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Police Log: Kids Drinking, Kids Not Doing Drugs, Adults Acting Badly

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 from the Benicia Police DepartmentClick 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.

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