Police Log: Police doubt woman chased by aggressive chicken
by TP staff
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A woman told police she was attacked by an aggressive chicken near Third Street and Central Avenue around 12:29 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4. She said she was walking by and the chicken scratched her.

Police didn’t find her credible after details of her story became inconsistent, including her address and why she waited a day to report the matter. When police tried to call her back, she hung up on them.

Tracy police received 1,207 calls for service from Wednesday, Jan. 1, through Wednesday, Jan. 8. The following is a sampling of those calls.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

3:52 a.m.: A resident said someone took a generator from the back of his truck on the 800 block of Larkspur Drive.

5:18 p.m.: A woman told police a man grabbed her buttocks near Russell Street and Steinbeck Way. She said he was a black man wearing a black jacket, white T-shirt and black jeans. She said she would call police if she saw him again.

10:27 p.m.: A resident said someone broke into her house on the 2800 block of Oxford Lane. She reported her iPad missing.

Tuesday, Jan. 7

9:03 a.m.: A resident reported that someone sprayed paint on his vehicle on the 800 block of Sunnyside Lane.

3:35 p.m.: A clerk at McDonald’s, 236 11th St., reported teenagers breaking chairs and tables inside the restaurant. Police talked to a witness, who said the teens were fighting and one chair was broken. Police were looking for the teenagers.

Monday, Jan. 6

12:13 a.m.: Police were called to assist at a house fire on the 1100 block of Johnson Court. The fire was reportedly in the house attic, started by an electric fan in the bathroom.

11:08 a.m.: A man reportedly set up a campsite on the 1100 block of West 11th Street and put a lock on a cyclone fence to protect his belongings.

1:24 p.m.: A woman reported getting a phone call from a man posing as an IRS agent and demanding she send him $3,900. She said she went to her bank and they advised her to call the police. Police told her it was a scam. No money was exchanged.

5:19 p.m.: A resident reported someone cut the window screen at his house on the 2100 block of Ashley Lane and attempted to get inside.

Sunday, Jan. 5

11:21 a.m.: Vandalism was reported to several vehicles on the 1200 block of Dolores Lane after a resident said someone sprayed paint onto the vehicles in blue and black paint.

1:00 p.m.: A resident said someone shot his vehicle windows overnight on the 2000 block of Fieldview Drive.

5:57 p.m.: A resident said someone shot up his house with a BB gun on the 2000 block of Fieldview Drive. Police are investigating.

7:06 p.m.: A woman said someone shot out the windows of her house with a BB gun on the 100 block of West Eaton Avenue. She said the same thing occurred the night before.

Saturday, Jan. 4

1:49 a.m.: Police warned two eighth-grade boys about ringing doorbells and running away on the 400 block of Tennis Lane.

2:34 a.m.: Police arrested a 21-year-old man who drove into a tree near Orchard Parkway and Hillcrest Drive. A witness reported seeing the man taking bottles out of the back seat and throwing them over a nearby stone wall. The man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

9:41 a.m.: Police are investigating alleged elder abuse at New Hope Care Center, 2586 Buthmann Ave. A woman reported that her great-grandmother had infected bedsores that exposed her tailbone.

Friday, Jan. 3

9:59 a.m.: Police arrested a 19-year-old man for an outstanding warrant for drug paraphernalia after a pedestrian stop near Lankershire Drive and Ormonde Street. He was given a new charge of obstructing an officer.

3:20 p.m.: A store clerk said she received a fake $100 bill from a man purchasing a gift card at Top Ten Nail, 2646 Pavilion Parkway. She said she gave him $68 in change before realizing the bill was counterfeit. Police are investigating.

7:48 p.m.: A clerk at European Wax Center, 2447 Naglee Road, told police a woman called the business and said her husband was going to come in and purchase items for her. The clerk said a man claiming to be the woman’s husband made a purchase using a counterfeit $100 bill. She said the man went outside and a woman entered and bought another $100 worth of merchandise with a second counterfeit bill. Police are investigating.

Thursday, Jan. 2

4:59 a.m.: A resident reported that his car, a BMW Hatchback, was missing after he left it running to warm up outside his home on the 1400 block of Michael Drive.

6:35 a.m.: Police arrested a 26-year-old man for vehicle theft on the 1800 block of East Grant Line Road. The arrest occurred after a resident reported someone taking her Chrysler Aspen SUV, which she left running outside to warm up. The owner directed police to the vehicle’s location by using her cellphone’s GPS inside the SUV. The man was booked into county jail.

11:55 a.m.: A woman reported that someone broke into her house by kicking the front door on the 2800 block of San Rocco Way.

12:39 p.m.: A woman reported that her home was broken into on the 500 block of Krider Court. She said someone kicked in her back door and ransacked the house while she was away for an hour. She reported some of her belongings as missing.

2:12 p.m.: A resident reported that his house was ransacked after someone kicked his door and pried it open on the 700 block of A Street.

5:27 p.m.: Police cited a dog owner for having loose and aggressive dogs after a resident reported seeing four dogs jump out of a house window on the 2700 block of Old River Court. The resident said the dogs were growling and snapping at her.

Wednesday, Jan. 1

12:05 a.m.: Police responded to several calls for reports of gunfire and fireworks, including the 800 block of Sullen Drive, 400 block of Perennial Place, 1400 block of Schleiger Drive and 1800 block of Parkside Drive.

4:25 a.m.: A resident reported a car into a tree on the 1300 block of Evergreen Way. The caller said the driver may have been intoxicated and a man was seen trying to push the car away from the tree. Police are investigating.

8:22 a.m.: A woman said someone broke the mirror off her son’s vehicle and a neighbor’s vehicle on the 2000 block of Superior Court. A similar incident was reported at 10:21 a.m. on the 2100 block of Erie Court.

9:09 a.m.: A resident reported that someone broke into a clubhouse on the 1300 block of Eastlake Circle. He said a window was broken and someone had opened a fire extinguisher inside.

3:20 p.m.: Police arrested a 16-year-old boy for an unknown outstanding warrant on the 2200 block of Sudbury Court. He was taken to juvenile hall.

• 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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Wobbley
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January 15, 2014
Chickenheads *rollseyes*


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