This is the crime bulletin for Friday-Sunday, November 16-18, 2012 from the Benicia Police Department. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.
Friday, November 16, 2012
12:47 a.m.: A 30year-old Vallejo man was arrested on East Second Street for drunk driving.
12:55 a.m.: A vehicle was towed from a parking area on Southampton Road.
1:29 a.m.: Police received a 911 call from Bayshore road but when officers arrived on the scene they couldn’t find an emergency.
2:09 a.m.: Police received a report of a suspicious person hiding from passing traffic on Chelsea Hills. Either the person was doing a good job of hiding or had left the area because investigating officers found nothing suspicious.
2:56 a.m.: A cleaning crew apparently triggered a burglar alarm at a business on East Industrial Way.
3:21 p.m.: A woman on West L Street claimed her son threatened her. After speaking to the son, officers determined no threats had been made.
3:33 p.m.: A resident on Columbus told police someone used his credit card to order items that were sent to his address but that he had no use for. Police are investigating.
4:38 p.m.: Police received a report of a panhandler at a gas station on Columbus Parkway. He was gone when officers arrived.
6:07 p.m.: Police received reports that the employees of a business were speeding down an alley. Officers spoke to the manager at the business.
10:12 p.m.: Police received a report of a dog that was howling for hours. A message was left for the dog’s people.
10:14 p.m.: A 37-year-old woman was arrested for drunk driving after being involved in a traffic accident on East I street.
10:20 p.m.: Officers searched for but were unable to locate a possible drunk driver on Interstate 780.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
2:17 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at an East Industrial business.
2:52 a.m.: Police received a report of two men in a Southampton Road parking lot. The men were gone when officers arrived on the scene.
2:54 a.m.: Police received a report of two men walking into a business after hours. The men were gone when officers arrived to investigate.
5:44 a.m.: An employee at a Bayshore Road business accidentally set off the burglar alarm.
9:14 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a city owned facility on Military West.
11:20 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at an East Industrial business.
12:57 p.m.: A resident on Kearney failed the part of the test where the alarm had to be turned off in a timely manner.
1:06 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at an East Industrial Way business.
1:31 p.m.: A man was spotted walking on the Benicia Bridge. Officers were unable to find him.
2:50 p.m.: The owner of a purse left at a Southampton Road business was contacted and asked if officers could bring her the purse. They could and did.
3:47 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at an East Industrial Way business.
6:57 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a home on Greenbrier.
7:48 p.m.: A 48-year-old Benicia man was arrested for a couple of outstanding warrants stemming from 2 different drunk driving incidents. The arrest took place on East H Street.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
1:42 a.m.: A 57-year-old Vacaville woman was arrested on eastbound Interstate 80 for drunk driving.
2:28 a.m.: A mother and her adult daughter were involved in a shouting match on Lori Drive. The daughter agreed to go home for the night.
3:52 a.m.: Police received a report of a car alarm sounding on Military East. It had stopped when investigating officers arrived on the scene.
5:51 a.m.: An alarm was activated at a home on West Seaview. Investigating officers determined that the home was secure.
8:31 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a Sprig Street business.
5:36 p.m.: Some tools were stolen on York.
6:17 p.m.: A 20-year-old Benicia man got caught shoplifting at a Solano Square business. He was arrested and taken to county jail.
7:33 p.m.: A resident on rose Drive reported receiving threatening phone calls.
8:16 p.m.: A business on Southampton Road reported having some items stolen.
8:44 p.m.: The suspicious vehicle reported on Lake Herman Road was gone when officers arrived.
9:04 p.m.: A 27-year-old Benicia man was arrested for domestic violence.
11:52 p.m.: Officers investigating a report of a vehicle alarm sounding on Military East found a car with the trunk open but no sign of forced entry.
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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