Police Log: Police follow up on Valpico Road crash
by TP staff
Aug 28, 2012 | 6478 views | 8 8 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Police found blue pieces of a car littering Valpico Road near Tracy Boulevard after several people reported hearing a car crash at 3:47 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27. The car was apparently driven away after the crash, which took out a tree, according to the police officer at the scene.

At 7:57 a.m., a different caller on the 3900 block of Chateau Lane said her neighbor’s car — a blue Lexus — had fresh damage to its front end and might have been in an accident the night before. The log did not state whether the car might have been the one thought to have crashed on Valpico Road. The caller from Chateau Lane said the Lexus’ driver returned home at about 4 a.m. that day. Police took a report.

Tracy police received 159 calls for service Monday, Aug. 27. The following is a sample of those reports.

10:39 a.m.: Employees at Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road, reported that a homeless man with a German shepherd was asking people for money outside the door and that the man’s dog had attacked an employee on an earlier visit to the store.

11:56 a.m.: After a caller asked police to check on a young boy at Lincoln Park, 170 E. Eaton Ave., who had a bruise on his face and indicated that a family member caused the injury, police confirmed that his 9-year-old brother had “accidentally” hit him and that no crime had occurred.

1:17 p.m.: A caller on the 1400 block of Vivian Lane reported possible drug deals going on near the railroad tracks nearby and said it was a recurring issue.

2:52 p.m.: School administrators said a janitor had been hit in the head by a bottle thrown from a car at about 2 p.m. at the Kimball High campus, 3200 Jaguar Run. The caller offered police a description of the suspects.

3:04 p.m.: A missing child was found at 3:15 p.m. after being reported missing by his mother, who said he had previously been at South Elementary School, 500 W. Mount Diablo Way. The boy was found on the porch of a friend’s home.

5:39 p.m.: Police took a report about a child running around Marlow Brothers Park, 235 Adaire Lane, with some type of pellet gun.

6:37 p.m.: According to San Leandro Police Department instructions, a man said a 9mm handgun stolen about four years ago from a home near Central and Mount Diablo avenues was recovered in San Leandro.

8:04 p.m.: Police helped Pacific Gas and Electric Co. crews respond to a gas leak reported on the 1900 block of Parkside Drive. Police told people nearby to “shelter in place,” and the police were able to reopen the area by 11:12 p.m.

10:05 p.m.: A resident on the first block of West Emerson Avenue told police that someone who might be staying at a residence for homeless people there was loitering and acting suspicious, though the caller couldn’t tell police what specifically made the person seem suspicious, according to the police log.

11 p.m.: A man was arrested on suspicion of giving a false name to a police officer when cops stopped him while he was walking near Kavanagh and Lincoln avenues.

• 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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mommyofthree
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September 02, 2012


10:05 p.m.: A resident on the first block of West Emerson Avenue told police that someone who might be staying at a residence for homeless people there was loitering and acting suspicious, though the caller couldn’t tell police what specifically made the person seem suspicious, according to the police log.

Wow... already trying to cause trouble for these people at this house , huh? You are pathetic....
mtrew
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August 29, 2012
It was on South Tracy Blvd. The car went over the island into oncoming traffic and luckily only took out the tree. The smell of burned rubber permeated out home as we looked for the car. You could hear it slowly trying to drive away in the distance. Glad to hear that someone called about the Lexus. A piece of the car was left behind. It looked to be a darker color.

There was another suspicious car lurking around afterwards. I wonder if they witnessed it or possibly they were racing? idk. But thank you person very much for our early wake up call. You are sooo lucky you did not hurt or kill someone when you came into the oncoming lanes. You are truly words that I cannot express here.
mthouseman
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August 28, 2012


At 7:57 a.m., a different caller on the 3900 block of Chateau Lane said her neighbor’s car — a blue Lexus — had fresh damage to its front end and might have been in an accident the night before. The log did not state whether the car might have been the one thought to have crashed on Valpico Road. The caller from Chateau Lane said the Lexus’ driver returned home at about 4 a.m. that day. Police took a report

tattletale
LuckyInTracyNot
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August 29, 2012
Like a Good Neighbor State Farm Is There!!!!
DTB1445
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August 29, 2012
To: mthouseman... Seriously? I wonder if it was your parked car that was hit instead of a street tree, if you'd feel the same way. You'd be crying for "justice". Seriously?? Do you really want to live in a society where reckless lawbreakers run rampant with impunity because nobody will step forward and point them out to law enforcement??? I don't know about you, but as far as I'm concerned.. Accolades to the person who phoned it in. I want them as a neighbor, not you.
mthouseman
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August 29, 2012
dtb - maybe you should go down to Walmart and buy yourself a sense of humor.
PublicCitizen
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August 30, 2012
Probably another one of Obama's brownshirts.


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