Tag: Martinez Police Department

Martinez Police blotter for Oct.1-15, 2018

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

On October 1st at 5:22 pm, Detective Wah responded to an argument between a man and woman in the 100 block of Berrellesa Street. The man was arrested for a parole warrant. Case# 18-2313. At 10:55 pm Officer Lincoln made a traffic stop at Pacheco Boulevard and Arthur Road. The driver was arrested for being […]

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City seeks ways to discourage illegal sideshows

City seeks ways to discourage illegal sideshows

| October 28, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In July, three people were arrested and 43 others were ticketed in July during a breakup of an illegal reckless-driving “sideshow” in Antioch that attracted about 200 people, according to the California Highway Patrol. In September, Oakland Police issued numerous tickets and had about 100 vehicles towed after sideshow drivers interfered with […]

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Martinez Police Blotter Sept. 16-30, 2018

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

On September 16th at 3:30 pm, a 25-year-old man from Walnut Creek called dispatch to report he “knocked a guy out” in the bathroom at Hidden Lakes Park. The suspect was arrested for battery. The suspect in this case had been a victim with the same person several months ago during an altercation in San […]

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Pink police patches

Pink police patches

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez Police Department is selling pink versions of their department patches to raise money for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Quantities are limited, and they’re available for cash and in-person purchase only at the front counter of the Martinez Police Department, 525 Henrietta St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through […]

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Martinez police celebrating ‘Coffee With Cops’ today

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Mar­tinez Police will celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day today in Main Street Plaza. Residents and visitors will be able to have a cup of coffee with Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal and other members of the Martinez Police Department, and meet those who patrol their community. Coffee with the Cops […]

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Martinez police blotter for Aug.16-31, 2018

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

On August 16th at 9:50 a.m. Officer Voyvodich’s license plate reader (LPR) alerted to a stolen vehicle parked in the 2400 block of Monterey Avenue. He contacted a female subject in possession of the vehicle key. The female, who was arrested, also had a warrant for her arrest. During the transport process the female tried […]

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Message from the Chief of Police, Sept. 2018

Message from the Chief of Police, Sept. 2018

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

By MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Chief of Police MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– This month our community celebrated another successful National Night Out and every year the event gets better and better! We saw an incredible turn out at various locations and it was a great opportunity for the community to come together and support one another. National […]

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Officers, others remember Sgt. Starzyk’s sacrifice

Officers, others remember Sgt. Starzyk’s sacrifice

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Between the solemn sound of a bagpipe to the somber notes of “Taps,” Martinez Police Sgt. Paul Starzyk was praised Thursday by Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal and remembered by former chief, Tom Simonetti, who recalled Starzyk’s humor and dedication. “He made a difference,” Sappal said. “He gave his own life.” Ten […]

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Fallen MPD sergeant to be remembered Thursday in ceremony

Fallen MPD sergeant to be remembered Thursday in ceremony

| September 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – It’s been 10 years since Martinez Police Sgt. Paul Starzyk answered a call for help when an armed man terrorized patrons of a hair salon as he sought out his estranged wife and entered a nearby apartment. Starzyk was trying to save the five in the apartment when he was killed by […]

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Suspect arrested after incident near Vicente High School

| August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez Police Departmen press release: On Friday, August 24th, 2018, at about 1:54pm, the Martinez Police Department (MPD) Dispatch Center received a call from a staff member at Vicente High School reporting that a juvenile student had just been threatened by an adult male who was holding a razor at the time of the confrontation. […]

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