Police Log: Man carjacked, forced to take money out of bank
by TP staff
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A man reported he was carjacked and forced to go to a bank and withdraw money at 3:58 p.m. on Wednesday outside Vans Ace Hardware at 2695 N Tracy Blvd. He said he was getting propane when two men jumped into his car and threatened to kill him if he didn’t drive to Bank of the West. He withdrew $3,000 and the robbers left the area of the bank in an unknown direction. One man was described as black, 40’s, 5-feet-9, 200 pounds wearing a white shirt and black pants. The second man was also black, 50-60 years old, taller, wearing a gray shirt and pants, and carrying a black bag. Police are investigating.

Tracy police received 1,236 calls for service from July 24 through Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls as they were documented in real time.


12:30 a.m.: A caller reported he bought a counterfeit phone off of Craigslist on the 2000 block of W. Grant Line Road. He asked officers if it was possible to set up another purchase so they could arrest him. Police explained the civil process to him.

3:17 a.m.: A caller reported his wife jumped out their window on the 200 block of W. 12th Street. He said they were arguing and she wanted to leave. He said he told her to sleep it off and she jumped out the window and left.

10:32 a.m.: A caller reported a man kicking and dragging a dog at Tracy Ball Park at 2001 Bessie Ave. Police talked to someone near the American Legion, but no additional details were provided.

1:32 p.m.: A caller reported seeing a man break a car window in the In-Shape health club parking lot at 101 N. Tracy Blvd. He said the man walked away fast and was seen speeding away in a car. Police are investigating.

1:50 p.m.: A caller reported someone siphoned gas from her vehicle on the 1200 block of Windham Court.

8:35 p.m.: Police arrested someone for theft on the 3000 block of Naglee Road after it was reported someone had stolen a stereo out of a vehicle at Texas Roadhouse. Police found several stereos inside the suspects’ car.

8:51 p.m.: An anonymous caller reported approximately 500 vehicles were going to be at Sonic at 3080 Naglee Road around 9 p.m. to race. The information was sent to all officers. At 9:08 p.m. a caller reported more than 300 cars in the parking lot of JC Penny at 3100 Naglee Road. They refused to leave and told the caller that the gathering was posted on the Internet with more vehicles expected to come. Security told police more cars were coming and they were not stopping for the stop signs. They requested help from the California Highway Patrol and the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s office. No additional information was provided.

9:29 p.m.: A caller reported someone threw an M80 at his car near MacArthur and Yosemite drive. He said it bounced off of his car and exploded in the street.

10:53 p.m.: A caller reported a wild animal on her couch on the 900 block of W. 12th Street. She said she was afraid to go outside using a walker. She told an officer she saw a large rat and that she would contact the complex management.


12:39 a.m.: A caller reported a car at Kimball High School at 3200 Jaguar Run, but he didn’t see anyone on campus. Police checked and found four in the pool. They were issued trespassing warnings.

6:32 a.m.: A caller reported someone slashed two tires on her car on the 300 block of Holly Drive.

3:10 p.m.: A caller reported someone used a false Social Security number, date of birth, drivers’ license and place of employment to purchase a vehicle from Tracy Chevrolet at 3400 Auto Plaza Way. He called the man to return to the dealership on Wednesday to fill out some paperwork. Police are investigating.

4:13 p.m.: A caller reported someone was bullying her online on the 1500 block of Andrew Street. She said she didn’t know who was doing it. Police contacted someone, who denied the action. The officer counseled the person about cyber bullying.

4:19 p.m.: A caller reported someone called his business at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt at 1888 W. 11th St. and claimed they didn’t pay their bill. She said she called the number provided, and called PG&E and the company said it wasn’t one of their business numbers and that their electrical was not going to be shut off.

8:21 p.m.: A caller reported seeing someone in a truck dump three puppies in the middle of the road near Tracy Boulevard and Clover Road. The caller picked up the puppies and brought them to the shelter.


2:14 a.m.: A caller reported someone crashed their car in his driveway on the 1200 block of Doubles Court. He said he work to the sound of tires screeching and a crashing noise. He said the car is empty with the drivers’ door open and both airbags deployed. Police contacted Sunnyvale police and found the registered owner’s residence no longer existed, because it had been demolished. The car was towed from the house and police are investigating.

7:57 a.m.: A caller reported having video of a woman urinating on his front porch on the 100 block of C Street.

9:19 a.m.: Police assisted in getting an 11-month-old child out of a locked car on the 2100 block of Florentine Way. The caller said the door closed and locked the child inside.

9:44 a.m.: A caller reported he bought a truck on Craigslist on the 600 block of Williams Court. He said they gave him someone he thought was on e-Bay and now he is out $2,500.

11:25 a.m.: A caller reported someone doing burnouts with their car and someone filming it near Eastlake Circle and Bear Place. They were gone before police arrived.

3:48 p.m.: A caller reported a man with a gun in Dr. Powers Park at 900 W. Lowell Ave. Police searched the area, but were unable to find him. He was reportedly showing the gun to transients in the park and last seen riding a bicycle east on Lowell Avenue.

3:52 p.m.: A caller reported someone put a large firecracker into his mail slot on the 600 block of East 11th Street. He said it did not go off. Police are investigating.

3:57 p.m.: A caller reported a man stole a flat screen TV near the Royal Motel at 1201 W. 11th St. He said the man was Hispanic, 5-feet-7 to 5-feet-9 tall, 150-170 pounds with a short buzz haircut. He was seen wearing a plaid shirt, dark pants and walked with a limp.


1:23 a.m.: A caller reported her husband and two men fighting with a man on the 4700 block of Windchime Way. She said the man was doorbell ditching her house and other residences for a long period of time. Police issued him a warning for trespassing.

4:47 a.m.: Police were called to assist after a caller reported a car on fire on the 2900 block of N. MacArthur Drive. Fire officials arrived and found the engine compartment of a car was engulfed in flames. The car owner said her check engine light came on during the day.

8:16 a.m.: A caller reported rocks thrown through the window of a building at Best Buy Distribution at 2300 Chabot Court.

10:35 a.m.: A caller reported a truck overturned after hitting a tree near Sycamore Parkway and Chaplin Way. An ambulance was called for the driver who reportedly sustained lacerations and scrapes all over, but he refused to go to the hospital.


1:00 a.m.: A caller reported two men fist fighting while a third watched on the 2500 block of Merchant Drive. A caller said they man watching tried to break it up for a moment and then the two subjects were seen chasing each other in circles. One of the men fighting reportedly took his pants off and was fighting in his red shorts, while a neighbor came out of his house carrying a sword. Police talked to the four men and found they started to fight after play boxing. One of the men was released to his mother, who said he snuck out of their house.

9:13 a.m.: A caller reported someone beat up her dog on the 800 block of Teton Lane. She said she didn’t need police and was going to take the dog to a veterinarian.

9:36 a.m.: A caller reported finding bones and a T-shirt buried in a yard while doing landscaping on the 100 block of Roosevelt Avenue. Police checked and found the bones appeared to be the remains of a canine jaw bone.

12:09 p.m.: A caller reported damaging the under portion of her car after she drove over a loose manhole cover near Ray Harvey Drive and Pumpkin Court.

12:57 p.m.: A caller reported two go carts and a mini-bike missing from his yard on the 2300 block of Clemente Lane. He said they were stolen before by a 10-year-old neighbor. Police talked to the neighbor and the items were returned. The caller also requested extra police patrols for a missing child’s scooter.

2:39 p.m.: Tracy officers assisted an officer who had a homicide suspect at gunpoint on the 8100 block of W. 11th Street. San Joaquin County Sheriff’s units were called and no additional information was provided.

5:21 p.m.: A caller reported his sister was invited to an underage drinking party on the 2500 block of Bennett Court. He said it was an open invite and that approximately 60 people said they would be there.

5:32 p.m.: A caller reported she received a postcard saying if she called the number on the card she would receive $100 card to Walmart and Target on the 300 block of Rosewall Way. She said she called the number and the woman who answered wanted the caller’s credit card information and address. She said she refused to give it to her.

7:27 p.m.: Police arrested a 39-year-old man for an unknown outstanding warrant on the 800 block of Clover Road. He was taken to county jail.

8:44 p.m.: A caller reported a petty cash box was taken on the 400 block of W. Larch Road.

10:17 p.m.: San Joaquin County Sheriff’s received a 911 call of a man on a motorcycle in an accident near Windmill Cove. He said the rider needed an ambulance. The caller disconnected the call and California Highway Patrol officials said they were familiar with the caller making false reports of accidents.

11:22 p.m.: A 6-year-old girl was in an emergency room for allegedly being inappropriately touched by a baby sitter’s husband near Holly Drive and E. Kavanagh Avenue. She said the man was also exposing himself to her. The incident reportedly occurred over a month ago and police are investigating.


2:05 a.m.: A caller reported a tree on fire near Tracy Boulevard and W. 11th Street.

3:42 a.m.: Police arrested a 19-year-old woman for an outstanding warrant for presenting a false identification to a police officer on the 3400 block of N. Tracy Blvd.

4:00 a.m.: A caller reported he interrupted three teenagers breaking into his sister’s car on the 100 block of Belize Court. He said they didn’t get anything and left the area. Police had two detained and requested an ambulance for pepper spray. Police located property from a possible burglary.

4:49 a.m.: A caller reported someone broke his truck window with a rock on the 300 block of Glenbriar Circle. He said he heard a thump and when he looked out the window he saw two cars drive away.

6:22 a.m.: A caller reported someone tried to steal a catalytic converter from a guest’s car at Best Western motel at 811 W. Clover Road.

7:36 a.m.: A caller reported someone stole two tires off of her car on the 2800 block of Auto Plaza Drive over night.

3:27 p.m.: A caller reported an online money scam on the 200 block of Camelot Drive. The caller said someone asked for a Green Dot card, then asked for more money. The caller reported losing $280.

5:08 p.m.: A caller reported a garbage can was set on fire on the 100 block of W. 9th Street overnight. Police checked the area and another tenant said she didn’t see a fire.

7:12 p.m.: Police arrested an unidentified man on the 4300 block of Tropaz Lane. The man was seen walking with a rifle southbound in the middle of the street. Police also found a large butcher knife on the front lawn, but the man’s wife said she wasn’t sure where it came from.

7:56 p.m.: A caller reported someone knocked down his front yard fence on the 400 block of Escatta Avenue. He said he found his neighbor’s wallet under the debris.

8:55 p.m.: A caller reported someone broke into his SUV outside a business on the 2700 block of Naglee Road.

9:11 p.m.: Police searched for the parents of a 2-year-old after the child was found alone on the 200 block of Superior Court. Officers checked several locations, because the child didn’t know where she lived. The father was located at 11:57 p.m. after police received a call from someone on Almanor Drive.

July 24:

4:34 a.m.: A caller reported hearing men fighting near San Simone Way and Dale O’Dell Drive. She said it involved a man who was kicked out of his parent’s house and living in a red car in the area. Police checked and the man in the car was gone before they arrived.

4:54 a.m.: A caller reported someone slashed two tires on two of her cars on the 200 block of Ninth Street.

5:36 a.m.: A caller reported hearing someone snoring inside the bathroom at Zanussi Park at 1500 Promenade Circle. He said it was an ongoing issue with a homeless man.

7:06 a.m.: Police are investigating a child sex crime on the 2300 block of L Mesa Drive, but no additional information was provided.

9:31 a.m.: A caller reported a chemical spill at Taylor Farms Pacific at 100 W. Valpico Road. The caller said it was making employees sick. Fire officials reported a cleaning crew was working on the east side of the building in the morning and the chlorine solution was too strong. The employees were cleaning up the site.

2:54 p.m.: A caller reported a dog inside a locked car at the Tracy Transit Center at 50 E. Sixth St. Police impounded the dog and left a seizure notice.

3:39 p.m.: Police arrested a 49-year-old woman for a number of outstanding warrants that included drug possession on the 700 block of Lourence Court.

6:23 p.m.: A caller reported a bicycle belonging to a friend was stolen on the 100 block of W. Sixth Street and the lock was left behind.

6:43 p.m.: A caller asked to talk to an officer regarding a juvenile shooting a BB gun at animals on the 2800 block of Pebblebrooke Court. He said he saw the juvenile with a BB gun and a rifle, and found dead cats in his backyard. He was advised to call the police when he saw the juvenile with a rifle.

6:56 p.m.: A caller reported she pulled her 56-year-old mother out of a pool on the 500 block of Barcelona Drive. She said the woman was throwing up water. Medics went to the house and the woman was taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital.

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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