Police Log: Home burgled while couple cleans, showers
by TP staff
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A home burglary was reported at 11:51 a.m. Friday on the 1700 block of Thomas Dehaven Lane. The caller said her doorbell rang a few times while she was washing dishes, but she found no one at the door. She said at the time her husband was taking a shower, and when he finished, he noticed that a sliding door screen was opened and her jewelry box was missing.

Tracy police received 1,152 calls for service from June 13 through Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls as they were documented in real time.


7:01 a.m.: A caller reported a catalytic converter stolen off a truck on the 3700 block of Tracy Boulevard.

10:45 a.m.: A caller reported a peacock with babies in his backyard on the 1500 block of Egret Drive. An officer advised the caller to leave them alone and the animals would leave on their own. He was told to call animal control if he had questions.


7:20 a.m.: A caller reported that her father’s wheelchair was stolen from her front yard on the 2200 block of Costa Court. She said the thief left behind a green shopping cart.

2:30 p.m.: A caller reported that a man with tattoos on his neck stole six bottles of Dom Perignon champagne, valued at $1,020, from BevMo, 2860 W. Grant Line Road. He was seen leaving in a car toward Interstate 205.

3:36 p.m.: A caller reported that she had a rabbit under her vehicle outside a business on the 700 block of Tracy Boulevard. She said she didn’t know if it was wild or a pet. Animal control impounded the rabbit.


5:37 a.m.: A caller reported catalytic converters stolen from her vehicles on the 800 block of Beverly Place. Another theft of a catalytic converter was reported at 8:38 a.m. on the 2800 block of Gomes Court.

6:14 a.m.: A fire was reported in the bark playground area at Dorlane Thrasher Park, 1620 Joseph Menusa Lane. The fire department was notified.


1:26 a.m.: A caller reported that her dog got out of her yard and went into a neighbor’s yard and fought with the neighbor’s dog on the 600 block of Palm Circle. She said her husband jumped the fence to stop the fight. She wanted an officer to be present while they explained to the neighbor what happened.

7:57 p.m.: A caller reported finding what seemed to be blood on the floor in front of the ATMs in the lobby at US Bank, 2175 W. Grant Line Road. The caller said it looked as if someone had tried to clean up the mess. Police checked and found that it was Jamba Juice.


11:56 a.m.: A caller reported three males burning something inside oil drums, with embers flying everywhere, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1625 Chester Drive. The caller called back after realizing that they were Boy Scouts having a flag-burning ceremony.

3:10 p.m.: A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 2900 block of Savanna Drive.

9:33 p.m.: Police arrested a 32-year-old man for drug-possession warrants near 11th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

10:15 p.m.: A caller said she heard a loud explosion in her driveway on the 1300 block of Schleiger Drive. A second caller reported a loud explosion on 12th Street. Police checked the area and found children setting off fireworks.


2:32 a.m.: A caller reported someone walking on her roof on the 600 block of D Street. She said she was home with her children and fiancé, and she armed herself with a sword. She said there were ladders leading to the roof and she never saw anyone come down, but heard a thump. Police spoke to a neighbor, who said he did not see anyone use a ladder.

10:17 a.m.: A caller reported a catalytic converter stolen from a vehicle on the 1800 block of Bankston Drive. Two other residents reported catalytic converter thefts on the 1300 block of Montauban Street and 2500 block of Monroe Street.

3:45 p.m.: A caller reported a rooster in a cage in a small triangle park near Sequoia Boulevard and Beechnut Avenue. Animal control impounded the bird.

6:21 p.m.: Police arrested a 55-year-old man for being drunk in public at the Altamont Corridor Express train station, 4800 Tracy Blvd.

June 12

9:12 a.m.: Police are investigating a robbery at T Mobile, 2114 W. Grant Line Road. A caller reported that two men entered the store at 9:03 a.m. One robber had a gray bandanna covering his face and a gray hoodie. The other man’s clothing was not described. Both were described as black, 6 feet tall, with a skinny build. The caller said the men tied up the employees with zip ties. The men spoke of a gun, but none was ever seen. They fled in a red Chevrolet Camero with SS on the hood.

6:11 p.m.: A caller reported that a man pinched her buttocks near Monticello School, 1001 Cambridge Lane. She said she was walking past the school when a heavily built man in his 20s came up behind her and pinched her. She said he ran off toward Glencreek Drive.

6:28 p.m.: A caller reported that two women and a man stole necklaces and rings from Elegante Design & Fine Jewelry at the mall, 3200 Naglee Road. One woman was described as tall and thin, wearing a pink dress; the other woman was heavier with tan pants and a T-shirt. The man was described as thin with a blue, white and black jersey jacket. They were seen leaving in a white Honda Accord.

• 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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June 20, 2014
Those are my peacocks. She left here to have the babies because of all the people that dump there cats out here. Got strays?
June 21, 2014
"Wednesday, 10:45 a.m.: A caller reported a peacock with babies in his backyard on the 1500 block of Egret Drive. An officer advised the caller to leave them alone and the animals would leave on their own. He was told to call animal control if he had questions."

Maybe they were confused between 'Egret Drive' and Peacock Lane?

I guess most people don't realize Peacocks are ground-nesters and therefore susceptible to other roaming predators. Good luck Cody01, build yourself a nice big aviary so people can see up close how beautiful these breeds can be.

June 20, 2014
Wow - lots of Thieves in Tracy. What a shame that this city isn't known for more than their crime lately.

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