Police Log: Ball of curses thrown at home
by TP staff
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Someone allegedly threw a ball covered in handwritten expletives and possibly doused in gasoline at the residence of a maintenance worker at the mobile home park at 2929 N. MacArthur Drive at 9:31 a.m. Saturday.

A woman who lives there said a man had called and said he was watching her and knew her husband had left for work.

The incident is under investigation. Police suspect that someone being evicted from the complex was responsible.

Tracy police received 1,276 calls for service from March 20 through Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls.

Wednesday


8:40 a.m.: A woman asked to speak to an officer about two bullies who harass her son at Poet Christian School, 1701 S. Central Ave. She said she felt the principal wasn’t taking the matter seriously. Officers talked with the parents of the two boys who were allegedly bullying the woman’s son, and she was directed to call again if the bullying continued.

Noon: A security officer reported that two loose Jack Russell terriers attacked and killed a duck at Hidden Lakes Clubhouse, 1355 Eastlake Circle. He said he barricaded himself in the security office for protection. Animal control officers chased the dogs back to their home and left a note on the door.

2:08 p.m.: Police were asked to check on a woman who left Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd., with an IV still in her arm. She was reportedly there for a blood transfusion. Police talked to the woman’s roommate, who said she went home, said she didn’t want to stay at the hospital any longer and then left again. The roommate was advised to call police when the woman returned.

Tuesday

1:12 a.m.: Four men wearing ski masks allegedly surrounded a man’s car in a parking lot on the 300 block of Larch Road, apparently with the intention of robbing him. The man said he followed the car carrying the other men to the Mossdale exit on Interstate 5, where he lost it.

8:12 a.m.: A rape was reported at West High School, 1775 W. Lowell Ave., but no details were provided.

11:39 p.m.: Animal control officers took a group of baby possums to the animal shelter after their mother was attacked by a dog on the 1400 block of Fairhaven Court.

Monday

10:03 a.m.: A man reported that someone went into his storage unit and stole a safe and jewelry at Public Storage, 1615 W. 11th St.

1:40 p.m.: A clerk at Cornerstone Equipment, 1050 E. Grant Line Road, reported that someone went into a fenced-off area and vandalized several vehicles. Police are investigating.

4:01 p.m.: A caller reported that a neighbor’s 8-year-old child refused to stop writing in crayon on the sidewalk in front of the caller’s house on the 2400 block of Ponte Mira Way.

7:53 p.m.: A resident reported that a neighbor was standing naked in his backyard in the presence of a 9-year-old and a 12-year-old on the 500 block of Ballico Drive. The caller confronted the naked neighbor, who went back into his house. It was unclear which yard the children were in at the time.

Sunday

3:29 a.m.: Police received a few calls about a large crowd fighting on the 2400 block of Lighthouse Circle. One caller said it was likely from a party breaking up and another said the group was scattering.

11:45 a.m.: A customer allegedly caused a problem at Fosters Freeze, 28 E. Grant Line Road, after he paid with a counterfeit $10 bill and a clerk refused to give him his order. Police found that the man was wanted for using a false identity. When they approached him, officers found a California Highway Patrol badge in his car. He was cited for the warrant and released.

4:39 p.m.: A resident complained about a loud rooster crowing on the 1600 block of Duncan Drive. Animal control officers said they would look into it the next day because they were dealing with a cow in a canal on the 5100 block of South Lammers Road. The property owner there said the animal was alive, but she was unable to reach it. Tracy firefighters were called to help and the animal was eventually rescued.

Saturday

12:37 p.m.: A woman reported after her 15-year-old foster daughter was recently arrested for taking a large sum of money from her, she found several pornographic photos on the teen’s cell phone. She said she was going through the girl’s phone and discovered the 15-year-old had sex with a 19-year-old neighbor, and found several pornographic photos of the girl sent to adults with promises of cash. Police did not disclose the woman’s address.

6:36 p.m.: Police are investigating a cache of guns discovered by a homeowner after her nephew was kicked out of her house on the 1200 block of Coolidge Avenue. She said she found a false wall concealing a box of guns and other items while she was cleaning.

Friday

4:10 p.m.: Police are investigating a possible violation of a court order after a man reported that someone had put a recording device under his car dashboard. He suspected his wife, with whom he has a divorce pending, put the device in his car. The man said workers found the device when he took his car to Tracy Chevrolet, 3400 Auto Plaza Way, for service.

5:13 p.m.: A store clerk reported two teenage boys trying to set fire to a mattress behind Walgreens, 1830 W. 11th St. The boys allegedly had a lighter, and the witness reported seeing a branch on fire. Firefighters were called and extinguished the branch. No arrests were reported.

Thursday

1:42 a.m.: Someone from Blue Moon, 2306 East St., reported getting a call stating that there were people behind his business trying to get inside. According to the police officer who checked the area, it appeared someone had cut the wires on a control panel. Tracy firefighters were asked to take a ladder to the business and check the roof.

1:45 p.m.: A student at Kimball High School, 3200 Jaguar Run, reported bullying on a social media site. Police found no criminal threats. The student who was responsible was told to leave the other student alone.

• 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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Wobbley
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April 03, 2014
11:45 a.m.: A customer allegedly caused a problem at Fosters Freeze, 28 E. Grant Line Road, after he paid with a counterfeit $10 bill and a clerk refused to give him his order. Police found that the man was wanted for using a false identity. When they approached him, officers found a California Highway Patrol badge in his car. He was cited for the warrant and released.

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How many felonies does it take to be arrested in this town?????? You'd think two and a prior would be enough. Assuming the CHP gave him the badge and he didn't steal that too.

reading56
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March 29, 2014
The principal at Poet Christian has never taken bullying serious. He does care at all. I took my kid out of that school because of that!! He has his little click and they are all that matters in that school. He is unfair and will not help at all in less you are in his little parent click!!!!!!
Sarasmith221
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March 31, 2014
Our son was bullied in 2013. The situation was handled horribly by the Principal from the beginning. The police and the Tracy Unified School district were involved. I am surprised the principal still has a job after all of the lies he told that he could not back himself out of so he hung up on me. As a parent you know that bullying happens (sad but true) It is a very serious problem. It makes it very difficult when the person in charge does not do there job and does not take the bullying seriously. More difficult when the person in charge is not honest.
CarpenterNewton
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March 28, 2014
"A security officer reported that two loose Jack Russell terriers attacked and killed a duck at Hidden Lakes Clubhouse, 1355 Eastlake Circle. He said he barricaded himself in the security office for protection."

That is some hard core security!
klv
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March 30, 2014


While steady at his post, ever vigilant, our hero huddles himself behind an array of office furniture adjacent to the communal commode.

Now only solitude and looming darkness lay ahead.

Fearing this may be his last transcript, he tweets...

Hashtag#awaitingtheduckrevolution/amostfowlending/

Wobbley
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April 03, 2014
Security's job is to observe and report, not fall on the sword.


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