Police Log: Woman victimized by Craigslist ads
by TP staff
Feb 28, 2014 | 12996 views | 3 3 comments | 285 285 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A woman reported at 8:32 a.m. on Wednesday that someone is placing adult ads on Craigslist using her phone number on the 1800 block of Oswego Court. She said the person responsible had even emailed someone her name and number. She said she has received numerous calls from people wanting to meet her. Police advised her to contact Craigslist to see if they can block the person from placing ads. She was also told she could change her phone number.

Tracy police received 1188 calls for service from Thursday, Feb. 20, through Wednesday, Feb. 26. The following is a sampling of those calls.


6:50 a.m.: A clerk at Valero gas station at 2375 N. Tracy Blvd. reported a customer drove away from a pump with the gas nozzle still in his truck gas tank.

10:36 a.m.: A resident reported someone sprayed graffiti on the front of her house on the 1700 block of N. Corral Hollow Road.

6:19 p.m.: Police arrested a 32-year-old woman for forgery after a jewelry store clerk at Kay Jewelers reported a woman using a stolen credit card at 3200 Naglee Road.

7:12 p.m.: A hospital clerk reported a patient told them at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital at 1420 N. Tracy Blvd. that he was hit in the head by someone on Sixth Street. He was brought into the hospital by his mother. Police are investigating.

9:50 p.m.: A woman reported she was raped by a relative after the man came to her house to use her phone on the 1100 block of Douglas Drive. She said he started touching her and when she told him to stop, he raped her. Police are investigating.


4:19 a.m.: Police arrested a 34-year-old man for outstanding drug warrants near the intersection of Lotus Way and Starflower Drive. The warrant was for marijuana possession and drug possession.

11:10 a.m.: A clerk at Tracy Flooring reported someone took their exterior cameras at 104 W. 11th St.

1:49 P.M.: A clerk at Seniors on the Move at 232 W. Larch Road reported someone forged a business check and cashed it in Merced.

3:22 p.m.: Residents utilizing Veterans Park at 238 Glenhaven Drive reported a man walking a dog that was attempting to talk to children in the park. Police advised coaches, walkers, dog-walkers and skateboarders to call if they see this man again. He was reportedly in the park around noon.

3:38 p.m.: A clerk at CVS at 1885 W. 11th St. reported three women came into the store, stole hair products and hit an employee before leaving. The employee refused medical and the women were gone before police arrived.

6:20 p.m.: A resident reported a neighbor flooding the street with his sprinklers on the 100 block of Plymouth Drive. He said he confronted the neighbor and reminded him about the drought. The neighbor said he would turn it off when the police told him to do so. Police responded and the neighbor was uncooperative. The officer had to find the municipal code for wasting water.


7:57 a.m.: A woman told police that someone had siphoned all the gasoline out of her vehicle on the 100 block of West 11th Street.

12:13 p.m.: A resident on the 2800 block of Byron Road reported that she had received a call from someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House. She said he told her to go to Walmart and get a pack card to present to him when he came to give to her a check. He told her the card was to pay the Internal Revenue Service. Police advised her that it was a scam and to ignore any further calls.

12:24 p.m.: A bank clerk reported finding mouse traps inside the night deposit box at Chase Bank, 2620 S. Tracy Blvd. He said it seemed as if someone had used the traps to fish for night deposits. Police asked for a video.

1:02 p.m.: A clerk at D&D Beauty Supply, 3234 N. Tracy Blvd., reported that an employee told him someone robbed the business at gunpoint at 4 p.m. Saturday. He said the employee didn’t tell police.

7:20 p.m.: Police arrested a 41-year-old man for drug possession and for a warrant for drug possession after a pedestrian stop on the 1900 block of Grimes Road.

11:05 p.m.: Police arrested a 28-year-old man for driving under the influence on the 2300 block of West Grant Line Road.


2:40 a.m.: A spider bigger than a human hand was reported in a driveway at Chesapeake Bay Apartments, 2941 Lowell Ave. The caller said the arachnid could be a danger to children. Animal control was contacted, but the request was canceled after the person called back to say it was a fake spider.

2:56 a.m.: A resident reported that he had argued with a group of males who had just toilet-papered his house near Yosemite and Joranollo drives. One of the men admitted to police that he did it, thinking it was his friend’s house.

9:38 a.m.: Police arrested a 32-year-old man for an unidentified warrant on the 200 block of Camelot Drive.

3:03 p.m.: Someone tried to pry open a side window of a house on the 1300 block of Wall Street, according to a resident.

5:31 p.m.: A woman whose dog was missing from the 400 block of Altamont Drive told police that someone had responded to her lost-dog flier and asked for money in exchange for the animal. She said her husband went to Lincoln Park to meet the person, who never arrived. When the couple called back, the person again failed to show up at the park. The caller claimed to live at a Tracy address, but the dog owner checked and found that no such house existed. Police determined that the call was coming from a home in Manteca. The person claiming to have the dog called at 6:20 p.m. and told the dog owners they would never get the dog back, because they had called the police. Police found that it was the same prankster.

11:52 p.m.: Police arrested a 26-year-old woman for drug possession after a pedestrian stop on the 1100 block of West 11th Street.


12:03 a.m.: A resident reported a party with a huge bonfire on the 100 block of Manzanita Lane. Police were unable to locate the party.

11:01 a.m.: Police arrested a 37-year-old man for an outstanding warrant for drug possession on the 100 block of Beverly Place.

12:15 p.m.: A store clerk at Victorias Secret at 3200 Naglee Road reported two women in their 20s stole 24 bras and left the store. They were seen driving away in an Infiniti.

5:53 p.m.: A resident reported a neighbor refused to give back her son’s shoe after he kicked a ball and the shoe flew into the neighbor’s yard on the 800 block of Sultana Drive. She said the neighbor was going to teach the son a lesson and throw away his shoe. Police talked to both residents.


12:07 a.m.: Police arrested a 40-year-old woman for outstanding warrants for drug possession and property theft after a traffic stop near the intersection of Corral Hollow and Grant Line roads.

12:35 a.m.: Police arrested a 31-year-old man on the 2900 block of Fairfield Drive for several outstanding warrants, including parole violation, resisting police and domestic violence.

12:40 a.m.: Police are investigating an alleged attempt at child molestation in central Tracy. A girl of unknown age called police to report that her foster father had been trying to touch her in a sexual manner for a week.

10:54 a.m.: Police are investigating a report of child abuse from school officials at Monte Vista Middle School, 751 W. Lowell Ave., who reported a student with visible bruises. The 12-year-old told school officials his father had beaten him for getting bad grades.

12:36 p.m.: A hospital official at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd., reported that a man arrived at the hospital asking for help and then exposed his genitals to the caller. She said he made sexual comments while rubbing his genitals. After he was taken to a hospital room, he reportedly did the same thing in front of two more employees before he was escorted out of the hospital. The official said the man kept calling the hospital and asking for her.

2:43 p.m.: A resident reported a man who was arguing with her about not getting a contract to do a painting job on the 2100 block of Wellington Drive. She said he was being rude and demanding gas money.

3:23 p.m.: Police arrested a 28-year-old man for an outstanding drug warrant on the 2300 block of Toste Road.

9 p.m.: A resident reported gang graffiti on the back of his motor home on the 2900 block of Ferndown Lane.

Feb. 20

7:56 a.m.: Police cited two people for loitering in a public park after a resident reported two people sleeping in a bathroom at Galli Family Park, 2341 W. Lowell Ave.

11:21 a.m.: A restaurant clerk reported that a teenager kept throwing eggs at Blue Moon Restaurant, 2306 East St.

3:22 p.m.: A father reported that his 12-year-old son had been punched in the face by a fellow student of Monte Vista Middle School while walking home on the 1200 block of West 11th Street.

4:18 p.m.: Police arrested an unidentified person after a resident reported a man and woman fighting on the 1500 block of Cuneo Court. The caller said the man had stomped on the woman’s head while she was on the ground. No additional information was provided.

7:09 p.m.: A resident reported that someone stole his car keys after he left his vehicle running on the 400 block of Acacia Street.

10:53 p.m.: A Taylor Farms official reported a group of six or seven union members congregating outside the business at 1820 N. MacArthur Drive and harassing employees. The group had previously been given a no-trespassing order.

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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March 09, 2014
"6:20 p.m.: A resident reported a neighbor flooding the street with his sprinklers on the 100 block of Plymouth Drive. ...officer had to find the municipal code for wasting water."

The resident is certainly an ass clown but I don't see the legal issue or why the cops would become involved in this. Assuming he is paying for the water its nobody's business.

On a side note; the phrase "wasting water" is completely loony. You can't waste water. There is more or less a fixed amount on Earth. Whatever you use will ultimately end up somewhere else. The drought problem is one of getting enough water to the right place at the right time, not one of quantity available or people somehow using it up.
March 10, 2014
sneaky -- OK, how about wasting treated potable water? Since it costs money and energy to take that water from its source, treat it and pump it to a house and the amount of treated potable water CA has access to is definately finite
February 28, 2014
Gotta love the way these police blotters are written. The resentment toward the cops is truly apparent. And justified. Never make a person angry that buys ink by the barrel. Didn't they ever read that somewhere? Evidently not.

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