Police log: Man sacrifices animal near Corral Hollow and Valpico
by TP staff
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Tracy police received 986 calls for service Thursday, Aug. 8, through Tuesday, Aug. 13. The following is a sampling of those calls.


12:12 a.m.: A dumpster at South Elementary School was on fire at 501 Mt. Oso Ave. Officials planned to review the video of the area to see if it was caused intentionally. Less than an hour later, at 1:03 a.m., a second dumpster 50-feet away was found on fire.

6:56 a.m.: A purse was reported stolen out of a vehicle on the 1200 block of Cardinal Street.

9:23 a.m.: A resident said several neighbors were talking about poisoning stray cats and noted that the area had approximately 20 strays near Davenport Lane and Rockingham Way.

11:50 a.m.: A resident said a former neighbor gave him a bogus check for $226 dollars on the 1600 block of Horse Shoe Loop. He said he took the check to Wells Fargo Bank and they told him the account didn’t exist.

5:39 p.m.: A woman said her daughter pepper sprayed another woman on the 800 block of Darby Drive. She said the other woman needed medical attention. Police checked and found it was a mutual fight and no prosecution was being requested by either woman.


3:26 a.m.: Police arrested a 33-year-old man for an outstanding warrant following a pedestrian stop at Motel 6 at 3810 N. Tracy Blvd.

3:37 a.m.: Police arrested two men, ages 27 and 26 for outstanding warrants on the 700 block of Cambridge Court. The warrants included drug possession and driving with a suspended license. They were booked into San Joaquin County Jail.

12:42 p.m.: A man told police he sold a set of rims on Ebay for $200 and the buyer sent him a check for $2,000 and told him to send them to someone else. He came into the police lobby at 1000 Civic Center Drive to discuss the matter with an officer. Police said the buyers were trying to scam the seller.

1:54 p.m.: A woman told police her brother stole her mattress on the 1600 block of Bessie Ave.

7:27 p.m.: Police arrested a 22-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man for outstanding warrants at Country Market at 10476 W. Linne Road. The warrants were for hit and run, and burglary.

7:41 p.m.: A resident said his neighbor came at him with a fire poker on the 1500 block of Lincoln Boulevard. He said on a previous occasion he came at him with an axe. He said the neighbor’s sister took the fire poker away from him and he didn’t want to press any charges.

9:14 p.m.: A woman said a male friend attacked her on the 700 block of East Street. She said she was hurt and that the friend ran away when he heard she was calling police.

11:22 p.m.: Police arrested a 45-year-old man for drug possession near Bessie and Holly avenues.


7:21 a.m.: Tracy Police responded to a car crash at Central Avenue and Tracy Boulevard. Two trucks, one that reportedly rolled over, had to be towed away. No serious injuries were reported.

9:43 a.m.: A Comcast worker told police that a man with a pellet gun shot at him while the worker was on a job at an apartment building on the 900 block of Beechnut Avenue. Police found the shooter and gave him a citation.

3:38 p.m.: Police arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of burglary, forgery and possession of stolen property after he reportedly tried to cash a stolen check at Parker Avenue Market, 1656 Parker Ave. Police took the man to San Joaquin County Jail, where he awaits an Aug. 20 court hearing in Manteca.


12:04 p.m.: At least two people reported a speeding sport utility vehicle on 11th Street. One of the callers said the SUV ran a red light at 11th Street and Alden Glen Drive, and police noted that the SUV reportedly crashed into a house at Fourth and West streets. Witnesses told police that two passengers got out and fled before police arrived and arrested the driver, a 33-year-old man, on suspicion of drunken driving.

5:56 p.m.: Police arrested a suspected shoplifter at Target, 2800 Naglee Road, after he reportedly fought with store security and threatened to bomb the place. Police took the 50-year-old man to San Joaquin County jail, where he was booked on suspicion of burglary and petty theft.

6:02 p.m.: Police arrested two men and located person who had been reported missing during an investigation into a possible prostitution case at Quality Inn, 3511 N. Tracy Blvd. The men, ages 21 and 23, were arrested on warrants.

Aug. 9

11:42 a.m.: A woman told police that she just got a phone call, and her own number showed up on the caller ID. The man on the other end reportedly told her that he worked for Microsoft and her computer was about to crash, but for $149.99 he could prevent that from happening. She gave the man her credit card number, but then had second thoughts and contacted her bank to stop any payments on the card.

5:01 p.m.: Police responded to a car crash on the 2800 block of Grant Line Road. At least one person was reportedly injured and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

7:57 p.m.: A man told police that a possible drunk driver had crashed into him on the road, and drove over a median island. The man followed the driver to the parking lot of Safeway, 1801 W. 11th St., where police arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving.

Aug. 8

7:25 a.m.: A man told police someone broke into his vehicle and stole his work laptop on the 2100 block of Seville Drive.

1:22 p.m.: A resident called to say a man had sacrificed an animal near Corral Hollow and Valpico roads. The call was turned over to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s office.

2:44 p.m.: A driver reported seeing a tractor trailer hit a street light near Grant Line Road and Holly Drive.

5:29 p.m.: A woman said a group of men in Ray McCray Park at 2125 Fieldview Drive asked her 14-year-old daughter if she wanted to buy drugs. They were gone before police arrived.

10:13 p.m.: Police arrested a 54-year-old man for suspicion of driving under the influence following a traffic accident near Sixth Street and MacArthur Drive.

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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August 16, 2013
Firing a pellet gun at someone is a felony

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