Police Log: Home invasion stopped by resident
by TP staff
Jan 22, 2013 | 6056 views | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
One alleged home burglar was arrested when he was caught in the act by the house’s resident on Monday, Jan. 21.

At least two alleged home invaders were spotted leaving a house on the 400 block of Dillon Court by the resident at 8:19 p.m. The man said he was gone for 45 minutes and returned home to find at least two people in the front yard, who ran away when he pulled up to the house.

He reported a screen had been removed from a window, a TV set was knocked over, and a bike, wallet, cell phone and other small personal items were missing.

Police searched the area and spotted a possible suspect near the El Pescadero Skate Park who threw a cell phone and ran when police saw him. One person on a bike was detained, and police identified it as the blue and white cruiser taken from the Dillon Court house. The victim’s cell phone was also reportedly recovered.

The 19-year-old was charged with burglary and receiving stolen property, and was booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp. His bail was set at $60,000 and he awaits a hearing in the Manteca branch of San Joaquin Superior Court at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Tracy police received 146 calls for service Monday, Jan. 21. The following is a sample of those reports.

2:08 a.m.: Parents took custody of a driver who was arrested and cited following a crash near the corner of Laurelbrook Drive and Lowell Avenue. The car, an Acura four-door, needed to be towed from the scene.

1:10 p.m.: Police received a report that two men were “shooting up” in a car on the 1100 block of Palamino Court. An arrest was made for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, but the log indicates the person arrested was released at the scene.

4:34 p.m.: A woman at Pizza Hut, 720 W. 11th St., complained about a man who became belligerent when asked to stop harassing customers. The 34-year-old was arrested for allegedly being drunk in public.

7:06 p.m.: A teenager jumped the fence of Monticello School, 1001 Cambridge Place, and called police to say he was going to kill himself. The teen reportedly was on medication for depression and had a pocket knife with him. He was taken into protective custody for 72 hours, according to the log.

• This column includes a sample of items as reported in the Tracy Police Department dispatcher’s daily log. Additional information is based on reports from officers and other law enforcement agencies. All those arrested are assumed innocent until proven guilty, and charges may have been dropped or added as of publication. To report information anonymously about a crime: Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.
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January 25, 2013
Dear TP Staff.

FYI for any further articles you may print about home invasions or burglaries.

In order to have a home invasions, someone must be home. If no ones home, it's a residential burglary.

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