Police Log: Stolen car reclaimed
by TP staff
Feb 26, 2013 | 3386 views | 5 5 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Officers arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly stole a car from In-Shape Health Club, 101 N. Tracy Blvd. at 5:42 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.

The man allegedly stole a jacket from the locker room that had car keys in the pocket.

The victim’s wife reportedly spotted the vehicle as it was being driven on Tracy Boulevard in the area of Whispering Wind Drive. About two hours after the initial report, the vehicle was spotted by an officer on the corner of Corral Hollow and Lammers roads.

The victim arrived with the keys and secured the vehicle.

Tracy police received 715 calls for service from Thursday, Feb. 21, to Monday, Feb. 25. The following is a sample of those reports.

MONDAY

7:21 p.m.: Officers arrested a man in his 40s in the area of Sixth Street and Central Avenue for allegedly being intoxicated. He was allegedly screaming in the street at someone who wasn’t there.

11:54 p.m.: An unknown amount of “Norco” medications were reported stolen at Heritage Place, 355 W. Grant Line Road. Police were expected to file a report.

SUNDAY

1:05 a.m.: A 19-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct after a woman in a home on the 1800 block of Kern Street reported he was trying to break down the front door.

2 a.m.: A man in a trench coat who was reportedly whistling while riding a bicycle on Taft Avenue — between Ninth and 10th streets — was arrested for allegedly possessing an illegal weapon.

11:56 a.m.: Police cited and released a man on a warrant from San Bernardino County after they were alerted to a possible drug deal on the 1100 block of Palomino Court.

1:33 p.m.: A teenager was cited and released to his mother for allegedly altering a BB gun to make it look more like a real rifle. The boy also reportedly threatened another teenager at El Pescadero Skate Park, 229 W. Grant Line Road.

SATURDAY

12:45 a.m.: Police arrested a 39-year-old man while serving a warrant from Modesto at Motel 6, 3810 N. Tracy Blvd.

3:12 a.m.: A 26-year-old man who allegedly staggered into the Chevron at 755 S. Tracy Blvd. was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

12:03 p.m.: A 24-year-old man arrested at the 99 Cents Only Store, 1320 W. 11th St., was taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital for “medical clearance” when he complained of having kidney pain. He had outstanding warrants for possession of a controlled substance, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.

12:40 p.m.: Two teenagers allegedly stole two bottles of alcohol from the Save Mart at 2005 N. Tracy Blvd. They were found at an apartment complex near El Pescadero Skate Park, 229 W. Grant Line Road, and were arrested for theft and conspiracy.

FRIDAY

4:27 a.m.: Police arrested a 33-year-old man following a traffic stop at Beechnut Avenue and Tracy Boulevard. The charges were redacted from the police log.

10: 27 a.m.: Bomb threats were reportedly made on Versailles Salon, 1010 N. Central Ave., by a man who in the past has made physical threats against a woman who works there. He allegedly threatened to blow up the business, and was arrested for making threats and booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

3:37 p.m.: A teenager was seen carrying an object that looked like a weapon near Hawkins School, 475 Darlene Lane. Officers made contact with the boy, who was carrying an object with a red tip, though the object’s description was redacted from the police log. Officers advised the teen to use a carrying case for the object.

THURSDAY

9:22 a.m.: A text message detailing the purchase of a firearm was found on the cellphone of a student at Millennium High School, 51 E. Beverly Place. A staff member at the school found the message when the student’s phone was confiscated. It’s unknown why the phone was taken. The police log indicates that two cellphones were taken as evidence, but it’s unclear who is the owner of the second phone.

7:06 p.m.: A resident on the 500 block of Hintz Avenue reported a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt was walking around the neighborhood with a gun. He allegedly told the resident that he was hunting a rabbit that was seen around the neighborhood. The man fired a shot from what the complainant thought was a BB gun, and then ran down the street.

11:07 p.m.: Police arrested 49-year-old woman on outstanding warrants for petty theft and burglary. The woman was allegedly looking through a vehicle with a flashlight when officers arrived.

• 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. All those arrested are assumed innocent until proven guilty, and charges may have been dropped or added as of publication. To report information anonymously about a crime: Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.
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code20
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February 26, 2013
9:22 a.m.: Okay, I get that reading the text message may have saved what could have been a very bad situation at the school. However, I do not get who or what gives the staff member the right to read the kids text messages. The kid has rights and reading his/her personal text message screams violation of their civil rights and expectation of privacy. It does not matter why the phone was taken; reading the text message without permission of at least a parent scares me that the staff of Millennium High believes they are above the law… Wow!
fortheunderdog
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February 26, 2013
Years ago, In-Shape on S. Tracy Bl, was constantly in the Police Blotter for vehicle burglaries yet people still choose to patronize this establishment and park their vehicles in the parking lot. The circumstances of this incident are different than in the past but it remains that this business has nothing but bad luck with members property. Time to purchase your own exercise equipment and stay home.
tracyresdnt
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February 26, 2013
it seems that if you're going to be the victim of car theft, or car burglary, odds are that it is going to happen in the 'in-shape' parking lot.
Sneaky
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February 26, 2013
Very true. It seems the clientele are not the brightest bulbs in the pack. They seem to be the type that pay to have someone else to their yard work, wash their cars, etc., buy every work saving device in the book (remotes, automatic openers, etc) then wondering why they are fat they run off to the gym to throw away more money.

I always want to tell these folks to mow their own yard, wash their own cars, etc, then they will save money on those things plus wont have to go to the gym every week, thus saving more money.

doors17
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February 26, 2013
7:06 p.m.: A resident on the 500 block of Hintz Avenue reported a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt was walking around the neighborhood with a gun. He allegedly told the resident that he was hunting a rabbit that was seen around the neighborhood.

What’s up Doc?

Shhh, be vewy vewy quiet, I'm hunting wabbits

Th-th-th-that's all folks!



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