● At 8:00 am Commanders Ghisletta and Roth observed a female urinating in the park on Brown Street. Upon contacting her, she struck Commander Ghisletta on the chest.
Officers arrived and the female was secured in the WRAP restraint device, at which time she spat on Officer Winslett. No officers were injured and the woman was arrested for battery on a police officer, resisting/delaying a police officer and probation violation. Case# 18-475.
● At 10:10 am Officer Parsons was dispatched to Quickstop (downtown) for a theft. He contacted the male suspect outside the store drinking the stolen beer. The suspect was arrested for public intoxication and violating probation. Case# 18-477.
● At 3:15 pm Officer Brinser responded to Two Jay’s Pizza for a man trying to fight the business owner. The man was contacted and arrested for public intoxication and violatinprobation. Case# 18-480.
● At 11:02 pm Sergeant Busciglio arrested a woman for DUI at Morello Avenue and Maywood Lane. Case# 18-482.
●At 11:57 pm Commander Roth arrested a man in the 100 block of Howe Road for a warrant. Case# 18-483.
● At 7:09 am MPD officers responded to 1836 Alhambra Avenue (Vintage Market) for a report of a man who was threatening the store clerk. During the confrontation the clerk pepper sprayed the man, who then fled the scene on foot. A short time later officer located the man, who was urinating in public, in the area of St. Catherine’s Church. The man was arrested for 647(f) PC (Public Intoxication) and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility (MDF) by Officer Ramos. Case# 18-484.
● At 8:10 am Officer Carney responded to Fountainhead Court for a vehicle burglary. The suspect(s) gained entry by smashing the vehicle’s window. Case# 18-485.
● At 2:58 pm MPD officers responded to 1055 Arnold Drive (Verizon Wireless) for a report of a burglary in progress. A man entered the store and locked himself into the rear storage room. He then took approximately 8 iPhones valued at $8,000 and fled out the rear door to a waiting get-a-way car. Investigation is ongoing. Sergeant Muncher took Case# 18-488.
● At 12:30 am an intoxicated man from Concord was located at the Marina. He was arrested for a misdemeanor stolen vehicle warrant, and he was booked into MDF. Case# 18-490.
● At 3:35 am officers responded to the 700 block of Palm Avenue for a report of two people possibly looking into vehicles. Officer Montano located two people in the area and there was no evidence of vehicle burglaries. One of the men contacted was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. He was cite released from the scene.
● At 7:48 am Officer Lincoln conducted a traffic stop in the area of Berrellesa Street and Foster Street. He contacted the driver and found his license was suspended for a prior DUI. Officer Lincoln arrested him for 14601.2a CVC (Driving with a Suspended License for DUI) and cite released him at the scene. Case# 18-492.
● At 7:02 am MPD officers responded to the area of Morello Avenue and Maria Drive for a report of a single car collision. Officers arrived and located a single car which went off the roadway and collided with a pole. The driver fled on foot. Officers located the driver a short time later and arrested him for 20002 CVC (Hit and Run). He was cited and later released. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Sergeant Ferrer took Case# 18-498.
● At 7:21 pm Officer Montano responded to Behind the Plate for a man causing a disturbance. She contacted a man who was intoxicated. He was arrested for public intoxication and booked into MDF. Case# 18-503.
● At 8:00 am Corporal Mayberry arrested a man at Amtrak for a warrant. Case# 18-505.
● At 8:33 am Sergeant Ferrer took a stolen vehicle report at 600 Center Avenue, where the victim’s 2011 Chevy Camaro was taken during the night. Case# 18-506.
● At 9:49 am Officer Lincoln arrested a man in the area of Rita Drive for driving on a DUI suspended license. Case# 18-507.
● At 11:39 am Officer Parsons responded to Mt Diablo Hospital (Concord) for a battery report. The investigation will be forwarded to the Antioch Police Department for follow-up. Case# 18-509.
● At 3:25 pm Officer Parsons arrested a man downtown for Public Intoxication. Officer Parsons had observed the man defecating on the sidewalk. Officer Parsons also sanitized the sidewalk. Case# 18-510.
● At 4:30 pm Corporal Mayberry arrested a man for driving recklessly in the boat parking lot at the marina. The man’s vehicle was towed. Case# 18-511.
● At 11:30 am Officer Parsons contacted a woman in the 3700 block of Alhambra Avenue. She was arrested for drug intoxication. Case# 18-521.
● At 12:30 pm one of our license plate readers led to the arrest of a man in the Walgreen’s parking lot for possession of a stolen vehicle and a felony warrant. Case# 18-523.
● At 2:13 pm a man living in the back room of a business in the 3500 block of Alhambra Avenue, was found deceased. There were no obvious signs of foul play. The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office responded. Case# 18-525.
● At 3:45 pm Sergeant Gaul stopped a vehicle at the Transit Hub. The driver was arrested for false registration and multiple DUI related suspensions. Case# 18-528.
● At 5:00 pm Officer Winslett responded for a 1997 Honda that was stolen from the Kaiser parking lot. Case# 18-529.
● At 9:47 pm Officer Espinoza responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Berrellesa Street for an altercation. A man was arrested for a warrant. Case# 18-532.
● At 12:11 am Officer Montano made a traffic stop at Arnold Drive and Morello Avenue. The female passenger was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Case# 18-533.
● At 8:30 am Officer Carney initiated a pedestrian contact at Berrellesa Street and Robinson Street. He contacted a man from Richmond who was smoking meth. The man was arrested for drug intoxication, possession of meth and violating probation. He was booked into MDF. Case# 18-534.
● At 9:10 am Corporal Mayberry stopped a vehicle on Green Street at Castro Street. He contacted a woman from Martinez. She was arrested for displaying fraudulent registration on her vehicle. She was cite released. Case# 18-535.
● At 2:30 pm Safeway Virginia Hills called to report a man was shoplifting and it was in progress. The suspect fled the store after stealing bottles of alcohol. Sergeant Gaul was at Starbucks next door and contacted him. The man was from Berkeley. He was arrested for theft and released on a citation from MPD. Case# 18-539.
● At 5:00 pm officers were dispatched to Royal Thai, 414 Ferry Street, for a man who ate dinner and did not pay and fled to Amtrak. Officers contacted the man, who is also from Berkeley, and he was arrested for theft and transported to MDF. He was released from MDF earlier. Officer Brinser took Case# 18-540.
● At 8:24 am Officer Carney responded to the parking area of 1190 Arnold Drive for a report of a vehicle burglary. The vehicle’s window had been smashed and a laptop computer had been stolen. It occurred within an hour of the call. Case# 18-549.
● At 5:11 pm Sergeant Salamid was dispatched to the 800 block of Talbart Street for a report of an adult male resident who was threatening the gardener. Sergeant Salamid contacted the resident. He was highly intoxicated, hostile and yelled insulting obscenities. Over the last 2 months he has been calling MPD 911 dispatch and also insulting the dispatcher. During the contact, he came outside his residence to further insult Sergeant Salamid who promptly arrested him and booked him into the Martinez Detention Facility for 647(F) PC (Public Intoxication). Case# 18-554.
● At 7:49 pm Officer Breinig responded to Marina Market for an attempted robbery. A female transient entered the store and attempted to steal merchandise. The clerk confronted her and she punched the clerk in the face. The clerk and a customer held her until police arrived. She was arrested and booked into MDF. Case# 18-555.
● At 7:00 am MPD officers responded to the area of Reliez Valley Road and Blue Ridge Drive for a report of a vehicle collision. A vehicle collided with a telephone pole knocking out power to approximately 150 homes. PG&E responded and quickly restored power. Sergeant Gaul took the report. Case# 18-557.
● At 11:37 am Sergeant Muncher responded to 815 Arnold Drive for a report of a vehicle burglary. The vehicle’s window had been smashed and approximately $500.00 in tools were stolen. Case# 18-559.
● At 9:55 pm Commander Roth attempted to stop a sport bike style motorcycle for vehicle code violations on Alhambra Avenue near the high school. The motorcycle did not yield and fled north of Alhambra Avenue. As it approached the downtown area the pursuit was terminated and the motorcycle continued north, running stop signs and speeding. The motorcycle was unable to negotiate the left turn at the end of Alhambra Avenue at Buckley Street and crashed. The solo rider was injured and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A felony evading and misdemeanor DUI case was taken. Case# 18-564.
● Officer Montano responded to the Martinez marina at 12:34 am for a report at vandalism report. A young couple was at the Ferry Point parking lot (unlawfully parked due to park being closed) when an unknown suspect came up to their vehicle and smashed out the rear window. The suspect fled in a tan minivan. The couple was from Pittsburg and stated it was an unprovoked attack. Case# 18-565.
● At 6:43 am officers responded to the 3000 block of Estudillo Street for several 911 calls reporting an argument in the street. Officers arrived and contacted a resident who had his car window smashed out by a former friend. The victim had been driving erratically in the neighborhood during the argument. Officer Leong conducted a vandalism investigation and Officer Lincoln cited the victim for several vehicle code violations. Case # 18-566.
● At 9:00 am Officer Lincoln stopped a vehicle at the Marina. The driver was arrested for driving with a DUI suspended license. Case# 18-573.
● At 11:15 am Officer Parsons recovered an unoccupied stolen vehicle in the 300 block of First Ave South, by way of a license plate reader. Case# 18-576.
● At 12:00 pm Officer Parsons arrested a man in the 600 block of Main Street for a warrant. Case# 18-577.
● At 4:00 pm Sergeant Gaul arrested a man driving in the 5200 block of Pacheco Boulevard for driving with a DUI suspended license. Case# 18-580.
● At 3:20 pm officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Ward Street for possible drug activity. Officer Lincoln arrested a woman for a warrant. Case# 18-589.
● At 4:10 pm Sergeant Gaul arrested a man near Alhambra Avenue and Warren Street for a warrant. Case# 18-590.
● At 7:15 pm Corporal Schnabel was dispatched to Eastwoodbury Park for a man screaming in the bathroom. Corporal Schnabel arrested the man for possession of a controlled substance. Case# 18-592.
● At 10:48 pm Corporal Schnabel was dispatched to Morello Avenue near Hwy 4 for a solo traffic collision. The woman was arrested for DUI. Case#18-593.
● At 12:45 pm Sergeant Gaul conducted a traffic stop in the 2600 block of Alhambra Avenue. The driver was arrested for a warrant. Case# 18-599.
● At 12:45 pm while making the above arrest, Sergeant Gaul recognized another man that drove by. He had knowledge of a warrant for the man. Sergeant Gaul radioed for another officer. Corporal Mayberry contacted and arrested the man in the county hospital parking lot. Case# 18-600.
● At 3:20 am Officer Breinig responded to a solo car collision into the center median at Alhambra Avenue and K Street. The driver left the scene, and was later contacted at his residence. A “Hit-n-Run” investigation is underway. Case# 18-602.
● At 7:02 am Officer Winslett responded to the 300 block of Mill Road for a vehicle burglary where the window was smashed and a wallet was taken. Case# 18-604.
● At 1:45 pm Officer Winslett responded to a residence on Morello Avenue for a vehicle burglary where the window was smashed and a backpack and GPS were taken. Case# 18-606.
● At 4:30 pm Officer Carney responded to the JR. High School for a report of a threat written on a bathroom wall. Though school administrators believe the threat to be not credible, the JR High School was closed on Friday.
Thanks to Chief Manjit Sappal and Renee Jacobs of the the Martinez Police Department.