Police Log: Juvenile Shoplifter & Man Photographing Refinery Asked to 'Destroy' Photos

A digest of police calls from this past week in Benicia.


This is the crime bulletin for from the Benicia Police Department. Not all calls are included; click here to read the complete report from the department.

Monday, Feb. 11

9:47 a.m. - A juvenile female was arrested for shoplifting near Solano Square. She was cited and released to her parents. 

9:54 a.m. - Tresspassing: Police contacted the subject near 5th Street and asked the person to leave. 

11:57 a.m. - A caller requested to speak to an officer about a family issue. Contact was made and advice was given. 

3:49 p.m. - Suspicious Circumstance: A caller reported someone who was possibly siphoning gasoline into her vehicle. Police determined that the person owned the vehicle and was putting gas in, not taking it out. 

Tuesday, Feb. 12

12:43 a.m. - Adam Robert Moran, of Benicia, was arrested for DUI near Military West. He was cited and released.

2:02 p.m. - An officer was requested for a civil standby for a tenant/landlord/property issue near 2nd Street. Assistance was given. 

10:32 p.m. - A caller reported receiving harrassing messages. Police advised how to get a restraining order.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

3:28 a.m. Paul B Doolittle, of Benicia, was arrested for DUI and for a traffic accident. He was cited and released. 

7:30 a.m. - Suspicious Person: The caller reports someone taking pictures of the refinery. The subject said he was taking the photos for a project, and "agreed to destroy" them, according to police. 

9:25 a.m. - Graffiti on the buses at Kindercare. 

9:34 a.m. - Suspicious Person: reports of a person walking with no shoes or coat. The officer contacted the person, who it turns out was just out on a morning walk. 

11:18 a.m. - Reports of subjects selling equipment out of their vehicle. An arrest was made based on previous warrants. 

Thursday, Feb. 14

6:55 a.m. - Reports of gas siphoned from a business during the night. 

6:55 p.m. - Reports of hearing a shot fired near Steven. Police were unable to locate. 


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MICHAEL P WILSON "Independent Kid" February 19, 2013 at 04:06 AM
He closed the section due to that Little racist boy. "The Black Panther of Poetry"
T. Gunter February 19, 2013 at 06:01 PM
I was wondering the same. Perhaps this needs to be delved into more deeply.
JC February 20, 2013 at 08:22 AM
I beleive it was Valero Security, that called Benicia PD to where the subject was. He was on Public land, but I'm sure that once the PD showed up, it was a simple case of "you'll stop taking pictures and destroy the ones you have - BECAUSE I TOLD YOU TO!!!" Benicia Police Officers are often dispatched to stop people from taking pictures, and seem to have a 100% success rate. In response to this, I'm gonna strongly suggest a PHOTO CONTEST. The theme: "Refining Benicia" The rules will be simple. Everyone may submit only one photo, and the only restrictions are that the photo must be taken within a pre-determined 24hour period. (and vehicles must be legally parked, no vehicles may be parked on Valero property, photo's must not be used for terrorist purposes, etc...) The prize? Bragging rights, and....... EVERYONE that participates, will know that they've done their part - to ensure the freedom of photographing whatever you want, whereever you want, whenever you want. If I get a strong response to this idea, I will move foward with the idea. What do you think????
T. Gunter February 20, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Me likey!
Jon McNally February 21, 2013 at 05:02 PM
Yes. A great idea...


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