Police report: 11th Street store robbed
by Tracy Press staff
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Tuesday, Jan. 11

Two men robbed the Auto Zone store, 1122 W. 11th St., on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Tracy Police dispatch logs a someone at the store called police at 7:46 p.m. to report that the men came into the store, indicated they had a gun, and ordered the store manager, employees and a customer into a back room where they were forced to lie down. The caller said that the robbers didn't brandish the gun, but one held it under his sweatshirt. The robbers were described as two black men, 23 to 26 years old, 5'4" and 5'7", one with a black hooded sweatshirt, the other wearing a gray hoodie.

Tracy Police logged 166 calls on Tuesday, including the following reports:

8:30 a.m.: One woman followed another home and started an argument, claiming the woman crashed into her car in the parking lot of Kimball High, 3200 Jaguar Run. The other woman said she didn't crash into her car, and the damage must have been from another wreck.

8:52 a.m.: Two people got into an argument at Montessori School, 100 S. Tracy Blvd., after a car crash in front of the school.

1:25 p.m.: Someone reported an aggressive panhandler at the KFC/A&W restaurant, 2290 W. Grant Line Rd. Police found four people nearby and told them all to stay away from the restaurant.

2:09 p.m.: A man and a woman were fighting on the 00 block of West 10th St., according to a caller. Police checked them out an noted that one was on probation, but they denied that there was any trouble between them.

4:10 p.m.: Police stopped three people at Centre Court Drive and Clubhouse Way and arrested one of them, a 21-year-old man, on suspicion of possession of a switchblade knife.

5:04 p.m.: Police arrested a man after he reportedly tried to use a fradulent credit card in the jewelry department at JC Penney. Billy Dean Nivens, 27, was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of theft by use of a credit card and drug possession, and on warrants. He was taken to San Joaquin County Jail and held on $35,000 bail pending a Wednesday afternoon court hearing in Manteca.

5:37 p.m.: Police went to a car crash at 20th Street and Bessie Avenue. A woman complained of pain to her foot, and her Honda Civic, apparently the only car in the crash, had to be towed.

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ConcernedNeighbor
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January 17, 2011
The society's way of dealing with offending person without profiling is like treating around flesh eating bacteria. In not going directly to the stricken part of the body it will consume the whole body leading to death from Flesh Eating Bacteria.

Well, the gangs are the Flesh Eating Bacteria of the society...

Plans to take care of it immediately is a must.... or the anarchy controlled by warring factions will be next?

CN
eltipp
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January 17, 2011
Its simple Karkj The Israelis profile an entire race of people and that is their strategy. its great if you don't care targeting innocent people. most folks in civilized societies tend to want to take a more intelligent approach. Why not use intelligence to identify the players (bad guys) and taget efforts only towards those. Your solution suggests I am one intelligent person short of a debate. Which is why I'm signing off.
eltipp
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January 14, 2011
markj reality is defined by the stats I produce which I could that would paint a similar picture of whites. Whats the point it doesn't change crime in Tracy nor does it solve it. Grow up means stop pointing fingers and offer some real solutions. Not name calling or character assaination just saying talking about who we believe the problem is or isn't takes the debate away from the real issue and is childish at best. Hence GROW UP!!!!
eltipp
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January 14, 2011
Markj not going to argue statistics because you presented none, you based you theory on your slant. Its slant and bias because you support it with no stats. Violent crimes, you mean like mass murders and serial killing yes by all means lets compare numbers. If not lets stop blowing smoke there are criminals and then there are hard working Americans trying to make a better life for themselves and their children, grow up!
cody01
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January 13, 2011
Give multiple life sentences to everyone.
eltipp
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January 13, 2011
Interesting there was just an individual sentenced to multiple life sentences and was not one of those minorities that markj mentioned, or did we forget. Lets get demographics of the criminals on all the crimes in Tracy not just a few and then lets compare. I would bet there would be quite a balance if you took it in totality not not the snippet.And once we get that predominate demographic lets see if you all are still for some profiling.
shelly13
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January 13, 2011
markj, you're right. I just want to say that it is unfortunate, but we do need to profile. Because most of the crime is done by the "stereotypical" loser.

However, we also need to be aware that other people commit crimes also. There were many signs that Melissa was troubled and needed help. There were many signs that the Virginia Tech murderer was mentally ill. There were many signs that this kid from Arizona was unstable. We need to watch out for danger signs and do something about it. We need to be aware of our surrounding and those around us.

cms2010
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January 13, 2011
Okay so I am an employee at this Autozone and this story has many errors. For one it happened at 745pm and yes we saw a gun. There was only one customer and my manager and my self. They were both not wearing black hoodies one had a grey hoodie. They were black not to be racist but this isn't a first time here. I would appreciate the paper correct this because false news doesnt help catch these horrible people
cody01
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January 13, 2011
@doors

I hear ya' and I understand. BUT as I commented on another crime, Can folks stop using the Huckaby reference?

Especially because that has nothing to do with an armed robbery.

I am glad I missed the comment Shelly was responding to. The TP has been staying on top of that as they can.
doors17
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January 13, 2011
cody01, in defense of shelly13 she was replying to a post that was very racist that the Press deleted. If you saw that persons comment you would understand why she brought up her name to what I feel was an excellent point to show this persons hypocrisy and hateful way of thinking. I've seen this happen to many of us in the past, or if the Press makes an error in a story and we point it out and they make the correction then people who didn't see the error comment what are you talking about, can't you read? That's exactly what the story says :o)
cody01
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January 13, 2011
@shelly13

Those aren't 2 words. That's a name. A name I wish folks would stop saying.

Every time somebody brings up that nut chic. Get in the present.
monsterdad3k
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January 12, 2011
Did they have a gun or did they just say they did?

does that carry different charges if a weapon wasn't actually seen during a robbery?



arm up people and better check your door locks.

this crime occured at 5:46 pm before many get home from work. how would you like to come home and find two pos hoodlums holed up in your house or yard cowering from the long arm of the law.

tracyresdnt
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January 12, 2011
Conceal carry could have ended that robbery and prevented the future mayhem that these two will inevitably cause
ChrisRoberts
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January 12, 2011
Welcome to the wild west also known as Tracy California. If you open a business here in town, you need to expect that at some time you will be robbed at gun point.


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