Police Log: Teenager hit by car on 11th Street
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Tracy police were called to a downtown eatery for a fight in the early afternoon Tuesday, May 7.

Officers responded to Mariscos La Costa, 240 E. 11th St., where an unknown number of people allegedly began fighting because the driver of a silver Dodge Charger hit a 17-year-old boy and tried to leave without stopping.

When police arrived, they found the teenager hiding in the parking lot of Tracy High School, located across the street, and arrested a 36-year-old man for criminal mischief. It’s unclear if the man was the driver. No medical assistance was needed.

The teen allegedly told police that he was struck by the car.

Tracy police received 166 calls for service Wednesday, May 7. The following is a sample of those reports.

2:03 a.m.: Police arrested a 23-year-old man during a traffic stop in the area of Acacia and East streets for allegedly driving under the influence. His Nissan Pathfinder was towed from the scene.

1:08 p.m.: An officer was flagged down by a citizen who said seven people were trying to fight one person in the area of Lincoln Park, 170 E. Eaton Ave. The report was unfounded, according to the log.

3:57 p.m.: A 25-year-old man was arrested inside Pizza Hut, 720 11th St., for allegedly possessing drug paraphernalia.

4:33 p.m.: Officers arrested a 29-year-old man during a follow-up investigation on the 300 block of West Ninth Street. He was arrested on charges relating to a failed armed robbery. The log contained no details about the alleged crimes or why officers were investigating.

9:23 p.m.: An employee of Orchard Supply Hardware, 1975 W. 11th St., reported that a man stole two bags of fertilizer from the business. The alleged thief put the bags on the handlebars of his bicycle and rode away from the scene. The employee didn’t want to file charges against the man.

• 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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May 08, 2013
“…a man stole two bags of fertilizer…The alleged thief put the bags on the handlebars of his bicycle and rode away…” And the store does not want to file any charges? This sounds like Bull S*^T to me!
May 09, 2013
Press charges for crying out loud, then he can't go home and make a bomb! I hope he thinks it's food? Maybe he is proud of his lawn, NOT!
May 09, 2013
True, why even call the police if you're not going to do anything about it when they go to all the trouble to catch the guy?? Bad business Orchard Supply... Poor community relations statement.

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