Police Log: Two arrested following chase, crash
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Stolen car crash
An Acura stolen out Hayward sits on Vivian Lane near Fieldview Drive after a short pursuit with Tracy police. The driver crashed the car into a light pole and fire hydrant. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Two men suspected of selling drugs were arrested Tuesday, Sept. 11, following a vehicle chase with police during which the men crashed a stolen car into a fire hydrant and then led officers on a foot chase for several minutes.

The men were reportedly selling drugs at around 8:30 p.m. on the 1700 block of Countrywood Lane when police located their vehicle as it drove away from the area.

They led police from Promenade Circle to Fieldview Drive, where the driver struck a fire hydrant. The driver reportedly sustained a laceration to his forehead while the passenger ran from the scene. Officers and K-9 units lost the man’s trail until he was reported by a resident to be in the area of Vivian Court. Police were able to locate him, and arrested him on the 200 block of the street.

One man was treated at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, while the other man was taken to San Joaquin County Jail. The charges against each man are unclear. The car, described as a gold Acura, was reportedly stolen.

Tracy police received 170 calls for service Tuesday, Sept. 11. The following is a sample of those calls.

8:42 a.m.: Some type of wiring was stolen from a residence on the 2300 block of Holly Drive during a burglary.

8:49 a.m.: Police issued a warning to the owner of a Chihuahua because the dog was running loose on the 100 block of Silkwood Lane.

9:27 a.m.: A black female described as 25 to 35 years old reportedly ran away from the Union 76 gas station, 574 W. Grant Line Road, when she was caught allegedly paying with counterfeit money. She was reportedly wearing a white long-sleeved shirt with black pants and was seen driving a white Chevy four-door sedan registered in Hayward. Police are investigating.

9:29 a.m.: Police cited a 24-year-old man who allegedly exposed his genitals to his female neighbor on the 3300 block of Holly Drive. The man allegedly stated, “Is this what you want…?” and then slapped the victim. She reportedly left the area, and when she returned, the man approached her from behind as she opened her front door and allegedly choked and slapped her with his pants open. It’s unclear why the man was released and what he was cited for.

2:36 p.m.: A 51-year-old man was arrested at Fremont Pool Supply, 475 W. Grant Line Road, for an outstanding warrant from the Livermore Police Department. It’s unclear what the warrant was for, but the man remained Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp without bail.

3:08 p.m.: Police arrested a 41-year-old man for allegedly hitting his wife with his hand. The man was booked into San Joaquin County Jail but was later released the same day. It’s unclear if charges are pending.

11:24 p.m.: Police arrested a 39-year-old man during a traffic stop in the area of MacArthur and Stonebridge drives. He was taken to the San Joaquin County Jail on two charges of possession of a controlled substance, according to jail website. His bail was set at $130,000.

• 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.

• Contact Joel Danoy at 830-4229 or jdanoy@tracypress.com.


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Lovatic4life
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September 18, 2012
It is a smart idea to have ALL the facts before you start running your mouth. No one ever "restrained" the guy. He came out from where he was hiding and approached the kid's father. So, like any terrified child, they called 911. You claim to "not make any accusations" yet you are clearly accusing the parent of making a dumb decision. Was he supposed to leave his child with the criminal so that he could call? No. The child was sent inside to be safe and call for help... For all he knew, the criminal could've had a gun. The most hilarious part about all of your nonsense is that you think you are so cool defending the police when, in fact, they notified the child and praised him/her.
Longtimeneighbor
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September 13, 2012
What bothers me about this search for the suspect is that 2 neighbors on Vivian Ct. detained this man while their 8 year old daughter called 911 telling police her dad had the bad guy and to please help. The 911 operator didn't believe her! No police or police dogs, which were about 20 feet away, came down into the court to assist the 2 citizens. This put the citizens in danger. They convinced to man to walk towards the officers and he walked right past them. The neighbor had to tell police that the suspect just passed them. Why wouldn't the 911 operator believe a young girl asking for help? I just don't feel very safe.
useurbrain
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September 13, 2012
This bothers me. First is that a "longtimeneighbor" is making assumptions on what happened on the call without being there. If you were there then you should have been the adult talking on the phone. Have you ever listened to an 8 year old girl tell a story, especially when excited? Do you know she sounded like to the person taking the call? No, I doubt you do because you did not take the call. I am not saying the dispatcher did not believe her, I am saying think with some common sense and try to see both sides, not one sided. Secondly, if the neighbors thought they were in trouble, they should not have tried to restrain the suspect. Nobody there was trained as a police officer and know how to subdue suspects and detain them until help arrives. If you don't feel safe now because of one fleeing felon, how come you felt so safe with a drug dealer and a meth lab close by? Unless I hear a recording of the actual call and know everything that was going on, I will not make accusations against the officers or the dispatchers.
EllieS
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September 13, 2012
I have to agree with useurbrain. If you were bothered that the police didn't act as you would like, imagine how the officers feel having all kinds of people coming out when they are trying to do their job and confusing the situation. Imagine how they feel having you armchair quarterback and criticize when you know little to nothing about police work. Imagine how the dispatcher feels when you criticize her doing her job. Have you walked a mile in these people's shoes? Nope.

Having an 8 year old call to report something to the police when there were 2 adults around, clearly not the best choice. Going outside of your house when police sirens are all around you, clearly not the best choice. So why don't you think again about what you are bothered by and maybe speak again about how there were some bad choices made on the part of the bystanders and the police should be thanked for their making your neighborhood safer. Next time you hear sirens, lock your door and stay inside!
EllieS
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September 13, 2012
I have to agree with useurbrain. If you were bothered that the police didn't act as you would like, imagine how the officers feel having all kinds of people coming out when they are trying to do their job and confusing the situation. Imagine how they feel having you armchair quarterback and criticize when you know little to nothing about police work. Imagine how the dispatcher feels when you criticize her doing her job. Have you walked a mile in these people's shoes? Nope.

Having an 8 year old call to report something to the police when there were 2 adults around, clearly not the best choice. Going outside of your house when police sirens are all around you, clearly not the best choice. So why don't you think again about what you are bothered by and maybe speak again about how there were some bad choices made on the part of the bystanders and the police should be thanked for their making your neighborhood safer. Next time you hear sirens, lock your door and stay inside!
ChrisRoberts
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September 13, 2012
This does not surprise me. This has been the modus operandi of Tracy PD for quite some time.

I wonder if this is that same moron dispatcher that has been the subject of other articles...
ChrisRoberts
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September 13, 2012
Well according to userurbrain the neighbors should not have stopped and detained the suspect.

They should have done noting, so the suspect can get away and be on the streets another day.

Hello why don't you look at your screen name and take your own advise and use your brain.

The neighbors who took the law into their own hands sound like the REAL HEROS, NOT the Tracy PD or their dispatch.
useurbrain
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September 14, 2012
Chris Roberts please read what I wrote. I said if they didn't feel safe they shouldn't have tried to detain the suspect. That is common sense. You apparently have had some run ins with Tracy PD which causes your negative attitude. No one is perfect ,neither you or me, but try not feeling like you must put everyone down to make youself feel better. Positive attitudes and a smile might help. I doubt you could be a cop or a dispatcher because your moronic attitude would come through.
shelly13
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September 14, 2012
I would like to thank the citizens who stepped up and took care of these losers for the police. I suppose the 8 year old should have held on to them while the adults called? Or I guess they should have done nothing so these guys could continue their rampage and possibly kill someone? They are heroes and the dispatcher should have done better.

You hear many stories of kids who call 911 and saved their grandpa or whomever having a medical emergency. Maybe they called because they heard someone break in the house. You hear it all the time. Obviously our dispatch person needs more training.

DTB1445
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September 14, 2012
Hear Hear to Shelly13 !!

The only way the police can be effective is if they have the support of the community. Negativity towards law enforcement reaks of criminal inclination or resentment.
PuppyDogg
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September 12, 2012
Posted by bestbass "Great job Tracy PD!"

Hey Best, it's taboo to thank TPD for their hard work, dedication and service. According to some of the keyboard warriors that post on here, TPD never does anything except eat and harass good, law abiding citizens.
bestbass
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September 12, 2012
Great job Tracy PD!


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