Police Log: Woman hit with strange substance
by TP staff
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A caller reported a woman threw a cup of “goo” at her at Central Elementary School at 3:38 p.m. at 1370 Parker Ave. She said the woman was trying to get her to fight after the caller’s son broke the woman’s cell phone when she allowed the boy to play with it. The caller said the woman was demanding $200 for the phone. Police talked to both parties and told them to stay away from each other.

Tracy police received 159 calls for service Thursday, Sept. 29. The following is a sample of those calls.

12:57 a.m.: Police arrested a 33-year-old man following a hit-and-run near Grant Line Road and Parker Avenue. The arrest occurred after an officer saw a Nissan Maxima hit a pickup.

1:06 a.m.: A caller reported a man cutting down a tree on the 100 block of Hawthorne Drive. Police checked and found the downed tree, but no noise.

5:33 a.m.: A caller reported a truck hit a tree and the tree was in the roadway near Grant Line Road and MacArthur Drive. Police blocked off westbound traffic while the vehicle was removed.

6:14 a.m.: A caller reported a loose, vicious pit bull on the 1800 block of Duncan Drive. He said it was the same vicious dog that was loose earlier in the week. Police contacted the dog’s owner, and the owner followed the officer back to the animal shelter. The dog had escaped the shelter.

7:08 a.m.: Police arrested a 37-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman at Motel 6 at 3810 N. Tracy Blvd. The two were arrested on drug-related charges.

8:24 a.m.: A caller reported an 11-year-old was causing a disturbance at Sierra House, 245 W. Whittier Ave. He said the child was out of control and would not let a staff member leave. Police checked and found the child was sitting on the staff member’s car hood, denting it, because the worker would not drive the child to school.

8:43 a.m.: A caller reported their cat attacked a 5-year-old and a 58-year-old on the 2800 block of Safford Avenue. The animal was impounded.

9:33 a.m.: A caller reported a juvenile in his neighborhood was making racial slurs at him on the 1300 block of Eastlake Circle. Police are investigating.

10:05 a.m.: A caller reported a dog getting hit by a car at Torres Trailer Park, 2430 Byron Road. He said two dogs ran out of the complex and one got hit. He said the owner was not going to take the dog to the vet. Police were unable to find the injured dog or its owner.

10:38 a.m.: A business clerk called to report a man tried to steal items from Macy’s, 3400 Naglee Road. He said the man grabbed three sweatshirts but dropped them before running out of the door.

11:37 a.m.: A caller reported a dog attacked him and his dog on the 1900 block of Bristlecone Drive. He said he was bitten during the attack.

11:59 a.m.: A caller reported someone stole the copper pipes out of the house he is purchasing on the 200 block of East Seventh Street. He said he also found a severed cat tail in the area and a stray living on the property that was bloody and missing its tail. He asked police to pick up the cat. Police checked and found someone might have been living in the basement of the house. The homeowner requested extra police patrols.

12:05 p.m.: A caller reported a parakeet that appeared to be a loose pet on the 1200 block of El Portal Street. Police checked and he said the bird flew away.

12:17 p.m.: A caller reported two teenage boys panhandling outside the Ninety-Nine Cent Store, 1320 W. 11th St. He said they should be in school and not begging for money. Police talked to the teen’s mother and she said she would make sure it didn’t happen again. She said the teens were homeschooled.

12:46 p.m.: A caller reported someone egged his house on the 2200 block of Mayfair Court.

12:55 p.m.: Police arrested a 43-year-old woman near Fourth Street and Tracy Boulevard for an outstanding drug-related warrant. The arrest came after a caller reported a trespasser.

1:07 p.m.: A woman on the 2700 block of Camelia Drive called to report she was being harassed by a man claiming to be an attorney. He was demanding money. She said he told her she owes him money and she has to wire it to him. Police advised her it was likely a scam and not to send him any money.

1:34 p.m.: A caller reported a man was in Best Buy, 2550 Naglee Road, using a fake identification to buy a large amount of merchandise. The caller said the credit card was declined, and the man left the store in a Dodge Charger.

3:04 p.m.: A caller reported someone stole her grandson’s Xbox on the 1100 block of Vallerand Road. She said the thief went through the boy’s open bedroom window.

3:49 p.m.: A caller reported four juveniles set a fire in a grassy area behind his house on the 300 block of Falcon Court. He said the fire got out of control and was spreading. The teens left when the fire got bigger. Police evacuated nearby houses as the fire spread to a house on Falcon Court, burning it completely.

5:03 p.m.: A caller reported someone broke into her house on the 1100 block of Tony Stuitt Drive. She said a laptop was missing.

5:15 p.m.: A business clerk called to report a couple wrestling in the parking lot of US Bank, 2175 W. Grant Line Road. She said the woman went inside the bank while the man remained outside doing pushups. She said the couple began to wrestle in the parking lot and were acting strange. Police could not find them.

5:34 p.m.: A caller reported she was attacked by a woman in a room at Hacienda Motel, 639 W. 11th St. She said she was visiting someone when the woman attacked her. The victim left before police arrived, and the woman in the room denied the attack.

6:26 p.m.: A caller reported someone broke into his house on the 400 block of Summer Lane. He said a laptop and a .22 caliber handgun were missing.

6:51 p.m.: A caller reported a car drove into a tree near Target at 2800 Naglee Road. He said the driver had an injury to his head and lip, but refused assistance from the caller. A witness said the airbags in the car had deployed. The driver was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

7:28 p.m.: A caller requested police remove her 20-year-old daughter from her house on the 100 block of Portola Way. She said the daughter was disrespectful and not paying any of the bills. Police talked to both women.

7:39 p.m.: A caller reported a man in a van was seen in the neighborhood on the 1400 block of Monterey Court. He was seen around 7 p.m. approaching a children and asking them to follow him.

7:56 p.m.: A caller reported two 12-year-old girls came to his door and told him a man was following them in a blue truck with blue lights under the headlights on the 4300 block of Glenhaven Drive. He said he offered to walk the girls home, but then he saw the truck was still in the neighborhood. Police checked the area, and the truck was gone.

8:06 p.m.: A caller reported a neighbor’s dog bit her mother on the hand on the 1800 block of Heron Street. She said the dog ran out of its yard when her mother was walking her dog.

8:08 p.m.: A caller reported a man going door-to-door and claiming to be a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. worker on the 2400 block of Garazi Street. He said the man didn’t have identification and was asking to see the homeowner’s PG&E bill. He was gone before police arrived.

8:24 p.m.: A caller reported a prowler on the 1900 block of Paradise Valley Court. She said a teenage girl came to her house and said there was someone in her house. The girl’s parents were not at home, and the neighbor’s husband and son checked and found the backdoor open. No one was found inside the house.

10:27 p.m.: A caller reported five men at the bleachers breaking bottles and urinating at Tracy Ball Park, 2001 Bessie Ave. Police issued a warning.

• 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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klv
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September 30, 2011
"1:06 a.m.: A caller reported a man cutting down a tree on the 100 block of Hawthorne Drive. Police checked and found the downed tree, but no noise."

Like... What..? They were expecting moaning and groaning, or "I've fallen and I can't get up?"

TracyGuy95376
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September 30, 2011


11:59 a.m.: A caller reported someone stole the copper pipes out of the house he is purchasing on the 200 block of East Seventh Street. He said he also found a severed cat tail in the area and a stray living on the property that was bloody and missing its tail. He asked police to pick up the cat. Police checked and found someone might have been living in the basement of the house. The homeowner requested extra police patrols.

....there are homes with basements in California?! I guess the cat tail should have stuck out as the strangest aspect of the story, but I don't think I've ever seen a basement in California...


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