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, February 17, 2012
12:18 a.m.: A 45-year-old transient was arrested on I-780 for a parole violation.
12:22 a.m.: Police talked to a group of people who were in a park on Rose Drive at a time the park was closed.
1:19 a.m.: A 21-year-old Benicia man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The arrest took place on Rose Drive.
2:35 a.m.: That argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend on Buchanan got so heated that officers were asked to intervene. The male half of the couple decided to spend the night somewhere else.
5:05 a.m.: Officers were unable to locate the suspicious vehicle that was reported on London.
6:19 a.m.: The guy standing in the middle of a parking lot on Rose looking suspicious was gone when officers arrived.
6:41 a.m.: A business alarm was activated on Goodyear Road. Officers were unable to find anything wrong.
11:05 a.m.: Officers were asked to be on hand while a civil dispute between tenant and a landlord was resolved on Lori Drive.
12:27 p.m.: There was a non-injury traffic collision on Lori Drive.
12:37 p.m.: Officers stood by while a vehicle was repossessed on Adams Street.
1:51 p.m.: The suspicious person hanging out in a car on Windsor was waiting for someone.
2:17 p.m.: The Check Into Cash store in Southampton Center was robbed. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.
4:10 p.m.: A group of juveniles was spotted in an area near Panorama where they didn’t belong. Officers investigating the incident were unable to locate the trespassing youth.
4:43 p.m.: Police received a complaint of a reckless driver on Military West. The car and driver were gone when officers arrived.
5:40 p.m: Another reckless driver was reported on Madison. Again, the vehicle was gone when officers arrived.
6:40 p.m.: A 54-year-old Benicia man was arrested on Military West for public drunkenness.
7:12 p.m.: Officers received complaints of juveniles smoking dope on Karen. After investigating officers found no illegal activities.
7:26 p.m.: A 15-year-old juvenile who had run away from home returned and was removed from the missing persons list.
8:50 p.m.: Officers provided a counseling session for two neighbors who were arguing over a parking spot on Riverview.
10:13 p.m.: Officers responded to a complaint of a loud group of people haning out on East E Street. The group had left the area prior to arrival of the police.
10:14 p.m.: A group of kids was seen driving on Palace Court and throwing eggs from the car.
11:47 p.m.: The 911 call made from a residence on East Second Street was a mistake.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
12:35 a.m.: a 48-year-old Benicia man was arrested of trespassing and for being in possession of burglary tools. The arrest took place on Via Media.
2:15 a.m.: Police opened an investigation into someone brandishing a firearm on First Street.
2:23 a.m.: The person seen in a business on First Street was an employee.
7:38 a.m.: Officers contacted the driver of a car that had been reported speeding on East H Street.
8:50 a.m.: A 16-year-old boy was arrested for vandalism.
10:36 a.m.: Officers were unable to locate the person on Gloria who allegedly had drug paraphernalia in his car.
12:29 p.m.: The California Highway Patrol was called in to take a report about an erratic driver who caused an accident on Columbus Parkway.
3:42 p.m.: A family dispute on Grant Street was mediated by officers.
3:45 p.m.: A bunch of skateboarders on West K Street were given a warning.
3:46 p.m.: A 17-year-old boy was arrested for shoplifting in a Solano Square business.
4:55 p.m.: Officers opened an investigation into a hit and run incident on Columbus Parkway.
5:24 p.m.: There were reports of kids riding their bikes on a school campus on Military West.
6:25 p.m.: Officers received a report of someone lighting fireworks on Lake Herman Road. The person was gone when officers arrived.
7:42 p.m.: Some kids got caught drinking on Cooper. The kids got to have their parents come and pick them up.
8:05 p.m.: The person associated with the barking dog on Steven agreed to work on keeping the hound quiet.
8:10 p.m.: Police received a report of someone sleeping in the vicinity of Rose Drive. The person was gone when officers arrived.
10:24 p.m.: There was an alarm malfunction at a business on East Industrial Way.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
12:50 a.m.: The suspicious vehicle spotted on Shirley Drive was gone when officers arrived.
2:01 a.m.: The loud group on West k Street had the good sense to disperse before officers arrived.
3:47 a.m.: A business alarm was activated on Military East. Officers found nothing amiss when they arrived to investigate.
8:21 a.m.: Officers were asked to intervene when a person with a broken leg decided to drive a car.
12:37 p.m.: A homeowner on Clyne accidentally set off an alarm.
12:48 p.m.: A group of juveniles were warned that they weren’t allowed to pull the ivy off a fence.
1:16 p.m.: A homeowner on Kearny accidentally set off a home alarm.
7:55 p.m.: A 62-year-old Vallejo man was arrested for driving under the influence of dugs or alcohol.
8:29 p.m.: A customer left a First Street business without paying for his beer. Officers told the patron he was no longer welcome at that business.
9:57 p.m.: Officers were able to convince a customer to leave a Military East business.
10:20 p.m.: Apparently he came back but left again before officers arrived again.
10:47 p.m.: Officers arrested a 51-year-old Benicia man for allegedly driving while under the influence of either drugs or alcohol.
The events in this log are compiled from the Daily Police log.
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.