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Benicia Police Log: Suspicious People Seen, But No Voting Fraud Reported

The following information was supplied by the Benicia Police Department, and unless otherwise noted, an arrest 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 and Tuesday, November 5-6, 2012 from the Benicia Police Department. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.

Monday, November 5, 2012

12:42 a.m.: The suspicious person reported on Warwick was gone when officers arrived at the scene.

4:59 a.m.: An employee at a business on Teal accidentally set off the burglar alarm.

7:04 a.m.: Some fishermen near the end of First Street were being a bit too loud.

7:27 a.m.: A car was stolen from a residence on Grove.

8:40 a.m.: Officers were made aware of an ongoing neighbor dispute on West K Street.

8:57 a.m.: Police received a complaint about the number of cars parked on East N Street by one family.

10:37 a.m.: A business on Sprig reported damage to a fence.

11:26 a.m.: Officers mediated a truce between two West K Street residents, one of whom was using a chain saw and the other who was bothered by the chainsaw use.

11:57 a.m.: A 17-year-old girl was arrested on Military West for battery.  She was released to one of her parents.

12:48 p.m.: Police received a report about a fanny pack being stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on East Fifth Street.

1:00 p.m.: The suspicious person reportedly trying to steal mail on East L Street had cleared the area when officers arrived.

1:49 p.m.: Police received a report of a large group of kids near the back of Liberty High School.

2:05 p.m.: Apparently a bicyclist rode into a parked car and was injured.  The report doesn’t indicate whether the rider was doored or not paying attention.

2:35 p.m.: Police received a report of numerous flagrant fouls at a basketball game on East Sixth Street.  The players fled when the refs in blue showed up.

8:36 p.m.: A husband and wife on Woodstock were having a loud argument.  The couple agreed with police that they would spend the rest of the evening apart.

9:11 p.m.: A car in the Solano Square parking lot was vandalized.

9:27 p.m.: Police located a couple of people who had been reported missing.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

12:06 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to Shirley Drive to investigate a verbal disturbance.  Turned out to be some folks having a small party with big voices.

4:21 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to Shirley Drive because of a blind 911 call. Upon arrival they found no one in distress.

4:28 p.m.: An employee at a Park Road business accidentally set off the burglar alarm.

8:53 a.m.: Police were notified of a commercial burglary at the Discount Cigarette store in Southampton Shopping Center.

11:48 a.m.: It was discovered that some appliances had been stolen from a vacant residence on Cambridge.

11:54 a.m.: Police received a report of a woman flagging cars as they left an East L Street parking lot.

12:35 p.m.: A tenant at a West K Street complex stole some hardware.

2:38 p.m.: Officers spoke to some kids who were making a West K Street resident nervous.

3:17 p.m.: A woman was told by a large group of juveniles to leave the vicinity of West K Street.

3:26 p.m.: Officers were unable to locate the woman who was reportedly driving while intoxicated in the vicinity of East Third Street.

3:53 p.m.: Officers began an investigation into who may have keyed a car parked on East J Street.

6:10 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to Warwick where a caller complained of a noisy group of people.  Officers couldn’t hear them.

6:16 p.m.: Officers spoke to a panhandler on East third Street.

7:15 p.m.: Officers helped move a disabled car from traffic lanes on East Second Street.

7:21 p.m.: A verbal argument on East J Street between a boyfriend and girlfriend had ended when officers arrived. 

7:40 p.m.: Police talked to a disgruntled customer at a Military East business.

8:53 p.m.: Police received a complaint about a barking dog on Winston. Officers forwarded the complaint to the Animal Control Officer.

10:11 p.m.: Officers spoke to the people being loud on Buena Vista.

11:40 p.m.: There was a suspicious group of people reported on Columbus.

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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If there’s something in this article you think should be corrected, or if something else is amiss, call editor JB Davis at 707-628-0051 or email him at benicia@patch.com.

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