Police Log: Young armed robbers steal garbage bags full of phones
by TP staff
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A clerk reported that three gunmen robbed a business at 8:13 a.m. Tuesday on the 2800 block of Naglee Road. The caller said they forced her to open the safe, tied her and the store manager up, and left on foot carrying three garbage bags of phones. The gunmen were reportedly wearing hats, masks and hoodies with black handguns and zip ties. She said they appeared to be juveniles, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7. The incident is under investigation.

Tracy police received 1,143 calls for service from March 27 through Wednesday. The following is a sampling of those calls.


6:44 a.m.: A clerk at Tracy Mazda, 2680 Auto Plaza Way, reported that someone took the tires off a vehicle.

7:12 a.m.: A resident reported that his cat had attacked the owner of the residence on the 1900 block of Deborah Street. The 1-year-old feline scratched up the woman’s face, but she refused medical treatment. He said they couldn’t catch the cat, but it was inside the house. The owner eventually caught the cat and caged it for animal control.

3:52 p.m.: Police investigated a car that ran into the building at Sunset Liquors, 2355 Parker Ave. The car owner said the car was being worked on, went into gear and crashed into the building. No injuries were reported.

4:59 p.m.: A woman reported that someone threw hand sanitizer into her son’s eyes at Millennium High School, 51 E. Beverly Place. She said his eyes were red and burning. Police are investigating.


2:32 p.m.: Police requested that North School, 2875 Holly Drive, be placed on lockdown after someone driving by the area saw two men fighting, one whom was reportedly armed with at least one sword. One man was seen getting into a brown van and leaving the area. Police located one of the men and had an ambulance crew check him for unknown injuries, while the whereabouts of the other man remained unknown. No arrests were reported.

4:11 p.m.: A resident reported juveniles playing with a toy machine gun that looked realistic on the 1400 block of Dove Drive. Police talked to some juveniles in Talley Park, but no arrests were reported.


2:37 a.m.: A resident requested extra police patrols at Green Oaks Mobile Home Park, 2929 N. MacArthur Drive, because of mail thefts.

8:58 a.m.: A box wrapped in tin foil with a cut cable coming out of it was found beeping near Pavilion Parkway and Power Road. Police found that it was a broken alarm device and disposed of it.

9:14 a.m.: A boy in the emergency room allegedly claimed that a fellow student had given him a marijuana-laced Rice Krispies Treat at Kelly School, 535 Mabel Josephine Drive. The boy said several fellow students had teased him that the treat was made with marijuana to scare him. Police informed school officials and talked to all the children’s parents. The children were advised not to share food.

11:49 a.m.: A woman reported a landscaper masturbating near Belconte and Redington drives. She said she approached him and saw him covering himself with a black jacket. Police were unable to find the man.

8:30 p.m.: A resident reported someone broke into a house on the 700 block of Grand Teton Drive. The alarm panel was reportedly found ripped from the wall.


11:16 a.m.: A resident reported someone inside his house while he and his wife were sleeping on the 1600 block of Duncan Drive. He said they awoke and found the lights on, a gate open and items missing.

2:44 p.m.: Police responding to a burglar alarm at the Center of Hope Church at 2514 Holly Drive were informed by a church official that the alarm was due to a bird that got inside the church.

3:28 p.m.: A resident reported a car burglary on the 100 block of Westbury Court. He said three rifles, a shotgun and four pistols, all Airsoft guns belonging to his son, were taken.


6:23 a.m.: A clerk at Holiday Inn Express, 3741 N. Tracy Blvd., reported that someone broke into two vehicles into in the parking lot. An iPhone and a VCR were reported as stolen.


8:17 a.m.: A rooster that was reportedly running loose on the 500 block of Lowell Avenue was gone before police arrived.

9:05 a.m.: Police arrested a 36-year-old man for drug sales at Galli Family Park, 2341 W. Lowell Ave.

5:03 p.m.: A woman on the 400 block of Altamont Drive reported that her daughter came home from Jefferson School with bruises. She said she discovered the injuries while giving the child a bath and called the school for information. She requested an investigation, and the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s were contacted.

March 27

4:08 a.m.: Police were called to a disturbance at Taylor Farms, 1820 N. MacArthur Drive, when someone reported that about 30 Teamsters were protesting in front of the business. The caller said the union members were blocking the entrance with two tractor-trailers. Officers were called back to the business at 6:45 a.m. for the same problems but found no criminal violations.

10:45 a.m.: A female student at West High School, 1775 W. Lowell Ave., was cited for assault and released to her mother.

1:40 p.m.: Someone broke into a house on the 1800 block of Mesquite Court, according to a woman who lives there. She said she walked in and found that the house had been burglarized and that someone had kicked in a side garage door. She suspected one of her 15-year-old son’s friends, because the burglar hadn’t been frightened off by her dog.

3:15 p.m.: Police arrested a teenager at West High School, 1775 W. Lowell Ave., after a knife fight between two teens. One of them had a cut leg, but no medical attention was required. The teen who was arrested was taken to juvenile hall.

• 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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April 04, 2014
Wobblet. That was true a year ago. However, nowadays the ESN is put on a black list and the carrier will zap the SIM Card and make it useless. I am in the Cell Phone industry.
April 04, 2014
Dumb thieves. Those cell phone's ESNs get blacklisted immediately and can't be activated. Thus, lowering your resale value to almost nothing. I hope they catch these punks.
April 04, 2014
Only they won't necessarily do that. The ESN on the phone is irrelevant because the SIM card is what activates services on most new phones.

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