Police Log: Man stabs self in stomach at McDonald’s inside Wal-Mart
by TP staff
May 16, 2014 | 12654 views | 2 2 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Police responded to a call at 1:27 p.m. Saturday for a 42-year-old man who had stabbed himself in the stomach with a knife inside Wal-Mart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road. The man was reportedly talking to his wife at the time of the incident inside the McDonald’s restaurant in the store. He was taken by an ambulance to San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp.

Tracy police received 1,208 calls for service from May 8 to Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls as they were documented in real time.


10:50 a.m.: A clerk at Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 375 E. 10th St., reported three senior citizens involved in a fight. Police checked and found that one person had punched another in the face. The aggressor reportedly had dementia and was taken home by his daughter. No charges were filed, but those involved were suspended from the center for two weeks.

4:45 p.m.: A resident reported that a neighbor saw two men drive up to her car in her driveway, open her car doors and rummage through the vehicle on the 2400 block of Marie Antoinette Lane. She said nothing was missing.

4:56 p.m.: A store clerk reported that someone shot at the windows of Speedee Oil Change, 711 W. Grant Line Road, with a BB gun. He said he had found a pellet and had video of the incident.

8:39 p.m.: A resident of the 100 block of Tennis Lane reported that someone broke into his house.


9:28 a.m.: A clerk at McDonald’s, 3430 N. Tracy Blvd., reported receiving several counterfeit $20 bills, most recently on Monday night. Police were planning to review the restaurant’s security video.

10:01 a.m.: A woman reported that her son heard rumors at Kimball High School, 3200 Jaguar Run, that a large fight was going to take place at the sports complex after school. She refused to provide her son’s name for fear of retaliation. Police spoke with several students who told them about the fight rumor, and school officials were notified.

10:56 a.m.: Police are investigating the death of a 5-month-old child after someone called about the baby not breathing on the 800 block of Kennedy Place. Someone was performing CPR on the baby as officers arrived. The baby was reportedly not breathing and had no pulse. Detectives were called to investigate the circumstances. No additional information was provided.

6:39 p.m.: A clerk at Tracy Truck and Auto Stop, 3940 N. Tracy Blvd., reported that a regular customer passed two counterfeit $20 bills and drove off. Police are investigating.


9:40 a.m.: A school official at Tracy High School, 315 E. 11th St., reported a fight involving two students, one of whom allegedly pointed a knife at the other. Police talked with students in the area and they said it was verbal only. Parents of the students were told about the results of the investigation. The students were warned to stay away from each other.

10:54 p.m.: A woman reported that she was attacked by a wild coyote outside In Shape Health Club, 101 N. Tracy Blvd. She said the animal jumped on her car and damaged it. She said she left the area and last saw the animal in a nearby field.


1:31 a.m.: A clerk at Rusty’s restaurant reported that a man tried to use a fake $100 bill at 320 W. Grant Line Road. He said the man left the restaurant and was last seen in the parking lot. Police are investigating.

6:51 a.m.: A resident reported a man and woman taking newspapers from driveways near Bryce Way and Summertime Drive. Police checked and found that several residents had their newspapers. Officers were not able to find the people who were allegedly taking the papers.

5:06 p.m.: A resident reported two small children inside a closed car outside Safeway, 1801 W. 11th St. The caller said a woman came out and opened the car door because the children were sweating. The caller said he and the store manager waited to make sure the children were safe and the woman left before they called police.


2:04 a.m.: A man reported that two men with knives tried to rob him at Bonfare Market, 15 E. Grant Line Road. He said that when they told him to give them his wallet, he said no and they walked off. Police noted that an arrest was made, but no details were provided.

4:51 a.m.: An employee at Yellow Freight, 1525 Pescadero Ave., reported that he was supposed to receive a shipment of hardwood flooring but instead received a container of something green and leafy packed in bags. Police are investigating.

10:16 a.m.: A woman reported that her daughter found the garage door open when she returned home on the 1600 block of Whispering Wind Drive. She said her daughter could hear voices inside the house. Police checked and found that someone had left the television on.


10:38 a.m.: A clerk at Shell, 3725 N. Tracy Blvd., reported an ongoing problem with people using counterfeit bills at the gas station. He said he suspected the bills were coming from people at Motel 6.

10:56 a.m.: A resident reported a group of people stealing newspapers out of driveways on the 2200 block of Gibralter Lane. The people were reportedly riding in a Lincoln Navigator.

11:27 a.m.: A customer at IHOP refused to pay for her friends’ bill after they left her alone at the restaurant at 3120 Naglee Road. She agreed to pay her portion of the bill but not theirs. The other customers returned 30 minutes later and paid their bill.

5:30 p.m.: An employee at Olive Garden, 3140 Naglee Road, reported that a man punched a hole in the window of a car in the parking lot and drove away in a Toyota Tundra. Police asked Sutter Tracy Community Hospital officials to call if anyone matching the man’s description came in with a hand injury.

May 8

12:50 a.m.: A woman reported that someone broke into her car on the 2100 block of Cabana Lane. She said she heard her garage door open and found that the ignition key for the car was missing.

6:35 a.m.: A resident on the 1800 block of Tennis Lane reported that someone stole his garage door opener. He said the opener was inside his car’s glove box.

10:30 a.m.: A woman reported that her husband, soon to be ex, had tried to run her over with a car on the 4300 block of Burr Court. She said she was uninjured. The husband called police at 10:33 a.m. and reported that his wife wouldn’t let him leave. He said she lay under the vehicle on the passenger side. Police are investigating.

• 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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May 17, 2014
Tuesday, two business's report fake $20 bills, one of them reported it was a regular customer. Do you think TPD put this together? Friday it was a $100 bill. HHHMMM I see a pattern.
May 16, 2014
Is the food really that bad

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