Police Log: Prowler turns out to be neighbor
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A woman on the 1400 block of Hoboken Drive called to report someone was in her garage at 10:34 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. She told police she was home alone with her two children when she heard someone in the garage moving around and trying to get into the house through the garage door. Police found it was a neighbor who was trying to close the woman’s garage door.

Tracy police received 222 calls for service Wednesday, April 18. The following is a sample of those calls.

1:34 a.m.: Police arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of disturbing the peace on the 1200 block of Sequoia Boulevard. Police checked and found the man also had an outstanding warrant. He was cited and released.

2:54 a.m.: Police arrested a 38-year-old man for allegedly possessing drug paraphernalia near Clover Road and Holly Drive. He was booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

9:53 a.m.: A burglary was reported at Athletic Perfection, 2211 N. MacArthur Drive.

10:31 a.m.: A dog was attacked by a pit bull while walking with its owner near Corral Hollow Road and Cypress Drive. The injured dog was taken to the veterinarian.

11:11 a.m.: Camera equipment was stolen from a car at Tracy Toyota, 2895 Naglee Road.

11:15 a.m.: The owner of a car that was broken into near 11th Street and Corral Hollow Road said her purse and stereo were missing.

11:53 a.m.: Someone broke the windows of a rental home on the 4300 block of Tropaz Lane.

12:20 p.m.: Nearby residents have been throwing dog feces at the Heartland Church, 1391 W. 11th St., and into the nearby alleyway, according to a caller.

1:03 p.m.: Police arrested a 28-year-old man after he admitted to taking more than $600 worth of merchandise from the Crate & Barrel warehouse at 1605 N. Chrisman Road. The man was an employee of the business at the time of the alleged theft. He was cited and released.

1:56 p.m.: A woman said someone threw a rock through her window on the 1100 block of Vallerand Road.

2:22 p.m.: A store clerk said two men stole baby formula from Rite Aid, 1970 W. Grant Line Road. They were seen getting into a sedan and driving away.

2:52 p.m.: There was a boy hiding in the bathroom at Speedee Oil, 711 W. Grant Line Road, because he was being chased by a group of pre-teens, a woman at the shop said. She said he told her one of them had a gun. The group disbursed and was seen going behind a nearby supermarket. Police found the incident began as an argument over money owed and that none of the children had a weapon.

3:42 p.m.: Police arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of trespassing and on drug-related charges on the 1300 block of Bessie Avenue.

5:41 p.m.: Police responded to a call regarding a boy at Abala Pharmacy at 550 E. Eaton Ave. The boy reportedly told someone at the business that he was being chased by someone who wanted to beat him up. Police arrived, and two boys in the area ran into a nearby apartment complex. Police found one of the boys and turned him over to his mother.

7:40 p.m.: A clerk at Burger King at 3220 N. Tracy Blvd. said a homeless man was in their bathroom for more than an hour. He was asked to move along by police after he eventually went outside.

7:22 p.m.: Five teens were seen spraying gang graffiti in Sousa Park South, 3160 Antonio Loop.

8:31 p.m.: Police were called to help get someone out of a locked bedroom on the 4300 block of Glenhaven Drive. The caller said a woman went into the bedroom and closed the door, even though the knob was broken. The caller said she had been in there with two children for a few hours.

10:06 p.m.: Police arrested a 36-year-old man after he was trespassing at a house on the 400 block of West Carlton Way.

• 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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