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Benicia Police Log: Lots of Alarms and Arrests and the Disappearing Barking Dog

The following information was supplied by the Benicia Police Department, unless otherwise noted, and 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 for Thursday, October 18, 2012 from the Benicia Police Department. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.

12:12 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a Columbus Parkway business.

3:40 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a city owned facility on Military West.

4:12 a.m.: A resident on Tamara reported someone knocking on the front door.  Officers found no one at the front door.

7:51 a.m.: Thieves broke into two cars parked at Gateway Plaza.

9:17 a.m.: An employee at a Park Road business accidentally activated the burglar alarm.

11:07 p.m.: A 52-year-old Benicia man was arrested for grand theft, conspiracy and being in possession of stolen property.

11:12 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a Stone Road business.

11:26 a.m.: A resident on Linda Vista received threats over a civil issue.

12:39 p.m.: Officer couldn’t find the car with four men inside who may have been smoking pot.

1:48 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a home on Semple.

4:45 p.m.: A BMX bike was stolen on East L Street.

5:03 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a home on Windsor.

6:28 p.m.: A 58-year-old Vallejo man was arrested because of an outstanding warrant issued in Napa County.  His companion, a 42-year-old Vallejo woman was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

8:04 p.m.: The disappearing barking dog was up to its old tricks on Riverview.

8:19 p.m.: A resident on Carlisle asked police to check her home because the front door was open and she had been gone all day.  Everything appeared to be in fine shape.

8:51 p.m.: A vehicle was blocking a driveway on East N Street.

9:24 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a business on First Street.

10:18 p.m.: Police received a report of an open business on Columbus where the employees were not responding.  Officers checked with the employees and everything was fine.

10:29 p.m.: Police opened an investigation into a residential burglary on Kearney.

11:38 p.m.: Two Benicia men, a 22-year-old and a 21-year-old were arrested and taken to county jail.  The men were involved in a scuffle and had the bad taste to resist arrest and it turned out they were both drunk in public as well.

1:40 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a Military East residence.

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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