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Benicia Police Log: Open Door on Rose was Supposed to Be Open, Disappearing Barking Dog on Rankin

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 Monday, September 24, 2012 from the Benicia Police Department. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.

12:47 a.m.: The loud people reported on a First Street patio were gone when officers arrived.

4:45 A.m.: Police received a 911 call from East J Street.  I turned out to be an accidental call.

7:24 a.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a residence on White Chapel.

8:45 a.m.: Officers were unable to locate a suspicious vehicle reported on Cooper.

9:18 a.m.: A business on Egret was vandalized.

10:32 a.m.: Someone tried to defraud a resident on Barton Way.

10:37 a.m.: Police opened an investigation into a case of identity fraud.  The victim lives on Bradford.

1:04 p.m.: Police received a report of a dumping violation on Columbus Parkway.

1:16 p.m.: An alarm was sounding on Mary Court.  The homeowner was on the scene when officers arrived.

1:51 p.m.: Officers documented a hit and run accident.

2:34 p.m.: Officers were unable to locate a vehicle that was reportedly speeding in the vicinity of West Twelfth Street.

3:28 p.m.: Police documented the property damage done during a hit and run accident on Military West.

3:38 p.m.: Police opened an investigation into shoplifting at a Southampton Shopping Center business.

5:07 p.m.: Police searched for and found a 12-year-old boy who failed to come home from school.

5:53 p.m.: Officers documented a violation of a court order.

6:04 p.m.: Police received a report of cars driving recklessly in the parking lot at the end of West K Street.  The cars were gone when officers arrived.

7:32 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a residence on Ardmore.

8:23 p.m.: A resident on East H Street reported hearing a loud noise behind her residence.  Investigating officers didn’t find anything noisy.

8:26 p.m.: A barking dog on Sandy was bothering the neighbors.  Police left a note for the dog’s people.

9:50 p.m.: Police received a report of a door to a home on Rose Drive was open.  Investigating officers found the home, noted the door was open and the screen was closed, then confirmed with the homeowner that the door was supposed to be open with the screen closed.

11:11 p.m.: The disappearing barking dog made a short appearance on Rankin before disappearing into the night.

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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