Police Log: Three armed men rob Verizon store, customers
by TP staff
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A clerk at Verizon reported that three armed men robbed the business at 2722 Naglee Road around 8 p.m. Monday. He said the men took a customer’s wallet, an employee’s cellphone and 67 phones from the store inventory.

He said the robbers were described as one tall and two shorter men, all with thin builds. He said they all wore black masks and forced the workers and a customer into a back room before demanding all the phones kept in a store safe. The gunmen were seen leaving in an SUV.

Tracy police received 1,200 calls for service from March 6 to Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls.


12:54 a.m.: Police arrested a 23-year-old man near Taft Avenue and 10th Street for drug possession and an outstanding warrant for vandalism.

11:30 a.m.: A real estate agent contacted police to report that someone was using Craigslist to try to rent a house that was listed for sale on the 400 block of Allisha Lane

5:30 p.m.: A resident reported a fire in the back of a house on the 100 block of Eaton Avenue. Police found that a mylar balloon had landed on a power line and started the fire.


10:29 a.m.: A woman told police that a man was masturbating in his car while talking to her outside Dollar Tree, 2691 Tracy Blvd. She said he started talking to her from his car while she was getting into her car. He told her to keep talking while he masturbated. She drove away.

11:26 a.m.: A school official at Freiler School, 2421 Lowell Ave., reported that a student had admitted to taking money from a teacher to buy food. The school planned to handle the matter internally and did not ask to have the student prosecuted. Police conducted a welfare check at the child’s house.

11:52 a.m.: A resident reported that someone broke into the community mailbox on the 300 block of Larch Road.

1:13 p.m.: A driver reported that another driver threw a bottle at him, hitting him in the face and knocking out a tooth, near Tracy Boulevard and Lowell Avenue. He said the other driver’s vehicle had slowed down, and when he pulled up alongside to ask what was wrong, the driver threw the bottle.

7:07 p.m.: A resident reported six children setting a fence on fire on the 100 block of Carlton Way. He said they were using hair spray and lighters and putting out the flames with a hose.


7:46 a.m.: A resident on the 2900 block of Lowell Avenue reported that someone created a fake Instagram account using her 16-year-old daughter’s name and photos and wrote that she had sex with 20 guys. Police talked to the parents of three girls who were suspected of being involved, and the account was deactivated. The victim’s mother was informed that no law had been broken but that the incident would be documented. She was advised to tell administrators at the girl’s school about what had happened.

1:05 p.m.: A school official at Villalovoz School, 1550 Cypress Drive, reported that a 10-year-old student went missing after leaving a note on her desk saying that she was going to run away and that no one would miss her. The official wanted help to find the girl. The girl’s parents were notified and her father found her walking home. The girl said she had been bullied at school and was fed up. School employees said they would address the matter Tuesday with the girl and the alleged bullies.

2:29 p.m.: Someone reported two teenage girls fighting in a park near Falcon Court and Polk Street. The caller said a group of boys was watching, all wearing red. The group was gone before police arrived.

2:34 p.m.: A resident reported a dog tied up in front of a house on the 100 block of West Lowell Avenue. He said the dog’s owner had hit the dog a few days earlier.

10:40 p.m.: Police arrested a 51-year-old man for a burglary warrant and two new drug-related charges near Tracy Boulevard and Clover Road.


3:02 a.m.: Police arrested a 28-year-old man for driving under the influence at the intersection of Fine Avenue and Beverly Place.

3:04 a.m.: A woman reported a possible sex crime on the 400 block of Beverly Place. She told police she thought someone had sexually assaulted her with a hand or another object while she was unconscious on the couch at her boyfriend’s house. Police are investigating.

3:53 a.m.: A guest at Extended Stay America, 2526 Pavilion Parkway, reported a naked man walking down a hallway. He was later seen lying on the ground on the second floor. Police talked to the reportedly inebriated man, who was staying at the hotel, and he agreed to go back to his room.

8:13 a.m.: A resident reported community mailboxes broken into near Honeysuckle Court and Larkspur Drive.

6:17 p.m.: Police arrested a 21-year-old man for a drug-related charge after a traffic stop near 11th and Adam streets.

7:02 p.m.: A clerk at Tracy Harbor Fish and Chips, 557 Clover Road, reported that two men tried to pay their bill using a counterfeit $20.


5 a.m.: A woman reported being assaulted by a man who tried to take her purse on the 1600 block of Lincoln Avenue. She said the man had kicked her in the face, but she refused medical assistance. Police are investigating.

11:21 a.m.: Someone reported a group of teenagers harassing a Middle Eastern man walking on the 1800 block of Central Avenue. The caller said the man had flagged him down and then the teens began to hit the caller’s car with their fists. They were gone before police arrived.

2:14 p.m.: A driver reported that someone had shot at her car while she was traveling on Interstate 205 near Tracy. She said she heard something hit the car, and when she pulled over, she found a bullet hole on the driver’s side near the gas cap. She said she didn’t know if the bullet came from another car or the side of the freeway.

8:27 p.m.: A man reported that someone shot at his car and a neighbor’s house near 10th Street and Windeler Avenue. He said the shots might have come from a white Toyota Corolla. Police are investigating.


2:16 p.m.: A resident reported seeing a man take a box off the front porch of a home on the 2300 block of Cypress Drive. He said the man carried the box to a park, opened it and took the contents before leaving on his bicycle. Police are investigating.

March 6

1:41 a.m.: A guest at Motel 6, 3810 Tracy Blvd., reported men stealing catalytic converters in the parking lot. Police checked and were unable to find anyone.

11:19 a.m.: Police are investigating the report of an assault after a driver reported a road rage incident near Tracy Boulevard and Sixth Street. The man said the driver of another car was driving poorly, so he went around it. The caller said the other driver forced his car off the road and attacked him.

6:48 p.m.: A resident of the 1100 block of Windsong Drive reported that he met someone claiming to be a 19-year-old woman online, and when he went to meet her, she was only 13 years old. He said he left, but the girl has been calling him and threatening to spread rumors about him.

8:15 p.m.: A woman reported that a neighbor’s dog had attacked her horse and ripped its eye out on the 1300 block of Berg Road. She said the dog was running loose in a field next to her house and her husband was looking for it with a rifle. They planned to take the horse to a veterinarian. Police advised her to tell her husband not to kill the dog.

• 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. 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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March 18, 2014
That is just some really wierd stuff. Verizon has been ripping people off for years, What's new.

INSTAGRAM:That posting of the kid about having sex like 20 times, That's identity theft and, Yes, It is a crime that police never enforce.

Toothless:Then, As the driver slowed he pulled up to ask what was wrong,Yeah, Sure he did.More like, As he sped up to pull along side to flip the guy off he got instant Karma.

Road rage. Now that's a big waste of time.

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