Police Log: Motorcyclist injured in police chase
by TP staff
Aug 22, 2012 | 5343 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A 35-year-old Pittsburgh man riding on a 2007 Yamaha R1 motorcycle lead the California Highway Patrol on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash in rural Tracy at the intersection of Ahern and Bird roads at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21.

According to CHP spokesman Adam Shelton, who relayed information from the Modesto office of the CHP, officers tried to stop Stephen Evans on Highway 132 in Stanislaus County on suspicion of speeding. Shelton said Evans then led the officers on a chase at speeds that reached as high as 125 mph.

Evans crashed into a cornfield on the west side of Bird Road and was taken by ambulance to San Joaquin General Hospital with major injuries. Shelton said he is expected to survive and will face charges of driving under the influence and evading police.

Tracy police received 231 calls for service Tuesday, Aug. 21. The following is a sample of those calls.

2:46 a.m.: Police arrested a 60-year-old woman for an outstanding drug warrant following a traffic stop on the 1100 block of North Tracy Boulevard.

8:09 a.m.: A GPS was reported stolen from a car on the 1700 block of Camelia Drive.

11:26 a.m.: A man told police someone went into his house while he was mowing his backyard lawn on the 900 block of Gotland Court. He said his laptop and house keys were missing.

12:18 p.m.: A woman told police a man wearing all black clothing with a handgun robbed her of her wallet outside Raley’s, 2550 S. Tracy Blvd. Police are investigating.

2:40 p.m.: Police arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of a drug violation on the 2900 block of Savanna Drive.

2:42 p.m.: A woman called to report the former renters of a house on the 1200 block of Palomino Drive left behind a bag of cocaine. She said it was marked LF, and she was afraid someone would come back for the drugs. Police checked and found it appeared to be detergent.

3:33 p.m.: Police are investigating a possible sexual assault of a 13-year-old after a woman brought her daughter into Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 Tracy Blvd. The woman suspected her husband sexually abused their daughter. Police are investigating.

3:55 p.m.: Teens appeared to be playing “chicken” in the traffic near Kimball High School, 3200 Jaguar Run. Police gave them a warning.

4:24 p.m.: A caller reported her son was shot with a BB gun in the shoulder by another boy on the 2900 block of West Lowell Avenue. Police checked and found the boy was trying to hit a bird with a plastic BB pellet and it hit the other boy. No injuries were reported.

4:29 p.m.: Someone stole bedding and a coffee maker from JC Penny, 3100 Naglee Road.

5:13 p.m.: Police arrested a 63-year-old man on suspicion of being drunk in public on the 1800 block of West 11th Street.

• 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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