Sunday, June 10, 2012
9:07am – A man in a gray shirt and blue shorts was standing in front of Valley Convenient Market on Alhambra Avenue, yelling at people. Police were summoned to explain that yelling at random people on a Sunday morning wasn’t part of our overall social compact.
9:51am – Some scurrilous soul helped himself to a purse from an unlocked car on Fraga Court.
10:44am – Police responded to a call from Hidden Valley Park, and got their King Solomon skills on as a woman complained that she had reserved a picnic area, and another woman claimed that, no, she in fact had reserved that very same area that very same day and time. After a discussion, the issue was resolved.
12:36pm – Someone attempted to steal a car on Fig Tree Lane by punching out the lock on the passenger side door, and prying off the ignition switch. Fortunately, the would-be car wrangler was not successful.
12:42pm – Unfortunately, a few minutes later, a car thief did manage to make off with a car on Starflower Drive.
Monday, June 11, 2012
4:51pm – Another case of random yelling at people occurred in front of the now-closed Ferry Street Station on Ferry Street, as a man in a Hawaiian shirt, blue shorts and a gray beard read the various riot acts in his mind to passsersby, most of whom were not intrigued by such readings.
8:13pm – A resident at Chilpancingo Parkway and Lake Field Place notified police that a man carrying a skateboard had burgled their home. The daughter’s boyfriend chased the perpetrator down the street, and police were able to locate the alleged burglar and make an arrest.
10:38pm – A woman on Fountainhead Court called authorities to declare that her mother was driving her crazy.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
5:46pm – Why we should always remind ourselves to drive defensively: a man was reported passed out behind the wheel of his truck on Pine Street, then found enough consciousness to start it up and drive away.
5:52pm – Police advised an adult on Arana Drive why it might not be the best of ideas to ride a mini-motorbike down the street with a small child on the back. They backed up this sound advice with a citation.
8:04pm – A woman in a yellow shirt and blue jeans was reportedly verbally abusive to a customer at Subway on Main Street, and threw a soda at another customer. The same woman, apparently feeling something like frisky this particular evening, was later cited for yelling at customers of Marina Market on Escobar Street.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
10:37am – A woman of about 55 years in a floral dress went into the Lucky store on Arnold Drive, grabbed a bottle of vodka and dashed out into a waiting brown Mercedes Benz, which then sped off down Morello.
3:23pm – A man in a white t-shirt and dark shorts, with red hair was seen running down Saybrook Place with a plastic bag full of items he had just acquired from a home in which he did not live.
7:05pm – A man on Ferry Street saw someone riding his stolen bicycle on Brown Street, took a picture of the alleged bike thief and notified police. Ah, technology.
10:35pm – Residents on Vista Way complained to police that a group of juveniles were hanging around the park at John Muir Elementary School for several hours. Police arrived to explain that school was out for the summer.
11:19pm – Yes, it’s summer. Police were called to the Quik Stop Market on Alhambra Avenue to put a stop to a bunch of kids hanging around cars in the parking lot, making noise and just being a pain in the neck to the neighbors.