Police Log - Pot Tales, Blowing Up Gophers

The following information was taken from the Daily Police Log and rewritten by Martinez Patch.

September 14

Burglary – A home on Cunningham Way was broken into through a kitchen window and a laptop, iPod and jewelry were stolen.

Theft – A man left a video camera, drill and the keys to his vehicle outside of the US Gas Station on Alhambra Avenue. The owner of the station showed the victim a video of the items being taken.

False Benjamin – A counterfeit $100 bill was used at the Shell Gas Station on Alhambra Avenue.

License to steal – A license plate was stolen from a car on Talbart Street.

Thug party – A group of teens were reportedly walking around a car at the corner of Alhambra Avenue and J Street, offering the daughter something to smoke, and being belligerent.

September 15

Hit and run – A woman on Starflower Drive reported hearing a loud noise, and then saw a truck speeding down the street. A man was later arrested for driving under the influence and hit and run.

Car theft – A car was stolen from the Lotus Apartments on Alhambra Avenue. A woman was later arrested for suspicion of stealing the car.

Young dope dealers – A woman on Boynton Avenue and Bush Street reported that some children tried to sell her children marijuana.

Neighborhood going to pot – A woman on Mellus Street reported that her house smells like pot because her neighbors smoke pot, and they curse at her and her family.

Chimes they were a’taken – A Brown Street resident reports that their chimes were removed; they believe the neighbors did it.

Wayward son – A resident on Berrellesa Street reports that her son is refusing to turn down his music.

Attempted breaking and entering – A resident of Castro Street reported two teenagers tried to climb through a neighbor’s window.

September 16

Fence damage – A man sitting on the sidewalk at the corner of Alhambra Avenue and Susana Street fell over, and took the fence with him. He was arrested for public drunkenness.

AT&T, not – A man and woman were reported soliciting on Viewpoint Court, saying they were from AT&T and asking for Social Security numbers.

Bikers – A group of eight to ten kids were reported riding their bikes in front of the Bank of America on Main Street, creating a disturbance.

Wrong house – A man was arrested for public drunkenness after he attempted to enter a house on Lagunita Court that did not belong to him.

September 17

The sting – A hornet’s nest was reported in Golden Hills Park, with hornets stinging passsersby.

Blowing up gophers – Groundskeepers at Alhambra High School advised the Police Department that they would be “blowing up gophers,” and that it would sound like gunshots.

Car wash anarchy – A resident complained that the high school fundraising car wash at Les Schwab Tires on Alhambra Avenue was violating the noise ordinance and causing a disturbance.

Theft – A garage on Roux Court was broken into and a bicycle stolen.

Grumpy – A man was arrested for public drunkenness in front of the UPS Store on Arnold Drive for loitering and cursing patrons.

Time out, dude – A car parked in front of Janni’s Greek Café on Alhambra Avenue was cited for being parked three hours in a 15-minute zone.

No peering – A resident of Olympic Drive reported a verbal altercation between her neighbor and a man who was on a bicycle reportedly peering into windows.

Shaken, not stirred – A resident of Henrietta Street reported loud music coming from the Martini Festival.

No sale – A woman was reported walking around the Marina Market on Escobar Street asking for crack and soliciting herself.


Patrick J. McNamara September 21, 2011 at 08:23 PM
"car wash anarchy" ... funny!
Jeannine Gendar September 21, 2011 at 08:46 PM
"Shaken not stirred" ...you must've waited all year for that opportunity


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