Police Log: Raffle sale arouses suspicion
by TP staff
Apr 02, 2013 | 5827 views | 4 4 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A resident became suspicious of raffle tickets being sold on her block Monday, April 1, because the tickets appeared fake.

The resident — who lives on the 2400 block of Dorset Lane — was allegedly solicited around 9:40 a.m. by an employee who identified with Correia Realty to buy raffle tickets for a giveaway sponsored by the company.

She refused to purchase the tickets because there was no raffle date posted on the ticket. The person was selling the tickets door to door.

The resident called the city of Tracy and found that the company, which lists its address as 21492 Naglee Road, doesn’t have a business license in the city.

The police log listed the company’s phone number as 836-2000. A call to that number on Tuesday, April 2, went to a recorded voicemail. A Google maps search showed the address was in a field just north of Auto Plaza Drive.

Tracy police received 156 calls on Monday, April 1. The following is a sample of those reports.

7:42 a.m.: A man allegedly used a crowbar to smash the window of a tan-colored Jeep that was parked on the 1400 block of Cypress Drive. Police were unable to locate the man, who was reportedly wearing a dark-colored jacket and pair of pants with a dark-colored beanie.

12:15 p.m.: Residents on the 700 block of Scarlett Place reported hearing yelling and a slapping noise outside. When they looked out the window, a man was allegedly standing over a woman, who was on the ground. Police spoke with the woman, who said nothing happened and thanked the officers for checking on her. The man couldn’t be located.

4:58 p.m.: An 18-year-old woman was arrested in the area of Golden Leaf Lane and Edgewood Court on an outstanding warrant for burglary and forgery. The log indicates that the officer recognized the woman and arrested her.

6:40 p.m.: Officers arrested a 40-year-old woman who was allegedly trying to cash fraudulent checks at Maxsaver Liquor, 1162 N. Tracy Blvd.

• 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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April 02, 2013
They are not trying to sell anything. They are casing the neighborhood to see is home and who is not, for future home burglaries.
April 03, 2013
Chris, I had the idea they were casing too. In my neighborhood they mark your side walk with chalk, a number or a letter. I dont know what for but i think it's for if your home or not during the day. I wipe it off as soon as I see it.
April 04, 2013
we have too many people trying to sell you something they hit my street to often I don't know if it is because we are closes to 205 or not.I had one just 2 weeks ago going door to door he was skipping the ones that have alarm signs out front I called the police. alot of the people that want to case your home there have kids come to your door to sell they leave something on your door and if you don't take it they can see that your not home. I don't know what the solution is but maybe the city can come up with a city ordiance to stop this. Bottom line if I see Anyone selling in my neighborhood I will Call the Police!

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