City To Consider Closing Popular Fishing Pier For Repairs

MARTINEZ (BCN)

Marvin Aguilar has a favorite place to relax — it’s near home and on the Carquinez Strait.

“It’s the main thing I do for my enjoyment, and after work, you just need to relax,” said Aguilar, of Martinez, as he took a silver lure out of his tackle box Tuesday morning and prepared to use it for casting for striped bass. He said he’s been coming to the Martinez fishing pier once or twice a week for 35 years.

But Aguilar and other people who come to the wooden pier to fish, take walks and sit and gaze across the Strait toward Benicia may soon have to find a new place to commune with the water, as the city is considering closing the pier to the public after a study found the structure needs significant maintenance work.

And that’s only above the water line — a dive team

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$9,000 in fishing equipment, other items taken in eight Macomb County home invasions

During the day, the Mount Clemens man worked at a job. 



a person standing in a room: Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham discusses an arrest in eight home invasions in Macomb Township at the sheriff's office in Mount Clemens on Oct. 2, 2020.


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Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham discusses an arrest in eight home invasions in Macomb Township at the sheriff’s office in Mount Clemens on Oct. 2, 2020.

After he got off work, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said, he “went shopping in the community looking for things to steal.” 

Now, the 33-year-old is facing 10 charges in connection with a home invasion spree in Macomb Township. 

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More than $9,000 worth of fishing equipment was among the property stolen in the after-midnight crimes at occupied homes after residents left their garage doors or a side door open between Aug. 30 and Sept. 13, Wickersham said.

The earlier incidents occurred in the areas of 22 Mile and Fairchild and 24 Mile and Romeo

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