Tuesday, May 1, 2012
10:10am – A report came into police about a “group of juveniles hanging around” the Vicente High School on Alhambra Avenue. An officer drive by was requested, along with extra patrols during lunch and after school. Perhaps the log isn’t clear, but don’t we want juveniles hanging around the school during a school day?
1:50pm – A woman reported that her friend was vomiting and his heart was racing because he had smoked too much incense. You may have to read that one again. We’ll wait. One would think that a substance which has been around for at least 2,000 years without getting people high would deter folks in the present day from giving it a whirl. But one would be wrong. Con Fire responded.
1:58pm – A resident of Vine Hill Way called police for advice on how to handle the balls coming over his fence and threatening the safety and well-being of himself and his wife. Seven golf balls had apparently come over his fence in the previous two days, due to a broken golf course fence.
2:19pm – A man was reported passed out face-down in front of Oakmont Cemetery on Reliez Valley Road. The man was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. Our best advice to this gentleman – if you’re going to pass down face down somewhere, it’s probably best to find a different business in which to do so.
4:25pm – Police were asked to arrest a person at the downtown Safeway on Alhambra Avenue after they allegedly tried to push a shopping cart full of food out of the door without first paying for said food. Police were glad to comply with the store’s request.
4:58pm – A woman who lives on Westover Lane “came home and found a male in her house that she doesn’t know,” according to the log. Seems like the kind of thing one would call the police about, but the log only says the call was “referred to another agency.” Which agency handles that sort of thing?
6:18pm – The management of the John Muir Inn on Muir Station Road called police to request that a guest who was attending the Happy Hour there and making racial slurs be escorted back to his room or off the premises. Doesn’t sound like there was a lot of happy going on.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
11:46am – Someone called to inform police that a man was sitting in the parking lot at the corner of Ward Street and Alhambra Avenue wearing a white paper suit, jail shoes and rubber gloves. Apparently he had been sitting there since 7:30 in the morning. Police said it checked out ok, but fortunately no one called the fashion police.
3:42pm – A man police described as a “speeding, erratic driver” was on Geneva Street and Gilger Avenue when police pulled him over. He and his passenger got out of the car and fled on foot, but fortunately the driver was apparently no better at running in hisr condition than he was at driving. The driver was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
7:19am – This is not a good way to start your morning: a resident of Heatherleaf Lane reported that a teenager with a skateboard, shaved head and black hoody was peering through her window, and tried to open the front door. When the resident banged on the window, the young man walked away. He was gone when police arrived.
7:19am – Meanwhile, across town at the Amorco Wharf on Marina Vista, a security guard started his morning by having a man with black hair, black pants and a white bathrobe screaming at him through the guard shack glass. Police arrived and arrested the man, who had an outstanding warrant from Alameda County.
8:18am – A resident near Golden Hills Park on Sterling Drive reported an older man in jacket and jeans lying in the middle of the bathroom stall in a condition no one could describe as sober. Police arrived and provided him an alternative place to rest in the form of a cell in county jail.
9:21pm – A man was reported in Sunflower Garden on Ferry Street attempting to fight customers, yelling and refusing to leave. Police arrived and, armed with calm, logic and large pistols, convinced the man that he would be far better off spending the night in county jail.
Friday, May 4, 2012
7:27am – A woman on Alhambra Lane called police to report that people were throwing bags of drugs on her roof and in front of her home. No word on whether this was seen as an act of hostility or generosity.
2:27pm – A man in a camouflage shirt, jeans and a hat was reported harassing parents at John Muir Elementary School on Vista Way. He then headed toward Howe Road, where he began removing his clothes. Fortunately, police arrived and abated the situation. However, at 5:01pm the same man was arrested after he refused to leave front lawns on Yale Street.
5:19pm – A man in a baseball hat, tan Hawaiian shirt and shorts was reportedly upset and demanding either his money back or free passes, and began throwing things around the lobby. This space would love to know the movie he had just seen so as to avoid it. Perhaps it was the 3-D reissue of ‘Titanic,’ and he was hoping this time the ship didn’t sink.