Police Log: Chase through Tracy cut off
by TP staff
Mar 07, 2013 | 6332 views | 8 8 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Tracy police officer takes a report on Valpico Road for a vehicle that was a struck by another car being chased by police on Tracy Boulevard on Wednesday, March 6.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
A Tracy police officer takes a report on Valpico Road for a vehicle that was a struck by another car being chased by police on Tracy Boulevard on Wednesday, March 6. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Debris sits in the southbound lane of Tracy Boulevard just north of the Valpico Road intersection where a car being chased by Tracy police struck another vehicle and then a tree that on Wednesday, March 6.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
Debris sits in the southbound lane of Tracy Boulevard just north of the Valpico Road intersection where a car being chased by Tracy police struck another vehicle and then a tree that on Wednesday, March 6. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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A driver led police on a chase that reached speeds of 90 mph on city streets and went the wrong way on Tracy Boulevard the afternoon of Wednesday, March 6.

The pursuit started at 4:45 p.m. on Sixth Street, where officers tried to stop the vehicle — described as a two-door black Ford Mustang — for unknown reasons.

The driver began traveling east on 11th Street before turning south on Tracy Boulevard, where speeds reached 70 mph near the intersection of Schulte Road, according to the log.

Speeds reached 80 mph near Whispering Wind Lane, just prior to the driver making a U-turn and traveling north in the southbound lanes of Tracy Boulevard.

According to the log, officers stopped their pursuit on Tracy Boulevard when speeds reached 90 mph with moderate traffic conditions.

Several trees were damaged in the area of Tracy Boulevard and Valpico Road, and another vehicle sustained minor damage when it crashed as a result of the chase. No injuries were reported.

Tracy police received 145 calls for service Wednesday, March 6. The following is a sample of those reports.

9:03 a.m.: Officers arrested a 28-year-old man in a room at the Royal Motel, 1201 W. 11th St., for unknown reasons.

10:53 a.m.: A student at Monte Vista Middle School, 751 W. Lowell Ave., was cited and released for possession of marijuana. The student was released to the custody of a parent.

• 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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MrSycamore
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March 10, 2013
Don't mess with TPD! Yeah! Great Job!
shelly13
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March 08, 2013
Guess I should have read more thoroughly! LOL thanks puppy.

Also good to know he was caught. Why did they not report that in the paper. The whole SWAT thing was on the news too.
jonpaul
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March 08, 2013
For the record....TPD did catch the driver....that is what the incident was at Oak Court and Hickory. The POS decided to drive home and hide in the attic...until the fine Tracy Police K9 drug him out!

GOOD JOB TPD!
shelly13
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March 07, 2013
Yeah the SWAT thing made the TV but not the paper? Also they stopped the chase at Whispering Wind. They could have gone down Tracy blvd passed Linne where there are hardly any people and took him out. Of course he may have run through Linne and hit someone at that intersection. Hmmm. Wish they could have caught the dirt bag! They should be able to launch some sort of projectile or netting at a car during a chase. Yeah I'm going to invent that:)
PuppyDogg
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March 07, 2013
shell13 wrote: "They could have gone down Tracy blvd passed Linne where there are hardly any people and took him out."

@ shelly13, the article says: "Speeds reached 80 mph near Whispering Wind Lane, just prior to the driver making a U-turn and traveling north in the southbound lanes of Tracy Boulevard."

They didn't make it to Linne Road. Looks like a u-turn just before the Ace Depot then, they headed back towards Valpico.

Good wishes though.
EllieS
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March 12, 2013
You suggest where the chase should have gone. Seriously? You think the police can control where a loser fleeing from them goes? How exactly that is supposed to happen?

If you don't walk in someones' shoes, then stop talking like you know what it's like!
ChrisRoberts
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March 07, 2013
Was walking to the house from getting coffee when this went down.

Tons of children, families, and elderly walking about during that time of day. A miracle that no body got killed.
RoscoeRules
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March 07, 2013
Nothing on the SWAT standoff on Hickory on Wednesday night 3/6?


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