Police Log for Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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A man on the 200 block of Ridgeview Drive called at 7:40 p.m. to report a man threatened to go to his house and beat him up.

So the man told police he was going to wait with a knife in his hand outside his home for the guy to show up. Police told him to go inside and wait for police instead.

Tracy police responded to 468 calls for service between Sunday and Friday. The following is a sampling of those reports:

Sunday:

12:04 a.m.: Police arrested a woman on suspicion of public drunkenness after a woman got into a fight with her sister-in-law on the 900 block of A Street.

6:48 a.m.: A caller said a work vehicle was burglarized on the 1400 block of Jones Lane.

7:10 a.m.: Police arrested two men after a caller from Heritage Place, 355 W. Grant Line Road, said they parked a blue truck in front of doors and blocked them. But they men were apparently drunk and wouldn’t respond to anyone when they were asked to move it. Both were booked into the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

8:15 a.m.: A woman on the 1500 block of Cherry Lane said her boyfriend threatened to burn her house down.

11:35 a.m.: Police arrested a woman on suspicion of drunken driving at Corral Hollow and Byron roads when her Toyota Prius sat in the intersection and she refused to get out of her car.

1:17 p.m.: Blood was on the ground from a fight that involved five guys who hopped in a car after it was over at the Chevron station at 20th Street and Holly Drive, a caller said.

2:54 p.m.: Windows were shot out of a home that a caller had just moved out of on the 700 block of Alden Glen Drive.

Saturday:

2:05 a.m.: A woman on the 2200 block of Holly Drive said her sister-in-law beat her up when she went to her sister-in-law’s house to pick up her kids, the woman said. The woman later received a text from her sister-in-law that read, “If you want more, you know where I am.”

8:53 a.m.: A caller on the 1500 block of Grace Court said a burglar stole a computer and left a gas stove turned on. The caller might have left a sliding glass door open, police were told.

9:06 a.m.: A woman on the 2000 block of Lincoln Boulevard said someone tried to break into her home again and asked police to see if they could lift any fingerprints.

9:27 a.m.: A man said his 2001 Chevy Metro was stolen from the 1100 block of Almond Blossom Drive. He said it had a Harley Davidson sticker on top of the windshield.

10:20 a.m.: A man reported that he though his friend died in a hot tub on the 1500 block of Parkside Court. He gave her mouth-to-mouth, and the dispatcher could hear a dog barking in the background. An officer was later sent to pick up the dog.

10:25 a.m.: Someone opened credit cards in a caller’s name on Mary Court.

10:27 a.m.: Graffiti was spray painted on a garage door on the 500 block of East Sixth Street.

10:29 a.m.: A caller reported graffiti on a fence facing railroad tracks on the 600 block of East First Street.

10:30 a.m.: Graffiti was spray painted on a fence facing an alley on the 500 block of West Seventh Street.

10:49 a.m.: A woman on the 1200 block of Tom Fowler Drive said someone busted out four windows of her school bus sometime during the night.

11:46 a.m.: An investigator with the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office said the father of a baseball player threatened the previous day to shoot the investigator’s friend during a game at Tracy High School, 315 E. 11th St.

3:56 p.m.: A woman on the 900 block of Henderson Way who was babysitting her brothers and sisters reported a prowler after she a 60-year-old man with a baseball cap and jean jacket standing outside her back window. A neighbor told the woman the guy came by a few days ago and looked into the backyard by climbing on a ladder.

5:23 p.m.: A search party looking for the missing 8-year-old Sandra Cantu found a stray dog and brought it back to the fire department administration building, 835 N. Central Ave.

7:15 p.m.: Six kids were seen damaging signs near the basketball court at Williams Middle School, 1600 Tennis Lane.

Friday:

2:54 a.m.: A man tried “to elude” a cop near Lowell Avenue and Tracy Boulevard.

3:29 a.m.: A man said his son just hit him on the 600 block of Palm Circle.

8:41 a.m.: A caller told police that a girl who sounded younger than 10 left a voicemail message saying “come look for me. I’m OK.” The caller from the 1900 block of Woodcrest Court said the caller ID tracked the call from Modesto. Police said the message was longer and not what the caller originally reported.

9:49 a.m.: Three high school kids were hanging out and smoking cigarettes on a caller’s lawn on the 200 block of East 12th Street. The caller said they need to “be moved along to school.”

10:28 a.m.: A woman wearing a dark sweater and black sweat pants was seen “falling over and stumbling” while allegedly stealing socks, candles and blankets by stuffing them in her pockets at Tuesday Morning, 1005 Pescadero Ave.

12:20 p.m.: A registered sex offender stopped by to re-register at the Tracy Police Department, 1000 Civic Center Plaza.

1:19 p.m.: A caller reported a “speed contest” between an early model red-and-black Mustang convertible and a newer white Mustang westbound near Scarlett Place and Gomes Drive.

1:29 p.m.: A caller said their son, a “habitual runaway,” bolted sometime that morning from his home on the 400 block of West 10th Street. The first time he ran away, the family said, he was gone for about a week.

2:34 p.m.: Police arrested, cited and released someone on drug charges at West High School’s Institute for Global Commerce and Government, 1904 N. Corral Hollow Road.

3:25 p.m.: Two students got into a fight with six kids watching at Discovery School, 51 E. Beverly Place. A kid got hurt, but didn’t want anything done about it.

3:31 p.m.: A caller complained that a TV news van parked at a Tracer bus stop near the Tracy Police Department, 1000 Civic Center Plaza. The caller asked police to “move them along.”

4:01 p.m.: A caller’s daughter said her son just got out of jail started fighting with his girlfriend on the 1700 block of Deborah Street.

4:02 p.m.: Police pulled over a 12-year-old kid driving a white Chevy SUV on Claremont Lane. Manteca police arranged to have the car towed.

4:24 p.m.: Police arrested a 39-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man on drug charges near 11th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

4:25 p.m.: A caller reported a hit and run at West High School, 1775 W. Lowell Ave.

4:54 p.m.: A caller said some kids were shooting paintballs at cars driving past Williams Middle School, 1600 Tennis Lane. The caller said he was “targeted,” too.

5:29 p.m.: Police arrested a 48-year-old woman on charges of grand theft, theft and possession of stolen property. Cops took her from the 2300 block of Holly Drive and booked at the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

5:44 p.m.: A caller said a boy lit tan bark on fire at Harvest Park, 55 Fireside Lane.

5:52 p.m.: A caller reported that someone broke a window in her home on the 800 block of Manor Court.

6:08 p.m.: Someone reported a group of kids boxing with gloves near Corral Hollow Road and Peony Drive.

6:18 p.m.: A man said his 12-year-old son keeps trying to take his money and car on the 2400 block of Colby Court.

6:25 p.m.: Police arrested a 40-year-old man on charges of parole violations and took him to jail from the 300 block of East 20th Street.

6:50 p.m.: A caller suspects someone had tried to break into his home on the 1300 block of Gentry Lane. He reported some bicycles missing and that someone pried screens off his windows.

7:30 p.m.: A man said he just got a call from a man with a strong accent who said, “Put your mom on the phone or we’ll come over and do it.” The man from the 2000 block of Lotus Way said they had called him several times now and that he’ll grab his handgun. Police said he then put his handgun in a lockbox and headed out to an airport hangar.

7:53 p.m.: A caller reported that about 20 to 30 teenagers were in a fight outside the carnival by the West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road.

8:24 p.m.: A caller said her neighbor’s ex-boyfriend just threatened to assault the woman with a gun on the 300 block of Glenbriar Circle. The caller heard a little boy’s voice scream “Daddy!” just before she heard a loud bang.

8:33 p.m.: A caller said some people were using a baseball bat to hurl rocks at her house on the 100 block of Majorca Lane.

8:39 p.m.: Police arrested and cited a 42-year-old woman outside Save Mart, 875 S. Tracy Blvd.

9:50 p.m.: A caller’s 20-year-old brother allegedly grabbed his parents’ jewelry and ran out the door on the 900 block of Plantation Court. The parents said they didn’t want to press charges; they just wanted police to get their jewelry back.

10:25 p.m.: A woman said her brother-in-law’s green Ford Expedition was just vandalized outside West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road.

10:29 p.m.: Police arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of being drunk in public and trespassing on the 300 block of West Court.

10:55 p.m.: Police arrested an 18-year-old man near 10th and East streets.

11:19 p.m.: A woman breathlessly told police that some boys had just come up to her home on the 300 block of Violet Place, banged on the windows and then ran away.

11:43 p.m.: Police arrested someone on suspicion of drunken driving after they saw the driver’s black Suzuki swerving “all over the road” near Corral Hollow and Schulte roads.

•This column includes a sampling 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. To report information anonymously about a crime: Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.

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fortheunderdog
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April 09, 2009
"9:50 p.m.: A caller’s 20-year-old brother allegedly grabbed his parents’ jewelry and ran out the door on the 900 block of Plantation Court. The parents said they didn’t want to press charges; they just wanted police to get their jewelry back."

Drug addiction makes you do strange things.

fortheunderdog
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April 09, 2009
"4:02 p.m.: Police pulled over a 12-year-old kid driving a white Chevy SUV on Claremont Lane. Manteca police arranged to have the car towed."

"6:18 p.m.: A man said his 12-year-old son keeps trying to take his money and car on the 2400 block of Colby Court."

Could there be any relation to the two reports?

fortheunderdog
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April 09, 2009
"4:01 p.m.: A caller’s daughter said her son just got out of jail started fighting with his girlfriend on the 1700 block of Deborah Street."

Kind of looks like this guy prefers jail to living on the outside.

fortheunderdog
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April 09, 2009
"10:28 a.m.: A woman wearing a dark sweater and black sweat pants was seen “falling over and stumbling” while allegedly stealing socks, candles and blankets by stuffing them in her pockets at Tuesday Morning, 1005 Pescadero Ave."

She should learn to balance her stolen items a little better. Socks and candles on the left side and blankets on the right.

fortheunderdog
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April 09, 2009
"10:20 a.m.: A man reported that he though his friend died in a hot tub on the 1500 block of Parkside Court. He gave her mouth-to-mouth, and the dispatcher could hear a dog barking in the background. An officer was later sent to pick up the dog."

What's wrong with this picture?

fortheunderdog
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April 09, 2009
"11:19 p.m.: A woman breathlessly told police that some boys had just come up to her home on the 300 block of Violet Place, banged on the windows and then ran away."

Yeah, and the guy who got up and looked out the window was breathless too!

fortheunderdog
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April 09, 2009
"anonymous wrote on Wednesday, Apr 08 at 02:34 AM »

12:20 p.m.: A registered sex offender stopped by to re-register at the Tracy Police Department, 1000 Civic Center Plaza

Why would this be in the police blog..it would be a crime if he didn't register...what a waste of time on reporting this one"

Yeah, but aren't you glad he did register?

anonymous
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April 08, 2009
12:20 p.m.: A registered sex offender stopped by to re-register at the Tracy Police Department, 1000 Civic Center Plaza

Why would this be in the police blog..it would be a crime if he didn't register...what a waste of time on reporting this one
briandub
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April 07, 2009
"6:18 p.m.: A man said his 12-year-old son keeps trying to take his money and car on the 2400 block of Colby Court."

An officer was immediately dispatched out to the residence in question. The father was then placed in the squad car and was driven to the Tracy Adult Learning Center, where he was enrolled in the newly offered "parenting 101" class.
briandub
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April 07, 2009
"10:20 a.m.: A man reported that he though his friend died in a hot tub on the 1500 block of Parkside Court. He gave her mouth-to-mouth, and the dispatcher could hear a dog barking in the background. An officer was later sent to pick up the dog."

It was later learned that the dispatcher received a poor grade on the above emergency call. When asked for feedback as to the low score on the recorded call, the dispatcher was informed that while she did a great job keeping the caller calm and she was efficient in sending out help. They added that next time she should send out the authorities to bring back the dying woman and not the barking dog. From all indication, the dispatcher accepted the coaching and is looking forward to applying her new key learnings.



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