This is the crime bulletin for October 5-7, 2012 from the Benicia Police Department. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.
Friday, October 5, 2012
1:22 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at an East Channel Road business.
1:37 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at business on Camel.
10:40 a.m.: A window was broken at a vacant house on Belvedere.
11:05 a.m.: An unlocked vehicle on Southampton Road was broken into and a variety of items were stolen.
11:29 a.m.: Officers spoke to a resident on Periwinkle who had the music turned up a bit too much for the comfort of neighbors. It is not the first time police have received noise complaints about this residence.
11:56 a.m.: Police received a truancy report from the school district.
4:00 p.m.: A citizen retrieving personal items from a Southampton Road address requested a police presence.
4:07 p.m.: A former employee of an East Channel Road business was making threats.
4:34 p.m.: A resident on Lindo Street asked police to ask a bunch of kids sitting on their front lawn to move along. Officers did as requested.
5:12 p.m.: The kids who were riding the go-cart on Stoneman were told by officers to stop.
5:19 a.m.: A resident on London was the victim of identity fraud.
6:21 p.m.: Officer talked to the two guys who were fighting on Military East and convinced them to stop.
7:21 p.m.: A man on Wingfield reported receiving harassing text messages from a woman. Officers contacted the woman.
9:20 p.m.: Police opened an investigation into a person missing from a Southampton Road address.
9:56 p.m.: Police received multiple reports of a loud party on Sunrise. Officers talked to the hosts who agreed to turn down the volume.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
12:10 a.m.: Officers looked for but couldn’t find a suspected drunk driver on Columbus.
1:05 a.m.: Police received a report of a group of men throwing glass bottles on the ground. Officers spoke to the men.
2:03 a.m.: A resident on East H Street reported an unknown person was knocking on the door. The person was gone when officers arrived.
4:00 a.m.: Officers came to the aid of an employee at a Military East business who was being harassed by a customer.
8:21 a.m.: A purse was stolen on First Street.
8:54 a.m.: Police received a report of a man trying to break into two cars parked on East Fifth Street. The man was gone and the cars were fine when officers arrived.
11:00 a.m.: A truck was unloading goods and blocking an alley on First Street. The driver finished his work shortly after speaking to officers.
11:24 a.m.: A citizen reported someone had gone through his belongings in a storage unit of Jackson Street. Officers found no sign of forced entry to the unit.
1:23 p.m.: There was a hit and run in the parking lot of the Texaco/Jack-in-the-Box on Goodyear Road.
4:29 p.m.: A man and woman were involved in a loud argument on Seaview.
5:59 p.m.: Police received a report of a woman drinking alcohol while driving her car on West J Street. Officers were unable to find the woman.
6:38 p.m.: The suspicious person in a car parked in an alley near East Fifth Street was waiting for a friend. After speaking to officers he agreed to move his car to a legal parking spot.
6:52 p.m.: Police received a report of a man looking over fences and into garages on East H Street. Officers were unable to locate the man.
6:58 p.m.: A citizen on Military West reported receiving harassing texts and phone calls. Officers spoke to the person making the calls and sending the texts.
7:19 p.m.: There was a report of a woman screaming and a dog barking on Bolton. Officers would locate neither.
10:04 p.m.: The go-cart riders were back on Stoneman but stopped their driving before officers showed up.
10:06 p.m.: Officers spoke to the skateboard crew that was grinding in Solano Square.
10:25 p.m.: Officers were unable to locate a man on Military East who was reportedly having a difficult time walking. The person who called police about the man suspected he had been drinking.
10:46 p.m.: A resident on Rankin called police to report a neighbor banging on the floor. Investigating officers found the banging was coming from an unhappy teen.
11:16 p.m.: Officers spoke to the owners of a continuously barking dog that lives on West K Street.
11:18 p.m.: Officers spoke to the hosts of a party on Buena Vista that was a bit too loud for the neighbors.
11:19 p.m.: There was a loud party on Arguello. Officers talked to the hosts who agreed to turn down the volume.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
12:16 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a Park Road business.
12:44 a.m.: Two juveniles who were reported missing were found on East K Street and returned to their parents.
1:03 a.m.: Police received a complaint about the noise made by a group of people outside a First Street business. Officers contacted the business. The patrons were brought inside and closed the doors were closed
1:11 a.m.: Police received a report of three people jumping the fence at the James Lemos Swim Center. The trespassers were gone when officers arrived.
1:53 a.m.: A 48-year-old Benicia woman was arrested on Hospital Road for drunk driving.
4:42 a.m.: Police received a report of several gunshots fired in the vicinity of Woodbridge. Officers were unable to locate anyone with a gun after an extensive search of the area.
4:16 p.m.: Police received a report of a man driving erratically on Military West while trying to roll a joint.
4:37 p.m.: There was a report of a man sitting in a park on West Seaview, smoking marijuana.
4:41 p.m.: Officers aided in the repossession of a vehicle on Hastings Drive.
4:56 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a business on Park Road.
5:19 p.m.: Yet another person on Military East was reportedly having trouble walking a straight line.
5:24 p.m.: The trespassers at a home on Alta Loma turned out to be the new tenants.
6:17 p.m.: Officers tried to mediate a neighbor dispute on Sunset. Neither party was open to the police helping solve the problem but both parties agreed to stay away from each other.
7:32 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a Bay Vista business.
7:54 p.m.: Police received a report of a violation of a court order on where a child exchange should take place. The compromise was to have the exchange at the police station.
8:01 p.m.: A juvenile reported missing from a West K Street home was found and returned to her parents.
8:38 p.m.: A 26-year-old Benicia man was arrested on a warrant issued in Chico.
9:46 p.m.: A 47-year-old man who refused to give his address was arrested on a warrant issued by Solano County.
9:49 p.m.: That suspicious person spotted breaking into a car in the Solano Square parking lot was the car owner who had locked the keys in the vehicle.
10:59 p.m.: Officers were unable to locate any loud music on West J Street after receiving a complaint from a resident.
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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