Police Log: Knife pulled in sandwich shop
by TP staff
Sep 04, 2012 | 6474 views | 2 2 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man brandished a small knife inside the Togos sandwich shop, 1867 W. 11th St., and threatened to stab people when he became upset at an employee there, according to at least two phone calls at 6:55 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3. The man ran out of Togos west toward Corral Hollow Road, and then south and east toward McDonald’s, at least one caller reported. Police checked several nearby businesses and neighborhoods, but couldn’t immediately find the man.

Police arrested a 21-year-old man at 7:48 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, for unknown charges near Safeway, 1801 W. 11th St. The arrest occurred after a caller reported it was the same man seen brandishing a knife at Togos the night before.

Tracy police received 688 calls for service Friday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 3. The following is a sample of those calls.


1:33 a.m.: Police arrested a 31-year-old woman and impounded her car following a traffic stop on the 900 block of F Street. Her car was impounded because there was not a driver with the proper licensing to drive. Her male passenger was found to be drunk, police reported.

2:26 a.m.: Police issued a warning for a loud party on the 1800 block of Blueberry Court.

4:21 a.m.: Police arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of carrying a concealed dagger on the 1900 block of Middlefield Drive. The arrest occurred after a caller reported he heard someone tapping on his window, and he told police a man was seen near the apartment complex office. The man was booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

10:15 a.m.: A woman reported a resident on Whittier Avenue was shooting at her neighbor’s pigeons on the 200 block of Pereira Way. Police talked to the juvenile and advised him of the city’s municipal code.

10:39 a.m.: A caller reported someone growing marijuana in a backyard on the 1300 block of Peppertree Way. Police talked to the homeowner, but the outcome was not disclosed.

11:49 a.m.: A caller was complaining about illegal parking at the Tracy Sports Complex, 955 Crossroads Drive. He said people were parking in the bike lanes. Police checked and found the “no parking” signs appeared to be painted over, and they couldn’t enforce the no parking rules.

2:29 p.m.: A Quality Inn clerk said furniture in a room rented for one night by a woman was broken. The clerk at 3511 N. Tracy Blvd. said a man with the woman had demanded another room after drug paraphernalia was found in the room. The clerk said the room was cleaned prior to their arrival and that they only stayed one night.

2:43 p.m.: A woman called to report a homeless man keeps taking her recyclables on the 1600 block of Bessie Avenue. She said she talked to the man, and reported he said he was going to keep taking them.

3:04 p.m.: A caller reported an elderly woman yelling inside a car near the construction at Walmart, 3010 Grant Line Road. He said the woman was yelling for help and that her caretaker had left her in the car. The caller said she didn’t appear to be able to get out of the car alone and that the caretaker was gone for more than an hour inside the store. Police are investigating.

6:58 p.m.: A caller reported a car burglary on the 1200 block of Schleiger Drive.

8:34 p.m.: Police arrested a 24-year-old man for an outstanding warrant following a traffic stop near the 2400 block of Joe Pombo Parkway. The warrant was from the county sheriff’s department for driving under the influence and for being an unlicensed driver. He was booked into county jail.

10:09 p.m.: Police arrested a 33-year-old man on drug-related charges following a traffic stop near 10th and West streets.

11:20 p.m.: A caller reported someone vandalized his car by throwing something at it in several places on the 800 block of West Sixth Street.

Sunday 1:27 a.m.: Police didn’t find any evidence of reported gunshots near the 2900 block of Lincoln Boulevard.

3:50 a.m.: Several persons, including two on parole, were involved in a loud party at Motel 6, 3810 N. Tracy Blvd. The people agreed to leave the hotel room.

11:30 a.m.: A clerk at Best Buy, 2550 Naglee Road, said counterfeit bills were used in a recent purchase.

12:53 p.m.: Police took a report regarding shots that were allegedly fired at an inhabited dwelling on the 1400 block of Kavanagh Avenue.

3:24 p.m.: At least one arrest was made for outstanding warrants near Orchard Supply Hardware, 1975 W. 11th St., after a caller said two men might be trying to steal from the business.

4:36 p.m.: Police received a call from near Grant Line and Naglee roads from a woman who argued for several minutes on the line with a man. Tracy police were able to receive GPS locations for the phone until the caller hung up, and contacted the phone company to find the phone’s possible location. Several hours later, San Jose police contacted the couple at their house, and found the situation had been resolved.

6:11 p.m.: A caller on the 300 block of Violet Place reported a repeated problem with people driving by his house and making vague threats.

10:02 p.m.: A car that smelled like marijuana was searched on the 100 block of West Carlton Way, but no arrests were made.

11:07 p.m.: Someone took alcohol from Vintage Spirits, 2300 East St., without paying.


3:14 a.m.: Police were called to a party on the 2400 block of Alzira Court for a party where people were reportedly “hootin’ and hollerin,” the log states. The party host allegedly refused to take the party inside but said he and his 10 friends would quiet down. Officers issued the man a warning.

3:45 p.m.: A mailman was allegedly attacked by two dogs, described as pit bulls, on the 200 block of West 22nd Street. The dogs reportedly tore up the mail satchel, but the mailman didn’t report any personal injuries. The victim waited down the street for an animal control officer to respond. No further details were available.

8:26 p.m.: A woman thought to be heavily intoxicated was found lying in the grass near Texas Roadhouse, 2422 Naglee Road. The woman, described as 20 to 25 years old, was taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital.

9:16 p.m.: Police responded to a reported party on the 1600 block of Laurelbrook Drive where uninvited guests were allegedly starting fights and breaking property at the residence. Two women were reported to be fighting, and the group had grown to about 50 people before police arrived. The uninvited guests left in multiple vehicles before police arrived. Two people involved in the alleged fights refused medical attention. One woman allegedly involved in a fight was seen standing in only her bra and underwear. Police issued a warning to partygoers.

10:24 p.m.: A fight was reported at the Portuguese Hall, 430 W. Ninth St., in the parking lot. Eight people were allegedly involved, and people at the hall had detained two people, but there are no details about any arrests stemming from the alleged fight.

Friday 4:29 a.m.: A man was seen sleeping in a vehicle at the Safeway gas station, 1987 W. 11th St. Police responded and cleared the scene.

7:42 a.m.: Medical attention was needed for a woman who crashed her car into the front doors of Jack in the Box, 611 W. Grant Line Road. The driver requested that her vehicle be towed by AAA. Police took a report on the incident.

8:33 a.m.: Animal control captured a Chihuahua and a shaggy brown dog near Tracy Boulevard and the Interstate 205 ramp. The animals were impounded.

1:57 p.m.: Police were called to a residence on the 1600 block of Bessie Avenue because a man was allegedly banging on the front door after being caught urinating on a dog through a fence at the home. The homeowner told police that he and the man have had verbal confrontations about the dog for reasons that were not clear in the police log. No further details were available.

6:02 p.m.: The parent of a student at Kimball High School, 3200 Jaguar Run, said the child was hit with cups of water while walking home from the school to Crossroads Drive. The parent said the vehicle of the culprits was a dark gray or blue pickup with no tailgate.

6:41 p.m.: Custodians at North Elementary School, 2875 Holly Drive, reportedly found two shell casings in the parking lot.

8:35 p.m.: The sound of a shotgun being fired was reported being heard on the 700 block of Shelborne Drive. Police could not verify the report.

• 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. Charges may have been added or dropped as of press time, and all suspects are assumed innocent until proven guilty. To report information anonymously about a crime: Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.

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September 05, 2012
Happy Wednesday everyone! Police Log got you down and depressed? Well let’s see if we can give you a smile to start your day.

What NOT to say during sex….

I thought YOU had the keys to the handcuffs?!

Keep it down, my mother is a light sleeper.

It’s nice being with someone I don’t have to inflate.

Do I have to pay for this?

On second thoughts, let’s turn the lights off.

What’s your name again?

Smile for the camera.

Have a great day everyone!

September 04, 2012
Hey newspaper-people or person or whoever: where is the news about the CHP officer who was shot on interstate 680?

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