Police Log: Man tells clerk he shot someone
by TP staff
Sep 25, 2012 | 5109 views | 5 5 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A clerk at a 7-Eleven store reported that a man called and said he just shot and killed someone behind Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road, at 8:33 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. He reportedly told the clerk that he needed a ride.

The clerk told police there was no caller identification to show where the call originated, but she said it sounded like an older man. Police searched the area, but were unable to locate any shooting.

Police sent a teletype to other police departments about the incident.

Tracy police received 727 calls for service Thursday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 23. The following is a sample of those calls.


7 a.m.: Police arrested a 26-year-old man for battery near Grant Line Road and Parker Avenue. A woman had reported several men fighting.

11:06 a.m.: Police were called for a homeless man sleeping in Sister Cities Park, 800 Saddleback Court.

11:23 a.m.: Someone vandalized a window at 3292 W. Grant Line Road.

11:37 a.m.: A woman called to report a man sexually assaulted her in the parking lot of Home Depot, 2461 Naglee Road. She said she was lying inside her car because of a headache and a man came up to her and touched her breasts. She described the man as white, 5-feet-9, with short hair and yellow glasses, wearing blue shirt and plaid pants. She said the incident occurred at 9:30 a.m.

4:03 p.m.: A caller reported someone spray-painting near the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and 11th Street.

4:13 p.m.: A caller reported a spike sticking out of the railroad crossing at 11th Street and Alden Glen Drive. Police contacted railroad officials, who arrived at 6:03 p.m. to make repairs.

5:27 p.m.: A woman said a man threw a rock at her boyfriend’s car and shattered a window outside Covey’s Sports Grill, 2712 Naglee Road. She said the man was last seen running toward Applebee’s.

5:47 p.m.: A restaurant clerk called to report seven customers refused to pay their $80 bill at Black Bear Diner, 2351 Toste Road. Police checked and found they did pay their bill, and one of the customers went to the hospital for an allergic reaction.

6:14 p.m.: A caller reported someone stole his backpack and MP3 player out of his unlocked car at Safeway, 1801 W. 11th St.

6:22 p.m.: A caller reported his bicycle was stolen from McDonald’s, 1820 W. 11th St.

7:17 p.m.: A clerk at McDonald’s, 3430 N. Tracy Blvd., said 10 or so people were fighting inside the restaurant. Police checked and found it was a group coming from a nearby tour bus involved in a heated argument with another group of people.

8:29 p.m.: Police were called to Landmark Place, 201 East Grant Line Road, for a man who purchased an allegedly stolen car off Craigslist. The car was reported stolen out of San Leandro. The car was recovered, and police are investigating.


12:32 a.m.: Police arrested a 21-year-old man for an outstanding warrant following a pedestrian stop at Motel 6, 3810 N. Tracy Blvd. The warrant was for stolen property and damage of private property.

1:53 a.m.: Police received calls for a loud Mariachi band on the 100 block of Smokey Lane. Police found people with loud speakers on Glacier Street and issued a warning.

2:09 a.m.: Police issued a warning to a man for burning pallets in his backyard on the 300 block of South MacArthur Drive. The fire department was also notified about the fire.

2:35 a.m.: One man allegedly urinated on the business doors of Chevron at 3400 N. MacArthur Drive.

8:06 a.m.: Graffiti was found on the gazebo at Lincoln Park, 170 E. Eaton Ave.

8:51 a.m.: Police advised a person with a goat at Lincoln Park, 170 E. Eaton Ave., that goats are not permitted within city limits.

1:51 p.m.: A 1998 Honda Civic was stolen on the 800 block of South Tracy Boulevard.

2:03 p.m.: A car hit a fire hydrant, sending water into the air near Tracy Boulevard and Valpico Road. Police blocked a lane on Tracy Boulevard while the water was shut off. The vehicle was towed.

4:21 p.m.: A man almost hit a wall as he exited the drive-thru at McDonald’s, 3430 N. Tracy Blvd. He reportedly parked in the lot and walked over to the wall and began patting it. He was gone before police arrived.

5:15 p.m.: A caller reported a resident moved out and left behind his dog on the 1400 block of Renown Drive. Animal control left a note for the dog’s owner after seizing the canine.

7:12 p.m.: Police arrested a 22-year-old man for outstanding warrants for driving with a suspended license near Acacia and West streets.

10:02 p.m.: A woman told police someone stole her purse and stereo out of her unlocked car on the 1300 block of Vallerand Road.

10:26 p.m.: Police arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly possessing a dagger following a pedestrian stop near 12th Street and Tracy Boulevard.


2:25 a.m.: A blind dog with no tags was picked up by animal control on the 2700 block of Gomes Court. The dog was described a little bigger than a Chihuahua and black in color.

5:48 a.m.: A caller reported his 1992 Chevrolet G30 van was stolen from the 1200 block of Harding Avenue. Police checked and found the owner’s son had moved the van without his knowledge.

8:22 a.m.: A work truck was reported stolen from Reich’s Pharmacy, 1940 W. Tracy Boulevard.

9:03 a.m.: A caller reported his firearm was missing from a residence on the 500 block of West Eaton Avenue.

9:18 a.m.: A caller reported the theft of tools from the 300 block of Adobe Lane.

9:20 a.m.: Animal control seized a dog that was found at a vacant house on the 1700 block of Stags Leap Court. A caller told police the residents moved out a month ago but that the dog recently showed up again at the house. Animal control reported the dog appeared to be in poor health and starving.

12:57 p.m.: Police arrested a 21-year-old man for an outstanding warrant following a pedestrian stop at Hoyt Park, 234 Dale Odell Drive. No information was provided about the warrant.

3:13 p.m.: A caller reported children living on the 2300 block of Ogden Sannazor Drive keep bringing shopping carts into the neighborhood. Police talked to their parents, who said they would take care of the problem.

3:14 p.m.: A caller reported a fight with 20 people in Lincoln Park, 170 E. Eaton Ave. Police checked and everyone in the park was leaving the area. A caller reported at 3:21 p.m. that there were still 50 to 75 teens in the park, but police checked and reported it was football and soccer players who were expected to leave shortly. At 4:17 p.m., a hospital official reported an assault victim in the emergency room with facial injuries from an alleged incident that occurred at Lincoln Park earlier. The caller said no further police action was needed, but that a report was necessary because the victim sustained a head injury.

9:20 p.m.: Police arrested a 19-year-old at West High School, 1775 W. Lowell Ave., following a pedestrian stop. The teen was arrested for an outstanding robbery warrant.

10:58 p.m.: A woman reported someone broke into her SUV at Texas Roadhouse, 2422 Naglee Road. She said her husband was a probation officer and his badge and other items were missing.

11:50 p.m.: A caller found a chair next to his bedroom window and the window screen off on the 2300 block of Carol Ann Drive. He said it didn’t appear that anyone got inside the house.


11 a.m.: Officers arrested a juvenile at Stein High School, 650 W. 10th St., after two students got into a verbal argument that allegedly escalated into a physical fight. One of the teens was taken to Juvenile Hall in French Camp, but the charges were not released.

11:22 a.m.: A woman told police she received a scam call on the 1300 block of Rusher Street. She said the man on the phone told her she won $3.5 million and a car, but that he needed her debit card number to charge $500 for insurance on the car. She refused to give him any information and she told him to stop calling her. Police found the return phone number the alleged scammer provided the woman was not capable of receiving calls.

12:08 p.m.: A woman on the 400 block of Palm Circle told police someone stole $4,041 from her bank account.

1:36 p.m.: A caller reported a man went into Tracy Convalescent, 545 W. Beverly Place, on Sept. 18 and masturbated near the bathroom area, exposing himself to a resident. The incident is under investigation.

1:24 p.m.: A caller reported his son found marijuana plants in a garage on the 2600 block of Castle Creek Court. Police investigated to make sure the drug was in compliance with medical marijuana laws.

4:41 p.m.: A man called to report his son was attacked by teens while he was walking home from school near Byron and Lammers roads. The man said the teens told his son that he was a fake gangster, and gave him a bloody nose. Police are investigating.

10:18 p.m.: Police arrested a 31-year-old man for an alleged vehicle theft after he allegedly led police on a vehicle chase that ended in a crash near 12th Street and Tracy Boulevard. Police reported seeing a car running a stop sign as it was traveling south on Tracy Boulevard. As police tried to stop the car, the driver fled west on Beechnut Avenue to Sequoia Boulevard, where the car crashed. A man was seen running from the car and going north near the 99 Cent Store. He was booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

• 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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September 25, 2012
1:36 p.m.: A caller reported a man went into Tracy Convalescent, 545 W. Beverly Place, on Sept. 18 and masturbated near the bathroom area, exposing himself to a resident. The incident is under investigation.

If this happened at a strip club then no explanation would be needed. But at a retirement home??? This guy really has some issues.

September 25, 2012
11:50 p.m.: A caller found a chair next to his bedroom window and the window screen off on the 2300 block of Carol Ann Drive. He said it didn’t appear that anyone got inside the house.
September 25, 2012
Luckily since this invasion of property originated from the whisperings of Chairman Mao.
September 26, 2012
What the heck does Mao have to do with it? Your ignorant!

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