This is the crime bulletin from the Benicia Police Department. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.
Friday, March 16, 2012
6:15 a.m.: The person going through the trash on Sunrise was gone when officers arrived on the scene.
7:14 a.m.: Officers began an investigation into an alleged hit and run on Sunset.
8:14 a.m.: Somebody who lives on Mayo needs to review the procedures for setting the house alarm.
8:52 a.m.: Officers had a little talk with the person going through the recycling bins on West Seaview.
9:30 a.m.: A resident on Sandy Way accidentally placed a 911 call.
10:04 a.m.: Officers opened an investigation into a possible case of fraud on East I Street.
5:54 p.m.: There was a family disturbance on East I Street. Officers had a talk with all the involved parties.
7:35 p.m.: There was an accidental alarm activation at a business on Indiana.
10:17 p.m.: Officers found a dog roaming around on McAllister and took it to the corp. yard where the dog’s person came to pick up the wayward hound.
10:19 p.m.: Officers received a report of a possible drink driver on Rose Drive. After stopping the suspect vehicle they determined the driver wasn’t drunk.
11:02 p.m.: Officers received a report of suspicious persons in the vicinity of Southampton Road. They were gone when officers arrived on the scene.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
1:55 a.m.: Officers arrested two men on Bayshore Road. One, a 61-year-old Vallejo man was arrested for driving on a suspended license. The other, a 29-year-old Benicia man was arrested on a bench warrant issued by Solano County and on a warrant for failure to appear. It appears he will appear at least one more time because he went to jail.
4:04 a.m.: A business alarm was activated on East Second Street. It appeared to officers to have been a malfunction.
5:02 a.m.: The car alarm that was sounding on Tustin had ceased to blare when officers arrived.
7:35 a.m.: There was a malfunction of a residential alarm on Aspinwall.
10:33 a.m.: A business on East Industrial seemed to have a sprinkler problem, not an intruder problem.
12:20 p.m.: A resident on East H Street wanted to discuss a possible case of identity fraud.
12:51 p.m.: There was a non-injury traffic collision in the parking lot of Southampton Center.
1:06 p.m.: A residential alarm was accidentally activated on McCall.
1:17 p.m.: Officers arrested two juveniles for burglary, possessing a switchblade and conspiracy to commit a crime. The arrest occurred on Military East.
3:08 p.m.: A motion alarm was activated on Rose Drive but officers found no evidence of illegal entry.
3:11 p.m.: There was a non-injury traffic collision on West K Street.
7:13 p.m.: A business on Columbus Parkway left the lights on and the doors open, but there were no employees on hand. Police contacted an employee who came back and secured the business.
10:29 p.m.: Police were unable to locate the person in a chicken suit who was waiting to get into a house on Larkin.
10:51 p.m.: Officers were able to respond in time to a location on First Street where a drunk woman was trying to get to her car to drive home. Officers convinced her to take a cab.
11:30 p.m.: Officers arrested a 42-year-old Fairfield man on a number of possible charges including a parole violation, being in possession of keys to a car not registered to him and possession of burglary tools. Also arrested at the scene was a 40-year-old Benicia woman for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both suspects got to spend the night in jail. It is unclear if they were given the green striped prisoners uniform in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The arrests happened at Solano Square.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
1:30 a.m.: There was a threat of physical violence in front of a business on First Street. Officers were able to separate the parties before there was a problem.
2:16 a.m.: Lots of residents on Shirley and responding officers saw fireworks but nobody could tell where the flight of the fireworks originated.
8:26 a.m.: The residential alarm activation on West Fifth Street turned out to be a false alarm.
10:31 a.m.: There was an unsecured door at a business in Solano Square but everything appeared to be ok.
10:48 a.m.: There was a traffic collision on East Second Street resulting in a minor injury.
11:40 a.m.: A citizen asked to speak to an officer regarding threats made to him. Officers talked to the person making the threats.
12:14 p.m.: It turns out the guy illegally dumping garbage into a commercial dumpster on Military East was a new employee at a business that uses the dumpster.
12:28 p.m.: A 17-year-old girls was arrested for assault and battery. The arrest took place on Sandy.
12:32 p.m.: There was a car illegally parked on Kuhland.
2:54 p.m.: There was an assault on First Street, but the victim couldn’t identify the suspects.
3:27 p.m.: A business alarm malfunctioned at a business in Southampton Center.
4:15 p.m.: Officers spoke to a citizen on Riverhill regarding a juvenile disturbance.
4:46 p.m.: Officers spoke to the kids who were skateboarding on the bocce ball courts. They also spoke to the parents of the kids who were skateboarding on the bocce ball courts.
6:34 p.m.: Police arrested two Benicia men. A 19-year-old man was arrested for burglarizing a business and for resisting arrest and a 21-year-old man was arrested for burglarizing a business.
7:22 p.m.: There was a disturbance between foster parents and foster children on Riverhill. The foster children were transferred to an assessment center in Alameda County.
8:56 p.m.: Officers received a report of a guy on his knees on West Third Street who appeared to be waving to passersby. He was gone when officers arrived on the scene.
10:12 p.m.: Officers took a report about an ongoing noise problem on Riverview.
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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