This is the crime bulletin for Halloween Day, October 31, 2012 from the Benicia Police Department. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.
1:00 a.m.: The people walking in and out of a house on Sunset were looking for a missing item.
7:55 a.m.: An injury occurred when a car and a pedestrian collided on Church Street.
10:24 a.m.: A citizen reported hearing four gunshots in the vicinity of Sunset. Officers found no evidence of gunfire.
2:07 p.m.: Officers were called to a Southampton Road address where they opened an incident report about an iPad that was lost somewhere between Concord and Benicia on Monday, October 29.
2:43 p.m.: A mother and son on East Seventh Street were involved in a physical altercation. The son left for the evening.
2:48 p.m.: Officers were unable to find the panhandlers who were reportedly in Solano Square.
3:21 p.m.: Two bicycles were stolen from a storage unit on Jackson Street.
7:45 p.m.: Officers spoke to a 65-year-old man on La Cruz who was reportedly offering rides to people. The man told officers he was merely giving out candy. Officers ran a background check on the man.
8:23 p.m.: A citizen on Lloyd Court reported a large number of people in the area and a car blocking a driveway. The car was gone when officers arrived. The large number of people in the area may have been related to the fact that it was Halloween night.
9:08 p.m.: Officers received a report of a non-injury traffic collision on East Second Street.
9:29 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at an East J Street business.
11:01 p.m.: Police launched a missing person investigation after a resident on Larkin reported a missing juvenile. Spoiler Alert: A little after midnight, the kid was located by police and returned to the Larkin Street home. This tidbit will appear in tomorrow’s Police Log.
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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