'Stolen' Car Was Just Misplaced, DUIs, Assault, More (Police Log)

A summary of recent police activity 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.

Thursday, Feb. 21 

4:49 a.m. – A resident on East L Street reported seeing a shadow of a person outside a window. Police were unable to find anyone.

1:37 p.m. – A suspicious person was reported on East 7th Street, but he was found to be doing repairs in the area.

3:28 p.m. – Business owners on Southampton Road were reported to be arguing. After being contacted, both “agreed to work together.”

4:49 p.m. – Three juveniles were reported to be smoking in the bathroom of a park on McAllister Drive.

Friday, Feb. 22

11:43 a.m. – Benicia resident Adam Workman, 23,  was arrested on Carsten Circle on charges of check fraud and making a fraudulent driver’s license. He was transported to the county jail.

2:13 p.m. – A resident on Southampton Road reported his vehicle stolen, when in fact he had just forgotten where it was parked.

4:07 p.m. – A group of men were reportedly drinking alcohol in a park on Hillcrest Avenue; they were contacted and warned, and disposed of their booze.

10:33 p.m. – Benicia resident Samantha Manzano, 27, was arrested on Lori Drive on charges of driving under the influence. She was cited and released.

11:36 p.m. – Chatsworth resident Jordan Anker, 19, was cited and released on westbound I-780 on charges of presenting a fake ID. In the same incident, Anaheim resident Austin Caswell was also cited and released on charges of driving under the influence while underage and presenting a fake ID.

Saturday, Feb. 23

1:44 a.m. – Benicia resident Michael Curtin, 40, was arrested on Devonshire Drive on charges of driving under the influence. He was cited and released.

8:58 a.m. – A stolen vehicle was found on West 8th Street. It had been stripped.

11:58 a.m. – Someone reported seeing a foot hanging from the back of a vehicle parked on Rose Drive. It was a Halloween decoration, and was removed after officers arrived.

3:35 p.m. – Juveniles were reported to be throwing rocks at vehicles in the area of Columbus Parkway, but could not be located.

10:39 p.m. – Martinez resident Lynda Archuletta, 41, was arrested on East 2nd Street on charges of driving under the influence. She was transported to the Fairfield Branch County Jail.

Sunday, Feb. 24

10:21 a.m. – Officers were called to a park on Rose Drive after a resident found some drugs. The officers picked up the narcotics.

10:20 p.m. – Vallejo resident Dean R. Matthews, 46, had an outstanding $5,000 bail warrant from Marin County on charges of driving on a suspended license, driving without proof of insurance and speeding. He was cited and released on 1st Street.

10:31 p.m. – Fairfield resident Stanley Wright, Jr., 35, was arrested on Military East on charges of domestic violence. He was transported to jail in Fairfield.

11:39 p.m. – A missing juvenile was reported on Buena Vista; the juvenile was at a friend’s house and returned home.

Monday, Feb. 25

11:35 a.m. – Fairfield resident Stanley Wright, Jr., 35, was arrested on Military East again, this time on charges of violating a protective court order. He was transported to the jail in Fairfield again.

2:46 p.m. – A suspicious person and vehicle were reported on Carsten Circle, but it was found to be someone taking a break from working on a fence at a nearby residence.

9:12 p.m. – Pleasant Hill resident Jason S. Neuhaus, 43, was arrested on West J Street on assault charges and taken to the Solano County Jail.

10:19 p.m. – A case number was issued for a missing person on Steven Circle.


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Joe Feltcher February 26, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Regarding these DUIs. I think that unless they are on the freeway, the perps should be given an warning and sent on their way.
Babaloo February 27, 2013 at 04:57 AM
Sorry Joe. All DUI's belong in jail.
Aaron Nowling February 27, 2013 at 05:05 PM
On the east coast, there was a DUI case where the police released a person and later that evening he was involved in a fatal accident which result in the police department and the city being sue for a wrongful death case. Drunks should not be released after being charged with DUI . People who drive under the influence are a danger to society. The reason why DUI people are arrested and put in the "drunk tank" is to sober up.


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