Police Log: Woman crashes car into pole
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Schulte Road crash
Tracy police traffic officer Steve Blair looks over the scene on Schulte Road where a Honda Accord struck a light pole in the center divider on Thursday, Nov.1  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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A woman received minor injuries when her Honda Accord struck a pole in the center divider of Schulte Road near Independence Drive on Thursday, Nov. 1.

Tracy police traffic officers said the woman was driving west on Schulte Road when her car struck the center divider, going up a portion of it and hitting the pole. The car continued about another 100 feet before coming to a stop, according to the traffic officers. No other cars were involved and the roadway remained open.

Tracy police received 173 calls for service Thursday, Nov. 1. The following is a sampling of those calls.

12:14 a.m.: A man told police his brother was robbed at gunpoint by a group of men near 11th and East streets. He said one of the men pinned his brother against a fence and pointed a silver handgun at him. He said they took his backpack that contained a wooden Tiki mask and wallet.

8:53 a.m.: A man said someone egged his house and toilet papered his car on the 2300 block of Arthur Nate Haugh Drive. He requested extra patrols.

9:07 a.m.: Police arrested a 24-year-old man for an outstanding warrant for possession of stolen metals on the 100 block of West 23rd Street. He was booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

9:25 a.m.: A clerk at the Microtel Inn at 861 W. Clover Road reported a guest had their car keyed.

11:16 a.m.: Police arrested a 49-year-old man at the Chevron station at 2615 W. Grant Line Road after he pulled up in a van and asked the clerk to call his mother in Idaho. Police reportedly found a large amount of drugs inside the van.

2:15 p.m.: A woman said someone broke into her SUV and stole her purse outside Staples at 2960 W. Grant Line Road.

3:21 p.m.: Police arrested a 36-year-old woman for a municipal code violation on the 2900 block of Lincoln Boulevard. Her residence was posted by code enforcement officers with an order to vacate.

4:30 p.m.: Police arrested two women, ages 41 and 19, for outstanding drug warrants on the 1500 block of Woodland Court. Code enforcement officers also tagged the residence as uninhabitable.

9:40 p.m.: A man told police someone smashed the window of his car and stole several backpacks, a laptop and an Army bag outside Black Bear Diner at 2351 Toste Road.

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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Bird_Man
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November 06, 2012
Hey J*M*O...

Glad you are OK as well. My wife has a similar car to yours. Looks to be a 2009 to 2011 Honda Accord, right?

I see one whole wheel assembly came off. Was that as a result of the impact or did that come off before? Did your car make any strange noises before the accident?

Makes me want to get under her car and look everything over.

Truly am glad you are OK.

By the way... Not everyone in town is part of some lynch mob although Deb is right in that there were a very vocal few who had a real thing for former Chief Thiessen.

If you have a minute and the desire, could you share what you know about that wheel?
debbdaves
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November 06, 2012
justmyopinion

welcome to the tracy lynch fest......don't worry you are not alone.....remember what they did to the woman police chief? Tracy is the Talibanistan of san joaquin....
Icare!
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November 05, 2012
Another light pole that probably will no longer be functioning along Shulte. You know city of Tracy, you can make these people or their insurance pay to replace these damaged poles, we want our streetlights back for safety reasons. Glad no one was injured though.
Just*My*Opinion
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November 05, 2012
The light pole is still in working order. The lights were not affected. And if they were my insurance would take care of it.
Icare!
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November 05, 2012
Glad you are OK and also a responsible person, a few of the other poles hit are still inoperative or downright gone and the city never replaces them. Did you wheel separate from you vehicle prior to the accident?
Icare!
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November 05, 2012
sorry, left our a couple of r's there.
Icare!
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November 05, 2012
that would be out, I'm done!
Just*My*Opinion
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November 05, 2012
from you: "Glad you are OK and also a responsible person, a few of the other poles hit are still inoperative or downright gone and the city never replaces them. Did you wheel separate from you vehicle prior to the accident?"

ME: Thank you for your well wishes. I have gone and checked that pole now 3 or 4 times - even tonight - and both light were working. It's sad that others are not and that no one is paying to replace them. I can only think lack of insurance plays a part, because if you don't have certain things in your policy you are personally responsible. And in this economy thats a rough thing for someone to come up with personally. As far as the wheel coming off my car, that has been one thing that has been mentioned. I guess based on what the wheel looked like and where it ended up it's a possibility. I don't know. I don't really know how it all happened. It just happened SO fast. One minute I was on the road and the next I was flying down the median - totally missed the hitting of the pole part. I guess we'll figure it out.............

Just*My*Opinion
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November 06, 2012
@Icare! - I talked to TPD and I might indeed have to pay to have the pole I hit replaced or repaired. Even though the lights still work, I guess they don't want a dent in the pole. I'll find out when/if I get the bill. Oh well, I'm sure my insurance will cover the cost. I think what has happened in the past is people hit the poles and City of Tracy sends the bill to them and they don't pay so the poles don't get repaired.
Just*My*Opinion
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November 04, 2012
I'm okay. Minor injuries and very, very sore. I didn't hit the pole in the middle of the divider. The pole was very near the street (up front). Apparently I hit the pole and then went up on the median. If you know where the accident happened you would understand how it happened. I was not texting or on the phone. The phone was securely in my pocket. I was not druck or in a diabetic anything. I wasn't even speeding!! If I was I would have been arrested and it would have been reported you fool!! From what I understand it may have been a malfunction with my car, being that my wheel was completely off the car and on the other side of the road. Don't know, waiting on Tracy PD to get back to me. Your concern is astounding and frankly your kind of an ASS. The only reason I responded was because you ASSUMED I was doing something illegal or immoral. I WASN'T. It was an ACCIDENT. They happen. To MEN and women. Maybe you should go back in your hole where you belong.
Just*My*Opinion
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November 04, 2012
that should have read I was not drunk.
Sneaky
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November 02, 2012
I hope she is ok but you have to wonder how someone hits a pole in the middle of a divider on a straight road. Texting? Drunk? Diabetic shock? Enquiring minds want to know. Maybe women just need to stay in the kitchen.
CarpenterNewton
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November 02, 2012
Wow. Your wit is astounding.
Sneaky
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November 03, 2012
Thank You. I'll be here all day.

;)~

Just*My*Opinion
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November 06, 2012
@Sneaky - I just want to let you know that I've spoken to TPD and since your enquiring mind (as small as that is) wants to know, the cause of the accident was very likely a mechanical failure. I have not and will not be cited. I did absolutely nothing wrong. It was just an accident. I'm sorry to burst your bubble. I know you wanted something much more juicy to talk about and believe but I cannot accomodate you. I still think your an ASS and I hope one of your loved ones doesn't have an accident and then have some idiot go online and make rash accusations before knowing the truth or even asking for the truth. My family was extremely traumatized that day and my son read your stupid comment and was quite upset. Sometimes you need to think before you speak/type and don't take everything you read as gospel because the Tracy Press reported my accident incorrectly. They reported "when her car struck the center divider, going up a portion of it and hitting the pole." The accident didn't happen that way. I hit the pole first & then my car went up the median and continued for approx. 100ft & came to rest on the street.



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