Police Log: Man finds himself in hot situation
by TP staff
Nov 01, 2012 | 3469 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A woman told police she saw a man jump out of a car with his clothing on fire at 12:14 a.m. on the 1900 block of West 11th Street. She said he threw off his clothes, stomped out the fire and told her to not call the police before he drove away. She took a picture of the car, but police were unable to find it.

Tracy police received 171 calls for service Wednesday, Oct. 31. The following is a sampling of those calls.

8:37 a.m.: Police talked to a boy in the office of South/West Park Elementary School who allegedly admitted that he and another boy broke five windows at the school during the past weekend.

9:47 a.m.: A woman said someone broke into her car outside Eaton Terrace Apartments at 225 W. Eaton Ave.

11:58 a.m.: Police arrested a 15-year-old boy for aggravated assault at West High School at 1775 W. Lowell Ave.

1:40 p.m.: A man was reportedly seen dumping items into a dumpster at Auto Zone, 1122 W. 11th St. The man’s truck had the slogan “We will haul anything” on the side. The truck was gone before police arrived.

3:23 p.m.: Police arrested a 29-year-old woman on the 400 block of Helen Avenue for an outstanding burglary warrant.

5:21 p.m.: A woman flagged down an officer so her son could pose for a picture next to the car near Buthmann Avenue and Grant Line Road. The boy was dressed as a SWAT officer for Halloween.

5:51 p.m.: Police are looking for a 16-year-old runaway girl who has been missing fromher home on the 1900 block of Norte Dame Court. The girl’s mother told police her daughter was involved in human trafficking and had been living on the streets of Oakland recently.

8:12 p.m.: Police arrested an 18-year-old man for suspicion of drunken driving after he had an accident with another car near Corral Hollow Road and Kagehiro Drive. The other driver called police after she was reportedly sideswiped and the 18-year-old’s car went over a curb and into a tree.

9:11 p.m.: A group of 10 teens were seen trying to put candy into vehicle gas tanks and breaking pumpkins near Calamity Lane and Riverview Avenue. Police were unable to locate them.

• 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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