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Benicia Police Log: Family Dysfunctions, Too Much Alcohol and the Disappearing Barking Dog

The following information was supplied by the Benicia Police Department, and unless otherwise noted, an arrest does not indicate a conviction. Click the "Keep me posted" button for an alert when we publish this daily report.

This is the crime bulletin Thursday-Saturday, November 22-24, 2012for from the Benicia Police Department. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.

Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012

12:00 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at an East Second Street business.

12:22 a.m.: A 75-year-old Benicia man was arrested for domestic violence.

12:46 a.m.: There was a lot of yelling on Military East.  The people involved left before officers arrived.

1:10 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a city facility on Rose Drive.

1:36 a.m.: Officers couldn’t find the loud party reported on East O Street.

1:41 a.m.: A First Street business owner accidentally set off the burglar alarm.

1:44 a.m.: There was a complaint about noise coming from a manufacturing plant on Jackson.

7:13 p.m.: Family dysfunction on Arbor resulted in an argument and a visit by police.

8:42 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a residence on Rose Drive.

10:25 p.m.: A 47-year-old Benicia woman was arrested for domestic battery and false identification.

Black Friday, November 23, 2012

4:14 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a Military Eat business.

4:45 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a city owned facility on Jefferson Street.

2:00 p.m.: A resident on Rankin asked officers to document a series of annoying phone calls and emails.

2:34 p.m.: There was a report of three kids possibly trying to make an unauthorized entry into a car parked on White Chapel.  The kids were gone when officers arrived.  The car was undamaged.

2:49 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a Solano Square business.

3:44 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a business on Egret.

4:41 p.m.: The two guys on East Second Street suspected of taking pictures of the refinery were actually taking pictures of the sunset.

5:36 p.m.: Police began an investigation into a possible case of domestic violence that occurred on West Tennys Street.

6:41 p.m.: The disappearing barking dog barked for several hours in the vicinity of Andrew Court before disappearing.

7:42 p.m.: Police received a report of a car speeding and burning rubber in the vicinity of East Third Street.  The vehicle was gone when officers arrived on the scene.

7:51 p.m.: The folks playing loud music on Southampton Road agreed to turn down the volume when officers made the request.

10:31 p.m.: The kids who were making threats on East O Street, were detained until their parents could pick them up.

10:36 p.m.: Officers were unable to locate the disappearing barking dog on Rose Drive.

11:34 p.m.: The disappearing barking dog moved to Bayview before, once again, disappearing.

11:50 p.m.: Two men who were trying to instigate a fight inside a First Street business agreed to leave after speaking to officers.

Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2012-11-23

12:08 a.m.: The patrons at a loud party on Panorama agreed to go inside for the evening.

12:36 a.m.: There was a loud argument between a husband and wife on Ware.  The wife left for the evening.

3:48 a.m.: Police received a report of someone leaning against a light pole at the end of First Street with their shirt pulled up around their face.  Investigating officers found a drunk person matching that description and gave them a ride home.

4:19 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a Southampton Road business.

8:12 a.m.: Police received a report of someone sleeping in a park on Chelsea Hills.  Investigating officers found a juvenile napping on the grass and gave the kid a ride home.

8:27 a.m.:  Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a business on Sprig.

9:46 a.m.: A woman on West M Street reported her son took her phones.  After returning home she got her phones back.

9:47 a.m.: A business owner on Stone Road failed to turn off the burglar alarm in a timely fashion.

10:41 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a residence on Cambridge.

4:00 p.m.: There was an unlicensed solicitor on Tyne.

4:45 p.m.: A woman on West J reported her truck an all her tools were stolen.  Investigating officers found that the registered owner took the truck and agreed to return the tools.

4:53 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a residence on Cheryl.

5:04 p.m.: There was an unlicensed solicitor on Mountainview.

5:45 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a home on Mountainview where there was a report of a woman yelling and items breaking.  Officers found a man and woman in a heated argument.  The man agreed to leave.

9:13 p.m.: Officers were unable to find the drunk guy who up to a porch on Lindo Street.

9:40 p.m.: Police received a report of a loud pounding coming from the side of a home on Watson.  Officers found nothing out of the ordinary.

11:55 p.m.: A resident on Shirley Drive failed to turn off the burglar alarm in a timely fashion.

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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