Police Log: Home invasion call a hoax
by TP staff
Dec 27, 2012 | 4975 views | 3 3 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tracy Police Department officers assisted the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office on a call for a home invasion Friday, Dec. 21, on the 2400 block of South Chrisman Road. The report came in as a text message at 5:47 p.m. over the Internet about seven men who had broken into a trailer. The text said the caller was a 13-year-old hiding under a bed inside the two-story trailer.

Police searched the area and spoke to a man inside a nearby trailer and found the call had been a hoax.

Tracy police received 915 calls for service from Friday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Dec. 26. The following is a sample of those calls.


12:56 a.m.: A woman at Chesapeake Bay Apartments, 2941 W. Lowell Ave., told police that her estranged husband was drunk had returned to the apartment. Police arrived and found that the man allegedly had a knife and methamphetamine packaged for sale. Police reportedly needed a full body wrap to contain the man, who allegedly kicked an officer and kicked the patrol car window as he was taken into custody. The 39-year-old man was booked into San Joaquin County Jail for suspicion of possession a controlled substance for sale, resisting police, battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct and possession of a switchblade.

8:57 a.m.: A man on the 4100 block of Reids Way told police that someone had shot into his car during the night. The man found a .45 caliber shell casing and later found a bullet. Police collected the evidence and took a report.

10:40 a.m.: Someone reportedly stole some power cords, aluminum grills and seating materials from the stadium construction site at Tracy High, 315 E. 11th St. The man who called police said that he went to a local recycling center and recovered some of the property and also got information about the person who brought the items in for recycling.

11:29 a.m.: A man was reportedly seen with his pants down and fondling himself in the parking lot of Staples, 2471 Naglee Road. The caller told police to look for a man in a white truck.

6:09 p.m.: A man on the 2200 block of Gary Lane reported a carload of people breaking into a car inside of his garage. The car drove off before police arrived, but a neighbor provided police with a description of the people and the car.


5:07 a.m.: A man told police he saw a man climbing through a window at the Quality Inn, 3511 N. Tracy Blvd., while he pumped gasoline at the local gas station. He said he tried to contact the hotel clerk, but no one answered. Police checked and found a guest had locked himself out of his room.

8:51 a.m.: A man told police someone stole six 5-foot wooden cutouts of Toy Story characters from his front yard on the 1100 block of Windsong Drive.

2:47 p.m.: Police arrested a 35-year-old man for alleged burglary at Metro PCS, 933 S. Tracy Blvd. The arrest occurred after a clerk reported he caught someone inside his store room and started chasing him. The man was arrested near Taco Bell.

11:51 p.m.: Two callers told police they heard several gunshots near Glenbriar Circle and Pebblebrook Drive.


11:16 a.m.: Tracy police arrested a 22-year-old man on warrants after an officer checked out a suspicious car with three people in it on the 1400 block of Cottonwood Drive. Police found that the man had previously been arrested four times on suspicion of driving on a suspended license.

Noon: Police were called to Target, 2800 Naglee Road, for a report of a man dressed as Santa asking people for money. The man reportedly was disruptive when employees informed him of the store’s no solicitation policy and asked him to leave.

2:08 p.m.: A woman on the 300 block of Mount Diablo Avenue told police that four men had tried to break into her house Sunday, Dec. 23. The woman was upset because her daughter had called 911 but reached the California Highway Patrol, which reportedly told her to call 411.

3:39 p.m.: Police on a security check at Motel 6, 3810 N. Tracy Blvd., chased down a man who ran from the hotel. Police learned that the 38-year-old man was wanted on previous charges of resisting police and violating conditions of his prior release from custody.

5:43 p.m.: A man told police that he was looking for a relative’s home on the 100 block of Charles Street when a man showed him a badge and a gun and ordered him to leave the area. Police found the man with the badge, but he denied having a gun. He reportedly told police that the other man looked like he was getting ready to smoke some marijuana.

10:06 p.m.: A person on the 2200 block of Isabel Virginia Drive reported that a burglar had broken into a house and took a safe containing cash and jewelry.


3:04 p.m.: Police arrested a woman on the 1500 block of Griffith Place after officers responded to a report of a fight among family members at a home. Further details were not available.

3:12 a.m.: A woman on the 200 block of West Highland Avenue told police that a man was outside her home, first hitting her window and then pounding on the side of the house, air conditioner and car. Police arrived and held the man at gunpoint until they realized that he was drunk and knew the family. Police took a report but made no arrests.

10:12 a.m.: A woman on the 2100 block of La Mesa Drive told police that young man was trying to shoot her with a BB gun. She was not injured, and police took a report.

12:55 p.m.: A woman on the 200 block of West Clover Road told police that a boy in boxer shorts was in her foster daughter’s bedroom after he had been told to not return to the house. The boy ran from the scene.

1:44 p.m.: Police arrested a man at Best Buy, 2550 Naglee Road, after he was reportedly caught trying to steal a computer tablet.

4:40 p.m.: Medics were called for a woman with a possible head injury following a traffic accident at the intersection of Bessie and Lowell avenue.


1:43 a.m.: A clerk at Sunset Liquors, 2355 Parker Ave., told police he was robbed by a woman. He told police she was with two other women and escaped in a waiting car. He said the woman driving the car tried to run him over in the parking lot. No details were given about what was allegedly taken.

4:15 p.m.: A man told police someone broke into his car on the 400 block of East Third Street. He said several items were missing, including his garage door opener. He said he could hear his garage open and close a couple of times during the night.

4:25 p.m.: Police were checking on a man reportedly posing as a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. worker going door-to-door on the 700 block of A Street. One resident said that when she checked on the phone, PG&E told her the company didn’t have employees in the area. She said the man was gone when she went back to her door. Police were unable to find him.

5:09 p.m.: Police arrested a 28-year-old man for alleged drug possession following a pedestrian stop near 10th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

5:58 p.m.: A store clerk at Best Buy, 2550 Naglee Road, told police he had video of two men taking money out of a register and leaving the store. The men reportedly took between $200 and $250.

7:30 p.m.: A woman told police a man and woman stole her purse while her son was holding it inside Taqueria Carolina, 1842 W. 11th St. She said the couple got into a car and left the area.

11:11 p.m.: Police arrested a 21-year-old man for being drunk in public near the intersection of 11th Street and Roosevelt Way. The arrest occurred after a caller reported a man and woman arguing loudly near a business park. He was booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.


6:06 a.m.: A woman told police a man broke her car window and stole her purse outside SaveMart, 1950 W. 11th St. She said she saw five men sitting in a car nearby when she went into the store. She said witnesses told her a man took her purse and fled in the car.

9:27 a.m.: Police arrested a 32-year-old man for an outstanding warrant following a pedestrian stop near Larch Road and Tracy Boulevard. The man reportedly took police on a brief foot chase after he ran north into a field. The warrant was for driving with a suspended license.

10 a.m.: A resident told police someone shot out the front window of a house with BB gun pellets on the 2300 block of Ogden Sannazor Drive.

5:22 p.m.: Police were called to the 3400 block of Eagle Rock Loop for a suspicious package. A woman told police she found a box wrapped like a present with wires sticking out in her garage. Police checked and found it was nothing dangerous, but no details were disclosed regarding the contents of the box.

• 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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December 27, 2012
"The text said the caller was a 13-year-old hiding under a bed inside the two-story trailer."

I would hope they recognized it as a hoax the moment they heard "two-story trailer." Cant say I have ever seen one of those.

"6:06 a.m.: A woman told police a man broke her car window and stole her purse outside SaveMart, 1950 W. 11th St. She said she saw five men sitting in a car nearby when she went into the store. She said witnesses told her a man took her purse and fled in the car."

I dont mean to be a dick but this woman almost deserves to have her purse stolen. 1) who in the heck leaves a purse unattended in their car? I wont even leave my coffee cup, much less my wallet, when I get out of my car. 2) who in the heck leaves a purse unattended in their car after seeing 5 men sitting in a car nearby? One might as well just walk over and give them the purse.
December 27, 2012
Yes since somebody wrote "two-story" the police should have immediately recognized it as a hoax and not sent anybody to investigate this report of a robbery with a kid hiding under the bed. Then when it turned out to be real and nobody responded, then the police could tell the person who wrote it to learn to type better in the future.

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