Police Log: Cosmetic Thievery, Assaults, Faux National Guardsmen, Woman With A Chemical Bucket

The following information was taken from the April 10-12 Daily Police Log, and rewritten by Martinez Patch.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

12:32am – Police gave advice to a resident of Village Oaks Drive, who found her car had been the unwilling palette for a person or persons to scrawl obscenities.

8:57am – A resident of Fountainhead Court advised police that someone had broken into his car for the third time in the past few months, and gone through it looking for things to steal. He also advised officers that his neighbor’s car had been similarly vandalized.

9:52am – A clerk at the Rite Aid store on Arnold Drive phoned police to report a person making them “nervous;” he was described as having a brown buzz cut, unshaven, gray sweatshirt, black pants, about 28 years old. According to the clerk, he was in the store for over an hour, asking for a bus schedule and asking “strange questions.” One good reason to always have a bus schedule handy.

3:39pm – A call came into the police about a man leaving a bar in a state of extreme intoxication, got into his car at the corner of Main and Ferry streets, and then, making a decision we are all very grateful for, chose to get out of his car and walk down the middle of the street instead, where he fell to the ground. Police arrived and offered assistance and citations.

4:41pm – A woman in a pink t-shirt and gray sweatpants was apparently very motivated by the thought of owning cosmetics, and reportedly helped herself to about $200 worth from the Rite Aid on Arnold Drive. When she left, a store manager chased her down Morello Avenue, but lost her on Shadow Falls Drive. She was later seen going into the Home Depot, where there are no cosmetics of any kind.

8:30pm – A woman coming out of Alpine Dental Care on Arnold Drive was grabbed by a man in the parking lot, who took her phone. She managed to get into her car and wait for police to arrive.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

4:34pm – A couple of fellows came to a door on Shadow Falls Drive asking for money for the National Guard. One solicitor was wearing a blue t-shirt that said “Army National Guard,” and blue jeans. The other person had a black and white coat with black and white pants. The person making the report did not believe that the gentlemen in question were actually from the National Guard. Police responded, but the men in question had moved on.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

2:16am – A resident of an apartment complex on Escobar Street notified police to say she detected a “chemical smell” throughout her house, and advised that she saw a woman pouring some kind of liquid down a storm drain near her house. When the resident went outside to investigate, the suspect jumped into the bushes, then came out of the bushes, made a call on her cell phone, got on her bicycle and rode away, wearing a square hat with fur lining and all-black clothes. You can’t make this stuff up.

1:57pm – Police arrested a man in a Center Avenue apartment on domestic violence charges after he assaulted the resident there and held her hostage at knife point for several hours.

7:02pm – Arrests were made after neighbors on Jeanne Circle reported some juveniles building a tree fort, which in and of itself is kind of sweet. The arrests came for throwing beer bottles, which is not.

Nicole diGiorgio April 17, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Jim -while crime is not funny to the victims and is not condoned by me, your account of it is flipping hilarious and made my day brighter (as I am on the phone with the state board of equalization).
Chris Kapsalis April 17, 2012 at 08:44 PM
It's like MASH Nicole maybe, so serious sometimes you can only do a totally inappropriate joke or two and laugh I guess. Yes, some of this is hilarious. We do live in Springfield.
Marlene Lerner-Bigley April 18, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Jim, One should only read your versions of what takes place in Martinez! I find myself laughing out loud. THANKS!!
McG April 19, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Chris, Are these all of the calls in the police log or are you just writing about the strange ones?


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