Police Log: Milk smashing at Save Mart
by TP staff
Mar 04, 2013 | 7601 views | 17 17 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Teenage boys were seen smashing gallon-sized milk containers on the floor by a Save Mart employee, who said the teens recorded the incident on video.

The employee, who called police at 12:29 p.m. Friday, March 1, said the incident happened Feb. 23 at the 875 S. Tracy Blvd. store. He added one of the boys involved might be a Tracy High School student.

An officer contacted two boys suspected of participating and warned them that they were not welcome back at that Save Mart.

Tracy police received 405 calls for service Friday, March 1, to Sunday, March 3. The following is a sample of those reports.



Sunday

1:48 a.m.: Police arrested a 34-year-old man at Rusty’s, 320 W. Grant Line Road, for allegedly providing false identification.

1:39 p.m.: A caller said that people in a house on Holly Drive near Foster’s Freeze, 2326 Holly Drive, pulled out guns when served with custody papers. Police detained four people, including one person who tried to run away and dropped an Airsoft cartridge on the ground. No arrests were made.



Saturday

12:02 a.m.: A man was reportedly banging on the front door of a home on the 2900 block of Gomes Drive. He also allegedly hit the window of an SUV with a brick. Police arrested a 21-year-old man, but it’s not clear on what charges.

2:05 a.m.: Police stopped a 27-year-old man near Glenbriar Drive and Quail Run Circle and made an arrest for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

4:37 a.m.: A Toyota R av4 rolled over on Valpico Road near Lakeview Drive, and one person was arrested on unspecified charges. At least one person was transported to a local hospital, according to the police log. The road was blocked off for several hours.

6:41 p.m.: Graffiti was reported on the Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

11:25 p.m.: A 20-year-old man was arrested in western Tracy for domestic battery. A fight between 10 or so people was also reported in the area.



Friday

6:33 p.m.: The resident of a house on the 500 block of Rockingham Way returned home to discover the house was ransacked, and electronics, jewelry, money, checks and a Social Security card were missing.

11:18 p.m.: Police arrested an 18-year-old at McDonald’s, 1820 W. 11th St., and he was booked into county jail on charges of driving without a license and receiving stolen property.

• 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. All those arrested are assumed innocent until proven guilty, and charges may have been dropped or added as of publication. To report information anonymously about a crime: Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.

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fortheunderdog
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March 07, 2013
For Firedupmama,

The stunt that group of boys did is an arrestable offense. The 2 that stayed were probably recognized by store employees and thought better of leaving. The 2 contacted by police should have been arrested rather than warned. They're probably all laughing it up good over their stunt. You say they had to endure consequences from their parents, and I hope you're correct, but I would rather have their parents drag their butts back to Save Mart and apologize in person.
ChrisRoberts
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March 06, 2013
Okay those milk smashing videos on youtube are not even funny.

The guy who hides in the bushes and scares tourists on Fisherman's warf in SF is more funny than those.

Downtown James Brown, in Sacramento, is more funny than this.

I mean I am not a Comedy snob, far from it, I can enjoy the likes of say, Jeff Foxworthy. But I really just do not see the comedic value in any of this.
doors17
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March 06, 2013
I didn’t think they were funny either Chris. I just had to look to find out what it was all about. I don’t get it. Who thought of this which inspires others to do the same? Oh well, if those that do find it funny and get caught then they’ll most likely not find it as hilarious if they have to pay any consequences for their idea of comedy. Feel free to do it in your own home. I’m sure their parents will understand and see the humor in it.
shelly13
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March 05, 2013
First of all I will say that I do not condone what they did. It is wrong and they should/will be punished.

I do not know these kids but if this is the worst they ever do, they/we will be just fine.

For those who have to turn everything into politics and disrespect the leader of our country (whether you like him or not) you are showing no better morals.
backinblack
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March 05, 2013
Gee, what a surprise. When a criminal act is carried out especially by kids, the apologists always show up, but he's a good boy, yea, whatever.

lifeasweknowit wrote: "I guess you have never made a bad decision in your entire life.. Unfortunately most people are not so perfect."

You guess wrong. I like everyone else make mistakes and have not reached perfection. However, unlike the kiddies involved in this criminal act I nor anyone I've know in my 51 years has ever engaged in an act of vandalism. Let's be clear, you and others can call it a stunt, prank, or use to term taggers but it's vandalism and those perpetrating such acts are vandals.

Firedupmama claims two vandals or at least accessories to the crime are 4.0 students, oh really? The Newtown and Aurora murderers were both supposedly high up on the intelligence meter, so what's your point? I'm by no means comparing vandals to murderers but a GPA is a lousy defense.

By the way, you might want to check things like the pathetic average college level civics exam scores, or the percentage of teenage kids who can't name the country from whom we declared independence. Excuse me if I'm not impressed with a 4.0 these days.
backinblack
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March 05, 2013
LolFunny2 wrote: "People do these things that are on youtube."

You're kidding, right?

If kids see murderous fanatics decapitating people on YouTube does that mean it's ok for them to follow suit? Did you ever hear the old saying about jumping off a bridge? Probably not. Dum dee dum dum, well Mr. Officer or Judge, I saw it on YouTube so what's the big deal.

As for the rest of your comments, please do us all a favor and never have children. Let's see how funny you think it is if someone came to your home and vandalized your property.

Thanks for showing the attitude which is helping to lead our society down the path of regression. I blame at least in part on a failed education system, texting, YouTube, and yes, Facebook. Oh. yea, throw in reality TV especially any show with housewifes or shore in the title.

One more thing, according to the article the vandals are teenagers. Maybe the cute little words like prank or stunt could be used if the kiddies were in second grade but definitely not here.
LolFunny2
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March 04, 2013
People are killjoys know a days, it was a funny simple prank thay im shure if the kids had to pay for the milk they would have, it takes 5 minutes to clean up and if i was a savemart employee i would be lmao #killjoy #peopletheseday #have #a #sense #of #humor

Sincerely: Obama the 2nd
victor_jm
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March 05, 2013
You are a juvenile. Is there an intellectual reason for using "Obama" as your signature?

You are amused by smashed milk containers? Boy, your hemispheres must be severed.
LoLfunny
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March 04, 2013
Ive heard of this act. Although it isnt necessary, it isnt that big of a deal. People do these things that are on youtube. I think these kids didnt do anything that bad, therefore i think they shouldnt be in too much trouble from their humorous act.

Sincerely, Obama
Johnnyc85
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March 04, 2013
"Teenage boys were seen smashing gallon-sized milk containers on the floor by a Save Mart employee, who said the teens recorded the incident on video."

Derp. Future liberal democrats most likely.
doors17
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March 04, 2013
This must be something new, I never heard of milk smashing until I read about it here. I went to youtube and sure enough they have plenty of examples in case you're interested.

I guess this is a new fad. When I was in high school 40 years ago our fad was streaking. Kids,if you don't know what that is you'll have to ask your grandparents, You won't believe it.
Firedupmama
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March 04, 2013
Are you kidding me! You two people are ignorant idiots! Those 2 scumbags and miscreants you are speaking of are 4.0 athletes that didn't flee the scene, like the other 10 kids with them. They stayed and took the consequences for their prank, one that good ol savemart took 6 days to do anything about. Thats a lesson in itself. Their parents that "aren't watching their damn kids" made the mistake of trusting another parent to watch their kids. You have no idea the consequences that these kids have endured from their parents! Just for the record, I would be surprised if one of these boys in particular isn't the president taking care of your ignorant ass someday. Btw it was a Saturday genius no school,,
Johnnyc85
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March 04, 2013
You are saying these two chumps both have a grade average of 4.0? Perhaps the Tracy Unified school district needs to raise the bar. We need higher standards. What is the point of a diploma if they just hand them out to every monkey who attends school?
backinblack
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March 04, 2013
So, the little miscreants were warned they are not welome back at the store they vandalized, this is a great example of why we are regressing as a society.

Here's how it should work, post pictures of the miscreants and their wonderful parents at every market in Tracy so the rest of us know who they are and can keep an eye out for what I'm sure are future dasdardly deeds. Ban the miscreants and their parents from all Tracy markets.

Make the miscreants and their parents serve community hours getting down on hands & knees scrubbing the floors of every market in Tracy for a month or so.

Find some concerned citizen volunteers who are tired of this kind of bull and with a peace officer overseeing the action, go to the home of the miscreants and start breaking everything in sight. Notify the parents insurance company so they cannot get away with making a claim.

Oh yea, record the event on video and post it on the internet for all to see what happens when you have lousy parents who raise miscreants.

Wishful thinking? Of course, but wouldn't it be nice?
billfromtracy
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March 04, 2013
Milk Smashing? Ya, that's an internet prank that's been going around for a few weeks.


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