Police Log: Photo-sharing account hacked
by TP staff
Mar 26, 2013 | 7316 views | 6 6 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The mother of a 12-year-old girl notified police Monday, March 26, that a group of girls had hacked her daughter’s Instagram account and were posting sexually explicit content.

The alleged hacking was reported by the mother at 2:58 p.m.

She believed the action was retaliation against her daughter because one of the alleged hackers was recently suspended from Jefferson School, where other bullying was reported.

Instagram — an Internet photo-sharing application that allows users to apply different filters to pictures — wouldn’t delete the account until the mother filed a police report and provided a case number.

Tracy police received 796 calls for service Thursday, March 21, to Monday, March 25. The following is a sample of those reports.


3:59 a.m.: A 23-year-old woman was arrested at Denny’s, 3718 N. Tracy Blvd., for allegedly being in possession of a stolen vehicle. The woman’s ex-boyfriend had reported his vehicle stolen three days earlier in Stockton. The vehicle was not damaged, the log states.

10:04 p.m.: Police arrested a 22-year-old man and a 15-year-old minor for allegedly stealing a 30-pack of Coors Light beer from Save Mart, 2005 N. Tracy Blvd.


11:58 a.m.: Officers cited and released a 46-year-old man at Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road, for petty theft.

4:56 p.m.: A resident on the 1500 block of Whispering Wind Drive reported their computer being locked. The user reportedly received a message from the FBI that demanded that $300 and their Social Security number, or else the computer would be shut down. The resident was advised by police that the message was a computer virus.

5:30 p.m.: Police arrested a 38-year-old woman on the 1100 block of Dahlia Court. She had three outstanding warrants from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.

7:07 p.m.: Officers arrested a 26-year-old woman who allegedly ripped out her IV and walked out of the emergency room at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. She was located in the area of Bessie Avenue and 11th Street, and was charged with battery and resisting arrest.


12:03 a.m.: Officers arrested a 32-year-old man during a traffic stop in the area of Grant Line Road and Tracy Boulevard. The man was wanted on an unknown warrant.

12:08 a.m.: A 24-year-old man was arrested on the 1400 block of Chester Drive when officers responded to a trespassing call. The man allegedly refused to leave the residence, and when officers arrived it was discovered that he was wanted on a warrant for public intoxication. He was arrested on that charge and for resisting arrest.

12:55 a.m.: Unknown quantities of beer were reportedly stolen from Chevron at 1960 W. 11th St. The alleged thief was driving a silver Toyota SUV. Officers closed the call at 1:04 a.m.

1:10 a.m.: Two men dressed in all black outfits were reportedly pacing inside of Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road, and outside in the parking lot. The complainant — who was grocery shopping at the time — reportedly felt unsafe with the men walking around. They were gone when officers arrived about nine minutes after the call.

11:21 a.m.: Police cited a 30-year-old man for shoplifting at Target, 2800 Naglee Road.

2:45 p.m.: A 49-year-old man was arrested for trespassing at Nations, 3574 N. Tracy Blvd. The man was allegedly bothering customers and refused requests by employees to leave.

4:09 p.m.: Gang graffiti was reported on the book deposit drop at the Tracy Public Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

4:43 p.m.: Officers arrested a minor in the area of Lincoln Boulevard and Lowell Avenue for violation of probation. The female — whose name and age were redacted — allegedly ran away from home, which violated her probation conditions.

5:06 p.m.: A 33-year-old man was arrested in the area of Holly Drive and Grant Line Road on an outstanding warrant for possession of concentrated cannabis. The log indicates that officers served the warrant for a Tracy police case.

7:49 p.m.: Police responded to the Portuguese Hall, 430 W. Ninth St., where a woman allegedly threw beer in the face of a man, who then allegedly threw a cigarette in her face. No arrests were made, and police cleared the scene after about 20 minutes.

8:58 p.m.: A 24-year-old man was arrested on drug-related charges during a traffic stop in the area of Third and C streets.


2:03 p.m.: Officers arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly driving under the influence. The man reportedly crashed a black Lexus ES300 into a tree on the 400 block of Davenport Lane. He received medical care for neck pains. The log notes that one passenger was in the vehicle, though it’s unclear if that person was charged in relation to the crash.

3:11 p.m.: Three minors were questioned during a pedestrian stop outside of West High School, 1775 W. Lowell Ave. One teen was cited for a drug-related offense and released to their parents.

4:03 p.m.: Police arrested a 20-year-old woman on drug-related charges at Wendy’s, 725 W. Clover Road. A customer’s 4-year-old daughter allegedly entered the bathroom and saw the woman in the possession of a needle and a white powder.

9:01 p.m.: A customer at Buffalo Wild Wings, 2790 Naglee Road, reported that his vehicle was stolen from the business. He called back about 30 minutes later and stated that someone played a prank on him and that his vehicle was not stolen.


10:09 a.m.: Police arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of shoplifting at Home Depot, 2461 Naglee Road.

3:02 p.m.: Three males who reportedly beat up a boy between the train locomotive and tennis courts at Dr. Powers Park, 900 W. Lowell Ave., were gone when police arrived. Staff from nearby Monte Vista Middle School also went to the scene.

7:26 p.m.: A clerk at Target, 2800 Naglee Road, said two women passed her four $50 bills and two $100 bills that appeared to be counterfeit.

11:54 p.m.: A 21-year-old man was arrested after a caller said he repeatedly rung a doorbell and banged on the door at a house on the 1400 block of Mansfield Street.

• 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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March 27, 2013
4:09 p.m.: Gang graffiti was reported on the book deposit drop at the Tracy Public Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave.

Probably the closest thing these morons will ever get to a book.

March 26, 2013
I bet the police got a good laugh from the resident on the 1500 block of Whispering Wind Drive... poor thing shouldn't be allowed to operate a computer.
March 26, 2013
Instagram and a 12 year old. Why do parents allow there kids to have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts? These lead to nothing but problems and if you educated yourself, you would understand that these sites are stealing information from you, tracking you, and a whole lot more that could lead to problems when they get older and look for a job. Remember one thing, any pictures or verbaige that your kids or adults for that matter post on those sites, become the property of those sites and they can do whatever they want to do with those pictures! Ever wonder why those sites are free?

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