Police Log: Man leaves jail, allegedly steals truck
by TP staff
Jul 03, 2014 | 8047 views | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tracy Police arrested a man accused of stealing a pickup truck and driving it home after being released from the San Joaquin County Jail.

Tracy Police Sgt. Trevin Freitas said at 10:43 a.m. Thursday police received a call from the San Joaquin County Sheriff department that Tracy resident Ruben Beltran, 24, had stolen a white Dodge Ram pickup truck with a lift gate and was possibly on his way home.

Freitas said Tracy police officers arrested Beltran and booked him into the county jail early Thursday morning. Freitas did not know what Beltran had been arrested for.

Beltran allegedly stole the truck from somewhere near the jail shortly after his release Thursday.

A California Highway Patrol airplane patrolling the area spotted the truck and followed it through Tracy to Beltran’s home in the 2500 block of Christy Street where he parked it in the driveway.

The CHP airplane could see Beltran in the backyard of the home. When officers surrounded the residence, Beltran fled, hopping over backyard fences.

Freitas said Beltran was taken into custody on O’Neil Court.

The pickup truck was retuned to the registered owner.

Tracy police received 1,298 calls for service from June 26 through Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls as they were documented in real time.


2:20 a.m.: A caller reported she found inappropriate photos of little girls in the email of a friend of her boyfriend after he used her iPad on the 1500 block of Tahoe Circle. Police are investigating.

11:25 a.m.: A caller reported a man in a car offered her money to get in his car after he asked if she wanted a ride near Corral Hollow and Byron roads. She said it was a Hispanic man, early 30s, with a black hair and a mustache in a white Toyota Camry.

11:41 a.m.: A caller reported two weeks ago his neighbors’ children were in his pool on the 1500 block of Spring Court and took apart his pool filter. He said they are now calling and harassing him for not allowing them to swim. Police contacted the children’s mother and advised her of their actions.

11:49 a.m.: Police arrested a 27-year-old man for outstanding warrants for burglary and drug possession on the 400 block of Graham Court. He was booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

4:17 p.m.: A caller reported his 23-year-old daughter sustained a broken foot after burglars pushed her out of a second story window on the 4200 block of Eveningside Lane. The burglars were two juvenile boys, 13-14 years old, wearing black hoodies. They were seen jumping a back fence. Police searched the area of Christopher Michael Lane and Oakridge Drive after the teens were seen going north-west.

11:35 p.m.: Police arrested a 24-year-old man on the 500 block of Valpico Road for causing a disturbance. A caller said the man pretended to have a gun inside the am-pm at 550 W. Valpico Road and he was seen arguing with his mother outside.


1:24 p.m.: A caller reported a burglary to his residence on the 1400 block of Harding Avenue.

4:51 p.m.: A caller on Longfellow Street reported a former employee was having sex with the callers’ minor son. Police are investigating.

10:24 p.m.: A caller reported a woman in Sutter Tracy Community Hospital emergency room at 1420 Tracy Blvd. with a laceration over her eyebrow and cuts on her lower extremities. She told hospital officials she fell at an unknown address. She left after learning the police were called. Police located the woman on Centre Court and she said she fell down the stairs at a friend’s house and denied any assaults.

11:33 p.m.: A caller reported she was injured when struck by eggs thrown by a passing car near East Street and Grant Line Road. She said she had bruises on her legs, but she wasn’t sure it the eggs were meant for her or the nearby vehicles.


12:09 a.m.: Police arrested a 57-year-old man for warrants for domestic battery on the 300 block of South Court.

11:53 a.m.: A caller reported that an older coworker forcibly held her and started kissing her neck while she was at work Sunday at Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, 2431 Naglee Road.

8:13 p.m.: A caller reported two men wearing see-through underwear in the spa at In-Shape, 101 Tracy Blvd. She said the underwear also had a hole in the front, and she estimated that the men were 18 to 20 years old. Managers at the club told her they could not make the men leave, the caller said. Police checked and found that no crime had occurred.


1:37 a.m.: A utility vehicle that had been taken from a garage at South/West Park School, 500 W. Mount Diablo Ave., was found in a park. Police checked the school and found that someone had ransacked the garage and that multiple items were missing.

5:47 a.m.: A caller reported seeing a man breaking into his truck on the 500 block of Gianelli Street. He said the man broke a window and stole a bag. The thief was seen running away after the caller’s brother yelled at him.

8:35 a.m.: A resident of the 1900 block of Woodcrest Court asked to speak to an officer about a neighbor who kept putting chocolate into the caller’s yard to make his dog sick.

9:18 a.m.: A caller reported that someone living in Green Oaks Mobile Home Park, 2900 MacArthur Drive, was illegally flying a Mexican flag without an American flag above it. Police advised him that it was not illegal to do so and recommended that he contact the FBI, because flag regulations are a federal matter.

9:59 a.m.: Someone spotted a man in the backyard of a vacant house on the 200 block of West Street. Police checked and found that someone had been inside the house and had taken a shower.

12:28 p.m.: A caller said she was assaulted on the 2000 block of Foothill Ranch Drive. She said someone carrying a tool bag took out a hammer and hit her car. Police are investigating.

3:42 p.m.: Someone reportedly drilled a hole into a vehicle gas tank and stole gasoline on the 2200 block of Foothill Ranch Drive.


4:09 a.m.: Police arrested someone for warrants including burglary and theft on the 800 block of Clover Road.

9:33 a.m.: A caller reported receiving counterfeit bills at Vintage Spirits, 2300 East St.

9:57 a.m.: A caller found a snake stuck in a glue trap in her garage on the 1500 block of Cole Lane. She said she put the trap outside for animal control and wanted to know the outcome. The snake was impounded.

10:35 a.m.: The back door of a home on the 500 block of Wagtail Drive was reportedly broken.

11:44 a.m.: Someone reportedly broke into a unit at Public Storage, 300 Larch Road.

12:11 p.m.: A caller said that someone cut the locks off a propane display and took all the propane at Walmart, 3010 Grant Line Road.

6:47 p.m.: A caller reported that someone stole her German shepherd from her backyard on the 100 block of Mary Court. She said she found the dog at the animal shelter, and police said they would provide extra patrols.

7:29 p.m.: Police helped after a vehicle hit a fire hydrant on the 4600 block of Tracy Boulevard, causing water to spray out.


1:58 a.m.: Police arrested a 36-year-old man for warrants, including two for drug possession, after stopping him on foot near Tracy Boulevard and 11th Street.

3:11 a.m.: A caller reported seeing a severed arm on the 1700 block of Central Avenue. Police checked and found that it was a fake.

6:12 a.m.: Responding to a report of roosters crowing on the 300 block of Whittier Avenue, police found the fowl that was making the racket and gave the owner a day to get rid of it.

1:04 p.m.: Fire officials were notified after a big-rig pulled down a power line near Holly Drive and Clover Road.

2:23 p.m.: A caller reported that two teenagers kicked her dog and ran through her house on the 4200 block of Eveningside Lane. She said she heard a noise in her backyard and saw the teens before they assaulted the dog and took off running. They were gone before police arrived.

3:54 p.m.: A caller reported hearing a loud sound like an explosion on the 2300 block of Ogden Sannazor Drive. She was advised to call back it there were any further incidents.

4:40 p.m.: Someone reported seeing a road rage incident involving two vehicles near Lincoln Boulevard and Grant Line Road. The caller said that one crashed into the other, and the driver of one vehicle got out and threw rocks at the other vehicle. The aggressor’s vehicle was last seen going south on Lincoln Boulevard.

11:16 p.m.: A home burglary was reported on the 1200 block of Hepburn Street.

June 26

8:06 a.m.: Police arrested someone for a drug possession warrant on the 2300 block of Vintage Spirits. He was taken to county jail.

8:47 a.m.: A caller reported that a man was yelling at his dog about eating his shirt on the 800 block of Sequoia Boulevard. He said the man yelled at the dog day and night. Police found no sign of a dog in the backyard.

11:20 a.m.: A caller reported that someone broke into a garage on the 300 block of Mount Oso Avenue. He said a camera was missing.

11:54 a.m.: Police went to the 1000 block of Belmont Lane after a caller reported that someone was making a video of children riding mopeds and electric scooters. The caller said he became aware of the situation when an 8-year-old said that two men were recording the group. When police spoke to the men, one explained that the video was for a homeowners association meeting to address the problem of small children improperly using small electric scooters. He said that three children were riding a one-child scooter and only two had helmets.

12:31 p.m.: Tracy Police Department helped officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration with a search on the 1300 block of West 12th Street. An arrest was reported, but no additional information was provided.

7:48 p.m.: Someone reportedly cut a window screen and unscrewed a porch light bulb at a house on the 2500 block of Colony Drive.

• 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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July 03, 2014
Btw, why on Earth do we have three different W Schulte roads? It must be damn near impossible for an out of towner to find a particular address on W Schulte.
July 03, 2014
Does anybody know what was going on at the intersection of S Lammers and W Schulte a few days ago? On my way home from work I saw about half a dozen police vehicles there, including an evidence technician and some sort of Lathrop services vehicle.

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