This is the crime bulletin for Friday-Sunday, October 26-28, 2012 from the Benicia Police Department. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.
Friday, October 26, 2012
12:17 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a Southampton Road business.
1:16 a.m.: That suspicious character who approached the front door of a home on McAllister then turning away was actually at the wrong address. His friend lives next door.
2:31 a.m.: The suspicious person spotted on Park Road was delivering a package.
3:25 a.m.: A resident on Southampton Road asked police to note an ongoing civil issue the resident is having with a roommate.
6:08 p.m.: A 57-year-old Benicia man was arrested on Southampton Road for a variety of violations pertaining to drugs.
7:02 p.m.: A resident on Southampton Road had an unwanted guest at the house who was refusing to leave. The unwanted guest decided to leave when it was apparent officers were on the way. Officers gave the resident advice on getting a restraining order.
8:22 p.m.: Police received a report of two people loitering on East B Street. The loiterers were gone when officers arrived on the scene.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
12:08 a.m.: Officers arrested a 34-year-old man on Park Road for possession of a controlled substance.
1:04 a.m.: Officers spoke to the hosts of a party that was still going strong. The hosts agreed to turn down the volume.
2:43 p.m.: Unauthorized charges were made on an account belonging to a resident on Dover.
2:58 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at an East Second Street business.
3:19 p.m.: Officers located the group of kids hanging out on Semple Crossing and noted that none of them appeared to have been smoking dope.
4:31 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at an East Second Street business.
4:39 p.m.: The person who was playing loud music for many hours on Buchanan Street was contacted by police who convinced him to turn down the music.
6:50 p.m.: A citizen reported finding a television in the open space near York. Officers took the tv away.
7:26 p.m.: A man knocking on the door of a Military East residence claimed he knew the people who used to live there. Officers convinced the man it was better to leave the area and not come back.
8:39 p.m.: Police received a report of several people int eh open space near Woodstock. Officers were unable to locate the group.
9:03 p.m.: The two kids who were riding their bicycles in the manner of drunken people were gone when officers arrived to investigate.
9:14 p.m.: There was an apparent hit and run on Military East. The driver didn’t realize another car had been hit and readily exchanged insurance information with the victim.
10:19 p.m.: Five boys who were skateboarding on Rose Drive got to discuss with officers the relative merits of cutting in front of moving cars at night.
10:25 p.m.: Police received a report of a 12-15 year-old driving a car on Columbus Parkway. The youngster was actually 16 and had a valid driver’s license. It is unknown how happy this person will be when they hit 50 years of age.
10:27 p.m.: The hosts of a loud party on Olive Branch agreed to turn down the volume when asked to by officers.
10:29 p.m.: Police were unable to find a group of kids who were reportedly driving erratically on McCall.
10:57 p.m.: There was a loud party on Gordon. The host agreed to turn down the music.
11:10 p.m.: Police were unable to find a person making a lot of noise in a park on East Sixth Street.
11:32 p.m.: A vehicle on Banbury was vandalized.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
12:20 a.m.: The loud kids at a party on East Fifth Street went inside for the night after speaking to officers.
12:34 a.m.: Officers talked to the homeowners on East Fifth Street whose music was too loud.
12:38 a.m.: Police received a report of a man putting a drunk woman into his car. Police were unable to verify that the man got better looking as the night wore on.
12:45 a.m.: A resident on Cambridge was asked to turn down the volume.
1:11 a.m.: The disappearing barking dog made a cameo appearance (does it do any other kind of appearance) in the vicinity of Bayview.
1:45 a.m.: A deer got hit by a car on East Second Street.
7:45 a.m.: A resident on Bayview reported some photographs were stolen.
9:22 a.m.: A car parked on the wrong side of the road on Shirley Drive was ticketed.
11:49 a.m.: Police spoke to an unwanted guest who was refusing to leave a West Seventh Street residence.
11:51 a.m.: An unlocked vehicle was burglarized on East Second Street.
12:35 p.m.: A metal crate left in City Park was returned to its owner.
1:40 p.m.: A resident on Ridge reported hearing a loud blast.
2:41 p.m.: Police received a report of drug use in a West K Street park. Investigating officers were unable to find anyone in the park using drugs.
2:54 p.m.: Officers issued a citation to people in a car on Viewmont. They might have been smoking pot.
Editor’s Note: Even though I inject a bit of humor into these police logs, please remember, the men and women whose job it is to protect us rarely find it funny when they are approaching a drunk person or a building where the alarm is going off.
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