Police blotter
by Tracy Press
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A woman on the 200 block of West Carlton Way called police at 10:18 a.m. Monday and said that her husband had caught a man trying to pry open a window to an apartment. The man said that he worked for a local window company and then ran off, leaving a screwdriver between the window and its frame. Neighbors said they had seen him run to the rear of the complex and jump over a fence. Police found a man who matched his description but didn’t arrest him.

The Tracy Police Department responded to 188 calls for service Monday, including the following reports:

7:47 a.m.: A woman at Motel 6, 3810 N. Tracy Blvd., told police that a man at the motel had been checking into rooms for the past three months using fraudulent credit cards. The hotel clerk called back at 10:33 a.m. when the man showed up at the front desk, and police arrested him on warrants and suspicion of misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession.

8:07 a.m.: A person at Tracy Express Wash, 2480 N. Tracy Blvd., told police that someone had stolen a security camera from the business.

8:27 a.m.: A person on the 2900 block of Dronero Court told police that a teenage boy had a large bag of marijuana in his backpack.

10:15 a.m.: A person at Kindercare, 265 W. Grant Line Road, told police that someone had stolen a heavy bench from the day care center over the weekend. The caller said that the last time this happened, the bench turned up at the skate park in El Pescadero Park.

10:22 a.m.: A person at the Sprint store in West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road, reported that someone had stolen $250 from a cash register.

12:04 p.m.: A man at Long John Silver’s restaurant, 3379 N. Tracy Blvd., reported that another man charged at him and hit him with a stick. Police arrived and arrested the caller, a 45-year-old man, on suspicion of misdemeanor battery.

2:05 p.m.: Someone reported a car crash at Tracy Boulevard and Sixth Street. Nobody was injured, but a Jeep Cherokee had to be towed away.

3:47 p.m.: Someone on the 1800 block of Foxwood Drive told police that a little brown dog had been charging at people and chasing children. Police gave the dog owner a citation.

4:44 p.m.: A person on the 2600 block of Mockingbird Lane told police that a neighbor, who was mad about the caller’s barking dog, said that during an argument that “It would be horrible if one of the dogs went missing.”

4:48 p.m.: Someone reported that a person in a Ford pickup had just smashed the window of a Chevrolet Tahoe at Holly Drive and Kavanagh Avenue.

4:52 p.m.: A woman said that someone had broken into her parents’ SUV while she was picking up her children at the Boys

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Girls Clubs at North Elementary School, 2875 Holly Drive.

5:06 p.m.: A woman on the 700 block of Foxwood Drive told police that someone had stolen a $9,000 wedding ring from her house. She said that she questioned her daughter’s teenage friends, but no one admitted to taking it. She said it could also have been misplaced.

5:11 p.m.: A man told police that someone had stolen a bag containing his laptop, passport and other identification while he put gas in his car at Chevron, 2615 W. Grant Line Road.

5:56 p.m.: A person at Long’s Drugs, 3320 N. Tracy Blvd., told police that a man in front of the store appeared to be selling drugs to a man on a bicycle.

7:58 p.m.: Someone reported a possible fight on the 2800 block of Holly Drive. Police arrived, looked for a victim, and talked to several people who said there had not been fight.

9:07 p.m.: A person on the 2800 block of Meredith Court told police that someone had ripped out some of the caller’s landscaping and suspected that the vandal was a neighbor who had also threatened to tear out a front fence.

10:22 p.m.: A person on the 1900 block of Foxtail Court said that she had returned home to find her house ransacked and the backdoor open. She said that some friends had stayed at the house last week and might have been responsible.

9:20 a.m.: A woman on the 100 block of Ramona Way told police that a man who did some yard work for her had also stolen some jewelry.

7:13 p.m.: A person on the 1300 block of Johnson Court asked police for extra patrols on the street because some loud neighbors were possibly dealing drugs.

Rodney Ernest Rhodes, 40, of Tracy, was arrested at 8:59 a.m. on the 1300 block of Johnson Court on suspicion of drug possession. He was booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

Anna Kreeft, 20, of Tracy, was arrested at 5:14 p.m. at West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road, on suspicion of burglary. She was booked into county jail.

Dana Duckworth, 42, of Tracy, was arrested at 9:47 p.m. at Tracy Boulevard and Kavanagh Avenue on suspicion of drug possession. She was booked into county jail.

A 26-year-old Tracy man was arrested at 10:15 a.m. in northern Tracy on suspicion of domestic violence. He was booked into county jail.

A 31-year-old Tracy man was arrested at 1:32 p.m. in southern Tracy on suspicion of domestic violence. He was booked into county jail.

Sergio Muniz, 23, a transient, was arrested at 9:06 a.m. on Grant Line Road just west of Holly Drive on suspicion of attempted auto theft. He was booked into county jail.

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