Police Log: Truck stop robbed at gunpoint
by TP staff
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Three men allegedly robbed the Tracy Truck and Auto Stop at gunpoint early Thursday, June 13.

All three men allegedly had handguns and left the business, 3940 N. Tracy Blvd., with an unknown amount of money.

An employee called 911 and told dispatchers “we’ve been robbed, you need to come here, then we can talk” before hanging up the phone.

No other information was available in the log.

Police are investigating.

Tracy police received 748 calls for service from Wednesday, June 12 to Sunday, June 16. The following is a sampling of those calls.


12:35 a.m.: Police spoke with a man in the emergency room at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd., who allegedly shot himself while cleaning a gun. The extent of his injury is unknown, and the log doesn’t indicate what kind of gun the man shot himself with. The alleged shooting happened at a residence outside of Tracy, and the case was transferred to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.

2:42 a.m.: At least five teenagers in two cars were allegedly egging vehicles as they drove west on Starflower Drive toward Corral Hollow Road. One vehicle was described as a beige four-door Honda Accord while the other vehicle was described as a white Scion XB. The license plate number of the Honda was redacted from the log.

3:25 a.m.: Officers arrested a 20-year-old man in the area of 11th Street and Lammers Road for allegedly driving under the influence. The driver was allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road before crashing the vehicle. Only property damage was reported.

4:01 a.m.: A 23-year-old man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance at Extended Stay, 2526 Pavilion Park.

1:38 p.m.: Officers advised the driver of a gold Chevy pickup truck that they couldn’t park in the grass in the middle of Pescadero Park, 250 W. Kavanagh Street. They were told to legally park on the street.

9:44 p.m.: Three vehicles were involved in a crash on the 200 block of East Mt. Diablo Avenue. Three people wearing bright red and black shirts allegedly got out of one vehicle and ran from the scene. The log indicates that two of the people were caught by police and a witness was brought over for identification. However, the log doesn’t show that anyone was arrested or if the witness positively identified them ad being involved in the crash.

10:32 p.m.: Police cited a 43-year-old man who was allegedly living in a vacant house owned by Good News Church, 77 W. First St. The man is reportedly homeless and was illegally staying in the residence, which is on the church property. He was released by officers after being cited.


12:21 a.m.: The driver of a white Acura reportedly crashed into a tree in the area of Kavanagh Avenue and Butler Drive and was bleeding from the head. The driver’s vehicle was towed, and the log indicates that he wasn’t charged with a crime.

4:42 a.m.: A 38-year-old man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and an outstanding warrant during a pedestrian stop in the area of East Street and Whittier Avenue.

11:38 a.m.: A resident on the 1600 block of West Beverly Place said her neighbor allegedly cut the limbs of her tree, which slightly overhangs into the neighbor’s yard. The neighbor allegedly cut the tree limbs without permission and put the cut limbs under the tree, killing the plants at the base of the tree.

1:12 p.m.: Officers arrested a 28-year-old man who allegedly assaulted his girlfriend during an argument the previous night. The victim was granted an emergency protection order.

7:28 p.m.: A resident on the 1400 block of Riverview Avenue said his neighbor’s dog broke through a fence and killed a stray cat in the backyard. The owner was out of town, however a family member was expected to fix the fence. The resident had disposed of the cat’s body prior to officers arriving.

9:32 p.m.: A residence on the 300 block of Garden Lane was egged. The resident believed the culprits lived nearby on the 1400 block of Bluegrass Lane. A group of people were allegedly seen walking from the area of Garden Lane to the residence on Bluegrass Lane. That group was allegedly heard talking about breaking into the house on Garden Lane prior to the alleged egging.


12:16 a.m.: Officers responded to the emergency room at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd., for a man who was being treated for injuries from an alleged fight at Great Plate, 714 N. Central Ave. The man was allegedly “bitten many times and has multiple abrasions,” the log states. The victim was gone when officers arrived. He provided the hospital with a bad address and phone number so officers were unable to locate him.

3:01 a.m.: A 24-year-old woman was arrested at Motel 6, 3810 N. Tracy Blvd., on unknown charges.

4:25 a.m.: Officers spoke with a man in the emergency room of Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd., who claimed he was drugged and raped by his neighbors in Patterson. A friend told the victim about the alleged attack because he didn’t remember anything about it. The alleged attack happened five days ago, and the victim told Tracy police that he would report the incident to Patterson police.


2:12 a.m.: A woman said she thought someone was inside her house on the 1500 block of Blackbird Court. She said she and her husband heard noises on their first floor. She called back a few minutes later to say her husband found out the noises they were hearing was a cat stuck in the bushes.

8:34 a.m.: Police arrested a 25-year-old man for outstanding warrants on the 800 block of Sullen Drive. The warrants were for battery and failure to appear in court.

11:36 a.m.: Police arrested a 43-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman for forgery at Wells Fargo Bank at 2600 S. Tracy Blvd. A clerk told police the couple was trying to cash a fraudulent check.

2:18 p.m.: A resident reported seeing two children burning something in Kit Fox Park at 705 Fox Hallow Way. Police checked and found a burned cup. The children were gone before police arrived.

3:46 p.m.: Police arrested two men, ages 35 and 28, for theft at Macys at 3400 Naglee Road. The men were arrested after a store clerk reported the men had been in the store taking merchandise all week. She said they take $3,000 to $5,000 worth of items daily. One of the men also had an outstanding warrant for a probation violation.

6:01 p.m.: A man told police someone broke into his house on the 1800 block of Egret Drive. He said they entered by breaking a side window and several items were missing.

6:09 p.m.: A fence was on fire between two houses on the 1400 block of Heatherfield Court. Firefighters extinguished the fire and a burn victim was taken to a hospital in Modesto by helicopter.

10:41 p.m.: Police arrested a 21-year-old man for burglary at Tracy Place at 902 W. 12th St. The man was allegedly breaking into cars in the parking lot.

• 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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