Police Log: Tracy cops join high-speed pursuit
by TP staff
Oct 31, 2012 | 6184 views | 4 4 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tracy police joined a vehicle chase with the California Highway Patrol on Interstate 205 at around 12:50 a.m. that reached speeds of more than 100 mph on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

CHP officers were pursing a white Nissan Quest van west on I-205 when Tracy police joined the chase at MacArthur Drive as it continued westbound. CHP requested Tracy police because officers determined there was a need for a K-9 unit.

According to the log, officers reached speeds of 70 mph as they approached the Mountain House exit on I-205 and 80 mph as they entered Interstate 580.

Officers reached 100 mph as they drove through the Altamont Pass into the Livermore Valley near the Greenville Road exit. Tracy police called off their support of the pursuit near Vasco Road, roughly 17 miles west of Tracy, when Alameda County sheriff’s deputies joined the chase.

CHP officers with the Golden Gate Division, which patrols the East Bay region, reported ending the pursuit and arresting the two occupants of the van. No details about those arrested were available.

Tracy police received 132 calls for service Tuesday, Oct. 30. The following is a sample of those calls.

7:31 a.m.: Police arrested a 40-year-old man on the 3200 block of North Tracy Boulevard during a pedestrian stop for several outstanding warrants from San Joaquin County and Tracy.

11:37 a.m.: A trespassing warning was issued to a dog owner who was walking his pit bull on the campus of Hirsch Elementary School. No dog signs are posted on the property.

11:38 a.m.: Officers arrested a minor in New Harmon Park, 2131 Hillcrest Drive, for possession of tobacco products. The minor was reportedly with a group of people at the park. No further details were provided.

3:58 p.m.: A man reported $20,000 was stolen from his bank account. The victim told police he has the man who did it on surveillance video withdrawing the money from an ATM, and he believes he knows the alleged thief.

• 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. To report information anonymously about a crime: Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.

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November 01, 2012
There are only 2 outlets from Altamonte pass. I'm wondering why they had to 'chase him at 100 mph'.
October 31, 2012
3:58 p.m.: A man reported $20,000 was stolen from his bank account. The victim told police he has the man who did it on surveillance video withdrawing the money from an ATM, and he believes he knows the alleged thief.

....who could withdraw $20,000 from an ATM????....you have to withdraw it from a teller !!!!!
October 31, 2012

Ya commented, "....who could withdraw $20,000 from an ATM????....you have to withdraw it from a teller !!!!!"

All at once yer right an even then in that amt yer gonna have ta wait a day ta get th money as they don't pay that much out over th counter in one transaction without lookin at it closer first.

Few people know about th rampant credit card theft that's goin around an its pretty hushed up in th media.

Look at th back of yer card. Does it have th words "blink" on it? If it does th card contains a chip that can be read electronically frum a distance of at least 35 feet or more with th right equipment an th owner of th card doesn't have a clue.

Generally it's accomplished with a small handheld device that is easy ta conceal an is collectin information as th person walks through a crowd of people.

Armed with th information contained in this chip it's relatively easy ta clone th card an change it's PIN code an copy it all onta a card that looks like th keylock card ya frequently get these days in a hotel or motel.

Then th thief can go ta an ATM an start makin withdraws. If they move around ta different ATMs it's easier ta get away with it. cont
October 31, 2012
cont ta imjustanobody

Now, how ta protect yerself.

Some will say put it in a microwave an nuke it but that could damage yer microwave an or start a fire. Not somethang ideal.

Another way is ta encase th card in a metal case ta shield it frum th RF that activates th chip an causes it ta transmit.

But th best way is ta take it back ta yer bank an tell em ya want a card without th chip in it.

Credit card companies will claim these thangs are secure but secure is only good until some hacker figures it out so th best thang ta do is not ta have th card in th first place.

This type of technology wasn't developed fer th credit card industry in th first place but now they use it mainly in fast food places like Jack in th Box an anywhare thair is a "touch" terminal.

Incidentally, those terminals are engineered so they don't read more than an inch or so away frum th reader but that's not all that difficult ta overcome.

An how many times have ya bought somethang under $25 with a credit card whair ya didn't have ta sign th credit card slip or screen? Ya use ta have ta sign if it was any amount but now it's up ta th retailer as all transactions frum credit cards don't have ta be signed if th transaction is less than $25. That was done ta facilitate th RFID chips in those credit cards.

Th technology originally was a shoplifting theft deterrent an Target probably one of th more visible retailers ta use th technology. Those thangs next ta th doors are antenna an not arm rails or decorations. It was once even suggested that customers with th proper store card could simply walk in a store, take an item an walk out an th computer with th assistance of RFID would take care of th transaction all without th assistance of a cashier or bother ta th customer.

Imagine th fiasco that would develop?

Frum retail security th technology moved ta animal implants so when yer dog, implanted with such a device, could be picked up frum roamin th streets an th authorities would know who he belonged ta.

Th distance requirement of 35 feet was made ta facilitate th usage of these chips in buried utility cables so that utility workers would know which cable an who owned it they were dealin with.

It was never designed fer credit cards who's PIN code is on th card an not processed from a central computer that maintained a PIN code database. Such a database of that size would be nearly impossible ta maintain, which is why th PIN is located on th credit card an even th banks can't tell ya what it is.

But if ya have all th other information an know how ta write yer own PIN code, which ain't all that difficult, ya can clone cards all day ta yer hearts content an use em until ya slip up an show up at th same place frequently ta do yer dirty work.

$100 her an $100n thair ain't gonna attract much attention. Multiple $100 transactions by th same person usin th same care or series of cards at th same place over a short period of time is gonna be noticed an th video in th ATM will identify th person.

I wonder how long it will be before ATMS come equipped with fingerprint recognition devices. The database on that though would be phenomenal an still not completely fool proof.

Anyway, those are th details what ya do with em is yer business. Myself I don't use cards that have RFID chips in em.

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