This is the crime bulletin for August 10-12, 2012 from the Benicia Police Department. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.
Friday, August 10, 2012
1:25 a.m.: Police received a report of loud noises on Military West.
1:29 a.m.: Officers talked to the host of a loud party on West Tenth Street.
2:22 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a business on Military West.
4:03 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at an Egret Court business.
5:09 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to Fuchsia where a where a man was screaming. He was upset about losing his cell phone. Officers asked him not to yell about it so early in the morning.
10:19 a.m.: Police began an investigation into a case of fraud against a resident on Winston.
10:52 a.m.: A forklift driver working on East E Street reported a car hit his forklift then fled the area.
1:54 a.m.: Officers spoke to a guy selling water guns on First Street. The man didn’t have a seller’s permit.
2:33 p.m.: A 20-year-old woman was arrested for domestic battery.
3:20 p.m.: Officers took a report on a possible hit and run on West Seventh Street.
5:10 p.m.: A couple came home from a trip to find the garage at their East L Street home had been tagged with graffiti.
7:39 p.m.: A 21-year-old Fairfield man was arrested for violating a restraining order.
7:55 p.m.: Police received a report of a missing vehicle on First Street. The person who lost the vehicle found it on another street.
7:56 p.m.: A resident on rose Drive reported a suspicious vehicle driving slowly in the neighborhood checking out homes. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
9:38 p.m.: A resident on Warwck reported hearing a dog barking for nearly two hours. The dog was all barked out by the time officers arrived on the scene.
9:46 p.m.: A suspicious vehicle on East Second Street belonged to a vendor from the Peddlers Fair.
10:24 p.m.: Police received a report of three suspicious vehicles at the State Recreation Area. Officers found nothing suspicious when they arrived on the scene.
11:41 p.m.: A resident on Buena Vista reported an attempted break-in.
11:44 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a residence on Samuel Court.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:44 a.m.: A vehicle was towed from a no parking zone.
2:39 a.m.: Police received a report of a possible drunk driver on East K Street. Officers looked for but were unable to find the car.
2:57 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a First Street business.
9:14 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a Military West business.
10:47 a.m.: A mailbox on Snapdragon was smashed.
11:23 a.m.: Officers took a report on a case of a verbal domestic altercation.
3:48 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at an Egret Court business.
6:08 p.m.: Police received a report of a vehicle blocking the roadway on Washington. Investigating officers found the parked car left enough room for other cars to pass.
7:13 p.m.: Police talked to two girls who were fighting on Southampton Road.
7:55 p.m.: Police received a report of a dog barking on Vista. The dog’s people were not home and the Animal Control Officer will do follow up.
8:56 p.m.: Officers took a report on a case of alleged vandalism on West K Street.
9:25 p.m.: Police received a report of possible illegal trash dumping on Lake Herman Road. Investigating officers found there was no illegal dumping taking place.
9:26 p.m.: A resident on East E Street asked for advice regarding a civil issue.
10:03 p.m.: Police received a report of a dog barking on Buena Tierra. Officers were able to locate and talk to the dog’s people.
10:16 p.m.: Officers had a vehicle towed on Military East.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
12:36 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to Karen Drive where there were reports of loud drunk people. The people had either quieted down or sobered up by the time officers arrived.
12:45 a.m.: There was a family dispute on Cove.
1:42 a.m.: Police received a report of people who took a cab but didn’t pay the driver. They responded to the vicinity of East L Street, but were unable to locate the fare evaders.
2:02 a.m.: Officers were asked to remove a drunk man from a home on Buchanan. They took the man to a hotel.
2:43 a.m.: Officers were called back to Buchanan where a husband and wife were having a loud argument. Officers managed to get the two to separate for the evening.
3:17 a.m.: Police received a report of a dog barking for over an hour on East J Street. The dog had stopped barking by the time officers arrived on the scene.
3:44 a.m.: Officers gave advice to a resident on Buchanan who was receiving a series of annoying text messages.
9:09 a.m.: A resident on McAllister failed to properly operate the house alarm system.
10:44 a.m.: Officers were asked to stand by while property was retrieved from an East E Street residence.
1:10 p.m.: A resident on Corte Del Sol reported a fireworks rocket landed in her backyard. Officers took the rocket remnants.
1:43 p.m.: Police received a report of a parking violation on First Street.
2:11 p.m.: A resident on East H Street wanted officers to document that her car had been keyed.
3:08 p.m.: Officers were unable to locate a truck that was reportedly parked in Jack London Park.
3:37 p.m.: Police received a report of a possible drunk driver on Interstate 680. They were unable to locate the car and driver.
4:13 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a Solano Square business.
5:07 p.m.: There was a non-injury traffic collision on Park Road.
6:26 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at an East Industrial Way business.
6:34 p.m.: The explosion on East Fifth Street was actually the result of a blown tire.
9:06 p.m.: Police received a report of people in a Rose Drive park after posted park hours. Officers found the people in the park and talked to them about the appropriate time to be in the park.
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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