Police Log: Dog dragged behind truck, owner flees with children
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A resident reported seeing a dog being dragged by a truck after the truck’s driver picked up a woman and children accompanying the animal at 7:42 p.m. Wednesday near Schulte Road and Lauriana Lane. He said that when the truck stopped, the woman and children jumped out and ran. The dog was severely injured, and the caller said the woman ran off with the dog’s collar and leash into a nearby field. Police talked to the truck driver, and he told them he was asked by someone outside his house to pick up the woman and children. He said he was told to take them to a safe place. He said the woman said she was fleeing Child Protective Services. Police were unable to find the woman and children.

Tracy police received 1,365 calls for service Jan. 29 through Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls.

Wednesday

7:19 p.m.: An official at Pacific Gas & Electric Co. reported that someone broke into the business and stole a company vehicle at 502 Grant Line Road. He said the vehicle was a Ford F-250.

9:48 p.m.: A resident said his son was attacked by four boys who tried to rob him near Fourth and West streets. He said the boys told him to empty his pockets and hit him in the back of the head when he tried to run away.

Tuesday

1:29 p.m.: A resident said a man contacted him and told him his grandfather had died and left him two bags of money. He said the man demanded to know he had money in the bank, so he withdrew $8,000 and gave it to the man, who then left, saying he was going to South Africa and needed to donate the money to the homeless and the church.

Monday

8:12 a.m.: A woman reported a buzzard on her front porch on the 1200 block of Wall Street. She said the bird had been there since the previous day and kept hissing at her.

3:30 p.m.: Police issued a warning to some children after a resident on the 1200 block of Nutcracker Court reported a neighbor threw marshmallows at his house.

Sunday

12:28 a.m.: A resident reported hearing four gunshots on the 2100 block of Cabana Lane. Police found that the sounds were likely dry ice explosions.

9:57 a.m.: A resident reported that someone broke into a community mailbox on the 200 block of Basque Drive. Break-ins to community mailbox were also reported on the 1200 block of Tulloch Drive and the area of Basque and Dominique drives.

Saturday

6:47 p.m.: An official of the Islamic Society of Tracy reported that someone broke into a building on the 300 block of North Corral Hollow Road and took some items.

12:10 p.m.: A resident reported receiving annoying phone calls on the 200 block of Golden Gate Drive from a blocked phone number. He said the calls were from a man and woman having intercourse and the woman sounded like his ex-girlfriend. He said the couple also mentioned his daughter’s name. Police checked and found that no crime had been committed.

Friday

7:38 a.m.: Someone reported a black chicken running loose near Pacheco Drive and Mount Eden Circle. An animal control officer said noted that the department does not respond to stray chicken calls and advised the caller that the owners would be contacted if they could be found.

12:09 p.m.: A man reported that he was scammed out of $8,000 by two men he gave rides. He said the first man approached him at Costco and asked for a ride to a temple on Grant Line Road. He said he drove the man there and picked up another man. They asked him to give a donation to the church, he said, so he went to a local bank and withdrew money. The two men were described as black, 40 to 45 years old, wearing a blue suit and a brown suit.

Jan. 29

9:40 a.m.: Police were called to Central School, 1370 Parker Ave., for a 10-year-old student with a weapon. School officials reported taking the unidentified weapon from the child.

7:47 p.m.: Police were called to an accident involving a cow and two vehicles. One of the drivers said he hit the cow and then another vehicle hit his SUV. Police tried to identify who owned the cow after it was removed from the roadway.

•This column includes a sample of items as reported in the Tracy Police Department dispatcher’s daily log. 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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Wobbley
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February 19, 2014
Two men tricked out of exactly $8,000 in the same week? I'm betting it's an insurance scam.


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