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Police Log - Drive-By Eggings, A Nursing Home Request, And A Floral Robbery

The following information was taken from the Daily Police Log, May 14 - May 20, 2012, and rewritten by Martinez Patch.

Monday, May 14, 2012

12:53pm – A man notified police that he was parked on Center Avenue and his wife was putting their baby in the car when a slightly overweight juvenile and three other juveniles drove by in a beige Honda Accord and threw eggs at his wife. This, not surprisingly, inspired a sense of outrage and protectiveness in the husband, who then followed the miscreants to Hidden Lakes Park, where he presumably lost them (for which they should be extremely grateful). The wife and child were unharmed.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

6:48pm – A car on Fountainhead Court was broken into via a smashed rear driver’s side window and a bag of preaching materials were stolen. Including, no doubt, the commandment “thou shalt not steal.” The victim obviously has friends in high places; this caper will probably not end well.

10:03pm – A resident of Rolling Hill Way reported three men in long-haired wigs in a white Saturn with a sunroof throwing eggs at his house. Was there a special sale on eggs this particular week?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

12:03am – A resident of the Alhambra Manor Apartments on Alhambra Way was trying to sleep and was prevented from doing so thanks to a loud, ongoing car horn that kept blaring from the carport. After ten minutes of this, the resident called police, who arrived as soon as they could, but by then, wouldn’t you know it, the noise had stopped.

12:43am – A guy on Dale Court felt close enough to the guys on the force that he called police while he was out of town and asked someone to drive by his house and make sure the garage door was closed. Seems his wife sometimes forgets to close it.

7:30am – A patient at the Alhambra Convalescent Hospital on Ilene St. phoned 911 demanding to be taken “to a nicer place.”

1:33pm – A man checked into the Emergency Room at County Hospital with a gunshot wound in his thigh. He told police he received the wound on the side of the road in Tracy two hours before, then changed his tire and drove to Martinez. If you’re anything like me, you want a lot more information about this story.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

12:06am – Two gentlemen of the evening were strolling down the street around the intersection of Escobar Street and Castro Street, when the thought occurred to them how absolutely appropriate and dashing it would be to knock over one of the city’s new decorative street lamps at that corner. Having accomplished their daring mission, they stumbled on into the night, gone by the time officers arrived.

6:12am – A Walnut Street resident phoned police to say that a man in a red baseball cap, blue jeans and a black shirt was leaving a home where the occupant had just died, carrying a couple of boxes. Other people have also been seen leaving the house with things. Police checked it out, and said things seemed ok.

9:13am – Someone with a need and/or desire for a $200 welding machine and a bag of tools took it upon themselves to pry open the back of a camper parked on Oak Breeze Court and help themselves to someone else’s.

11:59am – Police received a distress call from the 7 Flags Car Wash on Alhambra Avenue – a dispute arose over a detailing job and the person who received the work was refusing to pay for it. The person’s husband and daughter were allegedly threatening the person who performed the work as well. Police intervened and settled the dispute.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

10:37am – A man in a dark hoody and jeans, with a tattoo on his right hand and simulating a gun, apparently needed a bouquet of flowers for his loved one. Deciding that he needed money more, however, he robbed Park Florist on Alhambra Avenue and got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

1:11am – A resident of Donegal Way heard a loud “bang” in the wee hours of Sunday morning, followed by the sound of a vehicle attempting to back up and an engine not turning over. Fearing that a car crash had occurred, the resident notified police, who investigated and sure enough found a young man behind the wheel of a crashed car. Since the young man tested positive for alcohol, police gave him a ride to county jail.

1:17am – A short time later, another man was pulled over and tested positive for alcohol. He too was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to county jail. Are you soon-to-be graduates taking notes?

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