Martinez Police Blotter for Nov. 1-15, 2019

On November 1st at 10:22 pm, officers located an unsecured front door to building A at the Junior High School. When opened, the alarm activated. We had not received any alarms earlier. The interior was checked (both floors) and no one was located inside. There were no signs of theft or any other crime. There were no responders, but officers were able to secure the building. Incident 1911010090.

At 12:05 am, Sergeant Busciglio was conducting foot patrol on Main St. when he was contacted by a transient in the plaza. The man had a saxophone that was given to him earlier by another transient and was told to give it to the police. The man who contacted Sgt. Busciglio knew it was stolen. The saxophone was recovered and its serial number appeared to be filed off. It seems to be the Yamaha saxophone stolen from the Junior High School back in September. The saxophone was recovered and logged into evidence. A supplement report was taken and forwarded to investigations in the original burglary case, case# 19-2421.

At 10:20 am, a Parole Agent was looking for a 28-year-old man from Richmond. The man had walked away from the drug treatment facility on Pacheco Blvd., and the agent wanted to place a hold on him. Corporal Mayberry located the man on Pacheco Blvd. approximately 20 minutes later. The man was booked into MDF for the 3056 PC (parole hold). Case# 19-2963.

At 11:55 am, officers responded to the 3600 block of Alhambra Ave. for a reckless driver. The caller on-viewed the vehicle breaking traction through the intersection and spinning donuts in the parking lot. Corporal Mayberry located the suspect vehicle. The caller placed the driver, a 33-year-old man from Fairfield, under citizen’s arrest for reckless driving. Cite released. Case# 19-2965.

At 1:00 pm, officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Center Ave. for a burglary in progress. Officer Wah located the suspect, a 39-year-old woman from Martinez, a block away. She entered the unlocked vehicle and rummaged through it but did not steal anything and fled the scene. She was arrested for attempt theft and cite released from the scene. Case# 19-2966.

At 2:15 pm, Sergeant Gaul contacted a 25-year-old man from Martinez on Bush Street at Pine Street. The man was arrested for possession of meth, drug paraphernalia and violation of PRCS. Booked MDF. Case# 19-2967.

At 2:15 pm, officers were dispatched to Water Wise, 2845 Alhambra Ave., for the report of a subject in the store breaking property. Officer Lucido located the suspect, a 54-year-old man from Fairfield, leaving the store. The man was placed in the patrol car and he began to hit his head on the window. Officer Wah opened the door to control the suspect and was kicked in the chest. Officer Wah used a palm strike to keep him in the car. The suspect was placed in a WRAP (restraint device) and booked into MDF. He was arrested for vandalism, battery on a police officer

and resisting a police officer. Case# 19-2968.

At 3:10 pm, officers responded to Safeway for a suspect leaving the store with a shopping cart full of liquor. Officer Wah contacted a 35-year-old man from Martinez, on Castro Street and Teresa Street. He was arrested for theft and booked into MDF. Case# 19-2969.

At 4:20 pm, Sergeant Gaul respond to McDonalds. A juvenile was playing with his friends in the restaurant when a grown man stole the juvenile’s phone which was left on the table. Video of possible suspect. Case# 19-2970.

At 4:30 pm, Corporal Mayberry responded for a theft in the 500 block of Castro Street. The victim’s two mountain bikes were chained to his truck. Between 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm an unknown suspect cut the chain and stole both mountain bikes. Case# 19-2971.

On November 3rd at 12:00 pm, a subject was continuously calling 911 with no emergency to report. It was determined the subject was calling from County Hospital. Officers contacted the 39-year-old transient. He was arrested for drug intoxication, annoying calls to dispatch on 911 and violating parole. Booked MDF. Corporal Mayberry, case# 19-2974.

At 12:45 pm, officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of Terrace for the report of a restraining order violation. The suspect was located at the downtown Safeway. It was determined there was not an order violation. However, the suspect is prohibited from Safeway. He was arrested for trespassing and violating probation. Booked MDF. Officer Lucido, case# 19-2975.

At 3:30 pm, officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Center Ave. for a possible traffic collision. Officers located a vehicle which had been struck and the suspect vehicle wheels left on scene. Officer Wah located the suspect in the driveway of the same block. He contacted the driver, a 40-year-old from Martinez. He was arrested for DUI. Cite released to a responsible adult. Case# 19-2977

At 8:25 pm, Sergeant Busciglio stopped a man in the 1000 block of Arnold Drive. A probation search was conducted and the man was arrested for possession of two concealed daggers, possession of methamphetamine and marijuana for sales, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the station where he was processed then released. Case# 19-2978.

At 9:36 am, Officer Miller responded to a man who had passed away at the Super 8 Motel. Due to illness, the man’s passing was expected by family members. There were no signs of foul play. Case# 19-2980.

On November 6th at 3:08 am, Officer Voyvodich received an LPR alert on a stolen vehicle in the 100 block of Arthur Road. He located the vehicle, unoccupied, in a parking lot. Case# 19-2991.

On November 7th at 5:49 pm, Officer Voyvodich received an LPR stolen vehicle alert on Alhambra Avenue. He located the vehicle near county jail. The female driver was arrested for possession of stolen property. A male passenger was also

arrested for a warrant. Case# 19-3002.

At 11:30 am, Officer Wah took a vehicle burglary report in the 100 block of Church Street, where the victim’s window was smashed and her purse was taken. Case# 19-3004.

At 2:20 pm, Officer Buda took a residential burglary report from a resident in the 1300 block of Rolling Hill Way. The resident arrived home and saw three males walking across her lawn carrying bags; they left in a Silver Mercedes. Entry was made through a bedroom window. Dispatch received two similar incidents several hours earlier of same vehicle and occupants possibly casing areas in the 3900 block of Canyon Way and the 200 block of Vista Way. Case# 19-3006

At 5:20 pm, Officer Parsons received an LPR stolen vehicle alert on a vehicle travelling eastbound HWY4. A high risk stop was made on northbound Interstate 680 at Pacheco Boulevard. The occupants were detained without incident. The vehicle was determined to be embezzled vehicle and the suspect was not in the vehicle. Case# 19-3007.

At 9:49 pm, Officer Angoco contacted a male sitting in a vehicle on Alhambra Way, near Muir Station Road. The male was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Case# 19-3010.

At 11:38 pm, Officer Montano located an unoccupied stolen vehicle in the 4800 block of John Muir Road. Case# 19-3011.

On November 9th at 3:03 am, Sergeant Busciglio contacted a male near HWY 4 and Alhambra Way in the Cal Trans fenced area. He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Case# 19-3013.

At 3:43 am, Officer Espinoza discovered a broken window at Subway (downtown). It is unknown at this time if the business was entered. Video surveillance is being reviewed. Case# 19-3014.

At 10:45 am, Sergeant Gaul contacted a male in the 600 block of Green Street. The male was in possession of a stolen bicycle, and was arrested for possession of stolen property and a parole violation. Case# 19-2971.

On November 10th at 4:27 am, Officer Parsons responded to a vehicle burglary that just occurred in the 4200 block of South Castro Street. The victim learned of the incident occurring through his security system. No suspect was located, and video surveillance is being reviewed. Case# 19-3017.

At 5:29 am, Officer Espinoza located a vehicle reported as driving recklessly. The vehicle fled when a traffic enforcement stop was initiated. A pursuit followed into Pleasant Hill. With the assistance of Pleasant Hill Police, who deployed spike strips, the vehicle was disabled. The male driver was arrested and the investigation revealed that the male had committed a hit and run on Alhambra Avenue, as well as drove his vehicle into the front doors to Marina Market in an effort to commit a burglary. Case# 19-3019.

At 7:24 pm, Officer Parsons arrested a male and female for possession of a controlled substance on Talbart Street, near Foster Street. Case# 19-3024.

On November 11th at 12:57 am, Officer Parsons responded to an apartment complex in the 3400 block of Vista Oaks Drive, where a soda vending machine was broken into and sodas were stolen. Incident #1911110006.

At 10:46 pm, Officer Espinoza contacted a male at Amtrak who was refusing to leave. The male had a warrant and was arrested. Case# 19-3026.

At 5:19 am, Officer Montano took a theft report of a catalytic converter in the 600 block of Center Avenue. The suspect was seen by the reporting party, but fled before police arrival. Case# 19-3027.

At 10:09 pm, Officer Weems received an LPR hit for a stolen vehicle on Blum Road, near Hillside Avenue. He located the vehicle unoccupied. Case# 19-3033.

On November 12th at 8:31 pm, Officer Ramos was dispatched to Ihop for a dine and dash. The employees identified the suspect. They just wanted him not to return to the restaurant. Officer Ramos located the suspect at Alhambra Ave. and Allen Street. The suspect had three warrants for his arrest and was arrested and booked into MDF. Case# 19-3043

At 9:41 pm, Officer Weems was dispatched to Grandview Ct. for an altercation. Upon arrival, he located two people. Both were intoxicated and refused to speak with the officers. Case# 19-3044

On November 13th at 12:54 am, Officer Weems was dispatched to the 1100 block of Ferry St. for an auto burglary. The victim reported that he heard someone smash the window to his car. He went outside and confronted the suspect. The suspect started to walk away and the victim followed him. The suspect pulled out a handgun and fired it in the air. An area check was conducted for the suspect, but the units were unable to locate the suspect. No shell casing was located at the scene. Case# 19-3045

At 9:43 am, Officer Miller arrested a male for a warrant in the 300 block of Alhambra Avenue. Case# 19-3046.

At 11:09 am, Officer Buda responded to a theft of phones from Metro PCS on Arnold Drive. The loss was over $4,000. Case# 19-3047.

At 11:39 am, Officer Winslett responded to Buon Aroma on Alhambra Avenue for a report of lawn tools stolen from the back of a truck. Case# 19-3048.

At 12:18 pm, Corporal Schnabel took a burglary report at NorCal Foundation Support on Arnold Drive, where a trailer and equipment were taken, totaling a loss of over $18,000. Case# 19-3049.

At 7:23 pm, Corporal Breinig contacted a male creating a disturbance at Amtrak. He was arrested for public intoxication. Case# 19-3050.

At 8:28 pm, Officer Weems contacted a male in the 3800 block of Vista Oaks Drive. He was arrested for a warrant. Case# 19-3051.

On November 14th at 1:06 am, Officer Weems contacted a male on Berrellesa Street near Buckley Street. A search of the male led to his arrest for possession of a controlled substance. Case# 19-3052.

At 7:10 am, a vehicle was stolen from the 1300 block of Pine Street. At 7:45 am, officers received an LPR alert of the vehicle travelling southbound on Alhambra Avenue. Officer Wah set up on eastbound HWY 4, at Morello Avenue. The vehicle passed his location and Officer Wah followed the vehicle; awaiting additional units. The vehicle exited on Pacheco Boulevard and fled at a high rate of speed into the county area. Officer Wah located the vehicle. It was unoccupied and had two flat tires. A citizen saw the male suspect exit the vehicle and flee on foot. The citizen provided a description of the suspect and direction of travel. A sheriff’s deputy located the suspect and he was arrested for vehicle theft and probation violation without further incident. Case# 19-3053.

At 12:30 pm, Officer Wah arrested a male in the Village Oaks Shopping Center for public intoxication and probation violation. Case# 19-3057.

At 2:00 pm, Officer Buda took a vehicle theft report in the 100 block of Fuschia Court. The victim learned of the theft after receiving a call from Oakland PD stating his vehicle was located on fire in their city. Case# 19-3058.

At 3:30 pm, Officer Angoco took a vehicle burglary report at the Nob Hill Center. The victim’s window was smashed and a backpack and clothing were taken. Case # 19-3060.

On November 15th at 10:00 am, Officer Lucido contacted a 51-year-old man from Martinez, in the parking lot of 7-11, 3520 Pacheco Blvd. He was arrested for a $5,000.00 misdemeanor warrant for drug possession. He was also arrested for possession of meth and violating probation. Booked MDF. Case# 19-3063.

At 10:40 am, Sergeant Gaul contacted a 39-year-old woman from Martinez, in the parking lot of 7-11, 3520 Pacheco Blvd. He had prior knowledge she was wanted for a $20,000.00 misdemeanor warrant for battering a police officer. Booked MDF. Case# 19-3064.

At 3:00 pm, officers were dispatched to Amtrak for an armed robbery which just occurred. The victim was selling an iPhone on “Offer Up” and agreed to meet the buyer at the train station. Upon arrival he met the Hispanic female buyer at her black Ford Expedition. Upon contact two Hispanic males were hiding in the back seat. One pointed a handgun at him and demanded the phone. He complied and the suspects fled the parking lot. Corporal Mayberry. Case# 19-3065.

At 10:57 pm, officers responded to the Martinez marina for a report of a fire. Upon arrival, a boat tied to the launch ramp pier (east pier) was fully engulfed in flames. A man from Richmond stated he owns the boat. He was on the boat with his girlfriend and the boat caught on fire while they were sleeping. They jumped out

and their dog was believed to not have been able to get off. There was no obvious evidence of any foul play. The boat burned into the water and the pier did not appear to be damaged and or burned. A Contra Costa County Arson investigator responded to the scene. A city corporation yard employee responded and the pier was barricaded off. City employees will return in the morning to remove the boat from the water during daylight. Water booms were wrapped around the boat to contain any chemicals. MPD case# 19-3067.

Thanks to Chief Manjit Sappal and Renee Jacobs of the the Martinez Police Department.

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