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Benicia Police Log: Sunglasses and Vase Stolen in Separate Incidents, Parents Arguing with Teenaged Children

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 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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