Police Log: Mom interrupts man’s advance toward girl
by TP staff
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A caller reported a man approached her daughter at 4:35 p.m. in the Tracy City Hall parking lot at 333 Civic Center Plaza on Wednesday. She said the girl was walking home from school through the parking lot and the man began beeping his car horn at her. She said he got out of his car and began approaching the girl, but stopped when the caller moved her car closer to her daughter.

Tracy police received 1,343 calls for service from Aug. 14 through Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls as they were documented in real time.

Wednesday

4:01 a.m.: Police arrested a 22-year-old man for unknown charges after a caller reported someone trying to get into his backyard with a ladder on the 300 block of Nelson Lane. The caller said there was a restraining order against the man. He said the man tried to get into his daughter’s window. He was taken to San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

11:29 a.m.: Police arrested a 26-year-old man for an outstanding warrant for drug related charges on the 1000 block of Civic Center Drive. He was booked into county jail.

1:00 p.m.: Police assisted at a house fire on the 2100 block of Shenandoah Street.

3:45 p.m.: Police arrested a 57-year-old man for an outstanding warrant for domestic violence after a security check on the 1900 block of W. 11th Street.

11:58 p.m.: A caller reported someone told him a person was seen in the parking lot siphoning gas from a vehicle at Wal-Mart at 3010 W. Grant Line Road. The person was gone before police arrived.

Tuesday

7:36 a.m.: A caller reported a man yelling at children as they walked to school at Monte Vista Middle School at 751 W. Lowell Ave. Police talked to the students, who said they were scared, but said the man never tried to lure them to his vehicle or touch them.

9:52 a.m.: Police arrested a 46-year-old man on the 1000 block of Civic Center Drive for outstanding warrants that included obstructing an officer.

2:24 p.m.: A caller reported a student at Kimball High School at 3200 Jaguar Run exposed his buttocks to her. Police talked to the student and he admitted to hopping a wall and exposing only part of his buttocks. Police said school officials said they would discipline the student.

9:56 p.m.: Police arrested a 51-year-old man for a felon being in possession of a firearm following a traffic stop in the city of Stockton, near Mariposa Avenue and Frontage Road. Also arrested was a 21-year-old man for driving under the influence.

Monday

5:48 a.m.: A caller reported on the 800 block of Mount Diablo Court that someone had used his credit card to make fraudulent charges at Safeway. Police are investigating.

9:21 a.m.: A caller reported that a man stole meat from Save Mart Supermarkets, 2005 N. Tracy Blvd. He said the man left in a truck. Police checked and found that man was actually picking up items for delivery to Tracy Interfaith Ministries.

2:32 p.m.: A caller on the 1600 block of Chester Drive reported transients talking to children walking to school near Dr. Powers Park. She said she wanted an officer to talk to them and tell them to stop.

5:35 p.m.: Police arrested a 39-year-old man for a drug charge after a pedestrian stop near D and Third streets.

9:34 p.m.: A caller reported a man knocking on doors on the 1400 block of Jones Lane. When an officer checked, the man said he had the wrong address.

Sunday

12:01 a.m.: A caller reported hearing two gunshots across the street from his home on the 200 block of West 12th Street. Police checked the area but found no casings or signs of shots fired.

12:54 a.m.: An unidentified person was arrested for a warrant on the 1100 block of Montgomery Lane. The person was also given new charges of drug possession and providing false identification to an officer.

10:43 a.m.: A caller reported an injured duck on the 1300 block of Eastlake Circle. He said it appeared to have been attacked. The fowl was picked up by animal control.

9:10 p.m.: An unidentified person was arrested on the 300 block of West Grant Line Road after a pedestrian stop. The person had an outstanding warrant that included drug possession and was given a new charge of possession of stolen property.

10:07 p.m.: A caller reported an overflowing canal at the Home Depot distribution center at 1400 Pescadero Ave. He said he got a call from the guards at the center, who said there was about a foot of water on the property from a canal to the south. Police were unable to find out who was responsible.

10:31 p.m.: A caller reported that two women had robbed him of $20 on the 200 block of East 11th Street. He said he gave them the money because they tried to hit him. When police looked into the matter, the victim admitted that he had offered the women the money and they took it. Police concluded that no crime had occurred.

Saturday

3 a.m.: Police arrested someone after a solo accident near Central Avenue and Tracy Boulevard. Several people called to report a car that had hit a tree in a ditch. One caller said that someone was lying outside the car, the driver was still inside and a third person was walking away from the crash. Police blocked traffic at Central Avenue and Tracy Boulevard, and officers followed two victims of the crash to San Joaquin General Hospital. The road was reopened at 8:04 a.m.

7:05 a.m.: A caller reported the theft of a catalytic converter from his truck on the 3700 block of North Tracy Boulevard.

9:17 a.m.: A caller reported that someone put graffiti on cars in a parking lot on the 500 block of West Grant Line Road. He requested extra police patrols.

10:18 a.m.: A caller reported hearing a man talking on a cellphone near Tracy Boulevard and Schulte Road about meeting someone at Taco Bell to sell him some guns later in the morning.

11:55 a.m.: Someone reportedly keyed two vehicles on the 1600 block of Lavelle Smith Drive.

1:42 p.m.: A caller reported that her neighbor’s dog broke through the fence and attacked her dog on the 700 block of Glenpine Court. She said her dog was bleeding from a large wound on the face. Police are investigating.

10:10 p.m.: A caller reported three men beating up a man on the 2200 block of West Grant Line Road. A second caller said that one of the attackers had a handgun. A third caller said one of the men left in a white car. Police checked the area but could not find a victim.

Friday

12:18 a.m.: Police arrested an unidentified man for a burglary warrant after stopping him on foot on the 1800 block of West 11th Street.

12:42 a.m.: A caller told police he heard pellets fly past his head while he was walking his dog near Palm Circle and Sequoia Boulevard. Police were unable to find anyone with a pellet gun.

8:27 a.m.: A woman called police because her 11-year-old son refused to get up and go to school on the 1400 block of Birch Drive. After talking with a truancy officer from the school district, the boy went to school with his mother around 9:30 a.m.

10:27 a.m.: A caller reported a man approaching customers at Safeway, 1801 W. 11th St., flashing a large roll of money and asking for information about addresses in Tracy. The man was described as black, about 60 years old, wearing a black hat, a white shirt and black pants. He was seen walking north. Police did not find him.

1:18 p.m.: The code enforcement division was notified that the owner of a house on the 800 block of Longfellow Street had illegally sectioned off his house and installed a gas line from the water heater to a range in the garage. The owner of the house told police he would refund the garage occupant’s money.

3:15 p.m.: Police arrested a 32-year-old man for a drug warrant on the 1100 block of Roosevelt Avenue.

Aug. 14

3:46 a.m.: Police arrested a 32-year-old man for an unknown charge after stopping him on foot near East Street and Gillett Alley.

10:23 a.m.: A caller reported a woman carrying a rock and a can of paint on the 200 block of West Larch Road. He said she wasn’t making any threats, but she looked odd. She was gone before police arrived.

11:30 a.m.: A caller reported that a man tried to spend a counterfeit $20 bill at Menchies, 1888 W. 11th St. The man left the frozen yogurt shop with the bill after the caller said he was going to call the police.

12:01 p.m.: A caller reported that one parent offered to sell painkillers to another parent at North School, 2875 Holly Drive. The person who was offered the drugs refused to give a description of the would-be seller.

4:31 p.m.: A woman in a Mustang reportedly drove into the side of McDonald’s at 1820 W. 11th St. The building was undamaged, but the caller thought the driver might be intoxicated.

5:11 p.m.: Two men, ages 25 and 23, and a woman, 23, were arrested for outstanding warrants after a traffic stop near Centre Court and Tracy Boulevard.

5:41 p.m.: A caller reported that his mother was the victim of forgery. He said she was a resident of Tracy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 545 W. Beverly Place, and he wanted to file a report.

7:30 p.m.: Police warned a dog owner who left the animal in a car on the 1700 block of West Kavanagh Avenue.

9:32 p.m.: A 37-year-old man was arrested for a warrant for driving under the influence on the 3700 block of North Tracy Boulevard.

• 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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August 25, 2014
3:15 p.m.: Police arrested a 32-year-old man for a drug warrant on the 1100 block of Roosevelt Avenue.

Aug. 14

3:46 a.m.: Police arrested a 32-year-old man for an unknown charge after stopping him on foot near East Street and Gillett Alley

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Quick turnaround or coincidence, you decide


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