Monday, Sept. 10, 2012
7:51am – Two vans discovered each other at the corner of Audrey Lane and Contra Costa Blvd., but unfortunately not in time to keep from colliding. Injuries were involved.
8:41am – One or more burglars decided to help themselves to items from the Rehabilitation Services of Northern California, at Golf Club Rd. and Paso Nogal Rd.
10:11am – A woman residing near the intersection of Turrin Ave. and Kahrs Dr. notified police about an ongoing problem with an unknown man taking unknown items from her home at unknown times.
10:28am – A woman was seen on Hiden Lakes Dr. in Martinez reaching into a mailbox and removing all the mail before driving off toward Sunvalley Blvd. A man who witnessed the mail removal followed the car for a while before reporting it to police.
10:34am – Two men were arrested for robbery, assault, participating in gang activity and just overall unpleasantness at the Safeway on 707 Contra Costa Blvd.
12:19pm – A man witnesses thought was high on a controlled substance was seen wandering around Wild Birds Unlimited and La-Z-Boy Furniture on Contra Costa Blvd. There’s a joke there somewhere, but we’re on deadline.
3:02pm – A bus driver notified police about a man sitting at the bus stop at Contra Costa Blvd. and Viking Dr. doing himself what some would call ‘a big favor.’
3:04pm – A woman on Audrey Court complained that a man sent to repossess her car misrepresented himself as being from a state agency, instead of a private sector organization. Apparently the man felt that saying he was from the state would make the woman somehow more willing to turn over her car keys. He was incorrect. 3:15pm – A man was waving a white shirt and directing traffic at Contra Costa Blvd. and Concord Ave. It is unclear if he was surrendering, or just trying to be helpful. Police advised him to move along.
4:23pm – A pink-helmeted woman was driving a go-cart in the north-bound lane of Contra Costa Blvd. and Chilpancingo Parkway, creating a traffic hazard, and not only due to the pink helmet.
5:15pm – Police received a complaint about two people in the back seat of a Chevy Tahoe parked on Vincent Rd. and Mayhew Way, wearing absolutely nothing and doing what unclothed people in the back of a large SUV are inclined to do.
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012
10:17am – A brazen fellow with a surplus of refuse, a white truck, and an apparent lack of funds for the municipal landfill, was seen dumping things in the creek, where everyone gets to pay the price for his abundance of garbage.
1:37pm – A marketing no-no: When you ask people for money because you’re a homeless woman with two small children, the best approach is probably not to yell at them about it, as was the case in front of Target.
1:37pm – A woman was in Diablo Stereo and Video on Oak Park Blvd. screaming and yelling about her political views, before walking into Dalimonti’s, where owner Ron Dallimonti was probably equally thrilled about her political passions.
3:10pm – A car was minding its own business near the corner of Ilene Dr. and Merian Dr. when some presumably carless person decided they should take unlawful possession of same.
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012
10:33am – Police received a call from a distraught resident near Doris Dr. and Leslie Dr. that her neighbor, in what could only be described as a very unneighborly move, was absconding all her plants.
10:08pm – A fellow living in the apartment complex at Donegal Court and Donegal Way was safely tucked into his home when light from outside began shining in his eyes. When he went outside to investigate the source of said light, someone he didn’t know hit him in the eye, thus turning what might have otherwise been a pretty good day into one of pain, tumult and confusion, and a police report.
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012
7:40am – A woman who failed to lock her car on Audrey Lane discovered that someone else noticed its unlocked condition, thus helping themselves to her GPS system and purse.
1:35pm – A woman was driving by the Gregory Lane Apartments when a man sitting in the bushes in front of the complex threw a red plastic cup at her, for reasons she could not begin to fathom, after which the man began drinking another beer.
2:14pm – A home at Stanmore Dr. and Burham Ct. was burglarized.
3:47pm – A 21-speed maroon mountain bike with 26-inch tires is an awesome thing to own, according to the owner living in a home near Mosswood Ct. and Ellinwood Way, who bemoaned the fact that his beloved vehicle was now in the possession of a bicycle thief.
3:29pm – A man was using his iPad and put it down on the trunk of his car. Forgetting it was there, the man drove off and it fell near the corner of Grayson Blvd. and Taylor Rd. When he returned to retrieve the beloved device, he discovered that someone else had come along and found a free iPad in the middle of the street in need of a good home.
4:15pm – A computer and a camera were among the plunder that some burglar took from a home on Roche Dr.
Friday, Sept. 14, 2012
7:15am – A woman near Eloise Ave. and Maureen Lane went out to discover a garden hose and a cooler with gasoline in it beneath her car. She suspected, and rightfully so, that such a discovery did not bode well for the gasoline formerly in her tank.
7:26am - Another woman living near Maureen Lane and Dellwood Ct. also reported an attempted siphon of gasoline from her vehicle. The siphoner was not the stealthiest of siphoners.
8:45am – The theft of salon items were reported from Paul Mitchell School on Crescent Dr. Would it be wrong to suggest that the thief made a clean, shiny, even lusterous getaway?
3:06pm – A man was parked in the loading zone of Strandwood Elementary School, enjoying a snack with his child. It being a busy after-school time, however, and him being parking in the loading zone and all, it was not the optimum place for leisurely father-son snacking. He was asked to move, and refused. A school official wanted him ticketed.
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012
7:17pm – Three men went into the Dollar Tree on Monument Blvd. attempting to purchase items with counterfeit money. When the cashier rejected the money, one of the men said they would go to Marshall’s, and left the store. Guess where police went?
7:27pm – Not the brightest bulb in the socket, so to speak: A store manager at Safeway on Patterson reported that a man removed several bottles of alcohol from the shelves and then went to the cashier to try and get a refund on them.
10:35pm – Why do some people find it necessary to take perfectly good breakfast food and throw it at someone’s car? This is the question a woman on Gregory Lane and Jackson Way asked police when she discovered that someone egged her car.
11:33pm – If the man who was sneaking around a yard at a home on Grayson Rd. and Pleasant Hill Rd. was truly a prowler, as the woman who live there reported to police, then he didn’t get the concept of prowling, because he proceeded to bang on her front door.