This is the crime bulletin for Friday-Sunday, October 19-21, 2012 from the Benicia Police Department. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.
Friday, October 19, 2012
8:11 a.m.: A suspicious person on East Fifth Street was checking out cars.
8:46 a.m.: A resident on Essex asked officers to take away the bicycle that was left on his lawn. The bike is now in the found property locker.
8:58 a.m.: A 19-year-old Vallejo man was arrested on East Fifth Street for tampering with a vehicle and resisting arrest.
12:54 p.m.: The suspicious vehicle spotted on Byron belonged to a contractor.
3:22 p.m.: A juvenile was reported missing from a home on Vista. Police are investigating.
3:35 p.m.: A window was broken at a First Street business.
4:54 p.m.: A resident on Hawthorne was given advice concerning a civil issue.
5:30 p.m.: Some kids riding their skateboards in the street on East K Street were bugging area residents. The kids agreed to leave the area after speaking to officers.
7:26 p.m.: The suspicious vehicle spotted on Kearney belonged to a legitimate business.
7:51 p.m.: Police received a complaint about a solicitor on Banbury. The solicitor agreed to stop for the night after police notified him of the complaint.
8:45 p.m.: A resident on Military West reported receiving threats.
8:49 p.m.: Officers spoke to the owners of a pair of barking dogs on Grove.
9:56 p.m.: Police received a report of people on the roof of a West K Street residence. Investigating officers couldn’t find anyone on the roof of the home.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
12:15 a.m.: There was a family disturbance on Rose Drive. A girl was refusing to get in a car with her mom and go home.
5:31 a.m.: An employee at an Industrial Way business accidentally set off the burglar alarm.
7:41 a.m.: Officers talked to a father and son who were involved in a family dispute.
8:32 a.m.: Officers spoke to a suspicious person on East Industrial Way.
10:15 a.m.: An employee at a Sprig Street business accidentally set off the burglar alarm.
11:30 a.m.: Officers spoke to a person involved in a custody dispute.
1:55 p.m.: Officers spoke to the parents of the kid who was wandering around on White Chapel.
2:05 p.m.: There was a report of a car parked in a no parking zone on Corte Del Sol. Investigating officers noted the car was parked legally.
2:11 p.m.: Officers gave a citizen on East L Street advice regarding a civil issue.
3:31 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a Kearney Street residence.
3:48 p.m.: There was a non-injury traffic collision on Riverview Terrace.
3:49 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at a Gateway Plaza business.
3:52 p.m.: Officer began investigating a possible case of battery on Southampton Road.
4:11 p.m.: A dog bit a person on West K Street.
4:35 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at Egret.
5:46 p.m.: Police were unable to find the man reportedly smoking pot on Stoneman. There is no indication that this is a common occurrence on that particular street.
5:51 p.m.: A vehicle parked on East Sixth Street was vandalized.
6:10 p.m.: Police got a report of a group of musicians gathered in the backyard of a vacant East H Street home. Officers were unable to find the music.
7:00 p.m.: Police received a report of a loud band playing on Labrador. The band turned down the volume after speaking to officers.
7:44 p.m.: Officers arrested a 31-year-old transient for drug violations.
8:00 p.m.: There was a report of a gunshot in the vicinity of Laurel.
9:22 p.m.: A resident on Military East reported an ongoing problem with a barking dog. Officers were unable to contact the dog’s people.
9:57 p.m.: Officers left a message for a woman who had been sending harassing texts and phone calls to a resident on Palace.
10:20 p.m.: Officers were unable to determine what activated an alarm at an East Industrial Way business.
11:27 p.m.: The host of a party on Sandy Way agreed to turn down the music volume after speaking to officers.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
12:39 a.m.: Officers spoke to an adult who was present at a party on Sorrel where a juvenile was suspected of drinking alcohol. It turned out the juvenile had not had any alcohol.
1:16 a.m.: Officers looked for but were unable to find a suspected drunk driver on East Fifth Street.
1:30 a.m.: The banging noises and screaming heard on Church were caused by a family heading for the car and the kids who were goofing around.
8:23 a.m.: A pair of sunglasses was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on Plaza de Oro.
1:25 p.m.: A business on First Street reported a vase was stolen.
2:20 p.m.: Police received a report of a kid selling candy on Drolette.
2:27 p.m.: Officers were unable to locate the men who were reportedly engaging in some sort of activity involving drugs on Southampton Road.
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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