Police Log: Officers search for suspected car thief
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Police were unable to locate a suspected car thief who allegedly stole a Nissan sedan from an unknown location in Tracy before parking the vehicle in the intersection of Lowell Avenue and Orchard Parkway and running.

The man was reportedly seen running west on Lowell Avenue from the car at around 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. He allegedly left a “dagger” at the scene, the police log states.

The man was described as a Latino in his 20s with a shaved head and three “S” tattooed on his chest, which could possibly be gang-related abbreviation for “South Side Stockton.”

Not far from the intersection, a driver flagged down police and said that 10 minutes earlier, they had given a man a ride to 21st Street and Bessie Avenue. The man claimed he had been jumped. Witnesses in the area where he was dropped off said the man was seen walking toward his girlfriend’s house on 21st Street.

Police located the man’s identification inside a vehicle in which he was apparently dropped off before allegedly stealing the Nissan.

The vehicle, which was determined inoperable and towed from the scene, is reportedly registered to a residence on the 2300 block of Gary Lane. One witness reported that the vehicle’s ignition was damaged.

Officers searched a residence on the 1700 block of Bessie Avenue but were unable to locate the man. A cell phone located during the investigation was entered as evidence, the log states. No further details were available about the man’s identity.

Tracy police received 172 calls for service Tuesday, Sept. 18. The following is a sample of those calls.

9:23 a.m.: Police were unable to locate a woman who was allegedly found rummaging in the garage of a residence on the 1200 block of Lincoln Boulevard. The woman, described as being about 50 years old, allegedly drove off in a small white truck, similar to a Chevy S-10, when she was confronted by the homeowner. Several items, including luggage, was reportedly seen in the bed of the truck when the woman drove away. A police report is expected to follow.

10:15 a.m.: Drinking in public citations were issued by police to two people who were allegedly drinking alcohol behind a building on the 100 block of 10th Street.

11:29 a.m.: Police failed to serve a warrant from Butte County on the 100 block of East Mount Diablo Avenue. Officers searched what they believed was the person’s mother’s home, but they were unable to locate the target of the search. No details about the person were available.

12:07 p.m.: Emergency room staff at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital reported that a person arrived with an apparent stab wound to the knee. The alleged stabbing occurred in the Bay Area, but the patient refused to provide further details.

12:07 p.m.: A black landscape trailer was reported stolen from Calvary Chapel Tracy, 500 N. Corral Hollow Road. The trailer had last been seen earlier that morning.

3:26 p.m.: Police investigated a Kimball High School student for possible involvement in an alleged stabbing in Castro Valley last weekend. The student was overheard at school saying he had been stabbed, but told police the claim was made as a joke. A visual inspection of the student’s upper torso was conducted, and no trauma or injuries consistent with the student’s claim were found. It’s unclear in the log if police or school officials conducted the visual inspection. The student reportedly apologized, and no police report was taken.

7:31 p.m.: The wallet of a customer at am/pm, 3425 N. Tracy Blvd., was allegedly stolen on Aug. 31 when she stopped to pump gas.

7:57 p.m.: Police arrested a woman on the 700 block of West 10th Street who was allegedly throwing items from her home onto the street. The woman was allegedly drinking alcohol before her arrest.

• 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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