Police Log: Man makes false gun report
by TP staff
May 07, 2012 | 3211 views | 4 4 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man reported that two men with handguns tucked in the waistbands of their pants were inside Mi Pueblo at 3225 N. Tracy Blvd. on Saturday, May 5, at 7:50 p.m.

The caller said he advised security that the men were near the bakery and then left the business. Police saw two men matching the suspected gunmen’s descriptions and stopped their car as it left the parking lot.

Neither man was found to have a gun. One of the men was reportedly wearing a black support brace. Police contacted the original caller and he admitted he never saw a gun, but he said both men were looking for trouble and that one kept his hand around his waist.

Tracy police received 473 calls for service Friday, May 4, through Sunday, May 6. The following is a sample of those calls.



Sunday

12:25 a.m.: A store clerk reported someone stealing two large bags of dog food, valued at $84.94, from Safeway, 1801 W. 11th St.

12:52 p.m.: A resident said his car was egged while driving through the Sycamore Parkway and Monument Drive area.

3:54 a.m.: Police arrested someone after a caller reported an 80-year-old man was battered on the100 block of East Sixth Street. No details were provided on the person arrested.

7 a.m.: Police arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of domestic violence assault in central Tracy.

9:18 a.m.: A woman said someone cut the tires on her car on the 2500 block of Choisser Court. Another resident in the area reported the same thing happened to his car at 10:25 a.m.

10:05 a.m.: A resident told police his neighbor was draining his pool into the sewer on the 300 block of West 23rd Street.

11:06 a.m.: Police found a 5-year-old girl alone in Veterans Park, 238 Glenhaven Drive. Her father showed up and explained that she was in the park with her brothers and they left her there. Police counseled the father, and the girl was brought home to play in the front yard.

11:22 a.m.: A child was bit by a dog on the 3600 block of James W. Smith Loop. The girl said she was riding her scooter when the dog came out of a side yard and bit her on the leg. The dog has been placed on 10-day quarantine.

11:38 a.m.: A 1992 Acura Integra was reported stolen on the 1900 block of McPeak Court.

1:22 p.m.: A caller reported seeing a driver waving a handgun around inside a car at the West Valley Mall at 3200 Naglee Road. Police contacted the vehicle owner and he told them he bought his son an Airsoft pistol.

1:52 p.m.: A rock was thrown through his front window on the 100 block of Tennis Lane.

2:53 p.m.: A business clerk called to report two men in their early 20s stole two bike tires from Tracy Cyclery, 130 W. 11th St. The tires were valued between $70 and $80, and the men were seen leaving south on A Street in a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Police were unable to find the men.

4:42 p.m.: A caller reported someone broke a park bench and placed it on top of a park table at Vernon Hansen Park, 405 Jill Drive.

5:23 p.m.: A caller said his friend was having a reaction to drugs and alcohol and was running nude on the 1500 block of Roger Drive. He said she went back into her house and then ran into the street again. Police took her to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital.

5:58 p.m.: A caller told police a man threatened to beat him up, because he took his gas pump at the am/pm at 3425 N. Tracy Blvd. He said the man refused to leave and banged on his car window.

9:21 p.m.: A man told police he caught a robber inside his house on the 2200 block of Ogden Sannazor Drive. He said he was coming down his stairs and the man was heading out carrying some of his belongings. He said the man appeared to have dropped everything he took. Police are investigating.

9:41 p.m.: Police arrested a 34-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman following a traffic stop near Tennis Lane and Hickory Avenue. Both were reportedly wanted on outstanding warrants. Both were also arrested on additional charges.



Saturday

12:44 a.m.: Police arrested a 41-year-old woman for suspicion of driving under the influence following a traffic stop near Central and Mount Oso avenues. Police waited with her two passengers so they could arrange for rides.

9:32 a.m.: Police issued a citation to a driver after receiving reports that two toddlers were standing up inside a pickup while it was in motion.

12:17 p.m.: A store clerk at Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road, reported someone who stole jewelry may have left their cell phone behind. Police are investigating.

1:50 p.m.: Police issued a trespassing warning to a man, after a resident on the 1300 block of Madison Avenue saw a man wondering in a backyard.

1:20 p.m.: A business owner called to report someone broke into his hair salon business again on the 2300 block of East Street. He told police someone damaged his clippers and razors. He said it’s happened three times in the past few months, and each time there is damage to his equipment.

2:17 p.m.: Police searched for a stabbing victim on the 2400 block of South MacArthur Drive after a caller reported a man was stabbed in the arm. The highway patrol reported the victim was seen going into a nearby trailer park. The man was reportedly never found.

2:52 p.m.: A caller reported that someone stole his Vespa scooter on the 800 block of Colonial Lane. He said he knew who took it. Police contacted the man who took it, and he admitted to taking the scooter and putting it in his backyard. He said the owner owned him money. The scooter’s owner said he didn’t want to seek prosecution if the scooter was returned.

10:02 p.m.: A caller reported hearing gunshots from different types of guns near Byron and Lammers roads. He told police he was sure it was not fireworks, because he grew up in Oakland and he knew the sound of gunshots. Police checked and found it was fireworks.

10:41 p.m.: A driver called to report juveniles throwing eggs at vehicles near Tracy Boulevard and Valpico Road. They were gone before police arrived.

10:49 p.m.: Police arrested a 39-year-old woman for an outstanding warrant on the 4200 block of Lindsey Lane.

10:57 p.m.: Police issued a warning for a loud party on the 100 block of Pereira Avenue. A caller reported loud music and flashing lights.

11:33 p.m.: A caller said someone threw a paint can at this window on the 1600 block of Stags Leap Lane. He said the window didn’t break, but it was damaged.



Friday

5:15 a.m.: Truck window was busted out and the door was found open at Waterstone Apartment, 1951 Middlefield Drive. Police believe the truck was burglarized.

9:17 a.m.: Police are investigating claims from a parent that their daughter was approached by a man during her walk home from Monte Vista Elementary School the day before. The man claimed he was a “Man of God” and asked the girl if she wants an amusement park built in Tracy. The girl told her father that she answered the man’s questions, because she wasn’t scared of him.

12:55 p.m.: Two drivers had a verbal dispute following a vehicle accident near am/pm, 3425 N. Tracy Blvd. A male driver allegedly told the second driver that he didn’t care about hitting her car and then began to bang on the hood of that driver’s car in anger. The man left the area before police arrived.

1:40 p.m.: Police were forced to shut off the water at a residence on the 1600 block of Jasmine Court. The water was flooding the backyard of a neighbor’s residence.

6:17 p.m.: Loud music was reported on the 300 block of Baldwin Lane. Police issued a warning.

• 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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LAM75
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May 08, 2012


12:44 a.m.: Police arrested a 41-year-old woman for suspicion of driving under the influence following a traffic stop near Central and Mount Oso avenues. Police waited with her two passengers so they could arrange for rides.

- OH MY! Who in their right mind would get in a car with an intoxicated driver?! They must have been nintoxicated too or without a license?
PuppyDogg
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May 07, 2012
"A man reported that two men with handguns tucked in the waistbands of their pants were inside Mi Pueblo."

"Neither man was found to have a gun." "Police contacted the original caller and he admitted he never saw a gun, but he said both men were looking for trouble and that one kept his hand around his waist."

Sounds to me like someone needs a 148(a)(1) ticket.

Tinfoil
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May 07, 2012
You can get busted for wondering? I do a LOT of back yard wondering. And front yard wondering,too. Sometimes I wonder at the supermarket. I think it's because of all the fun I had during the late 1960s. They warned me back then this would happen some day.

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1:50 p.m.: Police issued a trespassing warning to a man, after a resident on the 1300 block of Madison Avenue saw a man wondering in a backyard.

PublicCitizen
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May 08, 2012
Not all who "wonder" are lost.


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