Martinez Police Blotter November 16-31

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On November 15, 2019 at 10:00 am, Officer Lucido contacted a 51-year-old man from Martinez, in the parking lot of 7-11, 3520 Pacheco Boulevard. He was arrested for a $5,000.00 misdemeanor warrant for drug possession. He was also arrested for possession of meth and violating probation. He was booked into the Main Detention Facility (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 Boulevard. He had prior knowledge she was wanted for a $20,000.00 misdemeanor warrant for battering a police officer. She was booked into 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. Victim provided all of the communications over text. Unknown if real names/info. 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 claimed to own the boat. He was on the boat with his girlfriend and the boat caught on fire while they were sleeping. 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 returned in the morning to remove the boat from the water during daylight. Water booms were wrapped around the boat to contain any chemicals. Case# 19-3067. 

On November 16th at 8:00 am, Officer Lucido contacted a 27-year-old man from Martinez and a 57-year-old man from Santa Barbara, smoking in the Amtrak parking lot. They were both arrested for possession of meth. Cite released. Case# 19-3068. 

At 8:40 am, Sergeant Gaul observed 37-year-old man from Martinez dumpster diving at NorCal Courts. Sergeant Gaul had prior knowledge the man was wanted for two misdemeanor warrants. $5,000.00 for drug intoxication and a $5,000.00 for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. He was also found to be in possession of meth. The man was booked into MDF. Case# 19-3069. 

At 9:00 am, Sergeant Gaul contacted a 34-year-old man from Martinez, on Waterfront Road near Copart. The man was arrested for a $7,500.00 misdemeanor warrant for drug possession. Cite released. Case# 19-3071. 

At 9:15 am, Officer Lucido stopped a paper plated 2018 Nissan Rogue on Marina Vista at 680. A check of the VIN revealed the vehicle was stolen. It was reported stolen to Concord PD on 11/13/2019. The driver was a 41-year-old man from Concord. He was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and booked into MDF. Case# 19-3070. 

At 2:00 pm, Corporal Mayberry contacted a 38-year-old man from Walnut Creek in the 400 block of Richardson Street. The man was arrested for a felony no bail warrant for burglary. He was also found to be in possession of meth. The man was booked into MDF. Case# 19-3074. 

At 10:03 pm, Sergeant Busciglio located a man (Martinez transient) laying on the sidewalk at Alhambra Ave. and Ward Street. The man was intoxicated, unable to walk without stumbling and arrested for disorderly conduct. He was booked into MDF. Officer Espinoza, case# 19-3077. 

On November 17th at 7:45 am, officers were dispatched to Amtrak for a battery which just occurred. A 46-year-old man from Martinez punched the clerk of Rosemary’s Café in the face. The man was refused service due to prior problems he has caused at the café and train station. He was booked into MDF. Sergeant Gaul, case# 19-3079. 

At 9:45 am, Sergeant Gaul was on foot patrol downtown. He discovered a vehicle which had its window shattered. He was unable to locate the victim to determine loss and time of occurrence. Case# 19-3080. 

At 6:11 pm, officers were dispatched to Walmart located at 1021 Arnold Dr. to investigate a fraud via coin star. Officer Montano made contact with the suspect who on video put a few coins in the coin star machine, but had a voucher for $700.00. The 32-year-old man from San Pablo was arrested for PC 470(d) and cite released. 

On November 18th at 10:42 am, Officer Miller responded to Bail Hot Line for a burglary investigation. Over $6,000.00 was taken. Video surveillance shows two male suspects enter through the unlocked rear door and walk directly to the where the money was kept. The video surveillance is being looked at closer in effort to identify the males. Case #19- 3087. 

At 12:29 pm, Officer Weems responded to the high school for a report of threats written on the boy’s bathroom walls. Video surveillance is being reviewed in attempt to identify the responsible party. Case #19-3089. 

At 1:16 pm, Officer Weems responded to the 1000 block of Ferry Street for the theft of a catalytic converter. Case #19-3091. 

At 2:29 pm, Officer Weems located an unoccupied stolen vehicle in the Jack in the Box parking lot, via a license plate reader (LPR) alert. Case #19-3092. 

At 10:33 pm, Officer Parsons conducted a traffic stop at Pacheco Boulevard and Camino Del Sol. The male driver was arrested for DUI (drugs). Case #19-3095. 

At 12:00 pm, Officer Weems received an LPR alert on a stolen license plate. He located the vehicle in the Lucky’s parking lot. The operator of the vehicle arrived and stated he had purchased the vehicle just over a week ago. Both license plates were recovered and logged into evidence. Case #19-3100. 

On November 19th at 7:57 am, Officer Angoco took a report on a theft of firearms from a resident in the 300 block of Willow Creek Lane. Case #19-3106. 

On November 20th at 12:08 am, Officer Winslett took an auto burglary report at Chipotle parking lot, where a back pack was taken from a vehicle. Case #19-3110. 

At 3:06 pm, Officer Weems responded to a residence in the 500 block of Amber Lane for a residential burglary. The victim came home and saw a U-Haul pulling out of her driveway. Property from her yard and inside the residence had been taken. Approximately one and a half hours later Officer Weems located the U haul, occupied by the male suspect, on Birch Street. The male fled and was not located. Case #19-3112. 

At 10:26 pm, Officer Ramos was on Scenic Drive, near Elm Street, when he located and arrested the residential burglary suspect. Case #19-3112. 

On November 21st at 12:09 am, Officer Parsons received an LPR stolen vehicle alert on Alhambra Avenue. He located the vehicle at the car wash. The female driver was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of a firearm, and possession of a controlled substance. The male passenger was arrested for possession of a stolen firearm. Case #19-3113. 

At 11:49 am, Officer Weems responded to a traffic collision on eastbound HWY 4, near Alhambra Avenue. An involved party reported that a firearm was brandished during the incident. Officer Weems confirmed that an involved party had an unloaded firearm in his waistband, and he did point it at the other involved party because he was scared. The party with the firearm was detained and CHP took over the investigation. Case# 19-3117. 

On November 22nd at 7:30 am, Officer Buda took a vehicle burglary report from a resident in the 100 block Macalvey Drive. A purse and computer were stolen. Case# 19-3121. 

At 8:00 am, Corporal Mayberry arrested a male in the 900 block of Ward Street for warrants. Case# 19-3123. 

At 9:30 am, Officer Wah took a vehicle theft and vehicle burglary report from a resident in the 100 block Sunnybrae Court. Nothing of value was taken from the first vehicle. A water pump was taken from the trunk of the second vehicle. Case# 19-3126. 

At 1:30 pm, Officer Wah arrested a male for trespassing at Chase Bank in the Village Oaks Shopping Center. Case# 19-3131. 

At 4:45 pm, Corporal Mayberry conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a motorcycle on Marina Vista Avenue near Alhambra Avenue. A VIN check on the motorcycle returned as a reported stolen vehicle. The male rider was arrested. Case# 19-3132. 

At 10:25 pm, Officer Weems conducted a traffic enforcement stop on westbound HWY 4 near Center Avenue. The female driver was arrested for DUI. Case# 19-3133. 

On November 23rd at 12:16 am, Officer Lucido contacted a male bicyclist in the 3200 block of Pacheco Boulevard. He was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and arrested. Case# 19-3134. 

At 7:10 am, Office Wah arrested a male for trespassing at the Marina Market. Case# 19- 3136. 

At 11:00 am, Officer Buda conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 1100 block of Arnold Drive. The male driver was arrested for driving on a DUI suspended license. Case# 19- 3139. 

At 3:45 pm, Corporal Schnabel arrested a female in the 2700 block of Alhambra Avenue for public intoxication. Case# 19-3140. 

At 6:39 pm, Officer Montano responded to Lucky’s for a theft where an unknown person said they were arriving to collect the money from the Salvation Army collection can. Case# 19-3141. 

At 11:03 pm, Officer Montano responded to the 100 block of Gilbert Court for fireworks in the area. A fire was discovered on the hillside and Contra Costa Fire responded to extinguish the fire. Case# 19-3142. 

On November 24th at 11:50 am, Officer Weems responded to Safeway (downtown) for a male harassing customers. The male was arrested for trespassing. Case# 19-3147. 

At 9:57 am, Officer Buda took a credit card theft report. The victim accidentally dropped her credit card in the Ronald McDonald House donation box at the McDonald’s drive thru. The employees did not have access into the donation box, which was later stolen. The victim’s credit card was used at several locations. The case is still under investigation. Case# 19-3145. 

At 1:00 pm, Officer Wah took an auto burglary report at the Franklin Canyon Park and Ride. The victim’s vehicle window was smashed and her purse and cell phone were taken. Case# 19-3149. 

At 3:15 pm, Officer Weems responded to a residential burglary in the 1200 block of Escobar Street. The female suspect fled after being confronted by a neighbor. She was located in the 500 block of Main Street and arrested for trespassing, as the residence was vacant and no items were taken. Case# 19-3150. 

At 4:10 pm, Corporal Mayberry arrested a male for public intoxication in front of Valley Convenient Mart. The male was consuming alcohol when he was contacted. Case# 19- 3151. 

At 5:00 pm, Corporal Mayberry took a theft from an auto report on Talbart Street, near Escobar Street. The victim’s purse was taken. Case# 19-3152. 

At 5:30 pm, Corporal Mayberry responded to an alarm at Martinez Junior High. A window was shattered. It appears potato chips were taken. Case# 19-3153. 

On November 25th at 10:03 am, Officer Weems responded to the 300 block of F Street for a dispute between neighbors. A male was arrested for brandishing a firearm during the dispute. He was also in possession of a controlled substance. Case #19-3158. 

At 7:31 pm, Officer Mayberry was conducting a security check at an abandoned building in the 3500 block of Alhambra Avenue. He contacted a male who he thought to be trying to gain entry into the building. The male refused to comply with Corporal Mayberry’s commands and began to approach Corporal Mayberry, who believed the male was going to assault him. An altercation ensued and the male was taken into custody. Case# 19- 3164. 

On November 26th at 4:32 pm, Officers responded to the 2300 block of Wayne Street for a residential fire. Contra Costa Fire contained the fire to the property. Incident 1611260058. 

At 8:13 pm, Officer Parsons responded to a theft at Safeway (downtown). A description of the responsible female, her vehicle and direction of travel were provided. Officer Parsons conducted a traffic enforcement stop near the Franklin Canyon Park and Ride. The female was arrested for warrants. Case# 19-3175. 

At 11:34 pm, Officer Espinoza arrested a female at Amtrak for battery. The female struck an Amtrak employee with a tree branch. Case# 19- 3176. 

On November 27th at 7:10 am, Sergeant Busciglio arrested a male at Amtrak for interfering with the business and trespassing. Case# 19-3177. 

At 10:16 am, Officer Wah arrested a female at Walgreens for trespassing. Case# 19-3178. 

At 7:38 pm, Officer Parsons responded to a residence in the 1900 block of Alhambra Avenue to conduct a welfare check on the male resident who was not answering the door. The male resident had passed away in the residence. There were no signs of foul play. Case# 19-3181. 

On November 28th at 6:13 am, Contra Costa Fire responded to a fire under the Amtrak bridge. A female fell asleep under the bridge with a lit cigarette, causing the fire. Case# 19-3184. 

At 7:16 am, Officer Wah responded to Hidden Creek Court for several vehicles that had their windows smashed. Case# 19-3185. 

At 10:39 am, Officer Weems responded to Marina Market for a male panhandler. The male was arrested for public intoxication. Case# 19-3188. 

At 3:58 pm, Officer Wah responded to a theft at Rite Aid. The male suspect was in the parking lot, and he fled across the street. He was taken into custody in the Taco Bell parking lot. Case# 19-3189. 

At 5:14 pm, Officer Weems responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Escobar Street for a burglary in progress. The male suspect was located and arrested for trespassing with property damage. Case# 19-3190. 

At 11:33 pm, Officer Angoco contacted a female driver during a traffic enforcement stop on Pacheco Boulevard, near Camino Del Sol. She was arrested for a warrant. Case# 19- 3191. 

On November 29th at 8:38 am, Officer Weems responded to a burglary at Public Storage, 901 Arnold Drive. A storage unit door was forced open. The victim was not able to respond to the storage unit to determine loss. Case# 19-3192. 

At 11:00 am, Sergeant Gaul stopped a vehicle on Pine Street at Jones Street. He contacted a 26-year-old man from Martinez. The man was arrested for a $50,000.00 misdemeanor warrant for evading and booked into MDF. Case# 19-3193. 

At 2:50 pm, officers were dispatched to McDonalds for a man sitting at a table with a crank pipe refusing to leave. Officers contacted the 34-year-old man from Concord. He was arrested for drug intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into MDF. Officer Wah, case# 19-3196. 

At 6:03 pm, Officer Montano was dispatched to a cold residential burglary in the 2100 block of Rangeview Place. The caller reported the rear sliding window was broken and a coin jar with $300.00 inside was missing. Case# 19-3197 

At 8:20 am, Corporal Mayberry’s patrol car captured an unoccupied stolen vehicle on Monterey Street at Magnolia Street. The 1999 Ford F-250 was reported stolen to CHP on 11/26/2019 and was stolen from Pacheco. Case# 19-3197. 

On November 30th at 10:00 am, Officer Weems located an unoccupied stolen vehicle in the 100 block of Gilbert Court. The 2000 Honda was reported stolen to our agency on 10/31/2019. Case# 19-2949. 

At 10:30 am, the license plate reader (LPR) on SR4 captured a vehicle with stolen plates traveling eastbound. Corporal Mayberry located the vehicle as it passed Pine Street. A high risk stop was conducted at the off ramp to Morello Avenue without incident. It was determined the plates were not issued to this vehicle and the VIN was clear. The driver was identified as a 58-year-old man from Clayton. The man was in the process of purchasing the vehicle. However, he is on parole and found to be in possession of heroin. A parole hold (3056 PC) was approved by CDC and he was booked into MDF. Case# 19- 3200. 

At 2:50 pm, officers were dispatched to Starbucks on Main Street for a female attempting to steal blank gift cards and coffee cups. She was identified as a 29-year-old from Martinez. She did not leave the store before completing the theft, but was arrested for a $6,000.00 misdemeanor warrant for theft. She was cite released. Corporal Mayberry case# 19-3202. 

At 7:58 pm, Officer Montano was on foot patrol in the Walmart Store located at 1021 Arnold Drive. While inside, employees of the store advise two females were attempting to exit the store with a vacuum that they did not scan in the self-check line. Officer Montano made contact with the subjects who questioned being stopped. Officer Montano was eventually able to speak with the store management and staff and learned these females have been suspected of stealing items in the past. She also learned the females had in fact not scanned the vacuum. Once confronted by staff they did not have time to pay for the item, and left it in the cart around the time Officer Montano made contact with 

them. Officer Montano identified the females and per Walmart Management advised them of PC 602 (trespassing). Case# 19-3205 

At 9:34 pm, Amtrak called to advise a man had assaulted the Conductor on an inbound train from Richmond. An Amtrak Officer was at the station dealing with a separate incident and was advised. The Amtrak officer arrested the subject. A courtesy transport was provided to MDF for the Amtrak Officer. Inc# 1911300063

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