furniture during the night. He requested police increase patrols in the area.

Forgetfulness is key. At 2:58 p.m., a resident reported seeing a car at Glacier Drive and Center Avenue with the keys left in the trunk. The area was deserted. By the time officers arrived, the keys were gone. And hopefully by someone authorized …

Feb. 16
Egged on. A car was egged as it drove down Pacheco Boulevard. Come on, people. We're better than that.

Not a swordsman. At 10:35 a.m., a Waverly Road man turned in to police for destruction a sword that he took from someone who lived in his house years ago.

Evasive. At 3:22 p.m., police provided backup supervision as an Amtrak conductor evicted from a train a fare evader.

Feb. 17
Opening day? At 10:04 a.m., a couple of teenagers were playing baseball in the streets at Richardson and Ward, and the ball hit a resident's vehicle. No damage was reported. The resident asked the ballplayers to leave and they initially refused ... but eventually did because they were gone by the time an officer arrived.


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