Police Log: Missing Juvenile is Found, Fight, DUI, More

A summary of Benicia Police activity from Monday, Feb. 4, through Thursday, Feb. 7.

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

Monday, Feb. 4

9:50 a.m. – An unfamiliar vehicle was reported driving slowly on Oxford Way, but police were unable to find it.

11:19 a.m. – A case number was issued for a home burglary on McAllister Drive.

12:47 p.m. – Police found a phone on West L Street and reunited it with its owner.

3:15 p.m. – A vehicle was reported in a red zone on Grove Circle near Benicia Middle School waiting to pick up children. Police were unable to find the vehicle, but note it’s not illegal if the driver is inside the car.

11:05 p.m. – A subject was reported to have taken someone else’s mail. The subject consented to a search and police didn’t find any mail.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

10:51 a.m. – A hit-and-run was documented on Riverhill Drive.

7:05 p.m. – Michael Anthony Horne, 33, was arrested on Baker Street on charges of a felon possessing a firearm.

7:29 p.m. – A case number was issued on Baker Street for a missing juvenile.

9:42 p.m. – Glen William Phillips, 22, of Benicia, was cited and released on charges of driving under the influence. Police say he was involved in a traffic accident on East 2nd Street.

11:52 p.m. – The missing juvenile was found on Turner Drive and taken home.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

8:38 a.m. – A subject was warned about sleeping in the bushes.

6:53 p.m. – Three male subjects were reported to be riding golf carts on Buena Vista, but police were unable to find them.

7:15 p.m. – Two cars were reported at a park on Rose Drive after hours; their drivers were warned.

Thursday, Feb. 7

12:16 a.m. – Someone reported a hammering sound coming from a business on Jackson Street, but police were unable to locate the source of the noise.

8:26 a.m. – There was a report of a vehicle speeding and weaving through school traffic on Hastings Drive.

9:03 a.m. – Someone on Capitol Drive reported a scam related to a recently purchased computer; the subject was advised to return the computer.

9:19 a.m. – Someone on East 2nd Street reported a suspicious car “which was in a hit and run,” police say. An insurance company took the information.

2:13 p.m. – An abandoned vehicle was reported on East Industrial Way; the owner was asked to move the vehicle.

2:42 p.m. – Dog food was reportedly stolen during a delivery on Military East; extra patrols will be in the area during future deliveries.

3:31 p.m. – Juveniles were reportedly fighting on Southampton Road. Their parents and school were advised.


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Joe Feltcher February 08, 2013 at 11:21 PM
I'll give credit where credit is due... This is MUCH better than it has been. Still not nearly up to the standards of JB. Keep it up!
Robert Livesay February 09, 2013 at 03:40 PM
Time is running out for the Patch.
Art February 09, 2013 at 06:02 PM
In my opinion, the quality and quantity of Benicia stories has dramatically declined since the first of the year on the Benicia Patch. It appears that there probably is no local reporter out in the community looking for stories the way JB did. Pretty much everything we see published is from news releases or online sources. My guess is that Cody Kitaura, who is the editor of Elk Grove Patch, has had the Benicia Patch dropped on him and he feels he can publish from there. But it is quite obvious that the local interest stories that regularly brought us to this website were generated by a local reporter who has now moved on and the Mr. Kitaura just isn't succeeding from Elk Grove. I doubt anyone from the Patch attends Benicia City Council or School Board meetings, interviews those involved at the scene of Benicia news stories, or interacts with citizens at community events. Even though local advertising has always been minimal, the product now being pumped out under the Benicia Patch banner is surely no incentive to attract readers who would support those advertisers. It was healthy having an alternative viewpoint to the Benicia Herald, but to me, it looks like the Benicia Patch has taken a turn downwards and we Benicians are the losers.
David February 09, 2013 at 06:41 PM
You're right Joe. Lets keep it going upward!
David Johnston February 10, 2013 at 02:52 AM
Since the “Patch” is really just a glorified blog, the journalism departments at (both) high schools should be using this space as both a teaching tool and extra credit. It would give the students something more to write about than school topics. Editorials, local stories, school board and city council meetings. All these could be assignments. Hmmm – now to find out who to contact at the high school.


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