Police seek help in daytime burglary spree
by TP staff
Mar 08, 2013 | 7760 views | 10 10 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Police are trying to identify men who they believe are responsible for several daytime burglaries in Tracy.

The burglaries — involving at least six residences — occurred Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7, according to a Thursday night press release from Sgt. David Sasser of the Tracy Police Department.

Officers responded to calls at homes on the 2900 block of Reyes Lane, the 800 block of Windsong Drive, the 400 block of Arezzo Way, the 1300 block of Merced Way and the 1900 block of Pheasant Run Court, the release states.

Witnesses told police that two to four men were seen knocking on the front doors of burglarized homes.

Police believe the men are knocking to determine if anyone is home, and then forcing open the front door if the residence is vacant.

They are described as black men who are 20 to 30 years old wearing blue beanie-style hats, the release states. The men were seen driving a blue- or teal-colored four-door sedan that could be an early 2000s model Honda or Saturn.

Anyone with information about these burglaries should contact Sasser at 831-4550.

An anonymous crime tip can be left by calling 831-4847, texting "TIPTPD" plus your message to 274637 or submitting a tip online at www.tipsubmit.com.

• Contact Joel Danoy at 835-3030 or jdanoy@tracypress.com.

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backinblack
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March 11, 2013
"And Curfews do not belong in a free society."

But feeling the need to bear arms to protect oneself, family, and property from the likes of the burglars in this story does?

I don't have any emperical data to back this up but I bet I'm correct in saying most people in this country who own guns do not possess them to protect against a foreign enemy or tyranical government, they own them for protection from criminals. If I end up buying a gun it sure as hell is not going to be for anything other than the latter.

Should people in a truly free society also need to worry about leaving their gargage door opener in a vehicle parked outside for the night, look over their shoulder while walking at night or in these times during the day, look over their shoulder when walking to their car in a dimly lit parking lot, worry about getting robbed when walking out of a store with new electronics, or opening their front door unless someone they know is knocking?

Admittedly solving the crime issue involves much more than some quick stop gap measures like profiling or curfews as we are a society in regression - technologically advanced but morally deficient, but what's your ideas for now?
backinblack
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March 10, 2013
princes, Do I really have to clearify I was speaking in general terms in regards to curbing crime in our city? C'mon, daytime curfews? This is not Nazi Germany, however, we need to quit believing the status quo is acceptable when it comes to crime in our city and society.

When you wrote: "Get guns, get ammo and get ready."

Did you mean specifically for the 2 - 4 miscreants

in this story? I sure as heck didn't think so, I figured you were talking in general so why don't you try the same level of comprehension?

Believe me, I've read and studied not only our Constitution but our entire history in great length so I am fully aware of the arguments against profiling and curfews. I still maintain something more needs to be done to be pro-active rather than reactive to the crime problem. I for one am not paranoid of police the way many people seem to be. Years ago in Fremont I was profiled by Fremont PD and you know what? No big deal. I understood the problem they were trying to address. Although a reputable business owner at the time who actually gave to police & fire fighter charities, I knew I fit the look of who FPD was going after.

Have you been profiled?

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backinblack
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March 10, 2013
Unless you don't pay attention crime is a problem and what we are doing is not working. Rather than having professionals try something like curfews or profiling would you prefer vigilantism? Do you prefer waiting until the criminals are at your door?

Look, let's take the sham which is supposedly airport security. The world knows who presents the greatest threat of committing a terrorist act, we know what this group looks like, why not focus on them rather than little old ladies or children? Granted one of the last two groups could be strapped with explosives but way not go with the percentages?

I'm sure you will not see my side, and I'm sure many others will feel the same but what's your solution or idea? Is it simply buy a gun, get ammo, and get ready as you first opined? I hope not.

princesaportuguese
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March 10, 2013
Yes I was talking about the 4 burglars. And Curfews do not belong in a free society.
backinblack
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March 09, 2013
Time to stop listening to the PC crowd, time to set, if not already in place, and enforce curfews, time for law enforcement to start profiling, time to start doing sweeps, and although I have never owned a gun, it just might be time to get armed.

Hopefully these POS's will bust in on someone who's home and armed, bang, bang, bang, bang, four less punks on the streets, and hopefully with good aim four less mouths to feed in prison.
princesaportuguese
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March 10, 2013
Enforce curfews? This is DAYTIME burglaries! Are we not supposed to go out in the day now? Curfews don't belong in the land of the free. The PC crowd would love for you to be enslaved further with curfews. No thanks.
victor_jm
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March 11, 2013
Princesaportuguese,

What is this mythical "free society" you reference? Freedom is contingent. The contingencies of freedom change.
108MW
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March 09, 2013
Done. That goes without being said.
108MW
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March 08, 2013
Holy cow. This is a frightening crime spree. This town is too close to Stockton. Two doors down from us in what used to be a nice neighborhood, a girl was pummeled in her own home by 3 thugs. Get home surveillance cameras, motion detector lights and security screen doors.

princesaportuguese
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March 09, 2013
Get guns, get ammo and get ready.


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