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Police Log: Punches at Safeway, Embezzlement at Walmart and Theft at Lucky

Here's some of the items from the Martinez police log the past week.

Here are some selected items from the Martinez police log from Thursday, Dec. 27, to Tuesday, Jan. 1

Thursday, Dec. 27

3:20 p.m.: A customer reported their checkbook was stolen from the Walmart store on Arnold Drive.

7:36 p.m.: Employees at the Safeway store on Alhambra Avenue reported a drunk man was punching workers in the parking lot. A cashier was hit on the side of the head. The suspect was gone when officers arrived.

Friday, Dec. 28

2:21 p.m.: A homeowner on Monterey Avenue reported a woman was taking oranges from her tree by standing on a truck. Police arrived and solved the dispute.

Saturday, Dec. 29

2:16 a.m.: A employee at the Walmart store on Arnold Drive was arrested on embezzlement charges. Two employees were interviewed by police and a 41-year-old worker was taken into custody.

Sunday, Dec. 30

2:56 p.m.: A man was arrested at the Shell gas station on Alhambra Avenue for public drunkedness.

Monday, Dec. 31

1:44 a.m.: Three suspects were arrested on suspicion of auto burglary on Skyline Drive. A resident called police to say they saw two men breaking into three cars and then drove off in a gray Honda with a female driver. Police stopped the car and made the arrests.

1:06 p.m.: Employees at the Lucky store on Arnold Drive reported a man had stolen a cartful of groceries. The man had salt and pepper hair and was wearing sunglasses.

3:32 p.m.: A resident on Morello Heights Drive said she saw a young woman take packages off a porch, but when she realized they were filled with garbage, she tossed them all over the front lawn.

Sunday, Jan. 1

10:45 a.m.: A man reported he was confronted by another man after leaving the 7-11 store on Pacheco Boulevard. The suspect stole some jewelry and a knife.


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